Do ‘good homework’ before claiming India is a secular country: Er Rasheed to Gen Rawat

Do ‘good homework’ before claiming India is a secular country: Er Rasheed to Gen Rawat

Srinagar: Reacting to Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat’s remarks that Pakistan should become a secular state like India if it wants good relations, Awami Ittehad Party chairperson Er Rasheed has asked Rawat to do “good homework” before claiming India is a secular country or before asking Pakistan to follow India’s Principles of “pseudo secularism”. “One […]

Jammu and Kashmir: Train services suspended on Srinagar-Banihal track

Jammu and Kashmir: Train services suspended on Srinagar-Banihal track

Srinagar: The authorities on Friday evening suspended train services on Srinagar Banihal track following stone pelting at Awantipora. An official told Kashmir Reader that train service between Srinagar to Banihal was suspended due to stone pelting incident in between Awantipora railway station and Panzgam railway station. The train services were resumed today after remaining suspended […]

PDP People’s Conference spar on social media over Centre’s decision to extend rail link

PDP People’s Conference spar on social media over Centre’s decision to extend rail link

Srinagar: Mainstream politicians in Kashmir have welcomed the Centre’s decision to extend the Banihal-Baramulla railway link in the valley to the frontier district of Kupwara, but the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the People’s Conference jostled on the social media seeking credit for the decision. “Congratulations to people of Kupwara, as the railway link from […]

Can move forward only when India realizes Kashmir needs realistic approach: Pak Minister

Can move forward only when India realizes Kashmir needs realistic approach: Pak Minister

Srinagar: Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Friday advised the government of India to accept that the Kashmir issue has no military solution. Chaudhry was addressing a seminar of the All Parties Parliamentary Kashmir Group in Islamabad. “[Indian Prime Minister] Narendra Modi just announced that [his government] will give a package of billions of rupees to […]

Finance Dept clarifies regarding fate of Group Mediclaim Health Insurance Scheme

Finance Dept clarifies regarding fate of Group Mediclaim Health Insurance Scheme

Jammu:  Responding to various media reports regarding Group Mediclaim Insurance Scheme, the Finance Department today clarified that the notice for foreclosure of the Insurance Agreement has been served to the insurer with effect from 31 December 2018. “Till the midnight of 31 December 2018, any employee or their family members enrolled in the scheme will continue […]

Pakistan arrests 22 Indian fishermen

Pakistan arrests 22 Indian fishermen

Karachi: Twenty two Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly straying into the country’s territorial waters, a security official said Friday. They were arrested on Thursday by personnel of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) during an operation. The security official said that three boats of the fishermen were also confiscated. The […]

Trump barrels into G-20 summit after nixing Putin meeting

Trump barrels into G-20 summit after nixing Putin meeting

Buenos Aires: President Trump kicks off two days of diplomacy at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina on Friday after his abrupt decision to cancel a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin overshadowed the proceedings before they even started. Trump barreled into the two-day meeting by announcing via Twitter that he was canceling on […]

“Whose stupid idea is this?”, asks Omar as concrete pavement replaces Shankaracharya trekking trail

“Whose stupid idea is this?”, asks Omar as concrete pavement replaces Shankaracharya trekking trail

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has reacted sharply to a decision to turn famous trekking route in Srinagar into a concrete path. Retweeting an article and photo of the trekking trail on Shankaracharya hill being concrete-ised, reportedly by the J&K government’s forest department, the J&K National Conference chief has asked pointedly, […]