Low-caste Indian Dalit killed for owning horse

Ahmedabad—A young farmer from India’s lowest Dalit community has been beaten to death for owning a horse, which is seen as a symbol of power and wealth, police said Saturday. Police have detained three upper caste men for questioning after the body of 21-year-old Pradeep Rathod was found in a pool of blood near Timbi […]

CBSE Class 10 re-test only if there’s ‘large-scale leak’, says Javadekar

New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said the announcements made by his ministry on Friday should clear all confusion regarding the re-test of the CBSE Class 10 maths and Class 12 Economics papers.  The re-examination of the board’s Class 12 economics paper will be held on April 25, while the Class 10 mathematics re-test, if […]

SpiceJet air hostesses accuse airline of strip-searching them at Chennai airport

New Delhi—A video showing an angry bunch of SpiceJet air hostesses accusing the airline of strip-searching them at Chennai airport has gone viral, with the airline denying the claims. The crew alleged that they were searched after de-boarding on the suspicion that they were swindling cash collected from the sale of food and other items […]

Post-TAAI convention: Delegates visit Gulmarg, Pahalgam

Srinagar—After successfully holding its three-day 64th Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) convention, the delegates are now enjoying their stay in the lap of nature at Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Srinagar. The pre and post-convention tour was organized by the Department of Tourism for the visiting delegates as part of its Familiarization (FAM) programme to expose […]

Our eating habits depleting fresh water reserves

If you were an alien that dropped in on the planet and you heard that most people on the planet had access to less than a bucket of water a day, because other people used ridiculous amounts of water to grow, feed, clean and kill animals so that they could eat them when they didn’t […]

India-Pakistan ties: time to reach out across the border

Islamabad’s decision to send High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood back to India just in time to host the Pakistan National Day reception in New Delhi, and New Delhi’s decision to send the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, to attend the reception indicate that good sense may have prevailed on both […]

Demilitarising Kashmir !

Pakistan claims that 52 of its citizens were killed in 1,300 ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control (LoC) in 2017. The latter claims that Pakistan violated the ceasefire agreement 780 times during the same period. Ironically, most people killed on both sides of the LoC are the people of Kashmir who are […]

Cycle track, walkway coming up from Nehru Park to Foreshore road

Srinagar—Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday directed the concerned agencies to take up the project regarding construction of walkway and cycle track from Nehru Park to Fore Shore road on a fast track basis so that locals as well as tourists can benefit from the eco-friendly project at the earliest. The Div Com […]

DAK aghast over non-removal of GDC Principal

Srinagar— Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) held an emergency meeting at it’s head office in Srinagar which was attended by Dr Suhail Naik , Dr Owais H Dar, Dr Mohd Ashraf, Dr Ayjaz Ahmad Bhat, Dr Masood Rashid, Dr Arshid Trag, Dr Mohd Yousuf Tak , Dr Masood ul Hassan, Dr Adil Wani, Dr Md Ashraf Shah, […]

Khankah-e-Maulla shrine gets refurbished crown

Srinagar—The management of Khankah-e-Maulla shrine installed the much awaited finished version of restored and reconstructed crown today morning. VC Waqf Board Nizam-ud-din Bhat, officials from administration and JKPCC, entire shrine management and devotees were present on the occasion of installing the crown. The management had recently received the crown from artisans who took more than […]