Forest Minister meets Governor
Jammu, Jan 16: Minister for Forests Mian Altaf Ahmad Wednesday called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan here this evening.An official spokesman said the Governor had a “useful discussion” with the Forest Minister regarding various important issues relating to environment and forests. “They also More

PSC Chairman calls on Governor
Jammu, Jan 16: Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission, S L Bhat Wednesday called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan here.An official spokesman said the Governor had an “extensive discussion” with the Chairman regarding the crucial importance of the PSC in maintaining unimpeachable More

Rana to take over as NC Provincial President today
Srinagar, Jan 16: Devender Singh Rana will take over as the Provincial President of the J&K National Conference (Jammu Province) on 17th of January, an official spokesman said.He said the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is also the working President J&K National Conference, will felicitate More

GOC interacts with Sarpanchs, Panchs
Srinagar, Jan 16: The General Officer Commanding of Srinagar based Chinar Corps Lt General Om Parkash on Wednesday interacted with the Panchs, Sarpanchs, Gujjar leaders and the prominent people at Aishmuqam and Frisal areas in south Kashmir, Army’s Srinagar based spokesman said in a statement.
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Protect Kashmiri students in Nagpur: Rafi Mir to Shinde
Srinagar, Jan 16: PDP Leader and MLA Rafi Ahmed Mir today appealed the Union Home Minister (Sushil Kumar Shinde) to intervene and talk to Maharashtra government for protection of Kashmiri students in Nagpur district.  In a statement here he expressed deep sorrow over the way 150 odd Kashmiri students More

Militant apprehended: Police
Srinagar, Jan 16: Police on Tuesday claimed that it arrested a local Hizbul-Mujahideen (HM) militant from Dalgate area of Srinagar. A police spokesman said that a Police party of Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh apprehended a militant identified as Feroz Ahmed Bhat son of Abdul Gani of Jawahar More

Mushtaq shifted to unknown place: ML
Srinagar, Jan 16: Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday alleged that its incarcerated chief Mushtaq –ul-Islam was on Tuesday morning shifted to some unknown place from Central Jail, Udhampur, Jammu. “When Mushtaq’s family members approached the police authorities to enquire about his More

Gawkadal Massacre

War calls for strike in civil lines on Jan 21

Srinagar, Jan 16: Jammu and Kashmir People’s Political Party (PPP), Chairman, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War Wednesday called for a shutdown in civil lines areas of Srinagar city to commemorate the 23rd martyrdom anniversary of Gaw Kadal martyrs. In a statement here, War said Maisuma, Gaw Kadal More

Work in unison: DAK to new Ministers
Srinagar, Jan 16: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday urged new Health and Medical Education ministers to work in unison for creating comprehensive Health Policy in Jammu and Kashmir. While congratulating Shabir Ahmad Khan and Taj Mohi-ud-Din for taking charge of the Health and Medical More

2 houses gutted in Budgam
Budgam, Jan 16: Two residential houses were gutted in a fire incident in this central Kashmir  district, police said on Wednesday. “Last night around 3am fire engulfed two houses and a cowshed  of Abdul Rashid Shah and Muhammad Yousuf Shah at Watrad Khansahab,” a police official said More

  • Kashmir

Zalpora youth loses life ‘at the hands of Sarpanch’

Villagers Accuse Panchayat Head Of Beating 22-Year-Old Boy To Death

SUHAIL AJMAL

Zalpora (Sumbal), Jan 16: A day after a 22-year-old youth from Zalpora was found dead near Sultanpora village on the outskirts of Sumbal tehsil in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the villagers Wednesday More



  • Srinagar City

URS NAQSHBAND SAHIB (RA) OBSERVED WITH FERVOR

Srinagar, Jan 16: The annual urs of Hazrat Khwaja Naqshband Sahib (RA)  was observed with fervor and reverence across Kashmir today. The largest congregation was held at the shrine of Khanqah More




  • Jammu

Glaring disparity in rental charges

Govt accommodation

Legislators Pay 10 Times Less Than State Employees

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Jan 16: Reflecting how politicians are availing huge concessions at the expense of public money, the state government is charging ten times less rent from the legislators than the employees for More



  • South Asia

‘Pak general elections by May 15’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 16: Amidst protests by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri for the dissolution of Parliament, the Pakistan government today said it is determined to complete its five-year term and to hold the polls by More



  • Pattan/Hajin

Hajin remains overcast with dust

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Hajin (Sonawari), Jan 16: Sand is a ‘big problem’ in this north Kashmir town. Everyday when hundreds of vehicles zoom around carrying the substance extracted from the river Jhelum, clouds of dust hover More



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