Obama, Biden attack Trump for ‘exploiting fear’

Washington: In remarks aimed at presidential candidate Donald Trump, US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have cautioned against those “formenting division” by exploiting fear among people in the wake of the recent terror attacks around the world. Obama said the intent of the terrorists was to “weaken our faith” and lead people […]

NFSA protests continue for second day

Srinagar:The residents of Batamaloo area of Srinagar on second consective day on Thursday staged protest against the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state and were demanding rollback of the Act. The residents mostly womens took to streets and blocked the main road of the area thereby disrupted the vehicular movement. Hundreds […]

Army ‘legally’ handed over 5 lakh kanals of land in Ladakh: Report

Army ‘legally’ handed over 5 lakh kanals of land in Ladakh: Report

SRINAGAR: The state government has “legally handed over five lakh kanals of land to the army for setting up its bases, firing ranges and for other defence purposes in Ladakh”, a Chandigarh-based newspaper reported. Quoting Home department, the newspapers—The Tribune—said the army shall be setting up artillery firing range over 40,000 kanals at Mandal Thang […]

JKLF remembers Ashfaq Majeed Wani

JKLF remembers Ashfaq Majeed Wani

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front paid tribute to Shaheed-I-Kashmir Ashfaq Majeed Wani, saying “he was a great leader who strived for the freedom of Kashmiri nation and sacrificed himself for the righteous cause”. The JKLF organised a meeting to commemorate Wani, who was killed by government forces on September 5, 1996, the front said […]

Patient-doctor conflict: Kashmir docs lack communication skills, doctors concede

Patient-doctor conflict: Kashmir docs lack communication skills, doctors concede

SRINAGAR: Doctors in Kashmir concede that the lack of communication skills and proper training in handling of patients are the major causes of growing incidents of patient-doctor conflict. The medicos underscored the need for imparting basic skills of handling patients during their professional training at college and hospital levels. The issue of doctor-patient conflict came […]

Tourists, people suffer as public toilets defunct at Pahalgam

Tourists, people suffer as public toilets defunct at Pahalgam

ANANTNAG: With many public toilets at Pahalgam resort defunct and Municipal Committee Pahalgam (MCP) failing to renovate them, tourists as well as people associated with the industry face severe inconvenience. There are around thirteen public toilet blocks at Pahalgam and its peripheries, supposed to be maintained by municipal committee Pahalgam. But locals say many of […]

Extend the powers of Lokpal Act to J&K: Justice Khan

Extend the powers of Lokpal Act to J&K: Justice Khan

JAMMU: Chairperson of the Jammu and Kashmir State Accountability Commission (SAC) Justice B A Khan on Wednesday demanded that the Lokpal Act must be extended to the state to empower the Commission to investigate and prosecute graft cases. “The State Accountability Commission was founded in 2002 with an aim to eliminate corruption from the system […]

Divisional admin orders transport availability in city up to 8pm

Divisional admin orders transport availability in city up to 8pm

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, on Wednesday directed the officials to ensure availability of transport in evening hours in Srinagar city. Dr Samoon was speaking to members of Chamber of Commerce and Industries Kashmir, who called upon him to discuss the problems being faced by the public and business fraternity. The divisional […]

Zojila Pass set to open in next two weeks

Zojila Pass set to open in next two weeks

Gowhar Wani SRINAGAR: The Srinagar-Leh highway is likely to be thrown open for vehicular traffic in the second week of April. The snow clearance process is underway in the tough Zoji La pass area. Chief Engineer Project Beacon Brigadier A K Das said that more than twenty active avalanche sites exist on the Baltal-Zoji La […]