After ruckus, LC passes resolution on Indo-Pak dialogue

Urges India, Pakistan to restore talks for peace in JK, Sub-Continent


Srinagar, Aug 28:  After noisy scenes, the Legislative Council Thursday passed a resolution urging the J&K government to impress upon New Delhi to resume the process of dialogue with Pakistan to ensure peace and stability in the State and the Sub-Continent. The resolution also directed the More

NC, Congress, PDP will have to pay heavy price for pro-Pak line: BJP


Jammu, Aug 28: Barely few hours after the J&K Legislative Council unanimously passed a resolution impressing upon the state government to urge the Government of India to resume the process of Indo-Pak dialogue to ensure peace and stability in the sub-continent, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP More

8 die, 2 injured in Banihal road accident

Governor, CM, Azad, Farooq, Mehbooba express grief


Ramban, Aug 28: At least eight persons, including five women, lost their lives while two others were critically injured after a vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge near Nachlana area in Banihal Tehsil on Thursday.Police sources said 11 passengers were on board the sumo vehicle More

Legislators blame govt negligence

Demand implementation of House Panel report


Srinagar, Aug 28: It was pandemonium in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday over the “failure” of the State government to implement a report of a House Committee set up to suggest measures to check the rising road accidents across J&K.Cutting across party lines, the opposition members cornered More

Ensure safety of Kashmiri students outside JK: Speaker to Rajnath, CMs


Srinagar, Aug 28: Speaker of the J&K Legislative Assembly, Mubarak Gul, Thursday asked the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and chief ministers of all states to ensure protection of Kashmiri students studying in states outside J&K.The Speaker made the appeal a day after a group of Kashmiri More

AR Veeri is PDP leader in LA


Srinagar, Aug 28: Speaker of the J&K Legislative Assembly, Mubarak Gul, Thursday announced Abdur Rehman Veeri as the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the House on the basis of recommendation received from the party leadership, an official spokesman said.Veeri is the PDP legislator More

No more white flag on borders with Pakistan: Home Minister

‘Will visit Kashmir on Sep 5 to review rehabilitation of KPs’


New Delhi, Aug 28: Stiffening his stance over ceasefire violations along the LoC and the International Border, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said the BSF personnel have been directed not to show white flag anymore but give a befitting reply on firing from the other side. On a day More

Ready to talk JK within bilateral framework: India


New Delhi, Aug 28: India Thursday made it clear that it was willing to discuss the issue of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan within the framework of bilateral agreements of Simla pact and Lahore Declaration.External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin was reacting to Pakistan government More

  • Briefs

RTO authorities seize unregistered vehicles

Srinagar, Aug 28: Regional Transport Office Kashmir authorities Thursday seized several vehicles, including school buses for plying without registration.The RTO Board of Inspection Srinagar checked documents More

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  • Opinion

In quest of plus 44

BJP eying on election boycott and division of votes



 Ahead of assembly  elections in the state that are likely to be held in November-December next, the ruling BJP has launched a vigorous campaign aimed  to seek power. Upbeat, it is  More

  • Features

In search of Iqbal’s Pakistan

Given the present day plight of Pakistan as a nation, it is obligatory for Pakistan to follow the teachings of its national Poet-philosopher



Allama Iqbal’s words were a powerful source of guidance when Pakistan came into existence in 1947 and during its early years. Every morning Radio Pakistan broadcast his prayer for children that: ‘my wish More

  • Letters

Intellectuals nowhere

Apropos the article “Kashmir: Dearth of intellectuals (GK 23rd August, 2014( by Dr. Mumtaz Yaseen Balkhi, the author has expressed concern over the dearth of intellectuals in Kashmir. The writer himself More

  • Friday Focus

Peace of Mind


The main aim of all human effort is and has always been the acquisition of the peace of mind. Everything else – wealth, power, knowledge, fame – serves as a means to this end. And yet it has generally More

  • Business

Gilgit design transforms local hot water tanks

New tanks highly efficient, supplies water to entire house


Srinagar, Aug 28: In 2008 a family from Srinagar traveled to Gilgit to meet their relatives. The visitors were amused to find reliable supply of hot water despite shortage of electricity. Upon inquiring More

  • Sports

Team Alkhuddam, Ghani Gliders thrash opponents

Khyber Big Downtown Champions League T20

Srinagar, Aug 28: Mohsin Nisar claimed three wickets as Team Al-Khudam Nowhatta beat Kashmir Royal Stars Buchpora by 20 runs in the first match of Khyber Big Downtown Champions League T20 at Kashmir University More

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  • Kashmir

BJP MLA’s ‘Pakistani agents’ remark triggers protest

Opposition stages walkout from Legislative Assembly


Srinagar, Aug 28: The statement of a Jammu-based MLA that “those who have brought the resolution on talks with Pakistan in the Legislative Council are Pakistani agents” triggered protests and walk-outs More

  • Srinagar City

Bribe accused figured at No1 in SMC tainted list



Srinagar, Aug 28:  The Srinagar Municipal Corporation,  Enforcement Officer who was caught accepting bribe on August 20 –figures at No 1 in the list of tainted officials –prepared by the SMC More

  • Jammu

Defence Ministers of India, Pak should step down: Mehbooba

‘They have failed to honour the ceasefire agreement’


R S PURA, Aug 28: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Peoples Democratic Party president and MP Mehbooba Mufti Thursday visited the relief camps in R S Pura sector along International More

  • News

On back foot, Pakistan Govt agrees to register murder case against PM

Protesters call for Sharif's ouster


Islamabad, Aug 28: Pakistan was on edge today with protesters headed by Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri insisting they will not accept anything short of Premier Nawaz Sharif's resignation, even as More

  • Cricket

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