Employees’ agitation: JCC calls for Secretariat ‘gherao’ on Jan 30, indefinite strike on cards

SRINAGAR: The Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), an amalgam of several employees union, on Friday called for Civil Secretariat ‘gherao’ in Jammu on January 30 to press for their demands. “Keeping in view the non-serious attitude of the government, we call for Secretariat gherao on January 30, and we are appealing all the employees to take […]

Constant decline in violence in JK: Omar

Constant decline in violence in JK: Omar

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said perception about his state needs to be changed as there has been a constant decline in infiltration as well as violence. “Year after year, there has been a decline in infiltration and violence. There are some areas of concern like death of security […]

Shooting for Saif-starrer ‘Phantom’ underway in Gulmarg

Srinagar: The snow-bound famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was agog with activity Thursday as Sajid Nadiadwala’s upcoming action-thriller ‘Phantom’, starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, commenced shooting near the resort. Saif joined the crew and the shooting is underway at Kangdoori in the periphey of the resort, 55 kms from here, […]

India, Pak armies to discuss LoC ceasefire today

India, Pak armies to discuss LoC ceasefire today

New Delhi: Senior military officials of India and Pakistan will meet Friday in Pooch sector in Jammu and Kashmir to discuss ways to strengthen the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) against the backdrop of violations in the recent past. Brigade commanders of the two countries will meet in Chakan da Bagh area as […]

1948: UNSC Passes Resolution on Kashmir

“The Security Council calls upon both the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan to take immediately all measures within their power (including public appeals to their people) calculated to improve the situation, and to refrain from making any statements, and from doing or causing to be done or permitting any acts which might […]

Railway tableau to showcase Qazigund rail link

New Delhi: Establishing all-weather connectivity through rail network with Kashmir from Jammu region over the Pir Panjal mountain range will be showcased by railways at the Republic Day parade this year. The colourful tableau depicting the culture, art and crafts and music of the Valley will roll down the Rajpath on January 26. The 18-km-long […]

Hypocrisy as Ideology

As a nation, we began by declaring that “all men are created equal”. We now practically read it “All men are created equal, except Negros.”      -Abraham Lincoln Hypocrisy is defined as ‘the practice of claiming to have higher standards or beliefs to which one’s own behaviour does not conform’. This definition, more or […]

Property worth lakhs gutted in fire

SRINAGAR: Property worth lakhs of rupees was gutted as fire partially damaged a residential house in Bhagwanpora area of this summer capital city late Wednesday. Fire broke out at around 7 pm in the three-storied house of Mehraj-ud-din Pahloo . The flames were brought under control by fire tenders around 10 pm but not before […]

‘Bhushan questioned idea of India’

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Wednesday criticised AAP leader Prashant Bhushan’s ‘plebiscite’ pitch in Jammu and Kashmir alleging he was “questioning the integrity of India as a country” through such remarks. “What does plebiscite mean? Army is there because there is a problem, because there is a history. Army is there because […]