Drabu sums up power woes: Scant supply, gross misuse

Drabu sums up power woes: Scant supply, gross misuse

Jammu: Finance minister Haseeb Drabu said on Friday that the state of Jammu and Kashmir was buying and consuming more power than the national average and other hill states, but transmission losses, evasion of bills, and misuse left it short of electricity. “I can assure this house that as far as power supply is concerned, […]

Congress terms budget ‘directionless, jugglery of words’

Congress terms budget ‘directionless, jugglery of words’

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Thursday termed the budget as “directionless” and “jugglery of words without anything substantial to fulfill the false slogans and promises” made by the PDP- BJP coalitions government. As per a statement issued here, reacting to the budget, chief spokesperson JKPCC Ravinder Sharma said the budget lacks […]

‘It’s a setback for employees’

‘It’s a setback for employees’

SRINAGAR: Employees Joint Action Committee- Kashmir (EJAC-K) and CAPD employees association President Aijaz Khan while expressing displeasure over the rolled out budget for the year 2017-18, termed it a ‘setback’ for the state employees. Accusing the government of overlooking the genuine demands of the state employees, Khan while talking to a local news agency GNS […]

BJP march through Srinagar an unprecedented sight

BJP march through Srinagar an unprecedented sight

SRINAGAR: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashish Sareen on Wednesday said that announcing special package for the West Pakistan Refugees in the state of Jammu and Kashmir was the first step towards granting them permanent residence. “The state and central government in collaboration have formulated policies to rehabilitate West Pakistan Refugees in Kashmir,” Sareen, […]

PDP-BJP coalition hell bent on changing JK’s demography, disputed nature, says Mirwaiz

PDP-BJP coalition hell bent on changing JK’s demography, disputed nature, says Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday accused the PDP-BJP coalition of “furthering the agenda of the extremist rightwing parties of India by adopting the undemocratic and inhuman measures to change the demography, Muslim-majority identity, and the disputed nature of Jammu Kashmir”. As per a statement issued here, a meeting of […]

Tables climbed, mikes thrown, speaker attacked in assembly brawl

Tables climbed, mikes thrown, speaker attacked in assembly brawl

Jammu: Pandemonium continued in the legislative assembly on Monday as opposition members demanded a judicial probe into the killings by government forces in the 2016 uprising, a demand that the government ignored. When the house started proceedings, opposition members from NC and Congress created ruckus and demanded a judicial probe by no less than a […]

Agenda of Arrogance

Agenda of Arrogance

Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, speaking at an occasion, stated that, ‘the failure of the Agenda of Alliance would be our failure’. Obiter dictum, the Finance Minister, in a saccharine and deferential manner referred to Mufti Mohammad Sayyed as a ‘political Sufi’, and recalled the deceased’s trust in him regarding the Agenda. What is curious about […]

BJP youth wing claims 8 lakh members in Kashmir

BJP youth wing claims 8 lakh members in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Signaling that the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and its ideological mentor RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) are slowly gaining foothold in the Valley, the office-bearers of two wings of these organisations said they are actively conducting political activities and conferences which has led to increase in the number of their members to a whopping […]

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