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Financial crisis: Vohra to meet Modi today

Holds series of discussions with Jaitley, Rajnath in New Delhi Asif Iqbal New Delhi, Jan 30: Governor N N Vohra Friday held a series of meetings with the central leadership to help the state overcome the financial crisis due to last year’s flood. He is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. During


Chillai-Kalan culminates on dry note

KG News Desk Srinagar, Jan 30: Severe cold engulfed Kashmir on the eve of culmination of the 40-day harshest winter period known in local parlance as ‘Chillai-Kalan’ as the night temperature nosedived further below the freezing point at most places in the Valley and frontier Ladakh region. However, the sunny morning – witnessed during the

Awareness programme on road safety held

POONCH, JANUARY 17: Continuing with its efforts to spread awareness about road safety in the district, Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) Poonch in collaboration with traffic police organized an awareness programme in Muqaddas Degree College Mendhar. Speaking on the occasion, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Verinder Manyal highlighted the importance of following road safety rules to save

Youth’s mysterious death: family say he was murdered

Srinagar, Jan 28: The family members of a teenage boy, who was found dead in Sopore earlier this month, Wednesday staged a protest alleging that the 19-year-old had been murdered. The protesters contested the police claim that Omar Ishak Mir died a ‘natural death’ and said that the youth was murdered after being kidnapped by

Thousands attend militant’s funeral

Qayoom Khan Srinagar, Jan 28: Thousands of people Wednesday attended the funeral of slain Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander in Tral area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir Kashmir. Witnesses told GNS that amid complete shutdown, the people offered funeral of Hizb Commander, Abid Khan, at Handoora village. Amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, his body was taken in


On last day in office, Dir orders transfers in CAPD

KG News Desk Srinagar, Jan 30: The outgoing Director of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution on Friday affected a number of transfers in the department. The timing of the transfers has raised questions even as the Director tried to play down the issue. When contacted by a local news agency GNS, the Director Bilal Ahmad


Guns roar on border again

MS Nazki Jammu, Jan 30: Pakistani troops resorted to night-long firing and mortar shelling on border out posts and hamlets along the International Border in Jammu district, prompting the BSF to retaliate. Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy small arms firing and mortar shelling in civilian areas and BoPs along IB in Arnia and R S


Indo-US nuke deal to spark arms race: Pak

Agencies Islamabad, Jan 30: Pakistan has said the Indo-US agreements signed during President Barack Obama’s visit to New Delhi would spark an arms race in South Asia, days after the US and India reached a nuclear trade breakthrough and agreed to extend defence cooperation for another ten year. “Pakistan is examining the imbalance (likely to


Malaysia declares all on board MH370 dead

Agencies KUALA LUMPUR, JAN 29: Malaysia on Thursday formally declared the passengers and crew of missing flight MH370 to be presumed dead, a step that it said opens the door for compensation payments but which was angrily rejected by distraught relatives. Malaysian authorities and the airline had until now refrained from drawing firm conclusions about

US Navy Probing Claimed Osama Bin Laden Shooter: Official

WASHINGTON: The former US Navy Seal who claims to be the soldier who fired the shots that killed Osama Bin Laden is being investigated for possibly leaking classified information, the US military confirmed on Tuesday. US Navy spokesman Ryan Perry said investigators were probing claims that Rob O’Neill had broken the law by disclosing details

Modi greets Nawaz

New Delhi, Dec 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday greeted his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday. “On his birthday, I convey my good wishes to Mr. Nawaz Sharif and I pray that Almighty blesses him with good health,” Modi said. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today turned 64.

2 men convicted for terror-related offences hanged in Pakistan

Agencies Srinagar, Jan 7: Two convicted terrorists were hanged till death in Pakistan Wednesday morning, media reported. The latest executions have brought the number of those hanged until death to nine. The executions started as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the moratorium on capital punishment in the country in the aftermath of the Peshawar carnage


Yoga players stage protest against Youth Service and Sports Department

ZARGAR ZAHOOR SRINAGAR, JAN 27: Yoga players Tuesday staged a protest against Department of Youth Services and Sports for not allowing them to participate in National Level Championship being organized in Ahmed Nagar Maharashtra. Scores of Yoga trained players from all the districts of Kashmir Valley assembled at Press Enclave and alleged that Department of


Younis hopes Pakistan break World Cup jinx against India

Younis hopes Pakistan break World Cup jinx against India  Lahore: Senior batsman Younis Khan is hopeful that 2015 will be the year when Pakistan end their winless streak against India in World Cups. “History is there to be changed and my feeling is this time we can change it and win against India in Adelaide,”

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Parl Session begins Feb 23

New Delhi, Jan 30: The Budget Session of Parliament will begin on February 23 and conclude on May 8, it was officially announced today. In a press statement, Lok Sabha said that the Fourth Session of 16th Lok Sabha will commence on Monday, when President Pranab Mukherjee will address both Houses of Parliament assembled together


Welcome step by Guv

The governor has assumed on himself all the functions of the Government of the State and all powers vested in or exercisable by J&K government other than the powers vested in or exercisable by the High Court in the State. Many provisions of the State Constitution have been suspended including sections 35 to 41 (both


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