Now, RBI says linking Aadhaar number to bank accounts mandatory

Mumbai—The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Saturday dismissed media reports that it was not necessary to link national identity card numbers, known as Aadhaar numbers, to bank accounts. It said in a statement the requirement remained in force under anti-money laundering rules. The central bank had recently said in a response to an RTI application […]

Bukhari inaugurates sports festival ‘Khizaan-e-Gulmarg 2017’

Gulmarg— With an aim to promote golf among the students, the Gulmarg Development Authority in collaboration with Directorate of School Education (Kashmir) Saturday organized an education-sports festival “Khizaan-e-Gulmarg 2017” in Gulmarg. The festival witnessed participation of around 150 students from government schools and professional golfers from across Kashmir and was inaugurated by Minister for Education, […]

Zulfkar reviews implementation of Kupwara DDB decisions

Srinagar—Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali Saturday chaired a meeting here at SKICC to review progress on various decisions taken during last District Development Board Kupwara meeting. The meeting resolved to pursue timely funding for various projects for infrastructural up-gradation, capacity building and beautification works in the district […]

DIPR, CTD organize special GST workshop for newspaper managements

Srinagar— Department of Information and Public Relations in collaboration with the Commercial Taxes Department (CTD) Kashmir Saturday organized a special familiarization session on Goods and Services Tax (GST) for newspaper managements at the Media Complex here. Director Information, Muneer-ul-Islam, Joint Director (HQ), Abdul Majid Zargar, Joint Director Information Kashmir, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, officers of CTD […]

A book on Pakistan from India

A few years back, a young Kashmiri journalist from Delhi came to Lahore to attend a conference. His stay lasted about four to five days. A mutual friend introduced him on e-mail, we met and became instant friends. He went back and started a book on Lahore. I couldn’t believe it till he began sharing […]

A small Eden: The wellspring of life’s permanence in Kashmir

As the year that gave us the age of anger came to a close, I tried to tell my seven-year-old son a happy story. In it, I tried to stay clear of strife, clear of the stories of global dysfunction, of nation states and contested ‘territories’, and the conflicts they continue to engender and suffer. […]

The new Asian game

  The 19th Chinese Party Congress, and the emerging shape of a US response, sharpens the edges of diplomatic confrontation in Asia. The Party Congress left no doubt about Chinese ambition and assertiveness. The Congress reaffirmed China’s place in the world. The markers around China’s territorial interests were clearly laid down. It was a call […]

Returning to God

  One of the saddest moments in life is seeing a loved one dying. Until then, we delude ourselves, although we read, hear and even see others pass away. Nothing, however, prepares us for our own mortality like the death of the person whom we hold most dear. Death is the utmost mystery of life: […]

Fire Destroys Half of Gurez Village

Gurez—A massive blaze that engulfed Kilshey village of Gurez valley in north Kashmir’s Bandipore district reduced nearly half of the village to ashes after almost 68 structures were gutted in the wee hours of Saturday. From school to the Masjid including residential houses as well as the cowsheds were razed to ground by the devastating […]

Militants Ransack PDP Leader’s House in Tral

Tral— Suspected militants on Saturday evening ransacked the house of Zonal President of ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in volatile village of Dadasara of Tral sub division and fired some gunshots there. Police sources confirmed the incident and said that, suspected militants on late evening barged into the house of Mohammad Ashraf Shah, at Dadsara […]

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