Key Deptts, Constitutional Bodies Stay Headless

Srinagar—Several departments and constitutional bodies are currently lying headless and with the result the normal work is severely affected. One of the vital departments is Regional Transport Office Kashmir that is lying headless despite having large public interface. Farooq Ahmad Rather, Regional Transport Officer, Kashmir, was transferred on September 20 and posted as Chief Executive […]

Cop Clicking Photos of a Woman Caught by People, Tied Up

Srinagar—A Jammu and Kashmir policeman was on Saturday caught and given a thrashing by locals for allegedly stalking and taking pictures of a woman in Ganderbal. Videos and photos circulating on social media show residents, including the woman, catching the constable, taking off his jacket, and tying him to a chair. They alleged that the […]

Labourer Injured 15 Yrs Back to Get Compensation 

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered government and army to provide Rs 12 lakhs as compensation to a labourer whose arms were amputated due the injuries suffered by him in a blast at Badamibagh here in 2002.  The labourer, Mohammad Ashraf Rather, was engaged by Officer Commanding, 15 Corps  through a contractor.  He […]

J&K Bank XI thrash Iqbal Sports in lopsided affair

Srinagar—Safalo FC and J&K Bank XI won their Super Division and Premier Division matches respectively in State Football League-2017, a statement from Jammu and Kashmir Football Association said on Saturday. In a Super-Division match played at Synthetic Turf TRC, Safalo FC beat State Football Academy (SFA) 2-0. Mohammad Altaf opened the account for the winning […]

JKCA ‘killing’ Talent: Highest wicket taker accuses selectors of ‘nepotism’

Srinagar—Mujtaba Rizvi from Hawal Srinagar city was the highest wicket taker in Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association affiliated tournaments in recent past played in different parts of Valley. This gifted leg spinner proved his mettle when he topped the wicket taking list in Ghani Super League, Burzahama Premier League and other tournaments. The apathy is that […]

India eyes airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpost

Colombo/New Delhi—India is in advanced talks with Sri Lanka to operate an airport on the southern tip of the island, where China has invested heavily as part of its Belt and Road initiative, a Sri Lankan minister said. Sri Lanka’s civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been looking for alternative investors in […]

India 100th among 119 on global hunger index,trails N Korea,B’desh

New Delhi—India has a “serious” hunger problem and ranks 100th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index — behind North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan, according to a report. The country’s serious hunger level is driven by high child malnutrition and underlines need for stronger commitment to the social sector, […]

‘Internet of Things market spend likely to grow to $1.29-trillion by 2020’

New Delhi—Digital technology like Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to transform the way businesses generate and consume data and the worldwide IoT market spend is expected to grow to USD 1.29 trillion in 2020, says a report. A key factor driving its adoption is the increasing realisation of the value that IoT brings along […]

Prudent public expenditure policy key to arresting economic slowdown: Drabu

Srinagar—Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said a prudent public expenditure policy will play a growth-inducing role in stopping the economic slowdown.   “Due to the economic slowdown and the absence of private investment, public expenditure policy will play a growth-inducing role in reinvigorating the economy. Although options are limited but they do exist in […]

First section of four lane Srinagar-Qazigund Highway opened

Srinagar—Terming it as the beginning of an era of unprecedented connectivity, Minister for Public Works Naeem Friday inaugurated the first section of the prestigious four lane Srinagar-Qazigund Highway project. The Minister said that the new highway will go a long way in connecting South Kashmir with Central Kashmir and subsequently to other areas. The Minister […]

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