Security of/for Kashmiri students domiciled outside the state

Security, as the aphorism goes, is like oxygen: you feel its absence or need when you are deprived of it.  Consider the example of Kashmiris in Kashmir. Because of ethnic and even religious homogeneity of the Kashmir division of Jammu and Kashmir, most Kashmiris feel secure here- despite the militarization of spaces in the vale […]

Fresh fruit reduces risk of heart attack, stroke

LONDON: A fruit a day can keep heart diseases at bay, a new study has found, adding that people who eat fresh fruit regularly are less prone to a heart attack or stroke than people who rarely eat fresh fruit. Fruit is a rich source of potassium, dietary fibre, antioxidants and various other potentially active […]

Kings XI Punjab considering shifting its IPL matches out of Maharashtra

Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia on Monday said that the franchise is ‘very seriously considering’ shifting its three Indian Premier League matches from drought-hit Maharashtra to some other venue. Kings XI Punjab are scheduled to play three matches in Maharashtra — against Delhi Daredevils on May 7 in Nagpur, followed by a match against […]

Hanjura stresses on introducing latest technology to increase socio-economic condition of farmers

 JAMMU: Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura Monday emphasized on introducing latest technology in all productive sectors like agriculture, floriculture, sericulture, fisheries, horticulture, animal and sheep husbandry aiming at improving the socio-economic conditions of the farming community, adding that this is the only key source to ensure prosperity of the State in general […]

WhatsApp could be banned in India, but not very soon: Report

Srinagar :The new security feature by WhatsApp is not what is required by the Indian telecom rules and WhatsApp could face a ban, if the rules are not adhered to, but not very soon. In India, companies need to follow the country’s rules and adhere to specific types of encryption, which WhatsApp does not currently […]

Ration scam surfaces in Budgam, 45000 quintals of rice embezzled

Srinagar : The allocation of 45000 quintals of rice meant for the public distribution in district Budgam for the month of January has gone missing and the top officials of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CA&PD) are feigning ignorance about the matter. A senior CAPD official on condition of anonymity said that 32400 quintals […]

Nokia bags 4G rollout contract from Idea for 3 circles

New Delhi: Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia on April 11 said it has bagged a contract from Idea Cellular to roll out 4G in three circles and also to expand the infrastructure for 3G and 2G networks. The company did not share the financial details of the deal. According to a statement from Nokia, it […]

‘Iran exporting 350,000 barrels per day oil to India, hopes for more’

Mumbai: Iran is exporting around 350,000 barrels of crude oil a day to India and hopes to increase this number, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on Saturday after meeting Indian counterpart Dharmendra Pradhan. The Shana news agency, linked to Iran’s oil ministry, quoted Zanganeh as saying Indian oil purchases from Iran were […]

NIT Take away

NIT controversy  has been an eye-opener on many counts. For one, it has yet again underlined the troubling ideological direction India is taking. And  that university campuses are now in the cross-hairs of the Hindu rightwing. It began with Film and Television Institute of India followed by Hyderabad Central University. Then came the turn of […]

Between Trumpistan and long term Decline: United States at an ‘Inflection Point’

THE UNITED STATES’ ‘wars of choice’- the Second Gulf War and the War in Afghanistan-, the open ended so called ‘ global war on terror’, the forces of globalization and concomitantly  free(r) trade and free(r) movement of capital have all come together to wreak change on the United States. This change or  inflection point ( […]

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