Pakistan awaits India’s response on resumption of dialogue

Islamabad, Nov 16: Pakistan on Thursday said it has offered to resume a dialogue with India on Jammu and Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek and other pending issues and was awaiting a response from New Delhi. Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said it was also awaiting India’s reply on Pakistan’s offer to allow alleged Indian spy […]

Committed to upholding freedom of press: Modi

Committed to upholding freedom of press: Modi

New Delhi, Nov 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished journalists on “National Press Day” and said his government is “fully committed to upholding freedom of press and expression in all forms”. In a series of tweets on Thursday morning, Modi termed free press as the “cornerstone of a vibrant democracy” and said that […]

Refusing compensation to human shield victim heartless step: Amnesty

Refusing compensation to human shield victim heartless step: Amnesty

New Delhi, Nov 16: The Jammu and Kashmir government’s refusal to pay compensation to Farooq Ahmed Dar of Central Kashmir who was strapped to a jeep and paraded by army personnel is a “callous attempt” at evading its human rights obligations, Amnesty International India said Thursday. On 27 October, the Jammu and Kashmir Home Department […]

Ensure effective redress of revenue related public issues: Veeri to field functionaries

Ensure effective redress of revenue related public issues: Veeri to field functionaries

Jammu, Nov 16: Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri today said that Revenue department is a public centric body and there should be an effective public services delivery system for resolving the revenue related issues of people in a time bound manner. The Minister was speaking […]

BOPEE scam: Court defers verdict by week

BOPEE scam: Court defers verdict by week

  Srinagar, Nov 16: A trial court here had deferred its verdict by a week in a case involving Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, the former chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) who allegedly engineered the common Entrance Test (CET) 2012 scam. A lawyer associated with the case said that while the court was […]

Proper mechanism must for preservation of shrines, religious places: Tassaduq

Proper mechanism must for preservation of shrines, religious places: Tassaduq

Srinagar, Nov 16: Coordinator Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Mufti today said that the shrines and religious places of Kashmir have been the proud symbols of the valley’s spiritual edifice, faith and cultural heritage as such a proper and comprehensive mechanism for their preservation is a must. Expressing grief at the fire incident at the […]

Naidu, Irani hail JK media students at PCI’s golden jubilee event

Naidu, Irani hail JK media students at PCI’s golden jubilee event

New Delhi, Nov 16: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani today lauded media students from Jammu and Kashmir who were present at the Golden Jubilee function of the Press Council of India (PCI) coinciding with the National Press Day. The Vice-President inaugurated the valedictory event […]

‘Upgradation of road infra in rural areas Govt’s priority’

‘Upgradation of road infra in rural areas Govt’s priority’

Jammu, Nov 16: With a view to increase road connectivity to the rural reaches of the constituency, Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly and MLA Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta today launched works for construction of vented causeway (box type) culvert on BaloleNallah at Babliana Panchayat. The culvert being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 2.25 crore […]

Leh coldest at minus 5.9, Gulmarg freezes at minus 4.5

Srinagar, Nov 16: Leh town in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest on Thursday where the night temperature dropped to minus 5.9 degrees Celsius, a Met official said. While the minimum in neighbouring Kargil was minus 5.2 degrees. In Srinagar city the minimum temperature was 1.1 while it was 0.7 in Pahalgam […]

Dark winter again 

Dark winter again 

The unscheduled power cuts during the past one month have made the lives of people miserable. Entire Kashmir is up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD). Metered and non-metered areas are facing pesky power cuts. The tall claims which PDD had made about providing uninterrupted power supply to metered areas stand punctured. According […]