PM Modi inaugurates India’s longest river bridge

Sadia (Assam):Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated India’s longest river bridge here in Assam. The over 9.2 km long Dhola-Sadiya bridge, built on the Lohit river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, will connect Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.  Modi, who is on a day-long visit to the state, was received by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda […]

‘Yearning Heart’ released in Oman

Srinagar: ‘Yearning Heart’, a book of poetry penned by a Kashmiri physiotherapist was released in Oman on Thursday.   Published by Notion Press, Chennai, ‘Yearning Heart’ is the collection of poems by Dr Syed Mohammad Waris, written over a period of time.   The poems, according to author, are expression of his innate feelings he encountered while trying […]

Ramadhan to begin in Saudi Arabia on Saturday

Riyadh: The holy month of Ramadhan will begin in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, May 27, the Supreme Court announced on Thursday. The crescent moon was not sighted on Thursday and so fasting will start Saturday, reported Arab News. “The moon will be out/disappear on the entire Islamic world, Thursday and, based on this, there is no crescent,” astronomer […]

Our brain can spot disease in others to avoid sick people

The human brain is better than previously thought at discovering early-stage disease in others, thereby helping us avoid sick people, says a new study. Our sense of vision and smell alone are enough to make us aware that someone has a disease even before it breaks out, said the study published in the journal Proceedings […]

Prevention on the roads saves lives

At least 110 people have lost their lives in 709 road accidents in the first two months of 2017 in J&K, the official data reveals. In addition, 907 people were injured, 91 of them critically. Jammu and Kathua districts recorded 19 deaths each, highest in the state, followed by Ramban with15 deaths. In Kashmir division, […]

Visionless officers behind mess at J&K Cements

Srinagar: J&K Cements Employees Association have urged the newly appointed Vice Chairman to rescue the dying industry as his predecessors, according to the association, have wrought havoc with the corporation.   Association claimed that the company has gone to death bed with whopping liability of Rs 120 crore.    The Association informed the Vice Chairman, Nazir Ahmed Itoo that […]

Div Com calls for intensifying market checking

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today called for intensifying market checking in the Kashmir division to regulate prices of essentials and to keep a check on black marketing, profiteering and hoarding. The Divisional Commissioner was addressing officers during a meeting to review the arrangements for upcoming holy month of Ramadan.           Additional Commissioner Kashmir, […]

Why war with Pakistan?—?is not an option

In the 1983 film WarGames, a nuclear war simulation is accidentally started by a supercomputer designed to take over in event of the cold war spiralling out of control. After evaluating all the possibilities, the computer declares that “war is a strange game, in which the only winning move – is not to play”. That […]

Alarm bells ringing loud

On Tuesday, the Indian army said it has attacked and destroyed Pakistani posts along the Line of Control to stop militants from crossing into India. The army also released what it said was a video of the military action that showed heavy artillery blowing up Pakistani bunkers and shelters on a mountain. The video was […]

Jaitley has compromised his stature: RashId

Langate: Terming defense minister Arun Jaitley’s remarks that India was in a war like situation in Kashmir and sensitive matters should be left to the wisdom of Army operating on the ground, as unfortunate and unacceptable, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er Rashid has said that he will use all possible options to seek justice […]