Delay in Plan allocation hits JK’s development

No new work taken up, admits Planning Minister


Srinagar, Aug 27: Jammu and Kashmir’s development plans have taken a massive hit due to inordinate delay in allocation of the State’s annual plan by the Government of India, the State Government admitted Wednesday.Minister for Planning and Development Ajay Sadhotra told the Legislative Assembly More

Governor briefed about ceasefire violations: Army

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Srinagar, Aug 27: Army Wednesday said it is regularly briefing the Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra regarding the ceasefire violations along the International Border (IB).“Governor is being regularly briefed by the Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen DS Hooda and GOC 9 Corps, Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi More

Don’t politicize ceasefire violations: Dr. Farooq Abdullah

Omar chairs party meet


Srinagar, Aug 27: The National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said the Indo-Pak talks cannot be put on the backburner “as peace and prosperity of the sub-continent is at stake.” He also said the National Conference will “continue to work for the political resolution of the Kashmir More

134 killed since 2009, 6563 booked in 2010: JK Government


Srinagar, Aug 27: The J&K Government Wednesday told the Legislative Assembly that 134 persons have lost their lives in Kashmir during the past five years in action by police and paramilitary forces.“Since 2009 till ending July this year, 114 civilians have lost their lives in Kashmir who were More

Geelani advocates ‘conditional unity’ among separatists


Srinagar, Aug 27: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday appealed to all the separatist groups to forge unity to “defeat New Delhi’s moves aimed at suppressing the Kashmir movement.” However, Geelani set several conditions for unity including staying away from “meaningless More

  • Briefs

'4 quintal poppy straw seized'

Kulgam, Aug 27: Police today arrested a non local with four quintals of poppy straw. Police said Raba son of Mohan Lal, a resident of Jalandhar Punjab was apprehended while his accomplice Surjeet Kumar More

  • National

Jamia Hamdard to start courses in Vaccinology


New Delhi, Aug 27: Jamia Hamdard University will soon start courses in Vaccinology to prepare young researchers and scientists in the field of developing new vaccines. The courses will be an off-shoot More

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Six killed in Banihal road accident

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Banihal (Ramban), Aug 28: Eight persons were Thursday killed and three others injured when a vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down into a drain in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police More

  • Opinion

The boycott bind

BJP is out to marginalize the Hurriyat by using its own rejectionist tactics



Underlying the aggressive political style and the ambitious electoral target of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is just one objective: de-legitimization of the Hurriyat Conference. If in the process, a More

  • GK Magazine

“The forthcoming elections are probably the most important since 1987”: Prof Mattoo


Professor Amitabh Mattoo is a publicly acclaimed thinker on international relations from Kashmir, whose family never left the valley even during the height of militancy in the 1990s. He studied at Burn More

  • Editorial

Not Border Management Alone

In the absence of a bilateral engagement there is little hope that a long term peace will hold

The deterioration of India- Pakistan relations ever since New Delhi called off foreign secretary level dialogue over Pakistan envoy’s invite to Hurriyat leaders has now been taken note of by the UN Secretary More

  • Business

Pashmina purchase to become safe with SAFL


Srinagar, Aug 27: Now onwards buying Pashmina may be easy. Jammu and Kashmir government today issued ‘authorization Geographical Indication certificates’ to Pashmina dealers/artisans enabling them to get More

  • Sports

JK Bank recruits 6 new players

Football selection trials


Srinagar, Aug 27: Continuing with its tradition of recruiting promising footballers, the J&K Bank on Wednesday recruited six new players, following the 3-day selection trails held that concluded at More

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  • Kashmir

BJP banking on failure of NC: Mehbooba Mufti

Only PDP will counter the party’s ‘divisive agenda’


Srinagar, Aug 27: Hitting out at Omar-led Coalition government, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Member of Parliament Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said the “anti-people policies” of the incumbent More

  • Srinagar City

Is vertical expansion the solution to decongest City?

Experts debate urbanization


Srinagar, Aug 27: Even as Srinagar is fast forwarding towards becoming a chocked habitation, experts are divided whether the City should go for “vertical housing” or adopt a “smart city” approach to relieve More

  • Jammu

Man dies in lock-up, kin cry foul

SHO among 3 suspended, Panel constituted to conduct probe


Jammu, Aug 27: In what could be yet another case of high-handedness of Jammu and Kashmir police, a 35-year-old man died in police custody on Wednesday, triggering strong protest by his relatives and neighbours More

  • South Asia

Water talks between India, Pak end inconclusively


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 ended inconclusively More

  • Interview

Modi’s hard-line approach can’t crush freedom movement: Yasin Malik

Stating that freedom movements could not be crushed with a tough attitude nor can people be oppressed for long under the grip of armed forces, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman, Yasin Malik told More

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