Development of J&K, Ladakh among priorities of govt: Prez

Says abrogation of special status historic

New Delhi: Invoking BJP’s idealogue Syama Prasad Mookerjee, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said rapid development of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh are among the priorities of the central government. He said the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution by two-thirds majority in both the houses of Parliament is not […]

WHO declares global health emergency as death toll reaches 213

BEIJING: The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus, as China reported Friday the death toll had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections. The UN health agency based in Geneva had initially downplayed the threat posed by the disease, but revised its risk assessment after crisis talks. “Our greatest concern […]

Plea in Delhi HC to stop J&K MPs from entering Parl

New Delhi: A plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking that MPs from the “erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir”, who are allegedly illegally continuing to hold their seats after disbanding of the state, be stopped from entering the Parliament. The petition alleged that the 10 MPs, four in the Rajya Sabha […]

Ministers to submit feedback to PMO on J&K development initiatives

New Delhi: All 37 central ministers who visited Jammu and Kashmir recently will submit feedback to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on the implementation of various development schemes there, officials said on Friday. So far, 14 ministers have submitted their assessment on the implementation of the welfare schemes in a proforma so that action can […]

Gulmarg shivers at minus 11

Srinagar: The temperature dropped significantly at some places in Kashmir with Gulmarg being the coldest place in the Valley at minus 11 degrees Celsius, a meteorological department official said on Thursday. The valley is expected to witness mainly dry weather over the next seven days, he added. Gulmarg, the skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded […]

Restore internet to Kashmir’s news media: IJU

New Delhi: The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) on Thursday expressed grave concern over the step-motherly treatment being meted out to the media in Kashmir, wherein the government has selectively failed to restore their limited internet access, but provided the facility to hoteliers and travel operators, among others since January 14. A statement said that viewing […]

Student shot at in Jamia, assailant shouts ‘Ye lo azadi’

New Delhi: Tension spiralled in Jamia Nagar on Thursday after a man fired a pistol at a group of anti-CAA protesters, injuring a Jamia Millia Islamia student before walking away while waving the firearm above his head and shouting “Yeh lo aazadi” amid heavy police presence in the area. Massive protests erupted in the area […]

Bukhari led delegation to call on PM, HM to press for statehood demand

Jammu: A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir citizens led by former minister Syed Altaf Bukhari will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to press for restoration of statehood and domicile rights. On Thursday, a meeting of senior political leaders, academicians, legal luminaries and social activists took place in Jammu, a […]

Coss-LoC shelling along LoC in Poonch

JAMMU: Pakistani troops shelled forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, a defence spokesperson said. The unprovoked small arms firing and mortar shelling in Degwar sector started around 1330 hours, prompting befitting retaliation by the Indian Army, he said. Officials said mortar shells […]

Coronavirus Will provide necessary assistance for evacuation of Indians, other nationals from Wuhan, says China

Beijing: As India prepares to airlift its citizens from Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, China said on Wednesday that it would make all appropriate arrangements and provide necessary assistance if any country “insists” on evacuating its nationals. Besides India, several other countries including the US, France, Japan, South Korea, are making arrangements […]