Panchayat Polls To Be Held Soon: Govt

Jammu—Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Abdul Haq Khan on Tuesday informed the House that the government would conduct elections of Panchayat Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies soon. Replying to a dubbed question of Qaiser Jamshed Lone, Ali Mohammad Dar and Ashok Khajuria, the Minister informed that the Election Authority has announced the […]

The Kashmir Upsurge: Who Was The First Among Equals?

  Srinagar—Widely believed to have been triggered off by the massive rigging of the 1987 elections, militancy in Kashmir drew its earliest recruits and leaders from the cadres of the Muslim United Front (MUF), a conglomeration of several religio-political parties, which had been drawing unprecedented crowds during electioneering in the Valley and looked set to […]

Day 6: Shutdown Continues In Shopian  

Srinagar—Strike continued in Shopian district on sixth straight day on Tuesday while as the neighbouring Pulwama returns to normal on Tuesday. All the shops and commercial establishments were closed in the district while as transport was also off the roads in Shopian. While from last three days shutdown is against the killings of two civilian […]

Political Consensus Emerging In JK: Drabu

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu on Tuesday said he is seeing political consensus emerging for delineating a viable economic roadmap for the state. “As had happened at the national level in 1991, prior to economic liberalisation, a broader political consensus is emerging in Jammu and Kashmir to put in place a viable […]

Govt Has No Road Map To Deal With K-Situation: Cong

Srinagar—J&K Congress chief G A Mir on Tuesday alleged that the PDP-BJP government in the state had no clear road map to deal with the “deteriorating” security situation in Kashmir. He also claimed that the government had not learnt its lessons and was indulging in rhetorics while the ground situation continued to be grim in […]

‘More Money And More Money, No Action’

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday said it would be ‘constrained’ to issue direction of “coercive nature, if “all authorities concerned” fail to take appropriate action to shift house boats from Dal Lake, the flagship of Kashmir tourism.   “The shifting of house boats to Dole Demb area has not made any progress at […]

Rain, Snow Ends Dry Spell In Valley

Srinagar—The seven-week dry spell ended in Kashmir today with higher reaches of the Valley getting fresh snowfall while rains lashed the plains even as the minimum temperatures rose across the region to breach the freezing point for first time this year. Moderate to heavy snowfall is going on in higher reaches in north Kashmir, that […]

Time to see if IPL is in interest of cricket: Bombay HC 

Mumbai—The Bombay High Court today said the IPL has made people familiar with phrases like “betting and fixing” and in view of the alleged violations of foreign exchange rules it was time to see if the tournament was in interest of the game of cricket.   The scathing remarks were made by a division bench […]

Second-hand toys could pose a risk to children’s health: Study

Many second-hand toys could pose a risk to children’s health as the plastic may not meet the most up to date international safety guidelines, a study has found. Scientists from the University of Plymouth in the UK analysed 200 used plastic toys which they found in homes, nurseries and charity shops. These included cars, trains, […]

The Spilling Blood Train

On Saturday two budding flowers from Shopian embraced bullets for the holy cause of…..I don’t know…Mysterious it is! And of course a mystery it is! What it is to live in such a situation. Here I say: In the moving train of life she was experiencing the similar crisis as there were wild murmurs, jeerings, […]