Kashmir traders down shutters against delay in rehabilitation

Hold protests over State, Centre’s failure to revive flood-hit businesses


Srinagar, Mar 4: Kashmir’s business establishments remained closed on Wednesday against the “failure” of state and central government to rehabilitate flood-hit businessmen. The affected traders held a protest demonstration at Lal Chowk here amid shutdown call given by Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers More

CM's directive to police: Don’t be ‘source of fear’ for people

Directs release of political prisoners, time-bound clearance of passports, rehabilitation of released militants

Jammu, Mar 4: J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Wednesday asked the state police to be a “source of reassurance to public than a cause of fear.” An official spokesman said Mufti urged the police to “become part of change with the arrival of a new government.” “The role of police is beyond More

No place for tainted babus in ministers’ offices, Govt orders

TOWARDS TRANSPARENCY | Vigilance consent a must; Ban on re-employment of ministerial staff; No relatives in personal offices of mantris

Srinagar, Mar 4: In a bid to ensure transparency in governance system, the Jammu and Kashmir government has made it compulsory for employees deputed in offices of council of ministers to obtain clearance from anti-corruption Vigilance Organization. The Government has also banned re-employment of ministerial More

JK ministers take charge of offices


Jammu, Mar 4: Day after allocation of portfolios to them by Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, the Council of Ministers Wednesday assumed charge of their respective ministries. An official spokesman said besides Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, the ministers who assumed charge include More

Sajad ‘refuses’ to take charge of ‘low-key’ ministry


Jammu, Mar 4: Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone—a key ally of Bharatiya Janata Party in J&K—has refused to take charge of the ministry allocated to him yesterday, citing “low key portfolio,” sources said Wednesday. Sajad was allotted portfolio of Animal Husbandry and Science and Technology More

Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat welcomes FS-level talks between India, Pak

‘Voter turnout in elections or govt formation not defeat of Kashmir struggle’


Srinagar, Mar 4: The Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday asked Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan to involve leadership of Jammu and Kashmir to find a solution to Kashmir issue “which is acceptable to all parties and upholds the aspirations and right of self-determination of Kashmiris More

Governor summons Joint Session of Legislature from Mar 18

Kavinder Gupta gets brief on House proceedings


Jammu, Mar 4: J&K Governor N N Vohra has called upon members of State Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council to assemble in the Central Hall of Legislature Building Jammu on Wednesday, 18th of March, 2015, at 11:30 am to hear his address, an official spokesman said. In a separate order, under More

Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed for 3rd day

Jammu, Mar 4: The 300-km Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of world, continued to remain closed for the third consecutive day Wednesday following heavy rain and snowfall in the area. "In the wake of heavy rain and snowfall across the state, the More

  • National

Union Cabinet Secretary chairs meet on Phuktal blockage

Says operationalization of Action Plan underway


New Delhi, Mar 4: Union Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth Wednesday chaired a high level meeting of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) at New Delhi to review the situation arisen due to the blockage More

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Cross LoC trade: 25kg heroin, 5 lakh INR seized in PaK

Tariq Naqash

Lastupdate at : Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:40:20 IST

Muzaffarabad, March 4: At least 25 kilograms of heroin and counterfeit Indian currency worth half a million rupees were seized by the authorities in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) on Wednesday from More

  • Opinion

Mufti's bombshell

That summed up the existing political scenario in the state



Did you see? Did you hear? Sheer treason! Unimaginable! Yes unimaginable that the man who had taken oath of office as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir an hour ago was thanking the separatists and militants More

  • GK Reading

Examination System: Let's Probe it!

It is a flood that comes annually, destroys generations and cripples minds


There is a flood that comes once in a century, destroys properties. But there is a flood that comes annually, destroys generations and cripples minds. And it is on a mass scale. And we are all its victims More

  • Letters

  • Editorial

Talk but sustain the process

The least one can expect from the dialogue is that the dialogue must continue

Pakistan has described the foreign minister S Jaishanker’s visit to Islamabad as "ice-breaking" while summing-up the discussions, a view with which India has concurred. Jaishankar also termed the talks More

  • Business

Fire consumes chemical unit in IE Rangreth; Loss more than Rs 1 cr

Industrialists complain fire tender was not present


Srinagar, Mar 4: An industrial unit, Millennium Chemical Industries at IE Rangret today gutted in a devastating fire resulting in a loss of more than rupees one crore. Another adjacent unit Emco Power More

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  • Kashmir

Got the relief? Now foot the bill

JK asked to pay for bottled water sent from Delhi during floods


Srinagar, Mar 4: It seems that flood-relief material dispatched to Kashmir on the directions of Government of India in the midst of last year’s devastating floods was not relief at all. The Indian Railway More

  • Srinagar City

Now, bad roads snarl traffic

Traffic Police fears worse; Knocks R&B door; Seeks immediate road repairs


Srinagar, Mar 4: With bad roads worsening amid the ongoing wet spell, traffic jams are furthering like potholes, leaving the travelers stuck and vehicles damaged, on bumpy motorways in the summer capital More

  • Jammu

Govt constitutes CSC to assess flood losses

Jammu, Mar 4: In compliance to the cabinet decision, the state Government today constituted a cabinet subcommittee, comprising 6 Ministers, to assess the immediate and long pending needs of flood affected More

  • South Asia

Over 60% approve of PDP-BJP coalition in JK: Dawn poll


Islamabad, Mar 4: An online survey carried out by a Pakistani daily today showed more than 60 per cent of the respondents approve of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir. As many as 60 More

  • Health

Swine Flu: 28 patients admitted in city hospitals, 1 critical


Srinagar, Mar 4: At least twenty eight suspected H1N1 influenza patients are undergoing treatment in the three tertiary care hospitals across the city, while condition of one of the patients, admitted More

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