‘Rs 57 Cr Less To Be Paid To Airlines For Haj Pigrims’

NEW DELHI — Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said Rs 57 crore less will be paid to airlines this year for Haj pilgrims travelling through the Haj Committee of India even after the ending of subsidy for the pilgrimage. He said that despite the removal of the Haj subsidy and various new taxes imposed […]

LPG Price Hiked By Rs 2.71 Per cylinder

NEW DELHI — Subsidised cooking gas price was hiked by Rs 2.71 per cylinder today as a result of tax impact of base price rising due to spurt in international rates and fall in rupee.Subsidised LPG with effect from midnight tonight will cost Rs 493.55 in Delhi, a statement issued by Indian Oil Corp (IOC) […]

Fallout In Kashmir

When Mufti Mohammed Sayeed justified the unscrupulous coalition of his Valley-centred PDP with the Jammu-based BJP in 2014, as the meeting of the North Pole and the South Pole, he did not realise that this puerile metaphor would provide the best explanation for its break up. The two poles can never meet. The BJP quit […]

How Ibn al-Nafis Proved Galen Wrong

Claudius Galenus, known as Galen, was a Greek physician/ surgeon in the Roman empire who was physician to several Roman emperors. He, unfortunately, influenced the development of various scientific disciplines, including anato­my, physiology, pathology, pharmacol­ogy and neurology, in European medi­cal science for 1300 years, till proper scientists found that everything he said was “incorrect or […]

Finance Minister Urges Consumers To Demand Bill For Purchases To Check GST-Evasion

NEW DELHI — Seeking consumers’ participation in curbing tax evasion, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on the eve of completion of one year of GST rollout today appealed to them to insist on bill for every purchase saying it would help the government check evasion and reduce tax rate on each item by as much as 4-5 […]

France End Messi’s World Cup Dream In World Cup Classic

MOSCOW — France roared back against Argentina to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday as wonderkid Kylian Mbappe sent Lionel Messi home empty-handed following a seven-goal thriller.The 1998 champions won 4-3 and looked a different side from the one that struggled to find their cutting edge in the group stage, pouring forward with pace and purpose to stretch […]

Thousands Turn Up In Militant, Boy’s Funerals 

SRINAGAR — Thousands of people on Saturday participated in the funeral prayers of a militant and a civilian boy in Handwara and Pulwama areas despite inclement weather. Reports said that people from the neighbouring villages reached Gund Chogal in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district where they participated in the funeral of the slain militant […]

GOI Has Begun An ‘All Out War’ In Kashmir: JRL

SRINAGAR — Strongly denouncing the killing of a 15-year-old Faizan Ahmed of Ladhoo, Pampore in forces’ firing on Friday and inflicting of injuries to scores of people at Pulwama, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has said since the imposition of Governor’s rule in the State, an “all-out war” has been declared against the people.  “Now minor […]

Only 1 Militant Killed in Pulwama, Other Break Free

SRINAGAR — Body of only one militant was recovered from under the debris during a search operation at the encounter site in Thumna, Chatpora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Sources said that during the searches which were conducted soon after the joint team of forces blasted the house, set it on fire […]

Lashkar Trashes Police Version Of Bukhari Murder As ‘Bollywood Thriller’

SRINAGAR — Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah on Saturday said the reports about “surgical strikes” by Indian army are “no less than a drama story” while as the claims made by J&K Police regarding the “martyrdom” of Shujaat Bukhari resemble “some Bollywood thriller”. In a statement issued to local news agency GNS, LeT spokesperson quoted Mehmood […]

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