Dy CM inaugurates winter games-2016 at Gulmarg

Srinagar:  Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh Saturday said that present dispensation is committed to provide requisite infrastructure to boost sports activities in the State.The Deputy CM said this after inaugurating winter games-2016, at Gulmarg. The event was organized by Special Olympics Bharat as a part of preparatory camp for World Winter Games to be […]

Only 4% Indians filed tax returns in 2015-16, reveals govt’s data

NEW DELHI: There are just over 10 lakh income tax assesses in India declaring income in excess of Rs 10 lakh a year, data released by the government showed.There were less than 20,000 assesses in 2012-13 declaring income in excess of a Rs 1 crore a year. Of the 3.1 crore returns filed in the […]

Mysterious disease hits apple fruit across North Kashmir

Baramulla:- In a major concern ,a mysterious disease has struck apple orchards across north Kashmir, causing huge financial losses to the growers and dealers. A deligation of apple growers fom Pattan,Sopore,Handwara and Wagoora areas of north Kashmir told KO that an unknown disease has hit apple crops and have demaged the fruit. It is the […]

Enforcement wing intensifies market checking

SRINAGAR:In its continuous drive against sale and distribution of spurious/ illegal/ unauthorized pesticides by dealers, a team of Law Enforcement Agency under the supervision of Deputy Director Law Enforcement Kashmir, inspected various Godowns in Budgam, Baramulla, Pulwama, Kulgam and Anantnag districts and booked various pesticide dealers  for violating Insecticides Act 1968.  During the inspection Law […]

KC Hyundai Srinagar-team wins the Regional Round of National Sales Skill Contest

Chandigarh: KC Hyundai Srinagar team has won the Regional Round of National Sales Skill Contest while competing with the top Sales Teams from the whole of North India.While presenting awards to the team for their outstanding performance at an impressive function at Punchkula, the trainers and judges all appreciated the team members viz Aijaz Ashraf […]

Cup of joy: Drink black coffee daily to cut liver disease risk

If you are a coffee lover, here is another reason to go for an extra cup. According to health experts, two-three cups of black, caffeinated coffee without sugar and a little bit or no milk can reduce the risk of liver disease — including liver cancer. People who consume more than two cups of coffee […]

Perished Arts – Legacy of the ‘RAJ’

PrologueThe Article X of the treaty of Amritsar reads: ‘The Maharaja would annually furnish the British Crown with, ‘one horse, twelve perfect shawl goats of approved breed (six male and six female) and three pairs of Kashmiri shawls.’ The treaty of Amritsar signed between Maharaja Gulab Singh of Jammu and the British Crown had not only expansionist […]

India, Pakistan and the new Great Game

In the run-up to India’s 2014 elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, Mr Narendra Modi, promised “achche din” (good times) and “sab ka saath, sab ka vikas” (inclusive society, development for all) at every poll rally. And the voters, weary of numerous scams that dogged the then Congress government, took those promises […]

First phase of NEET exam tomorrow, SC declines to hear urgent plea

The Supreme Court had in its order cleared the decks for the holding of NEET in two phases for the academic year 2016-17 in which around 6.5 lakh candidates are likely to appear. The first phase of the single entrance test NEET for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses across the country will be held […]

Rouhani allies win Iran parliament elections second round

Reformist and moderate politicians allied with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won most seats in second round parliamentary elections, local media reported Saturday. Unofficial and incomplete results said that of the 68 seats being contested at least 33 had gone to the pro-Rouhani List of Hope, with conservatives gaining 21 more MPs. The second ballot to […]

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