TTP-Pak Army War Escalates, Negotiator Says Talks Still Possible

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistani military jets continued their bombing blitzkrieg against militant hideouts in South and North Waziristan Tuesday a member of the Taliban negotiating committee Tuesday said war between the two sides has begun. Professor Ibrahim Khan, however said that talks were still favourable despite the war that had erupted from the government and Taliban’s […]

Polls unique opportunity this time: Mufti

JAMMU: Seeking a clear mandate for his party, former Chief Minister and Patron Peoples Democratic Party Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Tuesday asserted that Lok Sabha and Assembly polls this year would be a unique opportunity for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, who in past were constantly under the burden of single party dominance. Addressing a […]

Vanishing Before Our Eyes

Venice of the Orient was the name that European travellers had given to the city of Srinagar. Gothic brick houses, with lush green roofs, dancing tulips adorning the banks of river Jhelum and Nallahmar would give this city a fairytale look, more fascinating and thrilling than found in the Arabian Nights. The small cart roads […]

Time to Show some firepower

On Feb 21, 2014, the Pakistan Army infantry troops, including SSG commandos, have entered the most difficult mountainous region in the tribal areas in search of terrorist hideouts. The Army sources said the bombardment of the fighter aircraft in North Waziristan tribal region would likely result in more militants being eliminated. The military also expects […]

Keeping ‘Snakes’ in the Backyard!

When a woman in her 40s disrupted the Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s rally at Budgam duriWhen a woman in her 40s disrupted the Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s rally at Budgam during June last year by repeatedly shouting that none other than Mast Gul was her leader, it brought back memories of a bygone era. The […]

7 Killed in Lolab Encounter

SRINAGAR: Army Monday claimed that seven top foreign militants were shot dead in an encounter in the forests of Lolab in frontier Kupwara district.  Army personnel from 28 RR were on routine patrolling when they spotted a group of militants in Dardpora forest, an army official here said. The Army cordoned off a part of […]

Identify ‘Black Sheep’: Ghani, Shah to UJC Chief

SRINAGAR: A day after United Jihad Council (UJC) chairman, Syed Salahuddin, asked ‘sincere’ Hurriyat leadership of Kashmir to get united and show door to the black sheep within their ranks, two senior leaders of the parallel factions Monday asked the militant commander to come clean on the issue. Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat said: “It is […]

Shooting Stones on Highway Cause 12 Hr Jam

SRINAGAR: The landslides and the shooting stones on Srinagar-Jammu highway Sunday evening caused a nasty traffic jam stranding motorists and commuters for at least 12 hours. Traffic was restored only a day after late in the evening on Monday, police sources said. Hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on the highway overnight after the landslides and […]

2014 LS POLLS: Baig PDP Candidate for Baramulla

JAMMU: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today decided to field senior leader Muzaffer Hussein Baig as it candidate for upcoming Lok Sabha electionst from Baramulla consituency. The announcement to this effect was made by party president Mehbooba Mufti after consultations with the members of the political affairs committee, party legislators from the constituency and other senior […]

Fresh Transfers, Postings in Civil, Police Admn

Khurshid Posted as FC I&C, Kifayat DIG-CID JAMMU: The Cabinet which met here under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, approved the following transfers and postings in the Civil administration:- Khurshid Ahmad Ganaie, IAS(JK:82), awaiting orders of posting  in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Financial Commissioner and Secretary to the Government, […]

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