Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and his supporters were Friday  detained while trying to take out a march to condemn the expulsion of Kashmiri students from  Meerut university for allegedly cheering Pakistan when their team won a match against India. Malik and over a dozen of his party colleagues were detained at Budshah Chowk […]


New Delhi: India has given a number of proposals to Pakistan on increasing cross-LoC Confidence Building Measures including multi-entry visas for people of Jammu and Kashmir but rejected Pakistani demand for release of its driver arrested for alleged smuggling of narcotics in Uri. Giving details of the India-Pakistan Joint Working Group meeting on cross-LoC trade […]

Pak, US sign agreement to refurbish Mangla dam

Snehesh Alex Philip   Islamabad: Pakistan and the US on Friday signed a USD 72 million agreement to refurbish and upgrade the Mangla dam located in the Mirpur district of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK). The rehabilitation will improve the operating capacity of the hydroelectric plant at Mangala dam by 90 megawatts (MW), enough electricity for about […]

Ailing Geelani refuses to be hospitalized

Ailing Geelani refuses to be hospitalized

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conferenced(G)  chairman Syed Ali Geelani’s health has deteriorated   since Thursday night following worsening of a chest infection. Geelani had gone to Escorts hospital last week for a checkup, Hurriyat(G)  spokesman Ayaz Akbar said, adding that though the Hurriyat leader was unwell for the past few days , his chest infection worsened last night. […]

Mobile- phone theives held at SMHS

Srinagar: Police has arrested two persons on charges of stealing mobile phones at the SMHS  Hospital here. A police spokesman said that acting on a  number of complaints about theft of mobile phones,   police station Karan Nagar  investigated the matter  and  arrested two people, Showkat Ahmad Jogi and Saaqib Rafiq Bhat. During questioning, the duo […]

Mansbal trout feed mill operational

Mansbal trout feed mill operational

SRINAGAR: The department of Fisheries, has started to supply trout feed from the its newly established Trout Fish Feed Mill at Manasbal with the department now saying it is in a position to meet export orders. The mill  established at the National Fish Seed Farm Manasbal has been imported from Netherland  that produces the highly […]

Kashmiris made a political statement, says Jaitley

New Delhi: Amid controversy over police action against Kashmiri students after they cheered Pakistan’s victory over India in a cricket match, BJP on Friday said their action conveyed a “political statement” and caused “suspicion” in the minds of a very large number of people. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said such […]

Govt has right to set inflation target, RBI’s role is to achieve: FM

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister P Chidambaram Friday said the government had the right to set a target for inflation and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) could decide on its monetary policy in line with the target. “I think that is the correct approach. The sovereign has the right to set the target and then […]

UP clocks maximum food grain production in India

LUCKNOW: The food grain production in Uttar Pradesh during 2012-13 crop year (July-June) has once again topped its peers at about 50.84 million tonnes (MT). During 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12, the state food grain production stood at 43.20 MT, 47.14 MT and 50.29 MT respectively. This shows that there has been sustained increase in food […]

LS polls a battle between secular, communal forces: Omar

Jammu: Describing the Lok Sabha elections as clash of ideologies and battle between secular and communal forces, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday  exuded confidence about his party’s victory on the basis of its commitment to public service and time tested secular credentials. “Ensuing elections is clash of ideologies and battle between secular and communal forces. […]