Mysterious death of 7th grader

Srinagar: A Bemina family whose 13-year-old boy Haris Ashraf Matta was found hanging at his home at Mansoor Colony area of Bemina in November last year Monday expressed concern over the inordinate delay in probe process. Haris was studying in 7th standard and was alone at his home at the time of the incident. The […]

Grenade found school ground, diffused

Srinagar: A live grenade was found in the ground of Government Middle School Latishat in Sopore area of Baramulla district Monday and was later diffused by Bomb Disposal Squad of police. Official sources told Srinagar-based news agency GNS that the grenade was found by some labours while they were doing leveling of the soil in […]

Office work, training activities resume at JKEDI

 Srinagar: Office work and training activities resumed at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Pampore campus on Monday, nine days after the February 20 gunfight that ended with the killing of three militants. An official of the EDI said in a statement issued to news agency GNS that the programme verticals of JKEDI including […]

J&K Bank bags 4 excellence awards

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank has been awarded with four State Level Micro financing awards 2015-16 for its performances under promotion and financing of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Joint Liability Groups (JLGs) in the Jammu and Kashmir State. The bank’s Executive President S S Sehgal received the awards on behalf of the bank […]

With no govt in sight, Vohra asks for more advisors

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has reportedly sought permission from New Delhi to allow him to appoint three more advisors to run the state administration smoothly and on fast track basis.  Well placed sources indicate that there are minimal chances of government formation in the State.  Governor’s move has hinted there is no […]

PDP, BJP must explain delay: Congress

SRINAGAR:  Congress today said the people of Jammu and Kashmir have the right to know why PDP and BJP are not forming the government in the state despite having the numbers. Senior party leader Ambika Soni also wondered whether “backtracking” by the BJP on some promise was delaying government formation. “The people have a right […]

Ball in Mehboob’s court: BJP

There is still no word on the government formation at Jammu and Kashmir. The talks between the BJP and the PDP have not yielded any results yet with the latter continuing to keep up the suspense.  At this moment, both parties do not want to appear to be giving away too much and have held […]

PDP allied with BJP for ‘its own interests’: NC

Expressing disappointment over lack of any special funds and the “shocking omission” of an expected relief package for Jammu and Kashmir in the Union Budget, National Conference Monday said that  it proved that PDP was in an alliance with the BJP only “for its own partisan interests”. “PDP leaders had promised there would be something […]

India unveils fire-fighting budget to placate voters, sustain growth

NEW DELHI: The government unveiled a fire-fighting budget on Monday that seeks to win back support among rural voters for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and sustain growth against a grim global backdrop – all without borrowing more. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s third budget marked a strategic shift by addressing rural distress in a country […]

Kashmir Inc disappointed with Union Budget

Srinagar: The business community in Kashmir Monday expressed disappointment over the union budget, saying it offered nothing for the state and its people. “We are disappointed with the budget as there is nothing for the state. We were expecting many things. We had requested Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for Kashmir-specific incentives, but our hopes have […]