Reconsider Fresh Stamp Duty Order: BJP To Guv Malik

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP Monday urged Governor Satya Pal Malik to reconsider the Finance Department’s notification reversing the previous government’s “historic decision” of exempting women from paying stamp duty on registration of land. The statement comes days after former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said Malik’s move to […]

Delhi Police Arrests Local youth;Sumbal Town Shuts in Protest 

BANDIPORA —  Sumbal town of North Kashmir’s Bandipora observed shutdown against the arrest of a youth by Delhi Police on Monday. Hilal Ahmad Bhat of Wani Mohalla Sumbal was arrested last week by the Delhi Police. According to his family members, army soldiers and local police asked them to present Hilal Ahmed before Sumbal Police Station […]

From KO Archives-Jan,29,2001-Shoes Will Greet APHC Team In Pak: Omar

NEW DELHI — Minister of state for commerce and industry Omar Abdullah has said that people of Jammu and Kashmir have not given man-date to the Hurriyat Conference to represent them but Hurriyat leaders should be allowed to visit Pakistan and get exposed. By all means give passports, but who has given, them the mandate […]

SAC Approves ‘Trust Model’ Health Insurance For Employees

JAMMU — The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved a Health Insurance scheme for J&K Government Employees and Pensioners based on ‘Trust Model’. After the scrapping of previous Medical Claim Policy, State Government constituted a Committee of Officers headed by Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education […]

ECI Defers Visit To J&K, Casts Doubt On Early Polls 

SRINAGAR — The Election Commission of India (ECI) has deferred its visit to Jammu and Kashmir, suggesting that the assembly polls in the state might be delayed. According to the sources, a team of ECI was planning to visit both Jammu and Kashmir divisions on January 27 and 28 for on spot assessment of the situation […]

Ex-Army Man Shot At In Tral  

SRINAGAR — A Jammu and Kashmir bank security guard was injured critically after shot at by suspected militants in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Reports said that some suspected militants fired upon a person namely Tariq Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Rashid Wani when he was heading towards home at Aabghar road […]

‘Unprecedented State-Sponsored Attack’: EGI On Barring Of Journalists From R-Day Event

NEW DELHI — The Editors Guild of India on Monday said the denial of entry to several senior journalists into a stadium in Srinagar to cover the Republic Day function was an “unprecedented state-sponsored attack” on press freedom and demanded an inquiry into the incident. Journalists in Srinagar had staged a protest against the Jammu […]

India Will Not Hesitate To Take Steps For National Security: Modi

NEW DELHI — India is a strong proponent of peace but it will not hesitate to take steps to ensure its national security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday. Addressing National Cadet Corps cadets here, the prime minister said in the last four years, the government has taken several decisions keeping the security of the nation […]

Useless To Talk To India Unless There Is Some Stability: Pak 

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan will try to resume peace talks with India only after election results are out as it is “useless” to talk to New Delhi because no big decisions are expected from the present Indian government, a senior minister has said. Fawad Chaudhry, Minister of Information of Pakistan, said that the time is not right […]

Pak FM Invites Stakeholders To Kashmir Seminar At UK Parliament

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has invited all his country’s parliamentarians including political leadership of Pakistan-administered Kashmir to attend a seminar on the Kashmir issue at the United Kingdom’s House of Commons early next month, a media report said on Monday.  According to a report in The Express Tribune, the invitation was extended […]

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