Musharraf’s Four-point Formula: The Devil in the Details

Abba Eban, an international diplomat is reported to have once said, “History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they exhaust all other alternatives.” That wisdom was apparent when, in 1995, Mian Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan reportedly told India’s then Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral at Male: “we cannot take Kashmir […]

LAWDA Registers 541 Cases, Books 480 Norm Violators Till Feb

Srinagar: Acting tough against the norm violators, the Lakes & Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has registered more than 500 FIR’s against the norm violators and has booked over 450 violators by the end of the February 2017. Sources in LAWDA told KNS that 541 cases were registered against the norm violators while at least 480 violators […]

‘Mehbooba Benefiting Close Confidents, Putting Burden On State Exchequer’

Jammu: Congress legislators have condemned appointments of vice chairman’s made by Mehbooba Mufti terming that it would further burden bankrupt State exchequer in order to please party leaders who had lost the public mandate in recent elections. In a statement issued here, Congress legislators including Nawang Rigzin Jora, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori, Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Aijaz […]

Polls Over, Mehbooba Wants Modi To Focus on Kashmir

JAMMU: Felicitating BJP for the party’s landslide victory in UP and Uttarakhand polls and impressive performance in Manipur and Goa, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Saturday said it is a “clear and decisive mandate” for the governance, developmental and economic agenda of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. “I congratulate Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and his party […]

‘Forget 2019, Start Planning for 2024’

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah while commenting on the BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand polls said that political parties of India need to shift their strategy from criticism to positive alternate if they want to beat the BJP. “Punjab, Goa and Manipur would certainly suggest that the BJP isn’t unbeatable but strategy […]

Militants Attack CRPF Camp In Pulwama

PULWAMA: Militants on Saturday evening attacked a CRPF camp at Tahab area of Pulwama in south Kashmir. A police official when contacted told GNS that militants opened fire on the paramilitary camp of 182 bn in the area. “As per initial reports no injury or loss of life was reported during the incident. Firing has […]

PSA Victim, Among 2 Found Dead

SRINAGAR: Bodies of two persons, including a 22-year-old youth, were recovered under mysterious circumstances in separate places in Kashmir valley, official sources said. The dead included a man who was hit with bullet last year and booked under PSA in 2010, Body of a 32-year-old man, who was hit with bullet in last year’s unrest and booked […]

Clashes Mark 3rd Day of Shutdown

PULWAMA:  Spontaneous strike was observed in Pulwama district areas of south Kashmir on third day against the killings of two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants and two civilians including a 15-year old boy during an encounter. According to GNS, all the shops, commercial establishments, educational institutes and petrol pumps were closed in the district while as transport was […]

Draw Of Lots For Hajj-2017 On March 20

SRINAGAR: Draw of lots (Qurrah) for the selection of Hajj-2017 pilgrims would be held by Hajj Committee of India Mumbai and the real time computerized selections shall be displayed on March 20, 2017 at the State Hajj House Bemina here for intending pilgrims of the State. Executive State Haj Committee said this year the Committee received […]

Hurriyat (G) Demands Immediate Release Of All Pro-Freedom Activists

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) blamed State administration for implicating political leaders and activists in fictitious cases & demanded immediate release of all pro-freedom activists, languishing in different jails. Terming its leader Abdullah Nasir’s detention as unjustified and illegal, a spokesperson of Hurriyat (G) urged his immediate release & said that he is languishing in jail since […]