Srinagar: A section of the airport road in Srinagar will be closed due to construction of a flyover, prompting the authorities to announce Friday a traffic management plan for smooth movement of vehicles on the route and sought to allay apprehensions about commuters facing hassles due to the project. “We are closing a section of […]

Trans-world Muslim University: JAH eyes upcoming budget session of assembly

SRINAGAR: Socio-religious organization Jamiat-e-Ahlihadth (JAH)Thursday said that its all focus was on the upcoming budget session of Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly and that the organization hoped to get government nod to establish Trans-world Muslim University (TMU). “The new leadership of Jamait has its own stand on TMU issue and we will not come on […]

EDI rolls out batch of 111 aspiring entrepreneurs

SRINAGAR: A batch of 111 aspiring entrepreneurs, including 14 women, who want establish their own businesses, Thursday completed the training at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Pampore here, according to a spokesperson of the institute. EDI, which this financial year has trained around 2000 candidates in about 70 batches, provides three-week training program […]

Vigilance begins probe into Roshini scam

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir vigilance department has started a probe into alleged irregularities committed in transfer of state land under a government scheme. “A probe has been started by State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) into the alleged irregularities committed in transfer of state land under the Roshini scheme in the state,” a senior officer of the […]

Pakistan for result-oriented talks to settle K-issue

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday welcomed External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid’s remarks on finding new avenues to resolve bilateral problems, saying result-oriented talks were needed to settle outstanding issues like Kashmir. “We have always said Pakistan and India need to resume the dialogue process and have meaningful, result-oriented discussions on all the disputes and issues, particularly […]

‘Haider’ shooting halted briefly following protests

SRINAGAR: The shooting of Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Haider’ had to be stopped temporarily for some time following protests by local residents in Anantnag district on Thursday. Local residents started hurling snow balls at the crew of ‘Haider’ — Bollywood adaption of Shakespearean play Hamlet — when they were shooting some sequences at Keribal area of […]

HC upholds demotion of top CRPF officer

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday upheld an order by Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, demoting Shamsher Singh Sandhu from the rank of Inspector General to Deputy Inspector General of paramilitary CRPF on grounds of fitness. On Feb 15 last year, the Ministry of Home Affairs had issued an order (G-II-4/13-PERS-DA-1), divesting Sandhu of […]

Moderate to heavy snowfall from Feb 2 to 6: MeT

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be hit by a fresh spell of moderate to heavy snowfall from February 2 to February 6. An official of the MeT department said a fresh Western Disturbance approaching the state was likely to affect the weather from February 2 to 6 with main activity between February 2 […]

Pathribal fake encounter: Hurriyat (M) calls for shutdown on Friday

SRINAGAR: The Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference Wednesday called for a shutdown on Friday against the closure of Pathribal fake encounter case by Indian army while appealing imams( prayer leaders) to raise their voice on the issue during their sermons. Speaking during a seminar at party headquarters here, amalgam leaders condemned the Army closure of […]

Hope for comprehensive dialogue with India over Kashmir, other issues: Pak

Washington: Pakistan has expressed hope that India would agree to its request to start a comprehensive and meaningful dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues, including Kashmir. Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, hoped that India “will reciprocate to Pakistan’s sincerity” by agreeing to “start a comprehensive, sustained and […]