SC removes Thakur as BCCI president

New Delhi: Cracking the whip on a defiant BCCI, the Supreme Court on Monday removed its president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke, saying they should “forthwith cease and desist from” the board’s work. The apex court also decided to initiate contempt proceedongs against Thakur by seeking his response as to why he should not be […]

Iron deficiency anaemia may up hearing loss risk, says study

Scientists have found that iron deficiency anaemia may increase the risk of hearing loss, a finding that may open new possibilities for early identification and appropriate treatment of the condition. For the study, researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US determined iron deficiency anaemia by low haemoglobin and ferritin levels for age and sex […]

'Indian army won't shy away from flexing muscles on border'

New Delhi: Newly-appointed Indian army chief Bipin Rawat on Monday said the country’s armed forces aim to maintain peace and stability along the border but would not “shy away from flexing its muscle, if need be”. “The force is to maintain peace and tranquility at the border but it will not shy away from flexing its muscle, if […]

India, Pak Intensified Arms Race in 2016

Srinagar: India and Pakistan remained locked in an arms race in 2016 amid mounting diplomatic tensions, border clashes and further hikes in already inflated defense budgets. The two nuclear-armed neighbors, who continue to be locked in a bitter dispute over Kashmir, began and finished the year with several “successful” missile tests. Taking the lead, Pakistan […]

2016 Killings: Hurriyat- JKCCS Give Contradictory Figures

Srinagar: While the proper documentation about the exact number of killings in Kashmir continues to remain challenging task especially after the eruption of armed rebellion in 1990s, there is another major difference found in two reports documenting the numbers of killings in the year 2016. Though, it is widely accepted that it would be tiresome […]

Education Deptt Launches largest e-governance, e-learning initiative

JAMMU: To put in place a comprehensive mechanism for creating a single source of authentic and readily available database for policy-making, evaluation and distribution of resources, the State’s Education Department has in a pioneering initiative launched the ambitious internet-based School Management Information System (SMIS). Launched by Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti here on Friday, the […]

Vaid takes over as DGP, greets on New Year

Jammu: Dr. Shesh Paul Vaid, on Saturday took over as Director General of Police (DGP), Jammu and Kashmir. He succeeded K. Rajendra Kumar, who superannuated this afternoon. Dr. Vaid, a 1986 batch IPS officer, was posted as Special DGP (Coordination/Law & Order) at Police Headquarters (PHQ). He has also served the State in various capacities […]

Dr Rouf Hamza bags global role model teacher award

Srinagar: An award function took place at India international centre New Delhi in which selected teachers, lecturers and principals from all states of India were awarded by MVLA trust Mumbai which is NGO of international reputation and works exclusively for upliftment of teacher community. From Jammu and Kashmir Dr Rouf Hamza Boda was given the […]

‘Pride of Paradise’: JK Bank unveils 2017 calendar

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Bank Saturday unveiled its 2017 Calendar dedicated to the talented youth of the State. The Calendar titled ‘Pride of Paradise’ carries the photographs of 12 top talented people who by their performances in different fields have brought laurels to the State. The Calendar was unveiled at a function here at Corporate Office […]

KU remembers late Prof Amin Andrabi

Srinagar: Kashmir University’s Markaz-i-Noor Centre for Shaikh-ul-Alam Studies (CSAS) on Saturday organised a special lecture on life and contributions of renowned scholar and academician, late Prof Muhammad Amin Andrabi. The lecture was organised to commemorate Prof Amin Andrabi’s 15th death anniversary. Vice-Chancellor Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi presided over the lecture session and prayed for peace […]