Zulfkar asks FCS&CA Deptt to utilize SRTC fleet for transportation of food-grains

Jammu—Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs (FCS&CA) & Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, Tuesday asked the department to utilize the fleet of Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) for transportation of food grains from FCI depots to departmental godowns across the state. The Minister said this during a meeting held with […]

Russia, Iran, Turkey mull unified payment system

Moscow—Energy Minister Alexander Novak says Russia is considering payments in national currencies in trade with Iran and Turkey amid their escalating tensions with the US. “There is a common understanding that we need to move towards the use of national currencies in our settlements. There is a need for this, as well as the wish […]

Scientists find way to treat hearing-loss by fixing cells deep inside ear

New York: Scientists have found a new way to fix cells deep inside the ear, which could help millions of people who suffer from hearing loss. The study by researchers at University of Southern California (USC) in the US demonstrates a novel way for a drug to zero in on damaged nerves and cells inside the […]

UAE new-venue after BCCI fails to get Govt clearance to host Pakistan

Kuala Lumpur—The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Tuesday shifted the 50-over Asia Cup from India to United Arab Emirates as the BCCI could not procure permission from the central government to host Pakistan. The tournament will now be held from September 13-28 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi after all the member nations of ACC agreed […]

Palestinian artists boycott Istanbul film festival over Israeli sponsor

Istanbul,Turkey–Palestinian artists have boycotted the ongoing Istanbul Film Festival after organisers ignored calls to drop an Israeli government sponsor. The call to drop Art Israel, an offshoot of the Israeli foreign ministry, from the “kind collaboration” sponsors of the Istanbul Film Festival was made by the Turkey branch of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. The producer […]

Supreme Court gives Teesta Setalvad protection from arrest till May 31?

New Delhi—Activist Teesta Setalvad on Monday got temporary relief in a case of fund embezzlement, with the Supreme Court extending the interim protection from arrest and transit anticipatory bail from May 2 to May 31, granted to her and her husband by the Bombay high court. The apex court, which granted them relief on the […]

50 die in Indonesia from bootleg liquor

Jakarta—More than 50 people have died in little more than a week after drinking bootleg liquor in western Indonesia, including in Jakarta, officials said Monday. In the latest incident, 20 people died between Thursday and Monday in Cicalengka subdistrict near the West Java capital of Bandung. Head of the state-run hospital in Cicalengka, Yani Sumpena, […]

Living in an Age of Anxiety

Overwhelmed by anxiety and image insecurity a friend’s 20-year-old daughter recently quit her university course and withdrew to her bedroom where she took to self-harming. Company and environments in which she felt emotionally secure became harder to find, until she stopped venturing out at all together. ‘Alice’ is one of a growing number of people, […]

Govt Job Losing Charm

As it was believed to be a trusted job, a person after getting the government jab was considered a lucky one.  At times, the people would give up the private jobs where they would earn many times more salary than the government jobs, they wanted to join. Aspirants would move to every nook and corner […]

Conspiracy against Burn Hall School

Dear Editor, Being a Burn Hall alumni I feel outraged at the news making rounds that the Burn Hall School stands against any particular religion or caste.   My school provided me the platform from where I have learned to respect and follow my religion and any news about this prestigious institute is as fake as […]

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