No question of incorporating 73rd amendment in JK: Omar

Plays Down Threat To Panchayat Members


Jammu, Nov 5: Much to the dismay of ruling coalition partner Congress, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today ruled out any possibility of extending the 73rd amendment of Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir.“Jammu and Kashmir has the distinction of having a separate Constitution,” Omar told media More

‘Not possible to relax LPG cap’

Jammu, Nov 5: Jammu and Kashmir Government has made it clear that there will be no relaxation in LPG cap unless it gets any kind of financial support from the Center.“Had this regime (cap on LPG cylinders) been announced in March, I would have put everything in place? This decision has caught More

‘No deadline for lifting AFSPA’

Jammu, Nov 5: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday preferred not to fix any deadline over his proposal for partial revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir.“There is no deadline for the removal of AFSPA as of now, but it will go and the work is in progress on More

Durbar opens amid protests

Police Foil Employees’ March To Civil Secretariat


Jammu, Nov 5: Amid series of protest by various political parties and employees unions, Jammu and Kashmir government today resumed its work in winter capital of the state after traditional Durbar Move.In continuance with the 140-year-old practice of erstwhile Maharajas of shifting capital in Jammu More

Move employees get power shock


Jammu, Nov 5: Most secretariat employees, who shifted to the winter capital after Durbar move, were caught by a surprise after finding their official quarters metered for their electricity connections.Dejected over metering of power connections of their official quarters in the winter capital More

LPG dealers go on 2-day strike

‘We’re Caught Between Oil Companies' Strictness, Govt Rhetoric’


Srinagar, Nov 5: The LPG crisis seems to be getting worse as the gas dealers in Kashmir valley have called for a two-day strike beginning Tuesday.All Kashmir Valley Gas Distributors Association Monday held protest demonstrations at Press Enclave here against the State Government and oil companies More

LPG to be available at CAPD outlets: Govt


Srinagar, Nov 5: After strictures by the High Court over the current LPG crisis, the State Government Monday decided that cooking gas would be distributed at Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department outlets across the Valley. The move comes in the backdrop of hugely disproportionate More

Govt portraying people as beggars: KCSDS

‘State Has Failed To Handle LPG Crisis’

Srinagar, Nov 5: The Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies Monday lambasted the State Government for its ‘wrong approach and gross mishandling of LPG issue that instead of bringing relief to the people has brought humiliation and dishonor to them at the hands of various authorities of More


*One Group Urges UJC To Seek Resignation From Ministers First

*We Don’t Need Security, Says Another Body


Srinagar, Nov 5: In wake of the recent threat to Panchayat representatives issued by the Hizbul Mujahideen Supreme Commander Syed Salahuddin, a group of Panchs and Sarpanchs have urged the Hizb chief to ask ministers and other politicians to resign first, while another organization claimed that they More

Corrupt babus make merry

SAC Orders Transfer Of Cases To Non-Existent SVC


Srinagar, Nov 5: The non-existence of State Vigilance Commission (SVC) has made a mockery of the oft-repeated claims of State Government about rooting out corruption from the officialdom in Jammu and Kashmir. More than 282 cases of alleged corruption by officials including top bureaucrats - which More

Governor’s Sectt reopens in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 5: The Governor’s Secretariat in Raj Bhavan, reopened here today. The Secretariat had closed on 26th October 2012 evening at Srinagar, an official spokesman said.Governor, N N Vohra, went around the various wings of the Raj Bhavan Secretariat and asked all the officers and staff to More

A few dozen militants active in JK: DGP


Jammu, Nov 5: Claiming that only a few dozen militants are presently active in JK, Director General of Police, Ashok Prasad, on Monday said the security agencies in the state had effectively restricted the militant movement both within the state and from across the border.Talking to media persons More

  • Briefs

2 die, 2 killed in road mishaps

Srinagar, Nov 5: Two persons died while two others were injured in different road accidents in Kashmir Valley. Police said a 14 year old boy Shaheen Ahmed Kakroo son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din of Baripora More

  • Opinion

The trust deficit

LPG is not the problem, trust is



An official spokesman quoted  Union Petroleum Minister  Veerappa Moily  having assured  Jammu and Kashmir’s  Consumer and Public Distribution  Minister Qamar Ali Akhoon that More

  • GK Magazine

Between Nund and Shaikh

The book cracks into a severe tension between Real and Legend

Author: Dr. Farooq FayazBook: Shaikh-ul-Alam— KashmirRevisitedPages: 185Publisher: Gulshan Books, SrinagarEdition: 2011Price: $ 23.99 Rs. 825/- [HB]Reviewer: Javid Ahmad Dar Across the Lengths and More

  • Letters

Violating rules

In a blatant violation of the Medical Council of India (MCI) norms the doctors possessing degrees in Unani, Ayurvedic or Homeopathic system of medicines are practicing illegally Allopathic system in the More

  • Editorial

Water Usage Charges

It sounds good that following the enactment of State Water Regulation and Management Act and constitution of the State Water Resources Regulatory Authority the NHPC has started paying the water usage charges More

  • Business

Aircel getting highest average revenues per user from JK

Security prerequisites delay infra, service updates: Talwar


Srinagar, Nov 5: Aircel, India’s leading telco, today said the company was getting highest average revenue per user from the state, even as the “security prerequisites were the major hurdle in improving More

  • Sports

Omar Abdullah for security at Indo-Pak match venues


Jammu, Nov 5: With a call to delink sports from politics, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said he had "full faith" that security arrangements would be in place during the upcoming More

  • Kashmir

SHRC recommends action against SHO Nowpachi



Srinagar, Nov 5: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has recommended departmental enquiry against Station House Officer of Police Station Nowpachi Marwah in Doda district for showing More

  • Srinagar City



Srinagar, Nov 5: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday dismissed as withdrawn the petition of Fabian Wahid of Hajeej India Hospitality Pvt Ltd seeking quashment of trial court order directing to arrest the More

  • Jammu

Tributes to Jammu martyrs


Srinagar, Nov 5: Various parties have paid glowing tributes to the November 6, 1947 martyrs of Jammu, terming it as the blackest day in the history of Jammu Kashmir.  Paying rich tributes to the Jammu More

  • PaK

Salah-ud-Din asks people to remember Jammu martyrs


Muzaffarabad, Nov 5: United Jihad Council (UJC) chairman and Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salah-ud-Din has called upon the people of Jammu and Kashmir to “remember and respect sacrifices rendered by martyrs More

  • Pulwama


Repair of main transformer faces inordinate delay

People suffer, PDD in slumber

Pulwama: Residents of Pulwama are up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD) for plunging the district into darkness They said with the onset of winter the PDD authorities have resorted More

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