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Peoples Democratic Party’s thinking capital Naeem Akhtar may have been hit left, right and centre on his China remark but BJP’s policy wonk Ram Madhav thinks there is a value in seeing the connection. Naeem was recently at the centre of controversy on opining that China’s interest in Kashmir is...
Apparently giving in to criticism from the separatist political circles, the Peoples Democratic Party vice president Sartaj Madni appears to have issued an unnecessary elaborate statement to counter the effect the Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu’s entirely misquoted and selectively reported comment on the nature of Kashmir issue. Madni’s statement was followed...
The Government has said that the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is well on its way to achieving the target by March 2019. The scheme, since its inception in 2000, has been able to provide connectivity to more than One lakh 50 thousand habitations. An official release said, sensing the importance...
JAMMU: Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, the brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who was inducted as a Cabinet Minister Thursday morning, has been allocated with the charge of Tourism Department. This department was until today held by the Chief Minister herself. The induction of Tassaduq and Javed Mustafa Mir has necessitated...
Four of the five seniormost judges of the Supreme Court – Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph – in a letter to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra expressed concern on certain judicial orders passed by the top court which has “adversely affected the overall...
In Jammu & Kashmir, one policeman was killed and two others injured after unidentified terrorists attacked a Police vehicle at Galander Pampore area in the Srinagar outskirts last evening. Security sources told AIR that the injured policemen were rushed to the hospital for specialized treatment, where one of the...
After a massive chaos April 2017 which even led to cancellation of Lok Sabha polls in South Kashmir and an embarrassingly low turnout in the Central Kashmir, the Police got themselves into a new gear -snuff out or get back. Curiously named as 'Operation All Out' the strategy has generally...
On that important day of the year when beautiful Mughal Gardens at New Delhi's Presidential Estate are thrown open for public to welcome the Spring, not far away, the Vigyan Bhawan looked forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's about to be unfolding message for the Muslims, at home and...
SRINAGAR: Security forces have unearthed a militant module with the arrest of three ultras from Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Munir Khan today said that three militants — two from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and one from the Hizbul Mujahideen — were arrested over the...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held bilateral meetings with President of Bangladesh Mohammed Abdul Hamid and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of founding conference of International Solar Alliance. During the meetings, the leaders discussed connectivity and developmental co-operation, among other issues. Mr Modi also held a meeting...