Finance minister reveals tricks of finance

Finance minister reveals tricks of finance

SRINAGAR: State finance minister Haseeb Drabu said in his budget speech on Monday that he had figured out the “institutional and systemic fraud” and “discrepancies” in the financial structure of the government. “For instance, during one of the austerity drives, the big cut that finance departments enforced was on tea served in offices. The tea […]

Govt absent from Upper House

Govt absent from Upper House

SRINAGAR: Finding the government side— ministers and bureaucrats- absent in the upper house of the Legislative Council, its Chairman Anayat Ali asked the government to ensure the presence of its men in the House. Ali directed the government at a time when there was only education minister Naeem Akhtar and law and justice minister Abdul […]

Sarai Bala killing: Landlady recounts horrific night

Sarai Bala killing: Landlady recounts horrific night

SRINAGAR: The police have not made any details public about the Monday night killing of two unidentified persons at Sarai Bala in Srinagar city. The landlady of the house where one of the two men was killed and the other dragged out before being shot dead, says that they had been her tenants since Saturday. […]

Hizb shoots dead 3 policemen; Police launch manhunt after attacks

Hizb shoots dead 3 policemen; Police launch manhunt after attacks

SRINAGAR: Hizbul Mujahideen militants shot dead three policemen in Srinagar city on Monday. Two separate attacks took place, one at Zadibal chowk in the old city where assistant sub-inspector Ghulam Mohammad Bhat and head-constable Nazir Ahmad were gunned down, and the second two hours later at Tengpura, the victim being Mohammad Sadiq, personal security officer […]

Militants’ funerals: Now govt snaps mobile networks too

Militants’ funerals: Now govt snaps mobile networks too

SRINAGAR: It appears the government is pulling out all the stops to prevent people from coming to the aid of militants during gunfights or attending the funerals of dead militants in large numbers. Apart from banning assembly of more than five people within 2-km radius of any encounter site, the government now snaps mobile phone […]

‘Those advocating composite colonies should look at Sheikhpora enclave’

‘Those advocating composite colonies should look at Sheikhpora enclave’

SRINAGAR: Prominent Kashmiri Pandits, who stayed put in Kashmir when a majority of their community members fled, on Sunday joined the chorus that has opposed government’s plans to create exclusive townships for the migrant Pandits. “We reject the government’s idea of creating separate colonies for Pandits,” eminent educationist Prof CL Vishen said. “Co-existence is Kashmir’s […]

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