Official Figures Present Grim Picture Of LOC Trade

Srinagar: The cross LoC trade that was one among the major confidence-building measures between India and Pakistan has turned a “failure” with official figures revealing that both the neighboring countries have failed to make any progress in the trade. Trade across the LoC was begun in 2008 which raised high hopes among the traders community […]

Nayeema Mehjoor made SCW head

SRINAGAR: The state government today appointed former BBC broadcaster Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor as chairperson of the State Commission for Women (SCW). The order to this effect was issued by the state’s General Administration Department today. Mehjoor, who worked in London with BBC’s Urdu Service for many years before returning to Kashmir, will replace National Conference […]

National flag upside down

Rajouri: In a major embarrassment to Army, the national flag was held upside down at a function in presence of senior Army officers in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. “A felicitation ceremony was organised by Territorial Army Battalion for meritorious students from Rajouri district on 22 Jun 2015. On termination of the event during […]

Journalist Praful Bidwai dead

LONDON: Veteran journalist, author and anti-nuclear activist Praful Bidwai has died at the age of 64 during a visit to the Netherlands. Delhi-based Bidwai was attending a conference in Amsterdam yesterday when he choked on his food and died of suspected cardiac arrest, a family friend told ‘The Wire’ website. The Indian embassy in the […]

Army soldier killed in Bonyar

Srinagar: An army soldier was killed in an accidental gunfire while he was performing duty at Bonyar area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. Official sources said that the soldier identified as Sepoy Sukhinder Singh of 8 Rajput Regiment posted at Sharmili Post hit by a bullet when his service rifle went off accidentally […]

Post-Flood Reconstruction

Central Team Does Comprehensive Needs Assessment SRINAGAR: The Centre today said that post-September 2014 floods, there is a need to make greater efforts to restore as well as create new infrastructure in key sectors in J&K to provide much-needed impetus to the state economy. This was disclosed here today by the Union Expenditure Secretary, Mr […]

Where Has 96% Of Swachh Bharat Money Gone?

The state used just about 4% of the Rs 121.52 crore granted by Delhi for the Abhiyaan. SRINAGAR: Sanitation in Jammu & Kashmir is among the worst in India, with more than 54 per cent of approximately 1.2 million households without toilets and the 2014-15 target for household latrines falling short by 86 per cent, […]

Civil Society Demands End to ‘VIP Nuisance’

SRINAGAR: Concerned at the growing menace of ‘VIP culture’ in Kashmir, a leading civil society group on Wednesday sought information from the government about huge sums of money being spent on so called VIP’s while treasuries of this impoverished state were running empty for last several months with employees, and traders in left in lurch. […]

Former AG: ‘I Resigned After Pushed To Wall’

SRINAGAR: Senior lawyer Reyaz Ahmad Jan, who has resigned as Advocate General of Jammu and Kashmir barely three months after his appointment, today said he was “pushed to the wall” and that there was no “respect and regard” to the office he held.  “The respect and regard that should be given to the office of […]

Deputy CM: ‘AFSPA Revocation Can Wait’

SRINAGAR: Senior BJP leader and deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Nirmal Singh has said that The BJP-PDP government is not in hurry to revoke the contentious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu & Kashmir. In an interview, Singh said that the alliance between the BJP and PDP has been forged […]

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