US Confirms Withholding $225 Million Military Aid To Pakistan

New York—The White House confirmed on Tuesday that an already-delayed $255 million military aid to Pakistan had been blocked. The decision came a day after President Donald Trump lashed out at Pakistan for, what he said, the US got “nothing but lies and deceit” from Islamabad in the war against terrorism. “The United States does […]

No Plans To Give General Amnesty To Kashmir Militants, Maoists: GOI

New Delhi—The government has no plans to give general amnesty to the militants in Jammu and Kashmir and Maoists who give up violence and arms struggle, the Lok Sabha was informed today. “There is no proposal for general amnesty to the militants,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in reply to a written […]

Govt Mulling Legislation To Regulate Private Schools’ Fee Structure

Srinagar—The State government has decided to regulate fee structure of private schools by making appropriate legislation. The announcement was made by the ruling PDP-BJP government through an address by the governor N N Vohra to the joint session of state legislature in Jammu.  “The fee structure of nearly 7000 private educational institutions, across the State, […]

Army Thrashes CM’s Super-50 Teachers In North Kashmir

Hajin—Army Tuesday allegedly thrashed two teachers at a tuition centre in Shahgund Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, sparking massive protest in the area. Reports said that soldiers barged into a government-run Super 50 coaching centre and thrashed two teachers after stone throwers attacked them. The victims alleged that they were targeted without any […]

Spicejet Duping Customers, Cancelling Tickets On ‘Flimsy’ Grounds

Srinagar—Private airlines Spicejet appears to be taking its customers for a ride making them to pay through their nose while cancelling tickets on flimsy grounds with no accountability. Many complaints of the customers who had prior bookings were allegedly denied boarding cards to travel to their destinations from Srinagar airport. “This type of attitude only […]

Street lights dysfunctional in Kokernag tourist place

    Anantnag—Residents of famous tourist place Kokernag in south Kashmir Anantnag district on Tuesday complained that the streetlights installed in the tourist place are not functional. According to the residents, the street lights installed inthe area by the municipal committee Kokernag and Kokernag development authority (KDA) were not functioning. They said that some of […]

Slew Of Austerity Measures unveiled for Bureaucrats

Srinagar—A government order issued by the finance department recently has asked all the departments and corporations to avoid luxurious travel and rather travel in budget airlines. The government has asked the bureaucrats to use the latest technology and instead of travelling to the place, facility of video conferencing can be used. The circular issued by […]

Woman Jumps Into River, Onlookers Make Video

Bhadarwah—A video purportedly showing a woman jumping into the ice-cold Chenab river from a bridge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district has gone viral on social media. The video, which went viral, has drawn criticism from several people with one Facebook-user commenting, “Look at these people they are filming at the scene instead they should […]

Governor Urges Separatists To Accept ‘Peace’ Talks

Jammu—Batting for regaining the lost trust and negating the misgivings in certain sections in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N.N. Mr. Vohra on Tuesday appealed to separatists to come forward and engage in dialogue and resolve all pending issues. “To all those who had earlier refused to be part of the peace process, Government appeals to […]

Worsening US, Pakistan ties

In  a characteristically dramatic tweet, US President Donald Trump has said that Pakistan has only given US “deceit and lies in return for billions in aid”. He wrote that “the United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but […]