Clear Message For Govt: NC

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) on Friday welcomed the decision of Election Commission putting in abeyance the appointment of Vice-Chairpersons for various corporations and Public Sector Enterprises by the PDP-BJP Government after the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in run up to by-polls for Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha constituencies. “We […]

Abid Ansari Leaves PDP Red-faced

SRINAGAR: PDP leader and MLA Zadibal Abid Ansari Friday walked out of the party meeting held at the PDP headquarters here for the ongoing campaign for by-polls to protest presence of PWD minister, Naeem Akhtar. Though Abid maintained that he has no issues with the party and its leadership, but he said that his fight […]

ECI Blow To PDP-BJP Govt As Appointment Of VCs Withheld

JAMMU: In a major disappointment to PDP-BJP combine ahead of Lok Sabha by-polls n Valley, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday halted appointment of at least sixteen persons as Vice-chairmen of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs). The PDP and BJP parties ON March 10, which are running a coalition government in J&K, had appointed […]

Anti-poll Protests Erupt In Valley; 2 Arrested

SRINAGAR: Scores of protesters on Friday staged protets against upcoming Lok Sabha by-elections in Valley and clashed with armed forces in many areas of Kashmir region. According to GNS, dozens of pro-freedom activists converged outside historic Jamia Masjid in Old City’s Nowhatta area after offering Friday prayers and staged pro-freedom and anti-election protests. The protesters […]

Now, Teachers Won’t Attend Poll Duties

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government will not deploy teachers for election duties in bypolls to the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Kashmir and the forthcoming local bodies polls in the state. “Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has instructed that the state government will not deploy teachers as booth level officers during elections in Kashmir Valley,” […]

Indian ‘Propaganda’ About LoC Aims To Destabilise Kashmir: Pak Army

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army chief, General Qamar Bajwa, on Friday said that Indian “propaganda” regarding the presence of militants along the Line of Control (LoC) is “aimed at spreading unrest in Kashmir, which will never succeed”. “People of Azad Jammu and Kashmir are fully aware of Indian atrocities in held Kashmir and [of] Indian agendas,” the […]

Has Ramdev Been Allotted Land In J&K? Govt says No

SRINAGAR: J&K Government on Friday had to issue clarification that no land has been transferred to Hindu Yoga guru, Baba Ramdev, to run his controversial Patanjali unit in state. The development came after some news portals ran flashes that PDP-BJP government has transferred at least 160 kanals of land to controversial Patanjali at Vijaypur in […]

Blue Star Stalls Rs 220 Cr Investment In J&K

INDORE: Air conditioning and refrigeration major – Blue Star – on Thursday said it has put on hold Rs 220 crore investment in Jammu and Kashmir due to ambiguity over excise duty relief continuation in the State following GST levy. “Jammu and Kashmir Government has not clarified whether the relief in excise duty is going […]

NC-Cong Alliance Symbolises Deceit, Treachery: PDP

SRINAGAR: Asserting that Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah were the main reasons behind the mess state was in, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday said that the National Conference – Congress alliance symbolises deceit and treachery in Jammu and Kashmir. “The alliance has always brought miseries and added to the sufferings of people. The history […]

Barkati Released By Court, Rearrested By Police

SRINAGAR: Shopian District Court on Thursday released Sarjan Barkati but police again rearrested him as soon he was bailed out, family sources told KNS. Barkati, known as pied-piper for his rhythmic pro-freedom slogans during 2016 uprising, was arrested by J&K police in October last year. Barkati was instrumental in organising pro-freedom rallies in south Kashmir […]

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