JK facing economic slowdown due to restrictions: Congress

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir is passing through various kinds of restrictions leading to “worst kind” of economic slowdown, the Congress on Saturday urging the Government of India and local administration to consider “genuine demands” of business community. “The failure of the Centre and state government to respond to the genuine demands of people to extend […]

One more apple collection centre opening in Kulgam

More than 25,000 boxes received at four mandis under MIS, says Dir horticulture

Mir Iqbal Srinagar: The government is mulling to open one more collection centre for procuring apples in Kulgam under Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) in coming days. Known as ‘rice bowl of Kashmir’, vast paddy fields were converted into apple orchards in the last decade in the district, making a large number of families dependent on the […]

Govt fails to scrutinise dubious, unrecognised paramedical degrees for appointments, promotions

Manzoor-ul-Hassan Srinagar: The Health and Medical Education Department (H&MED) has failed to devise a mechanism to scrutinise dubious or unrecognised paramedical degrees and diplomas obtained by candidates from institutions outside the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Even as the department says that no paramedic college outside the jurisdiction of J&K state stands recognised by J&K Parademical/ […]

Pak stands with Kashmiris, says Imran after returning from US

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on his return from the US on Sunday said that those standing by Kashmiris were doing “jihad” and Pakistan will support Kashmiris even if the world does not. Prime Minister Khan, who focussed on the Kashmir issue in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, told his party workers […]

Why Abuse Women when the Almighty Has Given Then Rights?

Mir Abas Most of the women in certain environments spend all their time in service of men especially their husbands ― making them breads, meal, chai, coffee in return they get abuse, subjugation, beating, rape insults and so on. They will rarely give them daily or monthly remuneration as prescribed by God and when do […]

Grounded Selves

Pride and arrogance, by humans, are one of the grotesque aspects of the human nature. Yes, there are attributes of humans and part of their nature but both belong only to the Almighty, in all proportions. But, all too often, humans fall victim to the snares and viles of pride and arrogance without realize that […]

Three militants, soldier killed in Batote gunfight

Another militant killed in Ganderbal

Ramban: Three militants and an Army man were killed in gunfight in Batote area along the Jammu-Kishtwar national highway on Saturday, according to officials, while another suspected militant was killed in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir. A top Hizbul Mujahideen ‘commander’, wanted in connection with the assassination of a senior BJP leader and an RSS […]

Grenade hurled at Nawa Kadal

Srinagar: In the first attack on government forces in the valley since abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, militants hurled a grenade at CRPF personnel in downtown Srinagar on Saturday but missed the target. The grenade was hurled at CRPF’s 38 battalion personnel deployed on law and order duty in Nawa Kadal area of […]

India hits back at Khan’s UN speech

United Nations: Hitting back at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s allegations at the UN General Assembly, India has said its citizens do not need anyone else to speak on their behalf and “least of all those who have built an industry of terrorism from the ideology of hate.” Khan delivered his maiden speech at the […]

‘Intn’l community will take note of situation in Kashmir’

Washington: While conceding that he has not received much traction for his shrill campaign on Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he is confident that ultimately the international community will take note of the situation in the Valley. In an interview to CNN, Khan, Khan continued with his anti-India rhetoric and said there […]