Cop’s Killing: ‘2 Militant Accomplices Held’ 

SRINAGAR — Police has claimed to have arrested two accomplices of militants involved in the killing of Police Officer Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir on October 28.  The duo have been identified as Ansar-ul-Haq son of Bashir Ahmad Raina of Tikken Pulwama and Syed Saika Amin of Pulwama, the police spokesman said on Friday. “Vehicle used for the […]

Twitter ‘Likes’, Retweets By ‘New Friends’ Trigger Political Speculations    

SRINAGAR — Political circle in Jammu and Kashmir is abuzz with “likes”, “retweets” and “tweets” of politicians. Between them emerge political permutations and combinations.  Since the dissolution of the State Assembly on November 21, former chief ministers, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, have ‘liked’ each other’s tweets. At times, they retweet the tweets of each […]

Removal Of Kashmiri Language From HRD Portal Draws Flak

SRINAGAR — The civil society of Kashmir on Friday denounced the decision to  withdraw the Kashmiri translations from online portal of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) saying that the move is “tantamount to ignoring 98 percent of Kashmiri speaking people.” The MHRD has withdrawn Kashmiri translations from its language-promotion portal — Bhasha Sangam — after […]

Governor Encroaching On Democratic Space: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR —PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said warned of an agitation if the state administration, headed by Malik, accords divisional status to Ladakh region, while ignoring Pir Panjal and Chenab Valley. She there should be no meddling with the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir till a popular government takes power. Mehbooba said there […]

BJP Has ‘Anti-Muslim, Anti-Pakistan’ Approach: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD —  Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed that the approach of the ruling BJP was “anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan” and expressed the hope that the stalled bilateral talks could resume after the general elections in India next year. Prime Minister Khan said his government was keen to bring the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai attack to […]

No Alliance, Regional Autonomy NC’s Priority: Farooq

KATRA — Ruling out any alliance in the ensuing elections to Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday said after voting to power, his party’s government will grant regional autonomy to various regions of the State. “National Conference has already formulated a blue-print in this regard, which will be top […]

Panchayat Polls: Penultimate Phase Today, 8311 Candidates In Fray 

JAMMU — Voting for Phase-VIII of Panchayat Polls will be held on Friday at 2633 polling stations across the State including 550 in Kashmir division and 2083 in Jammu division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 361 polling stations have been categorized […]

High Court Disapproves Sudden Holidays By Judges 

SRINAGAR — Observing that sudden holidays taken by Judges have a very deleterious impact on Court work, Chief Justice Gita Mittal on Friday impressed upon Judicial Officers not to seek or proceed on leave on Court working days but save it in unforeseeable, exceptional and un-expected emergencies and exigencies.  “Sudden holidays taken by Judges have a very deleterious […]

Exit Polls Show BJP Losing Ground

SRINAGAR — Exit polls on December 7 predicted a tight finish between the BJP and the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, and a win for the opposition party in Rajasthan, in the final test of popularity for Narendra Modi led BJP before a national election due by May next year. They also predicted that the […]

Shahpur Kandi Dam Project Gets Cabinet Nod 

NEW DELHI — The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last evening approved implementation of Shahpur Kandi Dam Project on river Ravi, which has been declared a national project.  The Cabinet also approved Central Assistance of Rs 485.38 crfor the project to be provided over next five years. On completion of the project, […]

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