Akif solitary goal scripts JK Bank’s title triumph

Srinagar—Akif Ahmad’s lone goal proved to be the difference between the two sides as Jammu and Kashmir Bank edged past Real Kashmir Football Club in the summit clash to win the 1st Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament. The final played between two powerhouses of J&K football was played at GGM Science College […]

Parvez stars with bat in Dhaka Division League

Srinagar—Jammu and Kashmir skipper Parvez Rasool might have been ignored by the BCCI selectors and Indian Premier League franchises, but star all-rounder continues to impress in Bangladesh. After the IPL snub, Parvez Rasool signed up for Legends of Rupgunj in Dhaka Division One Day League, Bangladesh and he hasn’t disappointed the team management playing a […]

Junior Asian Alpine Ski Championships:2 Tangmarg girls make it to India squad

  Srinagar—Two Kashmiri girls have been selected in Indian squad that will feature in Junior Asian Alpine Ski Championship to be held in Iran from March 1, an official statement said on Tuesday.    J&K Tourism department today facilitated two young female skiers from Valley with International Ski Federation (FIS) approved ski sets for their […]

Golden Brans Power Lifting Championships: Akhtar emerges overall winner

Srinagar—Akhtar Wani was declared the overall winner in the maiden Golden Brands Power Lifting Championship held at Dak Bunglow Sopore. According to the statement issued, Akhtar Wani was declared as powerful man of the year after lifting more weight than any other competitor. In the event around, 100 power lifters from Baramulla and Kupwara took […]

Taliban seek direct talks with US

Kabul—The Taliban have called for direct talks with the US to find a ‘peaceful solution’ to the conflict in Afghanistan, in an apparent policy reversal after months of escalating attacks. Civilian casualties surged in recent months as militants from the Taliban, as well as Islamic State group, unleashed a wave of bloodshed in urban areas […]

Erdogan starts new Africa tour to push Turkey's influence

Istanbul—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday embarked on a five-day tour of west Africa in a bid to ramp up Turkey’s growing influence throughout the continent. Just two months ago, Erdogan made his first trip to Sudan, where he met President Omar Al-Bashir who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), before continuing […]

Democracy is decaying worldwide. America isn’t immune

A few weeks ago, the Economist Intelligence Unit published the 10th edition of its Democracy Index, a comprehensive ranking of nations that looks at 60 measures in five categories, ranging from electoral process to civil liberties. For the second consecutive year, the United States failed to make the top bracket of “full democracy” and was […]

Purposeful Use Of Smartphone

Earlier,  to  use internet , which has now  become  the necessity of life,  you had to visit a  Cyber Cafe. You would   travel a long distance to reach there  and   to avail internet facility, you needed to pay a good  amount of money for the purpose. But  nowadays Smartphones have brought internet  at easy access to every young and […]

I’m not overweight, so why do I need to eat healthy foods?

We all have that one friend whose eating habits and body shape simply don’t add up. While enjoying the unhealthiest of meals and a sedentary lifestyle, somehow they effortlessly retain a slender figure. At first glance we may assume these slim people are healthy, but it’s not always the case. So if you don’t have […]

‘SMC limiting waste segregation to posh areas only’

  Srinagar—Residents of old city in Srinagar allege that the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has limited segregation of waste to posh areas and civil lines. They said that the corpora­tion has left out most of the areas in the old city. “Solid waste is not just dumped at the land fill­ing site, but one can […]