Vohra heads for Delhi today to ‘tackle’ financial crisis

To meet Rajnath, Jaitley, seek plan funding, flood relief package


Srinagar, Jan 29: With Jammu and Kashmir facing the worst-ever financial crisis and liabilities swelling to Rs 2700 crore, the Governor NN Vohra is headed for New Delhi on Friday to tide over the ‘critical’ situation. He is also scheduled to discuss the rehabilitation of flood victims and seek the More

CERC summons PDD bosses on non-payment of dues

Officials blame financial crunch for delay


Srinagar, Jan 29: The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has summoned officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department for defaulting in payment of excess electricity drawn from the National Grid at various intervals in the past two years.A senior PDD official told More

Kashmir struggle indigenous, says Pakistan

‘Resolution of dispute pivotal for regional peace, security’


Islamabad, Jan 29: Upping its ante on Kashmir, Pakistan Thursday said resolving the long-standing issue was "pivotal" to the regional peace and security as it called on the international community for a "sustainable and lasting solution" to the dispute.Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry briefed More

Srinagar gets season’s first snowfall

MeT forecasts dry weather for 5 days

Srinagar, Jan 29: Kashmir areas, including the summer capital Srinagar, Thursday witnessed fresh snowfall even as the Meteorological department predicted dry weather in next five days.Officials said this was season’s first snowfall in the Valley’s plains, with Srinagar city receiving 0.3 mm snowfall More

Structured dialogue with BJP soon: PDP

Slams Koul’s remarks on AFSPA, says don’t want JK to be ruled by military laws


Srinagar, Jan 29: A day after the BJP asserted that the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) can’t be revoked as it may prove counterproductive, the PDP Thursday said “it doesn’t want Kashmir to be ruled by military laws.” The party also said it was still holding informal parleys More

‘Crucial issues’ on table, PDP’s LP meeting tomorrow


Srinagar, Jan 29: Amid its parleys with the BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Peoples Democratic Party has called its legislature party meeting in Jammu on Saturday to “discuss some crucial issues.” This will be the party’s first LP meeting since the declaration More

RS polls: Tarigami, Hakim, Rashid to take ‘joint decision’

Peoples Conference to back BJP; Pawan, Rizvi indecisive


Srinagar, Jan 29: With J&K’s four RajyaSabha seats set to go to polls on February 7, independents and legislators belonging to smaller parties are divided on their support to the nominees.While MLA Kulgam Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami is set to support Congress leader GhulamNabi Azad, two legislators More

Justice Vasanthkumar appointed JK’s new CJ


New Delhi, Jan 29: Justice Narayanan Nadar Paul Vasanthakumar was Thursday appointed as the next Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.His appointment will be effective from the date he assumes charge, a Law Ministry statement said. He is currently a judge in the Madras High Court.

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Prof Nahvi appointed Director Iqbal Institute

Srinagar, Jan 29: Prominent scholar, academician and Iqbalian, Prof Bashir Ahmed Nahvi, has been appointed Director of the Iqbal Institute of Culture & Philosophy, University of Kashmir, for a period More

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Resolution of Kashmir issue pivotal for regional peace: Pak

Lastupdate at : Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:58:26 IST

Islamabad, Jan 29: Upping its ante on Kashmir, Pakistan today said resolving the long-standing issue was "pivotal" to the regional peace and security as it called on the international community for a " More

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License to abuse

Is freedom of expression absolute and can it be so?



  Caught in the black-hole of medieval   obduracy and suffocation, where any freethinking, incompatible with the dogmas of the Church, was held punishable by Inquisition Courts, it was not More

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Enter BJP: Did anyone say RSS!

It is foolish to ignore the radical change in the atmosphere, in the ambience in Kashmir, which a BJP in coalition will bring about

Essay Series : Part II


Little do the Muftis realise that Modi & Co. must be laughing in their sleeves at the duos’ praise for “Vajpayee”. To them he is history; his name is used for political cosmetics - a mukhota. He wanted More

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The Charlie Hebdoes of History


There is nothing new in the Charlie Hebdo mischief which has already claimed many precious human lives. Charlie Hebdo is a Protean sinister phenomenon which has always been present in history in one form More

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Liabilities in JK touch Rs 2700 cr


Srinagar, Jan 29: With Jammu and Kashmir facing severe financial crisis the liabilities at treasuries have swelled to Rs 2700 crore. The non-release of plan and other funds by the BJP-led government at More

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NC hits back: ‘Akhtar tasked to justify PDP’s unjustifiable actions’

PDP has insulted educated youth by nominating middle-pass candidates for RS polls: Mattu

Srinagar, Jan 29: Dubbing PDP chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar as an “errand boy” of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, National Conference (NC) Thursday he (Akhtar) has been tasked by Mufti to “justify the unjustifiable More

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Dastgeer Sahib (RA) relics shifted back to Khanyar shrine



Srinagar, Jan 29: The relics of Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani(RA) popularly known as Dastgeer Sahib were shifted back to the Khanyar shrine reconstructed after a fire, which devastated the structure More

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Yawar Mir calls for fitting flood-protection measures


Jammu, Jan 29: Calling for expeditious implementation of the proposed Rs 2000 crore Comprehensive Plan for Flood Management (CPFM) in Jammu and Kashmir, MLA-elect, Rafiabad,  Yawar Dilawar Mir Thursday More

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US does not consider Afghan Taliban as a 'terrorist' outfit


Washington, Jan 29: The US does not consider the Afghan Taliban as a terrorist outfit, describing it as "an armed insurgency".It called the Islamic State as a "terrorist" group, drawing a controversial More

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