PDD’s anti people attitude

Power Development Department is making all out efforts to add miseries to people. First time in a decade, the department prefers to keep areas adjoining Dargah Hazratbal dark on first of Rabiul Awal. Residents of Lalbazaar and other areas accuse department of curtailing religious practices during the holy month.

‘Comprehensive talks’: Will bring Hurriyat to negotiation table, says Abdul Basit

‘Comprehensive talks’: Will bring Hurriyat to negotiation table, says Abdul Basit

As India and Pakistan prepare to resume the composite dialogue process, Islamabad on Saturday insisted that there was no change in its stand on engaging separatist leaders on the Kashmir issue. Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, while speaking at Agenda Aaj Tak in New Delhi said, the Hurriyat represents a large section of […]

200 Militants active in Kashmir: CRPF

200 Militants active in Kashmir: CRPF

Srinagar, Dec 11: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday claimed that there are 200 militants currently active in Kashmir and that the paramilitary force was much capable to combat insurgency. “Both local and foreigner militants fighting security forces in Kashmir are at present 200 in number and are scattered all across. I can tell you that […]

Pakistan, India foreign secretaries to meet soon: Aziz

Pakistan, India foreign secretaries to meet soon: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told the National Assembly on Thursday that foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India will meet soon to discuss modalities regarding the comprehensive bilateral dialogue. Aziz said both the houses of Parliament, the Senate and the National Assembly, will be taken into confidence regarding the meeting and […]

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir closes National Highway

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir closes National Highway

By Shah Waseem Jammu, Dec 11: Fresh snowfall and intermittent rains in Jammu and Kashmir Friday led to closure of strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Heavy rains and snowfall in upper reaches of the state triggered landslides and shooting stones at many places along the national highway today. “Shooting stones blocked the road at Kheri Udhampur and  heavy […]

JKLF Chief Yasin Malik should settle in Pakistan: Dulat

JKLF Chief Yasin Malik should settle in Pakistan: Dulat

New Delhi, Dec 11:  Responding to yesterday’s statement of  Chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik that no “bilateral solution” can be imposed on Kashmiris, former RAW Chief A.S.Dulat Friday said Malik wants to ‘ruin’ the efforts of track 2 diplomats who worked so hard to bring India and Pakistan on the table over Kashmir. “I don’t […]

245 drug licenses of violators suspended

245 drug licenses of violators suspended

Srinagar, Dec 11: Following rampant complaints by people against chemists in the Valley of cheating, the Drug and Food Control organization has directed all chemists not to give any drug without the prescription of registered medical practitioner and also maintain prescription register. An official of the DFCO, who wished anonymity, said that recently a patient admitted in LD […]

Snowfall closes Mughal Road

Snowfall closes Mughal Road

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 10: Snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday led to the closure of the Mughal Road which connects Poonch and Shopian districts. However, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained open despite intermittent rainfall. The 84-km-long Mughal Road which connects Rajouri district in the Jammu region with Shopian district in the Kashmir valley was closed on […]

Permanent resolution of Kashmir not possible without Kashmiris: Mirwaiz

Permanent resolution of Kashmir not possible without Kashmiris: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, Dec 10: Welcoming the resumption of dialogue process between New Delhi and Islamabad on all issues including Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said Hurriyat has always stood for meaningful talks between the two countries and believes that dialogue is the most effective way of resolution of the contending issues. He, however, stressed […]

Kashmiris reject composite dialogue process between India, Pak: Yasin Malik

Kashmiris reject composite dialogue process between India, Pak: Yasin Malik

Srinagar, Dec 10: Senior separatist leader Muhammad Yasin Malik Thursday said Kashmir is not a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan as he expressed dissatisfaction about resumption of composite bilateral dialogue process by the two countries. “Kashmiris reject this dialogue process which is nothing but just an eye wash. India and Pakistan will have to […]