Omar lashes out at BJP’s ‘divisive politics’

‘Party dividing communities for electoral gains; eyeing boycott in some constituencies’


Srinagar, Aug 30: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday lashed out at Bhartiya Janata Party for ‘pursuing boycott politics’ in Kashmir and attempting to create divide in the state ahead of upcoming Assembly elections.“An atmosphere is being created in Kashmir today where agenda of the ‘ultra-nationalist More

House panel to probe ‘land grab’ case

NC, PDP spar for 2nd day

From the LA


Srinagar, Aug 30: For the second consecutive day on Saturday, legislators of the ruling National Conference and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party engaged in a verbal duel in the Legislative Assembly over alleged involvement of PDP leaders including deputy speaker Sartaj Madni in a land grab More

Report gives clean chit to Deputy Speaker

NC not satisfied, seeks House Committee

From the LC


Srinagar, Aug 30: The report submitted by the Revenue Department into the alleged land scam Saturday gave a clean chit to Deputy Speaker Sartaj Madni. The report also ruled out the allegations that 4000 kanals of land at Marhama in South Kashmir were encroached by some individuals as alleged by NC More

‘Give up aggression, work for peace on borders’

Mehbooba urges New Delhi to talk to Islamabad


Srinagar, Aug 30: Peoples Democratic Party President, Mehbooba Mufti, Saturday asked BJP-led NDA government in New Delhi to give up “aggressive stand” and work for restoration of peace on borders with Pakistan.“Ceasefire violations have taken place earlier also but the way the BJP reacted, it More

Soldier killed in Kupwara gunfight


Kupwara, Aug 30: A soldier of 28 RR was killed and another injured Saturday in an on-going operation against militants in Kalaroos area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.“The soldier was killed when a search party of 28 RR came in contact with militants in the wee hours of Saturday. Militants More

RSS chief’s remarks trigger debate in LA

PDP, BJP members shout it out


Srinagar, Aug 30: The Legislative Assembly on Saturday witnessed a war of words between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) over RSS chief’s Hindu nationality remarks.As the Question Hour started, PDP lawmaker Peerzada Mansoor drew attention of the House towards More

Veteran journalist Balraj Puri passes away


Jammu, Aug 30: Veteran journalist and writer Balraj Puri passed away here on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 86.Puri was not keeping good health for some time and was under treatment at Government Medical College Hospital Jammu where he breathed his last.He is survived by wife Dr More

  • Briefs

Masarat Alam re-arrested

Srinagar, Aug 30: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (ML) Masarat Alam was Saturday rearrested by Jammu police immediately after he was granted bail by a court. “Masarat was released by court in More

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Continued ceasefire violations by Pak provocative’: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 30: Terming as "serious and provocative" the continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and International Border, India today said it was "not very conducive" for the bilateral More

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  • Opinion

Negotiating an Indo-Japan Nuclear deal

The likelihood of a possible nuclear deal between the two sides has attracted most attention



Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ongoing visit to Japan is his first bilateral foreign trip outside the region which, in a sense, demonstrates the importance New Delhi attaches to the bilateral partnership More

  • Oped

Shehr-i-Khas to Shehr-i-Iflaas

Srinagar city is dying. But it must survive. What it needs is a comprehensive Social and Economic Revival Plan. Will parties like PDP & NC rise to the occasion? Will Mirwaiz Umar and Yasin Malik do their bits?


Srinagar city – some 2000 years old - represents the spirit of Kashmir. From the symbol of this land’s political, economic and intellectual life, Srinagar today is a picture of gloom, marginalisation and More

  • Business

Rs 1700 cr bills pending at treasuries in JK: FinMin


Srinagar, Aug 30: The Jammu and Kashmir government today admitted that Rs 1700 crore bills were pending for payment at the treasuries. Finance Minister, Abdul Rahim Rather in a written reply to a query More

  • Sports

Jehangir stars as Royals register first win

Khyber Big Downtown Champions League

Srinagar, Aug 30: Jehangir Bhat smashed 58 off 46 balls and Samiullah Beigh finished with four wickets as Royal Star Buchpora edged Baba Reshi Lions Khanyar by 19 runs, in a group match of the Khyber Big More

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  • Kashmir

Respond to Geelani’s unity call: Asiya Andrabi to separatists

‘Strengthen Kashmir Movement; provide legal aid to detainees’


Srinagar, Aug 30: Stressing on the unity among the separatist leadership, Syeda Asiya Andrabi, Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of Faith) or the DeM, Saturday said that the alliance would strengthen More

  • Srinagar City

Former Police chiefs honored

Rajendra highlights contribution of his predecessors

Srinagar, Aug  30: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Saturday honored its former chiefs at a special function held at Police Golf Course on the lake Dal banks in the City. The function was hosted More

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