Kashmir’s Powerful Live Better Than Emperor Jehangir: Guv

JAMMU — Reiterating once again his claim that corruption is the main issue in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that the rich and powerful in Kashmir live better than Emperor Jehangir. The Governor said that from the day one he has raised the issue of corruption and taken stringent measures against […]

Governor’s Advisor Vyas’s Resigns, To Join UPSC   

SRINAGAR —The Governor Satya Pal Malik has accepted the resignation of B.B. Vyas, as his Advisor with effect from today, according to a government order issued here.  Vyas was one of the four advisors to Malik. The 1986-batch IAS officer was previously serving as the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir. He would join as Member […]

86 Govt Force Men, 37 Civilians Killed In J&K In 2018:GoI   

NEW DELHI — As many as 86 government personnel and 37 civilians were also killed while there were 759 incidents of stone pelting reported in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday. Union minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir also said 238 militants were eliminated by government forces in […]

Hundreds Of Vehicles Stranded As Snow Closes Highway 

SRINAGAR — Hundreds of vehicles were left stranded Wednesday after authorities suspended traffic on the 270-km Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, following a snowfall, a senior officer said. Over 1,800 Kashmir-bound vehicles, including trucks and light motor vehicles, were stopped at various places between Banihal and Udhampur sector […]

Cong To Rule Hindi Heartland States, CMs To Be Decided   

JAIPUR/BHOPAL/RAIPUR — The Congress was poised on Wednesday to form governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh, signalling a newfound energy in the party ranks and energising opposition efforts to stop the BJP juggernaut before general elections next year. Belying predictions of exit polls, the Congress won convincingly in Chattisgarh, less so in Rajasthan, and scraped […]

Despite India’s Negative Attitude, Will Keep Peace Efforts: Pak 

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has said that Islamabad would continue with its efforts for peace in its neighbourhood despite New Delhi’s negative attitude. Speaking on Tuesday at a conference on “Conflict and Cooperation in South Asia: Role of Major Powers” hosted by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), Janjua stated: “We are […]

Unchallenged Hindutva !

The profound fallout of the BJP’s 5-0 loss in the state elections is playing out across India’s political landscape. The outcome has created a powerful drift in favour of Congress which is back in Hindi heartland. The party now has an opportunity to build upon the success in the run-up to parliament polls due by […]

Cold Grips Kashmir, Gulmarg Records Minus 8.0 Deg Celsius

SRINAGAR — Night temperatures dipped Wednesday across the Kashmir Valley with Gulmarg recording minus 8.0 degrees Celsius, Met officials said. Srinagar, recorded a low of 0.2 degrees Celsius, dropping 1.4 degrees compared to previous night, they said. The temperature in Qazigund fell to 0.6 degrees Celsius, while nearby Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 0.4 […]

GST Evasion Worth Rs 12,000 Crore Detected Between April- Nov

NEW DELHI — The government has detected GST evasion worth Rs 12,000 crore in 8 months till November, a senior tax official said Wednesday. Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) member John Joseph said despite the electronic way or E-way bill mechanism there has been rampant evasion and there is a need to […]

???????HPC Approves 348 Projects Costing Rs 909 Cr

JAMMU — Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary today chaired 5th meeting of the High-Powered Committee (HPC), constituted for approval of various languishing projects in the State for funding through Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Financial Corporation (JKIDFC).  The meeting cleared 348 Languishing Projects with an investment of Rs 909.49 crore.  In the five meetings held […]

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