No Question Of Talks With Pak: Rajnath

Says Panchayat, ULB Polls To Be Held On Schedule: Rajnath VADODARA — Stating there was “no question right now” of talks with Pakistan in present “circumstances”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said that urban local body and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held as per schedule. Speaking to PTI on the sidelines […]

Small Men In Big Offices Lack Vision: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD —  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday denounced India’s cancellation of a planned meeting between the countries’ foreign ministers, calling the decision “arrogant” and decrying “small men occupying big offices” who oppose change. “Disappointed at the arrogant & negative response by India to my call for resumption of the peace dialogue. However, all […]

Kashmiri Student Assaulted In Mohali

Police Files FIR, College Orders Internal Inquiry SRINAGAR — Punjab police on Saturday filed a case in connection with the assault of a Kashmiri student inside a college in Mohali last night. On Saturday, scores of Kashmiri students staged protest demonstrations in Mohali alleging that their colleague was assaulted by unknown persons inside the Adesh Institute […]

Govt Orders Prosecution of Hurriyat Leader, 2 Others  

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered sanction to prosecute under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against Hurriyat Conference (M) activist and two others in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. According to an SRO  issued here, Police Station Kulgam received an information that one Hurriyat activist namely Mukhtar Ahmad Waza along with few supporters had […]

Municipal Polls: Notification Issued For 3rd Phase  

SRINAGAR — Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir Shaleen Kabra on Saturday issued notification for the conduct of third phase of Municipal polls in the state. The notification has been issued for various wards of the municipal bodies across the state which are slated to go to the polls in the third phase on […]

Civic Polls: Will Kashmir Vote This Time?

Potential turn of events will have a profound bearing on the situation Will Kashmir vote in the upcoming Urban Local Bodies and Panchayat polls? This is a question few people want to hazard an answer in Kashmir. Reason for this is that the answer can’t be in the absolute affirmative or negative. One can say […]

Unnecessary Travel By Babus Puts Burden On Public Exchequer 

SRINAGAR — Putting a huge burden on the state exchequer, it has become a routine for the bureaucrats posted in Kashmir division to travel unnecessarily to Jammu and various parts of the country. Official sources said that heads of departments who have to stay in Kashmir are “unnecessarily” travelling to Jammu. “There travel expenses are costing […]

Srinagar To Get International Level Football Stadium By Next Year

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir state’s summer capital,Srinagar, is set to get an international football stadium with the construction of the sports ground underway at Bakshi stadium under the aegis of National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC). The budget of the project is Rs. 50 crore. The construction of the stadium that will be hosting International […]

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik Wants An IPL Team From The Region

NEW DELHI  — Over the years, the cricketing world has changed so much with the rapid growth of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and this is making a lot of states keen to have their own teams feature in the tournament. The most recent ones to openly confess their interest in having a team from […]

Food Business Operators Asked To Get Registered

SRINAGAR — Commissioner Food safety, Dr Abdul Kabir Dar today called upon all the un-registered Food Business Operators (FBOs) as well as those intending to start a food business to get themselves registered as it is mandatory for carrying out the business practice. The Commissioner said that although Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) […]