From Samba To Amargarh, Pvt Company Plunders Forests

RTI Movement Demands Judicial Probe SRINAGAR — Jammu & Kashmir RTI Movement has demanded a judicial  probe by a sitting High Court Judge into axing and uprooting of thousands of forest trees by a private Transmission Company which is executing work on Jallandhar – Samba –Amargrah 440 KV DC transmission line. In a statement issued here […]

NHPC Employee Delivers Speech On Article 35A, Wants Law to Go 

KISHTWAR — A video has gone viral on social media in which a central government employee can be seen resorting to hate speech against a community with regard to Article 35A in Kishtwar district of J&K. The video has been shot on August 31 when an Imam of a particular community had appealed people of […]

Agencies Targeting My Family To Pressurise Me: Salahuddin

SRINAGAR — Hizbul Mujahideen supremo and United Jihad council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin on Monday accused Indian agencies of targeting his children and relatives to prevent him from leading the militant struggle. In a statement to CNS, Salahuddin said such attempts would neither affect his role in the ‘freedom struggle’ nor would they create any […]

Murder Of Missing Minor Girl:Protest Rock Uri,Arrest Of Culprits Sought

BARAMULLA — A day after the body of a minor missing girl was recovered from Boniyar forest area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, local on Monday staged a protest and blocked the road demanding arrest of culprits involved in the heinous crime.   Reports said that a large number of locals from Boniyar Uri and its adjacent […]

SSA Teachers Begin Hunger Strike 

SRINAGAR — The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) on Monday began their indefinite hunger strike to press the government over their demands including implementation of 7th pay commission in favour of SSA, RMSA teachers and masters and delinking of their salaries from MHRD to state sector. Dozens of SSA teachers headed by Teachers Joint Action Committee […]

Govt Releases Rs 400 Cr For Development Of Forward Areas Along Borders

NEW DELHI — Nearly Rs 400 crore has been released by the Centre to 10 states, having international borders, for developing forward areas as part of an ambitious plan to ameliorate the problems of those living in these isolated locations, officials said on Monday. The funds released so far this fiscal were in addition to […]

Rupee Plunges To Yet Another Record Low Of 71.10 Vs USD

MUMBAI — The Indian rupee nosedived to a new life-time low of 71.10, shedding 10 paise against the US dollar in late afternoon trade on Monday, tracking weakening trend in emerging market currencies. A surge in global oil prices, concerns over US-China trade war and contagion risks from Turkey and Argentina are the factors impacting forex […]

Oil Prices Higher As US Sanctions Limit Iran Exports

LONDON — Oil prices rose on Monday, supported by concerns that falling Iranian output will tighten markets once U S. sanctions bite from November, but gains were limited by higher supply from OPEC and the United States. Brent crude oil was up 45 cents at USD 78.09 a barrel by 09:05 GMT. US crude was 15 […]

Chairman J&K Bank meets Governor

SRINAGAR — Parvez Ahmed, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Bank, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Ahmed extended warm greetings to Sh. Malik on his appointment as Governor of J&K. Sh. Ahmed apprised the Governor about the steps initiated by the Bank in the past year for expanding its services, increasing its […]

Team Of National Experts Visits Spice Park Dusso

‘E-auction facility of Saffron to start soon’ SRINAGAR — A delegation of experts from reputed institutions of different states of the country today visited Spice Park at Dusso Pampore. The delegates visited different sections of auspicious Spice Park Project and experienced the first-hand information of the hi-tech park being built at an estimated cost of Rs 37 […]

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