Wamiq Farooq's 8th death anniversary observed

Srinagar—Separatist lead­ers and family members of 7th class student, Wamiq Farooq who was killed in police action when a tear-smoke shell hit his head during the 2010 protest in old city Wednesday paid glow­ing tributes to him on his 8th death anniversary that was held at Eigh Martyrs Grave­yard here in Srinagar city. Various separatist […]

KCC&I ‘resents’ transfer of land to police for housing colony in Zainakote

Srinagar—Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday termed as unfortunate that state government was contemplating to transfer industrial land, retrieved from HMT Watch Factory, Zainakot, to the police Department for housing colony. In a statement issued here, the , KCC&I President, KCC&I Javid Ahmad Tenga expressed resentment over it. “The militarization of Kashmir particularly […]

NO ambulance in PHC Lal Bazar 

Srinagar—An ambulance available with PHC Lal Bazar is grounded for lack of minor repairs even as government has stated that it shall be made “road worthy shortly”. In a written reply to a question by local MLA, state’s health minister Bali Bhagat also responded in negative on up-gradation of Primary Health Centre Zadibal to Sub-District […]

HC seeks report on abandoned babies

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday sought an affidavit from the Social Welfare Department, indicating the plan of action for care of unclaimed and abandoned children. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey  also sought status report by from the concerned with […]

Panchatyat polls:  APM without CM ‘useless’ 

Srinagar—The opposition National Conference and Congress on Wednesday said that All Party Meet being convened over Panchayat polls wouldn’t yield any results if Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti fails to attend it. “It should have been the Chief Minster heading the All Party Meet over the deferment of Panchayat polls in the state. She has the […]

Union Budget today

Mumbai—The countdown for the Union Budget 2018-19 has begun. All eyes are set on what will come out of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s kitty on Thursday. It is the last full-time budget by the NDA government before the Lok Sabha elections scheduled next year. It is expected that the budget will help the BJP-led NDA […]

What is this fuss about FIR?

  The coalition partners PDP and BJP are seemingly at war over the FIR against the Army for killing three youth at Shopian. The BJP wants the FIR to be withdrawn but the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti wants it to be taken to its logical conclusion. The situation has come to a point where the […]

JRL Calls For Shopian Chalo Tomorrow

Srinagar—Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik on Wednesday called for Shopian march on Friday. The announcement was made by Malik, while leading a JRL protest at Jamia Masjid Nowhatta. The other two leaders, Geelani and MIrwaiz were put under house arrest by the authorities. JRL announced […]

Mehbooba Condemns Call For Separate State For Muslims

Srinagar—Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday denounced a demand to have a separate state for Muslims, in an apparent reference to a top cleric’s suggestion made yesterday. “J&K was neither a party to the partition of our country nor did we support division on religious lines. We as a state opted for the […]

Quake Rocks Kashmir, Sets Off Alarm

Srinagar—Strong tremors rocked the Kashmir Valley shortly after noon on Wednesday, sparking panic as people rushed out of doors from private and public buildings. The earthquake, centred on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, measured 6.1 on the Richter scale, and shook many parts of north-western India, including its capital New Delhi. No casualties were reported from any […]

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