9 kids die in school bus accident

8 Others Injured As Vehicle Plunges In Gorge At Kokernag Anantnag; CM, Governor, Mufti, Dr Farooq, Geelani, Mirwaiz Express Grief


Srinagar, Apr 4: Nine school children were killed and eight others injured, six among them seriously, when a school bus met with an accident in Kokernag area of Islamabad (Anantnag) in south Kashmir Thursday afternoon. The accident and the resultant deaths of school children sent shock waves across More

For PDD it’s still Chillai Kalan

Sudden Spurt In Power Outages Pester Valleyites


Srinagar, Apr 4: As if it still Chillai Kalan in the Valley, the Power Development Department (PDD) has suddenly started resorting to extended unscheduled power cuts putting Valleyites to immense trouble.Abrupt spurt in spontaneous power cuts over the past few days is brewing public ire against More

Soz re-appointed JK Congress chief

I Fell Prey To Controversies: Taj


Srinagar, Apr 4: The faction-riddled State unit of Congress Thursday put up a united face as All India Congress Committee re-appointed Saifudin Soz as the President of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) with an eye on 2014 polls. The party leaders claimed that the AICC decision has come after taking More

Spurious antibiotic supplied to Kashmir hospitals

Jammu-Based Distributor, Purchase Committee In Dock


Srinagar, Apr 4: In a shocking revelation, a substandard antibiotic has been distributed among patients from the counters of government-run hospitals in Kashmir. Out of the 2 lakh tablets of Maximizin-625 supplied by a Jammu-based distributor last year, one lakh have already been consumed by patients More

FIR lodged against distributor

Jammu, Apr 4: Authorities have registered an FIR against the Jammu based distributor for supplying spurious antibiotic to Kashmir hospitals, an official spokesman said on Thursday. He said acting on the report of laboratory about the antibiotic drug Maximizin 625 milligrams, found containing zero More

Govt allows Bill seeking to undo 8% reservation for SC in jobs


Jammu, Apr 4: In a surprising move, the State Government on Thursday allowed introduction of a Bill in the Legislative Assembly seeking to do away with eight percent reservation in jobs across J&K for candidates from Scheduled Caste category.The Bill seeks that the Jammu and Kashmir Civil More

Nayeem Khan booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu


Srinagar, Apr 4: Police Thursday executed two year old Public Safety Act (PSA) pending against National Front (NF) chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan. He was shifted to Kote-Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.Khan, a General Council member of Hurriyat (M), was one of the founders of Islamic Students League (ISL) and More

‘Repeal PSA, revisit Police Bill’


Amnesty Writes To Omar, Says The Act Violates International Human Rights LawSrinagar, Apr 4: Global rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) has asked Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to put an end to revolving door detentions and lack of transparency about detainees booked under Public Safety Act More

  • Briefs

Girl ends her life in Pattan

Srinagar, Apr 4: An 18-year old girl (name withheld)  of Gund Ibrahim Pattan committed suicide  by hanging herself at her home, police said Thursday.  “The body of girl was handed over to More

  • Opinion

Between ‘Compulsion’ and ‘helplessness’

Other CMs express helplessness when out of power, Omar did it when in the office



Chief Minister Omar Abdullah spoke his heart out when he cried his ‘helplessness’ in the legislative assembly last month. He talked about  ‘compulsions’ and compromises one has to make to cling on More

  • Letters

Programme officer

The interview for the post of Programme officer has been conducted in September in Jammu and in October in Kashmir. The shortlist of programme officer was out in June 2012 in Jammu. Twice the interview More

  • Friday Focus

The Pinnacle of Piety


The Quran says:Never shall you attain to piety unless you spend of that which you love. (3:92)To give away that which one loves amounts, in effect, to sacrificing one’s emotions and psychological motivations More

  • Business

TATA erstwhile subscribers getting 'intimidating' calls


Srinagar, Apr 4: Inaam ul Haq, a city resident was driving when his mobilephone rang. On picking up the call he was terrified when the caller told him that “there is a criminal case against you and I don More

  • Sports

'We are an all-round side'


Chennai, Apr 4: Chennai Super Kings captainMahendra Singh Dhoni is upbeat about the chances of his side in the ongoing IPL, saying that he has got an all-round team with some impact players in it.  More

  • Kashmir

Separatists fume as police book Kashmir youth under PSA

NC, Police Trampling Humanity: Hurriyat (G); Police Have Unleashed Terror: Yasin Malik; Hurriyat (M) Slams Omar


Srinagar, April 4: The Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said the ruling National Conference and Police were jointly “trampling humanity under their feet” by slapping Public Safety Act More

  • Srinagar City

Govt mulls specialized hubs for education, IT, healthcare

Farooq Shah reviews Master Plan revamp, assures transparency


Srinagar, Apr 4: If all goes well Srinagar may soon have a hub like Nehru Place in New Delhi, one-stop for IT related shoppers. Reasons: In line with metropolitan cities, where specialized hubs cater to More

  • Jammu

Kunan Poshpora: SHRC recommends action against then Director Prosecution for ‘deliberately scuttling’ probe

‘Successive Governments Closed Eyes Towards Pain And Agony Of The Victims’


Jammu, Apr 4: State Human Right Commission (SHRC) has recommended strict action against then Director Prosecution for “deliberately scuttling” the investigation into the Kunan Poshpora rape incident of More

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