Govt’s decision not based on merit: PDP

SRINAGAR: While the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party had demanded the inclusion of left out areas for new administrative units and appealed the Governor N N Vohra to intervene on the issue, the party was cold to the announcement of a new committee by chief minister to look into the issue.  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah made […]

Rather to present coalition’s last Budget today

JAMMU: Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather gave final touches to the Budget 2014-15 at Civil Secretariat, Jammu Wednesday which is to be presented in the State Legislature Thursday. It is the 6th Budget of the coalition government and 14th Budget to be presented by Rather in his career.  Speaking on the […]

Talk to Jihad council, Hurriyat: Er Rashid

Srinagar: Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) President and MLA Langate, Engineer Rashid today said that no solution to Kashmir issue was possible without active involvement of United Jihad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin. Replying to Governor N N Vohra’s address to state legislature Engineer Rashid said “I want to remind the Indian leadership that they conducted […]

Press Freedom Index: Kashmir, Chattisgarh hold India at 140

WASHINGTON:  India has been ranked 140th in the list of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index 2014, whereas China and Pakistan were placed at 175th and 158th position respectively. “India experienced an unprecedented wave of violence against journalists, with eight killed in 2013. They are targeted by both state and non-state actors,” Reporters […]

Admissions open at SP College

SRINAGAR: The Admissions to B.Sc. Part -1st batch 2014-15 at S. P. College, Srinagar started from today. Students falling within the catchment area of the college and desirous of admission can have the prospectus from the college office against a cash payment of Rs. Sixty. Students shall be admitted to B.Sc. (with Biotechnology as one […]

Gas scarcity, pricing: Case filed against India’s richest man, oil mantri

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government’s Anti-Corruption Bureau Wednesday filed cases against Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily for allegedly creating artificial scarcity of natural gas and for fixing prices, official sources said. A case has been registered against them and two others under the corruption prevention legislation, officials said. The […]

‘Molester’ Mantri gets interim bail

SRINAGAR: The High Court granted interim bail to former minister of state for health Shabir Khan Wednesday who had to quit his ministry after a female medico lodged a complaint of sexual assault against him. Hearing the anticipatory bail application of Khan, Justice Janak Raj Kotwal passed an interim order directing Khan to present himself […]

Medicos Threaten To Shut Hospitals From Today

SRINAGAR: Claiming that the government was shielding and protecting former health minister Shabir Khan, a joint association of doctors and paramedics Wednesday staged protest and demanded immediate arrest of the tainted Congress politician involved in molestation of a lady doctor. As a mark of protest, the doctors and paramedical members assembled outside different hospitals of […]

LOC Standoff Resolved: Truckers Return Home

SRINAGAR: Stranded trucker drivers from both sides of Kashmir crossed the Line of Control Wednesday after a 26-day-standoff, with Pakistan agreeing to let the truckers go home.  The breakthrough had been achieved a day earlier when Pakistan agreed to delink the release of the driver arrested on charges of drug smuggling from the rest of […]

Business resumes after three days

SRINAGAR: Life in Kashmir returned to normal on Wednesday after three days of curfew-like restrictions imposed by authorities and strike called by separatists to mark the death anniversaries of Muhammad Afzal Guru and JKLF founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat.  However, clashes erupted in Hajin town of District Bandipora between police and protestors who were demanding the […]