CDPO Dooru in Vigilance net

Anantnag:- A team of Vigilance organization of Kashmir on Monday conducted a raid at the  office of Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) in Dooru Anantnag following complaint of misappropriation of IGMSY Scheme funds. Shameema Akhter who is posted as child development project officer (CDPO)  in Dooru Anantnag is accused of  embezzlement of  funds under IGMSY scheme. […]

Birdsong has inspired humans for centuries, but is it music?

On my first trip to Australia from Paris, I heard a pied butcherbird vocalising on a remote sheep station. It sounded like a jazz flautist in a tree. An explosion of sound in another tree answered, and a duet ensued, then a trio. I had no idea birds sang in ensembles. Low, slow, rich, and […]

Chinese Troops Entered India Through Uttarakhand for 1 Km

New Delhi—Chinese border guards entered one kilometre into Indian territory and threatened shepherds grazing cattle in the Barahoti area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, official sources said Monday. The incident took place on the morning of July 25 when a group of shepherds were asked to vacate the land by troops of the People’s Liberation Army, […]

BJP lured Gujarat Cong MLAs,offered Rs 15 cr each:Jyotiraditya Scindia

New Delhi—Opposition Congress on Monday claimed in Lok Sabha that its MLAs in Gujarat were being offered Rs 15 crore in return of support to the BJP and being forced by the ruling party in the state. As soon as the House assembled, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge raised the issue of political […]

Decision in Bihar ‘unfortunate’: Sharad Yadav breaks silence

New Delhi—Breaking his silence for the first time after the grand alliance faced rupture, Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) leader Sharad Yadav on Monday called the decision in Bihar ‘unfortunate’. “I don’t agree with the decision in Bihar, its unfortunate. The mandate by the people was not for this,” Yadav said. Nitish Kumar, on last Wednesday, […]

After last year’s boycott, 90,000 Iranians set to depart for haj

Tehran—Nearly 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend the haj in Mecca this year, and were due to start arriving on Sunday, after Tehran boycotted the pilgrimage last year amid tensions with Saudi Arabia. Around 800 pilgrims were due to leave Iran on three flights to nearby Medina on Sunday, the director of the haj at […]

Qatar accuses Saudis of hampering Hajj pilgrims

Doha—The Qatari authorities have accused Saudi Arabia of jeopardising the annual hajj pilgrimage to Makkah by refusing to guarantee the safety of those taking part. Saudi Arabia and its allies have been boycotting Qatar since June 5, accusing it of backing extremist groups and of ties to Shia Iran, in the region’s worst diplomatic crisis […]

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr meets Saudi crown prince

Jeddah—Influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr met with the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, on Sunday in a rare trip to the kingdom. “We have been very pleased with what we found to be a positive breakthrough in Saudi-Iraqi relations, and we hope it is the beginning of the retreat of sectarian strife in the […]

Mehbooba Mufti’s anger  

For the past some days, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has been making some strident noises against the centre. Two issues that appear to have  made her uneasy are  petition in Supreme Court against Article 35A and the Hurriyat arrests. Talking about the former at a conclave organised by the Bureau of Research on Industry and […]

2 killed as pine tree falls on car in Pahalgam

Srinagar,—Two persons including a teenager girl were killed after a pine tree fell on a vehicle in Pahalgam area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday afternoon. A police officer said that three persons including a teenager girl sustained serious injuries after the tree fell on the car (JK01W-8167) at Betab Valley in Pahalgam. All […]