Shroud of mist over murders in Kashmir’s deadly labyrinth

Shroud of mist over murders in Kashmir’s deadly labyrinth

Srinagar: The killing of pro-freedom leader Mir Hafizullah in Kashmir’s Anantnag is the third targeted political assassination of Hurriyat members in the last three months. Before him, Shakir-ul-Rehman Sultani of Sopore and Tariq Ahmad Ganie of Shopian were killed by unknown gunmen in September and October, respectively. Like Mir, who was heading Anantnag district for […]

BJP outfoxed: PDP-Cong-NC join hands to form govt

BJP outfoxed: PDP-Cong-NC join hands to form govt

Srinagar: A new government may well be formed in Jammu and Kashmir now that three political parties have decided to cobble together a coalition government. The unexpected development, which has taken people by surprise, is in the last stage of its finalisation. As of now, the PDP and Congress are leading the parleys and the […]

Hurriyat puppet of Pakistan, India friend of Kashmiris: Governor

Hurriyat puppet of Pakistan, India friend of Kashmiris: Governor

Srinagar: In a major snub to the separatist leadership, J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday ruled out any dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference until they separate themselves from Pakistan. Mocking the pro-freedom amalgam, Malik said that Hurriyat leaders can’t even go to the toilet without seeking permission from Pakistan. “I met Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba […]

Reliance’s mandatory insurance policy, ‘full of frauds’, scrapped by Governor

Reliance’s mandatory insurance policy, ‘full of frauds’, scrapped by Governor

Srinagar: Acknowledging it as fraudulent, the Governor’s administration has scrapped the mega health insurance scheme imposed on government employees and pensioners in Jammu and Kashmir. Last month, Governor Sayta Pal Malik had cleared the Anil Ambani-owned Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd for proving insurance to 3.5-lakh government employees, including in autonomous bodies and universities. Later, […]

Rajanth offers elections as panacea

Rajanth offers elections as panacea

Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Kashmir on Tuesday and immediately appealed for participation in elections, saying that democracy is the only route through which Jammu & Kashmir’s myriad complexities can be resolved and solutions to many of its problems found. Singh’s pitch for elections was made within a week after urban local body […]

Rajnath in Kashmir: Terror and talks can’t go together, blames Pak for ‘sponsoring terrorism’ in India

Rajnath in Kashmir: Terror and talks can’t go together, blames Pak for ‘sponsoring terrorism’ in India

Srinagar:  Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said “talks and terror” can’t go together while blaming Pakistan for “sponsoring terrorism in India”. Addressing a presser in Srinagar where he arrived for a daylong visit this morning, Rajnath appealed political parties to participate in upcoming Panchayat polls and expressed satisfaction on “violence” free urban […]

Journalists ‘unnecessarily’ alarm voters: Chief election officer

Journalists ‘unnecessarily’ alarm voters: Chief election officer

Srinagar: Despite the near-total boycott of municipal elections conducted in great secrecy this month, J&K chief election officer Shaleeen Kabra has once again requested voters to exercise their franchise in the panchayat elections that begin next month. Kabra was addressing a presser here on Monday to announce the process for panchayat elections. He declined to […]

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