JK Unable to Utilize Funds Due to Corruption: Baig

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir government has been unable to utilize central funds for the development of the state due to corruption in the lower ranks of administration, PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig said on Saturday. In a scathing attack on the functioning of some of his party ministers in the state government, Baig said, “The […]

Trade, Students, MLAs: Mehbooba Pitches for More Cross-LoC Exchanges

Srinagar—Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday invoked former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s Lahore Declaration, pitching for more freedoms to people of Kashmir who she said were feeling ‘caged’ by closed traditional routes to the outside world. Addressing a gathering in Srinagar on 18th foundation day of her People’s Democratic Party, she said that J&K is […]

Baig All Praise for Geelani

  Srinagar: Praising senior Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Geelni for raising voice against attack on a yatra bus that left eight pilgrims dead, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig Saturday said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) must take action only against those who are involved in receiving funds to disturb […]

Fugitive Army Man Joins Hizb

Srinagar—Hizbul Mujhadeen Saturday said that an Indian Territorial Army soldier, who had fled from his army base along with his service rifle on July 6 this month, has formally joined the militant group. As per a statement issued to local news agency, Hizbul Mujhadeen Chief Commander Syed Salahuddin while expressing satisfaction over the joining of […]

‘Terrorists Wear Pathan Suits’

Srinagar—A military tribunal that granted bail and stayed life term of five army soldiers convicted of killing three civilians in a staged encounter in 2010, said it believed the dead were “terrorists because they wore Pathan suits.” “The fact that the accused persons were terrorists… cannot be ruled out because they were wearing Pathan suits […]

Justification for granting bail scary: Omar

Srinagar—Former chief minister Omar Abdullah Saturday termed as “unbelievably scary” the “justification” for the Armed Forces Tribunal decision’s to grant bail to five army personnel convicted in the 2010 Macchil fake encounter case. The Armed Forces Tribunal suspended the life sentence awarded to the Army personnel, including two officers, for allegedly staging the killing of […]

Mirwaiz Flays Delhi Media for ‘Atrocious Lies’

Srinagar—Chairman of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq used the live video facility of social networking platforms on Saturday after authorities foiled his bid to address the media despite a scheduled press conference. Mirwaiz delivered around 10-minute-long messages, refuting ‘wild allegations’ leveled against his person by New Delhi based news channels. […]

Plea Disposed 6-Yrs after Dutch-National Was Given 7 days to Leave Valley

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has disposed of a plea by a Dutch national, more than six years after he was asked to leave Kashmir Valley, within seven days. Belonging to the Catholic Church, the Dutchman—Jacobus Borst—had filed the plea, urging the state’s highest court to quash two notices by the state as well […]

Govt Asks 104 KAS Officers to File APRs or Face Action

Srinagar—The state government has put to notice at least 104 KAS officers for the failure to submit details about their Annual Property Returns (APRs). Official sources said that the government has asked 104 out of total 515 KAS officers to submit the APRs by August 15 to avoid action against them as provided under law. […]

Pak PM No More Sharif: Abbasi Named Interim PM

Islamabad—Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will run the PML-N government as interim prime minister of Pakistan for 45 days until Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shehbaz is elected as member of parliament, according to Pakistan media reports. The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified 67-year-old Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that […]

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