Modi talks tough: ‘Can’t support Mufti’s remarks'

Says coalition in JK will run only on basis of CMP, people deserve credit for successful polls


New Delhi, Mar 3: Breaking his silence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday disapproved of comments of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants for smooth conduct of Assembly polls, saying such a statement cannot be supported. “If somebody More

Rajnath again: No question of endorsing Sayeed’s remarks

‘BJP, Govt fully dissociate from JK CM’s statement’

New Delhi, Mar 3: The government Tuesday said it did not endorse the controversial statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammed Sayeed on the state assembly polls, after a vociferous Opposition disrupted Lok Sabha proceedings seeking a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. More

Mufti allocates portfolios

Retains Home, Planning, Tourism, Information


Srinagar, Mar 3: Ending days of suspense, Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Tuesday allocated portfolios to members of his council of ministers while retaining Home, Planning and Tourism and Information among other departments. Headed by Mufti, the cabinet comprises 11 senior ministers of Peoples More

Didn’t receive any request on return of Guru's mortal remains: MHA

Will support people only if they don’t play politics on the issue: Tabassum Guru


Srinagar, Mar 3: Union Ministry of Home Affairs Tuesday said it hasn’t received any formal request from any political party or individual from Jammu and Kashmir on return of Afzal Guru’s mortal remains. “So far we have not received anything in writing about return of mortal remains of Afzal Guru from More

Mufti should write to MHA on return of Guru’s mortal remains: Er Rashid


Srinagar, Mar 3: Legislator from north Kashmir’s Langate constituency Er Abdur Rashid Tuesday said J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed should write to Union Home Ministry of Home Affairs to seek return of mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru who was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February More

Afzal hanging was injustice, says Aiyer

Srinagar, Mar 3: Congress MP Manishankar Aiyar Tuesday said he was ‘saddened’ at the hanging of Afzal Guru and that ‘injustice’ was done by not handing over his remains to the next of his kin. “I was very upset when he was hanged, there wasn't any conclusive evidence,” he was quoted as saying by More

HC stays acquittal of rape-accused Gulzar ‘Peer’

Says extraordinary case is made out for court intervention


Srinagar, Mar 3: The J&K High Court Tuesday stayed acquittal of rape accused “godman” Gulzar ‘Peer’, nineteen days after Principal Sessions Court Budgam acquitted him. The High Court directed police to lodge the accused in judicial custody. Observing that in normal course a court does not stay a More

India, Pak inch towards dialogue resumption


Islamabad/New Delhi, Mar 3: India and Pakistan Tuesday appeared to be inching towards resumption of dialogue after Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's discussions in Islamabad, described by both sides as "ice-breaking". Jaishankar flew-in here as part of his "SAARC yatra" and held extensive talks with More

No plans to modify or withdraw AFSPA: Centre


New Delhi, Mar 3: The Centre Tuesday categorically ruled out any modification or withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir and North East. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha raised jointly by PDP MP Tariq Hameed Karra, Vincent H Pala of Congress and C S Putta Raja More

  • Briefs

Kargil residents seek CM’s intervention

Kargil, Mar 3: Residents of Kargil have urged the Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to mitigate the sufferings of the people and make the N-32 courier service between Kargil to Delhi, Srinagar and Jammu More

  • National

Won't be appropriate to revisit the issue: Congress on Afzal case

New Delhi, Mar 3: Congress today refused to be drawn into the issue of return of mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, a demand iterated by party MP Mani Shankar Aiyar and Jammu and Kashmir More

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  • Opinion

A bear hug!

Hope this Mufti-Modi meet turns out to be positive and does not end in the proverbial endings!



At long last after a wait of more than a couple of months, J & K has an elected government. According to Mufti Muhammad Sayyed it is the meeting of the North Pole and the South Pole. Hopefully it does More

  • GK Health

Heart Rhythm Disorder

Cold Sweat, Dizziness and Fainting could be a serious symptom of a Heart Rhythm Disorder


Mr H Z 62 year old gentleman had an episode of sweating followed by dizziness and transient loss of consciousness. He got up soon and felt fine and continued his routine activities. He felt that the episode More

  • Letters

  • Editorial

Developmental Agenda

The goals identified in the agenda, if achieved would hopefully rid this state of its economic and developmental backwardness

With elected government taking over charge in Jammu and Kashmir, it is time to get down to the brass tacks. The distinct political and ideological leanings the PDP and the BJP profess notwithstanding, More

  • Business

Govt approved rates on paper only: Vegetables, fruits sold on whim


Srinagar, Mar 3: In disregard to government issued rate list, many vegetable and fruit dealers here are selling goods at exorbitant prices. The CAPD rate list fixes price of a kg of cauliflower at Rs More

  • Sports

Kashmiri racing driver qualifies for ‘Polo R Cup’

‘Lack of sponsors may hinder my dream of making it big’

Srinagar, Mar 3: A budding racing driver and biker from Kashmir, Abrar Bin Ayoub, has been doing well in various national motorsports events and aims to make it big at the national and international levels More

  • GK Social

  • ePaper

  • Kashmir

PMSSS Fiasco: Kashmiri students stage demo at Jantar Mantar

‘MHRD has played fraud with us, our career at stake’


Srinagar, Mar 3: Around 60 Kashmiri students pursuing various courses in two colleges of Chandigarh Tuesday staged protest demonstrations at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi demanding release of funds under Prime More

  • Srinagar City

Damage assessment- Skeletons tumble, reveal muck

Officials pushed to ‘superhuman’ assignment; Expert view contradicted


Srinagar, Mar 3: Skeletons have started tumbling out of government’s flood-loss-assessment closet to reveal that official machinery was pushed to “superhuman” task and that while adhering to guidelines More

  • Jammu

PDP-BJP alliance manifestation of convenience, not conviction: NC

Jammu, Mar 3: Describing PDP-BJP’s ‘Agenda of the alliance’ as bunch of deception and contradictions, National Conference on Tuesday pooh-poohed the “claim” of the chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed More

  • South Asia

Indo-Pak civil society representatives meet in Islamabad

Srinagar, Mar 3: Senior diplomats, parliamentarians, policy-makers and journalists from Pakistan and India held the fourth round of the Track-II Dialogue at Islamabad in Pakistan last week to discuss the More

  • World

OIC calls for peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue


Geneva, Mar 3: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation today appealed to India and Pakistan for a peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue through a sustained dialogue process, saying "denial of self-determination More

  • Health

Youth succumbs to suspected H1N1 influenza at SMHS

17 suspected Swine Flu patients admitted in city hospitals


Srinagar, Mar 3: One more youth succumbed to suspected H1N1 influenza at SMHS Hospital here Monday night. The young man, aged 25 years, was from Budgam. According to SMHS Hospital administration, the More

  • Cricket

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