Sajad Lone gets Science and Technology portfolio

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday formally allocated additional portfolio of science and technology to peoples Conference chairman Sajad Lone, who had resigned after he was made minister for social welfare, which is not considered ‘glamourous’ in the hierarchy of ministries. “I, Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister, do hereby withdraw the charge of Science and […]

Pakistan-born singer Salma Agha seeks Indian citizenship

New Delhi: Pakistan-born Bollywood singer and actress Salma Agha has applied for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card and her request is being examined by Home Ministry. Agha has applied for the card that gives multiple entry, multi-purpose life long visa to visit India and exemption from reporting to police authorities for any length of […]

MeT predicts more rain in next 24 hrs

SRINAGAR: The Regional Meteorological department has on Monday predicted light to moderate rainfall in Srinagar for the next 24 hours. . “Light to moderate rain and thundershowers may occur at many places over Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday,” a MeT official said in a statement. “The maximum and minimum temperatures in the city are expected […]

Srinagar attacks extremely worrying: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the two militant attacks in Srinagar in which three policemen were killed were “extremely worrying”. “News of militant attacks in Zadibal & Tengpora in Srinagar extremely worrying. My condolences to families of policemen martyred in these attacks (sic),” Gandhi tweeted. Militants on Monday morning carried out […]

Mehbooba condemns killing of policemen in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, has expressed deep shock over the killing of three policemen in two separate militant attacks in Srinagar on Monday. The Chief Minister visited the Police Control Room (PCR) in Srinagar where she laid floral wreath on the mortal remains of the slain police personnel. She expressed solidarity with the bereaved […]

Justice Walia sworn-in as Jammu and Kashmir High Court Judge

SRINAGAR: Justice Bawa Singh Walia was sworn-in as Judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday in a ceremony held in the High Court complex here. Justice Walia was administered oath of office by Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar. Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and […]

India, Iran to combat terror; ink Chabahar port pact

Tehran: India and Iran on Monday decided to jointly combat terror, radicalism and cyber crime as the two strategic partners signed 12 agreements including a “milestone” pact on developing the key Chabahar port for which India will provide USD 500 million. “We have agreed to consult closely and regularly on combating threats of terrorism, radicalism, […]

Tajikistan okays constitutional changes

Dushanbe: Voters in Tajikistan have overwhelmingly endorsed changes to the Central Asian country’s constitution allowing President Emomali Rakhmon to run for an unlimited number of terms, the elections commission said today. In a statement, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said that 94.5 per cent of votes cast in Sunday’s referendum had backed the 40 constitutional […]

Attacks on policemen worrying development: Omar

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the attacks on policemen in the city was a “worrying” development and the goverment should move quickly to reassure the residents and tourists. “The attacks on policemen in Srinagar is a worrying development. Condolences to the families of those who’ve died (sic),” Omar […]