Bus Driver Held With Arms

Srinagar: Police on Monday arrested a driver after arms were allegedly recovered from his bus in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Official sources said that a team of Special Operations Group (SOG) of police intercepted a passenger bus (JK03-5628) near Chawalgam on the Shopian-Kulgam road around 4:30 pm Sunday after receiving a tip-off.  During the searches, […]

Compensation increased for wild animal victims

Jammu:  Minister for Forest and Ecology, Mian Altaf Ahmed Monday said that the amount of compensation for the people killed by wild animals has been increased from Rs one lakh to 3 lakh. During Zero Hour in Legislative Assembly, Mian Altaf assured the House that efforts have been made to address the issue of man-animal […]

Teachers accused of faking certificates get clean chit

Srinagar: The Kanpur University has given clean chit to the two teachers, who were facing a probe by the crime branch of police for gaining promotions as lecturers by submitting fake certificates to the department. Official sources said the two teachers Mohammad Yasin Mir of Lone Hari Kupwara and Ghulam Mohammad Bhat of Taratpora, working […]

Interim budget 2014: 10 items that will get cheaper

Following is a list of what will be cheaper: •Small cars, scooters, motorcycles: Excise duty on small cars, motorcycles, and scooters has been cut to 8 per cent from 12 per cent earlier. •Sports utility vehicles (SUVs): The sports utility vehicles will attract 24 per cent excise duty, down from 30 per cent earlier. •Large […]

Foreign airlines line up offers to lure Indians

NEW DELHI: If you’re in India and want to head out on vacation to you dream foreign destination, now’s probably the best time. International carriers are vying with each other for a pie of the Indian international passenger traffic as India emerges as an aviation hub and as more Indians travel abroad. Hindustan Times reports […]

Defense budget hiked to USD 36 bln

NEW DELHI:  India on Monday hiked its overall defense budget to whopping USD 36 billion, a ten percent increase than the previous year. Finance Minister P Chidambaram while presenting the interim budget in the parliament said the defence allocation has been increased by ten percent this fiscal year (2014-2015), adding, allocations of 2.24 trillion rupees […]

Cars, 2-wheelers, mobiles set to be cheaper

NEW DELHI: Wooing the middle class ahead of elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram Monday slashed excise duty on cars and two-wheelers, capital goods and a variety of consumer items like TV and refrigerators to boost demand and manufacturing while accepting the long-standing demand of ‘one-rank-one-pension’ for ex-servicemen. Price of cars and two-wheelers are set to […]

BOPEE Cancels Admission of 12 Students

SRINAGAR: Following a strong reproof from the High Court over its ‘snail pace’, progress, the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) has cancelled admissions of 12 students who according to Crime Branch had purchased Common Entrance Test (CET) question papers in 2012. The BOPEE filed its status report before the High Court here on Monday […]

2 cops held for abduction, burglary

SRINAGAR: Police Monday arrested two of their colleagues accused of abduction and robbery of two telecom officials in this capital city last week. Official sources said that Hawaldar Raja Altaf Ahmad of Pahlipora Bonyar Uri (belt no 809, posted at 11 Security), and his Associate Constable Mushtaq Khan of Pringal Boniyar, Uri (belt no 2641/S), […]

Army Holding 175.64 Acres of Gulmarg Land Unauthorizedly: Govt

SRINAGAR: The state government has constituted a high level committee to work out modalities for transfer of 175.64 acres of land which is under an unauthorized occupation of army at Gulmarag. In a written response to a query raised by Naeem Akhtar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLC the minister incharge home has said that the […]

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