Don’t alter funding for central schemes, Mufti tells New Delhi

Cites security situation, hostile geographical conditions, limited working season in JK


New Delhi, Mar 27: Doing away with 90:10 funding pattern for centrally-sponsored schemes (CSSs) for special category states will have serious implications for Jammu and Kashmir which is strategically located and has seen a difficult period since 1947, the J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said More

Power ‘spark’ fuels heat in House

Opposition targets Govt on return of power projects

LA adjourned thrice, NC MLA injured in ‘scuffle’, others marshalled out


Jammu, Mar 27: After smooth conduct of business since March 18, a high-voltage drama unfolded in the Legislative Assembly Friday over the Centre’s refusal to return power projects to the State, with former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah accusing the state government of “befooling people through Alliance More

In LC, opposition slams PDP-BJP for ‘betraying, misleading people’

Chairman adjourns House for the day after 2 adjournments fail to restore order


Jammu, Mar 27: Disruptions, protests and sloganeering marked brief proceedings in the J&K Legislative Council on Friday as opposition National Conference and Congress targeted the PDP-BJP government for “betraying” and “misleading” people on transfer of power projects to the State. Chairman Legislative More

High-level team to monitor highway expansion: Altaf Bukhari

Assures restoration of flood-hit road infrastructure; Proposes ring roads in Jammu, Srinagar

Jammu, Mar 27: J&K’s Works Minister Muhammad Altaf Bukhari Friday said four-laning of Srinagar-Jammu highway is of “prime importance for our State” and “all problems in the way of its timely completion would be addressed on priority.” Speaking on demand for grants in the department under his change More

Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee

Modi says 'historic day'; Mufti welcomes

New Delhi, Mar 27: Veteran Parliamentarian and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, founder member of BJP who is held in high esteem across the political spectrum, was Friday conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee. In a departure from More

LC polls: BJP-PDP to share 4 seats each

Khajuria, Khan, Hina among BJP nominees


Jammu, Mar 27: The coalition partners BJP-PDP have decided to share four seats each to fill up the eight seats falling vacant in the Legislative Council, sources said Friday. “After a couple of meetings, it has almost been decided by both parties that they will share four seats each,” they said. More

  • Briefs

Speeding truck crushes teenager to death

Srinagar, Mar 27: A teenager was crushed to death by a speeding truck in Lawaypora area here on Friday. Police said the truck (JK13C/5411) hit a Ritz car (JK15/0391) at Parimpora, killing the teenager More

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Minister's guard flees with assault rifles; alert sounded across valley

Showkat Dar

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Pulwama, Mar 28: Police have raided the house of a cop who fled with two assault rifles from the residence of a senior Jammu and Kashmir minister last night, sources told Greater Kashmir. Constable More

  • Opinion

Bull and Cart Road

This is what the Jammu-Srinagar passage was originally called; it still is the same!


Towards the third week of March, after a somewhat prolonged stay outside, time had come to get back home. Needless to mention that if it’s not to escape the vagaries of a harsh winter, only an ill-fated More

  • OP-ED

Dialogue: States, and Communities

The very notion of tolerance has to be replaced by a respectful acceptance of the other


The Indo-Pak relationship has now attained a sort of pattern. First, there is a friendly statement issued from some relevant ministry in one government, and then it is swiftly followed by an equally warm More

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J&K, NHPC and fiscal stability

J&K needs fiscal stability, and without that political stability would remain a pipe-dream

One of the most politically ambitious and economically critical objectives in the PDP-BJP Agenda for Alliance is the coalition government’s commitment to engage with the central government on the transfer More

  • Business

JK Bank slams doors on unemployed youth, courtesy ‘harsh’ criteria

Candidate having below 50 pc marks eligible for IAS post, not for Relationship Executive!


Srinagar, Mar 26: Siftain Ahmad, a Commerce graduate, is not eligible for the post of Relationship Executive recently advertised by Jammu and Kashmir Bank. His ‘sin’ is he has below 55 per cent marks in More

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HCBA opposes delimitation

‘Apex Court has upheld freeze imposed by High Court till 2026’


Srinagar, Mar 27: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Friday said that if government goes ahead with ‘delimitation’ of JK it would be a violation of court judgements as Supreme Court has upheld More

  • Srinagar City

19th Postgraduate Research Presentation commences at SKIMS

Experts stress for more funding in research; KU V-C hails medicos working in Kashmir


Srinagar, Mar 27: The 19th Postgraduate Research Presentation (PGRP) organized by Department of Urology commenced at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Friday with experts stressing on More

  • Jammu

Helicopter deal under scanner

CAG slams JK Govt for procurement in non-transparent manner


Jammu, Mar 27: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has slammed the Jammu and Kashmir government for purchasing a helicopter for VIP movement in a non-transparent manner. In its report for the year More

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