Kejriwal wanted to form govt with Congress: Bhushan

NEW DELHI: AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Friday alleged that following the party’s massive defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, AAP’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal wanted to form a government in Delhi with the support of Congress, despite opposition from many. Addressing the media here along with colleague Yogendra Yadav, Bhushan said Kejriwal acted in […]

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ author is next MEA spokesman

New Delhi: Vikas Swarup- a senior diplomat, better known as the celebrated author of bestselling novel “Q&A”, made into Oscar winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is set to replace Syed Akbaruddin as the official spokesperson of India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He is expected to take over on 18 April, a day after the return […]

Books This Weekend

A mother’s dilemma, a virtual world, Nepal  The nightmare of being the mother of a 27-year-old, looking at a relationship through the lens of virtual reality and a journey through Nepal are some of the hand-picked gems presented here. Take a look. 1.Book: Simi’s Mum’s Diary: The Daughter of All Battles; Author: Rupa Gulab; Publisher: […]

Migratory birds bid adieu to Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: After six months of winter sojourn in the Kashmir Valley, thousands of migratory birds are bidding adieu to return to their summer homes in far off lands. The increasing cackle, the preparatory flapping of wings and vigorous feeding are some of the signs for bird watchers to know that the spectacle of sound and […]

Bharat Ratna fitting recognition of Vajpayee’s illustrious career: Mufti

NEW DELHI – Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today described the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as one of the tallest visionary statesmen of the country. He said conferring Bharat Ratna on him is a fitting recognition of his illustrious Political career. The Chief Minister said this while attending a function here today where […]

Process for return of power projects on: Akhtar

‘Opposition vainly trying to cover-up its follies’ JAMMU: The State Government today made it clear that it has already begun the process for return of power projects from NHPC and the issue has been flagged in the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the PDP-BJP coalition. Accusing National Conference and Congress of trying to mislead the […]

House passes R&B Grants

Pursuing key tunnel, road projects with Centre: Bukhari JAMMU- Minister for R&B, GP&FC, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said that an effective communication network is essential not only for meeting the requirements of travel and transport but also for rapid socio-economic development of the state and the country, adding that  good connectivity and economic growth […]

Youth booked on stone-pelting charges stage protest

Demand speedy trial or general amnesty Anantnag: Scores of youth who have been booked for their alleged involvement in stone-pleting and arson incidents during 2010 summer agitation and poll process Friday staged a protest outside the court presmises in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district demanding either amnesty or speedy trial of their cases. The protesters termed […]

Class 9th student killed in accident

Srinagar: A 15-year-old boy died after a the vehicle he was driving colloided with a speedy truck at Lawaypora near HMT in the outskirts of Srinagar city on Friday morning. The victim was identified as Hatim Latif Zargar, a class 9 student of a private school. Police sources said the deceased along with his friend […]

Passing out parade held in Rangreth

Srinagar: The Passing Out Parade of 99th batch of the young boys from Kashmir, trained and transformed into soldiers was held at Bana Singh Parade Ground of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre, Rangreth on Friday. On this day the young soldiers will be completing 42 weeks of strenuous training. Parents and relatives […]