GoI Making Efforts To Ensure Peace In J&K: President

NEW DELHI — President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said the central government is making all efforts to ensure a safe and peaceful environment for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. In his address to the joint sitting of both houses of parliament, Presidebt Kovind said the government is also committed to take all necessary steps […]

44 Killed,34 Injured As Overloaded Bus Falls In Drain In HP

SHIMLA — At least 44 people were killed and 34 others injured when an overloaded bus fell into a deep drain in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, officials said. The private bus (bearing registration number HP 66-7065) fell into the over 300-metre-deep nullah near the Dhoth Morh in Banjar tehsil of the district, Kullu […]

India Rejects Report Of Having Agreed To Hold Talks With Pak

NEW DELHI — India on Thursday rejected claims of having responded to Islamabad’s call for dialogue and clarified that New Delhi seeks normal and cooperative relations with all neighbours, including Pakistan. “As per the established diplomatic practice, PM and EAM have responded to the congratulatory messages received from their counterparts in Pakistan. In their messages, […]

EPC, PMC Contracts Terminated for Kalnai HEP 

SRINAGAR — The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the termination of the EPC & PMC Contracts for the 48 MW Lower Kalnai HEP, updation of the DPR and retendering of the balance works of the Project under EPC mode. The 48 MW Lower […]

Curtains To Fall On JAKFED Next Month

SRINAGAR — The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the winding up of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (JAKFED) by August 2019. The process of winding up of the Federation will be concluded by the Registrar, Cooperative Societies, J&K in terms of […]

Upgradation Of Facilities Ordered At Transport Nagar Parimpora

SRINAGAR — Advisor to Governor K K Sharma today visited Transport Nagar Parimpora to take stock of the developmental needs and facilities to be provided to the transporters. Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Dheeraj Gupta, Vice Chairman SDA Sajad Hussain Ganaie and other senior officers were accompanying the Advisor. The Advisor enquired about collection of fee/toll from […]

J&K Bank Shall Emerge Better From Current Situation: Chairman To Investors

SRINAGAR — The Chairman and MD of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Rajesh Kumar Chhibber today reassured all stakeholders that the Bank’s business is not impacted in any manner by the recent developments and ongoing investigations undertaken by the State Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB). He further said that the Bank is a unique institution, one of […]

Time To Stop This Suicidal Tendency

The dangerous tendency of youth countering security forces near encounter sites is getting separatist leaderships endorsement. This strategy, if it indeed is, has the potential to consume our young generation like sacrificial lambs. Separatist spectrum has failed to go far a strategic overhaul, that they badly need.  Every political force is busy working as per their […]

Governor Gives President And Police Medals  

SRINAGAR — Governor Satya Pal Malik today presented 10 President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG), 68 Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), 09 President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPM-DS) and 52 Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM-MS) to the police officers, policemen and next of kin of slain police personnel “for their exemplary contribution in the […]

Lack of Strategic Consistency

Should India talk to Pakistan? The conventional view is that we should not as long as Pakistan continues to sponsor terrorism against India. This is the policy, it appears, that we are following now. Pakistan was not invited for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on May 30. We have not responded to Pakistan Prime […]