Discrimination alleged in Salahuddin’s native village

Discrimination alleged in Salahuddin’s native village

Javid Ali BUDGAM: Most of the people in Hizb chief Syed Salahuddin’s native village, Soibug, attribute the lack of basic amenities in the village to the “biased attitude” of the government, despite the fact that people voted in large numbers in the previous assembly elections. Syed Salahuddin, also known as Moulvi Yusuf Shah, who is […]

International Day of the Disappeared

International Day of the Disappeared

Javid Ali SRINAGAR: A local hotel here reverberated with anti-India and pro-freedom slogans after the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) screened a documentary film on enforced disappearances in Kashmir. The documentary “Khoon Diy Baarav”, made by a Kashmiri filmmaker, Iffat Fatima, showcases a series of narratives of family members of Kashmiris subjected to […]

Udhampur admin PMSBY launched in Baramulla

BARAMULLA: The senior leader of Bhartiya Janta Party, Mohammad Anwar Khan, on Saturday launched a government of India-sponsored scheme Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana among the females here in Baramulla. The function was held at Dak Bunglow , Baramulla during which 350 women registered their names on spot to benefit from the scheme. Addressing a […]

Rules violated again in choosing Director, NRHM

SRINAGAR: In a state where favouritism is generally considered a part of life, another decision by the cabinet seems to have underlined the unhealthy practice of violating rules in official appointments. By making Dr Mohan Singh the Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the government has again put a question mark on its credibility […]

Weather, diseases destroy crops in Valley’s ‘village of grapes’

Weather, diseases destroy crops in Valley’s ‘village of grapes’

Ganderbal: Excessive rains and outbreak of diseases have turned grape cultivation sour this year for hundreds of farmers in Reapora and its adjoining villages in this central Kashmir district. Located about 23 kilometres from summer capital Srinagar, Reapora is known as the Valley’s ‘village of grapes’ for its production of quality grapes. But the excessive […]

Probe India’s role in enforced disappearances; Mirwaiz tells UN

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday appealed the United Nations and other international human rights organisations to  probe India’s role in thousands of cases of enforced disappearances in Kashmir. “It is the responsibility of International community and Human rights organizations to bring the truth regarding nine thousand people who were subjected […]

Bhat elected Jamaat Amir for fourth time

Bhat elected Jamaat Amir for fourth time

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) elected Ghulam Muhammad Bhat as its new Amir (chief) on Saturday during a daylong session at Nowgam. Bhat has been the Amir of JeI, the largest religio-political organisation in the state, thrice in the past: 1985-88, 1997-2000 and 2000-2003. He is the seventh Amir of the organisation since its […]

HDFC Bank wins Best Asian Bank 2015 award

HDFC Bank wins Best Asian Bank 2015 award

SRINAGAR: HDFC Bank is the newly crowned winner of this year’s Best Asian Bank award, a standout among the 15 winners of 2015 FinanceAsia’s Country Awards programme for generating high growth and steady profitability as well as maintaining a low nonperforming loans ratio and high asset quality. In a release issued here, the bank said […]

18 army men injured in mystery blast

18 army men injured in mystery blast

Srinagar: At least 18 army men were reportedly injured, seven of them critically, in an ‘accidental blast’ at an army camp in Khrew area of Pampore in the southern district of Pulwama district. The blast took place at around 9:30 am during a training exercise at the army’s training centre, Corps Battle School (CBS) located […]