J&K Bank Takeover Was On Delhi’s Radar For Long: Farooq

SRINAGAR — Former chief minister and National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said then designs to takeover Jammu and Kashmir Bank by New Delhi existed long before and any government which is elected to power in Jammu and Kashmir after governor rule will have to look into the issue.     “The designs to take […]

Teargas ‘Chokes Bandipora Woman To Death’  

HAJIN — An elderly woman died allegedly due to suffocation caused by teargas smoke shelling during the clashes in Hajjin village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district this evening. Reports said that during a Cordon and Search Operation, massive clashes were reported in Hajjin village. The government forces lobbed tear gas shells to disperse angry protestors in […]

India-Pak Troops Trade Fire in Uri, 2 Soldiers Injured

SRINAGAR — Two army soldiers were injured on Wednesday after troops of India and Pakistan exchanged fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Official sources said that the Indo-Pak armies exchanged fire along the LoC at Kamalkote area of Uri sector on Wednesday morning which continued […]

Panchayat Polls: 7959 Candidates In Fray For Last 2 Phases

JAMMU — For the final two phases of the extended 9-Phase Panchayat Polls,7959 candidates are in the fray. Voting and counting for the last two phases will be held on 8th and 11th December. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, for penultimate Phase-VIII, 1333 candidates are in the fray for 483 Sarpanch […]

Cold Wave Continues, Kashmir Records Sub-Zero Temp

SRINAGAR —The cold wave condi­tions continued in Kashmir as all weather stations recorded sub-zero temperature Tuesday night. There was slight relief in the night temperature but mercury still settled at minus 3.0 degrees Celsius in Srinagar city, a MeT Department official said. (Representational photo) Cold wave conditions con­tinued in the Kashmir Valley as all weather […]

29 Booked For Post Poll Clashes

JAMMU — At least 29 people have been booked for allegedly pelting stones at a counting hall, hours after the peaceful conclusion of seventh phase of panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, police said Wednesday. The stone pelting was reported from near a counting hall in Khawas near Budhal on Tuesday night, senior […]

Vijay Mallya Offers To Return 100% Of Public Money

NEW DELHI — Fugitive liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya Wednesday said his extradition from the UK to India will take its own legal course, while offering to pay back 100 per cent of “public money”. Mallya, who has been fighting a legal battle against his extradition to India, claimed that he has been falsely dubbed as […]

Maruti Suzuki To Increase Vehicle Prices From January

NEW DELHI  — Maruti Suzuki India Wednesday said it will increase prices of its vehicles across various models from next month to offset adverse impact of increase in commodity prices and foreign exchange rates. The company, however, did not specify by how much the prices of its vehicles would increase. At present, the company is […]

MD NHB Discusses Commercial Vegetable Production In Kashmir

SRINAGAR — To increase the potential of commercial vegetable production and its marketing at national level a meeting was held at Agriculture complex Lalmandi today under the chairmanship of Ariz Ahmad Managing Director National Horticulture Board (NHB) with Senior functionaries of the Department of Agriculture, SKUAST(K), Horticulture Department and Horticulture Planning and marketing Department. Ariz Ahmad highlighted […]

Frame SWM Bye-Laws For Pahalgam: High Court to Govt

SRINAGAR —The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the government to frame Model Solid Waste Management Bye-Laws and file a status report in this regard by December 19.   By the order dated November 19, the Division Bench had noted that so far as Jammu and Kashmir was concerned, it has almost 78 local urban bodies […]

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