Modi greets Pak

SRINAGAR: Just a couple of days after accusing Pakistan of waging a ‘proxy war’ in Kashmir, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Pakistan on its 68th Independence Day on Twitter. “On the occasion of their Independence Day, I convey my greetings to the people of Pakistan.” Modi wrote.

Fear looms as Omar unfurls tricolor today

Srinagar: Fear pervaded almost all walks of life as the Jammu and Kashmir government finalized preparations to celebrate 68th Independence Day of India. Militant attacks in Pampore, skirmishes at the Line of Control and protests by sections of youth against the school and college diktats to participate in the function served as a threatening backdrop […]

Pampore alleges ‘revenge operation’ as hunt begins

SRINAGAR: People in the Saffron town Pampore Thursday alleged the police and security forces had launched a “revenge operation” following two militant attacks early this week. Reports said the security forces have launched a manhunt to trace the white Scorpio car which according to police was reportedly used by militants for mounting the night attack […]

Anger over civilian death, Shutdown in parts of Pulwama

SRINAGAR: The death of a civilian during a militant ambush at a police party on Wednesday night sparked unease in parts of Pulwama with people resorting to protests and observing shutdown at Kakapora and Awantipora towns. One Manzoor Ahmed Qasab son of Ali Muhammad resident of Ghat Mohalla Awantipora was a mechanic by profession who […]

J&K Bank faces tough public trial for Rs. 1800 Cr NPAs

Srinagar: Even as the J&K Bank is celebrating its platinum jubilee, this is first time in the bank’s 75-year history political groups and civil society is holding it accountable for what is being described as a “manipulated balance sheet” . The disclosures about the J&K Bank’s upsettingly high rate of Non-performing Assets-NPAs have evoked sharp […]

End 7 Decades of Hostility

Democracies don’t fight – that’s the lesson Europeans learnt from the horrors of the World War II, and since then have assiduously worked to strengthen the democratic institutions. If that kind of realisation is going to underscore Pak-India bilateralism in the wake of recent unfavourable incidents along the dividing Line of Control in Kashmir, it […]

58% drop in J&K Bank profits

Srinagar: Despite the J&K Bank stocks recording an upward swing at Rs. 1394, the state’s premier financial institution has recorded 58 percent drop in net profit in the first of quarter of this fiscal, ending in June. The bank had posted a profit of Rs. 308 Cr in the corresponding quarter last fiscal but this […]

We’ve got 10% business boost: Mushtaq

SRINAGAR: Maintaining a strong and clean balance sheet has necessitated higher provisioning during Q1 thus putting pressure on profits, CEO and Chairman of J&K Bank Mushtaq Ahmad said on Wednesday. “This led to a sharp dip in our profits even though little late than many of our competitors and peers in the banking sector. However, […]

NIT officials says authorities killing rules

Srinagar:    The officials at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar are crying foul, accusing the centre of throwing rules to wind every day after with the ‘corruption ruling the roost’. A delegation of the officials from NIT Srinagar on the condition of anonymity told KNS that this technology hub is undermining the rules and […]

Govt to regularize 40,000 daily-wagers

Srinagar:  The state government here is all set to regularize the services of daily wagers that are around 40 thousand in number in Jammu and Kashmir with the 10 days deadline set for the same. Top government sources said that the formalities for the regularization of the daily wagers have been completed with the formal […]