FSL ‘confirms’ Kupwara woman’s death due to poisoning

SRINAGAR:  Kupwara woman, whose death at in-laws house triggered protests in September last year, has died due to poisoning, according to the Forensic Laboratory report received by the police, official sources said Tuesday.      Waheeda Akhter(25) wife of Ashfaq Ahmad Khan had died at her in-laws in Warnow, Lolab under mysterious circumstances on September […]

What’s wrong with the world of Islam?

Look at the mess Muslim states are making of their affairs. From Tunisia to Yemen, Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan, the whole world of Islam is in turmoil. Pakistan has its own share of troubles, a unique republic with serviceable nukes in one hand and one of the world’s toughest begging bowls in the other, […]

Army for Rent

The liberal section of the civil society in Pakistan is aghast at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s intent to send a contingent of the country’s armed forces to Yemen in support of Saudi operation to fight the Houthis. The obvious concern is that participating in such a battle will not serve Pakistan’s interests and instead deepen […]

Australian Supremacy

If there were any doubts about Australia’s preeminence in cricket’s world order, those were ruthlessly banished at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. A fifth World Cup crown in 11 editions — each achieved in a different continent, between 1987 and now — confers an aura of supremacy as nothing else. Consider that Australia has […]

Columnists or Advisors

It was shocking to read an article in one of the prominent valley based newspapers today, in which the author had suggested government to rethink on the issue of re-employment of few retired efficient persons in various departments. Let the author be visionary and look beyond few intelligent retired officers, as we have cream of […]

PDD Lineman Electrocuted

Srinagar: A PDD employee was electrocuted while repairing an electric wire in Kunzar area of Tangmarg on Tuesday. The Lineman Ashiq Hussain Parray, son of Abdul Aziz Parray, resident of Dobhiwan, Kunzar, received electric shock while repairing an electric line at Raram, Kunzar. Following the incident, the locals took him to a nearby hospital in […]

Schools to remain closed today

Srinagar: Authorities have decided to close all educational and private institutes up to 12thclass in Kashmir Valley in wake of the weather forecast. “Schools in Valley shall remain closed on Aril 01due to bad weather conditions, Director School Education, Showkat Ahmad Beigh told GNS. 

BOSE postpones all exams

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir state board of school education on Tuesday announced postponement of all examinations scheduled till 4th April in Kashmir Valley and winter zone of Jammu division. The decision in this regard has been taken at a high level meeting which was convened in wake of incessant rains and looming flood threat in […]

Exams as per schedule: KU

Srinagar: The University of Kashmir Tuesday informed the exams scheduled after March 31 shall be held as per schedule. Controller Examinations University of Kashmir Professor Abdul Salam said no exams have been postponed and the same scheduled after March 31 shall be held on time. “No we have not postponed any examinations on university level. […]

NABARD Releases Rs. 366 Cr

Jammu- NABARD has released Rural Infrastructure Development Fund Loan assistance of Rs. 366 crore to the State Government during the year 2014-15 for rural infrastructure projects in the State, surpassing last year’s disbursement of Rs. 277 crore, in spite of the natural calamity witnessed during the year. 115 new projects, pertaining to Roads & Bridges […]