Delay in govt formation ‘bizzare’, says Omar

Delay in govt formation ‘bizzare’, says Omar

SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has termed as “bizzare and unprecedented” the delay in government formation in the state by the PDP-BJP coalition. “While the PDP has declared that the PDP-BJP ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ is a ‘sacred document’ and that PDP continues to be in awe of the BJP and […]

Don’t act in haste, Rashid advises Mehbooba

Don’t act in haste, Rashid advises Mehbooba

Srinagar: Independent legislator and MLA Langate Er Rashid on Monday advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti against forming the government in haste. “Any well-wisher of Kashmiris should not force or compel Mehbooba to form the government in haste under the current circumstances,” Rashid said in a statement issued here. Though people deserve […]

Kashmir remains in grip of cold

Kashmir remains in grip of cold

Srinagar: Cold wave conditions remained unabated as the night temperature across Kashmir continued to stay below the freezing point with weatherman forecasting the dry spell to continue this week as well. Leh in frontier Ladakh region, 434 kms from here, continued to be the coldest recorded place in the state with minus 13.0 degrees Celsius […]

PaK heading towards showdown with Pakistan government: Report

Srinagar: The Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) government is staging a protest demonstration against Pakistan government in Islamabad over its differences with the latter ahead of the elections, Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported on Monday. PaK minister for rehabilitation, Abdul Majid Khan, told the newspaper that the government was facing many problems at the hands of the centre, […]

Shantmanu designated as chief electoral officer, 3 other IAS officers shifted

SRINAGAR: The government on Monday designated Shantmanu as chief electoral officer J&K/principal secretary to the government, Election Department, even as it ordered transfer of three other IAS officers. According to separate government orders, sanction has been accorded to the promotion of Shantmanu, 1991 batch IAS officer from J&K, to the Higher Administrative Grade of Rs […]

Kashmir can’t belittle Pak’s ‘sacrifices’, says Gen Moosa

SRINAGAR: President Tehreek-e-Kashmir, General Moosa, on Monday said the Kashmir dispute is alive internationally due to Pakistan’s “sacrifices and relentless efforts”. “It is due to the sacrifices and relentless efforts of this great Islamic country that the issue of Kashmir is alive internationally otherwise the nations especially the big powers are diverting their war of […]

Alternative communication system needed to meet exigencies: DGP Rajendra

Alternative communication system needed to meet exigencies: DGP Rajendra

Jammu: Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra on Monday made a case for an all-weather communication network for police in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure quick response to exigencies. “Besides conventional system of communication, a reliable and trusted alternate mechanism should be put in place to act swiftly in case of any calamity,” Rajendra […]

Governor clears ‘important cases’ after discussion with CS

Jammu: Governor N N Vohra on Monday cleared a number of “important cases” after discussions with Chief Secretary, an official spokesman said. “B R Sharma, Chief Secretary J&K, briefed the governor about various important matters which would need attention in the coming days,” he said. He said Sharma had called on N N Vohra at […]

PDD employee electrocuted in central Kashmir

PDD employee electrocuted in central Kashmir

Srinagar: An employee of Power Development Department (PDD) was electrocuted in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, police said on Monday. Sameer Ahmad Raina, son of Abdul Gani Raina, resident of Warpoo, working as daily wager in PDD department got electrocuted at Warpoo Nagbal in the jurisdiction of police station Ganderbal and received burn injuries, said an […]