Power to/for the people

Why reform of the power sector rather blame games are needed? SRINAGAR: Power Development Department’s Chief Engineer, Bashir Ahmad Khan, indicted people for the erratic power supply-unscheduled power cuts- in Kashmir. The Chief Engineer attributed the unscheduled power cuts to a disconnect between supply and demand in winter, high rates of default in paying for […]

PM’s Package Wholesome:Mufti

Says, will bring in equitable development of JK, spells out broad contours of package JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Friday termed the package of Rs.80,000 crore announced by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his rally on November 7 at Srinagar as wholesome, adding it takes care of equitable development of all the three regions […]

Govt reduces flood hit houses to 67,661

Assessment done after revised survey: Drabu SRINAGAR: In a major disappointment to the flood hit people of the Valley, the government has sharply reduced the number of houses that were damaged by the floods. The number of houses has been drastically reduced to 67,661 from 3, 44,607 that were estimated by the previous government. The […]

Rs 2000 Cr Insult With Flood Hit: NC

Srinagar:Former Finance Minister and National Conference senior leader Abdul Rahim Rather Friday said that ‘peanuts’ announced by present state government for flood victims and traders is an insult to them Accusing Mufti led State Government of ignoring flood victims on the relief and rehabilitation front, Rather said that whatever the flood-affected people got was before […]

PDP Fooled People for power: KEA

Srinagar:  Terming the government plan of giving mere Rs 2000 crores rehabilitation package as “insult to the injury” of flood-hit people of Kashmir, the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation President Haji Mohammed  Yasin Khan today said “PDP befooled people only to come to power, and to be in power.” “What we have learnt is that […]

Mufti Drops Hints About Mehbooba Succeeding Him

JAMMU: Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday dropped hints about his daughter and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti taking over from him some time in future, saying it is a “part of democracy”. “… (about) coming of Mehbooba ji (as chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir) … it is democracy,” Mufti said while replying to […]

Omar Awe Struck By Modi Speech

Says why can’t we praise PM’s ‘excellent’ speech in UK  SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday took on critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech to British Parliamentarians asking “why cannot we take pride” in the excellent speech made by him. “The Indian PM made an excellent speech to British MPs in their […]

4 months after suicide, failed student declared passed

SRINAGAR: Distraught after being declared failed in his favourite subject, a 17-year-old electronics engineering student had committed suicide but four months on a re-evaluation has found that he not only passed the subject but topped his class.  The “callous” evaluation process has left the parents of Mohammad Adnan Hilal numbed, who feel that it is […]

JKSSB postpones written Test

Srinagar: All the candidates who are scheduled to appear in the Objective Type Written Test on 14th of November, 2015 are hereby informed that the said Written Test has been post-poned, S.A Raina, KAS, Secretary SSB in a statement said. The fresh date for Written Test shall be notified separately, the official added.  

Militant killed in Kupwara

Srinagar:  Police Friday said that a militant was killed in frontier district Kupwara when Indian army challenged a group of militants on Friday afternoon at Hajinaka area of the district. The police official said that Army observed the movement of three militants and when challenged they opened up fire on the Army resulting in the […]

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