Guv Reviews Valley Security At Army’s Headquarters

JAMMU — In the aftermath of the recent killing of seven civilians after a gunfight in Pulwama, Governor Satya Pal Malik undertook a detailed review of various security-related issues at the Headquarters of Northern Army Command in Udhampur on Tuesday. He reiterated need to strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by Army and all […]

Working To Bring 99 % Items In Sub-18% GST Slab: PM Modi

NEW DELHI — Indicating that further simplification of the Goods and Services Tax is on the anvil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government wants to ensure that ’99 percent things’ attract sub-18 per cent GST slab. Before implementation of the GST, registered enterprises only numbered 65 lakh, which has now risen by 55 lakh, Modi […]

J&K Bank Confers ‘Honour Badges’ Upon Its Top Achievers

SRINAGAR —  “J&K Bank staff is an amazing human resource to work with for the simple reason, i.e. they surpass expectations even while working under stressful and challenging situations and particularly since I assumed the highest Chair of the bank I have seen my 12000 plus dedicated staff accepting challenges, leveraging opportunities and amazing the critics […]

Fading appeal of Hindutva

The BJP had resorted to a strident Hindutva stance in the run up to elections to five states. Ram Mandir was front and center of the BJP campaign. So much so that some top-ranking BJP leaders wanted the case about the mandir in the Supreme Court to be expedited.  Also, they were not ready to […]

Won’t Let PM Sleep Until All Farm Loans Waived: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI —Addressing India’s distressed farmers directly from outside Parliament, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said he will not let Prime Minister Narendra Modi sleep until all farm loans have been waived. In a stinging attack on what he described as crony capitalism, Gandhi said the government has turned a blind eye to the loans […]

J&K Admin To Hold Hearing To Resolve Service-Related Grievances Of Employees

JAMMU — The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to resolve the service-related grievances of its employees through a new committee which will hold its first hearing on Wednesday, officials said. The new Service Grievance Committee (SGC), set up by the administration to resolve the issues of its workers, will conduct its maiden hearing on December […]

Srinagar Shivers At Minus 4.6 Deg C

SRINAGAR/ JAMMU — Kargil in Ladakh region was the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir Monday as minimum temperature dipped to minus 15.8 degree Celsius, MeT Office said Tuesday. Cold conditions continued in Kashmir valley and Ladakh, while there was some respite in the Jammu region. The mercury in Leh dipped to minus 15.1 degree Celsius. […]

Australia Beat India By 146 Runs In Second Test, Level Series 1-1

PERTH — India crumbled in the face of Australia’s remarkable metamorphosis and crashed to a 146-run defeat in the second Test here Tuesday, surrendering a rare hard-earned ascendancy in a series Down Under. The hosts levelled the four-match series 1-1 after India were bowled out for 140 runs in 56 overs in their second innings on […]

Govt Gets More Time To Revisit Prison Rules 

SRINAGAR —The Jammu and Kashmir High Court granted government more time to revisit the existing Prison Rules in the state.  Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sanjeev Kumar granted a liberty to the Prison Authorities and the State Government to take the assistance of the experts […]

KP Neighbours: Slain Hizb Militant Was ‘Nice Boy’

SRINAGAR — A Kashmiri Pandit family in Sirnoo Pulwama is mourning the killing of Zahoor Thokar, an army man turned militant, who was killed along with two members of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in the village on weekend. Three Pandit families live next to the residence of Thokar.  The army had raided the Pandit family six to seven times […]