Power to pronounce Talaaq not absolute: HC

‘Husband Has To Prove Genuine Reason For Divorce’



Srinagar, Oct 29: In a landmark verdict, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has deprecated the practice of ‘arbitrary’ divorce while ruling that the “power to pronounce Talaaq (divorce) is not absolute or unqualified.”The 23-page judgment by Justice Hasnain Massodi goes extensively into details More

Constitution of State Planning Board in limbo

Process At Initial Stage; Finance Department’s Approval Awaited



Jammu, Oct 29: Jammu and Kashmir is unlikely to have its much publicized State Planning Board – proposed to be constituted on the pattern of Planning Commission of India – by this yearend, a deadline set by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.Reliable sources in the State Government claimed that the More

Zanskar witnesses uneasy clam

‘Jittery’ Residents Demand Security


Srinagar, Oct 29: Terming the prevailing peace in restive Zanskar area of Kargil district as fragile, the miniscule Muslim population Monday urged the government to ensure security for the members of the minority community for the six months of winter “following the constant threats they were receiving More

Mehbooba Mufti leads PDP delegation

Srinagar, Oct 29: Leading the party’s peace delegation, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Monday reached Kargil on way to restive Zanskar area, a party handout said.After overnight stay at Kargil, the delegation will leave for Zanskar Tuesday, 240 kilometers further More

Jora,Nasir, DGP review situation


Kargil, Oct 29: A high level team of the government comprising Tourism Minster Nawang Rigzan Jora, MoS Home Nasir Aslam Wani and Director General Police, Ashok Prasad visited trouble-hit Zanskar area on Sunday and held deliberations with the representatives of majority and minority communities.

Cabinet reshuffle heralds change

Shifting Power Equation In Cong



New Delhi, Oct 29: As the political observers wait for the much awaited reorganization of the All India Congress Committee, the reshuffle in Dr Manmohan Singh’s Cabinet has already bared the contours of the power-shift in the more than a century old party.While the focus of the power centre will More

4 million perform Hajj

Makkah, Oct 29: Nearly four million (40 lakh) pilgrims have performed Hajj this year, Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal announced Monday.Addressing a press conference here, Prince Khaled urged the international media to highlight the great Hajj message that Muslims are a peace-loving people More

  • Briefs

SHRC pulls up DC Kupwara

Srinagar, Oct 29: The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday issued arrest warrant against Deputy Commissioner Kupwara  for failing to provide information regarding a compensation More

  • National

Govt is anti-people: ex-army chief

Mumbai: In a stinging attack on the government, former army chief General V.K. Singh, who has joined Anna Hazare in his crusade against corruption, Monday termed it "anti-people" and demanded immediate More

  • Opinion

Frozen mindset

The leadership must break the shell and move on



Kashmiri leaders  are extremely fond of using the term of  “making Kashmiris partners of Kashmir  solution.” Who  are these Kashmiris- not Abdul Rehman of Lolab or   Ghulam More

  • GK Magazine

Asima’s Plight

The PaK girl who married to a Kashmiri boy and is languishing in Poonch Jail puts a big question mark to Government’s Rehabilitation Policy



Since last couple of years we have been hearing about “Rehabilitation Policy” of the J&K Government for the youth who went across the LOC. The Government claims that many people have availed the benefits More

  • Letters

Sad demise

This refers to the sad demise of noted Islamic Scholar Syed Sharieef-Ud-Din Bukhari of Kreeri who died in a tragic accident in Drogmulla, Kupwara on October 24. An Islamic scholar and a poet, Bukhari was More

  • Editorial

Recent Reshuffle

 The recent reshuffle in the Union Council of Ministers, announced by the Prime Minister is hoped to be the last before the 2014 Parliament elections is significant on a number of counts. It is a More

  • Business

Subsidized seeds yield grass, not crop in Khag

Farmers accuse Agriculture department of deceiving them


Srinagar, Oct 29: Farmers of central Kashmir’s Khag tehsil are up in arms against the Agriculture Department. Reason: The subsidized paddy seed the department had distributed among the farmers has yielded More

  • Sports

‘JKCA‘s internal bickering takes toll on Bedi’

Former Int’l Cricketer To Stay Away From Selection Process


Srinagar, Oct 29: JKCA Chief Coach and former international cricketer, Bishen Singh Bedi has decided to stay away from selection process in keeping with the internal bickering and selection politics of More

  • Kashmir

Tulail: Expectant mother loses life as doctors go ‘missing’


Srinagar, Oct 29: In a shocking incident of its kind, an expectant mother has lost her life in north Kashmir’s Tulail block in Gurez on past Sunday allegedly due to the absence of doctors at the Primary More

  • Srinagar City

Afghan troupes strike City

Kabul based music group performs at Radio Kashmir Srinagar


Srinagar, Oct 29: It were Afghans ruling the Radio Kashmir Srinagar auditorium Monday afternoon as a world famed Sufi music group from the neighboring country performed at the show amid applauds from audience More

  • Jammu

First convoy reaches Jammu amid tight security



Jammu, Oct 29: After closure of Durbar Move offices in the summer capital, the first convoy of around 200 vehicles, mostly carrying government records, reached Jammu amid tight security on Monday evening More

  • World

Bosnian walks over 5,500 km on pilgrimage to Makkah

Sarajevo: Bosnian Muslim Senad Hadzic's spiritual journey to perform the Hajj took him 10 months as walked 5,650 km before reaching Makkah in Saudi Arabia, Bosnian media reported. “There was not a More

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