Salman Khan: Convicted, at last

Actor Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in prison for culpable homicide and other charges. He was found guilty in a Mumbai Sessions Court  of driving his SUV over homeless men sleeping on a pavement in Mumbai 13 years ago, in a drunken state. One man had died and four were injured. Salman, […]

Schools on YouTube

Diaries and annual score cards, which told of your ward’s progress, are passe in this new revolution that is sweeping across the education system. Teachers and school leaders are opening online communication channels to spread their message and increase interaction with parents. So instead of a printed and signed circular from the principal, you may […]

Change the Communal Mindset

As per records of British Parliament India provided 2 million persons (including military) in World War I & II each. When these battle hardened people came to India it was natural that if India opted for freedom struggle, then it would be armed and not non-violent. Some day some historians may reveal the truth that […]

26 protesting persons booked after man’s murder

Srinagar: Police Wednesday said it booked twenty six people for rioting after the death of a man in Dargaloon village of Mendhar in Poonch district. Rafiq Ahmad of Dargaloon was abducted by unknown persons on the night of May 1 from his house and was later taken to nearby bushes where he was tied to […]

JK Bank to prepare new ration cards

Srinagar: As many as 28 lakh new rations cards are being prepared as per the 2011 census for the rationees of the state for which the directions have already been given to the Jammu and Kashmir Bank Authorities. This was stated by the Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Choudhary Zulfkar Ali at […]

PIL against land grabbing: Lal Singh in dock

Court issues notice to CS, other officials Jammu: The Division Bench of J&K High Court comprising Justice Hasnain Masoodi and Justice Janak Raj Kotwal Wednesday issued notice to the State Government to recover excess land from RB Educational Trust, Kathua , a family trust of the health minister Chaudhury Lal Singh. The land measures 316 […]

LS flays BSNL

New Delhi: Members in the Lok Sabha today came down heavily on BSNL for “poor” services across the country as the government defended the telecom operator saying it has been suffering since the days of UPA government. Discussing the BSNL services in various parts of the country, BJP member Sanjay Dhotre wondered whether some of […]

Aus will not take sides

Islamabad: Australia today said it does not want to take sides on disputes like Kashmir issue and asked India and Pakistan to bilaterally resolve their differences through peaceful means.  Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who arrived here on a two-day official visit to discuss issues of mutual interest and strengthen relationship, met Pakistan’s adviser to […]

Fake US dollars seized

Srinagar: Police apprehended three persons in Karan Nagar area and recovered counterfeit US Dollars from them, a statement from police said. “A police party of Karan Nagar police station observed movement of three suspects at Karan Nagar Chowk. The three persons were intercepted and upon their search police recovered counterfeit 6924 US dollars from them,” […]

Nepal Devastation a ‘Wake-up Call’ for Region

NEW DELHI: Nepal’s earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighbouring countries which have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanisation could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, experts say. Given its location on a seismic faultline, another major earthquake had […]