‘What are parameters for AFSPA repeal?’

Omar wants answer from Centre, says some people fond of such laws


Srinagar, July 24: J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday slammed the voices opposing the revocation of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the State, saying “some people will never find the time apt for lifting the law because they are fond of it.” Talking to More

‘Examining Koul commission report on Shopian killings’


Srinagar, July 24: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said the report submitted by the one-man panel probing last year’s civilian killings in south Kashmir’s Shopian district is being examined.“We have received the report yesterday evening and have referred it to the Home department for examination More

JK deficit in critical care ambulances

Passenger vehicles fitted with cots used to ferry patients


Srinagar, July 24: Highest average of deaths in road accidents notwithstanding, Jammu and Kashmir has no critical-care ambulances for such eventualities. Even the ambulances being used in J&K hospitals lack the Basic Life Support System (BLSF).Official data reveals that SKIMS has 16 ambulances More

Govt jolt to Dal conservation

Funds stopped ‘temporarily’ as LAWDA fails to submit UCs


Srinagar, July 24: In yet another jolt to the Dal Lake conservation program, the State Government Thursday ‘temporarily’ stopped the funds worth crores of rupees in the wake of failure of the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority to submit the Utilization Certificates (UCs) for the last year.< More

  • Briefs

Feroz, Nazir assigned portfolios

Srinagar, July 24: The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday assigned the portfolios to two junior ministers in his government.As per a GAD order, the Minister of State Feroz Khan was assigned MOS ( More

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  • Opinion

The Gaza Genocide

.......and the world looks the other way



Zainagiree@yahoo.co.in  Is there anything new about Palestine getting killed and that ruthlessly? They have been dying for the last seven decades. And the world, sadly, has been looking the other More

  • GK Features

Climate Change and Kashmir’s Water Security

Are our water resources inexhaustible, or is there something to be bothered about



As blood is to body, water is to life. Have we ever contemplated from where the water comes to the tap in our kitchens and bathrooms? Have we pondered that there is a direct link between our tap and some More

  • Letters

Selling degrees

This refers to the sale and purchase of B.Ed degrees from various private colleges of Kashmir valley. The college authorities take hefty amounts from students especially from non-locals and provide them More

  • Friday Focus

As Ramadan Departs


We are in the concluding part of the month of Ramadan. In this part falls the holiest of the holy nights which Allah, in His infinite mercy and wisdom, chose to reveal His last book of guidance to mankind More

  • Business

In face of rising demand, Govt releases Rs400 cr

‘Rest pending bills will be cleared in coming days’


Srinagar, July 24: Facing mounting criticism over pending liabilities at treasuries, the Jammu and Kashmir government today released Rs 400 crore to clear bills while committing that rest of the liability More

  • Sports

Sahai felicitates Fencer Rashid, Kayak Adil

State Sports Awards

Srinagar, July 24: Additional Director General of Police Armed, SM Sahai on Thursday felicitated international Fencer of J&K Police, Rashid Ahmad Choudhary and Kayak Adil Mohi-ud-Din for being awarded More

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  • Kashmir

Tearing hoardings reflects NC’s level of frustration: PDP

‘Will continue to reach out to people’


Srinagar, July 24: Frustrated by the growing popularity of our party and its own decimation in recently held Lok Sabha elections, the National Conference has now stooped to a new low by tearing our hoardings More

  • Srinagar City

Illegal constructions on in Kursoo Rajbagh

Bund encroached under SMC gaze; Irrigation and Flood Control deptt mute


Srinagar, July 24: Alleging patronage of Khilafwarzi department of Srinagar Municipal Corporation, the residents of Kursu Rajbagh have also accused top officials of Irrigation and Flood Control of remaining More

  • News

Israel defies global pressure in Gaza; TOLL 770

Gaza/Jerusalem, July 24: Amid frantic diplomatic efforts to put an end to bloodshed in Gaza, a defiant Israel today pressed on with its relentless bombardment of Hamas- ruled territory as the raging conflict More

  • Cricket

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