After earthquake, CM directs Div Coms to mobilise rescue, relief

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, on Monday directed the state administration to remain in readiness to mount any relief and rescue operation following a massive earthquake that jolted J&K and northern parts of the country. With epicenter located in Afghanistan, the tremor occurred at 2.40 pm this afternoon that sent ripples across the state. […]

Housing, health, education need to be under ambit of EFPs: J&K CM

SRINAGAR: Emphasising on timely completion of the ongoing state projects, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday stressed upon the requirement of bringing vital sectors like housing, health and education within ambit of Externally-Funded Projects (EFPs). Chairing a review meeting here, Sayeed also called for strategising a plan that holds contractors accountable […]

Cross-LoC bus service suspended because of inclement weather

Srinagar: The weekly cross-LoC bus service, which runs between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) was suspended on Monday after the inclement weather rendered the road unsafe for movement of vehicles in Uri area of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The “Karvan-e-Aman’ was suspended as heavy rains over the past two days left a […]

PDP-BJP govt encouraging atmosphere of intolerance: Tarigami

Srinagar: CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami on Monday accused the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir of encouraging the atmosphere of intolerance in the state and said the situation is being polarized for partisan political interests. He also warned people that the activities of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) have the potential to destroy the harmony […]

Protests in Ganderbal after burglars break-in shops, hotel

Sheikh Anees Ganderbal: Protests erupted in Ganderbal on Monday after burglars broke into two garment shops and a hotel at Qamri Chowk in the district on Sunday night. After the news of the theft spread in the area, scores of locals came out protesting, demanding arrest of the burglars. Shouting slogans against the police, the […]

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed after heavy rains

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed after heavy rains

Sana Fazili/Mushtaq Ahmad Srinagar: Heavy rains lashed Kashmir Valley on the second consecutive day on Sunday leading to closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway. Mughal road was also closed for traffic after rains followed by intermittent snowfall triggered landslides and shooting stones at many places. “Heavy rainfall has triggered shooting stones at Ramban and Ramsoo. The vehicular […]

PM’s party ‘promised dismemberment’ of JK for votes: Omar

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday hit out at the Prime Minister alleging that he had forgotten to inform the people about his promise to “dismember Jammu and Kashmir” for votes in Ladakh which was assured the status of Union Territory by the BJP during the recent polls here. “How disingenuous of the […]

BJP played emotional card to woo voters: Congress

Srinagar: Congress, which suffered a drubbing in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh polls, has accused the BJP of playing “emotional card” to woo the voters. “The BJP wooed the people of Leh by playing emotional card of granting the Union Territory status to them,” JK PCC chief G A Mir said in […]

American mediation on Kashmir not demand just a wish: Sartaj Aziz

American mediation on Kashmir not demand just a wish: Sartaj Aziz

Lalit K Jha Washington: Pakistan on Saturday said it has never made a “demand” for US intervention in Kashmir, and just presented its wish list to Americans on the issue. “He (Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif) said international community should note that (India-Pakistan) bilateral talks (on Kashmir) have not worked. We wish to have third party […]

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