Saffron town dying a slow death!

Khrew Pampore, also known by the name ‘Saffron Town’ is the only area in the valley producing superior quality saffron. This title, conferred to the town decades ago, is seriously being threatened by the rapidly degrading environment. Just a few kilometres from Srinagar, there is a hamlet which probably is well known for being the […]

Questions that Mehbooba needs to answer

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have all but cleared the decks for government formation in J&K. Mehbooba is meeting her party on March 24 to take a final call on forming the government. The meeting will most likely choose Mehbooba as the leader of the party, paving way […]

Drug Addiction- A Choice or a Disease?

While sitting all alone in one of the parks frequented by youth in Jammu, my eyes keenly observe every visitor. Most of the visitors are students, bunking school or college. In the meantime, the park starts getting crowded and the number of people sitting near my bench start to increase. It is very disappointing to […]

Solar done right

When you turn on the lights, you probably don’t think about Canada lynx or California condors, but the connection is real. We’re crowding out wildlife. Not just in the obvious ways by building strip malls, cutting down rainforests, and sprawling into suburbs, but through our supply chain for virtually everything we consume – including energy. […]

‘The Arab Spring is a European creation’

BEJI Caïd Essebsi, 89, was elected president of Tunisia in 2014 after running for the secular Nidaa Tounes party. Previously, he served as prime minister in 2011 and as foreign minister from 1981 to 1986. He sat down with The Washington Post at his presidential palace a few days before the country’s Independence Day, which […]

24th State Football Championship Resumes

SRINAGAR: Suspended for three days because of heavy rains, the football matches in 24th State Championship 2015-16 resumed at Synthetic Turf Football Stadium Monday. Two matches were played in which J&K Bank XI defeated DFA Pulwama XI by six goals to one. Scorers for Bank were Adnan, Danish,Shahid Mushtaq & Uneeb. They scored one goal […]

Adm fails to resolve truckers tussle in Valley

Srinagar: As the tussle between the truckers in Khrew area in Pulwama district has hampered the trade of cement in the Valley, traders are accusing the administration for failing to act. The tussle started 41 days ago after truckers from Halqa Nagandar, amalgam of a few villages, wanted a separate Alkhudam union. But the existing […]

Buyer seller meet held in Srinagar

 SRINAGAR: Director, Handloom Development Department, Rajesh Sharma, today inaugurated handloom clusters and Buyer seller meet at Nigeen Club Srinagar. The event was held to showcase products of handloom weavers directly to buyers and have better marketing experience and get acquainted with changing trend of customers.  He said the department will also hold such events in […]

Arun Jaitley says Nation has to move to lower interest rates

New Delhi:-Under flak over slashing interest rates on small saving schemes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday defended the move, saying the country has to move towards lower interest rates to make the economy more efficient rather than sluggish. He also hoped for the passage of bankruptcy and GST bills in the second half of […]

Iran to deny cash subsidies to some citizens

TEHRAN: Iran is going to deny cash subsidies to three tenth of its citizens, starting from those with the highest incomes, says MP Mohammad Reza Pourebrahimi. The cash subsidies are paid as part of a subsidy reform plan. Under the plan, Iran’s government pays 455,000 rials (about $15 as of March 17) in cash to […]

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