First blow to JK Govt: Centre refuses transfer of power projects

Cities ‘financial, legal problems’; Of total 4961 MW generation, NHPC’s power kitty in State swells to 2009 MW—highest in any state


Jammu, Mar 26: The Union Power Ministry has said it can’t transfer power projects owned by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) to Jammu and Kashmir, citing “legal and financial problems.” The fresh stand of New Delhi has come to fore at a time when the J&K government is repeatedly More

‘1.70 lakh kanal land under unauthorized occupation of forces’


Jammu, Mar 26: The Jammu and Kashmir Thursday informed the Legislative Council that 1.70 lakh kanals of land was under uauthorized occupation of forces in the State. The revelation has come to force at a time when State’s PDP-BJP government has pledged to return the land illegally held by forces to More

Omar wants Drabu to issue white paper from 1996

‘Let him cover period when he was financial advisor, JK Bank chairman’


Jammu, Mar 26: National Conference working president and J&K’s former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu should come up with white paper on fiscal ‘mismanagement’ from 1996 and also include the period when he was financial advisor to the then State government More

Rana seeks debate on Article 370


Jammu, Mar 26: The opposition National Conference Thursday moved a resolution in Assembly seeking debate on Article 370 that guarantees ‘special status’ to Jammu and Kashmir. NC legislator Devender Rana urged the Speaker to consider the resolution. “I moved two resolutions including the one seeking More

‘Agha Shahid poetized agonies of Kashmiris’

3-day seminar at KU concludes


Srinagar, Mar 26: The Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali returned to Kashmir in 1990s to poetize the agonies and sufferings of the people of Kashmir, speakers at a national-level seminar here said Thursday. “Shahid especially returned to Kashmir in 1990s to feel with the people rather than for More

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'226 posts of consultants referred to PSC'

Jammu, Mar 26: Minister for Health, Ch. Lal Singh, Thursday said that 226 posts of consultants have been referred to J&K Public Service Commission, adding that as and when the selection list is received More

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Gulmarg resort inspires Hemant-Nandita's line at AIFW

New Delhi, Mar 26: Husband-wife designer duo Hemant and Nandita today said they found the idea for their folk-themed autumn--winter collection during their visit to a resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir last year More

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Negotiations on between JK govt, Centre on power projects: PDP

Lastupdate at : Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:09:37 IST

Jammu, Mar 27: Countering the Opposition's attack on the issue of transfer of power projects to the state, PDP today said modalities were being worked out between the J&K government and Centre to get them More

  • Opinion

The pain of losing power

You tend to accuse your rival of the same thing which you had done when you were in power



There is an angry spot that glows on the brow of our former chief minister. And not without reason. Speaking on the motion on governor’s address in the legislative assembly, Omar Abdullah was furious More

  • GK Feature

Understanding the Power Budget

What did the budget offer in term of Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Reforms



In a “Landmark initiative” by the new government the power budget for 2015-2016 was presented separately from the general budget. As per the finance minister, this was done for three reasons. “First, sustainable More

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  • Friday Focus

Is Life an Accident?


Did life appear on the earth because it found conditions conducive for its appearance or was the earth deliberately designed and positioned in the universe in order to receive and sustain life, is a crucially More

  • Business

‘Investments in agri sector can create 14,000 jobs’

JK importing mutton, poultry milk for Rs 2000 crore annually: Sajad Lone


Jammu, Mar 26: Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Lone Thursday said he was proud to lead the Animal and Husbandry Ministry given its “enormous potential” and “huge infrastructure.” Speaking for the More

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Police to review cases against youth under Section 66A

Will consult legal experts: IGP


Srinagar, Mar 26: With Supreme Court scrapping Section 66A of Information Technology Act, Jammu and Kashmir Police will consult legal experts and review the cases registered against youth under the Section More

  • Srinagar City

2 years on, craft corridor Safa Kadal awaits take off


Srinagar, Mar 26: Two years on, proposal for Revitalization of Craft Corridor Safa Kadal is yet to take off. To be executed under state plan at an estimated cost of Rs 82 lakhs, the project aimed to More

  • Jammu

Jahangir to be interim LC Chairman

PDP-BJP yet to reach agreement on 8 nomination seats


Jammu, Mar 26: Governor NN Vohra has approved the State Cabinet’s proposal for appointment of Jahangir Mir as acting chairman of the Legislative Council even as logjam continues between Peoples Democratic More

  • South Asia

Hoisting Pakistan flag in Kashmir shows Kashmiris sentiments: Pak


Islamabad, Mar 26: Pakistan today said hoisting its flag in Kashmir by Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief on its National Day reflects the "sentiments of Kashmiris and their love for the country". Reacting to registration More

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