Farooq re-elected chief of scam-hit Cricket Association

Senior members from Jammu, Srinagar dropped from poll contest SRINAGAR: Despite his stated aversion to assuming any office in Cricket Association, Farooq Abdullah was Monday “re-elected” President of the state’s elite cricket body J&K Cricket Association. Abdullah had earlier claimed that he was not interested in extending his tenure as president of the body and […]

Absent for 5 years SKUAST Exen welcomed back, promoted

SRINAGAR: This is how a clever employee of SKUAST got himself reappointed and promoted even as he stayed away for five years to earn laurels in the U.S. where excelled to the position of being a green card holder. A delegation of anguished employees from SKUAST Shalimar Srinagar said that Executive Engineer Vikas Shair, who […]

Non-locals registered as entrepreneurs in DIC

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Sozni Embroidery workers Monday alleged that District Industries Centre (DIC) Kashmir is registering non-state subjects permanently under Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and is allowing them carry out their business activities in Valley. The workers said that due to the rampant registration of non-state subjects by DIC has put their business in risk […]

Lessons from Kashmir Elections!

Even though New Delhi has tried its best to project elections in Kashmir as a ‘substitute’ for the ‘right to self determination’, it has never really succeeded in its attempts for the simple reason that these two issues are as different as chalk and cheese. Thus, it comes as no big surprise that the international […]

SKIMS Surgical Oncology & Vested Interests

It is my moral responsibility to clarify the real facts which have been unfortunately published in mutilated way on front page of a local daily. I started Department of Surgical Oncology in July 2011 as lone faculty member with 4 beds and two theater sessions in a week. At that time I apprised Govt through […]

Zanskar tense after mobs assault Muslims

KARGIL: Police arrested at least three Buddhist zealots after a frenzy mob attacked a group of Muslims injuring a youth critically in the landlocked Zanskar division of Kargil district in Jammu and Kashmir. The relations between majority Buddhists and Muslims in Zansakar witnessed deep strain after 22 members of four families of Buddhists embraced Islam […]

NC leader says Cong men voted for PDP

SRINAGAR: Taking strong exception to the affirmation made by Taj Mohiuddin that half of the National Conference (NC) voters in Uri have voted for PDP candidate Muzaffar Hussain Beigh in just concluded Lok Sabha elections in Baramulla Constituency, senior NC leader Mohammad Shafi Uri on Friday blamed the Congress minister for failing to meet his […]

Won't tolerate terrorizing gangs: Omar

SRINAGAR: Taking strong note of thrashing of voters by unidentified youth in North Kashmir’s Sopore and Baramulla towns, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said that ‘action will be taken against anyone found trying to terrorize voters and the police have been instructed accordingly.’ In his latest three tweets on social networking site, Omar wrote that […]

Baramulla traders declare indefinite strike

SRINAGAR: Even as the police claims to have released nearly five hundred “fist-time offenders”, random arrests and night raids continue to evoke sharp public reaction with parts of Kashmir Friday remaining shut in protest. Business community in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district declared an indefinite shutdown against the alleged atrocities by policemen. Several parts of Kashmir […]

3 held for voter-bashing

SRINAGAR: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three persons involved in stalking of passengers and bashing them after checking voting marks on their fingers. Others involved in the offence have been identified and will soon be arrested, the police said. Deputy Inspector General North Kashmir Range, Ghulam Hasan Bhat said that police have identified […]

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