NHIDCL terminates IL&FS’ contract for Zojila tunnel project

NHIDCL terminates IL&FS’ contract for Zojila tunnel project

New Delhi: State-owned NHIDCL has terminated the contract awarded to troubled IL&FS group for building the strategic Zojila tunnel to provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. IL&FS Transportation in a filing said the contract was terminated on January 15. The National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) is likely to invite fresh […]

NIA hands over case documents to jailed Aasiya Andrabi

NIA hands over case documents to jailed Aasiya Andrabi

New Delhi:  The NIA Thursday handed over copies of electronic and documentary evidence to incarcerated Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Aasiya Andrabi in a case against her for allegedly waging war against India. The National Investigating Agency (NIA) supplied the documents, flied along with the charge sheet, to Andrabi and her two associates — Sofi Fehmeeda and Naheeda […]

Traffic to proceed from Srinagar to Jammu on highway

Traffic to proceed from Srinagar to Jammu on highway

Srinagar: J&K Traffic Police department on Thursday said one-way traffic will proceed from Kashmir toward Jammu on the 300km long Srinagar-Jammu highway. “Traffic movement on Jammu-Srinagar NHW on 18.01.19 from Srinagar towards Jammu both for LMVs/HMVs ;  Lmvs from Pantha Chowk, Peaks Chowk 0600 hrs to 1130 hrs, from Levdora 0700 hrs to 1300 hrs […]

Government directs officials to identify land for first Science City in Kashmir

Government directs officials to identify land for first Science City in Kashmir

Srinagar: The J&K government has started process for identification of 100 kanal of state land for establishing ‘Science City’ in Kashmir valley, an official spokesperson said. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan while directing Deputy Commissioners to identify the land at a suitable places within their jurisdictions asked them to furnish reports to him with […]

US envoy on Afghanistan arrives in Pakistan for talks

US envoy on Afghanistan arrives in Pakistan for talks

Islamabad: US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Thursday arrived in Pakistan for a fresh round of talks with top civil and military officials during which he is expected to seek Islamabad’s help to convince the Taliban to return to the negotiating table to end the 17-year-long Afghan war. According to US diplomatic officials in […]

J&K to raise Rs 8,000 crore loans for funding infra projects

J&K to raise Rs 8,000 crore loans for funding infra projects

Jammu: In a major step towards raising loans for funding infrastructure projects, Jammu & Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation Limited (JKIDFC) has sought expression of interest (EoI) from banking and finanancial institutions for advancing loans worth Rs 8,000 crore. “Sealed EoI is being invited from reputed RBI regulated banking and financial institutions in the country […]

UN chief hails ‘historic’ moment as Palestine takes over reins of G77

UN chief hails ‘historic’ moment as Palestine takes over reins of G77

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the “historic leadership” of Palestine which assumed the chairmanship of G77, the global body’s largest inter-governmental organisation of developing countries including India. Egypt was the previous Chair of the Group of 77 (G77), a coalition of 134 members, along with China which aligns itself with the bloc. India’s […]

‘20 lakh Bangladesh Hindus to become Indians if Citizenship Bill is passed’

‘20 lakh Bangladesh Hindus to become Indians if Citizenship Bill is passed’

Guwahati: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), which is spearheading the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Thursday claimed that around 20 lakh Hindu Bangladeshis would become Indians if the controversial Bill is passed. Addressing a press conference, KMSS Adviser Akhil Gogoi slammed the BJP-led government for its attempt to get the Bill passed despite widespread […]

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