Return of Afzal’s Body: Cordination Committee Meets

SRINAGAR: In an effort to chalk out a joint strategy for return of Muhammad Afzal Guru’s body, various separatist and religious organizations today met here to discuss modalities of a joint programme. The meeting which was apart from the two factions of the Hurriyat Conference, was attended by representatives of Hurriyat (M), Jammu and Kashmir […]

Ingredients in Food

Many years ago I was instrumental in having the red dot put onto packaged foods that had meat or egg in them and the green dot put on vegetarian foods. All the biscuits in the market now have the green dot on them. Unfortunately this green dot may have been misused. I know of many […]

14 lakh US troops on global active duty: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: Official figures released by the Pentagon show that about 1.4 million US soldiers are currently on active duty around the world. According to the data, a fifth of the troops – about 200,000 – have placed their boots on the soil of at least 150 countries in different continents.  The figures are based on […]

Defiant Iran spurns US offer, announces uranium finds

DUBAI – A day after US reiterated offer to hold direct talks with Tehran, Iran said on Saturday it had found significant new deposits of raw uranium and identified sites for 16 more nuclear power stations. IRNA quoted a report by the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) which said the reserves were discovered in […]

J&K Bank felicitate veteran sportsman

SRINAGAR: Keeping its promise J&K Bank today felicitated the first three position holders of the 42-km Srinagar Marathon and the veteran athlete of the state Reyaz Ahmad Wani who announced his retirement after participating in the run. The marathon held few months ago was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Sports Development Association (JKSDA). Chairman J&K […]

City’s CCTV Camera Plan Stalled

SRINAGAR: The government’s obsessive preoccupation with law-and-order notwithstanding, 150 high-tech surveillance cameras sought for Srinagar have yet to be installed. Despite growing reliance on remote eyes to spot trouble and offenders, most Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras fixed to keep Srinagar under watch are said to be out of order. At present, monitors have real-time […]

Nayeem Khan not produced before court

SRINAGAR:  Senior separatist leader and National Front Chairman Nayeen Ahmad Khan has not been produced in the court for the third consecutive time which has proved the fact that the so called state government is on a policy to keep the leadership away from the people, a party spokesman said in a statement today. “The […]

PC Vice Chairman Passes Away

SRINAGAR: Vice Chairman of Peoples Conference led by Bilal Gani Lone, Khwaja Ghulam Ahmad Dar breathe his last on Sunday after a prolonged illness at his native village Jagarpora in North Kashmir. He was 80.  Thousands of people participated in his funeral prayers at his ancestral village. Dar  was among the founding members of Peoples […]

Mirwaiz pays tributes to Pir-e-Dastgeer

SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has paid glowing tributes to the Hazrat Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) on his annual Urs. He termed Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) as a great spiritual and religious leader who has always been revered and respected by the people of Kashmir and the Muslims Ummah. Mirwaiz said the teachings of […]

Khayal presents his book to Governor

JAMMU –Ghulam Nabi Khayal, a noted writer and journalist, presented to Governor N. N. Vohra a copy of his latest book in Urdu titled “Khayal Qalam”, at Raj Bhavan, here today. Briefing the Governor about this volume, Khayal said that “Khayal Qalam” contains research articles on Kashmir’s culture, literature, history and folklore. During the past […]