‘Steps underway to upgrade electric infrastructure in JK’

SRINAGAR: The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today reiterated the government’s resolve to ensure adequate and uninterrupted power supply to the people. He said steps are underway to upgrade and augment the existing infrastructure in the power sector.The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a review meeting convened here to discuss upgradation of transmission […]

Laribal Trout Farm earns Rs 30.80 lakh during 2015-16

SRINAGAR–Minister of State for Forest, Ecology & Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries Mir Zahoor Ahmad today inspected Laribal Trout Farm at Dachigam and took stock of the activities of the Farm. He was informed that Laribal is one of the oldest Trout Farm of the State where breeding and both the species of […]

Chattlam Wetland to be next eco-tourism spot

Srinagar: While the natural habitants of wildlife in the state have been depleting due to human interference and no policies of the state government to safeguard them, wetlands in the state too are dying the same death. Wetland at Chatlam Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district too has been depleting and no government has so […]

Students open Pizza outlet in IUST campus

SRINAGAR: As a part of the Government’s initiative to inculcate entrepreneurial capabilities among students, the Food Technology Department of the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora today opened a Pizza-cum-bakery outlet at the campus. Inaugurated by Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar, “Pizzeria” will run on no-profit-no-loss basis. Speaking on the occasion, the […]

Govt keen to see industrial development in J&K

SRINAGAR:–Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today said that government was keen to bring industrial development in the State. The Minister undertook an extensive inspection tour of south Kashmir’s Pulwama and Anantnag districts.  The Minister was accompanied by Minister of State for Industries and Commerce, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control and Power Department, […]

Bukhari calls for comprehensive Khad Land Policy

 SRINAGAR: Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari today called for framing of a comprehensive policy over the issue of Khad Lands across the state.  He said this while chairing a meet regarding revenue extract/fardi of gair mumkin khadlands. Pertinently the High court has asked the State Government to frame a policy for […]

Allahu Akbar goes viral for all the wrong reasons

IT WAS 8:31 am on Tuesday, I was tuned into BBC Radio 4 and the wet weather had succeeded in dampening my spirits already. When I arrived at my work car-park, however, I was fortunate enough to find my favourite parking slot open! Grinning at my sheer luck, I started parking my car.It is by […]

Media Hype or Something Else

 A few days back media especially national media was abuzz with the news that a poor Kashmiri made it to Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). The NDTV flashed a news headline, “With Help, This 19- year-old Could Be the First IITian from Kashmir’s Shahgund”. The news was really cracking especially for the people of Sonawari, […]

When India & Pakistan Joined Hands

IN MARCH 2016, Pakistan’s national security adviser, Lt Gen (Retd) Naseer Khan Janjua, shared intelligence with his Indian counterpart, Ajit Doval, about a plot by Pakistani terrorists to attack Shivaratri celebrations in the Indian state of Gujarat. Janjua told Doval that ten suicide terrorists from Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad had entered Gujarat with plans of a […]

Film review:‘Pelé: Birth of a Legend’ fails to thump it home

The rise of the Brazilian football star Pelé and his inextricable connection with his country’s fortunes is the focus of the reverential biopic directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist. Shot on location, with Pelé as a co-producer, the movie recreates his childhood and ends with his arrival on the international football scene.Between September 7, […]

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