Traders Opposing GST Have Plan-B Ready

Srinagar: At a time when traders are up in arms against the implementation of Goods and Tax Services (GST) regime in Jammu and Kashmir, over 40,000 traders from State have already secured Provisional Identification Number and Password to facilitate their continuation of business operations under Goods and Service Tax. “PIN and Password have been provided […]

Police Curbs Foil Anti-US Protests in Kashmir

Srinagar—Amid restrictions in parts of Srinagar city, authorities on Friday again locked Grand Mosque of Srinagar and didn’t allow Fridayprayers there. Police also detained head priest Mirwaiz Umar Farooq inside his home thus denying him right to address Fridaycongregational prayers at historic mosque. All gates of Jamia Masjid were locked by the government forces while all roads leading to […]

US Unfair To Kashmiris: Malik

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday said that clubbing Kashmir’s legitimated struggle with terrorism was totally ‘unjustified and unacceptable’. “Kashmiris are fighting for a just and democratic cause. Our struggle is a democratic struggle which in all purposes is in accordance with international laws, UN charter and resolutions acknowledged by all international […]

Sharif Condemns US Silence on Kashmir

Islamabad—Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his disappointment over the “complete silence” in the Indo-US joint statement on the “atrocities” in Kashmir and asked the Foreign Ministry to “proactively highlight” the human rights violations in the Valley. Sharif visited the Foreign Ministry and undertook a comprehensive review of the foreign policy priorities in the wake of the […]

India Accepts ‘Indian Administered Kashmir’

Srinagar— In a surprising repudiation of its earlier objections to the usage, the External Affairs Ministry on Thursday accepted the term “Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir” used by US in the statement to designate Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Salahuddin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. “The use of the term ‘Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir’ merely affirms our position that […]

Flash Floods: Locals Rescue 3 Out of 4 Students

Bhadarwah—A girl student on Friday was washed away due to flash floods caused by incessant rains in Bhadarwah town of Chenab Valley in Jammu and Kashmir. Local sources said that at least four girl students were washed away by gushing waters when they were trying to cross the bridgeless stream. Due to efforts of locals […]

GST Rolls Out in India, Sans J&K 

SRINAGAR: The  Goods and Services Tax (GST)  would not be implemented in the State from July 01 as a breakthrough eluded an all-party meeting convened by PDP-BJP coalition government on its implementation in Jammu and Kashmir.  As J&K missed the deadline, the state government maintained that it is in “consultations” to build a consensus for implementing the […]

Could asteroids bombard the Earth to cause a mass extinction

Scientists have spent decades debating whether asteroids and comets hit the Earth at regular intervals. At the same time, a few studies have found evidence that the large extinction events on Earth – such as the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 66m years ago – repeat themselves every 26m to 30m years. Given that there’s good evidence that […]

So who is cleaner?

A human eats, defecates, reproduces, dies. And in between tries to give meaning to his life by being as destructive as he can of everything around him. An animal also eats, defecates, reproduces and dies and leaves the planet intact. Whom would God choose, I wonder, to enter his heaven? Human beings have no respect […]

Nawaz meets foreign officials, discusses Indo-Pak ties

Islamabad—Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday chaired a high-level meeting of top foreign policy officials to discuss ties with India amid tension with over ceasefire violations in Kashmir. Radio Pakistan reported that during the meeting Sharif would be briefed about important foreign affairs issues, including ties with India and Afghanistan. The meeting is being […]

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