Dr Farooq Bats for Governor’s Rule 

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament for Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said imposition of Governor’s rule and placing the Legislative Assembly under suspended animation was unavoidable and imperative to restore normalcy and peace in Kashmir.  Speaking to reporters in Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said the PDP-BJP Alliance was bereft of a political […]

3 Educational Institutions Shut Again

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar Thursday decided to suspend the class work at MP Higher Secondary School and SP Higher Secondary School here on Friday.   The class work in these two schools has been suspended following the protests by the students.   The protests in the educational institutions erupted following police raid and alleged […]

‘How Can ‘Sinful’ Triple Talaq Be a Matter of Faith’

The Supreme Court Thursday asked Muslim bodies how can a practice like triple talaq be a matter of “faith” when they have been asserting that it is “patriarchal”, “bad in theology” and “sinful”. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar also reserved its verdict on a clutch of pleas challenging the […]

How Kashmir’s Mainstream Politicians Brazenly Flout Social Media Ban

Srinagar: One of the first steps that are usually employed by the government when protests break out in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, is to impose a ban on internet services and social media to safeguard the state from the violence that may follow from the spreading of rumours on such platforms.   And this step […]

Jaitley Calls on Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here on Thursday.   Mehbooba Mufti discussed with the union Finance Minister the process of fund flow to the State, particularly under the Prime Minister’s Developmental Plan (PMDP) and sought timely and periodic release of funds under the plan, said an official spokesman. […]

Cop Injured In Grenade Blast

Srinagar: Suspected militant lobbed a grenade at Police Station Safakadal resulting in the injuries to a police constable. Police sources said that the grenade was lobbed at police station that exploded with a bang, creating panic in the area. “An SPO, Sameer Ahmed suffered minor injuries. The window panes of the some of the residential […]

Asiya Being Shifted to Amphala Jail

Srinagar: Dukhataran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Asiya Andrabi and her personal secretary Sofi Fehmeeda are being shifted to Amphala jail in Jammu on Thursday, a spokesperson of the party said. The spokesperson said that the two leaders were being shifted to the jail despite “critical” health condition of Asiya Andrabi. The duo were earlier booked under the Public […]

GST Rollout: ‘Will Help JK Respecting Article 370’

SRINAGAR: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday assured the Jammu and Kashmir government of all possible help in restructuring the GST rollout for the state while respecting its special status under Article 370 of the Constitution. Jaitley promised that the Centre will do all it can in restructuring the GST implementation for Jammu and Kashmir […]

85 % of 6600 candidates appear in CUCET-2017

Srinagar: Out of 6600 candidates who had applied for Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET-2017), about 85 per cent appeared in the entrance examination at different centres on May 17 and 18, respectively for admission to various Postgraduate, Diploma and Research Programmes offered by the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) and other fellow Central Universities […]

ICJ stays Jadhav’s execution

The Hague:The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities.  In a major boost to India, which has moved the UN’s highest judicial body against the death sentence, the ICJ instructed […]

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