PDP knocks EC over video showing NC Minister ‘invoking religion’

PDP knocks EC over video showing NC Minister ‘invoking religion’

Srinagar: Ruling National Conference minister Sakina Itoo Sunday threatened to file an FIR against a man she said had tried to project a “simple father-daughter conversation” as “religious exploitation.” She was reacting to a video that has gone viral on social networking sites and purportedly shows her invoking religion to seek support of a reluctant […]

’83 pc of polling stations in Anantnag LS constituency sensitive’

Srinagar: More than 83 per cent of the 1,600 polling stations in Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in south Kashmir have been designated as hypersensitive or sensitive by the election authorities as they are apprehensive of violence during polling in these areas. “Of the 1,615 polling stations in the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, 690 polling stations […]

Cong equally responsible for chaos, uncertainty in JK: Mufti

Jammu: Emphasising on the need of formulating a long term policy to solve all problems of Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said Congress is equally responsible for prevailing trust-deficit between people of the state and India . “Like National Conference (NC), leadership of Congress is also equally responsible for prevailing anarchy, chaos […]

Kashmir students in dark on PM scholarship scheme

Shivani Kaul New Delhi: They left the Valley with hope for a brighter future after the announcement of the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme in 2012 but hundreds of Kashmiri students are groping in the dark as funds are yet to reach them. 22-year-old Ferroz Ahmed, a Bachelors in Pharmacy student at a Greater Noida […]

Differences won’t affect prospects of NC-Cong alliance: Soz

Srinagar: Conceding the rift, Jammu and Kashmir Congress Sunday said even though party workers may not be happy with the pre-poll alliance with National Conference, their reservations will not have a “bad effect” and the coalition will win all the six Lok Sabha seats in the state. JK Pradesh Congress chief Saifuddin Soz assured “full […]

‘Modi as India’s PM first step towards fascism’

Srinagar: Soz also said if BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is elected to office it would be the “first step towards fascism.” Prof Soz said Modi doesn’t have knowledge of subjects as the prime minister post is special. “That person (Modi) doesn’t know the name of Gandhi. I don’t think he can become the […]

The Honest Bureaucrat

  This article is dedicated to an honest civil servant who is to retire soon. And to another who already has. The curtains come down slowly. The day arrives when he no longer opens his cupboard and looks for a clean, ironed suit to wear. The day arrives when there is no car waiting outside […]

LS Polls: Geelani ‘surprised’ over role of ‘fence-sitters’ among religious groups

LS Polls: Geelani ‘surprised’ over role of ‘fence-sitters’ among religious groups

SRINAGAR: Describing elections in Kashmir as “military operation” Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Saturday expressed “surprise” over the “silence maintained by some religious groups on the issue.” “Geelani Sahab although expressed his satisfaction over the stand of many pro-freedom and religious organizations with respect to the elections has expressed his surprise over the […]

‘Organ donation is allowed in Islam, needs to be promoted in Kashmir’

Srinagar:  “Cadaveric transplantation is the need of the hour in Kashmir. It is permissible and appreciated in Islam as one cadaver saves eight lives by donating his eight different organs.” This was the message from religious scholars, doctors and other medical functionaries in a seminar held here by Department of Nephrology, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical […]

Azad, Bhim Singh among 13 candidates in fray from Udhampur

JAMMU: With one candidate withdrawing the nomination papers on Saturday, only thirteen candidates will be contesting from Udhampur parliamentary constituency. “On the day for withdrawal of candidature, one independent candidate namely Kanchan Sharma withdrew her nomination from Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency which is schedule to go for polls on April 17,” an official spokesperson said in […]

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