PDP Min blames NC for power mess

SRINAGAR: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Abdul Haq Khan on Saturday blamed previous National Conference lead government for the on-going power mess in the state. Speaking during his tour of Kokernag Constituency in Islamabad district, minister said the transmission lines in the state have no capacity to bear the required load of the […]

Year 2016: More of the same for Kashmiris?

The year 2016 AD has dawned. As the world celebrated the end of 2015 and new hopes and aspirations were articulated for the New Year by people across the world, the mood in Kashmir was a contrast to the vibrant hopes for the New Year. This is not to say there was gloom and doom […]

Our wonder deficit

‘I WONDER’. These two words have incalculable power. It’s because of this innocuous phrase that humans stand at the top of the evolutionary ladder. Whereas animals look only for basic survival, you and I reflect, seek cause and comprehension, and speculate. Then, from wonder’s bosom springs expansive thinking. You theorise, explore depths, and perhaps have […]

Pakistan to use pink ball in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final

Karachi—In the final of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the premier first-class cricket tournament Pakistan will experiment with the pink ball in preparation for a possible day-night Test against Australia later this year. “We had experimented with the orange ball in the final of the trophy in 2011 and then with a pink ball in 2012 so the […]

Australia called in O'Keefe for Sydney Test

Sydney—Australia have decided to go ahead with two spinners for the third test at Sydney against West Indies by including Stephen O’Keefe in the playing XI in place of the injured Peter Siddle. O’Keefe’s inclusion will be his second Test appearance for Australia after his debut in the Dubai Test against Pakistan in 2014. Siddle […]

Afridi welcomes Aamir in Pakistan squad

Lahore—Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi backed Mohammad Aamir, who was included in the Pakistan One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) squads for the tour of New Zealand. Aamir will return to international cricket, after serving his five-year ban for spot-fixing during the Lord’s Test during Pakistan’s 2010 tour of England. “Happy to have Amir […]

We have to attract players to Tests - Lloyd

Sydney—West Indies chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd says he cannot fault the Caribbean’s star players for preferring lucrative T20 contracts to Test cricket. Despite the West Indies cricket struggling, cricket is still a passion in the Caribbean. West Indies players Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo and Samuel Badree are playing in the […]

‘BJP has Directly Challenged J&K’s Constitutional Autonomy’

JAMMU: Following a two-judge bench High Court stay order on Friday on hoisting of state flag alongside national flag on constitutional buildings, the opposition National Conference expressed its respect and deference towards the proceedings and observations of the High Court. It said the State Flag of Jammu and Kashmir continues to derive its validity and […]

Flag Row: Will go through court copies says AG

Srinagar: Shortly after a Division Bench of Jammu Kashmir High Court (Jammu wing) stayed the operation of the earlier order passed by the single bench (Justice Hasnain Masoodi) allowing the state government to use both the Indian as well as the state flags on official buildings and vehicles, Advocate General Jahangir Iqbal said that State […]

Hope Indo-Pak Peace process will gain momentum:Mirwaiz

 Srinagar, Jan 01: Terming the resumption of dialogue process between New Delhi and Islamabad as a hope generating step , All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Mirwaiz Dr. Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq Friday expressed hope that the arrival of the New Year 2016 would foster an atmosphere of better relations and positive understanding between India […]