India-Pakistan Friendship Will Solve Kashmir Issue: Farooq Abdullah

SRINAGAR — Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Lok Sabha member, Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said the day India and Pakistan become friends, Kashmir issue would be resolved automatically. Talking to the media in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said: “The National Conference (NC) has always supported friendly relations between India and Pakistan.  Abdullah […]

Not Considering Any Changes To PRC Act: Guv Malik

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said Sunday his administration was not considering any changes to the legislation governing permanent resident certificates (PRCs) in the state, after NC leader Omar Abdullah said his party would oppose any move aimed at changing the act. “At the outset, I would like to mention that […]

Govt Shifts 15 KAS Officers

SRINAGAR – The Jammu and Kashmir government transferred 15 senior Kashmir Administrative Service officers, including directors of administrative bodies and additional deputy commissioners of districts. TasaduqJeelani, director Tourism Kashmir has been transferred and posted as director, Panchayati Raj and ex-officio special secretary to the government, department of rural development and panchayati raj; ArvindKotwal, commissioner, Jammu Municipal […]

NC To Oppose Any Change In Procedure To Grant PRCs: Omar

SRINAGAR — National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Sunday said his party would oppose any move aimed at changing the procedure for granting permanent resident certificates (PRCs) in Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah described the reported directions of Governor S P Malik-led state administrative council (SAC) in this regard as “an attempt to distort the […]

J&K Admin Contemplates Simplifying Procedure For Grant Of PRCs: BJP Leader

JAMMU — A senior BJP leader said the Jammu and Kashmir administration was contemplating to simplify the procedure for grant of permanent resident certificates (PRCs) and a timeline should be fixed for its issuance under the Public Services Guarantee Act.  Former deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta said, “This is a good step if implemented with […]

Srinagar Student Turned ISIS Militant Held From Home By Police

SRINAGAR — Ehtisham Bilal, a student of Sharda University in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida, who had joined militant ranks allegedly following an assault during campus violence in October this year, was detained by police on Sunday. Ehtisham Bilal, according to family sources, was detained from his home at Khanyar locality in the downtown Srinagar on Sunday afternoon. […]