Pak seeks early resumption of dialogue with India

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday sought early resumption of the stalled dialogue process with India but acknowledged forward movement was unlikely before the upcoming Indian general elections. Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam told a weekly news briefing that Pakistan has all along emphasised the need for the early resumption of the dialogue. “We hope that it […]

Kin’s history no ground for passport denial: Omar

Kin’s history no ground for passport denial: Omar

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said he will ensure that no person is denied a passport on the basis of his or her relative’s activities. “I will get to the bottom of this issue because, although this case was highlighted, I must ensure there aren’t others going unnoticed,” Omar wrote on microblogging website Twitter. […]

Severe cold weakens grip on Kashmir

Srinagar: People of Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region got some respite from virulent cold snap as the mercury appreciated at most places due to overcast condition and intermittent snowfall. Snowfall continued intermittently across Kashmir Valley, including its summer capital Srinagar, during the night with Z-Gali in frontier district of Kupwara recording the highest four feet […]

HC stays selection of 18 docs under HRHM

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has stayed the selection list of 18 medical doctors for district Kupwara under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). A bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar stayed the selection list after its attention was drawn to a communication by Assistant director (ISM) Kupwara to director (ISM) J&K, stating that District Health […]

Don't take people for granted

Kashmir’s pro-freedom camp has faced many types of ebbs and flows in the state’s six decades old turbulent history. While this period of Kashmir’s national history is replete with the incidents of unprecedented sacrifices offered by people and leadership alike, it has also witnessed compromises and capitulations by those leading from the front on this […]

Tashkent Declaration

January 10, 1966 The Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan, having met at Tashkent and having discussed the existing relations between India and Pakistan hereby declare their firm resolve to restore normal and peaceful relations between their countries and to promote understanding and friendly relations between their peoples. They consider the attainment […]

Sahai felicitates J&K Police sports personal

SRINAGAR: The Additional Director General of Police Armed, SM Sahai Thursday felicitated J&K Police sports personnel for their excellent performance during the year 2013, a police statement issued here said. Jammu and Kashmir Police had bagged 15 gold, 10 silver and 28 bronze medals in different sports events during the year 2013 and the recently […]

Highway closed following fresh snowfall

Highway closed following fresh snowfall

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway, which connects Kashmir with outside world, was closed for vehicular traffic as the Valley including Srinagar experienced fresh snowfall on Wednesday. “The highway was closed for traffic around 2 pm after heavy snowfall between Qazigund and Banihal rendered the arterial road unsafe,” a spokesman of the Traffic Department was quoted as […]

Sanction for prosecution of corrupt babus: SC stays J&K HC order

Srinagar: Supreme Court has stayed a J&K High Court order regarding sanction for prosecution against officers and officials found indulging in corruption by the State Vigilance Organization. “There shall be stay of the impugned order for a period of three months from (January 2),” said a division bench of Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and A.K. Sikri. […]

2 KAS officers shifted, SSB member’s stay extended

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday ordered transfer of two KAS officers and accorded extension in the deputation of Farooq Ahmad Peer as member J&K Service Selection Board for one year beyond January 13. According to a government order, Mohammad Tariq (KAS), Deputy Secretary to Government, ARI and Trainings Department, is transferred and posted as […]