Army Commander Reviews Security  

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu on Friday arrived in Kashmir Valley to review prevailing security situation. Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited formation headquarters and was briefed by the commanders on ground as regards the operational preparedness, a deence ministry spokesman said in […]

RBI liberalises ECB norms; more access to cheaper funds

Mumbai—In a bid to facilitate cheaper access of overseas funds Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today further liberalised External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) Policy by including more sectors in the window. It has been decided to increase the ECB Liability to Equity Ratio for ECB raised from direct foreign equity holder under the automatic route to […]

Govt collects Rs 7.41 lakh cr GST in FY18

  New Delhi—India collected Rs 7.41 lakh crore in taxes in the first year of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) with revenues for a good part of four months not being accounted for because of the mid-year rollout and an accounting lag. The government had last reported a GST collection of Rs 7.17 lakh […]

Protecting the planet

On April 22nd, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands demonstrated against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of […]

Monkeys Killed By Toothpaste, Rabbits Blinded By Perfume 

So many companies test on animals. Even those that don’t need to do so. For instance, perfume companies by now have isolated all the ingredients needed to make a perfume. It is simply a matter of mixing them. But they continue to spray the perfume in rabbits eyes, slice their skins open and rub it […]

Will India and Pakistan Learn from the Historic Korea Summit?

Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea when he crossed the Military Demarcation Line, which separates the two Koreas, to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Peace House on April 27. The Peace House, a three-storey building constructed in 1989 in the truce village of Panmunjom […]

Pak Summons India Envoy Over LoC Violations

Islamabad— Pakistan today summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh to protest against “unprovoked” ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control. Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Mohammad Faisal summoned Singh over “unprovoked ceasefire violations” on the LoC yesterday in Padhar sector. […]

Students Voice Choked: Mirwaiz  

Srinagar—Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday termed the use of “brute” force against student protesters across Kashmir as frustration on the part of administration and government forces.  “It has become a policy of successive regimes in J&K to crush and choke voice of all segments of society through its military might and […]

HC Quashes 2 PSA Orders

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention order under Public Safety Act against two detainees from north Kashmir and ordered their release forthwith from preventive custody “if not required in any other case.” A bench of justice M K Hanjura quashed PSA detention order (No. 135/DMB/PSA/2017) of 8 November, 2017, passed by District […]

Justice M Yaqoob Mir To Be Chief Justice Of Meghalaya

Srinagar—The Supreme Court Collegium on Friday recommended Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, the senior-most Judge from Jammu & Kashmir High Court, as new Chief Justice Meghalaya High Court. The collegiums of three senior-most judges, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justices J. Chelameswar and Ranjan Gogoi, found Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir suitable in all respects for […]

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