Employees’ stir: Police foils Secretariat gherao

Employees’ stir: Police foils Secretariat gherao

SRINAGAR: Police on Thursday foiled the march of agitating government employees towards Civil Secretariat in Jammu and detained around 100 protesters. A large contingent of police was already present at the Press Club from where employees were scheduled to take out their march towards the Civil Secretariat. As soon as the employees gathered under the […]

Pathribal: Victim family moves court

Srinagar: One of the victim families of 2000 Pathribal fake encounter has filed an application before Chief Judicial Magistrate here, urging the court to direct CBI and the Army authorities to submit whole record as well as judgment of the court martial before it. The application was been filed on behalf of Nazir Ahmad Dalal, […]

Retrieving Iqbal for the New Generation

“Why keep on harking back to Iqbal?” This is an increasingly common lament we find in certain sections today. One answer is suggested by as important a personality as Ali Shariati who has shown why Iqbal qualifies as Ali Guna (Ali-like) and thus deserves consideration. He has paid Iqbal one of the greatest tributes ever by an […]

The Art of Conversation

Notwithstanding the importance of the spoken word, very few people are acquainted with the art of conversation. In order to make an impression, people use words the listeners find too difficult to understand, thereby defeating the very purpose of conversation. The speaker has to bear in mind that listeners (at times) may be inferior to […]

LPG cylinder cap raised to 12

New Delhi: In a setback to a UPA project touted as a ‘game-changer’, government on Thursday suspended the ambitious scheme to pay LPG subsidy in cash to consumers directly but raised the quota of subsidised cooking gas to 12 cylinders per household in a year. Announcing the decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Political […]

Tosmaidan row: Protesters threaten sit-in near firing range

SRINAGAR: Reiterating their demand for shifting of the Army firing range from Tosmaidan in central Kashmir Budgam district, Tosmaidan Bachao Front, J & K RTI Movement, Local Sarpanch Association and J&K Rural Voice on Thursday said the panel constituted by the government shall have face-to-face interaction with the people. They also threatened that people from […]

Pathribal fake encounter case: PDP delegation calls on Governor

SRINAGAR: A delegation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by party MLA from Shangus, Peerzada Mansoor Hussain Thursday called on governor N N Vohra and demanded justice for the victims of Pathribal fake encounter case. The delegation demanded re-opening of the case and fresh investigation in a time bound manner. According to a party statement, […]

Competitive exam in JK on UPSC pattern

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday constituted a high level committee on harmonising J&K Combined Competitive Examination with the All India Services Examination conducted by UPSC. The panel has been set up to examine and make recommendations for effecting amendments in the provisions of J&K Combined Competitive Examination Rules (2008) in view of the changes […]

Taliban threat exaggerated for AFSPA continuation: Omar

Taliban threat exaggerated for AFSPA continuation: Omar

London: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that he did not see the danger of “militants coming into Kashmir in a big way” after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan this year, and that the argument of 2014 was being exaggerated so that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) remains in vogue […]

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