Smokers miss work more often, cost UK billions: Study

London – Smokers miss an average of two or three more days of work each year than non-smokers, with this absenteeism costing the UK alone 1.4 billion pounds – or $2.25 billion – last year, according to a UK study. The report, which appeared in the journal Addiction, analysed 29 separate studies conducted between 1960 […]

Pak actress dumps showbiz to become religious scholar

Lahore – Pakistani actress and dancer Nargis has decided to quit showbiz and become a religious scholar after spending two decades in Lollywood. The Express Tribune quoted Nargis, as saying that she had decided to quit showbiz six years ago, but had to continue working in order to pay off her debts and earn money […]

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8 on a range of smartphone from Nokia, HTC and Samsung to deliver a highly personalized experience for the users while bringing in a gamut of pioneering features such as Wireless Charging and Optipcal Image Stabilization.   New Delhi, 30th October, 2012: Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. today announced the launch […]

Why Pakistan Must Disengage from the US!

The facts have changed, now we must change too.” —-George Monbiot – author of The Corporate Takeover of Britain It is not a historical coincidence that the US has been engaged in over 100 military conflicts, foreign invasions, covert overthrows, destabilizations and overt interventions in the affairs of other nations during latter half of the […]

Leh Sets Guinness Book Record After Planting 99,013 Saplings In 53 Minutes

Leh – The cold desert of Leh on Monday entered the Guinness Book of World Records after 99,013 saplings were planted at a village here in 53 minutes by 9,814 volunteers. The mass plantation drive took place over 26 acres of land near Hemis village of Leh district. The earlier record was held by the […]

With LPG Scarce, Valley Up For Power Woes

Observer News Service Srinagar, Oct 30: The sharp fall in the discharge of various rivers over recent weeks has brought down the generation from state-owned hydroelectric plants even as the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation continues to bleed the state’s water resources to the hilt, courtesy its successive governments, including the incumbent National Conference-Congress combine. As […]

LPG Crisis: JK Sends SOS To Delhi

KEA Warns Govt Of Street Protests If Issue Not Addressed Srinagar – Faced with growing resentment and renewed threat of street protests over its failure to tide over the raging LPG crisis, the National Conference-led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to knock at the central doors for an early relief. Its minister for […]

Zanskar Muslims Seek Security

‘Deploy Sufficient Police To Area For Winter’ Srinagar – Describing the ensuing winter in the far off area as “extremely tense,” the Zanskar Muslim Association Tuesday urged the National Conference-led government to retain the recently-deployed police contingent there for six months. It accused the local Budhists of committing sacrilege of holy Qur’an. “With the deployment of […]

JK Has To Wait Few More Yrs For IT Deptt: Minister

Srinagar – Even after the chief minister, Omar Abdullah termed e-governance necessary to bring transparency in the administration the Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said that it was not in a position to set up a time frame for setting up the IT Department here. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a 5-day Intra-University […]

3 Held Under PSA For Cyber Insult

Kishtwar, Doda Shut Down After Protests, Clashes Srinagar – Angry protests continued in the Chenab Valley on Tuesday as Kishtwar and Doda regions remained shut down for the second day following violence over insulting facebook uploads of the Holy Quran and the Kaaba on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Authorities have blocked the offending facebook pages, […]

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