‘Aam Admi’ Kejriwal Takes Oath As Delhi CM

NEW DELHI: Anti-corruption champion Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in Saturday as chief minister of India’s national capital region in what supporters hoped would mark a turning point in the nation’s graft-ridden politics. Huge cheers rang out as Kejriwal, who arrived for the ceremony on the city’s subway, took the oath office in front of tens […]

Remarriage of Kashmir’s ‘Half Widows’: Separatist Camp Divided

SRINAGAR: With a word of caution the Hurriyat Conference (G) Saturday stated that it will go through a  religious ruling  passed by a group of Muslim scholars on re-marriage of the ‘half widows’ and will come up with its observation on the subject.  “We will study the report keenly and only after that we can […]

Cop held for abducting female teacher

HAJIN: Hajin police has arrested a constable deployed in Armed Police 3rd Battalion for abducting a teacher from Preng Hajin in North Kashmir’s Sonawari tehsil. Police has also recovered the girl and registered a case against the culprits and his associates. CNS quoting police sources reported that Constable Muhammad Rafiq Dar son of Muhammad Shafi […]

Court martial in JK Obfuscation, Denial of Justice: APDP

SRINAGAR: Terming the ‘media hype’ to the Court Martial in Macchil fake encounter case of 2010 and the subsequent statements by politicians ‘a part of the media propaganda of the Indian army’s obfuscation campaign in Jammu and Kashmir’, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP)— Imroze group has said the Court Martial proceedings in […]

Will India-Pak Join Hands To Fight Drug Smuggling?

LAHORE: A combined patrolling should be done by India and Pakistan to stop drug smuggling across the border, stated the joint release of the five-day Pak-India security forces meeting, Express News reported on Saturday. “It will be ensured that the decisions taken at the meeting between the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan and […]

Deadline to Register Coaching Centres Ends

‘Director Education likely to issue registration certificates on Monday’ SRINAGAR: The much awaited registration of coaching centres of Kashmir was completed today after the expiry of the ten days deadline set by the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar. The Coaching Centres Association of Kashmir (CCA) had directed its members to submit the necessary paperwork within the stipulated […]

Neglected by Govt, traditional Kashmiri art dying fast

SRINAGAR: Despite tall claims of state government to promote and preserve the traditional arts of Kashmir, “pottery” art in Kashmir has lost its sheen and is dying fast. Pottery dates back to 5000 years but has now only few takers while among the younger generation it has become a stigma due to less professional application […]