IWT Talks Begin In Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: After months of tensions, India and Pakistan finally resumed talks of Indus Water Commission (IWT) on Monday. A ten member Indian delegation had reached Islamabad on Sunday and held talks with Pakistani officials today on IWT. The officials discussed problems relating to Indus Basin at the two-day Indus Water Commission meeting which began here […]

We Joined Hands With Congress To Defeat ‘PDP-RSS Combine’: Farooq

SRINAGAR: National Conference President and three-time J&K Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday said that National Conference and Congress voters need to show unity to defeat RSS. “The fire of communalism and polarization that is being fanned and is spreading across the length and breadth of this country needs to be stopped before it […]

LS By-poll: NC, PDP Candidates File Nomination Papers For Srinagar

SRINAGAR: National Conference president, Dr Farooq Abdullah, and ruling PDP candidate, Nazir Ahmad Khan, on Monday filed their nomination papers for Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency which is going to by-polls on April 9. Abdullah and Khan filed their nomination papers before the Returning Officer Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone. The by-election to Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency […]

Need ‘Congenial Atmosphere’ To Pursue Our Agenda: PDP

SRINAGAR: Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member and Member of Parliament, Muzzafar Hussain Baig has underscored the “need of involvement” of every stakeholder for establishing permanent peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir. He was addressing a workers meeting, at the party headquarters on Monday, which was organised to accord welcome to the party leader, […]

Gilgit-Baltistan Row: Pak PM Writes to JKLF Chief

Srinagar: Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that media speculations with regard to Gilgat-Baltistan are a result of either misconceptions or misinterpretations. “I would like to assure you that Pakistan will never compromise on its principled stance on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, which is based on the UN Security Council resolutions. […]

Er Rashid: Assembly Best Place To Plead Kashmir Cause

SRINAGAR: Stating that present situation is not conductive for holding elections in Kashmir, MLA Langate Er Rashid on Monday said that his party – AIP – will not participate in the upcoming Lok Sabha by-elections for Anantnag and Srinagar seats. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Rashid said, “due to summer uprising of 2016, I […]

Army Allotted 4.8 lakh Kanals Land In Leh, Seeks More

SRINAGAR: After Army got a major boost in strategically significant Ladakh region with the allotment of 4.8 lakh kanals land for Field Firing Range (FFR) at Mangal Thang in Durbuk area, bordering China in Leh district, it is now seeking land for three more Firing Ranges-one each in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions to ensure […]

DAVP Co-opts DIPR For Fresh Verification Of Newspapers

JAMMU: The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), the nodal Department for issuing advertisements to the print, electronic and online media on behalf of the Government of India, has co-opted the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) for verification of the existence, regularity and circulation of the newspapers/periodicals in Jammu and Kashmir empanelled […]

Skilling, Employing Youth: J&K Govt Signs MoUs With 3 Agencies

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government has signed MoUs worth Rs 120.99 crore with three leading Mega Employing Agencies for skilling the youth of the state and their subsequent job placements within Indian mainland. “The state government, through State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM), signed MoUs with Apollo Medskills, Surya Wires Ltd and Manpower Group Services […]

‘Physically Challenged’ Stone-pelter Arrested

BANDIPORA: A family from North Kashmir’s Hajin area of Bandipora district Monday alleged that police arrested their “physically challenged” son on charges of stone-pelting and they are being denied a meeting with him in the police station. Police, according to the family members, arrested Muhammad Afzal Parray, son of Muhammad Maqbool, a resident of Mir […]

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