Burhan’s Town Sealed Off

Srinagar—Army Friday conducted a flag march and warned people not to venture out of their homes after sealing off Tral, the native town of slain militant commander Burhan Wani, whose first death anniversary is being observed today ( Saturday). Tral town in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district reeled under curfew and contingents of Army conducted flag […]

Govt Playing ‘Hide n Seek’ with Internet: Omar

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday hit out at the government for playing ‘hide and seek’ with the Internet ahead of Burhan Wani anniversary. “Confused J&K Govt restores mobile internet for a few hours only to shut it down again. Their cluelessness knows no bounds,” tweeted Abdullah. Mobile Internet services were snapped last […]

GST Extended to J&K, Finally

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Saturday passed the state GST Bill 2017 amidst opposition boycott, making it the last state to join the new tax regime. The bill titled the Jammu and Kashmir Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 moved by Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu was adopted by a voice vote as all opposition […]

Drabu wants NC MLA to salute him

Srinagar—Finance minister Haseeb Drabu made two rather unusual requests to Speaker of the Assembly Kavinder Gupta on Friday. He sought separate directions to two opposition MLAs — one to salute him from the Well of the House and other to resign as a legislator. He claimed that National Conference MLA Devender Rana, while participating in […]

KEG Piqued at Govt Dilly Dallying

Srinagar—Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has expressed serious concern at the systematic governmental efforts aimed at weakening the institution of media in Kashmir. Reviewing the state of media and the issues confronting it, especially the print part of it, the Guild in its marathon meeting, suggested the government to avoid amnesia on key decision-making and start […]

No Peace in Region Without Kashmir: Pak

Islamabad—Pakistan on Friday said that there will be no peace in the region until the issue of Kashmir is resolved. It was stated during a National Security Committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during which matters pertaining to national security and foreign policy were discussed, Sharif’s office said in a statement. “The participants […]

Minister’s Rebuke to DC, Revokes Suspension of 2 AEEs Within Hours

Srinagar—In a surprising move the Works Minister Nayeem Akhter revoked the suspension of two Assistant Executive Engineers (AEEs) ordered by Deputy Commissioner Pulwama in a short time of few hours.  Confirming that he has revoked the suspension of two Assistant Executive Engineers (AEEs) ordered by Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Works Minister Nayeem Akhter told KNS “I […]

1 Year After Burhan: Kashmir On Edge

Srinagar—High alert was sounded throughout the Kashmir Valley on Friday and unprecedented security arrangements put in place ahead of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s first death anniversary.   All exams scheduled for Saturday were cancelled by Kashmir University, which said that new dates would be announced later.   Internet, both broadband and mobile was snapped […]

Lal Singh elected president J&K Wrestling Association

Srinagar—Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh has been unanimously elected president of All J&K Wrestling Association. The other members elected to form the new team of office bearers of the sports organization are Rakesh Khajuria as General Secretary, RK Men as treasurer. Singh and other office bearers were during an open election […]

Amid Sikkim row, Chinese army holds exercise simulating battle scenarios

Beijing—Amid the Sikkim standoff, the Chinese army is carrying out exercises simulating real battle scenarios at high-altitude areas in Tibet, testing new equipment, including a light battle tank. The exercises were being carried at an altitude of 5,100 metres, the Chinese language service of the state-run Xinhua news agency reported from the Tibetan capital Lhasa. Besides testing the […]

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