Now, Amarnath yatris to get insurance cover

JAMMU: On the instructions of NN Vohra, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), all pilgrims who possess valid yatra permits will be provided an insurance cover of Rs 100,000 against accidental death within the state during the entire period of the yatra 2014. SASB’s Chief […]

Sealing of buildings

SRINAGAR: Terming ruling National Conference and opposition People’s Democratic Party as “silent dummies acting as pawns of New Delhi, “ the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) on Wednesday accused Congress party of bringing deliberate suffering to trade and commerce of Kashmir “due to its regional and political bias. “ Referring to recently held Cabinet meeting during […]

Omar gives nod to Rs 1039 cr higher education plan

Jammu: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday approved a Rs 1039 crore education plan, under which new universities, technical colleges, model degree colleges and polytechnics will be set up in the state while the existing higher education system will be upgraded. The State Higher Education Plan (SHEP) was approved by the Chief Minister at the […]

Ford unveils Figo Concept compact sedan

SRINAGAR: Ford on Monday unveiled the global Ford Figo Concept sedan in India, a move aimed at strengthening the company’s compact car portfolio. With the global unveiling of the sub 4-meter concept car, Ford is aiming for a substantial presence in the B segment, which is expected to touch 2 million units annually in India […]

J&K Bank stops circulation of pre-2005 banknotes

SRINAGAR: In the context of Reserve Bank of India’s directions to the banks to phase out the banknotes issued prior to 2005, J&K Bank has directed all its business units to stop reissuing the pre-2005 currency notes, a spokesperson of the bank said. However, the bank shall be accepting the notes from the public till […]

Fire at CAPD office, Rs 3 lakh cash destroyed

By Suhail Punjabi Jammu: More than three lakh rupees in cash along with office records were destroyed in a major fire at the Directorate of the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department here, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident and order suspension of two officials. Fire broke out the Directorate CAPD’s office […]

Pathribal: Omar raises case closure with Singh

JAMMU: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday took up closure of infamous Pathribal fake encounter case by Army with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seeking justice to victim families and punishment to the guilty, an official spokesman said. Omar raised the issue of closure of case by Army on January 23 and “emphasised the need of […]

JKSCCC revenue touches Rs 36 crore in 2013

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir State Cable Car Corporation (JKSCCC) has earned revenue of Rs 35.83 crore till January 2014   from Gandola ride against Rs 31.97 crore earnings during the corresponding period of last financial year. While the Corporation had set a target of Rs 33.44 crore this fiscal year, it   is now expecting to […]

Court directs Army to provide verdict copy closing Pathribal

Srinagar: A local court Friday directed the Army to furnish a copy of the judgement along with CBI chargesheet regarding its decision to close 2000 Pathribal fake encounter. Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Verinder Singh Bahu issued the order after hearing an application, filed on behalf of Nazir Ahmad Dalal, maternal uncle of Zahoor Ahmad Dalal, […]


Srinagar: Several pro-freedom leaders, including JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, were taken into preventive custody and several others were placed under house arrest to scuttle protests after Friday prayers against the Army’s recent decision to close Pathribal fake encounter case. Malik and 10 of his senior party colleagues were detained when they tried to take […]