KAHDC: NC loses ‘autonomy’

Congress to lead Council after wooing 5 independent candidates


Srinagar, Sep 1: What is seen as a major blow to National Conference in Kargil, its alliance partner in the State—Congress—Sunday finally managed the support of five independent candidates to lead the Kargil Autonomous Hill Development Council (KAHDC). While Congress had already bagged 10 seats in More

‘Unhappy’ with NC, Congress cries ‘governance deficit’

Party-men to Ambika: We should fight 2014 polls separately



Srinagar, Sep 1: Congress leadership in Jammu and Kashmir has once again lodged a strong protest before the All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and in-charge of J&K Affairs Ambika Soni against their alliance partner National Conference, asserting that there was ‘governance deficit More

JK natural part of Pakistan, says Geelani

Announces ‘door-to-door election boycott campaign’


Srinagar, Sep 1: Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Syed Ali Geelani Sunday asserted that Jammu and Kashmir was a “natural part of Pakistan” and India should “read the writing on the wall.” Geelani also announced to launch “door-to-door poll boycott campaign” across Kashmir ahead of the 2014 elections More

Elected TeH chairman for 4th term

Srinagar, Sep 1: Syed Ali Geelani was elected as chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat for the fourth consecutive term on Sunday. After day-long polling of votes near Geelani’s Hyderpora residence, he was re-elected after securing 590 out of 669 votes while as senior TeH leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai More

NC, Congress playing shadow boxing: Mufti

'They will fight elections together out of compulsions'


Jammu, Sep 1: Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday slammed both Congress and National Conference for befooling people of Jammu and Kashmir by resorting to “shadow boxing while planning to contest elections together out of compulsion.”“It is just More

'Omar's statement meaningless'


Kulgam, Sep 1:  Day after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah challenged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to resolve the Kashmir issue, the party president Mehbooba Mufti Sunday described Omar’s statement as “meaningless.” She said the Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) initiated between India More

Rape cases: SC wants drastic changes in law

‘Fast-track courts not sufficient for speedy justice’


New Delhi, Sep 1: Setting up of fast-track courts to try rape cases is not sufficient to ensure speedy justice to the victims, the Supreme Court has said, favouring "drastic" amendment in the law for quick disposal of such matters."Fast-track courts no doubt are constituted for expeditious disposal More

  • Briefs

2 soldiers step on anti-personnel mine, suffer injuries

Srinagar, Sep 1: Two army soldiers were wounded when they accidentally stepped on an anti-personnel mine near the Line of Control in Kashmir today.The soldiers, guarding the area along the LoC in Keran More

  • National

Centre to hike DA by 10%


New Delhi, Sep 1: Ahead of festival season, Central Government will this month announce a hike in dearness allowance to 90 per cent from existing 80 per cent, benefiting about 50 lakh central employees More

  • Opinion

Reasons To Doubt Intentions

The event -after all - is in conflict with Kashmir narrative



Michael Steiner will be the first German who will make it to the footnotes of contemporary Kashmir history. If it could be for good or bad reasons, judgment may be left to history. During the past sixty More

  • Gkeducation&Career

Of Fiscal Prudence and GST Regime

The results should be seen from macroeconomic perspective



A series of recalcitrant columns of outbursts and consequent rebuttal appeared in GK on plan mystics, fiscal management and proposed new indirect tax regime, in popular parlance, Goods and Service Tax More

  • Letters

Good sign

This refers to Zubin Mehta's visit. I think it is a good sign for Kashmir's future. It will modernize the valley and more tourists will come. Rafiq Sofi rafiq.sofi17@gmail.com   More

  • Editorial

Readying for Polls

PDP and NC are looking to achieve an independent majority of their own which as of now hardly looks the caseCongress has once again ruled out any pre-poll alliance with National Conference with union minister More

  • Business

Golden Apple inaugurated at Lassipora

Kashmir Now Has Controlled Atmosphere Store


Lassipora  (Pulwama), Sep 1: Three young entrepreneurs with a view to boost the horticulture sector in Kashmir conceived an idea of establishing Controlled Atmosphere (CA) store and on Sunday their More

  • Sports

Chinar Team lifts 2nd JK Golf Association Tournament

Srinagar, Sep 1: The 2nd JK Golf Association Tournament in association with Royal Springs Golf Course (RSGC) was held at Royal Spring Golf Course (RSGC) here today. Around 120 members of the Association More

  • Kashmir

PSA slapped on Imam for ‘instigating’ violence

Srinagar, Sep 1: Outraged at police booking a local Imam under Public Safety Act (PSA) scores of people took to the streets at Chowgam Qazigund in south Kashmir on Sunday, a local news agency CNS reported More

  • Srinagar City

City in ‘administrative crisis’ as 1 Tehsildar mans 2 offices, 13 lakh souls

People complain of inconvenience; Official says working normal; Srinagarites seek CM’s intervention


Srinagar, Sep 1: Want to know how serious the state government is towards the welfare of Srinagar City? Sample this: Mere one Tehsildar is catering to the needs of 13 lakh odd populace of this summer capital More

  • Jammu

Amid chaos, 10,000 students appear in State Eligibility Test


Jammu, Sep 1: Amid chaos and confusion, around 10,000 students appeared in prestigious Jammu and Kashmir State Eligibility Test (SET), which concluded here on Sunday. It was for the first time that More

  • World

Syria lauds 'confused' Obama's 'historic American retreat'


Cairo, Sep 1: Syria today described as "historic American retreat" President Barack Obama's "confused" decision to seek Congressional  nod before launching a military strike against it over alleged More

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