Bandipora Girl to represent India in Italy

BANDIPORA: Her eyes full of determination and her face glistening with the sweat of hard work, Tajamul Islam returned home, only to pack her stuff and participate in the world kick-boxing championship to be held in Andria, Italy from 14th November to 19th November. She will be the first girl from Kashmir to take part […]

Central government employees asked to declare assets by April 15

New Delhi: All central government employees have been asked to mandatorily file details of their assets and liabilities, including those of their spouse and dependent children, for past two years by April 15, as required under the Lokpal Act. The declarations under the Lokpal law are in addition to similar ones filed by the employees […]

After Panama leak, Jaitley warns against stashing money abroad

New Delhi:- With 500 Indians being named in leaked ‘Panama Papers’ for alleged offshore holdings, government on Monday formed a multi-agency group to monitor exposes in this regard and vowed to take action against all “unlawful” accounts held abroad. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters that Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the issue with […]

Banker’s club J&K to organize ‘Banclave’ on ‘e-financial inclusion-way forward’

Srinagar:- A meeting of Executive Committee of the Banker’s Club of Jammu and Kashmir was held in the Regional Office of RBI Jammu under the Presidentship of D. Sethy. Almost all the member banks participated in the meeting. In addition to other matters, holding of Banclave at Srinagar also came under discussion. The President of […]

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has finally been sworn in as the first woman Chief Minister of J&K, with Nirmal Singh as the Deputy Chief Minister.  And with this the political uncertainty that hung over the state since Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s death on January 7 is over. Around 22 ministers were also sworn in […]

Does Modi’s Saudi Visit Signal a Shift Away from Iran?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia, his second to a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member state, indicates a shift in India’s broader West Asia policy. Aimed at elevating India’s political profile in the region, Modi’s visit supplements other high-level ministerial visits to Oman, Bahrain and the UAE.  While the Modi administration has expanded […]

Can Mahbooba be the Margaret Thatcher?

I am following the news about Kashmir keenly and visit all newspapers published from the Valley. However It’s Kashmir Observer which attracts me the most for its balanced views on the situation prevalent there. Here I am conveying my thoughts about the formation of PDP-BJP govt under the leadership of a first woman chief minister […]

Who needs to be in an ICU?

You might think the only people who wind up in a hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) are at the brink of death and in dire need of specialized care. ICUs are designed to look after patients who need ventilators, medications to support blood pressure, high-tech treatments and close monitoring from doctors and nurses trained in […]

Anti-nationals and terrorists

Things spun out of control pretty quickly and badly. On the night of March 14, word went around in Mewar University in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, that a few Kashmiris were cooking beef in their hostel room. Soon a crowd of students gathered around to protest. A picture started circulating on WhatsApp with the caption “Kashmiri students […]

Ramdev would cut off heads of those who don’t say ‘Bharat-Mata-Ki-Jai’

ROHTAK: Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday said that but for the fact that he respects the Constitution he would have cut hundreds of people’s heads off for not saying ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. Chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai is an affirmation of citizens’ faith in their country, their motherland and if a religion preached otherwise, […]