On AFSPA revocation, CM Sayeed says ‘will achieve our objective’

On AFSPA revocation, CM Sayeed says ‘will achieve our objective’

Days after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar ruled out revocation of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saturday said his government would "achieve its objective" with regard to the controversial Act in the state.

Students miss CET as protesters block road around Dal Lake in Srinagar

Students miss CET as protesters block road around Dal Lake in Srinagar

Scores of youngsters proceeding to appear in the common entrance test (CET) for professional colleges were unable to reach their examination centres on Saturday as protesters, including elderly people and women, did not heed their pleading to let them pass through roadblocks set up along the Dal Lake here.

HC seeks info on Jehlum restoration

HC seeks info on Jehlum restoration

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state government to apprise it on the measures for restoration of River Jehlum to its original width.

Time to build pressure on Delhi: Mirwaiz

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday suggested that Mufti government should take cue from Tripura and build pressure on New Delhi to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

Govt pushing youth to violence: Yasin Malik

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday said that youth are being pushed to wall and compelled to take the path of violence.

Pakstan flags waved at South Kashmir rally

Barely two days after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh warned separatists of stringent action for waving Pakistani flags in Kashmir, the flags were again waved at a rally led by Shabir Ahmad Shah in this South Kashmir town.

Miscreants attempt to torch mausoleum at Budgam

Miscreants attempt to torch mausoleum at Budgam

This central Kashmir district observed a shutdown on Friday to protest against the attempt of unknown miscreants to set the holy mausoleum of "Agas" located near 35 RR camp in the town on fire.

Police visit cell tower landlords, neighbours

Police visit cell tower landlords, neighbours

With communication breakdown continuing in Baramulla districts and spreading to others areas of north and south Kashmir, security agencies Friday carried out verification of cellular tower landlords and their neighbours.

Won’t tolerate pro-Pakistan activities: Home Minister

Won’t tolerate pro-Pakistan activities: Home Minister

Stating that India won’t tolerate pro-Pakistan activities in J&K, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday asked people of the state not to fall prey to hollow slogans as their fate is with India only.

Withdraw AFSPA: Prof Soz

Senior Congress leader and former J&K Congress chief Prof Saifuddin Soz Friday said Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was not compatible with India’s democratic set up and the act must go in phases.

Geelani under continuous house arrest from 40 days: Hurriyat (G)

Hurriyat Conference (G) has hit out at the Government for putting its Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani under continuous house arrest for the past 40 days.

3 yrs on, temporary teachers await regularization

Despite passage of more than three years since the School Education department initiated process of regularizing of their services, the temporary teachers Friday said there had been no progress in the case and they were fed up with the ‘official apathy.’

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Private schools arbitrarily hike fee

Private schools arbitrarily hike fee

With authorities sitting over regulatation of fee structure in educational institutions, many private schools in the summer capital have resorted to arbitrary hike in school fees—putting extra burden on parents.

City areas hit by water shortage

City areas hit by water shortage

Inhabitants of various areas of Srinagar have complained of shortage of drinking water supply for past several weeks.

Zafran colony inhabitants demand transport facilities

Zafran colony inhabitants demand transport facilities

Inhabitants of Zafran Colony at Sempora here have decried lack of transport facilities to the area.

Traffic diversions in city areas on Sunday

To facilitate Pedal for Kashmir race, authorities on Friday formulated Traffic diversion plan for various areas of the summer capital on Sunday, May 31.

SP College to start special certificate course in Arabic

In a bid to make a value-addition to students, Sri Pratap College, here is mulling to start special classes certificate course in Functional and Spoken Arabic.

Post floods, 51 persons booked for violating FSA

Authorities have booked 51 persons for violating Food Safety and Standards Act (FSA) and recovered a fine of Rs 2.24 lakhs from the offenders in the summer capital.

AIIMS Coordination Committee to continue agitation: Abhinav

AIIMS Coordination Committee to continue agitation: Abhinav

The AIIMS Coordination Committee today said ‘it will continue agitation till Jammu gets All India Institute of Medical science (AIIMS) and Artificial Lake’.

NPP threatens stir against levying of Toll tax

NPP threatens stir against levying of Toll tax

Jammu and Kashmir National Panther Party (JKNPP) today threatened agitation against the levying of Toll from vehicles on Bann Toll Plaza Nagrota.

BJP IT Cell discuss ‘Maha Sampark Abhiyaan’

BJP IT Cell discuss ‘Maha Sampark Abhiyaan’

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT Cell on Friday conducted a ‘brainstorming’ session and discussed various aspects of ongoing ‘Maha Sampark Abhiyaan’.

Water woes| PHE minister shifts Shakti Nagar JE for ‘dereliction’ of duty

Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sukhnandan Kumar today shifted a Junior Engineer of the department for dereliction of duty.

Man dies, another injured in Poonch accident

One person died while another sustained injuries here today after the tractor they were traveling in met with an accident in Lassana area of Surankote.

PC on environment calls for holistic Master plan for Jammu

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests today called for strict implementation of Master Plan in Jammu with well envisaged plan for solid waste management.

Pedal for Kashmir|2000 cyclists expected to participate

Pedal for Kashmir|2000 cyclists expected to participate

Two thousand cyclists from across J&K and other states are set to participate in the Pedal for Kashmir cycling event, being organized by J&K Armed Police on May 31, here.

Rookie Saleem stages upset, wins ‘Run for Shahr-e-Khaas’

Rookie Saleem stages upset, wins ‘Run for Shahr-e-Khaas’

A budding athlete, Muhammad Saleem Wani, Thursday cruised to victory in the 5th edition of the J&K Bank Run for Shahr-e-Khaas, organized by J&K Sports Development Association in collaboration with JK Bank and Tourism department Kashmir, in old city here.

McGrath to coach Australia’s ‘gen-next’ in India

McGrath to coach Australia’s ‘gen-next’ in India

Cricket legend Glenn McGrath will run his eye over the next generation of Australian pace bowlers next month when a contingent from the National Cricket Centre (NCC) travels to India for specialist preparation at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai.

Saina knocked out of Australian Open Superseries

India’s campaign in the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries ended as World No.1 women’s singles shuttler Saina Nehwal was outplayed 15-21, 13-21 by China’s Shixian Wang in the quarter-finals here on Friday.

PPCPL inaugural function on June 6

Ten teams have so far confirmed their participation in the Police Public Cricket Premier League (PPCPL) being organized by J&K Police in the month of June, here.

J&K boys beat Pondicherry in Volleyball

Jammu and Kashmir won their second consecutive group match beating Pondicherry in straight sets 25-22, 25-10, 25-12) in the ongoing 23rd Mini National Volleyball Championship underway at Erode in Tamil Nadu today.

'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' crosses Rs.100 crore mark

'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' crosses Rs.100 crore mark

Continuing its golden run at the box office, Kangana Ranaut and R. Madhavan starrer "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" has crossed the Rs.100 crore mark worldwide.

Ranveer is now calmer, less anxious: Anushka Sharma

Ranveer is now calmer, less anxious: Anushka Sharma

Actress Anushka Sharma, who worked with Ranveer Singh in the 2010 film "Band Baaja Baaraat", says he is now a calmer and less anxious person as compared to his earlier days.

Tabu gets into tough inspector look for 'Drishyam'

Tabu gets into tough inspector look for 'Drishyam'

After garnering plaudits for playing a mother in “Haider”, versatile actress Tabu will be back on the silver screen with more power in a police officer's avatar in “Drishyam”.

Farhan, 'Dil Dhadakne Do' team, to meet Milkha Singh

Farhan Akhtar was applauded by one and all for his onscreen portrayal of former Olympian Milkha Singh in "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag".

Documentary on AR Rahman screened at White House

A detailed account on musical influences of double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman found its way inside the White House in Washington through a special screening of "Jai Ho", a documentary on his work.

Dubai takes Anil Kapoor's heart away

Actor Anil Kapoor is smitten by the culture in the Middle East. The actor, who is in Dubai for an award show, says the place has a “piece of his heart”.

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