Pre-2005 currency notes to be invalid after 10 days

NEW DELHI: Only 10 days are left to exchange pre-2005 currency notes, including those of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations, at banks as the deadline to do so, is ending on June 30. Seeking cooperation for withdrawing pre-2005 currency notes from circulation, the RBI has asked the public to deposit the old design notes […]

Maruti Celerio diesel with high mileage to hit roads soon

NEW DELHI: Maruti has big plans for the Celerio, which is currently available only with a petrol engine. The following are the new variants that will roll out on the small car in the coming weeks/months. The AMT (automated manual transmission) system on the Celerio has proven to be a hit with buyers as it […]

Gold, silver extend losses on global cues, sluggish demand

  MUMBAI: Falling for the second day, gold prices went down by Rs 100 to settle at Rs 27,000 per 10 grams at the bullion market today, tracking a weak global trend amid subdued demand from jewellers in the domestic market.         Silver also fell for the third day and traded lower […]

US court issues show-cause to Sahara in $350-mn lawsuit

NEW DELHI: Sahara group chief Subrata RoyIn fresh troubles for Sahara, a US court has issued show-cause notice to the group in connection with a $350-million lawsuit seeking attachment of its two prized hotel assets here — Plaza and Dream Downtown.    The lawsuit has been filed by Hong Kong-based JTS Trading Ltd, which had […]

Rupee ends 3 paise higher at 63.52 against US dollar

MUMBAI: Extending gains for the fourth straight day, the rupee moved up by three paise to close at 63.52 against the American currency on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters on hopes of resumption of foreign capital inflows. Sustained rise in equity markets in view of progress in monsoon mainly boosted the rupee […]

Villagers bid to help militants break free foiled

2 Militants Die Fighting; Forces Open Fire On Civilians, 1 Killed  KULGAM/ ANANTNAG: The overnight encounter in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district took a dramatic turn Monday morning when a large group of protesters made an attempt to reach the encounter site to help trapped militants break free. To prevent protesters from reaching near the encounter […]

Joined militancy only 20 days back

Kulgam: Idrees Ahmed, killed in Redwani Kulgam encounter had joined militant ranks some 20 days back and he was only 19 years old. CNS quoting the family sources said that Idress was never arrested by police in any case. “He was neither a stone-pelter nor was he affiliated with any militant organization. It was only […]

Blast inside Army Camp, 3 Intel Officials Hurt

BARAMULLA: Three officers of an intelligence agency sustained splinter injuries in a grenade blast that took place inside an army camp in Baramulla district on Monday. Official sources said that the device went off today at 10:00 AM inside the office of intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) resulting in the injuries to its […]

Govt. restores academic calendar in schools

Dispenses with summer vacation; Asks educational institutions to take extra classes SRINAGAR:  The State Government has decided to restore the academic session in the educational institutions of Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division as it used to be prior to September 2014 floods. Responding to the public queries regarding change in academic calendar, […]

Parents, Teachers Flay Sudden Govt. Decision

How can kids be ready for exams in 3 months? SRINAGAR: Many parents have expressed concern over the sudden decision bhy the state govt to conduct examinations in October instead of March saying the decision would make the students suffer more. The government on Monday declared that it has restored the academic session in the […]

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