Roshni falls apart as shady deal

Against Estimated Rs 25,000 Crore,Scheme Fetches Just Rs 75 Crore In 10 Yrs


Jammu, Mar 22: The much hyped Roshni scheme which was conceived to take J&K on path of prosperity is falling apart due to state’s failure to meet the set targets of revenue generation and continued illegal occupation of lakhs of kanals of state land, the latest government figures revealed on Friday More

House panel serves notice to Taj

‘Minister Neither Filed Reply Nor Gave Any Reason For Doing So’

Privilege Motion


Srinagar, Mar 22: The House Committee on Privileges Friday took strong note of the alleged unresponsiveness of the Minister of Medical Education & Youth Services, Taj Mohiuddin, in filing reply in his defence over the privilege motion moved against him. The committee gave Taj final opportunity More

‘Paramilitary forces adequately armed’

Forces Must Follow SOP: Kichloo

LA Proceedings


Jammu, Mar 22: Stating that paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir are adequately armed, the State Government on Friday said the forces were however required to follow the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP).“The Standard Operation Procedure is in vogue in the state to deal with the militancy More


JK Cops Disprove ‘Fidayeen’ Theory On Liyaqat’s Arrest


New Delhi, Mar 22: Less than 24 hours after the Delhi Police claimed to seize an AK-56 assault rifle, two magazines with 30 cartridges each, and three hand grenades from a room of a guest house near the famous Jamia Masjid here, the man who this ammunition was allegedly intended for has become the More

Family rebut police claim

‘He Was Coming Home To Surrender’


Srinagar, Mar 22: Family of Syed Liyaqat Ahmad Shah son of Sakhi Shah of Dardpora Lolab of Kupwara Friday said that he is innocent and was being implicated falsely by Delhi Police Special Cell as Shah was returning home under the government’s rehabilitation policy.The state government had entered More

Kashmiris complain of harassment, intimidation

Srinagar, Mar 22: Ever since Delhi Police claimed to have averted a possible “terror strike” in the national capital with the arrest of a Kashmiri militant, Kashmiris living in different parts of Delhi accuse the police there of harassing and intimidating them in the grab of questioning.“Delhi More

Rs 9 cr spent on separatists’ security: Govt

They Should Give Up Police Protection:Engineer Rashid


Jammu, Mar 22: Jammu and Kashmir government Friday informed the Legislative Assembly (LA) that it has, during the past 12 years, spent over Rs 9.47 crore on providing security cover to the separatist leaders and activists.In its written response to a question by independent legislator Er Rashid More

Inform Masrat before PSA detention: SC


Srinagar, Mar 22: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Jammu and Kashmir Government that it must inform Hurriyat (G) leader Masrat Aalam Bhat before a week if it wanted to book him on the same grounds on which he was detained before under Public Safety Act.A Division Bench of Supreme Court More

‘Nowgam attack act of desperation’


Srinagar, Mar 22: Terming the militant attack on its convoy as an “act of desperation”, Border Security Force (BSF) Friday said there are elements who do not want peace and progress in Jammu and Kashmir.“The (militant) attack on our boys was an act of desperation by unscrupulous elements who do More

  • Briefs

Shalindra Kumar takes over as Div Com Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 22: Shalindra Kumar took over as Divisional Commissioner Kashmir here on Friday. An official spokesman said Kumar prior to this posting has served as Deputy Commissioner of Anantnag More

  • National

Governor has power to pardon if Sanjay Dutt appeals: Minister

New Delhi, Mar 22: With Press Council chief Markandey Katju asking Maharashtra governor to pardon film star Sanjay Dutt in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, government Friday indicated that the matter would be More

  • Opinion

A fragile peace

Amid PNA resolution and a simmering discontent in Kashmir what does the word peace mean for us?



Both houses of the Indian parliament within no time retaliated with a counter resolution to the resolution on Afzal Guru passed by the Pakistan National Assembly (PNA), well indicating the gravity of the More

  • GK Magazine

Enhancing the bench strength

With five new judges inducted we can expect speedy justice



With the appointment of five more judges, the Jammu and Kashmir High court is expected to steer the disposal rate of cases to a better trajectory which will, of course, court a colossal appreciation to More

  • Letters

Facing problems

Modern teenagers face a lot of problems. But they must learn to relax, think positively and discuss and converse with their parents. Practical knowledge and being in good company help too. Mostimportantly More

  • Editorial

State subject certificates

The creation of the State Subject Commission in Jammu & Kashmir was widely expected to help identify and cancel the permanent resident certificates issued to non-state subjects in the state. Importantly More

  • Business

Banihal-Qazigund rail section to be commissioned by May

New Delhi, Mar 22: In a major step towards connecting Kashmir with rest of the country by rail, the long-awaited Banihal-Qazigund section will be commissioned within the next two months, providing an all More

  • Sports

JKFA, JKSDA hail selection of players

Srinagar, Mar 22: The J&K Football Association (JKFA) has hailed the sports persons selection for jobs in Accountant General’s office under sports quota.“JKFA is grateful to Principal Accountant General More

  • PaK

PaK Govt reconciles with traders


Muzaffarabad,Mar 22: The government in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) on Friday reached a reconciliation deal with the protesting traders, after committing “appropriate and swift” action on most of More

  • Kashmir

9 injured in Baramulla clashes

Geelani Arrested; Mirwaiz, Malik Under House Arrest


Srinagar/Baramulla,Mar 22: At least nine persons were injured in clashes that erupted after Friday prayers in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district even as senior separatist leaders continued to remain under More

  • Srinagar City

Loose sheet homework irks lower primary students, parents

Complainants seek Dy CM’s intervention


Srinagar, Mar 22: The parents whose wards are getting education from a prominent brand of CBSE based chain of schools have expressed serious resentment that from this year even the “tiny-tots are being More

  • Jammu

NRDWP:Govt admits misappropriation of funds

Committee To Launch Probe: Minister


Jammu, Mar 22: The state government Friday admitted that crores of rupees are feared to have been misappropriated under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme  (NRDWP) and a probe has been initiated More

  • South Asia

9 killed in Pak blast


Islamabad, Mar 22: At least nine persons, including three children, were killed and over 40 injured today when a powerful bomb planted in a rickshaw ripped through a crowded market in Pakistan's restive More

  • World

Pope wants Church to 'intensify' dialogue with Islam

Vatican City, Mar 22:  Pope Francis today called for the Roman Catholic Church to "intensify" its dialogue with Islam, echoing hopes in the Muslim world for better ties with the Vatican during his More

  • GKeducation&career

Education,compromise and employment

There’s no point in complaining about our misfortunes



“Education is about acquiring knowledge and enlightenment and Employment is a tool to achieve objectives and needs of life” Almighty purposefully made man greedy, because had he not been greedy, we definitely More

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