Regularisation of Casual Workers Won’t Take Long, says Dr Drabu

SRINAGAR: The government on Tuesday said that the issue of regularisation of daily rated employees working in various departments has been taken up on priority and will be resolved in ‘very near future.’ Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu while talking to KNS said the government has already initiated the process of working on various modalities to […]

PDP expels Leh district president for demanding UT status for Ladakh

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expelled District President Leh Tashi Gayalson from the basic membership of the party for signing a memorandum, demanding Union territory status for Ladakh province of Jammu and Kashmir. A PDP spokesman said the head of the party’s disciplinary committee Abdul Rehman Veeri took the decision against Gayalson for violating […]

Pak PM’s Envoys Meet US Special Representative

Srinagar: Pakistan Prime Minister, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s, special envoys on Jammu and Kashmir called for plebiscite in J&K on the pattern of East Timor. Pakistan Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed and member National Assembly, Dr Shazra Mansab, held a meeting with Ambassador Richard Olson, the US Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan and other senior […]

UNSC President Refuses To Answer Query on Indo-Pak Tensions

SRINAGAR: The United Nations Security Council has not been discussing the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, Russia’s envoy to the UN and Council president for October said on Monday. “I don’t want to go there, don’t want to go there. No, no please, I don’t want to go there,” Russia’s Ambassador to the UN […]

2 auto-rickshaws set ablaze in Sgr

Srinagar:Unidentified persons Tuesday set ablaze two auto-rickshaws at two places in Srinagar. Reports said that unidentified persons caused set ablaze an auto-rickshaw near Saidakadal area of Srinagar city for allegedly violating the strike-call given by Resistance leadership. Reports added that the auto-rickshaw (JK01H-7913) carrying passengers was stopped by unknown persons and set on fire. Police […]

Closure of Kashmir newspaper a setback to free speech: IA

Srinagar: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir must revoke an order to stop the printing and publication of Kashmir Reader, a Srinagar-based English daily, Amnesty International India said Tuesday. The order, passed by the District Magistrate of Srinagar and served to the publication on 2 October, states that the newspaper “contains such material and content which […]

80% bacteria in Kashmir hospitals resistant to last-resort antibiotics: DAK

Srinagar: Alleging that Kashmir hospitals have turned into breading grounds for deadly bacteria, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that even last-resort antibiotics do not work against these deadly microbes. “Hospitals in Kashmir have become superbug factories. As per 2015 Antibiogram of S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) hospital, 80 per cent of bacteria […]

US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday suspended negotiations with Russia on efforts to revive a failed ceasefire in Syria and set up a joint military cell to target militants. “This is not a decision that was taken lightly,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said, accusing Russia and its Syrian ally of stepping up attacks on […]

Economic impact of India-Pak tensions will be marginal: FM Jaitley

TORONTO: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has expressed confidence that any economic impact arising from recent tensions with Pakistan and incidents like the surgical strikes undertaken by Indian special forces will be “extremely marginal”. Addressing a gathering at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Jaitley said that any impact that had been felt on the […]

Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi poisoned at feast

BAGHDAD:Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and three of his top aides have fallen ill after being poisoned at a feast, Iraqi news agency WAAreports. They have been shifted to an undisclosed location under strict measures, reports say. The lunch prepared for Baghdadi and three other Islamic State leaders was allegedly poisoned in Iraq’s Be’aaj district, it has been […]

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