‘Warriors with wisdom’

Number 23 has a significance for the revolutionaries of South Asia. Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayoom Khan, now about 90, was a 23-year-old revolutionary when he, as determined warrior, triggered off armed insurgency at Neelabutt (Azad Kashmir) on Aug.23, 1947 against the Dogra rule. The freedom zealots who rallied behind him knew that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali […]

BOPEE Scandal: Shielding the guilty?

In the ongoing investigations regarding the scandal involving sale of entrance exam papers by Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) chairman Mushtaq Ahmed Pir, some new developments have come to the fore. Enforcement Directorate has confiscated assets worth Rs 60 lakh belonging to Mushtaq Ahmad Pir, the former Chairman Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) […]

Road widening, not flyovers needed

Five inches snow, rulers, engineers, planners and the “DOGRA RAJ” needs to be given a deep thought.   Going through the different political scenarios in the state ever since the departure of Dogra’s as a lay person I uphold the Dogra Raj in greater esteem than the current political parties who have always worked for […]

Villagers Lock Govt School in Handwara

SRINAGAR: Residents of a village in Handwara in north Kashmir on Wednesday locked a government run primary school because it had no teachers. Dozens of villagers, including parents of children, who are studying at Government Primary school at Tantary-Gund Mawar village in Handwara, staged a protest demonstration against the lack of teaching faculty in the […]

J&K Elections 2014: Fact Sheet

SRINAGAR: The 16th Lok Sabha elections would be held in the six parliamentary constituencies of Jammu & Kashmir on 5 poll days, April 10, 17, 24, 30 and May 17, 2014.  Polling will be held at 9,633 polling stations spread across 7,346 polling station locations. Out of the state’s total of 69,33,118 electors as on […]

Nocturnal raids spark protest in Old City

SRINAGAR: Arrest spree sparked protest in Old city on Wednesday while police said that all the persons involved in stone pelting would be arrested in coming days. According to reports, scores of people staged a protest at Nowpora Khanyar area of Srinagar city demanding immediate release of the arrested youth. The protestors said that police […]

Vohra reviews arrangements for Yatra- 2014

JAMMU: The arrangements being made for Shri Amarnathji Yatra, which is scheduled to begin on 28th June, 2014 and conclude on 10th August, 2014 were reviewed here today by Governor N.N. Vohra, who is also the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board. Navin K. Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer, SASB; Preet Pal Singh, Additional CEO; R.K. […]

Miscreants pelt stones at Darul Uloom

Pattan: Hundreds of residents of Tappar area in Pattan town spent whole night on roads after miscreants pelted stones on  Darul-Uloom Nizamia where orphan kids receive education. Residents said that at around 11 on Wednesday night, unidentified persons attacked the Darul Uloom with stones and smashed its window panes. All the twenty students present inside […]

Office timings rescheduled in Valley

SRINAGAR: According to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, the working hours in all Government offices and Institutions in Kashmir Valley except in case of Educational Institutions located within Srinagar Municipal limits shall be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with effect from April 01, 2014. These timings shall remain operative upto October 31, 2014. All Head of […]

Woman to contest polls from Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Nirupama Kaul alias Rabia Baji, who runs a NGO in Kashmir, Thursday announced that she will contest the election from Srinagar slated in the months of April and May. Rabia, who was in the news after 65 Kashmir students were expelled from a university in Meerut, during a press conference at her Raj Bagh […]

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