Omar chairs security review meeting

‘Can’t Provide Security To Everyone’



Srinagar, Jan 13: A crucial security review meeting, held in the backdrop of recent attacks on Panchayat members in north Kashmir’s Sopore area, here on Sunday expressed inability to provide security to every Panchayat representative in the state.  A top police official, who was a part of More

Soz asks DGP to probe attacks

Jammu, Jan 13: The state unit of Congress today asked Jammu and Kashmir's Director General of Police Ashok Prasad to investigate into the recent killing of a Sarpanch by unidentified gunmen in Sopore. Habibullah Mir, who was affiliated with the Congress, was shot in the neck by the unidentified More

'Attacks Mysterious'

Srinagar, Jan 13: Terming the killing of a Sarpanch in Sopore and another attack on woman Panch as “mysterious incidents”, the Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Sunday said it was not clear who was behind these killings. “The statements made by the Sarpanch association needs More

Zoona’s family turns down security offer

Srinagar, Jan 13: Amidst growing demand for providing security to Panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir, the family of a woman Panch injured in a shooting incident on Saturday, said they did not want security as that could invite more trouble. "We do not want security. That could lead to More

Forgive us: Panchs to militant outfits

20 Tender Resignation


Srinagar, Jan 13: Visibly upset over the recent attacks on Panchayat representatives in north Kashmir’s Sopore area, nearly 20 Panchayat representatives from Hard Shiva and Yemberzalwari areas on Sunday announced their resignations in the presence of the media here. They appealed militant outfits More

State gears up for cabinet expansion

Oath Ceremony Likely On Tuesday; Soz Meets CM


Jammu, Jan 13: With Congress finally handing over the list of probables to the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, a reshuffle-cum-expansion of council of ministers in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be effected on Tuesday. Informed sources said that Governor N N Vohra is returning on Tuesday morning More

Cabinet expansion may delay block, district; municipal polls

CC To Discuss 73rd Amendment Today


Srinagar, Jan 13: With cabinet expansion “fever gripping” the ruling National Conference and Congress legislators, the move has “cast a shadow” over much-hyped Block Development Council, District Development Board and Municipal elections.  The decision to hold BDC polls continues to hang More

Tale of four commissions

SAC, SIC, SHRC Toothless Tigers, SVC Non Existent


Srinagar, Jan 13: The statutory bodies established in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure transparency and accountability in governance are dying a silent death owing to “indifference” of the present National Conference- Congress regime. While State Accountability Commission (SAC) and State Information More

'Pending RS1900 Cr funds expected soon'


Kathua, Jan 13: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said the state government was expecting release of pending Rs 1900 crore annual budget grant soon as the issue has already been taken with the Centre.“This financial year would end in three months and a grant of Rs 1900 Crore is awaited” Chief More

  • Briefs

Mirwaiz grieved

Srinagar, Jan 13: Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed greif over the demise of elder brother of former prime minister and Muslim league leader Mian Nawaz Sharif. In a statement More

  • National

No case of wild polio virus in 2 years: Azad

‘Immunization campaign for polio eradication to start from Jan 20’

New Delhi, Jan 13: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday that there has been no case of wild polio virus in India in two years.After the launch of NID Polio Round 2013 by More

  • Opinion

‘Inconsistency’ we paid for

and we continue to pay for it even now



Thank you Sheikh Nazir Ahmed. Thanks for your January 7, 2013 address to the National Conference workers refreshing their memory and reminding them of November 18, 1947, when outside the Palladium cinema More

  • GKeducation&career

The menace of tuition centers

Why have tuition centers become centres of nuisance for local residents and female students?



In a 20×12 tin shed at Parraypora, a physics teacher is teaching complex equations to around 200 students crammed in one classroom. Outside the ‘classroom’, dozens of youngsters roam around, speeding away More

  • Letters

Mere scapegoats

This refers to the condemnable act of killing sarpanches in Kashmir. These poor fellows are being exploited by the experienced politicians. They have been made scapegoats. Our chief minister boasts of More

  • Editorial

Too Much at Stake

Just when India and Pakistan appeared to be coming to terms with their new round of bitter exchanges over the reprehensible mutilation of two soldiers on Jammu border,  Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne More

  • Business

Water can be used to transform JK economy: Omar

Lakhanpur toll plaza inaugurated


Lakhanpur, Jan 13: Underscoring the importance of financial self-sufficiency for development, progress and prosperity of J&K, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, Sunday called for developing “a mindset More

  • Sports

SDWGA to field its team


Srinagar Jan 13: The Srinagar District Winter Games Association (SDWGA) is going to field its team in upcoming Gulmarg Ski Cup scheduled to be held at Gulmarg from January 18 to 20. The event would be More

  • Kashmir

JKLF prog: 55 persons court arrest on concluding day


Srinagar, Jan 13: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front’s ‘Jail Bharo Programme’ concluded here on Sunday. About 50 persons—including Front leaders, relatives of incarcerated Kashmiris and relatives of More

  • Srinagar City

Premature babies to get free therapy at GB Pant Hospital

Srinagar, Jan 13: Valley’s lone pediatric specialty, G.B. Pant Hospital has started free surfactant replacement therapy for newborn babies suffering with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS).  Officials More

  • Jammu

Avail benefit from govt schemes: Dy CM to people

Jammu, Jan 13: Calling upon people to avail maximum assistance from different schemes launched by the government, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand said that various central and state funded initiatives More

  • South Asia

LoC skirmishes: Civil society voices concern

Urges India, Pakistan To Strengthen Peace Process


Islamabad, Jan 13: Voicing its concern over the recent skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, civil society representatives here Sunday said More

  • World

Mubarak, sons to be retried over killing of protesters


Cairo, Jan 13: An Egyptian court today accepted former president Hosni Mubarak's appeal against his life sentence and ordered his retrial and that of his sons over the killing of hundreds of pro-democracy More

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