IICT Srinagar: In Pursuit of Excellence in Carpet Industry

SRINAGAR: The Indian Institute of Carpet Technology Srinagar (IICT) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified autonomous institute, established by office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of textiles, Government of India and the Department of Industries & Commerce (Directorate of Handicrafts), Government of Jammu & Kashmir. The IICT, Srinagar has been set up to provide technical […]

State asks exporters to avail schemes of Commerce Ministry

JAMMU: Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey during his visit to J&K reviewed the performance of the ongoing projects funded under ASIDE scheme at Bari Brahmana Industrial Estate. Pandey subsequently held an interactive meeting in the Udyog Bhawan with the industrial fraternity of Jammu and members of Jammu Chamber of Commerce […]

Iran Navy Launches Massive Naval Drills

TEHRAN: Iran’s Navy has started the second day of a specialized naval exercise, dubbed Velayat 91, in a vast area to display the country’s capabilities to defend its maritime borders and maintain durable peace in the region, Press TV reported. The six-day maritime maneuvers, launched on Friday, are carried out in the Strait of Hormuz, […]

Over 650 rapes in Delhi this year

NEW DELHI: More than 650 rape cases have been reported in the National Capital Region (NCR) this year. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), this was an increase over 522 rape cases reported in Delhi, the highest for any metro in the country, and the NCR in 2011. The number of rapes in […]

6 Killed, 50 Hurt in Pak Blast

KARACHI: Six people were killed while at least 50 people, including three women and two children were injured when a bus blew up near Cantonment Railway Station in Karachi, Express News reported on Saturday.The explosion at the busy bus stop had set the Sargodha bound bus on fire and sent flaming debris all over the […]

New Egypt seeks relations with Hezbollah

BEIRUT: Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Hamdy says his country plans to forge “tight” relations with the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah. “You cannot discuss politics in Lebanon without having a relationship with Hezbollah,” Hamdy said in an interview with Lebanese newspaper Daily Star published on Saturday.  In a clear policy shift from Egypt’s Mubarak-era policy, […]

Shutdown On Monday Over Pulwama Firing: APHC

SRINAGAR: Condemning the forces’ firing on civilians in Pulwama this week, both Hurriyat factions have called for a protest shutdown on Monday, with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq demanding troop pullout from  towns and cities, and Syed Ali Shah terming the government inquiry into the incident as a “joke.” In a statement issued today, the Mirwaiz also […]

Kashmir Shocked By Death of Delhi Rape Victim

SRINAGAR: Terming the death of Delhi gang rape victim as extremely sad and a shameful for the nation, various Kashmir based leaders and civil society organizations have expressed grief and shock over the demise of the victim who died at a Singapore hospital. The State Women’s Commission (SWC) today held condolence meet in Srinagar to […]

Speedy Sumo Rams Into Pole, 1 Killed

SRINAGAR: A speedy Tata Sumo, driven by one Ajaz Ahmad Pandit, rammed into a roadside electric pole at Zawoora crossing Saturday morning, resulting in his on the spot death. According to a police, a Tata Sumo bearing registration number JK02J/3594 driven by Ajaz Ahmed (22), son of Nazir Ahmad, resident of Zawoora, rammed into an […]

Don’t Venture in Avalanche Prone Areas

SRINAGAR: In view of fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Valley, a medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for Tangdhar, Chowkibal, Keran, Machil, Gurez, Tulail, Sonamarg, Drass and higher reaches of Uri and Gulmarg for the next 24 hours. People living in these areas have been advised to take precautions and not to venture […]