Study finds a short walk in nature helps reduce depression,high blood pressure

A 30-minute walk in the woods each week can help reduce depression and high blood pressure while enhancing mental health, a study has found. The findings showed that people who made long visits to green spaces had lower rates of depression and high blood pressure and those who visited more frequently had greater social cohesion. […]

Maisuma erupts against continuous detention of a youth

Srinagar: Protests erupted at Maisuma area here on Saturday against the continuous detention of a local youth. Witnesses said that life was completely disrupted after a word spread in the area that local youth Ashiq Ahmed has been again booked under Public Safety Act for the consecutive third time. Police had arrested Aashiq Ahmad of […]

JKPSC Exposed: 10+2 Lecturer Exam Copy-pasted from a Guide

SRINAGAR: The JKPSC yet again managed to stupefy the students appearing in the exam held for the post of 10+2 English Lecturers on the 5th of June across various centres in J&K. After the BOPEE mess, the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service commission (JKPSC) has successfullly mocked hundreds and thousands across the state. The question […]

Govt suspends Dir Geology & Mining for leasing mining to non-local

Srinagar: Government Saturday suspended Director Geology and Mining Department for leasing mining to a non-local and cancelled the controversial order mining order after uproar by Opposition in Lower House on Friday. The decision follows a day after Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta ordered an enquiry as to how mining lease was issued to a Chandigarh-based […]

‘Govt fails to address issues confronting fruit growers’

Srinagar :-Stating that the government has failed to address the issues confronting the fruit growers of the State, Convenor Fresh & Dry Fruit Growers Forum Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Malik has said that in absence of a comprehensive horticulture policy the farming community is unable to produce quality fruit compatible in the world market. In a […]

China-backed AIIB seeks cooperation, looks to add new members

BEIJING: The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) stressed its plan to cooperate with other development banks at its first annual meeting in Beijing on Saturday, and said it was taking applications for new members.The bank’s board approved its first four deals worth $509 million on Friday, with three projects co-financed with the World Bank, […]

England can win Euro Championship: Rooney

NICE: England captain Wayne Rooney has set his sights on winning the European Championship, buoyed by the belief that the gap between his team and Europe’s continental footballing elite has narrowed considerably in the past few years. Monday’s 0-0 draw with Slovakia ensured that England finished second in Group ‘B’ behind Wales, potentially complicating their […]

Brexit:Will Scotland leave the UK?Will there be a Scottish independence-referendum?

LONDON: Britain’s vote to leave the Euro­pean Union has put the question of Scot­tish independence back into play, with Scotland having voted heavily for the UK to remain in the bloc. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the result put another independence referendum “on the table”, adding that it was “highly likely” within two years. […]

Media divided over Britain’s historic vote

LONDON : Reflecting the divided nature of the coun­try, Britain’s newspapers were Saturday polarised over the “Brexit earth­quake”, some calling it the “birth of a new Britain,” others asking “what the hell happens now?” “Take a bow, Britain!”, high-selling eurosceptic ti­tle the Daily Mail splashed across its front page. “It was the day the quiet […]

Can London’s first Muslim mayor become President Sadiq?

LONDON : Tens of thousands of Londoners signed a petition for their metropolis to stay in the European Union on Fri­day, as Mayor Sadiq Khan said the city must have a say in Britain’s exit negotiations. More than 40,000 peo­ple signed a petition on the change.org website saying: “Declare London independent from the UK and […]

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