As JK’s financial crisis mounts, Centre assures ‘prompt action’

Governor meets Jaitley, seeks additional assistance, release of Rs 1160 cr SPA


New Delhi, Jan 30: The Centre Friday assured that the mounting financial crisis in Jammu and Kashmir would be “immediately looked into on emergent basis” and that the state would be not be allowed to suffer for want of funds.The Centre’s intervention came after the Governor NN Vohra met the Union More

Will resist attempts at changing JK demography: Yasin Malik

Leads protest rally in Ganderbal


Srinagar, Jan 30: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday led a protest rally in Ganderbal district against New Delhi’s proposal to ‘permanently settle’ West Pakistan refugees in Kashmir. Malik said attempts to change demography of the state “will be strongly More

Settlement of WPRs a humanitarian issue: BJP


Srinagar, Jan 30:  The BhartiyaJanata Party (BJP) Friday said the issue of settlement of West Pakistan Refugees “should be treated on humanitarian grounds” and the “ill-fated people must get citizenship and voting rights to live a normal life.”BJP’s national executive member and the MLA-elect More

Dry winter in Kashmir after 3 decades: Weatherman


Srinagar, Jan 30: With 40-day ChalaiKalan—the coldest period of winter in Kashmir—ending, dry weather will continue in the Valley for next 24 to 48 hours, officials said Friday.The lowest minimum temperature recorded this ChilaiKalan was minus 5.4 on January 2 while the highest remained at 12 More

Vohra to meet Modi today


New Delhi, Jan 30: J&K Governor NN Vohra will be calling on Prime Minister NarendraModi here on Saturday after which it is expected that an in-principle nod for a flood relief package for the state would be given, official sources said.The Union Home Minister will also chair a meeting of all More

No decision on Rs 41,000 cr flood relief package

MHA sanctions Rs 1100 cr from NDRF


New Delhi, Jan 30: The Union Home Ministry Friday approved some decisions with regard to rehabilitation of flood victims and restoration of public infrastructure in J&K damaged due to the devastating deluge in September last year.The decisions were taken after the Governor NN Vohra met the More

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Commr Secy Transport to attend Winter Secretariat

Jammu, Jan 30:  According to a communication issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Commissioner/Secretary Transport will attend the winter secretariat, Srinagar, from February 2 to More

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Fluorosis in drinking water

NHRC seeks report from 27 states including Jammu and Kashmir


New Delhi, Jan 30: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notices to 27 states calling for a report on the steps taken by their respective governments to address the problem of fluorosis More

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Army Flags Off 'Sailab Se Salamati Tak'

Lastupdate at : Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:53:41 IST

Srinagar, Jan 31: A 19-member cycle expedition team 'Sailab Se Salamati Tak' (from floods to safety) was flagged off by the army today, commemorating the joint effort of civilians and soldiers during the More

  • Opinion

25 years, and ticking

Who says this is not a crisis, it’s a profound one


In the begening, let me confess that 25 years having been passed-by since January 1990, rests heavily on my mind. Agreed, in the life of a nations, a timeframe of 25 years hardly matters.   For More

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Enter BJP: Kick Kashmir out!

The BJP’s slogan of “development” is coupled with silence on Kashmir’s aspirations

Essay Series : Part III


Sure enough the Congress was planted in Kashmir. Sheikh Sahab retaliated with Tark-e-Mawalaat (ostracisation) of Congressmen. Sadiq tried to tighten Central control over Kashmir by amending the State’s More

  • Editorial

Public Administration Accountability

It is highly important that the system of reporting financial assets and properties by officials in J&K is an in-built mechanism in the state’s public administration Lately, fresh and effective steps More

  • Business

Now, Kashmir Inc raises pitch against PDD corporatization

Say return of power projects to state more important


Srinagar, Jan 30: Valley’s apex business chamber, KCCI, today raised serious objections to the proposed unbundling of Power Development department stating that it would “bring more darkness to the people More

  • Sports

Should have got state award much earlier: Ishfaq Ahmad


Srinagar, Jan 30: Stating that he should have been coffered the State award at least five years back, star JK footballer, Ishfaq Ahmad, is happy having finally got the coveted award this year.“Thanks to More

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  • Kashmir

Hurriyat (G) stages protests


Srinagar, Jan 30: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Friday held protests in various areas of Kashmir against the New Delhi's reported plan to settle West Pakistan refugees in the state and what it said "propaganda More

  • Srinagar City

Katrina in City for Fitoor

Aditya Roy Kapoor joins Bollywood diva at Nishat Garden


Srinagar, Jan 30: Historic Nishat Garden had some delightful moments to capture Friday when Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif started shooting for her upcoming Fitoor from this Mughal landmark –signaling a comeback More

  • Jammu

5 millionaires in fray for 4 RS seats

Kichloo tops list with Rs 10 crore assets


Jammu, Jan 30: Out of the seven candidates in fray for the ensuing elections for four Rajya Sabha seats of Jammu and Kashmir, five nominees are millionaires with National Conference (NC) nominee, Sajjad More

  • South Asia

‘50 killed in bomb attack in Pak mosque’


Karachi, Jan 30: A powerful blast killed nearly 50 people, including children, during Friday prayers at a packed Shia mosque in Pakistan's Sindh province, the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country More

  • World

ISIS-linked group kills 32, mostly soldiers in Egypt


Cairo, Jan 30: At least 32 people, including 27 soldiers, were killed and 60 others injured in Egypt's restive North Sinai in a series of simultaneous attacks by a group that recently pledged allegiance More

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