Employees’ stir: Police foils Secretariat gherao

Employees’ stir: Police foils Secretariat gherao

SRINAGAR: Police on Thursday foiled the march of agitating government employees towards Civil Secretariat in Jammu and detained around 100 protesters. A large contingent of police was already present at the Press Club from where employees were scheduled to take out their march towards the Civil Secretariat. As soon as the employees gathered under the […]

Pathribal: Victim family moves court

Srinagar: One of the victim families of 2000 Pathribal fake encounter has filed an application before Chief Judicial Magistrate here, urging the court to direct CBI and the Army authorities to submit whole record as well as judgment of the court martial before it. The application was been filed on behalf of Nazir Ahmad Dalal, […]

Retrieving Iqbal for the New Generation

“Why keep on harking back to Iqbal?” This is an increasingly common lament we find in certain sections today. One answer is suggested by as important a personality as Ali Shariati who has shown why Iqbal qualifies as Ali Guna (Ali-like) and thus deserves consideration. He has paid Iqbal one of the greatest tributes ever by an […]

The Art of Conversation

Notwithstanding the importance of the spoken word, very few people are acquainted with the art of conversation. In order to make an impression, people use words the listeners find too difficult to understand, thereby defeating the very purpose of conversation. The speaker has to bear in mind that listeners (at times) may be inferior to […]

Trans-world Muslim University: JAH eyes upcoming budget session of assembly

SRINAGAR: Socio-religious organization Jamiat-e-Ahlihadth (JAH)Thursday said that its all focus was on the upcoming budget session of Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly and that the organization hoped to get government nod to establish Trans-world Muslim University (TMU). “The new leadership of Jamait has its own stand on TMU issue and we will not come on […]

LPG cylinder cap raised to 12

New Delhi: In a setback to a UPA project touted as a ‘game-changer’, government on Thursday suspended the ambitious scheme to pay LPG subsidy in cash to consumers directly but raised the quota of subsidised cooking gas to 12 cylinders per household in a year. Announcing the decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Political […]

‘Haider’ shooting halted briefly following protests

SRINAGAR: The shooting of Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Haider’ had to be stopped temporarily for some time following protests by local residents in Anantnag district on Thursday. Local residents started hurling snow balls at the crew of ‘Haider’ — Bollywood adaption of Shakespearean play Hamlet — when they were shooting some sequences at Keribal area of […]

Tosmaidan row: Protesters threaten sit-in near firing range

SRINAGAR: Reiterating their demand for shifting of the Army firing range from Tosmaidan in central Kashmir Budgam district, Tosmaidan Bachao Front, J & K RTI Movement, Local Sarpanch Association and J&K Rural Voice on Thursday said the panel constituted by the government shall have face-to-face interaction with the people. They also threatened that people from […]

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