Cold conditions continue

Srinagar: Cold conditions continued in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region as the minimum temperature in most parts dropped by several degrees with the mercury in Kargil town settling 23 degrees below the freezing point. Kargil, in Ladakh region, continued to be the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir as the mercury settled at a low […]

Pepper spray used in Indian Parliament; 3 MPs hospitalised, 18 suspended

New Delhi: In a new low in India’s parliamentary history, pepper spray was used in the Lok Sabha resulting in hospitalisation of three MPs following a ruckus over introduction of the Telangana bill after which 18 seemandhra MPs were suspended. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar expressed anguish over the incidents saying it has “shamed the […]

Budget HIGHLIGHTS

Annual project Plan size : Rs 11300 crore. Rs 47.50 crore for clearing statutory liabilities of corporations during next year. Grant-in-aid (financial devolution) in respect of Local Bodies to go up from Rs 306 crore to Rs 383 crore . Super Specialty Hospital, Jammu commissioned. Rs 2.8 crore has been provisioned for  current year and […]

Hope Parvez Rasool gets more games to play: Omar Abdullah

Jammu:    “Hope he gets more games,” was the reaction of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, shortly after Parvez Rasool became the lone cricketer from the state to get a buyer in the high-profile IPL auction today. “Very pleased to hear Parvez Rasool has been picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 95 lakhs. Here’s […]

No longer a constructive endeavour

The noble and constructive endeavour of politics, an effective tool to serve humanity and uplift the society, has come to connote a criminal demonstration in south Asia enacted by the men devoid of any moral character. It entails a serious deliberation to figure out as to what has made the noble souls of today abhor […]

Fake encounters: The expendable Kashmiri

By Mirza Waheed On January 23, the Indian Army passed a not-guilty ruling in the Pathribal Case of 2000 in which five civilians were executed in Indian-occupied Kashmir by the Indian Army and passed off as dreaded militants. The somewhat resigned silence, even among Kashmiris, over the ruling begs a few essential and profound questions. […]

Budget reflecting right policies of govt: FM

JAMMU: Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Thursday said budget is reflecting policies and programs of the coalition government, aims to give right direction to the state’s economic growth and development within the available resources. In his 115 minutes long Budget speech, Rather said that despite limited financial resources and multiple problems confronting the state, every […]

JCC defers proposed two days strike

SRINAGAR: Joint Consultative Committee spearheading employees agitation Thursday decided to defer the proposed two days agitation keeping in view the ‘positive approach’ of Chief Minister and employee friendly attitude of Cabinet Ministers regarding the implementation of agreement reached between the JCC Leaders and the state government on the instructions of  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. In […]

ADDC flags off probables for skiing course

SRINAGAR: Additional District Development Commissioner Srinagar Thursday flagged off Kashmir division probables for the 10-day skiing coaching camp from Bakhshi stadium, Srinagar. 15 participants will be imparted training and coaching under the supervision of State Sports Council skiing Coach Abdul Rashid Tantary in basic, advance and intermediate courses, a statement from the SSC said. Joint […]

BJP, JKNPP, JSM stage walkout

Jammu: Assembly Thursday witnessed noisy scenes as opposition members protested over the power and water crisis in the state. The members of BJP, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party and Jammu State Morcha stood up and resorted to anti-government protests over its failure to provide uninterrupted power and water supply to the people in the […]