Rs 7.68 lakh provided to deceased labour’s family

SRINAGAR: The State government Monday claimed that it provided a compensation of Rs 7.68 lakh in favour of deceased labour’s family who had died while performing his duty at H.K. Cement Factory, Khrew. A cheque amounting Rs. 7.68 lakhs was handed over by Deputy Labour Commissioner, Kashmir, to the deceased’s wife Sandla Devi at his […]

2 years on, class IV aspirants wait for interview

PULWAMA: Applications on a prescribed format were asked from the candidates of district pulwama for filling up the class IV vacancies in CA & PD department Pulwama in August 2013.  The department after short-listing the candidates finalized interview date on January 11, 2014 with a prescribed schedule as: 60 points to Matric, 20 points to […]

India,Pak hold talks in Bangkok

NEW DELHI: In a dramatic development, the National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan held a secret meeting in Bangkok today, discussing a range of issues including peace and security, terrorism and Jammu and Kashmir. This meeting was agreed on byIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif when they met in […]

No Alternative to Vajpayee’s Kashmir Policy: Mehbooba

New Delhi: Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Saturday said the Kashmir issue could be best resolved through former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s policy of accommodating Kashmiris and involving Pakistan. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Ms Mehbooba said there is no alternative to Vajpayee’s approach of reaching out to Pakistan, adding that […]

Sheikh Abdullah's son says, Kashmir destined to be free; its Allah's will

SRINAGAR: In the remarks bound to raise controversy, senior National Conference leader Sheikh Mustafa Kamal Saturday openly demanded freedom for both Indian and Pakistani parts of Kashmir.  Kamal, the brother of former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, expressed disgust against both the regimes of New Delhi and Islamabad, and opined that only freedom could deliver true […]

From Sheikh’s Mausoleum, Farooq Bats for Kashmir Division

SRINAGAR: National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said there was no alternative to a comprehensive dialogue process between India and Pakistan and that both nuclear-powers should realize the importance of amicably resolving the Kashmir Issue without any further delay.  Dr. Farooq Abdullah said political uncertainty viz-a-viz the Kashmir issue was not only detrimental […]

Shahr-e-Khas Shuts in Protest

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of traders from Srinagar city amid shutdown on Saturday staged a peaceful protest in Nowhatta demanding immediate end to use of pepper gas and tear-gas shelling on the traders.  All shops and business establishments in the old city remained shut in wake of the strike call given by Shehar-e-Khas Traders Coordination Committee. The […]

Defunct SHRC: Court Deadline Fails to Move Govt.

SRINAGAR: Even after the expiry of the deadline, the State Government seems in no mood to reconstitute ‘defunct’ State Human Rights Commission.  A division bench comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Hasnain Masoodi while acting upon a PIL filed by M.M.Shuja had directed the Government to reconstitute the Commission by November 20, 2015. […]

Who’s ‘Sher-e-Kashmir’? Govt. Clueless

JAMMU:  Sher-e-Kashmir which is the known title given to the first Prime Minister of J&K Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah has no mention in the state government’s records. According to a RTI report filed by a Jammu-based activist Deepak Sharma, Jammu and Kashmir government has no official record as to who is ‘Sher-e-Kashmir’. Many expressed shock over […]

No tomorrow for Rohingya refugees in Kashmir

JAMMU: Six-year-old Tasleema is nobody’s ‘laadli beti’ (beloved daughter). She has no idea of the horrors her parents have been through. Worse still, she has no future as she belongs to one of the nearly 650 families of Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar living here since 2008. Molvi Yunus, 39, is a Rohingya Muslim refugee […]