Chaos in Assembly as Speaker disallows motion on amnesty to stone-pelters

Deputy Speaker criticizes Speaker; NC, PDP legislators join ugly brawl


Srinagar, Aug 26: Ruckus was the order of the day in the J&K Legislative Assembly on Tuesday as the Speaker Mubarak Gul disallowed adjournment motion by the Peoples Democratic Party seeking discussion on cases against stone pelting youth in Kashmir.Taking exception to Speaker’s stand, his More

Government to grant amnesty to youth booked for stone-pelting


Srinagar, Aug 26: The state government Tuesday declared that it has decided to grant amnesty to the youth involved in stone-pelting and protests as it faced all-round attack from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Legislative Assembly. “A decision has been taken on the matter More

Pakistan suffering more due to border skirmishes: Kichloo


Srinagar, Aug 26: The State Government Tuesday said people living across the border were suffering more due to the escalation in the ceasefire violations.“If one casualty takes place on this side, several causalities happen on the other side,” Minister of State for Home Sajjad Kichloo told the More

Omar hits back at Amit Shah

‘Give lectures on family rule in Maharashtra and Punjab, not JK’


Srinagar, Aug 26: A day after the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah stated that he wanted to see J&K “free from Abdullahs and Muftis”, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday hit back saying the BJP leaders “should give such lectures in States like Maharashtra and Punjab and then talk More

Kalaroos encounter enters 3rd day

One more militant killed; Toll 7


Kupwara, Aug 26: One more militant was Tuesday killed in the encounter between forces and militants in Kalaroos area of this north Kashmir district, taking the overall death toll to seven, including five militants and two soldiers.Police sources said the encounter started afresh on Tuesday morning More

'BJP has failed to prevent ceasefire violations'


New Delhi, Aug 26: Accusing the BJP of adopting an “inconsistent policy” towards Pakistan, the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Tuesday said the Narendra Modi-led government has “made diplomacy subservient to electoral politics.” “Prime Minister’s contradictory statements More

  • Briefs

Chattergam PHE sub div under process: Sham

Srinagar, Aug 26: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma informed the House that creation of Sub Division of PHE in Chitragam in Shopian is under process of sanction. The More

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India lodges protest with Pak

Cross-border firing


New Delhi/Jammu, Aug 26: India today lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating border ceasefire violations in the "heaviest" cross-border firing since the 1971 Indo-Pak war even as the two countries More

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Water talks between India, Pak ended inconclusively

Lastupdate at : Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:16:40 IST

Lahore, Aug 27: The three-day talks between India and Pakistan here over designs of Kishan Ganga Dam and four other hydroelectric power projects at the Jhelum and the Chenab rivers respectively have ended More

  • Opinion

End of Insaniyat?

In calling off talks with Pakistan over Hurriyat invite, Modi has broken off from Vajpayee’s policy on Kashmir


It was theatrical of Narendra Modi led government to call off foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan over Pakistan envoy’s invite and meetings with separatists. It is difficult to imagine that the More

  • Gk Health

EBOLA: A Danger Somewhere Else

Ebola spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting from direct contact



Ebola first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, in Nzara, Sudan, and in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter was in a village situated near the Ebola River, from which the disease More

  • Letters

Sheer arrogance

This refers to the recent statement made by senior BJP leader Chaman Lal Gupta that the accession of Kashmir is final and cannot be changed according to any person's will. Chaman Lal Gupta is trying to More

  • Editorial

Dropout: A serious problem

The government should take up this problem very seriously and take effective steps to address it

That the J&K State has recorded higher dropout rate at the Secondary School level is worrisome from both social, and economic point of view. The dropout rate at 25.33 per cent in the state is much More

  • Business

Hailstorm: Orchards destroyed, hopes dashed


Sopore, Aug 26: Orchard owner Abdul Rashid at Zaingeer in north Kashmir’s Sopore area was feebly picking up apples scattered in his orchard. The hailstorm that hit the area last Saturday has destroyed More

  • Sports

HC issues notice, seeks response from BCCI, JK govt

PIL on alleged misappropriation of JKCA funds


Srinagar, Aug 26: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as well as to the state government seeking response to the Public Interest Litigation More

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  • Kashmir

JK heading towards major financial instability: FM

Defends scrapped recruitment policy; Opposition says CM has opened doors for backdoor appointments

From the Council


Srinagar, Aug 26: Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Tuesday made a candid confession that the State was slowly heading towards major financial instability and immediate steps are needed to address the More

  • Srinagar City

7 years on, Hajj House awaits service road

Aspiring pilgrims to travel via congested highway again



Srinagar, Aug 26: Notwithstanding the assurances to provide hassle-free services to the aspiring Hajj pilgrims, the government has allegedly even failed to offer decent road connectivity to the Hajj House More

  • South Asia

Sharif meets Army Chief amid political stalemate


Islamabad, Aug 26: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the powerful Army Chief today agreed on the need to "expeditiously" resolve the political deadlock amid fears of instability in the coup-prone More

  • World

UN asks India,Pakistan to resolve issues through dialogue


United Nations, Aug 26: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue, against the backdrop of cancellation of foreign-secretary level talks More

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