Muzzling the Freedom of Speech

After a fierce row broke over an academic work last week in India, and the campaign against it intensified, conservative Hindu activists are purging bookshelves and academic institutions of books and academic works which they allege are abusive or disrespectful to Hinduism. Penguin India, the publishers of the book ‘’Hinduism: An alternate History’’, agreed to […]

Rs. 305 cr Excise revenue collected up to Dec-2013

JAMMU-An amount of Rs. 305.94 crore has been collected as Excise revenue up to ending December-2013, while as an amount of Rs. 420.15 crore has been collected in 2012-13 and Rs 245.56 crore in 2008-09. The information was given by the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather while replying a question […]

Tarigami for diversification of agriculture, animal, sheep husbandry

JAMMU: Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami CPI (M) State Secretary and MLA Kulgam today called for diversification of agriculture and horticulture on modern lines to boost rural economy, production and productivity in the state. Speaking in the debate on demand of grants for agriculture and allied sector in Legislative assembly today, Tarigami said it was imperative to […]

Nazir Qadri Dies In Accident

SRINAGAR: Nazir Ahmad Qadri, son of daily Afaq founder, late Muhammad Yusuf Qadri died in a tragic road accident in Jammu Wednesday evening. Qadri, a noble soul,  was serving as Information officer at the Department of Agriculture, Srinagar. He is survived by widow and two sons. His body is being shifted to Srinagar for last […]

KU slapped notice for serving adulterated food to students

SRINAGAR: Municipal authorities, during their surprise inspection of the canteens in the Kashmir University, have found them to be serving adulterated food to students.  Municipal authorities have now served notices to the University canteen. According to sources, the food safety team of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) under the supervision of Health Officer, Dr Shafkat Khan […]

A Rare Shiva Stone Sculpture found in Shopian

SRINAGAR: The department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums Kashmir has found a rare stone sculpture of lord Shiva at Wachi Shopian. The sculpture had earlier got unearthed from the river bed of Nallah Rambara at Malhora during an event of Sand extraction of the site. The find was then collected by the concerned DPO Wachi, […]

SC to hear Yousuf petition on March 31

NEW DELHI: A Division Bench of the Supreme Court Wednesday ordered the listing of the writ petition seeking CBI probe into the alleged custodial death of NC functionary Haji Yousuf for March 31. The bench comprising of Dr. B.S. Chauhan, A.K. Sikri and Justice M.Y. Eqbal  heard the arguments from the senior counsel, Prof Bhim […]

JK To Have Cancer Institutes

JAMMU: Two tertiary care cancer centres, proposed for Jammu and Srinagar, have been upgraded to the level of State Cancer Institutes. The new Cancer Institutes would be established at a cost of Rs. 120 crore each. A communication from the Central Government asking the State Government to convey its concurrence to the same was received […]

KU launches SMS service

SRINAGAR: Vice Chancellor KU Prof Talat Ahmad Wednesday launched the official SMS service of the University. While launching the SMS service VC said that KU was in the mode of switching over to e-governance and the SMS service will be great initiative for the students/candidates and other stake holders of KU. Through this facility, the […]

School Accuses HDFC Bank Of Cheating

SRINAGAR:  Srinagar Group of Schools (SGS) which runs a chain of schools in Srinagar Wednesday alleged that the HDFC Bank cheated them by deducting transaction charges to the tune of Rs 2 lakhs in six months. The Chairman SGS said that Chanapora branch of HDFC Bank approached Srinagar British School, Nowgam to open its accounts […]