Flood hit schools take backseat on govt’s priority agenda

Despite much fanfare on the issue, the J&K government has put the renovation and restoration of flood-hit schools at the back burner as the department has received a meagre amount under Prime Ministers (PM’s) package for reconstruction of the schools. A top official in the education department said the renovation of flood-hit schools remained least […]

KEG remembers slain journos, announces awards for working media men 

On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, Kashmir Editors  Guild (KEG) in an extra-ordinary meeting paid rich tributes to the members of the Srinagar Press Corps who were killed while discharging their professional duties in last more than 25 years. The media body said those brave people would always be remembered as the real […]

Chief Secretary interacts with HoDs, seeks action on ground

Chief Secretary, B.B.Vyas, Tuesday chaired a meeting of all Heads of Departments (HoDs) of Kashmir Division at Banquet Hall here. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, Director SKIMS, Prof. A. G. Ahangar, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone, Directors of different Departments, Chief Engineers of various Engineering Wings, besides representatives of National Highway Concessionaire […]

Focus on Muslim education than triple talaq, Muslim women tell government

Instead of raking up the triple talaq issue, the government should focus more on education and other basic facilities to India’s “under-privileged” communities, including Muslims, a woman leader of the Jamaat-e-Islamic Hind (JeIH) said on Tuesday.  JeIH Secretary Atiya Siddiqua said a negative image of Muslims was being portrayed to show Muslim men as dominant […]

Top India, Pak army officials make hotline contact after LoC flare-up

The top army commanders of Pakistan and India today talked over the hotline, a day after a Pakistani Special Forces team allegedly sneaked across the Line of Control and beheaded two Indian security personnel.  The hotline contact between the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of Pakistan and India was established at 11.30 AM, a […]

Kashmir needs urgent international attention: Pakistan

Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Tuesday described the Jammu and Kashmir dispute as “a burning issue requiring urgent international attention”.  Sartaj Aziz, the Advisor on Foreign Affairs to Nawaz Sharif, also said India’s bid “to portray the indigenous uprising in Kashmir as terrorism has been rejected” globally.  The Foreign Office […]

Opposition slams Govt as ECI cancels Anantnag by-polls

The decision of Election Commission of India (ECI) to cancel the Anantnag by-polls, which were scheduled to be held on May 25, has drawn a sharp reaction with both the NC and Congress slamming the government for the deterioration in the security scenario and influencing the ECI to call off elections to foil the defeat […]

Hurriyat (G) seeks release of all detained students, leaders

Strongly denouncing the use of ‘brute force’ against students, Hurriyat Conference (G) on Tuesday demanded immediate release of all detained students. Lashing at police for their callous approach, a spokesperson of the amalgam said that they are playing with fire and if not stopped it will engulf the whole state. “Don’t play with their future”, […]

Pakistan greets Erdogan’s Kashmir statement

Pakistan Tuesday welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s suggestion of having a multilateral dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue. Ahead of his India visit, Erdogan, during a TV interview, had said, “We should not allow more casualties to occur (in Kashmir). By having a multilateral dialogue, (in which) we can be involved, we can seek […]

China cooks up CPEC as remedy for Kashmir issue

Chinese state run news outlet Global Times reported on Sunday that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor will pave a way for resolution of Kashmir dispute. “Given the massive investment that China has made in countries along the One Belt, One Road, China now has a vested interest in helping resolve regional conflicts including the dispute […]