Mirwaiz, others placed under house arrest

Srinagar: Police on Friday placed several pro-freedom leaders under house arrest. A statement issued by Hurriyat Conference (M) said that police placed its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and several leaders under house arrest. The amalgam strongly condemned “the house arrest of its chairman, and putting restrictions on his peaceful, religious and political activities.” He also […]

LA passes resolution to check female foeticide

JAMMU: The Legislative Assembly Friday adopted a resolution seeking  measures to check the menace of female foeticide in the state. The resolution was moved by Chowdarty Zulfkar Ali and Nizam-ud-Din Bhat. Several members spoke in support of the resolution. Winding up the discussion on the resolution, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Taj Mohi-ud-Din said […]

Protest against ‘corruption’ at LD Hospital

Srinagar: Protests broke out in Kashmir’s largest maternity hospital on Friday against the “corrupt practices” of paramedical and security staff. Attendants assembled in the compound of the Lal Ded hospital and staged protests against the paramedics and security staff.  The protesters alleged that the staffers had made it a norm to demand bribe from the […]

Mortaza ruled out of Asia Cup

Dhaka: The Bangladesh cricket team`s injury problems were on Friday compounded after senior pacer Mashrafe Mortaza was ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup due to a side strain. The setback comes on the eve of their clash against a spirited Afghanistan. Pacer Shafiul Islam has been brought as Mortaza`s replacement. There is […]

‘676 new sub-health centres sanctioned under NRHM’

Jammu: Government of India  has sanctioned 676 new sub-health centres in Jammu and Kashmir under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the state Assembly was informed Friday. Minister for Health and Medical Education Taj Mohi-ud-Din stated this in a reply to a question in the Legislative Assembly. “Out of the 676 new sub health centres, twelve […]

MGNREGA employees seek regularization, hike in salary

Srinagar: The staff working under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has demanded the government regularize them. The staff said that they have been working for last four years and should now be absorbed and regularized in the Rural Development Department. “We urge government to raise our salary which has remained stagnant for […]

Morality and Money

BY CHRIS COLTRANE At the end of last year, the BBC’s Panorama programme revealed that anti-poverty charity Comic Relief had invested millions of dollars in tobacco and alcohol companies, and $1 billion in the arms manufacturer British Aerospace. This is an understandable mistake to make. Comic Relief’s management team probably just decided to launch a […]

Govt bans Russian poplar trees in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: District Magistrate Srinagar has imposed ban on sale, purchase and plantation of Russian poplar tree species in Srinagar city, an official handout said Friday. Anybody found contravening this order shall be booked under relevant provisions of law, it said. Due to plantation and mushroom growth of Russian poplars in and around Srinagar, the pollens […]


CAPE TOWN: South Africa captain Graeme Smith expects an even contest between bat and ball to set up a thrilling finale in the series-deciding third Test against Australia at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. The wicket has been a key factor in the opening two Tests, a lively pitch helping Mitchell Johnson bowl Australia […]

KPs ask govt to pass Temples Bill without dilution

Jammu:   Various Kashmiri Pandits organisations Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir Government to pass the pending Kashmiri Hindu Shrines and Religious Places Bill without any dilution during the current Assembly session. “Jammu and Kashmir Government should pass the pending Kashmiri Hindu Shrines and Religious Places (Management and Regulation) Bill during the current session of the […]