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Monthly Archives: February 2017

As cardiac stents go cheaper, Kashmir hospitals overcharge: DAK

Welcomes slashing of prices of cardiac stents Srinagar, Feb 27 (KNS): Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today welcomed slashing of prices of cardiac stents that would bring huge relief to patients burdened by spiralling costs of stents. Terming the decision extremely significant, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that more people will now be able to afford ... Read More »

Hizb distances itself from shutdown, threatening posters

‘Indian agencies, agents trying to defame us’ Srinagar, Feb 27 (KNS): Distancing itself from the posters which ‘appeared in the Palhalan and other nearby areas’, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Monday said that the Indian agencies and their agents are using tactics to defame the militant outfit. In an e-mailed statement to KNS, the Hizb spokesman, Saleem Hashimi said, “The posters reading threat ... Read More »

CJM Bandipora extends Aalam’s remand till March 10: ML

‘He was produced in session court’ Srinagar, Feb 27 (KNS): The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) on Monday extended the police remand of incarcerated Muslim League chairperson, Masarat Aalam Bhat till March 10. Bhat was shifted to police station Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district after the state government challenged the bail order before the Sessions Judge Bandipora who suspended its ... Read More »

Joint resistance leadership issues fresh protest calendar

Calls for shutdown on Mar 10 Srinagar, Feb 27: The resistance leadership including Hurriyat (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malikon Monday issued a fresh protest calendar. In a joint statement issued to KNS, the leadership called for a complete shutdown on March 10 besides ... Read More »

An open letter to General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Indian Armed Forces.

February 26, 2017 General BipinRawat, Chief of Indian Armed Forces, Army Headquarters, South Block, DHO PO New Delhi, 110011.   Respected Sir, I take this opportunity to draw your kind attention towards your statement published in a Kashmir Urdu Daily on 25/02/17.  In an interview with a Defense News Portal you have said, “Few people are thinking that they will ... Read More »

NC core group to meet today

To discuss strategy for upcoming parliament by-elections, Panchayat polls, present situation Srinagar, Feb 26 (KNS): The core group of the opposition National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir is holding a meeting at the residence of party president Dr Farooq Abdullah here on Monday to discuss to discuss prevailing political situation in the State including party’s strategy for upcoming parliament ... Read More »

Stop creating concrete monsters, build aesthetic structures: Naeem to Engineers

Minister calls for maintaining quality of works Jammu, Feb 26 (KNS): Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar today stressed upon the officials to avoid containerization of the State, saying that ‘signature structures’ with architectural value must come up within time-bound framework. “Stop creating concrete monsters, build aesthetic structures,” he told the engineers. Speaking to the officers at a detailed review ... Read More »

Govt’s thrust on holistic development, socio-economic empowerment: Hanjura

  Rs 1.5 cr spent on various development works in Chrar-e-Sharief constituency under CDF SRINAGAR, FEBUARY 26- Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, has said that present dispensation is committed to holistic development of J&K with emphasis on socio-economic empowerment of the people. “The Government is endeavoring hard for the State’s sustained development by laying special thrust on improving ... Read More »

Lal Singh for expediting timber supply to religious places, consumers

Minister reviews functioning of SFC SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 26: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh, Sunday called for expediting supply of timber to religious places and needy consumers in the State. The Minister was speaking at a review meeting of State Forest Corporation (SFC) here today during which he took stock of the Corporation’s functioning. He said the Corporation has a ... Read More »

Mirwaiz addresses Japan media, Kashmiri diaspora via video conference

‘We hope our hues and cries are heard by world’ Srinagar, Feb 26 (KNS): Addressing members of Japanese Media at an event on Kashmir organised by Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora at the Tokyo Press Club, in Japan Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that lasting peace, stability and economic development would elude South Asia until the Kashmir dispute ... Read More »