Dust Yet To Settle On PRC Issue  

SRINAGAR — Notwithstanding Governor Satya Pal Malik’s assurance that no changes were being made to the existing Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) rules in the state,  Kashmir High Court Bar Association and Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) on Monday expressed ‘serious concern’ over the “contemplated changes” in the issuance procedure and termed it “unacceptable.”  The lawyers’ body said […]

Delhi Repeatedly Devising Means To Fiddle With State Subjects Laws: JRL   

SRINAGAR — Joint Resistance Leadership on Monday said that New Delhi was repeatedly “devising means and methods” to erode and undermine the “disputed status” of J&K by fiddling with the state subjects laws in order to change the demographic composition of the state. The JRL comprising both factions of Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Geelani […]

Mercury Continues Downward Spiral  

SRINAGAR —The minimum temperature settled several degrees below the freezing point at most places in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region on Monday even as the summer capital Srinagar experienced the coldest night of the season so far. Srinagar recorded a minimum of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius last night, an official of the Meteorological Department […]

22 Officers Shifted  

SRINAGAR — The government on Wednesday ordered the transfer of 22 officers, mainly KAS, in the interest of administration.   Gul Hassan Kraipak, KAS, Project Officer, Wage Employment (ACD), Ramban, has been transferred and posted as Deputy District Election Officer, Jammu.  Dil Mir, KAS, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Gandoh, has been transferred and posted as Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Doda.  […]

Panchayat Polls Phase-VII Today 

SRINAGAR — Voting for Phase-VII of Panchayat Polls will be held Tuesday at 2714 polling stations across the State including 576 in Kashmir division and 2138 in Jammu division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 892 polling stations have been categorized as […]

US Navy Chief In Gulf Adm. Scott Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

WASHINGTON —Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, who oversaw U.S. naval forces in the Middle East, was found dead Saturday in his residence in Bahrain, officials said. Defense officials told CBS News they are calling it an “apparent suicide.” Stearney was the com­mander of the U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet. Rear Adm. Paul Schlise, the deputy commander […]

BJP Wants To Change Hyderabad’s Name To Bhagyangar

HYDERABAD — The latest to have fallen prey to India’s city renam­ing spree is Hyderabad. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Yogi Adityanth said his party would change Hy­derabad’s name to Bhagyangar, Times of India reported. Addressing a gathering in the old city, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said it is important to cut the […]

Imran Khan Says Kartarpur Corridor’s Opening Was Not ‘Googly’

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday that the Kartarpur corridor’s opening was not a googly but a straight-forward decision, contradicting his Foreign Minister’s remarks that led to a war of words with his Indian counterpart. Union ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri along with Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu attended the […]

Dungdara Mega Cricket Tourney Concludes 

PATTAN — In the ongoing Invitation Cup played at Dungdara in North Kashmir’s Baramulla District, Global Sports beat Pala Tigers by a huge margin of 93 runs. Batting first Global Sports Scored a mammoth total of 194 in Which Robby Ishtiyaq scored 72 runs.  The glittering closing ceremony of the tournament was attended by thousands of […]

Benchmark EPF Interest Rates With Financial Market: Ganai To JK Bank

JAMMU —  Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today chaired a high-level meeting of the officers of Labour & Employment Department and representatives J&K Bank to discuss issues related to provident fund investments and CSR initiatives. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary, Labour & Employment Department, Saurabh Bhagat, Chairman/CEO J&K Bank Parvez Ahmad, Labour Commissioner, […]