Marhama ‘land scam’ rocks Legislative Assembly

Amid pandemonium, Speaker orders Crime Branch probe

Umer Maqbool

Srinagar, Aug 29: The Legislative Assembly Friday witnessed uproarious scenes as members of the ruling National Conference and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party exchanged heated arguments over alleged involvement of some PDP leaders in a multi-crore land scam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag  More

Ready to face punishment if found guilty: Madni

Dr Veeri says he is facing life threats

Abid Bashir

Srinagar, Aug 29: As National Conference legislator Dr Bashir Ahmed Veeri continued his demand for probe by a House Committee into the alleged multi-crore land scam at Marhama in Sangam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly, Muhammad Sartaj Madni Friday shot More

Ready to reengage Pakistan: Modi

PM invokes Shimla Agreement to discuss ‘any outstanding issue’

New Delhi, Aug 29: Breaking his silence on cancellation of talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said India was "disappointed" as Pakistan wanted to make a "spectacle" by meeting Kashmiri separatist leaders but said efforts will continue to build peaceful, friendly and cooperative ties with Pakistan More

Ready to work with Sajjad & Co: BJP

Khajuria says party in touch with nationalist forces in Kashmir

Muddasir Ali

Srinagar, Aug 29: Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Friday said it was ready to work with smaller political parties including Sajjad Lone led Peoples Conference (PC) in Kashmir to achieve the ambitious “Mission-44” in the upcoming state Assembly elections.“There is no dearth of nationalists in Kashmir More

If not secular, JK would have been part of Pakistan: Speaker

Muddasir Ali

Srinagar, Aug 29: Had J&K not been a secular state, it would have been a part of Pakistan, Speaker of the J&K Legislative Assembly, Mubarak Gul, said Friday.“J&K is a secular state for which the conditions were laid by Sheikh Abdullah (grandfather of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah). More

Windfall for ex-legislators as LA clears pension hike Bill

Now,additional burden of Rs 7 crore on state exchequer

Umer Maqbool

Srinagar, Aug 29: While the state coffers are running dry, the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Friday unanimously passed a Bill to give retrospective effect to the hike in the pension of former lawmakers. The move will put an additional burden of Rs 7.09 crore on the state exchequer. The State More

LA Secretariat lists another Bill for passing, draws flak

Umer Maqbool

Srinagar, Aug 29: In a tactical move, the Legislative Assembly Secretariat has on Friday evening listed a Private Member Bill seeking hefty hike in emoluments of former legislators for consideration and passing in the House on Saturday. This is despite the fact that the Private Members’ Bills were taken More

Search panel recommends names to Chancellor

Governor, Chief Minister to take final call

Hunt for KU VC

Mudasir Yaqoob

Srinagar, Aug 29: A high-level committee tasked with finding a Vice-Chancellor for the University of Kashmir has submitted its nominations to the varsity’s Chancellor, Governor NN Vohra, Greater Kashmir has learnt.Informed sources said the search committee headed by eminent chemist Prof Goverdhan More

Cop shot at in Anantnag

Khalid Gul

Anantnag, Aug 29: Suspected militants shot at and critically injured a Personal Security Officer (PSO) of Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Friday. Police later claimed to have recovered a pistol “used to carry out the assault.”The incident occurred at around 4:00 pm outside the main gate of the District More

BJP Govt failed to carry forward Vajpayee’s peace initiative: Mehbooba

‘Withdrawal of Secretary-level talks immature step’

Yogesh Sagotra

Jammu, Aug 29: Peoples Democratic Party chief and Member Parliament, Mehbooba Mufti, Friday said that Bharatiya Janata Party government has failed to carry forward the peace initiative taken by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to maintain peace in sub-continent.“I am disappointed with Prime More

Sector Commander Level Flag meeting

India Lodges protest with Pakistan for targeting civilian areas


 R S Pura, Aug 29: The BSF today lodged a strong protest with their Pakistani counterparts during a Sector Commander Level flag meeting held at Pak Post, ‘Inayat’.    The meeting was held to diffuse tension along International border following    frequent More

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AK-47 rounds recovered from Mendhar


Mendhar, Aug 29: Security forces today recovered 20 rounds of AK-47 from a house in Mendhar. On a specific information, the police raided the house of Parveen Akhter, wife of Maqsood Hussain, resident More

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APS Akhnoor wins volleyball title

Jammu, August 29: Army Public School (APS) Akhnoor clinched the title trophy in the inter-school volleyball tournament, organised by the Banyan International School, here today.In the final, played today More

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NPP flays BJP, Congress for not supporting resolution



Jammu, Aug 29: The National Panthers’ Party (NPP) has slammed BJP, Congress and other major political formations for not supporting the party’s resolution for inclusion of word ‘secularism’ in the preamble More

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ABSMS celebrates regularisation of 565 casual workers


Jammu, Aug 29: The Akhil Bhartiya Safai Mazdoor Sangh (ABSMS) today took out a rally to celebrate the regularizing of 565 casual workers of various municipal committees. Hundreds of civic workers More

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Rajouri youth take to roads over delay in departmental recruitments



Rajouri, Aug 29: Several student unions in this border town today took  out a protest rally to protest over delay in the completion of recruitment process against the advertised vacancies in various More

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Senior Citizens Council Doda holds meet

Speakers stress on eradication of social evils

Doda, Aug 29: The Senior Citizens Council Doda today held a meet to seek views and suggestions of members and guests to eradicate  social evils like drug menace, obscenity and other social evils.The More

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