Restoration of sense of security key to KPs return: Omar

JAMMU – Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that Kashmiri Pandits are integral part of Kashmirayat and their return is essentially significant to the restoration of the composite culture of the valley. “The loss of sense of security forced them leave their homeland”, he said maintaining that their return to valley will not be by […]

Don’t waste time in discussing Delhi politics: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Saying that their policy and roadmap on Kashmir remains the same even if they remain outside power, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said for him it hardly matters which political party comes in power in Delhi. Addressing a seminar on human rights day at his residence in Hyderpora, Geelani said […]

Polices Foils Hurriyat (M) HR Day Sit-In

SRINAGAR: In keeping with its past practice police today placed entire APHC leadership, including its Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent them from participating in the proposed peaceful sit-in at Lal Chowk in connection with International Human Rights Day.  Apart from Mirwaiz, a number of Hurriyat leaders were either placed under house […]

Couple dies before marriage ceremony

Srinagar: A missing couple was found dead Tuesday in Aru Pahalgam reportedly due to the road accident. The couple had gone for outing after they recently got engaged.  Reports said that a recently engaged couple Sabhiya Jan daughter of Ali Mohammad Mir of Kadipora Anantnag and Irshad Ahmed Darzi son of Kaka Darzee resident of […]

20 per cent DA for Wakf employees

JAMMU – Minister for Haj and Auqaf Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, who is also the Chairman of J and K State Wakf Council, chaired 13th meeting of State Wakf Council. Legislators, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori, Mohammad Yasin Shah and B.A Magray were also present in the meeting. Addressing the meeting the minister asked the concerned for preparing […]

Ordinance on Right to Education Soon: Tara

Orders suspension of Dangerpora ZEOs, officials for SSA embezzlement JAMMU– Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand today said in order to provide free education to all children in the state a proposal for an ordinance would be put before the cabinet very soon. He said detailed discussions have been done since the draft was put in […]

Delhi Polls Wake-Up Call For JK: Tarigami

Kulgam: Terming the election results of four states as a wakeup call for all political parties of Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, leader AMM and legislator on Tuesday stressed on need to have a broader mass movement to get rid of rampant corruption, misgovernance and administrative inertia in the state. Addressing a public rally […]

Maulana Abbas Under House Arrest, Says RSD A Human Right

SRINAGAR: Senior pro-freedom leader and Ittehadul Muslimeen patron Maulana Muhammad Abbas Ansari was placed under house arrest to prevent him from leading his followers to march to Lal Chowk on World Human Rights Day Tuesday. Maulana Abbas was scheduled to lead a procession to city centre as per Hurriyat Conference programme but a large contingent […]

Army to settle all rent cases: Soz

SRINAGAR:  State Congress President Saif-u-Din Soz Tuesday said that Government of India will settle down all the cases of landowners of South Kashmir to whom Army owes rent charges for using their land and concreted structures from past more than two decades. In a statement, Soz said that during a meeting with  Defence Minister A.K.Antony […]

Youth Held for Tearing NC Bunting

SRINAGAR: An Awami Itihaad Party (AIP) activist was detained Tuesday by police for tearing the buntings of ruling National Conference near the historic Ganta Ghar here. The youth, whose name could not be ascertained, was allegedly beaten to pulp by the police when he tore the buntings of NC while AIP President, Er Rashid was […]