How Muhammad-Ali found home in Nation-of-Islam and why he embraced the religion

As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him as he confronted the indignities of racial discrimination. What he found was the Nation of Islam, the controversial black Muslims who preached a doctrine of strict separation of the races and described white people as devils. The move to a group feared […]

How Muslims fast in countries where the sun never sets

Muslims fast from dawn to dusk in the month of Ramazan, but how exactly do people fast in countries where the sun never, or scarcely, sets? Muslims living in the Arctic Circle experience some of the most challenging conditions in Ramazan as they can experience 24 hours of sunlight. Countries like Finland, Sweden and Lapland […]

Govt to develop existing infrastructure for colleges: Akhtar

Srinagar: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar  today informed that the Government intends to develop and upgrade existing infrastructure of the colleges instead of establishing new colleges in the State. Intervening during the Question Hour on a question of  Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, the Minister said the Department intends to equip the existing 95 Degree Colleges with […]

‘Govt to come up with legislation to make Polythene use a cognizable-offence’

Srinagar: Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice Abdul Haq today informed that the Government is coming up with a legislation to make use of Polythene a cognizable offence. Replying to a question of S. Charanjeet Singh, the Minister informed that under ‘My Village, My World’ campaign Rural Development Department (RDD) […]

JK gets Rs 616.11 cr under DDUGJY: Dy CM

Srinagar: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) was  sanctioned by the Centre for Jammu and Kashmir in 2009 for Rs 1817.26 crore. Replying to a question by Pawan Kumar Gupta, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the aim of  implementation of R-APDRP in the […]

Shortage of Doctors in Pampore Hospital Puts Life of Patients at Risk

SRINAGAR: Residents of the Pampore Tehsil in south Kashmir claim that Sub District Hospital (SDH) Pampore has only one doctor on duty in emergency. The shortage of doctors has aghasted the residents of the area. “Once the OPD is over at 4 pm, the doctors leave and only one doctor stays in the hospital for […]

96650 Kanals notified as Wakaf land in J&K: Andrabi

Srinagar: Minister of State for Haj and Auqaf, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi today informed the House that land measuring 96650 Kanals and 13 Marlas has been notified as Wakaf land in the State, of which 55014 Kanals and 16 marlas  are in Kashmir province and 41635 Kanals and 17 Marlas  in Jammu Province. The Minister […]

Amarnath Yatra-2016:DGP Takes Aerial Survey of Security,Deployment Arrangements

SRINAGAR; Security and deployment arrangements being made for the ensuing Amaranth Yatra-2016 were Wednesday reviewed at meetings held at Pahalgam and Baltal under the chairmanship of Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajendra Kumar. Senior officers from police and security agencies were present in the meeting, an official spokesperson said early this evening. DGP stressed […]

PDP concerned over damages caused by Wind Storm in Bandipore & Anantnag

Srinagar: Feeling concerned over the damages to households and crops caused by wind storm at various places in valley PDP has demanded early assessment for relief. Peoples Democratic Party General Secretary Nizamudin Bhat has invited attention of Horticulture, Agriculture and Revenue ministers towards the grave situation that has arisen out of the calamity. Bhat  said […]

Tourism Deptt to cancel licenses of repeat offenders: Dir Tourism

GULMARG: In view of the recent complaints of cheating of tourists, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Director Tourism Kashmir Mr. Mehmood Ahmad Shah here today. Those who participated include CEO, Gulmarg Dev Authority, SDPO Tangmarg, Dy. Director Enforcement (Tourism) SHO Gulmarg, SHO Tourist Police(TRC Srinagar), President Pony Walla Association, President Guide Association […]