Bollywood acting as imperialistic tool: Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR: Accusing New Delhi of using film industry to justify, “her military occupation of Kashmir,” Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said that Bollywood never portrayed the pain of Kashmir. “Most of the films made on Kashmir are used by India as a tool to justify its military occupation of Kashmir,” a statement […]

Final year results next weel

SRINAGAR: The controller examinations of University of Kashmir Wednesday said that the results of final year 2013 will be declared in the first week of February. “We are working on it and I hope the results will be out in the first week of next month,” Prof Abdul Salaam Bhat told GNS, adding that the […]

Kamal contests BBC presenter

SRINAGAR: Taking strong exception to the statement attributed to him during the Hard Talk show on BBC, National Conference (NC) additional general secretary Shiekh Mustafa Kamal said that he has never stated that the people of Kashmir feel closer to Pakistan than India. “How could have I made the statement of this bizarre nature. I […]

Protesters torch a car

SRINAGAR: A car was torched by some protesters after it hit a pedestrian in central Kashmir district of Badgam, official sources said here today. They said a car hit a pedestrian Ghulam Mohamma Mala during a demonstration against power failure at Sebdan in Badgam district. Later the protesters set the car on fire, they said […]

‘India, Pak should do away with old thinking’

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid Wednesday said that Pakistan and India would have to do away with their old thinking and take new measures for the solution of problems and lasting peace in the region. In a meeting with a delegation of Pakistani media here, Salman Khurshid said that the Prime Minister, Nawaz […]

Coalition crisis averted

Tara Chand led CSC to submit report on Feb 1 JAMMU: The deadlock in the ruling National Conference-Congress  alliance has been resolved for now, after directions from Congress High Command to the state unit to cooperate with chief minister Omar Abdullah.  Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand chaired a crucial meet of Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC) […]

Omar’s threat a drama: PDP

‘Ganaie report deliberately kept secret’ SRINAGAR: Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday termed chief minister Omar Abdullah’s reported threat to resign over the issue of new administrative units as  ‘a hollow threat and a drama to impress people by the non-existent heroism’. “If he (Omar) had moral courage, he had much better reasons to resign earlier,” […]

Farooq nor averse to Modi becoming PM

NEW DELHI: With alliance of his party with the ruling Congress coming under strain, National Conference Chief and Union Minister for Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah today softened stand towards BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying people’s choice for Prime Ministership of the country should be accepted by all. Dr Abdullah, […]

Moderate to heavy snowfall for 5 days: MeT

SRINAGAR: Met office Wednesday issued an advisory regarding moderate to heavy snowfall for five days beginning Sunday. The weather system is likely to disrupt air and surface transport in the Valley during the time, a statement issued cautioned. “Moderate to heavy snow will occur at most places in Kashmir and Jammu divisions and at many […]

4 SITs probing Roshni violations

JAMMU: The state vigilance commission has formed four special investigation teams to investigate the alleged irregularities in the land transfers under Roshni Scheme.   Chief Vigilance Commissioner Kuldeep Khoda chaired a meeting of Commission today to reviewed the progress on verification of the alleged irregularities committed in transfer of land under the Roshini Scheme, here […]