Khyber stores, supplies will be withdrawn: Div Comm

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Asghar Samoon Saturday said that stores and supplies of convicted ‘Khyber’ company will be withdrawn completely all across Kashmir till the company’s dairy products are not cleared by the Referral Laboratory. He was talking to reporters outside SKICC Srinagar shortly after attending a meeting that was presided by Chief Minister Mehbooba […]

Ahead of business season, Srinagar thrown to traffic crises: KTMF

Srinagar:Terming the traffic diversion as announced by the divisional administration a conspiracy to sabotage commercial activities ahead of business season in the Valley, president Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation Haji Muhammed Yasin Khan Saturday a Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to personally look into the matter.   “The closure of vehicular movement on the Jehangir Chowk-Ram […]

‘CAPD fails to regulate the market’

Srinagar: In absence of any regulation by the government, many unscrupulous shopkeepers across Srinagar city have been looting consumers. The consumers complained that the traders are overcharging from them while the authorities were acting as mute spectators to this exploitation. Consumers alleged that marketing checking squads of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CAPD) are […]

Centre releases Rs12,230 crore to states for MGNREGS

New Delhi: The Central government on Saturday released Rs.12,230 crore to the states for the rural jobs scheme, days after the Supreme Court rebuked the government for not ensuring adequate funds for the scheme. According to a senior rural development ministry official, this is one of the largest amounts released for the scheme at one […]

Jewellers refuse to budge, strike enters 39th day

New Delhi: Jewellers, bullion traders and artisans are showing no signs of backing down in their protest against imposition of 1 per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery as their strike entered 39th day today with many keeping their shops closed. Many jewellery showrooms in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are closed since […]

Projects underway to bring Basholi on tourism map: Lal Singh

BASHOLI:- Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh Saturday said that various ambitious projects are in pipeline to bring Basholi town on the tourism map of the country. This was stated by the Minister while addressing a large gathering at PWD Rest House in Basholi. He said that concerted efforts are being made […]

Nuclear-Armageddon in the Making in South-Asia: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

Undoubtedly, for nearly two decades, the most dangerous place on Earth has been the Indian-Pakistani border in Kashmir. It’s possible that a small spark from artillery and rocket exchanges across that border might — given the known military doctrines of the two nuclear-armed neighbors — lead inexorably to an all-out nuclear conflagration.  In that case […]

The one percent

The worst criminals on earth are not the poor who sit behind bars in jails and prisons. The biggest thieves are found among the rich. The 1 percent can buy legislation, politicians and the media to carry out and hide their dirty work. If they can’t change the laws to benefit themselves in their homelands […]

Muslim Discussions: Is Shehla Rashid Muslim?

We Muslims, Moslems, Musalmans or Muhammedans are very interesting peoples. We have many nice habits. Like, we discuss a lot. We like to discuss, and we discuss for discussion’s sake. We believe in aesthetic pleasure and practise the art for art’s sake. After discussing an issue to its fullest, thread bare, postmortemmed, we do not […]

Holy Cow with Unholy Fate

The ban on the sale of beef by the BJP-ruled states and the demand of several right-wing groups for the extension of the ban across India has sounded an alarm for cattle-owners, traders and lakhs of consumers, with attacks on individuals, labelled as ‘beef eaters’, adding to the hysteria. Dealers and consumers from across the […]

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