Resolution Demanding IIT, IIM Passed in Assembly

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council today adopted a resolution demanding that the Centre sanction an IIT and an IIM for the Valley. The private member resolution was moved by opposition National Conference (NC) legislator Qaiser Jamsheed Lone and passed by the House despite the government appealing to the MLC to withdraw it. “The government is pursuing […]

Goods worth Rs 2804 cr traded through LoC in 3 yrs

SRINAGAR:- Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today said more cross-LoCpoints will be opened in Jammu and Kashmir to facilitate greater movement of people and goods across the borders in the region. She said the Government of India has also agreed to set up banking and communication facility to boost the cross-LoC trade. “The State Government […]

In holy month, vegetable prices go sky-high in Srinagar

Srinagar:-  The prices of essential commodities especially vegetables have gone sky high in the holy month of Ramadan while common people blame enforcement agencies for mess stating that they have miserably failed to keep prices under control. Netizens on social networking sites are busy in sharing photographs comparing rate list of essentials before and during […]

High food prices again push India’s retail inflation up

NEW DELHI:- India’s annual consumer price inflation INCPIY=ECI accelerated to a near two-year high in May, driven by surging prices of food products such as pulses and sugar, which could dampen hopes of a rate cut at least during next monetary policy review in August. After leaving rates unchanged last week, Governor Raghuram Rajan said […]

The growing culture of hate in India is an invite to ISIS

Though ISIS may have suffered serious reverses in battle field in the recent past, losing cities of Tikrit and Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, the group seems to have lost none of its sting. Its geographical limits  may be shrinking by the day but its ideological footprint has been growing. A recent video […]

India Wins Hearts In Afghanistan With The ‘Friendship Dam’

Taking their “development partnership” to the next level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the Salma Dam during an impressive ceremony in western Herat province on 4 June. It was Modi’s second official visit to Afghanistan. In December last year, he made a pit stop in Kabul to inaugurate the […]

Why are we callously destroying our nature for petty gains?

Dear Editor Recently I came across a photograph showing local people clearing forests. On pondering over it, I realised how greedy and selfish we all are and how callously we destroy nature for our gains. The picture was a proof that we have no consideration for our future generations because if we did, we wouldn’t […]

Lethal Toll of Non-lethal Weapons

On April 21, 23-year-old Hilal Ahmad Ganai, of Barpora, Pulwama, was hit by pellets in his chest, head and face after police fired air guns towards the youth protesting against the vandalisation of the local graveyard. He was brought to Sri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar where doctors said his right eye had lost […]

Your sleep relates to what you eat

A new study has revealed that your weight and diet may help predict your sleep quality. An individual’s body composition and caloric intake can influence time spent in specific sleep stages, according to the University of Pennsylvania research. In the study, 36 healthy adults experienced two consecutive nights of 10 hours in bed per night […]

Bollywood, Hollywood stars call for love over hate after Orlando shooting

Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and several other Bollywood celebrities on Monday paid condolences to the victims of the gay club shooting in Florida, US Fifty people were killed and 53 more injured, making the terrorist act the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Priyanka Chopra Heartbreaking to hear about the #OrlandoShooting […]