Chowdhary is new KEA Chairman

Srinagar:   Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Monday elected KHARA President Showkat Chowdhary as its new Chairman unanimously for the next term for the year 2014-2016. Nine out of 12 affiliated members and nine founding members elected Showkat Chowdhary unopposed in the elections that was held at KEA office at 252, Jawahar Nagar. Out of 18 […]

Sambora villagers protest signboard vandalism

Srinagar:  The alleged vandalism of cemetery signboard at the hands of security personnel sparked protest and spontaneous shutdown in Sambora Pampore area in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.  Sources told CNS that on August 14 some youth have allegedly unfurled Pakistani flags over the top of cemetery sign board. Security personnel according to locals appeared during […]

Aircel launches 4G in Kashmir, TN

NEW DELHI: Aircel on Monday launched 4G LTE services in two markets— Tamil Nadu and Jammu & Kashmir. The company that has a market share of 9.94 per cent as on July 2014, according to industry body COAI, is banking on Internet services.  With this launch, Aircel becomes the only private telecom operator in Tamil […]

Healthy funds for hill states reduced to 10% : Azad

Srinagar: In a landmark decision taken on 6th December 2013 in the meeting of Mission Steering Group (MSG), headed by the then Union Health & Family Welfare Minister, (Ghulam Nabi Azad), revised formula for allocation of resources to J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand was approved which led to an unprecedented enhancement in the resource envelope […]

JK Health Deptt. gets Rs. 460 Crore

Srinagar: In a significant development the Government of India has sanctioned 460 crore to the state health department and has also allotted 150 additional centrally funded sub Health Centers to the Kashmir valley. Confirming the development  Minister for Health and Medical Education Taj Mohi-u-din talking to local newsgathering agency said that the Government of India […]

Hurriyat better engage with Indian political groups: Radha Kumar

SRINAGAR:  Describing the ‘yearly’ meetings of some Hurriyat leaders of Kashmir and Commissioner of Pakistan as ‘unimportant’ and ‘wastage of time’, former interlocutor Professor Radha Kumar Monday said that such meetings do not move Indian political parties and yield no results. “It is a practice of Pakistan to keep some Hurriyat leaders in good humour. […]

Mirwaiz Hurriyat takes on Congress

Srinagar:  Strongly criticising the statement of Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari where he has raised a hue and cry over the proposed meeting of Kashmiri resistance leadership with the High Commissioner of Pakistan in New Delhi, the spokesman of APHC has said that by making such statements congress has once again proved that it was never […]

Choose dialogue or separatists, India dares Pak

SRINGAR: Amid opposition from Congress as well as extremist Hindu groups, India Monday sternly blocked the Pakistani bid to conduct a made-for-media meeting with Kashmiri separatists ahead of meeting between foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan.  In a stern and strong message to Pakistan, the government on Monday called off the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level […]

Fresh firing at LoC

SRINAGAR:  India Monday said that Pakistani Rangers again violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing targeting Border Out Posts (BOPs) and civilian areas in Arnia and RS Pura sub-sectors in Jammu district throughout Sunday night resulting in the injury of a civilian. Border Security Force official said that Pakistani Rangers resorted […]

Will solve K issue within humanity ambit: Delhi

SRINAGAR:  Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday said that Kashmir issue would be resolved “constitutionally and also humanly”. Talking to reporters soon after a meeting in Uttrakhand, Rajnath Singh while replying to question said that Kashmir is a sensitive issue which needs to be resolved within the ambit of humanity and Indian Constitution. When asked […]

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