Saudi hopes Kashmir will be resolved according to UN resolutions

Islamabad: Saudi Arabia has welcomed positive developments in India-Pakistan relations, saying it would have a beneficial impact on the two neighbouring countries and stability in South Asia. Saudi Arabia also expressed hope that there would be a “peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions so that it contributes to […]

Denial of right to protest condemnable: CPI (M)

Jammu: Castigating  the government for being “intolerant towards peaceful public protests,” state CPI (M) Tuesday said that it was denial of the basic democratic right. CPI (M) state secretary and Kulgam MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today said the sadistic trend has already eroded the reputation of the government and the same will have its impact […]


New Delhi: With Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, National Conference  chief and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said the hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru was “absolutely unjustified”. The National Conference leader said that the Government of India had not consulted his party before taking the decision […]

Guru deserved the same reprieve: Mehbooba

Jammu: Reacting to the Supreme Court’s verdict, People’s Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti said Afzal Guru deserved the same reprieve. “By commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers, the Supreme Court has once again made the people of Jammu and Kashmir realize that there is a separate law for Kashmir and the rest of […]

‘J&K not dependent on Delhi for financial needs’

Jammu: Dispelling the perception that Jammu and Kashmir is dependent on Centre to meet its financial needs, state Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather has  said whatever it receives from the Government of India is its right guaranteed under the Indian Constitution. He said grant-in-aid for the state is being decided by the Finance Commission under […]

Forces showing restraint, HR violations down to almost zero: Omar

Forces showing restraint, HR violations down to almost zero: Omar

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a 71 per cent drop in militancy so far in the five years of the National Conference-led government in the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Monday. “Militancy has declined by 71 per cent in the last five years… No collateral damage has occurred in the anti- militancy operations […]

Resolution passed on new medical colleges

JAMMU: The Legislative Assembly Monday  unanimously adopted a resolution expressing gratitude to Union Minister for Health  Ghulam Nabi Azad for establishing four medical colleges and two Cancer hospitals in the state. The House also impressed upon the Government of India to establish Medical Colleges at Poonch-Rajouri, Kupwara, Udhampur, Kulgam, Budgam, Bandipora, Leh/ Kargil, Samba and […]

Govt orders transfers, postings of IAS, KAS officers

Jammu:  The state government on Monday ordered following transfers and postings in the administration: Prasanna Ramaswamy G, IAS, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Gandoh, is transferred and posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Rajesh Sharma. Niraj Kumar, IAS, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Doda, is transferred and posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, against an available vacancy. Amit Sharma, KAS, […]

‘Kejriwal’s resignation a drama’

Gulmarg : Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday  said AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal acted in a haste by submitting his resignation over the Jan Lokpal bill, and hinted that it was probably the “aim”. Kejriwal resigned as the Delhi chief minister on Friday after suffering a defeat in the Assembly on the Jan Lokpal Bill after […]

Khan attends Assembly

Jammu: Former Health Minister Shabir Ahmad Khan, who was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a woman doctor and released on bail, today attended the Assembly session here. Khan arrived in the House late in afternoon and attended the proceedings. “Yes, he attended the session today,” Speaker Mubarak Gul said. Khan had sought permission from […]

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