Pellet-Hit Baby Hiba Paid Rs 1 Lakh By Admin   

SRINAGAR — The government on Friday provided financial assistance of Rs one lakh to 18-month-old girl Hiba Nisar, the youngest pellet victim in Kashmir, who received injuries in security forces’ action on protesters during clashes in Shopian district. Deputy Commissioner (Shopian) Owais Ahmed handed over the amount to Hiba, a resident of Kapran area of the […]

Mentally Retarded Woman’s Rape: HC Asks Police To Carry ‘Uninfluenced’ Investigation

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed police to conduct investigation “uninfluenced” by anyone including “any NGO” into the matter regarding rape of a mentally retarded woman who gave birth to a child in an abandoned house at Kulan area of central district Ganderbal without any medical help in the dead of night […]

NC, PDP Were Never Interested in Govt Formation: Jaitley

SRINAGAR — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that National Conference and PDP were never interested in forming the government even as NC vice president Omar Abdullah on Friday asked him to explain BJP’s attempt to form a government in the state through “proxies and defectors” rather than commenting on the NC’s seriousness to support the […]

HC Asks Govt To Finalize Drug Policy 

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday asked Government to finalize the drug policy in the state. The draft drug policy reveals that drug addiction was widespread, fast-rising and is quickly taking the form of an epidemic in the Jammu and Kashmir.   Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a Division Bench of Justices Sanjeev […]

Panchayat Poll Phase VI Today 

SRINAGAR — While 111 Sarpanch and 1048 Panch have been elected unopposed, polling will take place for 406 sarpanch and 2277 panch seats, with 7156 candidates in fray in the 6th of the 9-phased Panchayat Elections on Saturday. As per the schedule published on October 22, the nomination process for 590 halqas having 4507 Panch constituencies […]

Ex-Norway PM Calls For Tri-Party Dialogue On Kashmir 

NEW DELHI — Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, who recently visited Jammu and Kashmir and Pak controlled Kashmir to meet local leaders including Hurriyat Conference, has advocated a trilateral dialogue between India, Pakistan and leaders of Kashmir. Underling that there was no military solution to the “conflict”, he also expressed hope that India […]

National Seminar On Intellectual Property Rights Begins At KU

SRINAGAR — A two -day National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) started here at the University of Kashmir on Friday. The seminar has been organized by Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM) Srinagar, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India (GOI) in collaboration with National Medicinal Plants Board.  […]

MSDE Jt Secy Reviews Progress Of Skill Development Programmes In JK

JAMMU — Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, Joint Secretary, Rajesh Agrawal today chaired a meeting to review the progress of the skill development programs in the state including the flagship skill development scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable state youth to […]

Maverick Accountant Gurumurthy Shaking Up India’s Central Bank

NEW DELHI — What neither side disputes is that Gurumurthy, who joined the central bank’s board in August, is now one of the country’s most influential economic voices.   A chartered accountant and commentator who has long had the ear of leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Gurumurthy is a leading figure in […]

Peace: Half A Kilometre Per Year

It took Islamabad and New Delhi 71 years to allow for a pocket of peaceful coexistence on their shared border as the nations travelled four kilometres in these seven decades to meet at Kartarpur. Around 0.05 kilometre per year. That’s the speed at which Pakistan and India are moving towards each other. At this rate, […]

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