EVM is chor machine: Farooq Abdullah

EVM is chor machine: Farooq Abdullah

Kolkata: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Saturday called electronic voting machines (EVMs) as “chor machine” and demanded that the ballot paper be brought back for the sake of transparency. Speaking at the united opposition’s rally, organised by TMC chief Mamata Banerjee here, Abdullah said, “It is not the question of ousting any single person […]

Grenade attack in Anantnag, valley’s fifth in 3 days

Grenade attack in Anantnag, valley’s fifth in 3 days

Anantnag: Militants on Saturday attacked a CRPF party with a grenade, here along KP Road in main town Anantnag, leaving a civilian passer-by injured with splinters. Identified as Showkat Ahmad, the injured civilian was rushed to district hospital Anantnag and was discharged soon after being administered first-aid. “He had minor injuries and has been discharged […]

Drones hover over city centre, traffic diverted

Drones hover over city centre, traffic diverted

SRINAGAR: A day after a grenade was lobbed in city centre Lal Chowk, just a week ahead of India’s Republic Day, government forces flew drones over Lal Chowk as one of the measures to prevent any violent attack. On Saturday afternoon, drones mounted with cameras were launched by a joint team of Special Operations Group […]

Inquiry initiated into woman giving birth on Srinagar road

Inquiry initiated into woman giving birth on Srinagar road

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered an inquiry into official responsibility for a woman who gave birth on a road in Srinagar, after doctors at the maternity care hospital Lal Ded (LD) allegedly refused her overnight stay. The woman, a resident of Kupwara district in north Kashmir, delivered a baby girl on […]

How to make money from the destitute: ‘free’ quota in coaching classes

How to make money from the destitute: ‘free’ quota in coaching classes

Srinagar: The greed of private coaching has touched a new low in Kashmir with their charging of thousands of rupees from underprivileged students admitted for “free coaching” at the government’s insistence. The Directorate of School Education (DSEK) recently trumpeted a figure of 1,800 underprivileged students availing “free” coaching for academic and professional courses at private […]

UN has done its duty towards Kashmir, says Guterres

UN has done its duty towards Kashmir, says Guterres

United Nations: Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, on Friday said that the supreme international organisation had “clearly done its job” on the human rights situation in Kashmir, by releasing a report on it. Guterres said he hoped that India and Pakistan would engage in a “meaningful dialogue” to resolve their issues. The […]

PDP expels Altaf Bukhari for trying to engineer split in party

PDP expels Altaf Bukhari for trying to engineer split in party

Srinagar: Buisnessman turned politician Altaf Bukhari was expelled from PDP for running anti-party activities, the party handout said on Saturday. In a statement, PDP said the party was watching with “concern” the activities  Bukhari for quite some time. “Ever since the passing away of our founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, he (Altaf) has been perusing his […]

All ready for simultaneous elections to Parliament, state assembly

All ready for simultaneous elections to Parliament, state assembly

SRINAGAR: The state election office is ready to hold simultaneous polls for Parliament and state assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, whenever orders from Election Commission of India (ECI) come in this regard, Chief Electoral Officer J&K Shailendra Kumar told Kashmir Reader on Friday. “Dates for the elections are fixed by the ECI, and if it […]

Lok Sabha poll schedule likely in March first week

Lok Sabha poll schedule likely in March first week

New Delhi: Dates for the Lok Sabha elections are likely to be announced in the first week of March, sources told PTI on Friday. The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3. The Election Commission is in the process of deciding the number of phases and the months in which polling would […]