RSS chief’s remarks spark protest in LA

SRINAGAR: The statement made by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Saturday sparked protest from Peoples Democratic Party legislators and subsequent condemnation from the Speaker Mubarak Gul in Legislative Assembly. Shortly after the commencement of proceedings in Legislative Assembly, opposition PDP members registered their protest against the remarks made by RSS chief that India is the county […]

‘Nobody Can Change Kashmir’s Muslim Identity’

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Saturday said the present coalition government has left Jammu and Kashmir in a much worse condition than in which it had taken over the state administration. Addressing media persons here, she said the National Conference- Congress coalition has not only brought about an overall rot but its […]

Soldier killed in Kupwara encounter

KUPWARA: A chopper was pressed into service to track the militants who gunned down an Army soldier during the wee hours Saturday in Kalaroos forests of frontier district Kupwara. Army sources said that during a routine combing operation, a patrolling party from 28 RR came in contact with two to four militants at Baran Top […]

Balraj Puri Passes Away

JAMMU: Veteran journalist and a prominent human rights activist, Balraj Puri,  passed away at Government Medical College hospital after a prolonged illness early on Saturday. Puri, 86 is survived widow, daughter Ellora Puri and son Luv Puri. His cremation will take place at Jogi Gate in Jammu on Sunday. Born on August 5, 1928, he […]

JK Bank share to be traded on stock exchanges @Re 1 after 5thSept

Srinagar: Face value (FV) of J&K Bank share will stand spilt after September 5, 2014 and will be traded at the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. and The Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. at Re 1 against existing FV of Rs 10 per share. Shareholders of the Bank holding shares in the Dematerialized form in […]

300% increase in tax collection

Srinagar: Despite 300 percent increase in the tax revenue of Jammu and Kashmir and despite the repeated assurances of the state government, it is yet to re-organize the excise and commercial taxes department. The question was submitted by the legislator Mohammad Ashraf wherein he had asked why the state government has not re-organized the excise […]

KCC&I Adopts New Constitution

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry today adopted a new constitution at its extra ordinary general meeting The meeting earlier deliberated on the various aspects and later passed the draft amendments of articles of association.  The long pending amendments to the constitution of the KCC&I was finally completed and placed before the EOGM.  […]

Horticulturalists can approach SRTC for transport facility

SRINAGAR: Minister for Transport and CA&PD, Ch. Mohammad Ramzan replying to a Calling Attention Notice moved by Dr. Bashir Ahmad Shah Veeri informed the house that private run transport facility to orchardists is being driven by the market forces on the basis of demand and supply. During the fruit season in the valley huge quantity […]

What next?

IT is doubtful if this question in the headline crossed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mind when he decided on Aug 18 to call off the talks between the Pakistani and Indian foreign secretaries. The Hurriyat leaders had received the invite on Aug 11. Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh’s call to Pakistan’s high commissioner to cancel […]

The ‘Love Jihad’ And Hitler

Hitler had used the similar tactic, as being used by the Right wing in India against Muslims and Christians, to generate hatred and polarize German opinion against the Jews- the so called internal enemy, by making propaganda that Jewish youngmen had been luring the German girls and polluting the quality and purity of the Aryan […]