Student-politics: Kashmiri parties want free speech in Delhi, but curbs back home

 The sedition controversy involving students of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi has exposed the contradictory policies of the mainstream political parties in Kashmir with regard to student politics. On February 9, a group of students organised a public meeting on the JNU campus to commemorate and protest the hangings of two Kashmiris – Parliament […]

You Are What You Eat

Let’s look at what’s available in the grocery stores these days. The chicken you buy is injected with all kinds of steroids; the fruits and vegetables have been sprayed with pesticides; sugar and flour are being whitened with bleach and your steak comes from a cow, pumped full of antibiotics. Obesity is a huge issue, […]

Bio Security-A Guiding Principle for Poultry Industry

In Kashmir, poultry is only thought to refer to chickens. But the word ‘poultry’ includes turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, quails, pigeons, pheasants, partridges, ostriches and emus besides chickens, which are reared or kept in captivity. Kashmir’s majority population being non vegetarian, there is huge potential when it comes to poultry industry. This industry can […]

Spring-The Season of Rejuvenation

During summers, when it is about to rain, the clouds are cold and full of ice crystals. The air below the clouds is relatively warm. This warm air is less dense than the colder air, so it tends to rise up and rub with the ice crystals in the clouds generating friction. The friction generated […]

Fish Oils: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Fish oils come from fatty fish, also known as oily fish, specifically the tissue of fatty fish, such as trout, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, and salmon. Fish oils are of interest to nutritionists and health care professionals because of two main ingredients: DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) – both types of Omega-3 fatty […]

US to go ahead with F-16 sale, says State Department

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Friday defended the decision to sell F-16 aircraft to Pakistan and endorsed Islamabad’s position that the planes were being used in counter-terrorism operations. In a separate statement, the Pakistan Embassy in Washington appreciated the Obama administration’s determination to go ahead with the proposed sale. The deal, however, is facing […]

Kashmir goods transporters blame tax officials of discrimination

Srinagar: Kashmir goods transporters today claimed that they are being harassed at different check points by sales and commercial tax officials from Punjab to Srinagar, and threatened that they will stop doing their business if the government does not address their issues. President J&K Goods Transport Companies Association, MS Ronga said in a press conference […]

NABARD organizes State Credit Seminar, felicitates SHGs

JAMMU:– Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region and MOS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh  released the “State Focus Paper-2016-17” of National Bank of Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) for Jammu and Kashmir at a day-long seminar organized by the NABARD here today. […]

Federation of Industries Kashmir and Jammu meets Governor

Jammu:-A joint delegation of Federation of Industries, Jammu (FOIJ) and Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK), met Governor N.N Vohra, at the Civil Secretariat here today. The delegation discussed with the Governor various issues regarding the development of the industrial sector in the State. The matters raised included the need of taking various measures for […]

Agriculture dept takes stock of tree spray oil availability

SRINAGAR: Law Enforcement wing of Department of Agriculture Kashmir today took stock availability of various tree spray oils being distributed in various districts of Valley.   During the inspection in District Pulwama and Shopian, the team headed by District Law Enforcement  Officer Anantnag and Pulwama inspected the main Godowns of Manufacturing Companies of Bharat Petroleum […]