Govt Notifies Road Safety Fund Rules

SRINAGAR — The Governor’s administration has notified the rules for operationalization of the Road Safety Fund to ensure effective implementation Jammu and Kashmir State Road Safety Council Act-2018. According to Principal Secretary Transport, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Road Safety Council Act provides for constitution of State Road Safety Council and establishment of Road Safety Fund for implementation […]

Cleric Gets 3 Year Jail In Sodomy Case

SRINAGAR — Court of Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Sumbal Bandipora on Saturday found a cleric guilty of unnatural sex with a child more than seven years back at Dar-ul-Uloom Naidkhai in the north Kashmir district and sentenced him to three years in jail. Announcing the judgment, Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Sumbal Manzoor Hussain also imposed Rs […]

New School Timing From Tomorrow 

SRINAGAR — Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has ordered change in school timings for Kashmir province from 1 October2018. According to an order issued by Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo, the new timings for the government andthe recognized private schools in Srinagar Municipal limits will be from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm […]

Candidate Gets 2 Lakh To Contest Polls: NC

SRINAGAR —  National Conference (NC) on Saturday accused the Governor administration of Jammu and Kashmir of “bribing” any person Rs two lakh to contest the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls. Talking to local news agency Kashmir News Service (KNS), NC provincial president, Nasir Aslam Wani said that Governor led administration is offering bribe of Rs two […]

Congress Wins 3 Seats Unopposed in Banihal 

BANIHAL — After winning three wards unopposed in Banihal Municipality, Banihal Congress has claimed clean sweep in coming Municipal polls from Banihal Municipal committee. MLA Banihal Vikar Rasool Wani launched direct attack on two main stream regional parties and said that the party workers of both the parties are playing role of silent poll agents for […]

Kulgam Shut Against New Army Camp In Area

KULGAM —  Parts of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday observed a complete shutdown against the installation of a new Army Camp at Redwani area of the district.  The call for shutdown was given by locals who alleged that there are 4 Army Camps within the radius of 6 kilometers.  Reports said that all the shops […]

China Defends Blocking India’s Bid Against Azhar

WASHINGTON —Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has defended Beijing’s repeated blockage of India’s bids at the United Nations to list chief of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Azhar Masood as a ‘’global terrorist’’, arguing that the issue lacks “consensus” among the members of the UN Security Council as well as the “directly concerned” parties – […]

At UN, India Blames Pak For Sabotaging Talks  

NEW YORK — India on Saturday accused Pakistan of extending continued support to terrorism on Indian soil and blamed Islamabad for sabotaging the talks process. In her address to the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also urged the UN to adopt the India-initiated Comprehensive Convention on International terrorism (CCIT) […]

Electoral Compulsions Behind Delhi’s Reluctance: Pak

NEW YORK — Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has alleged that India’s “domestic political and electoral compulsions” were behind New Delhi’s reluctance to talk to the new government in Islamabad.  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Qureshi were slated to meet on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly session in New York. However, […]

Bully On The Lose

We must not overlook his oppression of the Palestinians, bombing of school children in Yemen or support for ter­rorists in Syria. But our own focus today will be on his treatment of, and attitude to­wards, Iran. U.S. history with Iran is fraught with crime and repression. The decades-long reign of the U.S. puppet, the Shah […]