Guru deserved the same reprieve: Mehbooba

Jammu: Reacting to the Supreme Court’s verdict, People’s Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti said Afzal Guru deserved the same reprieve. “By commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers, the Supreme Court has once again made the people of Jammu and Kashmir realize that there is a separate law for Kashmir and the rest of […]

‘J&K not dependent on Delhi for financial needs’

Jammu: Dispelling the perception that Jammu and Kashmir is dependent on Centre to meet its financial needs, state Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather has  said whatever it receives from the Government of India is its right guaranteed under the Indian Constitution. He said grant-in-aid for the state is being decided by the Finance Commission under […]

Respite from cold wave in Kashmir and Ladakh

Srinagar: There was slight respite from the intense cold conditions in Kashmir and Ladakh division even as the mercury across the region stayed below the freezing point. Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.5 degrees Celsius, slightly up from previous night’s minus 3.3 degrees Celsius, an official […]

J&K opposes GoI move to privatise Srinagar Centaur Hotel

NEW DELHI: Senior leaders of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday opposed the government of India’s move to privatise Srinagar Centaur Hotel and said the state government was ready to accept the responsibility to manage it. A delegation, including J&K Tourism Minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir and state Congress chief Saifuddin Soz, met Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh […]

15,139 tax defaulters owe Rs1,147 cr to J&K government

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said 15,139 sales tax defaulters owe Rs 1,147 crores to the state government. In a written reply to the Cut Motion of PDP member Abdul Rehman Veeri in state Assembly today, Minister for Finance Abdul Rahim Rather said the total number of sales tax defaulters in Jammu and Kashmir […]

Indoor Futsal Championship

Indoor Futsal Championship

SRINAGAR: After a three month hiatus thanks to inclement weather in harsh winter, Jammu and Kashmir Football Association, custodians of the sport in the state, are back organizing soccer tournaments. The first of it- a unique one as per JKFA, is expected to begin from February 22. The tournament- Indoor Futsal Championship- will be hosted […]

Epic show from McCullum as Kiwis pocket series 1-0

WELLINGTON: An epic triple century by Brendon McCullum in a record-laden innings took New Zealand from the brink of a Test defeat to a remarkable series win over India on Tuesday. The second Test petered out in a draw with India on 166-3 in their second innings after being set a near-impossible target of 435 […]

Money can’t buy a team performance: Bedi

NEW DELHI: India’s latest away series defeat at the end of a dismal tour of New Zealand triggered calls Tuesday for a change in leadership and a warning that financial muscle does not translate to on-field success. A majestic triple century from Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum in the drawn second Test in Wellington ensured […]

Short contract not a worry for Pakistan coach Moin Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan coach Moin Khan is not worried about his short-term contract. Good performances by the team over the next seven weeks, he believes, should earn him an extension. Last week, Khan was appointed for the Asia Cup this month and World Twenty20 next month, both in Bangladesh. After that, the Pakistan Cricket Board say […]

SLC finally backs ICC revamp plan

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket has finally decided to back the controversial ICC revamp plan proposed by India, England and Australia, saying that it’s satisfied with the revised resolutions tabled at the Board Meeting of the world body early this month. SLC arrived at the decision at its Executive Committee meeting on Monday, a few days […]