Omar advocates K solution, promises end to AFSPA

Srinagar:  Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Friday said that though he never fought 2008 Assembly Election on the issue of resolving K-issue, yet he categorically highlighted the importance of addressing this issue at all Central Forums, before the Prime Minister and in the Legislative Assembly. Omar Abdullah while addressing main I-D function at Bakshi Stadium here […]

CM’s I-Day promise : 12% cut in power duty

SRINAGAR:  In an attempt to woe the voters as polls are round the corner, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday announced 12 percent reduction in electricity duty. He also declared 5 percent reservation for the Pahari speaking people and an increase of reservation from 2 to 4 percent for the people falling in […]

What promises? wonders Congress

Srinagar : Wondering over  two announcements made by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Congress party Friday said that they don’t know when and how the State Government decided to give reservation to Pahari Speaking people. “I don’t anything about it. To reduce electricity duty and to provide reservation may be a collective decision that have been […]

India celebrates 68th Independence Day

New Delhi: Amid tight security, India celebrated its 68th Independence day on Friday. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the National Flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort. After unfurling the Tricolour, Narendra Modi addressed the nation extempore for about an hour. On arrival at Lahore Gate of Red Fort, the Defence Minister Arun […]

Will follow consensus not majority : PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said that his government wanted to move ahead on the basis of consensus and not majority in parliament and it had got “unprecedented success” in taking along opposition parties during the budget session. In his Independence Day address, Modi also gave credit to former prime ministers, states and […]

Curbs, shutdown mark India’s I-Day in Kashmir

Srinagar: Tough security restrictions and a Valley-wide shutdown on Friday marked India’s Independence Day, which in Kashmir remains largely an official celebration. Srinagar observed a complete shutdown on the occasion of India’s Independence Day while authorities clamped restrictions in Old City of Srinagar to contain protests. The authorities also suspended mobile phone services for several […]

Again, no Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar As India celebrated its Independence Day, the authorities barred people from offering Friday congregational prayers in central Jamia Masjid by placing the historical mosque under siege amid curfew-like curbs today. Dozens of police and paramilitary personal deployed in Nowhatta –where Jamia Masjid is located –restricted people from coming towards mosque and directed them to […]

Boys nearly lynch Policeman at Kulgam

SRINAGAR: A policeman was thrashed mercilessly while his uniform including cap was burnt down by the protesting youth after Aug 15 celebrations in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday. Eyewitnesses said that soon after the culmination of Aug 15 celebrations at Degree College Kulgam, scores of youth took to streets and resorted to heavy stone-pelting […]

Omar supports Kousar Nag yatra

Srinagar: Taking a virtual U-turn about the recent controversy over the newly floated idea of Pandit pilgrimage to Kousar Nag, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said that  he doesn’t understand how 150 people visiting a lake could in any way do more damage to the environment than “we ourselves do.”  Pandit groups and BJP had […]

SOG man deserts camp, Police fear he joined LeT ranks

Srinagar: Police sources have disclosed that an irregular policeman (locally known as Special Police Officer, SPO) in Sopore deserted his camp along with his service weapon and joined the ranks of dreaded militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba. Police said the deserter had militant links in past and was now a ‘rehabilitated’ person. The disclosure , sources say, […]