49 days ka CM: Kejriwal quits as Delhi Chief Minister

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal has quit as the Chief Minister of Delhi. According to reports, the Delhi Cabinet has taken the decision to quit. Kejriwal is likely to meet Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to tender his resignation. The cabinet has also recommended the dissolution of the assembly and demanded fresh polls. Earlier, Kejriwal gave enough […]

Lal batti menace: SC issues notice to GoI, states

New Delhi: New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Indian government and the states on a plea for scrapping a rule that allows use of red beacons on the vehicles of high dignitaries. A bench headed by Justice R M Lodha asked the authorities to file response within four weeks and […]

Crime Branch probing promotion of teachers on ‘fake certificates’

Srinagar: The Crime Branch of police is probing allegations that two government teachers were promoted as lecturers in the education department after they submitted fake certificates. The scam surfaced in 2011, when the State Vigilance Organization (SVO) received a complaint against two teachers, who were promoted as lecturers and posted in Budgam and Kupwara districts. […]

K-issue a living reality: Yasin

Srinagar: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday said Kashmir issue was  a “living reality” and peace and stability in south Asia were entirely dependent on its resolution. He was addressing a gathering at the Buqa Aaliyah Gousia in Sarai Bala area here. “The people of Jammu Kashmir are fighting a war […]

Indian blind cricket team wants to ‘win hearts’ in Pakistan

LAHORE (Pakistan): Indian blind cricket team captain Shekar Naik on Friday said he hopes to win the hearts of his Pakistani hosts and help the peace process between the two countries. A 17-man Indian squad arrived early Friday to play a series of three Twenty20s and as many one-day matches in Pakistan in their first […]

Night temp up by several degrees; rain, snow forecast

Srinagar: Residents of the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region experienced some relief from cold conditions as the minimum temperature rose by several degrees. The MeT Department has said there is a possibility of light rainfall or snowfall at isolated places in the state  over the next 24 hours and there would be an increase in […]

Bandipora arrests: Shutdown enters second day

By Azim Jan Bandipora: A complete shutdown was observed for the second consecutive day Friday in main town of this north Kashmir district to protest the arrest of youth on charges of stone pelting and the alleged high handedness of the government forces. Like Thursday, all shops, offices, commercial establishments remained closed, while public transport […]

Cong announces jumbo PCC for Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: With Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in sight, Congress Friday constituted a jumbo PCC for Jammu and Kashmir comprising 12 vice presidents, 25 general secretaries and a 52-member executive committee. It also has many as 27 organising secretaries and 52 secretaries. PCC chief Saifuddin Soz, CLP leader Md Aslam and Deputy CLP leader […]

Petrol pump sealed over adulteration

Srinagar: Authorities on Friday sealed a petrol pump for selling adulterated fuel in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Acting on public complaints, a joint team of police and CAPD department led by Assistant Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) Pulwama, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, sealed Malik Filing Station near Gangoo in Pulwama after finding out that […]

Economic growth to cross 5% this financial year: PM

NEW DELHI: Pinning hopes on the good monsoon and recent reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said economic growth will cross 5 per cent in the current financial year and accelerate further in the coming years. Addressing the Governors’ Conference here, Singh said the Indian economy, after many years of rapid growth, has slowed down […]