Not worried about US pullout from Afghanistan: Omar

Not worried about US pullout from Afghanistan: Omar

Sheeri : Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday  said 2014 would be full of challenges for Army and other  forces in the state, but maintained that he was not “worried” about the impact of US troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan. “This year will be full of challenges but I am not among those who are worried. I […]

Father-son duo among 4 killed in mishaps

Srinagar: Four people including a man and his son were  killed in separate mishaps, police said Monday. Two persons were killed when a truck in which they were travelling plunged into a gorge in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said . The mishap occurred when the vehicle, on its way to Kishtwar from […]

‘2 rail link projects awaiting sanction’

Jammu: Government Monday said reports on railway projects to connect Jammu to Poonch and Baramulla to Kupwara have been submitted to the Railway Board, but are yet to be sanctioned. “Reports on railway projects connecting Jammu-Poonch (Jammu region) and Baramulla-Kupwara (Kashmir region), based on a preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey carried out by the Northern Railways Construction […]

Ready to talk on independent J&K, says PaK President

Islamabad: In a fresh twist to the decades-old Kashmir dispute, the President of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) has said that talks can be held with India on any proposal for an independent state of Jammu and Kashmir. “We are ready to consider the option if India comes to the negotiating table and puts forward the idea […]

Exhibit sensitiveness while dealing with juvenile delinquents, IGP tell police

Exhibit sensitiveness while dealing with juvenile delinquents, IGP tell police

SRINAGAR: Impressing upon police officers to exhibit sensitiveness while dealing with juvenile delinquents, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Abdul Gani Mir Sunday said that parents, teachers and religious leaders need to come together cohesively to contain juvenile delinquencies in society. A statement issued by a police spokesman said that IGP who was speaking at the […]

Parliamentary panel raps MHA for neglecting Kashmiri migrants’ issues

New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel on Kashmiri migrants has come down heavily on Union Home Ministry accusing it of neglecting various issues pertaining to the community especially in health sector as many people were suffering from cancer, kidney ailments and other diseases that needed immediate treatment. In its report, the Committee said it was “extremely […]

Nothing can keep Kashmiri Pandits away from their roots: Farooq

New Delhi: Former chief minister of the state and patron of ruling National Conference, Farooq Abdullah Sunday batted for encouraging migrant Kashmiri Pandit families to return to the Valley, saying nothing can keep them away from their “roots”. “Inshallah, I’m sure time is coming when people are going to come back to their roots. That […]

J&K govt declares 45 villages as backward

JAMMU: 45 villages spread over certain districts in Jammu and Kashmir have been recently declared as backward areas, government informed the state Assembly on Sunday. The state government has recently notified 45 villages as backward areas on recommendations of Jammu and Kashmir Backward Classes Commission, Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo said during question hour. With […]

JKCCC to hold protest demonstration on Tuesday against delay in payments

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Contractors Coordination Committee (JKCCC) will hold a demonstration at press colony Lalchowk on Tuesday to protest against, what it calls, an undue delay in payment of their bills. “The pending bills for the last three years amount to Crores of rupees and many contractors are in dire need and are […]

Army admits ‘Pheran’ gaffe, apologises to scribes

Army admits ‘Pheran’ gaffe, apologises to scribes

SRINAGAR: General Officer Commanding of the Army’s 15 Corps Lt Gen Gurmit Singh Sunday admitted the dress code gaffe and apologised to the scribes. “I would like to personally say sorry for the Pheran thing. It was inadvertent but nevertheless a mistake,” Lt Gen Singh told reporters. Lt Gen Singh said while no words were […]

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