Stones Lethal As Weapons, Stone-Pelters Terrorists: Rawat

NEW DELHI — Reiterating his stand that stone is as lethal as gun in Kashmir Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday again equated stone-pelters in Kashmir with militants. He also discredited the sense of alienation and resentment among Kashmiris for the Indian army as a false impression created by the media. In an exclusive […]

I-League: Gokulam Kerala, Real Kashmir Share The Spoils In Kozhikode

KOZHIKODE (KERALA) — Gokulam Kerala were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Kashmir on Saturday at the EMS Stadium. Pritam Singh scored in the 20th minute to give his team a well-deserved lead but the visitors fought to equalise through a brilliant strike by Surchandra Singh in the 69th minute. While the visitors opted not […]

Highlights Of Budget 2019-20

1.     Infrastructure ·        Big push to Infrastructure – Rs 30469 cr earmarked for investment in development sector during 2019-20 ·        Rs 3631 cr additional investment in 1643 languishing projects ·        To build spending capacity, Line Departments to be provided funds for hiring Consultants, creating DPR Preparation Cells, Project Implementation Agencies, IT consultants etc 2.     Local Governance ·        Rs 2573 cr to […]

Why Bloodiest-November For Militancy Will Change Little On The Ground In Kashmir

SRINAGAR — November witnessed the killing of 39 militants in the Kashmir Valley, the highest such number in a month in many years.  This has already taken the toll of the militants killed this year to 233, already 15 more than the number killed last year. And in the past fortnight, many more killings have been […]

Budget 2019-20: SAC Approves Rs 88911cr Outlay  

JAMMU — Devised to give a massive push to the public infrastructure, Rs 88911 crore state budget for the fiscal 2019-20 was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik. Advisors to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Kewal Kumar Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal […]

Govt Determined To Eradicate Militancy In J&K: Guv Malik

GHAZIABAD — Asserting that militancy prevails in the “minds” and “not in guns”, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said his priority is not to eliminate militants but to eradicate militancy in the state. The Governor, who was here as the chief guest at Sarvoday Inter College in Jawli village, said the […]

Spontaneous Shutdown In South Kashmir, Other Parts Of Valley

SRINAGAR — A spontaneous shutdown is being observed in south Kashmir, Srinagar, and parts of Budgam following the killing of seven civilians by government forces in Sirnoo area of Pulwama district on Saturday. Reports said that soon after the news about the killings spread, there was spontaneous shutdown in entire South Kashmir, Srinagar, and parts of […]

Soldier Injured In Pulwama Gunfight Succumbs

SRINAGAR — A soldier was killed in a gunfight with the militants in Kharpora Sirnoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, the army said. An army spokesman said that a soldier wounded in the gunfight earlier today has succumbed. He said that three militants were killed in the gunfight that broke out after the forces […]

New Madhya Pradesh Assembly Has 187 ‘Crorepati’ MLAs

NEW DELHI — An analysis conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has revealed that in the newly-elected 230-member legislative assembly, a total of 187 MLAs are multi-millionaires or ‘crorepatis’, while 41 per cent of the total number have criminal cases against them. A party-wise analysis of the state assembly […]

Australia Formally Recognises West Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

CANBERRA — Australia now recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. Morrison also committed to recognising the aspirations for a future state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital when the […]

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