Take lessons from Jayalalithaa, Mamta Banerjee: Kashmir Inc to Omar Abdullah

Take lessons from Jayalalithaa, Mamta Banerjee: Kashmir Inc to Omar Abdullah

SRINAGAR: Coming down heavily on Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), an umbrella of Valley based trade organisations, Saturday asked him to shun “helplessness and weakness” in confronting the NHPC over the return of power projects. “Omar Abdullah should take a lesson or two from Jayalalithaa (chief minister of Tamil Naidu) and Mamta […]

Govt employees detained in J&K

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday detained dozens of government employees who tried to take out a protest march in support of their demands including regularization of daily-wage and casual workers. Hundreds of employees of Public Health Engineering Department assembled near Press Colony here and tried to march towards Divisional Commissioner’s office, but were […]

179 civilians killed, 377 wounded in past five years

Jammu: At least 179 civilians were killed and 377 others wounded in militancy related incidents in last five years in Jammu and Kashmir, government said on Saturday. In a written reply to a question of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said 179 civilians and 250 troopers were […]

Azad lays foundation of `72-cr hospital in Jammu

JAMMU: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday laid the foundation stone of 100 bedded Rajiv Gandhi Hospital at Gangyal here, which would be raised under NRHM with an estimated cost of Rs 72.45 crore, an official spokesperson. The hospital would be constructed by J&K Housing Board and shall have […]

Mehbooba condemns Sopore killing

JAMMU: Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Saturday condemned the killing of Waseem Ahmad Malla of Sopore as “gruesome and barbaric.” In a statement, Mehbooba “lashed out at the forces that are baying for the blood of innocent people.” According to the statement, Mehbooba blamed the present National Conference-led government “for losing the […]

Wildlife Deptt bags award for promotion of ecotourism in Ladakh

SRINAGAR: The Department of Wildlife Protection in Ladakh has been accredited as the ‘Best Responsible Tourism Project’ for its ecotourism initiative in the area at recently held National Tourism awards. The organizers appreciated the efforts put in by the Wildlife Protection Department and Leh administration to successfully execute the ecotourism project in Ladakh. The ecotourism […]


SHARJAH: Pakistan have  qualified for the semi-final of Under 19 World Cup by beating Sri Lanka with a big margin of 121 runs in the quarterfinal in Sharjah on Saturday. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Pakistan set a huge target of 280 for Sri Lanka. Skipper Sami Aslam hit two 6s and […]

PHF seeks government help to proceed with planned India series

Lahore: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has sought help from its government to proceed with a bilateral series with India, planned for March-April this year. PHF president Akhtar Rasool told PTI today that the planned six-match series could only be possible if the two governments gave clearances. “We have written to the Ministry of Inter […]

I-T dept identifies 21.75 lakh tax ‘non-filers’

NEW DELHI: In a last-ditch effort to meet revenue targets, the Income Tax Department on Friday said it has identified 21.75 lakh new ‘potential non-filers’, and urged all tax payers to disclose their true income and pay appropriate taxes. The department had initiated a business intelligence project in February 2013 to identify PAN holders who […]

PCB in talks with Kiwi board for ODI series ahead of WC

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are in talks with New Zealand Cricket to host its team for a five match One-day series prior to the ICC World Cup next year. A senior PCB official told PTI that a proposal had been sent to the New Zealand board as it would help both teams prepare […]