Training of FCC Counsellors concludes at IMPA

Srinagar: Two days training course on women empowerment organized by J&K Institute of Management and Public Administration (IMPA) Srinagar, concluded here today. Around 40 women Counsellors from Family Counselling Centres (FCCs) sponsored by J&K State Social Welfare Board (JKSSWB) participated in the training program. The Family Counselling Centres have been setup to settle matrimonial cases […]

Gamblers nabbed, Rs 11000 seized

Srinagar: Srinagar police arrested three gamblers and recovered stake money of Rs.11,000 from the spot. On specific information, a police party of Police Station Nowhatta raided a gambling site near Radapora and arrested three gamblers. Stake money of Rs.11,000 was recovered from the spot. A case FIR number 115/2015 under section 13 Gambling Act was […]

Friday Following Eid-e-Milad

Srinagar: On the eve of celebrations of following Friday of Urs Eid-Milad-un-Nabi on 1st January-2016, route plan for vehicles carrying devotees to Holy Shrine at Hazratbal is as under: Route Plan for vehicles carrying devotees from North, South and Central Kashmir is enunciated as under: NORTH KASHMIR: Vehicles coming from North Kashmir carrying devotees after […]

Training course on Women empowerment concludes at IMPA

SRINAGAR: A Two-day training course on women empowerment organized by J&K Institute of Management and Public Administration (IMPA) concluded here today. Around 40 women counsellors from Family Counselling Centres of J&K State Social Welfare Board and nominees of ICDS participated in the training programme. The objective of the program was to familiarize the participants with […]

Court refuses to grant bail to Papa Kishtwari’s close aide

Srinagar: A local court here did not consider the bail plea of a close aide of dread gunman Papa Kishtawari saying that bail can be considered only after going through facts and material available with the court. The case of notorious government gunman Papa Kishtwari was listed before the court of 4th Additional District Judge […]

NGO, 5RR extend vocational training

LAR: Society for rehabilitation of destitute girls and victims of violence(SRDGV) ” NGO in collaboration with 5 Rashtriya Rifles Ganderbal innaugurated a vocational training centre in Chanthan Gulabpora in Lar area of Ganderbal district.  The free vocational training centre was innaugurated by 2 IC , 5RR Ganderbal , Major Varun in presence of Chairmain SRDGV […]

Crony connectivity, and Internet for us

If the objective is to connect the whole world to the Internet, then Free Basics by Facebook (previously known as is a controversial method to achieve it. The company wants to provide a subset of the Internet free of charge to consumers, with mobile telecom operators bearing the costs of the traffic. Facebook acts […]

Odd even rule-Policy to be welcomed and assessed

The Delhi government’s new proposed rule to run vehicles with odd and even numbers on alternate days has incurred much condemnation. While there’s a section of Indian society that has appreciated the idea, calling it a necessary step forward to control the alarming rise in pollution in the city, there’s also another section who are […]

Shakespeare’s Long Love Affair with Islam

Without Islam there would be no Shakespeare.This may seem surprising or even controversial to those who imagine a ‘national bard’ insulated from the wider world. Such an approach is typified in the words of the celebrated historian A.L. Rowse, who wrote that when it came to creatively connecting with that world, Shakespeare, the ‘quiet countryman’, […]

India-Pakistan talks: Sartaj Aziz warns against ‘unrealistic expectations’

ISLAMABAD: Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet here on January 14-15 to prepare a schedule of meeting for the comprehensive dialogue, Pakistan’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said even as he cautioned against “unrealistic expectations” from the talks.  Aziz made a policy statement in the Senate yesterday regarding the short visit of […]