GOI spots ‘irregularities’ in JK’s Agriculture dept

Picks holes in implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes; mbarrassed Ministry convenes meeting to discuss findings


Srinagar, Oct 20: In a major embarrassment to the J&K government, the Government of India has indicted the State’s Agriculture Production Department (APD) for “irregularities” in implementation of some of the vital centrally-sponsored schemes, an official document has revealed.In a letter More

London to see ‘Million March’ for Kashmir independence

India raises concern with Britain


New Delhi, Oct 20: London is set to witness a ‘Million March’ in support of independence for Kashmir, on October 26.According to reports, thousands of people are expected to participate in the rally that shall begin in London’s Trafalgar Square and culminate at Prime Minister David Cameron's office More

Drabu calls on RBI Governor, seeks debt-relief package for flood-hit JK

Submits 5-point proposal for ensuring hassle-free, subsidized credit facility for trade, businesses, horticulture


Mumbai, Oct 20: Noted economist and senior PDP leader, Dr Haseeb Drabu called on RBI Governor, Dr Raghuram Rajan here Monday to discuss various possibilities of providing debt relief to trade, business, agriculture and horticulture sectors in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.Dr Drabu presented a five More

SERF to meet JKB Chairman, Finance Secretary


Srinagar, Oct 20: After holding threadbare deliberations on relief and rehabilitation package announced by Jammu and Kashmir Bank, the State Economic Reconstruction Forum has decided to meet the Bank Chairman and Finance Secretary to put forth their suggestions regarding the package.A SERF spokesman More

Rs 89 cr interim relief disbursed so far: Govt

Omar reviews pace of rehab process

Srinagar, Oct 20: At least Rs 89 crore has so far been disbursed as interim relief among flood affected families whose houses have completely collapsed in the last month’s devastating floods, the state government said Monday.An official spokesman said this information was given to Chief Minister More

Quality healthcare: JLNM hospital shows the way

Conducts 500 major, 1130 minor surgeries post-floods


Srinagar, Oct 20: At a time when major healthcare facilities in Srinagar have crippled due to the last month’s devastating floods, the JLNM hospital in the summer capital has emerged as an efficient healthcare center for the ailing people.  As per official figures, the hospital has conducted More

China, India to set up hotlines between military hqs


Beijing, Oct 20: India and China have agreed to step up engagements between their militaries by setting up hotlines between the army headquarters and establish new border meeting posts to address incidents of incursions like the one in Ladakh area last month, Chinese Foreign Ministry said Monday.< More

Dept proceedings can go on after retirement of govt employee: Supreme Court


New Delhi, Oct 20: Departmental proceedings against a government employee for grave misconduct and negligence do not come to an end with his retirement and can continue even after that, the Supreme Court has held.A bench headed by Justice J S Khehar said if misconduct or negligence entails pecuniary More

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DGP reviews status of CCTN system

Srinagar, Oct 20: Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajendra Kumar on Monday reviewed the status of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) in the State, post floods. He said that in view More

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Taj inspects South Kashmir hospitals, inaugurates CT scan at Kulgam

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Kulgam/ Shopian, Oct 21: Minister for Health and Medical Education Taj Mohi ud Din Tuesday visited the South Kashmir districts of Kulgam and Shopian to assess the extent of damage suffered to health infrastructure More

  • Opinion

The threat of NIA in Kashmir

National Investigation Agency poses a threat to the State’s autonomy and also a threat to the people’s rights



 On 22 September, when Kashmiris were trying desperately to rebuild their lives, an English daily reported that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had asked the Centre to give it jurisdiction More

  • Oped

“ My people are there”

We witnessed fury of nature, helplessness of human beings, humanity, politics, untouched corners of our own minds……

Frist person


 Reached Mumbai domestic airport; came out after collecting bags and saw my father-in-law and my husband Ameya standing there. My 2yrs old daughter Anushri was so happy to see them that she stared More

  • Editorial

Right Choice

Choosing Prof Andrabi as the Vice Chancellor is a good move

The State Government must be complimented for choosing Prof Khurshid Andrabi as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kashmir. Being an accomplished academic – how many of them would have worked with More

  • Business

Tourism players incur losses for want of broadband

ATOAK appeals BSNL to restore landline, internet services immediately


Srinagar, Oct 20: The failure of state-owned BSNL to fully restore its landline and broadband services in the flood-hit Kashmir, particularly in Srinagar, is badly hampering the business of tourism players More

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  • Kashmir

Modi’s approach to Kashmir ‘biased’

‘Int’l community wants to help Kashmiri people’

Srinagar, Oct 20: Calling Prime Minister as a ‘fascist’, State Congress president, Prof Saifuddin Soz Monday alleged that Narendra Modi was not interested in providing relief to the flood-hit people of More

  • Srinagar City

Autumn brings hope in flood-ravaged Convent school

Sisters recap survival story


Srinagar, Oct 20: Some 25-feet high flood waters have receded from this famed school on the banks of Jhelum leaving behind destruction and hair raising survival stories of those trapped particularly Sisters More

  • Jammu

JK Govt has no funds for ambitious SKEWPY

8 months on, no VSA given to youth


Jammu, Oct 20: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is reeling under a financial crunch and it is not even able to continue its ambitious Sher-e-Kashmir Employment and Welfare Program for Youth (SKEWPY), primarily More

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