Justice for Mass Rape Victims: ‘Govt Causing Intentional Delay’

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) Saturday alleged that government of Jammu and Kashmir by way of seeking objections and responses in the infamous Kunan Poshpora ‘mass rape’ committed allegedly by the troops of 4 Rujptana Rifles of Indian Army, has only ensured delay in the justice process.“To date, more than […]

Srinagar : An unliveable urban sprawl in the next 10 years?

Srinagar city will be an unliveable urban space or even sprawl in the next decade.  With the increase in population growth and demographic issues related to this, and land to people ratio, there will be ever increasing stress on Srinagar city. There is a limit or perhaps even a natural limit to the absorptive capacity […]

Mehbooba Praises ‘Secular’ Jammu

JAMMU: Praising the secular nature of Jammu region, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday said the city has given shelter to thousands of Kashmiri migrants. “I need not remind you how secular the people of Jammu are. You gave shelter to thousands of Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims who left the Valley and settled here,” she said. “Here Hindu, […]

RBI working for stronger financing structure: Rajan

JAMMU: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is taking initiatives to create a stronger financing structure in Jammu and Kashmir, its governor Raghuram Rajan told chief minister Mehbooba Mufti who wanted banks to help young and budding entrepreneurs to establish viable business units.Rajan discussed with Mehbooba Mufti a 12-point plan aimed at putting together a […]

Akhtar for employing innovative methods in teaching to improve quality of education

Srinagar: Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar today called for employing innovative methods of teaching to bring J&’s education sector at par with global standards.“The government is focused on improving the quality of education both at school and college levels and various initiatives have already been taken in this regard while many more are in […]

Hurriyat (G) remembers 24 Kashmiri shawl traders martyred in 1865

SRINAGAR: While remembering the 24 Kashmiri Shawl traders who were martyred 150 years ago while protesting against the oppressive rulers, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani said that the Kashmiri nation is facing the worst kind of oppression since last many centuries but this nation had never given up and nor had they lose their […]

Police pull down Tobacco ads from shops

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel on Saturday removed numerous tobacco advertisements promoting cigarette and other tobacco products put at display at the point of sale (PoS) in District Budgam.A police team comprising several police officials removed the advertisements put at display at Sheikhpora, Humhama, Airport, Budgam town and various other places in the […]

Srinagar-Leh road opened for vehicular movement

Srinagar: The 434-long Srinagar-Leh highway which remained shut for over five months, was Saturday re-opened for light vehicles while the decision on movement of heavy motor vehicles will be taken later, an official said.According to an official, the Srinagar-Leh highway was re-opened today after five months for light motor vehicles.He said that large number of […]

Medical Superintendent held on charges of rape: Police

Srinagar: Police have arrested Medical Superintendent Unani Hospital Shaltang Dr Javid Ahmad on the charges of raping a woman in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.According to the police sources, a woman (name withheld) of Ajas Sumbal of Bandipora has lodged a complaint that Dr Javid had raped her when the accused had gone to meet victim’s […]

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