Govt formation: BJP-PDP alliance in the offing

Madhav, Drabu meet Vohra, apprise him on parleys; Arriving at consensus on Common Minimum Programme: Naeem Akhter


Jammu, Jan 28: The stalemate over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to see an end as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) are set to announce the alliance anytime soon.According to sources, discussions on the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) between More

Popular govt in JK soon: Rajnath


Allahabad, Jan 28: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday said the BJP was looking forward to formation of a popular regime in Jammu and Kashmir where Governor’s was imposed after election results threw a hung Assembly."We are hopeful that a popular government will soon be in place in Jammu More

RS polls: 7 file nominations

Mir, Manhas on safe turf; Azad may give tough fight to Laway, Sharma


Jammu, Jan 28: Seven candidates, including the Leader of Opposition in RajyaSabhaGhulamNabi Azad, Wednesday filed their nomination papers for the four RajyaSabha seats of Jammu and Kashmir which are going to polls on February 7.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP More

‘Settlement’ of WP refugees: It’s up to JK to implement recommendations, says JPC head

Legal experts question panel’s ‘jurisdiction’; No member from state in 31-member committee


Srinagar, Jan 28: With its recommendations on granting citizenship and voting rights to West Pakistan refugees in Jammu and Kashmir snowballing into a major controversy, the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) chairman, P Bhattacharya, Wednesday said “it is up to the state legislature to take a final More

Vohra presses for urgent release of Rs 44,000 cr flood relief package

Writes to Rajnath, cites ‘severe financial crisis’ in JK; seeks enhancement in relief amount


Jammu, Jan 28: With J&K reeling under severe financial crisis, Governor N N Vohra Wednesday urged the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to “urgently clear” the State Government’s request for funds under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) and special financial package of Rs 44,000 crore More

Local youth joining militant ranks a serious concern: Lt Gen Saha

Says Army taking initiatives to engage youth in sports activities


Srinagar, Jan 28: A top Army officer Wednesday said the ‘fresh trend’ of Kashmiri youth joining militant ranks is a serious concern and “all agencies must join hands to ensure that the youth are engaged proactively and positively.”“I have always maintained (that) the way to keep the local youth More

Vohra seeks property details of babus by Jan 31

Panels in all departments to detect discrepancies


Srinagar, Jan 28: Taking a strong note of the failure of government officials to file their Annual Property Returns (APRs) within the stipulated date, the government led by Governor NN Vohra Wednesday set a deadline of January 31 to file the necessary details. To detect any discrepancies, the More

‘Review pending corruption cases on weekly basis’

Srinagar, Jan 28: The state government led by Governor NN Vohra Wednesday directed all the administrative secretaries to review the progress of all pending corruption cases against officials on weekly basis.‘The CVOs, DVOs and District VOs shall adhere to the time frame, as may, from time to time More

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Sagar for release of funds for flood victims

Srinagar, Jan 28: Senior National Conference leader and party General Secretary, Ali Muhammad Sagar Wednesday urged the central government to release the funds meant for flood victims of the state.Sagar More

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150 tribal Christians ‘embrace’ Hinduism in Bengal


Kolkata, Jan 28: At least 150 tribal Christians today "pledged to follow Hinduism" at a programme organised by VHP in Rampurhat area of Birbhum district."A programme was today organised at a village near More

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Resolution of Kashmir issue pivotal for regional peace: Pak

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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

  • Opinion

No time for cherry-picking

This is the time when things should get clearer than before



It is not every day  that Jammu and Kashmir  finds itself in as much  positive spotlight as is the case today. The narrative is  focused on  having a viable government. After a More

  • Oped

Enter BJP: Mark the Saffron!

In the coming six years, no party or coalition in power can ignore the strength of BJP



 “No Government which is in a large minority in the country, even though it possesses a working majority in the House of Commons, can have the necessary power to cope with real problems”, Winston More

  • Editorial

A Reality Check

While Obama’s visit has put Indo-US relations on a revolutionary path, the relationship could potentially vitiate the regional geo-political situation

US president Barack Obama’s visit kept India riveted to television for three days. It was Obama’s second visit to India in five years. And since 2001 when Bill Clinton made his game-changing trip, there More

  • Business

4.5 lakh employees in JK awaiting DA for 1 yr

Pin hopes on Governor for release of allowance, GPF


Srinagar, Jan 25: With no elected government in Jammu and Kashmir, the state employees have pinned hopes on Governor N N Vohra for release of their DA arrears and clearance of GPF bills.The employees said More

  • Sports

JK aim to end Ranji Trophy campaign on winning note


Srinagar, Jan 28: Accepting that their chances of qualification for the knockout stage of this year’s Ranji Trophy event are over, JK skipper Parvez Rasool on Wednesday said his team will try to end the More

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  • Kashmir

Tral observes shutdown

Killing of 2 militants


Tral, Jan 28: Amid complete shutdown, protests were held here in many villages today against the killing of two local Hizb militants by forces in a gunfight on Tuesday.Reports said massive overnight protests More

  • Srinagar City

Coaching center row: Admin constitutes Task Force

SDM East appointed head; Parents demand separate timings for boys, girls


Srinagar, Jan 28: Prompted by frequent complaints of alleged lack of basic facilities at coaching centers, the district administration has constituted a Task Force for surprise inspection of these institutions More

  • Jammu

Senior Cong leader resigns

Jammu, Jan 28: Senior State Congress leader and party candidate from Gurez in the recently concluded Assembly elections, Faqir Muhammad Khan today resigned from the basic membership of the party.Addressing More

  • South Asia

ISIS appoints former Taliban commander as its Af-Pak chief


Islamabad, Jan 28: Islamic State militant group has appointed a breakaway Taliban commander as its chief in Khurasan, a historic name used by militants for an area covering Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts More

  • World

2 Israeli soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack

Jerusalem, Jan 28: At least two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven others injured today when a missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group hit an army convoy, promoting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu More

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