Governor reviews Yatra arrangements at Sheshnag, Panjtarni, Baltal

Srinagar : Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), accompanied by Shri P.K. Tripathi, Chief Executive Officer of the Board, conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the Pahalgam-Panjtarni route and thereafter visited Panjtarni, Sheshnag and Baltal Yatra Camps and the Check Barrier at Domel to review preparedness for the Yatra. The Governor was briefed […]

Rifle snatching:Police detain BJP leader, quiz his daughter-in-law

Srinagar: Police today detained Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader whose Personal Security Officer (PSO) decamped with a service rifle by suspected in Central Kashmir’s Chadoora area of Budgam district. Official sources told news agency GNS that the police in Panzan village of Chadoora also questioned his daughter-in-law. They said that the cops detained the BJP […]

What would it take to Make Srinagar Clean and Green Again?

Srinagar City is ranked amongst one of the most unclean cities. This status is not merely an issue of ranking. Even to the naked eye, Srinagar city does not smell of roses when it comes to cleanliness. Mounds of garbage and waste near or in Mohallas and localities, on and over our streets and elsewhere […]

India shying away from talks on Kashmir: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A day after former foreign minister of Pakistan Hina Rabbani Khar said Pakistan cannot “conquer Kashmir through war” and that the issue can only be handled in an environment of mutual trust with India, adviser to the prime minister, Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan wanted to have peaceful relations with India, but it would not […]

Nehru’s ‘Historic Blunder’ Messed Up Kashmir : BJP

BJP president Amit Shah Wednesday blamed first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru accusing him of having committed a “historic blunder” on Kashmir and criticised the then Congress leadership for the partition. Referring to the declaration of truce when Pakistan-backed tribal raiders in 1948 were being repulsed in Kashmir, he said if such a decision was not […]

Div Com Orders Conservation Of Khushalsar, Gilsar Lakes, Forgets Implementation

Srinagar:  Want to know how serious the state government is towards the conservation of dying waterbodies in the summer capital here? Sample this. On June 3, on the instructions of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon chaired a high-level meeting –directing the administration to get rid of the encroachments […]

DC Baramulla’s Suicide Attempt:PDP MLA Says Govt Shielding IAS Officer

Srinagar: Both the ruling and opposition lawmakers on Wednesday accused Govt of ‘hushing up’ the suicide attempt case of an IAS officer in Baramulla district and demanded that a detailed reported on the case be presented in the house. The issue was first raised by PDP MLA, Javid Mustafa Mir who was supported by BJP […]

‘Foul Play’ Suspected In Married Woman’s Death

Srinagar: Family of the 43-year-old woman, Saika Shafi Wanchoo who died under mysterious circumstances last month, Wednesday accused her husband and in-laws of having poisoned her adding the authorities were trying to hush-up the case. The family supported by many others appeared at the Press Enclave to while protesting against the ‘killing’ alleged that her […]

Kupwara Family Accuses Sarpanch of ‘Killing’ their Son

SRINAGAR: A family in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district Wednesday accused a local Sarpanch of “murdering” their son who has allegedly died under mysterious circumstances. Qayoom Khan, son of Dilawar Khan, resident of Hyhama, Kupwara, has allegedly died suspiciously on Tuesday. Khan’s wife, Naseema said that her husband was called by local Sarpanch Bashir Ahmad Khan, […]

Wakf Earned Over Rs 23 Crore During 2015-16

SRINAGAR: Replying to a query, Minister for Haj and Auqaf  on Wednesday said the State Wakaf Board has made an income of more than Rs 23 crore for 2015-16 financial year from different shrines and other institutions including Bait ul Mal, Press, Education, orchards. The total income from 53 shrines that are managed by Wakaf […]