NC didn’t object to the idea of Sainik Colony: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Friday said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s silence on crucial political issues reflected her lack of conviction and her guilt and had consequently created an atmosphere of political disempowerment within the State. Speaking on the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address to the joint session of the […]

‘Rs. 25.72 cr Hangul Conservation Project Submitted to Centre’

SRINAGAR: Minister for Forests, ChLal Singh Friday informed the House that for preservation and safety of Hangul, the Government has submitted a project report of Rs. 25.72 crore to the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests for approval. The Minister was replying to a question by Mushtaq Ahmad Shah. He said the plan provides conservation, […]

Mirwaiz, Geelani barred from Friday prayers

Srinagar: The chairmen of two factions of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz mad Umar Farooq, and Syed Ali Shah Geelani were under continued house arrest for the fourth consecutive day and stopped them from offering Friday congregational prayers. Condemning the oppressive and suppressive tactics of the government and its dictatorial policies, a Hurriyat spokesman said using brute […]

BJP MLAs abuse Hurriyat leaders, Er Rashid confronts

Srinagar: MLA Langate ER Rasheed had exchange of heated arguments with BJP MLAs who used abusive language against him and Hurriyat leaders during their speeches on Governor’s address. While BJP state president Satpal Sharma and Ravindar Raina in their speeches claimed J&K to be India’s integral part, Er Rasheed objected and said that J&K is […]

VHAI demands tax hike on tobacco products

Srinagar: Demanding an immediate increase in tax on tobacco and other tobacco products, Voluntary Health Association of India, (VHAI) Friday said that the an increase in taxes will reduce overall tobacco consumption in the state and raise revenues for the State government.  “An increase of 10% in tax makes about 3% of cigarette smokers and […]

People protest against Sainik, Pandit colonies, new industrial policy

Srinagar: Following the post Friday protest call given jointly by the separatists, people at various places staged demonstration against the ‘government proposals including Sainik, Pandit colonies and new industrial policies’. As soon as the Friday congregation ended in Gow Kadal Masjid, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) activists marched from Maqbool Manzil, Maisuma towards commercial […]

Governor & First Lady attends ICCR and GPIW music concert

Srinagar: Governor N.N Vohra and First Lady Usha Vohra, attended a music concert organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) at the Government College for Women, M.A Road, Srinagar here today. The audience was enthralled by the mesmerizing performance of Davood Azad, an accomplished Iranian classical […]

Batamaloo Bus Stand to be shifted to Parimpora: Asiea

Srinagar: The Minister of State for Housing& Urban development, Ms Asiea Naqash today said the General Bus Stand Batamaloo will be shifted to Parimpora to minimize traffic congestion in the city. Ms Asiea Naqash was replying to a question in the Legislative Council raised by Mr. Mohammad Khursheed Alam. She said the decision was taken […]

Govt admits didn’t pay anything to flood affected

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5631″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Government Friday confessed that it has not paid any compensation to orchardists who lost crops in September 2014 floods.Incharge Minster of Horticulture in a written reply to a query raised by Communist lawmaker M Y Tarigami said that the PDP-BJP State Government has not paid any compensation to the fruit […]

Govt imposes ban on sale of loose cigarettes, beedies, tobacco in J&K

SRINAGAR:– With a view to discourage the consumption of cigarettes and tobacco by the people, especially the younger generation, the Government has put a complete ban on the sale of loose cigarettes, loose beedies and loose tobacco in the State with immediate effect.  As per a notification issued by the Department of Health and Medical […]

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