Mehrishi appointed Home Secretary

NEW DELHI: Senior IAS officer Rajiv Mehrishi was appointed as Union home secretary in place of incumbent L C Goyal, who sought voluntary retirement after taking over the charge seven months ago. “The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointment of Rajiv Mehrishi, IAS (1978) Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance as […]

KAS prelims 2015 answer keys out

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir public service commission (JKPSC) has released the answer keys for the Combined Competitive Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) Preliminary exam 2015. The official answer sheets for the JKPSC KAS Prelims (General Studies) paper for Series A, B,C, D are now available online in PDF format. Candidates who participated in the exam […]

Hurriyat G holds Shura meet

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat (G) Monday held its Advisory Body (Majlis Shoora) meeting at its head office Rajbagh which was chaired by its Secretary General Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji. The meeting held a detailed discussion over the prevailing situation with regarding to the Kashmir freedom struggle. In a statement, while terming the continuous house detention of Hurriyat […]

BJP Mantris Make Jammu Their Base, Undertake Flying Visits To Valley

Elections on the anvil or preferential regional treatment? SRINAGAR: A clear cut political division of labor appears to have taken hold between coalition partners, the BJP and the PDP. Each coalition partner devotes time to its political constituency instead of the state as a whole. While the PDP appears to be focusing on the Kashmir […]

Khanday Exits, Leaves Admn Headless, Clueless

SRINAGAR:  Iqbal Khanday- after  a stellar bureaucratic career spanning 37 years-stuck to his principled stance and stand over ‘political interference’ in administration and governance formally and finally quit his position as chief secretary of the state. A cross section of the civil secretariat employees bid Khanday an emotional farewell. Suppressed emotion at Khanday’s resignation and […]

CVPPPL , NHPC by Another Name?

SRINAGAR: Barely  four months after Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Limited (CVPPPL) claimed that the Indian Power Ministry has given its go-ahead to them for setting up two power projects—Dulhasti-II and stage second of Uri-I—with cumulative capacity of 940 MW, in Jammu and Kashmir, controversy has erupted over the claim.   The power players in […]

CIA Files: Indira Mulled Military Strike on Pak Nuke Sites

WASHINGTON: Returning to power in 1980, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had considered a military strike on Pakistan’s nuclear installations to prevent it from acquiring weapons capabilities, a declassified CIA document has claimed.  Such a consideration by the then Indian Prime Minister was being made when the US was in an advanced stage of […]

Papa All Well, Returns Today: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Refuting the speculations about Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed not keeping well, his daughter and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Monday clarified that her father is “all well with the grace of God” and will be returning home from Delhi on Tuesday. Talking to media persons on the side lines of a party convention in […]

Kashmir Can’t be Excluded from India-Pak Dialogue: Germany

ISLAMABAD: Germany Monday pointed out that there are pressing issues between Pakistan and India “including Jammu and Kashmir”. Addressing a press conference, Germany Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier along with Pakistan NSA, Sartaj Aziz, in Islamabad said, “Kashmir dispute cannot be excluded from the dialogue between Pakistan and India.” The minister said that it is […]

4.3 magnitude quake rocks Kashmir

SRINAGAR:  An earthquake, measuring 4.3 magnitude on the Richter scale, rocked Kashmir  valley and Ladakh region early this morning. Official sources said tremors which were felt at 0557 hrs lasted for few seconds forcing people to rush out of their homes in  panic. They said its epicentre was somewhere in Ladakh region. However, a MET […]

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