Bhim’s Petition Demands Cancellation of Polls

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party Friday demanded Governor N N Vohra to cancel the recently-held Assembly elections in the state, claiming that the polls were held in violation of a Supreme Court judgment. “It would be in the best interest of the state that the Governor may please recommend the cancellation of the […]

Govt To Privatize Power Distribution System

Srinagar: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir government are contemplating privatization of power distribution in the state. Power Development Department had called all the registered unions of Power Development Department in Janipora Jammu to discuss the subject with them, however, the Union leaders decided to boycott the meeting as according to them the department failed to […]

High Usage, More Curtailment: CE

Srinagar:  The Power Development Department (PDD) Chief Engineer (CE) Bashir Ahmad Khan Friday asked people not to use heavy extra electronic gadgets during the peak hours as same would affect power supplies across Kashmir valley in winters. Talking to KNS, Khan said the heavy usage of the electronic gadgets in Kashmir especially the heating appliances […]

Corruption Cases Filed Against 17 Officials

Srinagar: States premier anti-graft body, Vigilance Organization has filed 18 corruption cases against big guns in the year 2014. All these cases according to Vigilance sources have yet not reached the logical conclusion for want of prosecution sanction and according to sources, those involved in corruption and other cases continue to remain unpunished. Out of […]

Middle East and the Crusades

The “crusades” has remained one of the important subjects of heated discourse throughout its history. According to the eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume’s thought the crusades were “the most signal and most durable monument of human folly that has yet appeared in any age or nation” as they “engrossed the attention of Europe […]

What went wrong with AirAsia flight?

JAKARTA( Indonesia):Teams searching for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501  recovered over 40 bodies from the Java Sea, as Indonesian officials confirmed that scattered debris found nearby came from the plane. A major search and rescue effort involving at least 30 ships and 15 aircraft from nine countries has been looking for the aircraft since it […]

India to legalize middlemen for defence deals

NEW DELHI: Indian government’s new policy legalizing middlemen in arms purchases – a source of massive controversies in the past – will be in place soon, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told the media. “The middle men have to be declared and their commission cannot be linked to the outcome of negotiations,” Mr Parrikar told NDTV […]

Lakhvi remanded in 14 days' judicial custody

ISLAMABAD: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was sent to 14 days’ judicial remand in an abduction case Thursday by a court here, Dawn online reported. The order came as Lakhvi’s two-day physical remand in the kidnapping case expired today. The physical remand was ordered when Lakhvi was awaiting release as the Islamabad High […]

17 DTC buses catch fire in Delhi

  NEW DELHI:At least 17 low floor air-conditioned buses of Delhi Transport Corporation caught fire at the Ambedkar Nagar depot in South Delhi here on Thursday. Nobody was reported injured in the fire which began in the wee hours of the morning. As per reports, 11 fire tenders were rushed to the spot immediately. An […]

IB officer to be spl secretary for internal security

NEW DELHI: The central government Thursday approved the appointment of Ashok Prasad, presently the special director of the Intelligence Bureau, as special secretary for internal security under the home ministry. His appointment would be effective from the date of his joining the post and up to the date of his superannuation – Jan 31, 2016 […]