Rs 75,000: Govt’s budget for new admin units

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government has kept an adhoc budget provision of just Rs 75,000 for each of the newly created 659 administrative units in the state in its annual budget. Creation of the units was described as the “landmark development and big achievement” of Omar Abdullah-led government. But the worthless budget kept for these […]

LS polls: Jammu won’t be a cakewalk for Congress

Srinagar: The Congress may be expecting to win both Lok Sabha seats from Jammu region in upcoming elections, but if the previous polls are an indicator, the party would face stiff competition from Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). While the PDP has shown increase of 8.11 per cent in its […]

2010 Soura youth’s death: Court issues warrant against Tehsildar

Srinagar: Taking strong exception to continuous disregard to its orders, a court here on Saturday issued bailable arrest warrant against to secure presence of Tehsildar north Srinagar for “explaining steps taken in the matter of inquest” into the death of a 17-year-old Soura youth, Umar Qayoom Bhat, during the 2010 summer agitation. The court of […]

Kashmiri students ‘attacked’ in Rajasthan before India-Pak match

Kashmiri students ‘attacked’ in Rajasthan before India-Pak match

Srinagar: At least 12 Kashmiri students were injured Friday after clashes broke out in a Rajasthan university before India and Pakistan cricket match in the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. At around 11:45 am, some local students started hurling abuses at Kashmiri students studying in the Meewar University located at Gangrar, Chittorgarh. “Situation turned hostile […]

2 Kashmiris get 5-yr jail in 2005 Delhi blasts

New Delhi: Two Kashmiri men were Friday sentenced to five-year imprisonment in connection with a case of allegedly pumping money for triggering serial blasts here on Diwali eve in 2005. Ghulam Ahmed Khan and Farooq Ahmed Batloo pleaded guilty on the charge of transferring money to suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives who had allegedly carried out the […]

JK seeks more money for wooing migrant KPs to Valley

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has submitted a revised proposal to government of India for increasing financial assistance to migrant Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) to woo them to return to Kashmir Valley. The proposal was sent after the state cabinet gave approval to it last year in order to make the financial package, earlier announced […]

‘Pak to strike trade deal with new govt in India’

Snehesh Alex Philip Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday said it will strike a liberalized trade deal with India only after a new government takes over following the Lok Sabha elections. The PML-N government here has put off a cabinet meeting scheduled for Friday that would have discussed among other things the long-pending NDMA (non-discriminatory market access) […]

Dr Saleem only choice for post of Dy Dir Health: Govt

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the state government to produce record to ascertain whether Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman is the only eligible candidate to be confirmed permanently on the post of Deputy Director Health Services Kashmir. “Record of the candidates who have been considered for confirmation and appointment as Assistant Director as well as […]

J&K is crown of India, says Mufti

SRINAGAR: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said the new government in New Delhi must extend a hand of friendship to Pakistan and hold dialogue with all stakeholders, including the Hurriyat Conference, to resolve the Kashmir issue. “The new government will have to extend a hand of friendship to Pakistan…There is no alternative…It will […]

Will soon demolish Sameer Kaul’s illegal structure: LAWDA

Will soon demolish Sameer Kaul’s illegal structure: LAWDA

Follow-Up SRINAGAR: Caretakers and security guards at People’s Democratic Party’s national spokesperson Dr Sameer Kaul’s illegal residential house close to Dal Lake here Thursday refused to cooperate in the demolition process initiated by the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA). A team of LAWDA officials had to wait outside the main gate of the house, […]