DGP Rajendra takes charge on Monday

Srinagar: Kumar Rajendra, an IPS officer of 1984 batch will assume the charge of Director General of Police (DGP) Jammu and Kashmir on June 2 (Monday). K Rajena Kumar who had taken over as the officiating DGP after the retirement of Kuldeep Khoda had given charge to Ashok Prasad after his appointment on the coved […]

NC pitches Farooq as CM candidate

SRINAGAR:  In a clear rebuff to the youngest scion  Omar Abdullah,  the grand old ruling clan of Abdullahs is set to project its patriarch Farooq Abdullah as “CM candidate” in the forthcoming elections for the state’s local assembly. “We have to redeem the party. The disconnect with the people proved disastrous for us,” National Conference’s […]

Anniversary: Shopian shuts, seeks justice

SHOPIAN: Normal life across South Kashmir’s Shopian district  was disrupted on Friday due to a strike called by Hurriyat Conference G on the fifth anniversary of double rape and murder of two women of Bongam Shopian in 2009 allegedly at the hands of security forces. All shops, business establishments, and offices remained closed throughout the […]

CBI spun lies around our agony: Family

SHOPIAN: The family of Neelofar and Asiya Jan are nursing a double grief. One for having lost two young women so brutally to a still unexplained controversy. Other tragedy is their hurt that came through the alleged lies they say the investigating agencies kept spinning during the probe “It’s five years of agony and pain. […]

Me’raj congregation at Hazratbal

SRINAGAR: Tens of thousands of people offered  prayers at Hazratbal shrine, observing the ‘following Friday’ of the Me’raj festival. Muslims across the globe remember Me’raj as the night when Prophet Muhammad (SAW) ascended the heavens and had a great vision. On Friday Muslim devotees in Kashmir had the glimpse of a hair strand widely believed […]

PDP to Move RBI If ‘JKB Fraud’ Hushed Up

SRINAGAR: A media report about the financial indiscipline in the state’s premier financial institution J&K Bank has evoked sharp criticism from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, which has threatened to push for RBI audit if the government failed to clarify on the bad debts to the tune of Rs 2500 Crore, lent to non-state individuals […]

J&K Bank clarifies

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Bank has appreciated the concern that has been expressed by its stakeholders in response to the ‘baseless news report’ that has appeared in one of the news dailies today. According to a statement , a public relations officer of the JK Bank has said: “We feel it expedient to clarify the […]

What brought Priyanka to Kashmir?

SRINAGAR:  Priyanka Gandhi’s furtive visit to Kashmir’s most celebrated Hindu shrine at Ganderbal has set the rumor mills rolling. The word went viral that Priyanka’s grandmother Indira Gandhi, whose demeanor she sharply resembles, had actually instructed her during a dream that she should pay a visit to the Khirbhawani Shrine, in order to regain the […]

Mirwaiz to hold mass rally on June 20

SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday disclosed that his party Awami Action Committee will hold a grand public rally in Srinagar on June 20. “The rally,” Mirwaiz said in a statement, “Will be strong rejoinder to those who accuse our brothers of fatigue in the resistance.” The rally will kick-start yearlong “Golden Jubilee” celebrations of his […]

Geelani detained

Srinagar : Thanking the people of Shopian for observing complete shutdown in the district against the double murder and rape case of Asiya and Neelofar, Hurriyat Conference G, Syed Ali Geelani reiterated his appeal that this case should be investigated by some independent agency and culprits should be punished accordingly. Meanwhile, Geelani is continuously under […]