Multi-crore Marhama land scam echoes in LA again

SRINAGAR: The ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members Saturday for the third consecutive day entered into heated arguments over alledged multi-crore Marhama land scam. NC members demanded the resignation of Deputy Speaker Sartaj Madni while PDP legislators urged upon Speaker Mubarak Gul get the matter thoroughly probed so that guilty […]

Man accused of acid attack free after 10 years

Pulwama: A local court in Pulwama here on Saturday acquitted a man accused of acid attack on a girl ten years ago. According to GNS, Ali Muhammad Bhat Ali, resident of Jandwal was accused of throwing acid on a girl in the same vicinity in year 2004. The police had registered a case against the […]

Shopian, Kulgam incidents: Geelani appeals for restraint

Srinagar: Expressing deep concern and anguish over the ‘unpleasant’ incident in Shopian and Kulgam districts, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Sayed Ali Geelani appealed for patience and tolerance to all those related to any sect and school of thought. According to a statement, he said that at such a time when the fanatic and communal people […]

Villagers accuse HCC of destroying agriculture land

URI: The residents of Kalgia Uri in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district are up in arms against Hindustan Construction Company and National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) for destroying their agriculture land comprising of 580 kanals. The villagers of Kalgia told CNS that during the construction of Uri (II) they had given agriculture land comprising 580 kanals […]

1486 vehicles stolen: 278 remain untraced

Srinagar: In Kashmir Valley, 1486 vehicles have either been stolen or gone missing from different places since 2009 to June 2014 out of which police has recovered only 429 vehicles from thieves or car lifters. Out of the recovered 429 vehicles, 402 vehicles of all types have been handed over by police to their real […]

Policy for regularization of Daily Rated Workers in offing: Rather

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather today informed the Houser that Government was contemplating to devise a clear cut policy for the regularization and engagement of Daily Wagers/CP Workers and Contractual in the State. Replying to a point raised by Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, Abdul Haq Khan, M.Y. Tarigami, Abdul Rehman Veeri and G.M. Saroori, […]

29 buffaloes cross LoC

Rajouri: At least 33 cattle including 29 buffaloes have crossed the LOC into Pakistani side in Nowshehra sector of Rajouri district. The cattle crossed the Line of Control  in Kalsiyan sub-sector.  “The cattle which belong to Ram Saroop, AshokKumar, Charan Das, Ved Prakash and others were grazing near LoC when they crossed over to other […]

Pak Protesters March Into PM House,Crisis Deepen

ISLAMABAD:  The protests in Pakistan demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif — headed by popular cleric Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition leader Imran Khan– intensified on Saturday night, as tens of thousands of protesters marched towards the PM House in the heavily guarded area of the federal capital. As a sea of protesters marched […]

Int’l Day of Disappeared Persons: Families remember missing kin

SRINAGAR: On the eve of  the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances , Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) staged a peaceful sit-in at city’s Pratap Park on Saturday.  Scores of family members of disappeared persons participated in the peaceful protest that was also attended by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman […]

Omar Supports LA Resolution On Indo-Pak Talks

SRINAGAR: Under attack for the resolution passed by the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said legislators voice the sentiment of the people who elect them.  “We don’t talk here of our own (will). We talk for the people who we represent here,” Omar said in […]