India Defends US’ ‘India-administered Kashmir’ Statement

New Delhi: India on Thursday played down the usage of “Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir” by the United States in a statement issued during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying similar terms have been used in the past also. On Monday, while designating Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist”, […]

US moves closer to India’s position on Kashmir

The designation of the Hizbul Mujahideen supremo Syed Salahuddin as the global terrorist by US has come as a severe disappointment in Kashmir. Though, it was expected that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US President Donald Trump will hit it off considering the growing convergence in the interests of the two countries, nobody […]

Muslim-teen Lynching:Young men from his village are afraid of looking ‘too Muslim’

  “These are the rules of combat – if the men are bigger, if they outnumber you, the best solution is to run,” Krishna, 16, told his brother Balram. “But Junaid and his brothers did try to run, bhai,”said Balram, 15. “Those men wouldn’t let them get off the train.” Krishna fell silent. He had […]

HC reserves order on plea for deferring GST roll-out

Mumbai—The Bombay High Court today reserved its order on a petition seeking deferment of implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). A division bench of justices V K Tahilramani and Sandeep Shinde reserved its order after hearing arguments on a plea filed by city resident K S Pillai last week, challenging the Union government’s […]

Sensex logs first gain in four days; all eyes on GST

Mumbai—The BSE benchmark Sensex snapped its three-day losing streak by recovering 23 points to close at 30,857.32 on short-covering from operators on June series F&O expiry coupled with caution ahead of GST rollout. The gauge, after a strong opening, quickly reclaimed the 31,000-mark to hit a high of 31,097.92 as investors cheered the Cabinet’s decision […]

104th SLBC Meet:J&K Bank contributes 71% of total credit disbursement

Srinagar—J&K Bank today convened the 104thState Level Bankers’ Committee meeting here at SKICC, which was presided over by J&K Chief Secretary Bharat Bhushan Vyas. Briefing the house on the occasion J&K Bank Chairman & CEO and Convener JKSLBC Parvez Ahmed said, “The banks operating in J&K have extended total credit of Rs 16802.34 Cr to […]

JK to counter negative media campaign about Kashmir

Srinagar—Secretary Tourism M H Malik has stressed on countering negative media campaign and perception among the travelers about Kashmir. In his maiden meeting with travel trade and hospitality sector this evening here at SKICC, Secretary said the department tourism is an important sector for the state which provides employment to lakhs of the people. He […]

Lucky Boys,FCC Wadwan progress further with easy wins

Srinagar—Lucky Boys Humhama and Kirmani XI recorded easy victories in their respective fixtures of Shaheed Aga Syed Mehdi Memorial T-20 Cricket Tournament 2017 played at Budgam Sports Stadium on Thursday. In the first game of the day, Lucky Boys Humhama handed their opponents FCC Wadwan a thrashing, winning the game by a massive margin of […]

Eight-day Summer Taekwondo camp concludes

Srinagar—The eight-day “Summer Taekwondo Camp 2017-18” concluded Wednesday at MA Stadium, Jammu, a statement from the organizers said. The event was organized by J&K Taekwondo Association organized in collaboration with J&K State Sports Council. According to the statement, more than 100 players are participated  in this Summer Taekwondo Camp in which they were taught new […]

Governor pays obeisance at Cave shrine

Srinagar—The annual Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji in the Kashmir Himalayas commenced Thursday, from both the Pahalgam and the Baltal routes, with Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, paying obeisance at the Sanctum Sanctorum and participating in the Pratham Pooja ceremony. He prayed for sustained peace, […]