LC panel calls for ‘recasting flawed Master Plans’

“Government should come up with a legal framework within ten days to keep in abeyance sealing and demolition of illegal constructions that have taken place till December 2013, until a comprehensive Master Plan is put in place” JAMMU: The House Committee of Legislative Council constituted to look into the use of residential areas for commercial […]

Cold conditions continue

Srinagar: Cold conditions remained unabated in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh division as the mercury in most parts stayed below freezing point, MeT department said today. Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of 1 degrees Celsius, slightly lower than previous night’s minimum of 1.5 degrees Celsius, a MeT Department official said. […]

Property worth lakhs gutted in fire

SRINAGAR: Property worth lakhs of rupees was gutted as fire partially damaged a residential house in Bhagwanpora area of this summer capital city late Wednesday. Fire broke out at around 7 pm in the three-storied house of Mehraj-ud-din Pahloo . The flames were brought under control by fire tenders around 10 pm but not before […]

For Cricket’s Sake

With its spectacular performance so far in the Ranji Trophy this season, the Jammu and Kashmir cricket squad has made points and headlines with equal intensity. The odds it battled could have daunted sides with greater experience. But it surmounted them all – be it lack of adequate preparation in the build-up, quality and strong […]

Singhpora: Protests against PDD over damaged transformer

Baramulla: Scores of people on Wednesday staged demonstrations against the Power Development Department (PDD) at Singhpora here to protest the department’s alleged indifference over repairing of a transformer that was damaged last month. Scores of residents of Sheikh Mohalla, Singhpora assembled on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway and staged demonstrations, eyewitnesses said. Chanting slogans, the protesters alleged […]

Next election not a two-horse race: Omar

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said it is “misplaced arrogance” on the part of political leaders who suggest that the next general election in the country would be a “two-horse race”. “There is a fine line between talk to boost cadre moral and misplaced arrogance. To suggest that next election is 2 (two) horse […]

Yes, AFSPA has become irrelevant

Zahir-ud-Din The Additional General Secretary of National Conference, Dr Mustafa Kamal remains in news for his `controversial’ statements. While most of his statements are ridiculed or rubbished, his recent statement on AFSPA merits special mention here. He said AFSPA has become irrelevant. Yes, it has and Kamaal needs to be appreciated for his `courageous’ statement. […]

What Chenab Formula!

PG RASOOL This year started with some substantial claims by India and Pakistan on the settlement of Kashmir issue. Though no details were made public but whatever was divulged amount to `revelations’. For example, the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh at a press conference in New Delhi said on January 3,2014 that he tried […]