Amnesty to first time offenders ‘perturbs’ hardliners

Amnesty to first time offenders ‘perturbs’ hardliners

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 23: The Centre’s interlocutor on Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma toeing a soft line has apparently disturbed the hardliners in New Delhi and even a few hardliners in BJP’s state unit. Sources told Precious Kashmir that state BJP leaders too are unhappy with the decision of the Centre to grant amnesty to first […]

Unfair advertisement distribution: For Info deptt colour, black and white newspapers are same!   

Unfair advertisement distribution: For Info deptt colour, black and white newspapers are same!   

Precious Kashmir News Srinagar, Nov 20: For the state run Information there is no difference between a colour and black and white newspapers being published in Kashmir. A reply under Right to Information Act sought by a newspaper owner has revealed that Department of Information and Public Relations doesn’t differentiate between a colour and a […]

Info deptt back to its old tactics, ‘powerful’ officials don’t care!

Info deptt back to its old tactics, ‘powerful’ officials don’t care!

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 19: Despite remaining in news for resorting to unfair distribution of the government advertisements, the state run Information department is continuing with its “vendetta policy” towards the local dailies being published from Srinagar. Since the day Information portfolio has been taken back from Chaduary Zulfikar the officials of the department have […]

PDP leaders trying to blame BJP for ‘failures’!

PDP leaders trying to blame BJP for ‘failures’!

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 17: Peoples Democratic Party is trying to blame its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party for failing to deliver as PDP leaders are trying to create a notion that they have got nothing to do with the corruption prevalent in the system and the controversies being raked by the leaders of the […]

Khanqah Mouala fire exposes Wakf board

Khanqah Mouala fire exposes Wakf board

Special Correspondent Srinagar, Nov 16: The fire damaging the minaret of 632 year old Khanqah Mouala shrine in Srinagar’s old city has once again put the question mark over the functioning of the Muslim Waqf Board, which manages shrines and masjids in the Valley. Sources told Precious Kashmir most of the fire extinguishers in the […]

BJP’s ‘hard line’ making things difficult for its ally PDP

BJP’s ‘hard line’ making things difficult for its ally PDP

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 15: Bharatiya Janata Party national leaders seem to be hell bent upon making things difficult for its coalition ally Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir by issuing controversial statements. Despite New Delhi appointing Dineshwar Sharma as an interlocutor for Kashmir, the BJP leaders have been reiterating that Kashmir is […]

US showing interest in Kashmir, myth or a reality?

US showing interest in Kashmir, myth or a reality?

Srinagar: A news report about a diplomat from the United States of America visiting the Valley ahead of New Delhi appointing Dineshwar Sharma as a point man on Kashmir has triggered a debate. Recently Indian Express reported that a United States diplomat visited Srinagar and met three state ministers and civil society activists less than […]