PM hints: Centre’s assistance may go to flood victims directly

Announces Rs 750 crore for housing, health sectors; Says State’s Rs 44,000 crore package ‘under consideration’; Omar briefs Modi on rehabilitation status


Srinagar, Oct 23: Prime Minister NarendraModi Thursday announced Rs 175 crore for renovation of six major hospitals and Rs 570 crore for rebuilding homes damaged in the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir, hinting that assistance for rebuilding the ravaged houses could be given directly to bank accounts More

Provide liberal funding for rebuilding Kashmir: NC, PDP t0 Modi

KCSDS pitches for international aid to flood-hit Valley


Srinagar, Oct 23: Various political and non-political organizations Thursday urged the Prime Minister NarendraModi, who arrived here this afternoon to spend the day with flood-hit people, to ensure liberal funding for reconstruction of Kashmir which was hit by a devastating flood last month.Soon More

Modi visits Siachen


New Delhi, Oct 23: Prime Minister NarendraModi Thursday visited Siachen to spend some time with soldiers on Diwali and convey the message there that “every Indian stands shoulder-to- shoulder with them.” He went to Siachen before travelling to Srinagar to spend time with the flood-affected More

SERF presents memorandum to PM


Srinagar, Oct 23: Prime Minister NarendraModi Thursday assured the business fraternity in Kashmir of Centre’s “assistance” for rebuilding economy of the state which has been shattered by the devastating floods last month.The Prime Minister met members from various organizations including business More

No bill charged for rescue ops: Anil Goswami

‘PM’s announcements have nothing to do with JK’s loss memo’


Srinagar, Oct 23: Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami Thursday said the announcements made by Prime Minister NarendraModi with regard to the relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims today “are part of the PM’s relief fund and have nothing to do with the loss memo submitted by State government More

Kashmir shuts

Restrictions in old Srinagar; Separatists confined to houses


Srinagar, Oct 23: The Government Thursday imposed restrictions in old Srinagar areas while Kashmir observed a shutdown to protest the Prime Minister NarendraModi’s visit to Kashmir. Most of the pro-freedom leadership was put under house arrest.The strike was called by Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman More

Diwali: Somber festivity in flood-hit areas


Srinagar, Oct 23: Diwali or festival of lights was observed with austerity in Kashmir Thursday in the wake of devastating floods that left behind a huge trail of death and destruction last month. No firecrackers were burst and no ‘diyas’ lit up in the flood-hit areas—something that would otherwise More

Pak Assembly passes resolution against ‘Indian aggression’

‘Don’t misunderstand our peace initiative as our weakness’


Islamabad, Oct 23: Pakistan's parliament Thursday unanimously passed a resolution against the "unprovoked and indiscriminate" ceasefire violations by India and asked the government to seek UN intervention to resolve the Kashmir issue.The resolution, moved by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Adviser More

Important announcement on Kashmir soon: Sartaj Aziz


Islamabad, Oct 23: Special Advisor to Prime Minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that “dictation” of India over Kashmir issue is unacceptable and new and solid message regarding Kashmir issue would be given to the world including New Delhi soon.In an interview, Sartaj Aziz said if Kashmir More

Resolution of disputes in SAARC key to progress: Nawaz Sharif


Islamabad, Oct 23: The resolution of disputes between SAARC countries is important for the progress of the grouping, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Thursday, amid Indo-Pak border tensions."Pakistan wished to nurture closer economic and cultural relations between the two countries", Sharif More

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Peddler held in Sopore

Srinagar, Oct 23: Police arrested a drug peddler in Sopore and recovered large quantity of prescription drugs meant for sale to the youth from his possession.Acting on a tip off, police arrested Muzaffar More

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No exchange of sweets at Attari border on Diwali

Amritsar, Oct 23: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday did not exchange sweets and greetings with their counterparts Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali.This is the second time within this More

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PM asks officers to consider JK govt plea for package

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New Delhi, Oct 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday directed the officers concerned of the central government to examine quickly with due sensitivity the memorandum by the Jammu and Kashmir government More

  • Opinion

Elections and deluge

As people are struggling to rebuild their lost abodes, rulers want power – sooner than later



When Kashmir was – literary - drowning, the government or the opposition, left people at the mercy of ravaging flood waters. They marshaled all their resources, energies, privileges and approach to save More

  • GK Society

Drowning Wedding Dreams

The recent floods also forced cancellations of many marriage ceremonies and affected brides and bridegrooms

Kashmir Floods


Sitting on the second floor of an archaic house in an old city area in Srinagar, Henna (name changed) looks pale, lost and frightened. In her late 20’s, she was getting married on September 6. Like any More

  • Friday Focus

Indecency and Lewdness


The Quran says:Indeed those who love that lewdness and slander should be propagated among believers, for them is a painful punishment in this world and the Hereafter; and Allah knows and you know not. ( More

  • Business

Kashmir Inc denied meeting with Prime Minister Modi


Srinagar, Oct 23: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) were not invited to the meeting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi held More

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BJP workers hold ‘welcome rally’ to greet PM

Congress activists stage anti-Modi protests


Srinagar, Oct 23: Scores of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers Thursday held a ‘welcome rally’ for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visiting the state to spend Diwali with flood-affected people of the Valley More

  • Srinagar City

Sale of flood-contaminated commodities haunts City

Consumers worried, markets down; KTMF for confidence building measures; DDC assures action


Srinagar, Oct 23: When a leading medical store at Hazuri Bagh that would witness beeline of shoppers, was caught selling flood-hit medicines and baby food by authorities, the news shocked many. But since More

  • World

Saudi Grand Mufti terms Twitter ‘source of all evil’

Riyadh, Oct 23: Twitter is nothing more than “a source of lies” and evil, Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric said, in comments that sparked lively debate Tuesday on the microblogging site.“If it were used More

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