Doklam: Media should be careful in comments

  It is a matter of satisfaction that Doklam issue has been resolved peacefully at least for the present when both India and china withdrew its troops avoiding any conflict. It has also shut mouths of some astrologers who always predicted an Indo-China war in near future. Indeed it is a great diplomatic achievement of […]

Is Pakistan Willing to Lose America?

  For the past 16 years, whenever the United States has been faced with the reality of a failing war in Afghanistan, it has blamed Pakistan. Efforts to bring freedom to the valleys of Afghanistan, this narrative claims, have been thwarted by a double-dealing “ally” that takes American aid while supporting its enemies. The narrative […]

‘The Clock is Ticking’

On the eighth day after his son disappeared, Mohammad Munawar Dar’s phone rang. It was an Indian army officer with news that Dar couldn’t bring himself to believe. The officer said he had information that Dar’s son Shakoor, 21, had joined the anti-Indian insurgency in Kashmir, the long-disputed Himalayan territory enduring its worst outbreak of […]

Luxury cars,SUVs will be costlier as govt clears cess hike to 25%

New Delhi—Mid and large sized cars, luxury vehicles, hybrids as well as SUVs are likely to cost more as the Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the issuing of Ordinance to raise the GST cess on them to a maximum of 25 per cent, from 15 per cent at present. Car prices had dropped by up to […]

PM Reviews GST Implementation, GeM Portal, Smart City Mission

Srinagar—Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today complimented the States for the good work done in the smooth implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime and said that the apprehensions with regard to GST have been proven to be unfounded, and a smooth transition has happened. He asked all Chief Secretaries to further boost efforts to […]

LA Panel recommends budget hike for YS&S Deptt

Srinagar—The Committee on Estimates of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, which met here under the chairmanship of MLA Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Wednesday directed the Commissioner Secretary Youth Services & Sports (YSS) Department to complete all ongoing works on sports stadiums across the State within their stipulated timeframes. Committee members including Mubarak Gul, Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar, […]

Bali Bhagat inaugurates ‘Play for Health’ state-level Football tourney

Srinagar—Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat inaugurated month-long State level mega Football Tournament at TRC Synthetic Turf  Football Stadium, an official statement said Wednesday. According to the statement, Bhagat was chief guest at a glittering opening ceremony which was attended by a galaxy of sports lovers. First of its kind,  the Department of […]

Wathora defeats Budgam in Pro Kabadi final

Budgam—Producing a solid performance, Wathora Tigers clinched victory over Rehbar Budgam (35-28) in a high voltage final of Star Club Pro Kabadi Knock-out in Razwen village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday.   Taking a lead of crucial two points in the first round, Tigers continued its domination over Budgam throughout the game.   In […]

Riot Police Enters College, Thrash Teachers, Teargas Students

Handwara—Government Degree College Handwara teachers Wednesday alleged that they were thrashed by security force personnel, who according to them barged into the college and targeted students as well as staff. According to teachers, government forces resorted to indiscriminate tear-smoke shelling after the students staged a protest against the killing of a student from the college […]

Bukhari lays foundation of Foot Bridge at Rawalpora

Srinagar—Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari laid a foundation stone of light motorable foot bridge on diversion channel at Chek Rawalpora, here on Wednesday The 39.60 meter long Foot Bridge will connect Check Rawalpora with Goripora shall be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 34.52 lakh. The project will be executed by Flood […]