KEG targets Info deptt for not following its ‘diktats’

Special Correspondent Srinagar, Dec 31: Kashmir Editors Guild recently hit out at the state run Information department apparently for not following its “diktats.” In a statement here a KEG spokesman alleged that the institution of media was being “subverted” in Kashmir under the Governor’s administration. “But the fact is that since the day Governor’s rule […]

Mehbooba plays regional card to make a comeback

Mehbooba plays regional card to make a comeback

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Dec 9: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the President of Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti has triggered a row by demanding divisional status for Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley areas in Jammu region. Her assertion triggered a sharp reaction from the hardliners in Jammu. “Many people in the Jammu […]

Sajad enjoys Delhi’s backing, PDP, NC in tight spot

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 27: Governor Satya Pal Malik has tried to keep Centre away from the dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly by stating that Sajad Lone would have been the Chief Minister had he listened to New Delhi. “I didn’t ring up New Delhi to seek their suggestion as maybe they […]

Advertisement Distribution Row: Director Info in soup as deptt fails to submit compliance report in High Court

Advertisement Distribution Row: Director Info in soup as deptt fails to submit compliance report in High Court

Mohammad Iqbal Mir Srinagar, Oct 25: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the Director Information to appear in the court personally on November 8, 2018, if he fails to inform the court whether his department is adhering to the policy governing the distribution of the government advertisements to the vernacular dailies. In a case […]

Woman leader puts BJP in a tight spot, top brass runs away

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Aug 31: A woman leader of Bharatiya Janata Party Priya Jalral has leveled serious allegations against the top party leaders. She has alleged that only those woman leaders are given the party positions who “listen” to the BJP leaders. “Genuine female workers are feeling suffocated and ignored because party leaders are projecting […]

Animal markets bustling in Kashmir Valley ahead of Eid

Animal markets bustling in Kashmir Valley ahead of Eid

Srinagar: As Eid-ul-Azha approaches, animal markets across the Kashmir Valley were bustling with shoppers on Sunday who were looking to buy sacrificial animals to mark the festival on Wednesday. Muslims all over the world offer animal sacrifices to commemorate the sacrifice made by Prophet Abrahim (AS). It is for this reason that Eid-ul-Azha is also […]

‘Poison theory’ finds no takers in Kashmir

‘Poison theory’ finds no takers in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 29: President of Peoples Democratic Party and the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti has acknowledged that allying with Bharatiya Janata Party was a mistake and it was like drinking a “cup of poison.” “After sharing power with BJP for more than three years Mehbooba is now claiming that entering […]

Unemployment rate surges in JK

Ishtyaq Ahmad Srinagar, Jul 17: Woes of the educated unemployed youth are increasing with every passing day as their figure in the Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing serious surge. As per the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India (GOI), Jammu Kashmir has very high unemployment rate and as per a survey conducted by […]

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