The ugly secret of the beauty industry

Dear EditorDid you know many cosmetics, like shampoo and deodorants, are tested on animals before they reach you? Dogs, rabbits, monkeys and other animals are put through enormous suffering in labs to test these cosmetics. The Drug Controller General, the regulator for cosmetics in India, has recently taken the first step towards banning animal testing […]

What Ails The RSD Movement?

The latest spurt of protests in the Valley, which commenced with the execution of Afzal Guru, got extended due to the mysterious death of a Kashmiri student in Hyderabad and has thereafter continued in the aftermath of a youth shot by the security forces in Baramulla. A ‘protest calendar’ was promptly issued and with people […]

Belief Makes Things Happen

When was the last time you believed that God will do something seemingly impossible? And it just happened. That would had enlightened you and had a miraculous effect on you. The faith and belief elemency exists in every achievement and manifestation of human spirit. “I believe it. And so, I will achieve it.” Mantra of […]

Defying US, Pak, Iran Inaugurate Historic Gas Pipeline

ISLAMABAD: Despite strong opposition from the US and warnings of economic sanctions, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinijad on Monday officially inaugurated construction work of a delayed $7.5 billion gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan. The ceremony, which the president’s office described as a ‘big event’, was held in the Iranian […]

State’s fiscal deficit within TFC targets: Rather

Announces increase in honorarium of Panchs JAMMU: Asserting that the economy of the State is growing satisfactorily and the fiscal deficit is perfectly within the targeted parameters of the 13th Finance Commission, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather on Monday said that the economic growth has been consistently showing an […]

Open Trade Routes Between Divided J&K: Rana

“Tough reforms inevitable for improving J&K’s economic health  JAMMU- Seeking pragmatic approach and consistent policy for addressing the fiscal legacy issues, Member Legislative Council Mr Devender Singh Rana on Monday called for tough measures and political consensus to steer out Jammu and Kashmir from the morbid situation on the financial front. “We should rise above […]

Schools Open After 100 Days

SRINAGAR: Schools reopened in the Kashmir Valley on Monday after nearly 100 days of extended winter vacations. Clusters of kids in smart uniforms appeared at bus stops early in the morning, even as many took hired vans and autos for the first school-day of the season. The government had announced 3 months of vacation at […]

Paswan Demands Freedom For Geelani

SRINAGAR: Expressing concern about the health of Syed Ali Shah Geelnai, Lok Jan Shakti Party leader, Ram Villas Pasvan Monday criticized the government of Jammu and Kashmir for continuously keeping the ailing octogenarian leader under house arrest. Ram Vilas Paswan was addressing a rally in Patna in which he said that Centre was not serious […]

Mirwaiz Flays Govt For ‘Dictatorial Politics’ Over Arrests

Expresses Alarm At Harassment Of Tourists, Warns Against “Nefarious Designs” SRINAGAR: Endorsing the latest MMM protest calendar, the chairman of the Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Monday accused the state government of “exhibiting the worst form of dictatorial politics by arresting hundreds of youth and pro-freedom activists in mid-night raids.”   “Together with following […]

339 Soldiers Killed in Past 3 Yrs: Antony

NEW DELHI: A total of 339 Army soldiers were killed in last three years in different counter insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the northeastern states, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. As many as 186 Army soldiers died in 2010, 73 in 2011, 78 in 2012 and two  died in the current year, […]

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