JK Ignores GOI Nod, Fails to Retrieve HMT Land

SRINAGAR: Despite the Central government’s nod and approval to hand over the 300 Kanals of HMT land, currently under the occupation of CRPF, to the state, the J&K government has so far failed to retrieve it.  According to well placed sources, during the regime of NC and the Congress the government of India had decided […]

Curious Omission

It remains unclear why the state government is loath to take over this prime stretch of land. Usually, and often times, if and when the state government is hesitant to do something, it blames the Centre. AFSPA is the case in point. But, in the case of the land in contention, there is no scope […]

Pay Panel Recommends 23.55% Hike

NEW DELHI: In a big bonanza to central employees and pensioners, the seventh Pay Commission today recommended a 23.55 per cent increase in salary, allowances and pension along with a virtual one-rank-one-pension for civilians, involving an additional outgo of Rs 1.02 lakh crore a year. A minimum pay of Rs 18,000 per month and a […]

Search Ops Extended to New Areas in Kupwara

SRINAGAR: Two days after army colonel was killed in a gunbattle with the militants Kupwara forests, army on Thursday extended the search operation to new areas of north Kashmir district. Sources said that the army has cordoned off entire Kalaroos forest area and conducted searches for the militants who have managed to break army cordons […]

Promotion of Jain, Vyas Gets Nod

17 posts of Dy SPs upgraded as SPs JAMMU: The Cabinet approved the promotion of Mr. Pramod Jain to the fixed scale of IAS (Rs 80,000) from the date he returns to the cadre and promotion of Mr. B.B. Vyas to the fixed scale of IAS (Rs 80,000) from 1st January 2016. The Cabinet also […]

J&K Govt to Advance Budget Session

JAMMU: J&K government has decided to advance the budget session of the State Legislature, an official spokesman said here today.  The Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed decided that Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, as per the provisions of the State Constitution, shall process the […]

ISIS Un-Islamic: Malik

SRINAGAR: Terming the actions of the so called Islamic State (ISIS) as un-Islamic, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Thursday said that Islam doesn’t permit us to kill innocents. JKLF Chief was speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a blood donation camp organized by JKLF here to remember […]

‘Pak Interfering in Mobile Phone Ops in JK’

SRINAGAR:  Pakistan is resorting to cellular interference in some areas of Jammu and Kashmir and operators working in the state have taken up the issue with the Centre, a leading telecom company today said. “We have highlighted the issue with the government and the government is supporting us on that. There is the issue of […]

Kashmir Could Ignite New Cold War: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani diplomat says that territorial and border disputes in the region should be resolved or else they could trigger a new cold war. The most viable option for peace and stability in Asia-Pacific is shared regional leadership that is inclusive not only of the major powers but also of other key players in […]

SVO Raids Tuition Centres

SRINAGAR: Following the ban order on private tuition by government teachers, the State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has raided six private institutions and seized their records.  According to an SVO officer, ”On a specific information, that some Government teachers are indulging in practice of private tuition’s, in violation of service conduct rules, checking was carried out […]

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