Govt Made Us Irrelevant: Panchs

‘Politicians behind killing of Sarpanchs, Panchs’ SRINAGAR: A body of village heads on Thursday slammed state government for allegedly making Panchayats irrelevant and announced that it would hold district-wise protests against the policies of government. Addressing a press conference here, the president of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference Shafiq Mir along with body’s district heads […]

July was hottest month in history

MIAMI: July was the hottest month in history, setting a new and troubling record as the planet continues to warm due to the burning of fossil fuels, US government scientists said on Thursday. Not only was last month the record-breaker for heat across land and sea surfaces worldwide when compared to past months of July […]

Jammu factory blast kills 1

SRINAGAR: An explosion occurred at Narbada steel factory in Bari Brahmama, Jammu Thursday killing one worker and leaving five others wounded. According to police, the workers were processing the scrap when some explosive material went off in which one worker identified as Ranjit Yadav (45) died on the spot and five others sustained injuries. Police […]

Talks Stand: India, Pakistan Show Maturity

Amid high drama, separatist leaders arrested, released ; Pak cancels Commonwealth conference to highlight Kashmir problem NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan have successfully been able to accommodate each others concerns and go ahead with the National Security Advisor level talks in New Delhi on August 23-24. Pakistan agreed to meet the separatist leaders after the […]

Delhi defends decision to hold talks

NEW DELHI: Defending its decision not to call off the India-Pakistan NSA-level talks despite the neighbouring country courting Kashmiri separatist leaders, government on Thursday said that the meet will only focus on the issue of terror and ways to prevent it. “This meeting is for talks on terror and the need to prevent it,” telecom […]

Detention Drama: Hurriyat Leaders, Held Freed

SRINAGAR: As the arrest and subsequent release of separatist leaders Thursday created chaos and confusion about they being prevented by government from meeting Pakistan’s NSA Sartaj Aziz in New Delhi, the government, however, said it should not be an issue if they (separatists) are travelling from one part of the country to another. Leaders like […]

Mufti ‘Following His Master’s Orders’

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of J&K Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that India and Pakistan were competing with each other to “sabotage” talks ahead of the scheduled NSA level meeting between the two countries on 23rd of this month. “Shelling, Infiltration, terror attacks & now Hurriyat arrests, clearly no side wants to talk & yet […]

Commonwealth meet shifted to New York

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday announced that it will not host next month’s Commonwealth Parliamentary Union meeting amid a row with India over its refusal to invite the speaker of Jammu & Kashmir assembly for the conference.  India had threatened to boycott the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference to be held here from September 30 to October 8 […]

How Congress veteran transferred 200 cr Trust property to his family before death

SRINAGAR: Late Congress veteran in Kashmir  allegedly turned Congress’ historic Khidmat Trust into a family enterprise, reports said.  Former PCC chief Ghulam Rasool Kar, who passed away in April, this year, has transferred Khidmat Trust that owns prized property of more than 200 crores to his family, Indian Express reported on Thursday. In a supplementary […]

Real bonhomie between India, Pak exists on cross-LoC points: Mufti

Hopes NSA-level talks between India, Pakistan break ice SALAMABAD (URI) – Asserting that there is no alternative to peace between India and Pakistan, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today described cross-LoC trade and travel as an initiative not only to bring divided families closer but a big step towards promoting culture, education, business and tourism […]

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