Records Tumble; Srinagar Endures Coldest Night In 28 Years 

SRINAGAR — Most of the people in Srinagar woke up shivering on Thursday morning as they experienced the coldest December night in nearly three decades. A weather office official said Srinagar recorded a low of minus 7.6 degree Celsius, a degree and two notches below minus 8.8 degrees Celsius recorded on 7 December 1990 in […]

PDP Asks Ex-Ministers, MLAs To Extend Public Outreach

SRINAGAR — The Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) Thursday said asked the former ministers and MLAs to extend their public out­reach. This was impressed at a party meet which was attended by senior party leadership and was attended by former minis­ters, legislators, and leaders. The meeting was held at Dak Bungalow Anantnag and was chaired by PDP […]

Justice Masoodi Asks BOSE To Conduct Detainees Exam

SRINAGAR — Chairman Selec­tion-cum-Oversight Commit­tee (SCOC), Justice Hasnain Masoodi has asked the chair­person of the BOSE to conduct examination of Ubaid Nazir Bhat, a class 12-th student from Shopian, who couldn’t appear in the exam due to his deten­tion. Ubaid, who is less than 18 years of age, was on 29 October picked by police station […]

Corruption Compelling Youth To Join Militancy: MP   

SRINAGAR — Member of Parlia­ment of Rajya Sabha and senior PDP leader, Nazir Ahmad Laway on Thursday said that the cor­ruption has compelled youth to join militant ranks. Laway said that the “senior officers who are corrupt are responsible for the youth joining militant ranks.” “The corruption in Kulgam and others districts is at peak […]

Noorbagh Youth Killing: Police Sticks To Its Claim Before SHRC

SRINAGAR — 26-year-old youth Mohammad Saleem Malik of Norrbagh Srinagar was killed by militants amid a cordon-and-search-operation in September this year, the police have reiterated its statement before the state human rights commission. The SHRC had issued a notice to Deputy Commissioner of this summer capital of the state and SSP Srinagar over the killing […]

Lok Sabha Passes Triple Talaq Bill, Opposition Walks Out

NEW DELHI — Second time in less than one year, the contentious triple talaq bill criminalising instant divorce by Muslim men was passed by Lok Sabha after a heated debate on Thursday, with the government projecting it as a matter of “Insaaniyat aur insaaf” for Muslim women, and rejecting the contention that it was aimed at […]

‘Kashmir Issue Is On Top Of Pakistan’s Priority’

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Thursday described the Kartarpur corridor as the “high point of diplomacy” for the Imran Khan government while admitted that there was “no progress” on the contentious issues including Kashmir with India. Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal also said that the Kashmir issue remained “on top of Pakistan’s priority”. At the weekly […]

Major Initiative Unlikely In Indo-Pak Ties Until LS Elections 

NEW DELHI — It is unlikely that there will be any major initiative to improve ties between India and Pakistan until Lok Sabha elections are held, official sources said Thursday. However, they did not “definitively” rule out any positive development. Last month, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, while calling for bettering ties between the two neighbours, […]

Governor Lays Stress On Varsities’ Research Capabilities???????

SRINAGAR — Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday emphasised the need to enhance research capabilities of the universities and promote entrepreneurship. Chairing a high-level meet with the all the state universities’ vice-chancellors at the Raj Bhawan here, Malik suggested regular update of the syllabus to keep pace with the rapidly-changing global developments. The governor observed […]

65% of 3593 MW Energy Generated from J&K Flows Out Of State 

SRINAGAR — Though entire India is not illuminated by energy generated from Jammu & Kashmir as overall energy production in the country is currently well over 334,000(MW), the bulk (65 percent) of 3593 MW of energy generated from Jammu & Kashmir flows outside the state to the northern grid where from J&K buys energy worth over […]

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