Pak denies any proposal of DGMO-level talks with India

Pak denies any proposal of DGMO-level talks with India

  New Delhi, Jan 18: Pakistan has refuted media reports of a possible Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) level talks with India. “No meeting of DGMOs of Pakistan and India is being considered as of now as reported by a section of media. The news is baseless and misleading,” read a statement from Pakistan […]

Hajj subsidy gone, draw of lots tomorrow

Hajj subsidy gone, draw of lots tomorrow

Of 32,343 aspirants, 9173 to undertake holy journey Precious Kashmir News Srinagar, Jan 17: The Government of India has finally scrapped the Hajj subsidy. Now the Hajj aspirants would have to bear all the expenses on their own. Earlier government used to bear the 45 percent of the cost of the airfare under the subsidy […]

Kashmiris tired of militancy: Army chief

Kashmiris tired of militancy: Army chief

  New Delhi, Jan 17: People in Jammu and Kashmir are tired of militancy as they have realised it cannot give them what they want, Army chief Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday. In a Facebook Live session at the ongoing Raisina Dialogue organised by Observer Research Foundation (ORF), he also said that people of Kashmir […]

JK’s economic recovery has begun, revival to follow: Drabu

JK’s economic recovery has begun, revival to follow: Drabu

  Jammu, Jan 17: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu Wednesday said the wide-ranging fiscal and welfare measures announced in the State budget are aimed at setting JK’s sluggish economy on the path of revival and recovery. “It took this Government three years to restore the rotten fiscal system, put in place a sustainable Public […]

Ahead of Panchayat polls, Govt must ensure security for all: NC

Ahead of Panchayat polls, Govt must ensure security for all: NC

  Srinagar, Jan 17: The opposition national conference on Wednesday termed the security scenario in Kashmir worrisome and asked government to ensure adequate security measures ahead of going to conduct the Panchayat polls in the state. Former Home Minister and NC’s Provincial President, Nasir Aslam Wani said that the security scenario in the state is […]

‘195 security personnel die in 3 yrs in Kashmir’

‘195 security personnel die in 3 yrs in Kashmir’

  Jammu, Jan 17: The Jammu Kashmir government today said 195 forces personnel were killed in the last three years in militancy-related incidents in the Kashmir Valley. In a written reply to a question of BJP’s Ramesh Arora,Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told the Legislative Council that 195 forces personnel were killed in the violence in […]

NIA to file chargesheet against separatists today

NIA to file chargesheet against separatists today

  New Delhi, Jan 17: A chargesheet against seven Kashmiri separatists and a businessman in a funding case will be filed by the NIA on Thursday, the day their judicial custody ends, officials said. According to National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources, the agency will file the chargesheet against the arrested separatist leaders and a businessman […]

‘Peacekeeping facing unprecedented challenges’

‘Peacekeeping facing unprecedented challenges’

United Nations, Jan 17: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that UN peacekeeping “is facing unprecedented challenges”. “Many times ill-equipped, our peacekeepers are now deliberately targeted. This situation is not sustainable. It is time to sound an alarm,” the UN chief said at an informal meeting of the UN General Assembly to hear his briefing about […]

Oppn walks out from Assembly after speaker claims security protocol breach

Oppn walks out from Assembly after speaker claims security protocol breach

  Jammu, Jan 17: Opposition National and Congress members Wednesday staged a brief walkout from the assembly as MLAs, cutting across party lines, raised the issue of breach of privileges and protocol of speaker Kavinder Gupta and demanded government’s intervention. National Conference and Congress MLAs walked out of the House for a few minutes after […]

Upper reaches receive light snowfall in Kashmir

Upper reaches receive light snowfall in Kashmir

  Srinagar, Jan 17: Though the Western Disturbance (WD) had turned weak, there was light snowfall on upper reaches in the Kashmir valley, where minimum temperature was below freezing point while the mercury during the day remained above normal with icy cold winds continued. Border town of Kargil remained coldest as there was no change […]