IED defused in Pulwama

SRINAGAR – A major tragedy was averted by police when a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was defused without causing any damage in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said here today.  They said a police party noticed an IED planted by militants under a bridge at Nai Basti, Tral, in Pulwama district last […]

India’s approach towards Kashmiris biased: Shah

SRINAGAR – Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said that India has adopted a biased approach against the Kashmiri’s and have used two faces one for the Kashmir and one before the International community. “On the one hand they are supporting Ang San Sui Kyi but on the other hand they are denying the […]

Qamar takes stock of availability of LPG at Pampore plant

SRINAGAR – In order to ensure adequate LPG supply to the consumers of the valley, Minister for CA&PD, Qamar Ali Akhoon today visited LPG bottling plant at Pampore and took stock of the availability of gas. The Minister was accompanied by Director CA&PD and other officers of the department. The Minister was informed on the […]

Geelani grieved over loss of property at Frislan

Appeals people to extend assistance to affected families SRINAGAR – The Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani has  expressed grief and sorrow over the  heavy loss of property and livestock  in a fire at Frislan, Pahalgam,  and extended his sympathy with the affected families. Geelani has appealed the people of neighbouring villages to come to […]

Floriculturists Plant Tulip Bulbs To Lure Tourists To Kashmir

SRINAGAR – Srinagar’s famed Tulip Garden is gearing up for the annual Tulip Festival, which will be held in spring. A dedicated team of floriculture experts and gardeners are busy planting tulip bulbs ahead of the event. Curator and caretaker of the Tulip Garden Javaid Ahmad Shah said labourers are working almost round-the-clock to ensure […]

32000 LPG Cylinders Available At Pampore Gas Plant: Govt

SRINAGAR – In order to ensure adequate LPG supply to the consumers of the valley, minister for CA&PD, Qamar Ali Akhoon today visited LPG bottling plant at Pampore and took stock of the availability of gas. The minister was accompanied by Director CA&PD and other officers of the department. The Minister was informed on the […]

UPA, Opposition Agree On FDI Vote To End Parliament Logjam

NEW DELHI – With the government agreeing to a debate and vote on its foreign direct investment (FDI) policy should the Lok Sabha speaker decide, Parliament is likely to function on Thursday. After a meeting with the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley on Wednesday, parliamentary affairs minister Kamal […]

Ratan Tata Positive on India, Says Outlook “Not as Bad”

MELBOURNE – Tata Group head Ratan Tata has said that though India had many changes of government, the outlook “might not be as bad” as one might think. However, Tata, who was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business from the University of New South Wales, said he feels that the fabric of Indian values and […]

London Mayor Invites Indian Tech Firms To Invest

LONDON – The mayor of London, Boris Johnson Wednesday invited Indian technology companies to invest in London, saying it was emerging as the city of choice for international investors. Johnson, who is leading a business delegation on a six-day visit to India, met leading Indian technology entrepreneurs here to highlight the opportunities London offers. He […]

‘Under Pressure’ Pak Industries Ministry Moves To Slow Down Pace Of Trade With India

ISLAMABAD – After fierce resistance from farmers’ lobbies and the textile ministry, Pakistan’s Ministry of Industries is also gearing up to slow down moves to open up trade with India. The ministry believes it will hurt the infant domestic industry and has proposed a gradual phase-out of negative trade list over a period of five […]

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