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Depression A Key Cause For Suicides

The underlying cause of 70 per cent of suicides is depression. For every suicide, around ten more attempted suicides would have occurred. M. Chandrasekharan Nair, city-based psychiatrist, speaking to The Hindu, said that a government directive on treating a patient jointly by a general physician and a psychiatrist for every attempted suicide case could perhaps […]

Students demand release of arrested JKDF activists

Jammu – Hundreds of students staged protest demonstrations here demanding the release of three activists of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Front (JKDF), who were arrested for disrupting Assembly proceedings in Srinagar. Over 200 students of GGM Science College assembled at the college complex and held an anti-government demonstration against the arrest of three JKDF […]

Police Seize 78 LPG Cylinders, 2 Held

Srinagar – Following reports of hoarding and profiteering in cooking and lighting gas in the capital city in the wake of recent LPG cap, police Tuesday raided some business premises in downtown Khanyar and seized 78 cylinders allegedly meant for sale in the black market. Two persons have been arrested. Quoting the superintendent of police, […]

Govt De-Links Panchayat Polls From KashmirÂ’s Political Issue

PRIs’ Sole Objective To Develop Villages: Sagar Srinagar – Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday sought to de-link the establishment of Panchayati Raj system from the state’s political dimension asserting “it should not be linked with politics or Kashmir issue.” “Kashmir problem is an admitted fact which needs political solution and Panchayats have nothing to do […]

3,000 Youth Recruited in Police Since 2010: CM

Srinagar – The Chief minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday said about 3000 youth, almost half of them hailing from different areas of Srinagar, got employment in police during 16 special recruitment rallies conducted since 2010. “As many as 2,916 youth were recruited as constables during the recruitment drives conducted in police department since 2010,” Chief Minister […]

LA Ruckus: 5 Guards Suspended

Srinagar – Jammu and Kashmir assembly speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone on Tuesady suspended five security personnel in connection with Monday’s incident when three youths jumped into the member’s area of the house shouting slogans. The Assembly witnessed unruly scenes on Monday as three youths unfurled the flag of a newly-floated party and shouted slogans. They […]

Black Blacklisted From Assembly?

 Srinagar – Shaken by yesterday’s intrusion, assembly security on Tuesday barred a local journalist entry at least twice for wearing a black shirt. Imtiyaz Ahmad, a reporter with a Srinagar-based Urdu daily was stopped at the assembly gates with security men saying that they were under orders not to allow in anyone wearing black. “I […]

15 Graft Cases Filed Against J-K politicians, Ministers: Govt

Srinagar – At least 15 cases of corruption or misuse of official position have been registered against state politicians including four sitting ministers before the Jammu and Kashmir State Accountability Commission, the state government told the Legislative Assembly today. The ministers, who have cases pending before the anti-corruption commission, are Abdul Rahim Rather (Finance), Taj […]

India, Pak Clash Over Kashmir At UN Panel Meet

United Nations – For the second time in a fortnight, India and Pakistan clashed over Kashmir at the meeting of a United Nations committee after Islamabad made “gratuitous references” to the dispute. “The de-colonization agenda of the UN would be incomplete without resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” Pakistan’s deputy permanent representative, Raza Bashir […]

KTMF Calls For Friday Strike Over LPG Crisis

Srinagar – The Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) has called for a general strike on October 12 as a token protest against the LPG cap and non-availability of cooking gas in the state. “This will be a token strike. However, if the government fails to respond to the protest, people will come on the […]