Mehbooba Pitches for Extending Rail link to Kupwara

New Delhi—Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in the national capital, called on the Railway Minister, Piyush Goel here Tuesday. She brought several issues of the State pertaining to Railways with the Union Minister and sought their early redressal. The Chief Minister strongly pitched for early completion of Katra-Banihal section of Jammu-Baramulla railway line to […]

Army organises Jashn -e-Kokernag, hundreds participate

Kokernag—Indian army’s 19 RR organised a festival “jashn-e- breng” at kokernag Anantnag, today. The aim of this festival was to promote the  tourism of Jammu and Kashmir On the occasion some specially disabled persons were provided with wheel chairs and other useful gadgets Students and local residents from various areas of Anantnag district participated in […]

J&K RTI Foundation welcomes appointment of new Information Commissioner

Srinagar—J&K RTI Foundation has hailed the decision of Governor, N.N.Vohra, for appointing State Information Commissioner in the State Information Commission on 11th of October 2017 vide SRO 427. “We are much satisfied with the activities and the overall role of current Chief Information Commissioner, Khurshid Ahmad Ganie who has given new birth to RTI Act […]

Gulmarg degradation: Hoteliers too are responsible

I don’t think it is judicious to blame Gulmarg-Sonamarg development authorities or the administration alone but we must look beyond the government authorities as we being citizens are equally responsible for the deterioration of Gulmarg-Sonamarg and Baba-Reshi tourists sites which have been made dumping places for heaps of garbage scattered throughout these places which welcome […]

Suicide blast kills 32 Afghans

Kabul—The death toll in an ongoing suicide and gun attack on a police training centre in a southeast Afghan city has risen to 32 with more than 200 wounded, a hospital official said Tuesday. “The hospital is overwhelmed and we call on people to donate blood,” said Shir Mohammad Karimi, deputy health director in Gardez, […]

SFA Juniors down Jehlum Sports in keenly fought tie

Srinagar—Three matches were played-one in Premier Division and two in Super Division-in State Football League 2017 at Synthetic Turf Ground TRC, a statement from Jammu and Kashmir Football Association said.  In a Super-Division match played at Synthetic Turf TRC, State Football Academy (SFA) Junior beat Jehlum Sports by two goals to one in a closely […]

GHSS Bhaderwah win JKP’s T-20 tourney for girls

Srinagar—The T-20 cricket tournament organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police for girls was won by Govt Higher Secondary School girls defeating Athkar Public High School Bhaderwah in the finals on Tuesday played at Bhaderwah. According to an official statement, the tournament was organised under JKP’s Civic Action Programme which aims to “keep the youth away […]

All-round Ishtiyaq scripts Manzoor Memorial’s victory

Srinagar—Manzoor Memorial recorded their fourth successive victory on Tuesday in GN Wani Memorial T-20 Cricket Tournament played at Government Higher Secondary Bijbehara. The latest win came against Parveez Sports Bijbehara beating them by 32 runs.  Riding on Ishtiyaq Robie’s 51-ball 91 and Rouf Bisati’s 61, Manzoor Memorial posted a massive score of 187 in their […]

Getting rational towards ‘mass hysteria’

It has now been more than three weeks since the advent of the braid chopping in Kashmir. And as of now there is little indication that the phenomenon is going to die down. On the contrary, the number of incidents seem to be growing. More and more women across the Valley are reporting their hair […]

Finance Department for speeding-up expenditure to meet time-lines

Srinagar—The Finance Department has called for expediting the pace of expenditure by the Government Departments in view of early release of funds this fiscal in pursuance to the announcement by the Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu in his budget speech in the State Legislature January this year. The Finance Minister had, in his budget speech, […]