IGNOU Appoints Ineligible Candidates As Academic Counselors

PULWAMA — Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has allegedly appointed ineligible candidates as Academic Counsellors at its Pulwama Study Centre here in South Kashmir. According to sources, some ‘blue-eyed’ candidates with simple diploma in Rural Development have been appointed as academic counsellors to counsel students of Masters in Rural Development. “This is sheer violation of […]

Mehbooba Calls For Efforts To Secure State’s Secular Fabric

JAMMU — Several delegations hailing from various areas of Jammu region on Tuesday called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, suggesting ways and means to strengthen the party further at the grass-roots. The delegations reportedly held detailed discussions with the PDP President about the measures that are needed […]

J&K Bank’s NPAs Swell To Rs 6000 Crores

Expecting to recover RS 4000 Cr soon, says chairman SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Bank’s Non-Performing Assets (NPA) have accumulated to the tune of Rs.6000 crore, its chairman Prevaiz Ahmed informed Governor N.N. Vohra who reviewed the functioning  of the Bank in a meeting held on Tuesday at the Civil Secretariat. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman J&K Bank, […]

Cross LoC Trade Resumes 

SRINAGAR — The cross LoC trade between divided parts of Jammu and Kashmir resumed on Tuesday on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road after a long gap of two weeks. Reports said that the truck loads of goods moved from Uri to Muzaffarabad and Muzaffarabad to Uri. When contacted Sub District Magistrate (SDM) Uri, Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary, he said, “32 truckloads […]

Why Is Saudi Arabia Halting Oil Shipments Through The Red Sea

RIYADH/DUBAI — Saudi Arabia announced last week it was suspending oil shipments through the Red Sea’s Bab al-Mandeb strait after Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis attacked two ships in the waterway. To date, no other exporters have followed suit. A full blockage of the strategic waterway would virtually halt shipment to Europe and the United States of about […]

UIDAI Warns People Not to Share Aadhaar Number

NEW DELHI — Days after TRAI chief’s Aadhaar dare created a flutter, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today asked people not to share publicly their 12-digit identifier on the Internet and social media, or pose such challenges to others. “Such activities are uncalled for and should be refrained as these are not in accordance […]

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