Bloodbath in global markets

US shares plunge after Chinese stock rout NEW YORK: US stock markets plunged in early trading Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks.  The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell into correction territory, that’s Wall Street jargon for a drop […]

In India Sensex crashes 1624 points

7 lakh crore of wealth eroded MUMBAI:  In the worst-ever carnage in stock market, benchmark Sensex on Monday crashed by 1,624.51 points and nearly Rs 7 lakh crore got wiped out from the investors’ wealth as rout in Chinese stocks triggered a global sell-off. The intra-day fall was even larger at 1,741.35 points –the third […]

Onion prices to rise further by 10% on tight supplies

MUMBAI: Onion prices, which are already ruling at around Rs 80 per kg in most parts of the country, are likely to increase further by 10 per cent on tight supplies due to unseasonal rainsaffecting the crops.  “The situation is going to be more critical in future and we expect the price will go up […]

Drug & Food Control Organization imposes fine of

Rs. 55,000 on 13 business operators in Srinagar SRINAGAR, AUGUST 24: The Court of Adjudicating Officer district Srinagar imposed a fine of Rs. 55,000 on 13 Food Business Operators for manufacturing/selling of food articles in insanitary conditions. The Food Business Operators who have been fined include Butchers, Nanvayees and Bakers. Meanwhile, Food Safety Wing of […]

Educational institutions asked to do away with ‘Barring Process’

‘Golden Test should be used to ascertain level of exam preparedness, not for detention’; Minister announces JNV for Brar BANDIPORE: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, Monday said the state government has asked the educational institutions to do away with the practice of barring the students from appearing in 10th and 12th calss examinations to improve […]

Medical researchers mull renaming PCOS

Conference on Endocrine Disorders SRINAGAR: The medical researchers are mulling to change the name of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder prevalent among women. This was announced at a conference was organized by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology LD Hospital and Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar in collaboration with Society of Obstetrics and […]

Jasbeer Kaur (Jessy) no More

SRINAGAR: The Director General Information and Public Relations, Mr Zaffar Ahmad Bhat, has expressed grief and shock over the demise of Ms Jasbeer Kaur, Editor-in-Chief of daily Jhelum Post who passed away yesterday following a massive heart attack. Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, the Director has prayed for the eternal peace of the departed […]

Reconstruction of Old Barzulla Bridge to start soon

SRINAGAR:  Minister for R&B, Gardens, Parks and Floriculture, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has instructed authorities of R&B department to start reconstruction of Old Barzulla bridge at the earliest. He also asked the officers of PHE Department and BSNL to take necessary measures for shifting of water pipes and telephone cables traversing the bridge. This was […]

Lok Adalat on August 25 at Kupwara

KUPWARA: A Lok Adalat is being held on August 25, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, who is also the Principal District and Sessions Judge, Kupwara in the Court Complex Kupwara. The general public of the district Kupwara is informed that they can avail this opportunity for amicably settlement of their […]

Youth released after hour-long protest

Pattan: A youth was released by police on Monday after people led by separatist leader Nayeem Ahmed Khan blocked the highway and staged a peaceful sit-in out side police station Pattan. Reports said that on 18 August, Special Operation Group (SOG) had picked up a youth Reyaz Ahmed Bhat during a nocturnal raid from his […]

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