Decision on spectrum refarming before auctions: Sibal

New Delhi – Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said the government will take a final decision on reallocation of spectrum before the auction of airwaves begins. “Absolutely, before the auction starts,” Mr. Sibal said on the sidelines of an Airtel event, when asked if the decision on spectrum refarming will be taken before the […]

Rupee down by 19 paise vs dollar in morning trade

Mumbai – The rupee fell by 19 paise to 54.17 against the American currency in the late morning trade on month-end dollar demand from importers despite weak dollar overseas. The rupee resumed slightly higher at 53.96 a dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) Market. However, it declined immediately to 54.23 before quoting at 54.17 […]

Superstorm Sandy is year’s No.2 topic on Facebook

Washington – Even as superstorm Sandy knocked out power from millions of American homes, social media enthusiasts kept at it to make the ‘Frankenstorm’ the year’s second most-talked-about topic on Facebook. Using laptops, tablets and smartphones and juicing up their battery powered devices wherever they could, people are turning to Facebook to let their family […]

Mobile subscriptions fall after clean up drive

New Delhi – The prospect of long-term stagnation gripping Indian telecom market is getting real with each passing day. In July, for the first time ever the net mobile subscriber additions of mobile operators fell by 20.61 million to 913.49 million on account of massive cleanup drive against inactive users. The biggest hit was taken […]

India’s rice production to decline at 99 mn tonne: USDA

New Delhi – Rice production in India, the world’s largest producer, is expected to decline by 5 percent to 99 million tonnes, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said. The country had produced a record 104.31 million tonne rice in the 2011-12 crop year (July-June). “India’s 2012-13 rice crop was raised 1 million tonne […]

Sensex rebounds by 75 points on value-buying; metal, pharma rise

Mumbai – After a knee-jerk reaction on Tuesday due to RBI policy, the BSE benchmark Sensex on Wednesday bounced back by 75 points led by metal, auto and pharma stocks on buying at lower levels, amid firm global trends. The 30-share Sensex, which had lost 205 percent Tuesday, bounced back by 74.53 points, or 0.40 […]

Kashmiri Has A Glorious Past: Rather

Suggests Task Force of Prominent Writers To Follow The Matter Emerging From The Conference Srinagar – A 2-day conference on ‘Kashmiri Languages: Challenges and Opportunities’ opened here today with a galaxy of scholars and experts from within and outside the state attending it. It has been organized by the Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, […]

‘Sehra Sehra’ Of Saifi Sopori Released

Srinagar – A panel discourse “meet the eminent” with valley`s nonagenarian mystic poet Saifi Sopori was organized by Allama Iqbal Library University of Kashmir during which his poetic collection “Sehra Sehra” was released. During the discourse eminent scholars, writers and columnists presented their reviews on the book and shed light on the poetic philosophy of […]

CAPD Hospitality Overshadows FCI’s Mission Kashmir

Two Days On, Team Unable To Get Rural Feedback  Srinagar – Despite CAPD Minster raising a strong voice for increasing the ration quota in favour of the state, in New Delhi on Tuesday, centre seems unmoved and is unlikely to lend an ear to the state government over the issue. Sources in the government revealed […]

PDP Will Expire By 2014: NC

Srinagar – The ruling National Conference today said that the opposition people’s democratic party, (PDP) is teetering on the verge of a split and before the parliamentary election are held many of their leaders will desert them. “PDP will disintegrate before the parliamentary elections and one can easily figure out their desperation to woo their […]