Centre dissociates from Mufti’s Pakistan, Hurriyat remarks

After uproar in Parliament, Home Minister says security forces, ECI, people deserve credit for smooth polls


New Delhi, Mar 2: The BJP-led NDA government Monday dissociated itself from J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s remarks on state assembly elections after they triggered a political storm and uproar in the Parliament. The Congress led opposition against Sayeed’s remarks in Lok Sabha with its More

Mufti’s remarks ridiculous: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar, Mar 2: Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani Monday termed as ridiculous the Chief Minister Muhammad Muhammad Sayeed’s statement that Hurriyat, Pakistan and militants “allowed conductive atmosphere for smooth and successful polls in Jammu and Kashmir.” “Mufti’s remarks that huge turnout More

I stand by my remarks, says Mufti Sayeed

‘Media making mountain out of molehill’


Jammu, Mar 2: Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday said he stands by his statement that Pakistan, militants and separatists allowed “conductive atmosphere for peaceful assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir”, day after his remarks triggered a political storm. Mufti said there was nothing wrong More

Mehbooba backs father, says he’s not like Farooq Abdullah

‘Congress leaders raising irrelevant issues’


Jammu, Mar 2: Mehbooba Mufti, Member Parliament and daughter of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Monday defended her father over his statement that Pakistan, militants and separatists allowed “conductive atmosphere for peaceful assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.” Interacting More

No good beginning by PDP-BJP coalition: Baig

‘Have sent letter of resignation from Parliament to Sayeed’


New Delhi, Mar 2: Senior PDP leader and Lok Sabha MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig said on Monday that the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir had not made a promising beginning with controversy erupting due to statements on both sides. A day after PDP patron and new Chief Minister of thestate More

Rebuilding governance system top priority: Mufti

Chairs first cabinet meeting, interacts with ministers

Jammu, Mar 2: J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday urged upon the council of ministers to work for “rebuilding system, restoring credibility and ensuring accountability in governance.” Chairing his maiden meeting of Council of Ministers here, Mufti said “we have to fulfil the aspirations More

PDP seeks return of Guru’s mortal remains, terms Rashid’s resolution ‘justified’

Rashid says voted for PDP in LC polls ‘because they supported my resolution’


Srinagar, Mar 2: Day after its alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Peoples Democratic Party Monday sought return of mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru who was secretly hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 9, 2013. In a joint statement, More

Grateful to Rashid for voting for NC: Omar

We voted for coalition: Sajad Lone

Srinagar, Mar 2: While legislator Er Rashid asserted he voted for PDP, former J&K Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah Monday said he was grateful to Rashid for voting for NC candidate “despite spending hours with Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.” “I'm grateful More

2 NC candidates among 6 win LC polls

Jammu, Mar 2: Returning Officer for J&K Legislative Council elections Monday declared six candidates as elected to fill the seats in the House of members retiring on 9th March and 16th March, 2015 on the expiration of their term of office. These, he said, include Charanjeet Singh (BJP), Sajjad Ahmad More

‘Why didn’t Mufti include return of Guru’s remains in CMP?’

Omar asks: ‘Has father-daughter decided to break alliance’

Srinagar, Mar 2: Former Chief Minister of J&K and working president of National Conference Omar Abdullah Monday said if PDP was serious on return of mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru, “why the party didn’t mention it in their Common Minimum Program (CMP).” “If PDP truly believed they wanted to More

G A Mir replaces Soz as new JK Congress chief


New Delhi, Mar 2: Former minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir has been appointed as new president of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee. He has replaced Prof Saifuddin Soz under whose leadership the party contested recent Lok Sabha elections and subsequent Assembly polls with poor performance. The More

PDP buried ‘Self Rule’ to grab power: Rather

Says Mufti following Centre’s line on AFSPA after alliance


Jammu, Mar 2: Senior NC leader and former finance minister Abdur Rahim Rather Monday mocked at the coalition government’s ‘Agenda of Alliance, saying it “serves the interest of the PDP more than the aspirations of the people in the state.” He also accused PDP of “burying its real agenda of self-rule More

MHA recommends against repealing AFSPA

New Delhi, Mar 2: The Home Ministry has recommended against repealing the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, dubbed by its critics as "draconian". In a report submitted to the Cabinet Committee of Security, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry said that the report of More

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Police 'solve' hit and run case

Srinagar, Mar 2: Srinagar police has solved a hit and run case by arresting the accused driver within two days. During the intervening night of February 26, a Honda City vehicle bearing registration number More

  • National

1100 swine flu deaths across India

New Delhi, Mar 2: As the swine flu rage continues unabated, the toll has shot up to 1,100 with more deaths and the number of affected people across the country has reached close to the 20,000-mark. According More

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SAARC Yatra: Jaishankar arrives in Pakistan

Lastupdate at : Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:59:22 IST

Islamabad, Mar 3: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrived here today to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary, seven months after India had cancelled Foreign Secretary-level talks More

  • Opinion

Article 370----The Real & the Relative

…viewed in light of MHA’s recent parliamentary statement & JK power structure



GOI’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)’s recent parliamentary statement vis-à-vis Article 370 has caused quite a flutter in media and social networking sites. It is attributed to Mufti Sayeed’s shrewdness More

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Of Fake Notes & ATMs

RBI should direct all banks to equip their ATMs with sensors for detecting counterfeit notes.



Now and then, we all have been hearing news of fake currencies popping out of the automated teller machines (ATM). Many ‘victims’ who received a fake note from the machine pushed their tales in my inbox More

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New Development Doctrine

The job of this government is to approach development as politics-neutral

Just some flakes coming down, or a moderate rainfall, and we are steeped into crisis. This is a script known to us all for decades now. Our preparedness to meet even a slight degree of disturbance is dismal More

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'JK has sufficient LPG distributors'


New Delhi, Mar 2: The Centre has claimed that there is adequate number of LPG distributors in Jammu and Kashmir. The state has 203 LPG distributors and 21.02 lakh customers. In response to a question More

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Few good training days better than many sessions: Dhoni

Perth, Mar 2: Indian team’s irregular sessions may have surprised many but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that it is better to do three days of “high intensity” training rather than six days of “mediocre More

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HC seeks report from GoI, JK Govt

‘Issue is of serious nature’


Srinagar, Mar 2: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday directed the Government of India and state government to inform it about the steps taken to treat the patients suffering from HINI infection More

  • Srinagar City

Damage assessment faulty, Govt underestimates loss

Flood victims demand declaration of Partially Damaged houses as Severely Damaged


Srinagar, Mar 2: September 2014 floods have left behind trail of destruction and tale of discrimination as victims continue to struggle for existence –accusing the government of underestimating their loss More

  • Jammu

Army personnel awarded for distinguished services

Jammu, Mar 2: Praising all ranks of the Northern Command for their dedication and devotion to duty, the senior-most Army officer in Jammu and Kashmir today awarded officers and other ranks for their More

  • South Asia

FS-level talks may lead to dialogue resumption: Pakistan officials

Islamabad, Mar 2: Pakistani officials today hoped that the talks India’s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will have here tomorrow will lead to a resumption of the Indo-Pak dialogue even as they termed as More

  • World

Zakir Naik receives award for service to Islam

Riyadh, Mar 2: Dr Zakir Naik, a renowned Islamic scholar and an authority on comparative religion, has received one of Saudi Arabia's most prestigious prizes from the country's new King Salman for his More

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