New Delhi handling Kashmir casually: NC

New Delhi handling Kashmir casually: NC

Srinagar: National Conference said on Monday that it will take a stand against the government of India for its casual approach in handling Kashmir and not offering dialogue to “arrest a growing alienation in the valley”. The party held a meeting of its Core Group, which was chaired by NC patron Farooq Abdullah at his […]

For revamping Srinagar expert suggests integrated approach

For revamping Srinagar  expert suggests integrated approach

Srinagar: The government should set up a transport authority composed of departments like the municipality, transport, roads & buildings, tourism, lakes and water bodies and allied departments so that they can think together before spending funds on street management, an urban landscape expert suggested here Monday. Anuj Malholtra, CEO of the Centre for Green Mobility, […]

Govt makes public list of informers killed by militants

Govt makes public list of informers killed by militants

Srinagar: For the first time in the 28-year-old anti-India insurgency, the government made public a list of informers who had been killed by militants in Kashmir. The list of 28 deceased informers has their names, residential addresses, the names of the next of their kin and the compensation sanctioned to their families. The list, a […]

Farooq admits ‘boys sacrificing lives for azadi’

Farooq admits ‘boys sacrificing lives for azadi’

Srinagar: National Conference patron and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday said Kashmiri youth fighting the government forces “are sacrificing their lives for the freedom of their nation and are not afraid of guns”. “Our boys are sacrificing their lives not to become MPs, MLAs or ministers but to seek their rights, (to stress) […]

Panchayat polls to miss March deadline

Panchayat polls to miss March deadline

Polls not held since June 2016 Rural dev min announces polls will be held in March Govt will lose Rs 3,117 crore Panchayat funds if polls not held Panchayati Raj Act 2011 enjoins state governments to set up a state election commission. It will ensure timely polls SRINAGAR: The overdue Panchayat polls scheduled for next […]

Basharat gives up before Mehbooba

Basharat gives up before Mehbooba

Srinagar: The political crisis that erupted after the resignation of two PDP ministers is subsiding as one of the disgruntled ministers rejoined the cabinet on Monday. Basharat Bukhari, who lost his revenue and rehabilitation portfolio in PDP-BJP government’s maiden cabinet rejig, assumed the charge of horticulture ministry in the afternoon. However, Information, youth services and […]

Both ministers ‘willing’ to withdraw resignation

Both ministers ‘willing’ to withdraw resignation

Srinagar: The two ministers who resigned from the Mehbooba Mufti-led government on Friday are willing to rejoin the cabinet if their portfolios are changed. The two PDP ministers, Syed Basharat Bukhari and Imran Raza Ansari, resigned hours after the first cabinet rejig in the coalition PDP-BJP government. Ansari, who wields influence on the Shia electorate, […]

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