Will Abrogate Article 35A By 2020: Amit Shah

SRINAGAR — Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has said that abrogating Article 35-A was the party’s commitment to the people of the country, a media report said on Monday. The Quint quoted Shah as saying that abrogating Article 35A is in the BJP manifesto and has been so since 1950.  “It has not […]

4 Militants Killed, 3 Soldiers Injured In Pulwama Gunfight

SRINAGAR — Four militants were killed and three soldiers and policemen in a gunfight with government forces at Lassipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Reports said that a joint team of army’s 44 RR, SOG and CRPF laid a siege at Lassipora village late Sunday night. “On a credible input a-cordon-and-search operation […]

Girl, Woman, BSF Officer killed In LoC Flare Up In Poonch

JAMMU — A five-year-old girl, a woman and a BSF officer were killed Monday as India and Pakistan armed resorted to heavy shelling on forward areas along the Line of Control in Jammu’s Poonch district, officials said. Sixteen persons, including six soldiers and three women, were injured in the incident, they said.  Officials here said […]

Farooq, Baig Poor In Raising Questions, Joining Debates In LS

SRINAGAR — Members of Parliament (MPs) from Kashmir Valley have been very poor at raising questions as well as on participating in debates, as per data from the 16th Lok Sabha.  Muzaffar Hussain Baig even recorded extremely low attendance compared to national average of 80% by all MPs during the sessions of the outgoing Lok […]

Winning Hearts Through Barrel of Gun

With the elections in India round the corner, the BJP regime and the hard-line approach towards Kashmir have been very brutal. We had grown up seeing the violent face of India, but last five years of Modi rule at centre and his collation at state with the PDP had only intensified violent and aggressive approach mostly towards […]

India top test rankings for third straight year

NEW DELHI:- India have finished at the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) test rankings and taken home the purse of $1 million for a third consecutive year, the governing body said on Monday. India, who registered their first series victory in Australia at the turn of the year, finished with 116 points on […]

IPL 2019: Lalit Modi reveals match-fixing incident in IPL match

Lalit Kumar Modi, the former commissioner of Indian Premier League (IPL) has alleged that match-fixing took place during an IPL match played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He tweeted a video of the match in which DC wicketkeeper Rishbah Pant can be heard on the stump mic saying that the next […]

FY’19 GST Mop-Up Overshoots Estimates;Mar Collections At Record Rs 1.06 Lakh-Cr

NEW DELHI — Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections touched Rs 11.77 lakh crore in fiscal 2018-19, exceeding the revised budget estimates, with record realisation of Rs 1.06 lakh crore in March alone. March saw the highest ever monthly return filing since GST rollout on July 1, 2017, at 75.95 lakh– reflecting improved compliance. Meanwhile, Finance Minister Arun […]

J&K Bank Bids Adieu To Ex Prez (HR) Sheigan On Superannuation

SRINAGAR — A farewell function was Monday organized by the officers of the J&K Bank to bid adieu to Executive President (HR) Abdul Rashid Sheigan on attaining the age of superannuation. The function was presided by Chairman & CEO JK Bank Parvez Ahmed and was attended by bank’s Executive Presidents R K Chhibber, P K Tickoo; […]

Centre Sets Up Tribunal To Review Ban Imposed On JeI, JKLF

NEW DELHI — The Centre has set up a tribunal, headed by Justice Chander Shekhar of the Delhi High Court, to adjudicate if there exists sufficient cause to ban the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) and the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-Yasin Malik (JKLF-Y) faction. The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry exercising the […]