An Indian ode: ‘Dear girl from Pakistan’

Dear girl from Pakistan, I know it has taken me 69 long years but I hope it is not too late for me to say, Forget about what’s in the news, Tell me, how was your day? Lyrical and intense, Delhi-based slam poet Shivani Gupta’s poem, ‘Dear Girl from Pakistan, is a tour de force. […]


HIV is probably the most dreaded disease after cancer. Long since believed to be incurable, this disease works in a very unique way. When one gets infected by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the person get AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) which is a disease state, literally meaning a state of decreased immunity. Once someone gets infected […]

Indian consumer goods firms see new money-spinner in an old product: Ayurveda

India’s fast-moving consumer goods companies want to cash in on the country’s oldest medicinal science. The market size of Ayurvedic products in Asia’s third largest economy is expected to grow at 15% between 2016 and 2020, according to Nomura, the Japanese broking firm. In the last five years, the market has grown at a compounded […]

NUMBERS GAME: Why ‘7’ is the luckiest number

Football teams have been wearing numbers since Arsenal experimented with putting their players in numbered shirts in 1928 (it didn’t bring them much luck – they lost 3-2 to Sheffield Wednesday). But it was Manchester United that made the number seven shirt iconic by putting their best players in it – perhaps most famously David […]

Turning Your Cake Passion Into A Profitable Business

Srinagar:  Farah Tanki, a Young and energetic lady from Kashmir has turned her hobby into a successful business venture. Though this is not something new, but she is indeed the first female commercial baker in Kashmir.  She introduced fondant cake making in Kashmir and brought eye pleasing sumptuous novelty cakes to our homes.  Alumni of […]

JKEDI organizes awareness camp at Bhalwal

JAMMU : Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) organized a mega Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAP) at Bhalwal today. MLA Raipur Domana, Bali Bhagat was the chief guest on the occasion. More than 300 educated unemployed youth of block Balwal participated in the programme and were made aware about various central and state sponsored schemes […]

Kashmir to get limited stop trains from next month: Railways

Srinagar :Limited stop trains will be introduced in Kashmir from next month to meet the heavy rush of passengers especially during peak hours. “The limited stop trains will be flagged off in April,” an officials spokesperson said today. A meeting chaired by Divisional Commissioner, Asgar Hassan Samoon and attended by Chief Area Manager, northern Railway, […]

India,Middle East countries in talks on oil-for-food scheme

New Delhi : India is in talks with some Gulf nations to buy oil to fill its strategic reserves and sell food in return, seeking to use its position as the world’s third-largest oil importer to both secure energy supplies and boost exports. Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters the idea was still fluid, […]

Samoon inaugurates BSNL WiFi hotspot at Srinagar Airport

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Friday inaugurated Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) WiFi hotspot facility at the Srinagar International Airport. The inaugural function was also attended by GM BSNL Muhammad SaleemBeig, Director Srinagar Airport RN Shinde, SSP Anti High-Jacking Manzoor Ahmad Dalal and senior officials of BSNL and Airport Authority. Dr. […]

Mirwaiz Welcome’s Pak Foreign Office Statement

Srinagar:  Welcoming the Pakistani government for sticking to its principled stand on Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (m) Chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said the conglomerate always welcomed initiation of parleys between the two countries, however, talks between the two would not be result-oriented without focusing on Kashmir resolution. Terming the “unresolved” Kashmir as the […]

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