Late Mufti Used To Bring Supporters To Official R-Day Functions: Omar  

SRINAGAR — National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Monday said that late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, PDP founder and former chief minister, used state transport to bring supporters to official R-Day or I-Day functions to show how much the situation was “improving” in Kashmir Valley.   Reacting to a tweet calling Governor’s diktat, making employees attendance […]

Central Kashmir: 3 Militants Killed In Charar-e-Sharif Gunfight

SRINAGAR — Three militants were killed in a day-long gunfight with the government forces at Hapatnar in Charar-e-Shareef area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday. A senior police officer said that a joint team of army’s 53 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation in forest area of Hapatnar today early in the […]

Highway Closed, Air Traffic Hit As Snow, Rains Lash Valley  

SRINAGAR — Parts of Kashmir Valley received moderate to heavy snowfall while rains lashed most of the plains including Srinagar even as meteorological department on Monday evening said present weather conditions would persisted for 12 hours and there would be decrease in precipitation thereafter.   “As per latest radar and satellite imagery, the weather system over J&K […]

Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran ‘Assaulted’ During SMC Session 

SRINAGAR —  Deputy Mayor of Srinagar Sheikh Imran sustained injuries when one of the councilors hurled paper-weight (glass) at him during councilors session of SMC on Monday. Official sources said that there was some scuffle and one of the councilors took the object and threw it at Imran who fell down and was removed to […]

SC Allows PSC To Carry Out KAS Viva Voice, Personality Test 

SRINAGAR — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed J&K Public Service Commission to carry out further selection process in KAS examination 2016. The High Court had last month barred the J&KPSC from carrying the selection process.  “In the interim, we direct that selection process can be completed and no appointment will be made,” said a bench of […]

From Jobs To Regional Autonomy, Political-Parties Make Tall Promises To Remain Relevant

SRINAGAR — As elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly are likely to be held by March this year in Jammu and Kashmir, political parties are engaged in hectic efforts to attract voters — like making promises of employment, development, regional autonomy, corruption free governance and accountability. State governor, Satya Pal Malik and Union […]

Not Imposing Nationalism But Order Not Wrong:Guv Stands By R-Day Diktat  

SRINAGAR — Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday asserted that the order, asking employees to be present at official R-Day functions,  is not something new or incorrect and it has been issued every year. “This order is not wrong and I stand by that. And this is not a new thing. Every year, similar orders have […]

Is The Party Over For Mehbooba Mufti?

These successive exits and expulsions of the leaders – the latest one to be expelled being senior leader Altaf  Bukhari –  have left the PDP, once a vaunted political force, reeling and its leader Mehbooba Mufti struggling to hold her flock together.  The situation for her has become more unenviable considering the state is heading […]

Pvt Sector Missing, 97% Of Kashmir Healthcare Dependent On Govt

Srinagar: The maltreatment of a pregnant woman from a remote district at Lal Ded Hospital Srinagar, Kashmir’s only tertiary-care maternity hospital, on Friday has once again put the spotlight on the faulty referral system of maternity cases in Kashmir and other problems associated with the region’s health-care.  The woman (Suraiya Begam of Moori village in […]

‘One Who Listens To Truth Is Not Less-Than One Who Utters Truth’

It often baffles the world as to how India with diverse religions, ethnicities and cultures still exists as a unit, rather thriving as a global power both democratically and economically. To continue with this principle, such ethos is the inert characteristic of India with 1.3 population, as India can’t afford a new division. The history […]