Geelani slams police chief’s remarks

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday slammed police chief for his statement wherein he had asserted to crush anti election campaign of pro-freedom camp. Commenting over his statement, Geelani in a statement declared “it as an act of state terrorism and     barbaric act on part of state administration.” “It has […]

FCO inspects poultry shops

Srinagar: A team of Food Safety Officers of Drugs and Food Control Organization (FCO) under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety Srinagar inspected various areas of Srinagar. During the course of inspection, two Poultry shops M/S Pattoo Poultry and M/S Bhat Poultry at Koker Bazar, Srinagar were found selling/slaughtering the poultry birds in total […]

Political renegades, Ikhwanis being used to subdue Kashmiris: Karra

Kulgam: Expressing dismay over the dangerous and dissentious discourse being reintroduced in the State politics for electoral gains, senior PDP leader and member Parliament, Tariq Hameed Karra today said some parties are not only patronizing political renegades but are trying to revive the Ikhwan culture to divide Kashmiris and have foothold in Kashmir. “Unfortunately, some […]

Commissioner Social Welfare bereaved

JAMMU: Officers and Staff of Various Boards under Administrative control of the Social Welfare Department expressed their grief and sorrow over the death of elder sister of  Mohammed Shafi Rather, Commissioner/ Secretary  Social Welfare Department, who died today.  A joint condolence meeting was held at Pragati Bhawan, Jammu, which was attended among others by the […]

70% Turnout in First Phase

SRINAGAR: With long queues and brisk polling through the day, 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday saw a voter turnout of 70 per cent in the first of the five-phase polls without any incident. Around 70% electorate cast their vote in today’s polling for the 1stphase of the Assembly Elections across 15 constituencies spread […]

Boycott Area Turns Out To Votes

BARSOO:  For the first time in last 20 years since the eruption of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, the Barsoo area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district witnessed brisk polling on Tuesday.  The area, according to locals always boycotted the poll process but this time the situation was different as people came out in large numbers […]

‘Unpredictable’ Voters Disappoint Hurriyat

BANDIPORE:  Thousands braved the winter chill and boycott calls from separatists and turned out to vote in the twin districts of Ganderbal and Bandipore on Tuesday.  Polling started at 8 a.m. amid tight security in 5 constituencies of Ganderbal and Bandipore districts. Barring stray clashes between workers of National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) […]

Big Turnout Reflects Desire for Change: PDP

KUPWARA: Expressing satisfaction over the peaceful culmination of the first phase of voting with encouraging turnout, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti has said the trends emerging from today’s polling show an overwhelming desire for change with PDP clearly emerging as the foremost choice for the voters across Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. “People are […]

At Markundal, Slain Youth’s Family Is Pained

BANDIPORE: As voting was going on at Markundal village of Bandipore, the family of a youth, who was killed allegedly by govt forces in 2012, said they ‘feel pained’ after witnessing people polling. Firdous Ahmad Ganaie, 17, was killed in the wee hours of June 30, when 13 Rashtriya Rifles personnel fired at him outside […]

3rd Phase: 31 candidates in fray

JAMMU: According to Returning officers of 31-Tral Assembly Constituency, 32–Pampore Assembly Constituency, 33-Pulwama Assembly Constituency and 34-Rajpora Assembly Constituency, on the last day of withdrawal of the nominations, in all 31candidates remained in fray in four constituencies of the Pulwama district for which the polling is scheduled to be held on December 9th, 2014 under […]

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