NC says that time will prove its relevance

Cautioned against defaming of political leadership

NC says that time will prove its relevance

JAMMU National Conference on Monday asserted that time alone will prove its efficacy and relevance in Jammu and Kashmir polity, adding that dignity and welfare of people comes first for the party and not the politics “We don’t need any certificate from the BJP about our relevance in the state politics”, senior National Conference leaders […]

Incomplete Alasteng project: Kashmir to face long power cuts from October-end

Six hour cut in metered areas, 8 hours in unmetered areas

Incomplete Alasteng project: Kashmir to face long power cuts from October-end

SRINAGAR: Kashmir is expected to witness eight-hour long power cuts from October-end as the work on Alasteng power project is pending due to prevailing shutdown. The project conceived six-years ago would have enhanced grid capacity in the Valley making it easier for the state to purchase energy from outside states in winters, when demand for […]

Over 380 Ladakhi-origin cops to be transferred from J&K to Ladakh

New Delhi: Over 380 police personnel belonging to Ladakh and working in different places in Kashmir and Jammu regions will soon be transferred to Ladakh and posted under the administrative control of the new Union Territory, officials said on Sunday. The new Union Territory of Ladakh will come into existence on October 31. The Ministry […]

Snowfall in upper reaches

Snowfall in upper reaches

Srinagar:  Gulmarg and other areas in the higher regions of Kashmir received snowfall on Friday and rains lashed the plains, plummeting the temperature across the valley, a meteorological department official said. The high altitude areas of Kashmir, including the higher regions of the skiing resort Gulmarg in Baramulla district in the north, received snowfall that […]

Cong questions delay in notification abolishing Legislative Council

Jammu:  The Congress on Friday questioned the ‘delay’ in issuing the notification abolishing the Legislative Council under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, citing reports that constituency development fund was allegedly released partly in violation of law to “please BJP members”. The 62-year-old state Legislative Council came to an end with the state administration issuing […]

Marriage assistance scheme for poor girls in limbo due to lack of funds

Marriage assistance scheme for poor girls in limbo due to lack of funds

SRINAGAR: The beneficiaries of state marriage assistance scheme (SMAC) is yet to get any aid from the past four years as they claim that even after getting married, they have been deprived of the promised monetary assistance by the government. The social welfare department has received 6000 cases of the beneficiaries in district Srinagar in […]

Expedite pending works: Div Com to officers

Expedite pending works: Div Com to officers

SRINAGAR,: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Friday directed district officers to complete pending developmental works of Srinagar district on double shift basis. He made these directions while chairing the district level meeting here to review developmental scenario of Srinagar district. He also directed the concerned to procure labour force from outside and camp them […]

Traffic woes as transporters go on indefinite strike in Jammu

JAMMU: Stepping up the demand for abolition of newly set up Sarore toll plaza in Samba district along the Jammu-Pathankot highway, the private passenger vehicles on Thursday went off the roads in entire Jammu region following a call for ‘chakka jam’ given by All J&K Transport Welfare Association (AJKTWA). Earlier, the private transporters plying their […]

Amid shutdown, bang cultivation on rise in south Kashmir

SHOPIAN: The continuous shutdown has led to rise in bang cultivation in south Kashmir as administration have halted the destruction drive, with experts saying that uncertainty has led this trade to flourish. The police, excise and revenue officials has started bung destruction drives in the month of July which would be ending in October. But […]

Militant’s kin protest, demand his body

SRINAGAR: The relatives of one of the two militants killed in Gangabal encounter in Ganderbal district on September 28, protested in Srinagar on Thursday demanding handing over of his body without waiting for DNA test. They were accusing district administration for refusing to handover the body of the slain militant – Qamr-u-din, who they said […]