Sangh has compounded JK’s problems: Dulat

SRINAGAR: By raking up the beef ban issue, the sangh parivar has compounded the problems of Jammu and Kashmir where the PDP-BJP government faces an “acid test” to bring good governance, former RAW chief A S Dulat today said.He said people of the Valley are “extremely frustrated” with the presence of army in their backyards.A […]

Petrol price cut by 50 paise per litre

NEW DELHI: Petrol price was on Saturday cut by Rs 0.50 per litre but there will be no change in rates of diesel. Petrol will cost Rs 60.70 per litre in Delhi from midnight as against Rs 61.20 currently, Indian Oil Corporation, the nation’s largest fuel retailer, said.This is first change in petrol price since […]

Masarat not presented before court

SRINAGAR: Chairman Muslim League Masarat Alam was not presented to a local court here on his hearing, an ML spokesman said. The spokesman Mohammad Rafiq Ganaie said that it is condemnable that the Mufti government is not allowing the arrested leader to be heard in the court.Alam was scheduled to be presented before Chief Judicial […]

32 Cr. approved in scholarship assistance to STs

New Delhi:  On the intervention of Minister for Tribal Affairs, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, Government of India has released Rs 32 Crore pending amount of ST scholarship.Following complaints from tribal students of Jammu and Kashmir regarding non issuance of Pre Matric and Post Matric Scholarship, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali took up […]

Simplify cross-LOC travel, trade procedures: Farooq Abdullah

‘Divided families worst victims of india-Pak animosity’Srinagar: National Conference President, Farooq Abdullah on Saturday demanded that cross-LOC travel procedures be simplified so that people can travel across the Line of Control with ease to meet their relatives and kin. Dr. Farooq Abdullah was talking to a delegation of 50 visitors from Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and Baltistan […]

NC welcomes dismissal of PIL challenging Art 370 in SC

 ‘SC said what PDP couldn’t gather courage to say’Srinagar: National Conference on Saturday welcomed the dismissal of the PIL challenging Article 370 by the Supreme Court and said this should serve as a lesson for those forces who are inimical to the political rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and are hell-bent on […]

CJ, Law Minister inaugurate Munsiff Court complex at Magam

MAGAM: The Chief Justice of the J&K High Court, Justice N. Paul Vasanthakumar Saturday inaugurated the newly constructed court building for the court of the Munsiff Judicial Magistrate at Magam in the presence of Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Syed Basharat Bukhari.Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Justice said with the inauguration of […]

Div Com reviews arrangements of PM’s visit at Baglihar

RAMBAN: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Saturday visited at Baglihar in Ramban district to take stock of arrangements being made for Prime Minister’s visit at Baglihar (Chanderkote)Modi will inaugurate the Baglihar Hydro Electric Power Project Phase-II and four laning project of Udhampur- Banihal on Jammu-Srinagar National highway on 7th of November 2015.Deputy Commissioner Ramban […]

‘Abandoned’ Pahalgam ponywalas left at the mercy of elements

PAHALGAM: Ponywalas of Pahalgam Saturday alleged that the indifferent attitude of the government has further compounded their problems making their lives difficult.With the advent of winter they said that their problems would multiply if the government wouldn’t wake up to their issues “There has already been a snowfall and we’ve no place to keep our […]

Sopore macadamized roads start to wither fast

‘Cause of concern’ for traders in ‘Apple Town’Srinagar: The recently macadamized road stretches in Sopore of north-Kashmir’s Baramulla district are fast withering out allegedly due to the sub-standard material used by the concerned authorities.With winters around the corner, the Roads and Buildings department have initiated the macadamization process on a wider scale on majority of […]