Alienation In Kashmir Is Legacy Of Congress: Jaitley

NEW DELHI — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday maintained in the Rajya Sabha that mistakes made by the Congress had led to alienation among people in Kashmir and rejected its charge that the process had started in the last four and half years. Participating in a discussion on the imposition of President’s Rule in Jammu […]

BJP Responsible For ‘100 Per Cent Alienation’: Azad

NEW DELHI — Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday attacked BJP, accusing it of destabilising the government in Jammu and Kashmir and trying to break National Conference (NC), PDP and Congress in the state. Initiating the debate on resolution to impose President rule in Jammu and Kashmir in Rajya Sabha Azad said: “You made […]

Kashmir Would’ve Been Solved Had Hurriyat Met APD: Rajnath  

NEW DELHI — Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday informed Rajya Sabha that government of India was ready to hold talks with Hurriyat leadership but the doors were shut when the all-party delegation went to them. Singh dismissed the perceptions that the government is not willing to talk to separatists in Kashmir, saying it is […]

Kashmir Stumbling Block In Ties With India: Pak

ISLAMABAD — Calling Kashmir issue as the “main stumbling block” in Indo-Pak ties, the Pakistan army has said that it was India that always spoke of wars while Pakistan talked only about peace, said a media report. “Three wars have been fought with India but the Indian government has always fled from the negotiating table set […]

South Kashmir: 3 Militants Killed, 3 Soldiers Injured In Tral

SRINAGAR —  Three militants, two from Jaish-e-Mohammad and another from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit,   were killed while as many soldiers were injured in a gunfight in Gulshanpora Tral, a forest area, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday. “Based on a credible input about the presence of militants in higher reaches of Tral, a cordon and search operation […]

Mehbooba Visits Another Slain Militant’s Family  

SHOPIAN —Unfazed by the criticism, PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday visited family of army deserter turned militant Muhammad Idrees Sultan who was killed near his native village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district last year. Sultan, a resident of Safnagri, a place in Wachi constituency formerly represented by Mehbooba Mufti, was killed along with his associate […]

GOI Gives Dressing-Down To State Over Deterioration Of Anchar,Khushhal Sar Lakes

SRINAGAR — Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MEF) has written to the state government expressing severe concern over the deterioration of Anchar, Khushalsar and Gilsar lakes. The MEF has asked the state to improve their condition and keep a check on the release of untreated sewage into the water bodies. Even though hun­dreds of crores […]

Despite Ban, Begging Thrives In City

SRINAGAR — Despite the ban on the begging, the menace continues to irk the people in the city here. The increasing number of local and non-local beggars could be seen seeking alms at the traffic signals and also ride into the public transport vehicles leaving people hassled. The non-local beggars who are mostly found indulging in […]

Passenger Sheds Turn Into Garbage Dumps

SRINAGAR — The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has failed to prevent the proper disposal of sewage in Srinagar city due to which many of the passenger sheds have been turned into piles of garbage ensuring that they are not used by commuters. Many residents of the city complained that huge piles of garbage have been dumped at […]

Work Hit In SMC As Employees Strike Enters 3rd Day

SRINAGAR — The employees of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) continued their strike on third day on Thursday seeking action against a female councillor, who they alleged assaulted one of the employees. The employees staged protest for the 3rd consecutive day in the premises of SMC. On Monday, a female councillor, who has accused Mayor Junaid Mattu […]