Top Female Govt Official Held

SRINAGAR:  Police on Wednesday detained a top government official for cheque fraud. Official sources said that a local businessman, Sajad Ahmad Bhat from Rajbagh, Srinagar earlier this month had filed a complaint before police wherein he mentioned that he has lost a cheque of Rs 5 lakh in Shaheedgunj area. Police in the investigation later […]

‘Mission 44’ sinks talks

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif a day after his swearing-in in May The decision to call off foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan has more to do with the BJP’s domestic agenda and less to do with the Narendra Modi government’s foreign policy. At the BJP headquarters on Ashoka […]

Basit defends meeting Kashmir leaders

NEW DELHI: Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit Wednesday reiterated that Kashmiri people are the prime party to Kashmir dispute and his meeting with pro-freedom leaders of Kashmir was legitimate. He said that Pakistan has been meeting them  (separatist leaders) for the past several years and it has been a long-standing practice. He […]

Geelani Backs Nawaz Sharif

SRINAGAR: Terming the situation in Pakistan unfortunate, Huriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said that democracy must survive in Pakistan and destabilization of the region cannot be accepted. The amalgam has said that the leaders heading the agitation are not displaying the farsightedness and the weakening of Pakistan at present time is […]

Army ‘forces’ Scribes to Reveal Sources

SOPORE: Journalists operating in North Kashmir’s Baramulla and Sopore towns Wednesday alleged that Army is forcing them to reveal their sources and mode of function in their respective places.  They alleged that Army has been continuously calling them on their cell numbers directing them to provide all the details including the sources from whom they […]

Mainstream Joins Chorus: ‘Kashmiris Main Stake Holders’

SRINAGAR: As the government of India declared that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, the mainstream camp here ridiculed the union government’s assertion saying people of Kashmir are the main stake holders of the issue. Opposition PDP while reacting over the statement said that Kashmir issue touches the skin of every resident […]

NC- Congress wedge widens further

SRINAGAR:  The gulf between National Conference and its alliance partner Congress widened further Wednesday when the member parliament and senior NC leader Mohammad Shafi Uri accused Congress of creating hurdles in addressing the mounting unemployment problem in the state. Shafi said that Congress, right from the day of joining alliance, has been sabotaging the governance […]

NC silent over cabinet meet

SRINAGAR:  A major faceoff is again being witnessed between the two coalition partners over the issue of refugees or Sharnarthis from Pakistan in Jammu. According to the KNS, the ruling party is showing reluctance in convening the cabinet meet as the Congress stressed for the same in the past. Sources said that the NC leadership […]

‘Irregularities, embezzlements’ in DDK

SRINAGAR: As Doordarshan Kendra (DDK), Srinagar is in news for last many years for alleged irregularities, embezzlements and frauds the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry has ordered a probe and has constituted a high level committee to investigate the alleged wrongdoings. The union Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadakar has taken a strong note of the reports […]

Pak MPs escape as Qadri supporters attempt NA blockade

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of Pakistani protesters tried to blockade Parliament on Wednesday after an anti-government cleric told them not to allow anyone in or out, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inside at the time, but the lawmakers left by a back entrance. The protesters have taken to the streets of Islamabad for five days, led by […]

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