Marhama ‘land scam’ rocks Legislative Assembly

Amid pandemonium, Speaker orders Crime Branch probe; House to peruse records today


Srinagar, Aug 29: The Legislative Assembly Friday witnessed uproarious scenes as members of the ruling National Conference and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party exchanged heated arguments over alleged involvement of some PDP leaders in a multi-crore land scam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag (Islamabad More

Ready to face punishment if found guilty: Sartaj Madni

Dr Veeri says he is facing life threats


Srinagar, Aug 29: As National Conference legislator Dr Bashir Ahmed Veeri continued his demand for probe by a House Committee into the alleged multi-crore land scam at Marhama in Sangam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly, Muhammad Sartaj Madni Friday shot More

Modi says ready to reengage Pakistan

PM invokes Shimla Agreement to discuss ‘any outstanding issue’


New Delhi, Aug 29: Breaking his silence on cancellation of talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said India was "disappointed" as Pakistan wanted to make a "spectacle" by meeting Kashmiri separatist leaders but said efforts will continue to build peaceful, friendly and cooperative ties with Pakistan More

Ready to work with nationalists in Kashmir: BJP

Khajuria says party won’t play Hindu politics in Jammu


Srinagar, Aug 29: Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Friday said it was ready to work with smaller political parties and groups in Kashmir to achieve the ambitious “Mission-44” in the upcoming state Assembly elections.“There is no dearth of nationalists in Kashmir and the party is in touch with them. More

Windfall for ex-legislators as LA clears Bill on pension hike

Additional burden of Rs 7 crore on state exchequer


Srinagar, Aug 29: While the state coffers are running dry, the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Friday unanimously passed a Bill to give retrospective effect to the hike in the pension of former lawmakers. The move will put an additional burden of Rs 7.09 crore on the state exchequer. The More

Similar Bill draws flak


Srinagar, Aug 29: In a tactical move, the Legislative Assembly Secretariat has on Friday evening listed a Private Member Bill seeking hefty hike in emoluments of former legislators for consideration and passing in the House on Saturday. This is despite the fact that the Private Members’ Bills were More

Cop shot at in Anantnag


Islamabad (Anantnag), Aug 29: Suspected militants shot at and critically injured a Personal Security Officer (PSO) of Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Friday. Police later claimed to have recovered a pistol “used to carry out the assault.”The incident occurred at around 4:00 pm outside the main gate More

Search committee recommends probables to Chancellor

Governor, Chief Minister to take final call

Hunt for KU VC


Srinagar, Aug 29: A high-level committee tasked with finding a Vice-Chancellor for the University of Kashmir has submitted its nominations to the varsity’s Chancellor, Governor NN Vohra, Greater Kashmir has learnt.Informed sources said the search committee headed by eminent chemist Prof Goverdhan More

If not secular, JK would have been part of Pakistan: LA Speaker


Srinagar, Aug 29: Had J&K not been a secular state, it would have been a part of Pakistan, Speaker of the J&K Legislative Assembly, Mubarak Gul, said Friday.“J&K is a secular state for which the conditions were laid by Sheikh Abdullah (grandfather of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah). More

  • Briefs

Acc Asstt, PET exam to start at 11:30 AM: SSB

Srinagar, Aug 29: According to Secretary Service Selection Board (SSB), the timing for written examination for the posts of Accounts Assistant and Physical Education Teacher (PET) scheduled to be held More

  • National

Political parties should deposit funds in banks: EC


New Delhi, Aug 29: The Election Commission today virtually made it mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks and not to exceed ceiling limits in financial assistance for candidates More

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Army man killed in Kupwara shootout

Shahid Rafiq

Lastupdate at : Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:20:30 IST

Kupwara, Aug 30: An army soldier died and another got injured Saturday when suspected militants fired on a patrol party of the Army in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The exchange of gunfire ensued More

  • Opinion

A market society

Where every thing stands reduced to a mere commodity


The so-called “mission 44+”, besides stirring up some deep fears, has also invoked a most pertinent question: how to defeat this design?  Certainly “mission 44+” is an intrigue.  More intriguing More

  • Oped

Surveying a Complex Social Structure

The study is quite useful for all those interested in the politics and society of AJK.


For various obvious reasons the Youth in Jammu and Kashmir have remained the object of attention for society in general and policy planners in particular. Many youth studies were conducted to understand More

  • Editorial

LC’s historic move

There is no going away from the institution of dialogue between New Delhi and Islamabad

The State Legislative Council’s resolution on Thursday asking Jammu & Kashmir government to urge New Delhi to resume the recently suspended bilateral dialogue with Islamabad is a historic move. It More

  • Business

Asia’s 2nd largest fruit mandi at Sopore in shambles

Annoyed fruit growers call for govt attention


Sopore, Aug 29: Asia’s second largest fruit mandi situated in north Kashmir’s Sopore area is craving for official attention with traders continuously facing number of problems. According to traders as More

  • Sports

Paras steers HK Stars to 5-wicket win

Khyber Big Downtown Champion’s League T20

Srinagar, Aug 29: A solid all-round performance from Paras steered HK Stars (Sonawar) to a five-wicket victory over Adlife Stars (Khayaam) in a league match of the Khyber Big Downtown Champions League More

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  • Kashmir

Pay or leave: Punjab College’s directive to Kashmiri students

Only asked students to press the MHRD for disbursement of funds: PRO

Much-hyped PM’s Scholarship


Srinagar, Aug 29: Authorities at the BIS College in Punjab have asked Kashmiri students – enrolled under much-hyped Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) – to pay the fee within seven days or leave More

  • Srinagar City

Sagar for quick construction of culverts in Dal lake

Reviews Khanyar constituency works

Srinagar, Aug 29: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, and MLA Khanyar Ali Muhammad Sagar Monday directed the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) to gear up work on construction More

  • Jammu

BJP Government failed to carry forward Vajpayee’s peace initiative: Mehbooba

‘Withdrawal of Secretary-level talks immature step’


Jammu, Aug 29: Peoples Democratic Party chief and Member Parliament, Mehbooba Mufti, Friday said that Bharatiya Janata Party government has failed to carry forward the peace initiative taken by former More

  • South Asia

Pakistan army contradicts Sharif, says govt asked it to mediate


Islamabad, Aug 29: Pakistan's military today said it was the government that asked it to play a "facilitative role" in resolving the current impasse, contradicting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement More

  • Cricket

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