Mufti, Modi bear hug seals PDP-BJP alliance

‘Mandate was for such coalition’; CMP to be made public on March 1


New Delhi, Feb 27: Stage has finally been set for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammed Sayeed to head a PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir following his much awaited meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday morning. The two leaders finally affixed the stamp More

Mufti stakes claim to govt formation

PDP patron, PM to address joint press conference in Jammu


Srinagar, Feb 27: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who is set to take over as next Chief Minister of J&K, on Friday staked claim to form next government in the State. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Mufti led PDP-Bhartiya Janata More

PM, union ministers to attend swearing-in ceremony


Jammu, Feb 27: Besides Prime Minister, Narendra Modi several union cabinet ministers, chief ministers of various states, members of parliament from various states and local leaders from both BJP and PDP are expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed as new chief minister of More

Security beefed up around venue


Jammu, Feb 27: An extraordinary three-tier security paraphernalia has been put in place for swearing-in ceremony of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and his council of ministers on Sunday, official sources said. Governor NN Vohra will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Mufti and his council of ministers More

JK capital shifted to Nagpur: Omar

Srinagar, Feb 27: As BJP and PDP reached an alliance, former chief minister Omar Abdullah Friday said it was a tie-up between North and South Poles and questioned "where are the celebrations on the streets of Jammu and Kashmir". The NC leader also claimed that with the sealing of the alliance the More

Govt formation no substitute to Kashmir solution: Mirwaiz

Hurriyat welcomes Indo-Pak parleys; Asks New Delhi and Islamabad to recognize ground realities


Srinagar, Feb 27: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday asserted that government formation can never be a substitute to Kashmir resolution as such processes going on in the state since 1947 have failed to make any difference on the core issue. Addressing Friday congregation at More

  • Briefs

Army holds camp

Srinagar, Feb 27: Army organised a medical cum swine flu awareness camp at Dara village of Manasbal area. In a statement, a defence spokesman said: “Local RR camp at Dara held the camp in which three More

  • National

No dramatic results expected from FS' Pakistan visit: India

New Delhi, Feb 27: India is not expecting any dramatic results from Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Pakistan on Tuesday, senior officials said today emphasising that his visit was a "SAARC yatra More

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Encounter breaks out in South Kashmir's Tral

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Pulwama, Feb 27: A gunbattle has erupted between suspected militants and government forces at Ratsuna village of Tral Friday evening, witnesses said. "Panic gripped the village as exchange of firing More

  • Opinion

Sheikh Nazir: The repository of history

He finally had to die with an unfulfilled dream


Alas, Sheikh Nazir is no more. May Allah bless the departed soul and may he rest in peace. “Every soul shall have a taste of death”. Sheikh Nazir was sick and bedridden for some time now, the inevitable More

  • OP-ED

Making the extremes meet

PDP—BJP alliance leaves much to be desired


PDP patron—Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said it loud and clear that linking PDP with BJP is like linking North Pole with South Pole. How do you link two extremes without collision, without contention of any sort More

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  • Editorial

Going beyond promises

A new approach is a must for taking J&K out from its existing acute communications and economic disadvantage.

Union rail budget 2015-16 has set four ambitious goals for itself for the coming year, which, among other things, aims at the expansion of capacity and modernizing rail infrastructure across the country More

  • Business

Modi govt’s first full year budget today

Economic Survey released

New Delhi, Feb 27: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present tomorrow the first full year Budget of the NDA government, which is termed as a 'make or break' fiscal exercise widely expected to unveil pro More

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  • Kashmir

JK flood loss memo: NITI Aayog seeks DPRs on 4 vital proposals

Says ‘other items not within our domain’


Srinagar, Feb 27: The NITI Aayog—which has recently replaced the Planning Commission of India—has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to come up with detailed proposals for permanent restoration of More

  • Srinagar City

Pay Rs 13 lakh for acid attack victim’s treatment: HC directs govt


Srinagar, Feb 27: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the government to pay Rs 13 lakh to the hospital authorities for treatment of a law student who was disfigured after an acid attack in December More

  • Jammu

Vohra puts new framework in place for appointment of PSC Chairman, Members

CS-led search committee to find ‘persons of proven integrity’


Jammu, Feb 27: J&K Governor NN Vohra Friday stressed the need for a transparent framework to be put in place to permit “only competent, honest and well-respected persons being appointed as Members and More

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