Braid Cuttings Fuel Tension: Angry Mobs Assault Soldiers

Srinagar—With Kashmir’s braid-chopping ordeal showing no signs of abating and authorities apparently groping in the dark, the situation took a serious turn on Wednesday as the army opened fire on a crowd in Anantnag to rescue a colleague suspected of being involved in an attack, and three soldiers more were severely beaten up by residents […]

Aah Taj !

First it was the Uttar Pradesh government delisting the Taj Mahal as the official tourist attraction. The monument was excluded from an Uttar Pradesh tourism booklet earlier this month. The UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the Taj does not reflect Indian culture. And now the BJP’s riot accused law maker Sangeet Som has said […]

Illicit trade on rise in India, says Ficci-KPMG report

New Delhi—India continues to see rise in illicit trade in tobacco, FMCG, auto components, alcoholic beverages and computer hardware, says a report by industry body Ficci and consultancy firm KPMG. It said the smuggling in India takes place in forms such as mis-declaration, undervaluation, misuse of the end-use and other means. The seizure value for […]

Basharat visits Kargil, reviews horticulture scenario

Kargil—Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari Tuesday said the Government has undertaken a holistic programme to ensure sustainable development of horticulture sector in the State, besides formulating vision document to revamp the sector. The Minister said this while addressing various gatherings during his extensive tour to Kargil district of Ladakh region. Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali […]

Terms of re-engagement

  Pakistan-US relations have entered a new and tense phase following President Donald Trump’s harsh allegations and threats against Pakistan in August and Islamabad’s angry response. Both sides, however, appear inclined to re-engage with each other. The nature of the future relationship will be determined by the terms of such ‘re-engagement’. After Pakistan postponed several […]

In the new India, wisdom is becoming outdated recipe

By most evenings, I feel old fashioned, not as an act of complaint but out of a sense of irrelevance. As I watch Narendra Modi and Donald Trump enact a farce called politics and teach students who think history began 10 years ago, I wonder if there is a knowledge society. I sometimes feel we […]

The doctor brides of Pakistan: Fact or myth?

I happened to meet a Pakistani mover and shaker a while back. You know the type: They talk about Pakistani problems in a distinctly firangi accent. Their offices are decorated in enough Persian couplets and shiny diplomas to showcase their foreign qualifications and eastern aesthetics in equal measure. They drop hints at every turn in the conversation […]

Meet this Kashmir youth who decked up historic bridge without Govt help

Srinagar— The water fountain installed on the Budshah Bridge might have brought a new charm to the bridge attracting hundreds, but there is a 10-years long story behind the completion of the project. Surprising to know that the project has not been set up by any government agency or department, but it is a pure […]

Dredging on Rambagh flood spill channel going at full pace: Contractors

Srinagar—A delegation of contractors Wednesday refuted the allegations that the dredging work on Rambagh flood spill channel has come to a halt. Terming the allegations malicious and an attempt to appease few, the contractors said that work on the Rambagh flood spill channel is going on full pace and those who resort to fake propaganda […]

Employer Brands Driver Braid Chopper, Thrashed

Srinagar—In a shocking incident, a tractor driver was beaten to pulp by people after his owner branded him a braid chopper as he was demanding his withheld salary from him at Handwara area of Kupwara district of north Kashmir, police said. SP Handwara Ghulam Jeelani told news agency GNS that one Jameel Ahmad Dar used […]

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