LoC Trade, Travel Expansion in CMP: Akhtar

Srinagar:  Reacting to union home ministry’s statement wherein it denied expanding cross LoC trade and travel, PDP Friday said expanding cross LoC trade is a part of the Common Minimum Program with the BJP. PDP senior leader and Education Minister Naeem Akhtar said focus area of the PDP is to lift the siege over  the […]

It will die a silent death: Traders

Srinagar: Responding to the reports of Government of India (GoI) denying expanding the cross-LoC travel and trade, the traders Friday said the Confidence Building Measure (CBM) would die a silent death in near future. “The cross LoC trade is already on the ventilator. Once its space is squeezed further, it will soon die a silent […]

Man Parcels Ladies Suits, Gets Bundle of Papers

Srinagar: A man from Kashmir who parceled ladies suits from Pune Maharashtra for his daughter received a bundle of entertainment magazines, giving him a rude shock. Azad Ahmed Khan, a resident of Wazir Bagh Srinagar while displaying the bundle of coverless magazines said that on April 14, he dispatched a parcel containing ladies suits worth […]

Renew Romance with Valley, Mufti to Bollywood

Mumbai:  Extending warm invitation to the doyens and bigwigs of the Mumbai film industry to the captivating charms of the State’s scenic beauty and hospitality, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today urged the country’s premier film fraternity to roll out their cameras again and renew their romance with the ‘Paradise on Earth’. He said J&K’s […]

Porter hurt in LoC blast

Srinagar: An army porter was injured in a land mine blast along Line of Control in Poonch district. Official sources said that the porter identified as Bashir Ahmad, 45, was working near the border fence in Sabri Gali post in Mendhar area of the district when he inadvertently stepped over the land mine leading to […]

Man forced to take poison

Poonch: A man was killed after he was allegedly abducted and forced to consume poisonous substance in Mendhar Tehsil of Poonch district. Sources said that 54 year old Muhammad Rafiq of Dargolon village was ‘abducted’ by some unknown people from his house and taken to nearby bushes where he was tied with a tree. “The […]

PRCs procedure unchanged: Govt

Srinagar: Government on Friday categorically declared it has no proposal to issue state subject document at school level and that normal procedure for the issuance of Permanent Resident Certificates would be followed. Revenue Minister Javaid Mustafa Mir said the issuance of the PRCs will remain in vogue as per the Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA) […]

Govt Will Go Ahead With KP Township Plan: BJP

‘Pandits will go there, live there, take back what rightfully belongs to them’ JAMMU: Raging controversy over township for displaced Kashmiri Pandit community took a new turn Friday with Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh saying that the coalition government will go ahead with the plan.  “Definitely we will go ahead with it (resettlement proposal). They […]

Valley Ulema Team to Meet Pandits

Srinagar:  Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said a team of influential religious clerics will travel to Jammu next week to meet Kashmiri Pandits in an effort to bring them back to their native places in the Valley. Clerics from ‘Mutaheda-Majlis-e-Ulema’, a religious conglomerate headed by Mirwaiz, will leave for Jammu on Monday. “A team of ulema […]

Reduce Amarnath Yatra to 30 Days: Geelani

Now Pak flag, Azadi cry at  Tral rally SRINAGAR:   Tral town reverberated with pro-Pakistan, pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, today, during a big gathering, which was addressed by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Geelani visited the town to express solidarity with the family of a youth, Khalid Muzaffar Wani, who was recently […]