‘World Bank-funded Rs 44.61 cr Kashmir Haat-II to come up at Pampore’

Srinagar— Vice Chairman for Handloom Development Corporation, Nizam-ud-Din Bhat today said that massive publicity drive and planned use of knowledge and resource for promotion of art and craft of the State can immensely help in meeting the challenge of unemployment and economic recession. Bhat said Handicrafts is the acknowledged second largest employment generating sector in […]

Workshop on ‘Skill Dev & Entrepreneurship’ at IASE

Srinagar—A week-long, National workshop on ‘Skill Development and Entrepreneurship’ today commenced at Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), MA Road here. Around 40 participants from various universities of Jammu and Kashmir will participate in the workshop which is being sponsored by the Cluster University. The Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari who was the […]

Essay: The Man Who Became A Movement

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan emerged as a key leader of the Indian Muslim community in the aftermath of the War of Independence of 1857, as a thoroughly modern Muslim in a thoroughly pre-modern age. He is credited for originating the two-nation theory, founding the Aligarh Movement and being a founding father of Pakistan, but less […]

Braid chopping panic in Kashmir

  Do you ever wonder about the strange developments that sometimes occur in our country and which, thereafter, mesmerise large sections of the population? Statues of Ganesh drinking milk and portraits of Madonna shedding tears were two such earlier events. The so-called braid-cutting phenomenon in the Kashmir Valley is the most recent. It is also, […]

Over four-fifths of Indians trust government, majority support autocracy: Pew survey

 Washington—More than four-fifths of Indian citizens trust their government, but interestingly, a majority of Indians also support military rule and autocracy, a latest Pew survey said today. “In India, where the economy has grown on average by 6.9 per cent since 2012, 85 per cent (of people) trust their national government,” Pew Research said in […]

Nuclear war may break out at any time, warns North Korea

United Nations—North Korea has warned that a nuclear war may break out at any time as the situation on the Korean peninsula has reached the “touch-and-go point”. According to media reports, North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador Kim In-ryong told the UN general assembly’s disarmament committee that Pyongyang has the right to possess defense nuclear weapons. He said […]

Like Gauri Lankesh,woman journalist who exposed Panama-papers killed by car bomb

Vallette—Daphne Caruana Galizia, a prominent Maltese blogger who accused the island’s centre-left government of corruption, was killed by a car bomb on Monday, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced. Speaking at a press conference, Muscat condemned the killing as a “barbaric” act and ordered security services to devote maximum resources to bringing those responsible to justice.  […]

90% of IAS officers ‘do not work’,hold up files, says Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi—Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday, alleged that 90% of the IAS officers “do not work” and said at times he feels development was “stuck up at the secretariat”. On the bureaucrats’ alleged “objection” to the regularisation of contractual workers, Kejriwal said if Delhi had full statehood, his government would regularise all the […]

Firefighter reveals Princess Diana’s final words before her death

London—A firefighter who was present during Princess Diana’s final hours after the car crash that later proved to be fatal opens up about Princess’s final words. The man also revealed how he thought he had saved her life by giving her CPR moments after her fatal Paris car crash, reports The Sun. Xavier Gourmelon, 50, in a […]

Israeli settlers steal olive pickings of Palestinian farmers in West Bank

Jerusalem—Israeli settlers have stolen the olive harvest of dozens of trees belonging to a number of Palestinian farmers from the occupied West Bank districts of Ramallah and Nablus. The incident occurred on Sunday, when scores of Israeli settlers stormed Palestinian lands in Ramallah and Nablus under the protection of Israeli military and stole olive pickings […]