Land-grab at Baramula: Officials face political pressure

SRINAGAR: Under ‘pressure’ from the aide of State Agriculture Minister, Tehsildar Tangmarg did not take any action against the land grabbers while Deputy Commissioner Baramulla has sought explanation from him for not executing his orders to initiate action against the alleged land grabbers who reportedly are the party workers of the incumbent Minister Ghulam Hasan […]

Lone counterattacks Baig, says PDP spreading lies

SRINAGAR: Coming down heavily on Member Parliament Muzafar Hussain Beigh for accusing National Conference of stooping low by using senior ‘worst level of tricks against political rivals’  National Conference senior leader and Minister for Higher Education Muhammad Akbar Lone Friday said that politics of Peoples Democratic Party is based on lies and lies will never […]

Drabu floats 3-tier formula for Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party  leader  Haseeb Drabu has said that Jammu and Kashmir today needs more than ever before not just change of governance but political, economic and social transformation to usher into an era of durable peace and inclusive prosperity. Addressing a series of public gatherings during his mass contact programme in various remote […]

Mishandling of Hirpora Sanctuary affects endangered species

Srinagar: While the government continues to make mounting claims of having taken the steps to preserve the environment in Kashmir, it seems the world famous Hirpora Wildlife Sanctuary located in south Kashmir district of Shopian, has literally ‘gone to dogs’, with no signs of improved infrastructure on the ground.   A spot visit by the […]

Mishandling of Hirpora Sanctuary affects endangered species

Srinagar: While the government continues to make mounting claims of having taken the steps to preserve the environment in Kashmir, it seems the world famous Hirpora Wildlife Sanctuary located in south Kashmir district of Shopian, has literally ‘gone to dogs’, with no signs of improved infrastructure on the ground.   A spot visit by the […]

NC beset with mandate tussle

Srinagar: Scores of National Conference workers from Zadibal Constituency Fridayy staged a protest in Press Enclave Srinagar demanding mandate to Nazir-u-Din from Zadibal constituency. “The protest for the mandate is only to apprise the National Conference party high command about our sentiments. Nazir-u-Din has been working and strengthening the party and is a committed soldier […]

15 Pak prisoners set free as SC wants speedy trial

New Delh: Division Bench of the Supreme Court of India comprising Chief Justice R.M. Lodha  , Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton F. Nariman directed the Attorney-General, Mukul Rohtagi to seek instruction from the government for the creation of fast-track criminal courts to speed up the justice delivery system. Regretting the slow pace of trials, […]

Rifle snatching case: Guards plead not guilty

Srinagar: The security guards of a legal luminary Friday claimed that two unidentified gunmen after barging into their quarter located in the outskirts of Srinagar city snatched an AK-47 rifle from one of his colleagues. The police, according to sources, is not ruling out their collaboration in the rifle snatching even but it has not […]

Delhi intervenes, asks Omar to facilitate yatra

SRINAGAR: Following official restriction on Kashmir side of the suddenly planned Kousar Nag yatra, the row seems to have sparked a fresh ‘cold war’ between the J&K government and New Delhi.  The tensions became prominent when the Union government on Friday directly intervened to ‘facilitate’ the controversial pilgrimage, being organized by political activists after several […]

Pattan youth arrested for rape charge

SRINAGAR: Police Friday arrested a youth for allegedly raping a girl in North Kashmir’s Pattan town  while the hunt has been launched to nab the other accused who reportedly helped the main accused to kidnap the girl. A CNS, quoting Police sources, said that after public outcry police Friday arrested Showkat Reshi son of Akbar […]

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