‘It’s Not About Role Models Anymore’

Why he chose to to quit bureaucracy and join mainstream instead of Hurriyat, celebrated civil servant Shah Faesal answered many questions in a candid interview with Rajdeep Sardesai of India Today. Here is the transcript of the interview. You resigned from the IAS, in January 2019, protesting against the continuous killing in the valley. Why have you resigned […]

Why Shah Faesal’s Reasoning Behind His Resignation Is Unreasonable

In an era of fake news, it took some time for this rumour to turn true. The celebrated IAS topper from Kashmir, Shah Faesal, has resigned from the elite civil services – bringing an end to months of speculation. And, as expected, he is set to join politics soon. However the Harvard-returned Shah Faesal sounds […]

Power Cuts Leave People Cold in Harsh Kashmir Winter

SRINAGAR — The Power Development Department (PDD) has resorted to severe unscheduled power cuts which was putting the people through an ordeal. The people are facing the outages in all districts and even the metered areas. There are complaints of curtailment even from Srinagar city. The residents of Noorbag area of Qamarwari have said that […]

J&K Bank 9 Months Profit Grows 43% To 250 Cr

JAMMU — J&K Bank, the state owned premier financial institution today announced its results for the quarter & 09 months ended 31st December 2018 after the reviewed results of the Bank were adopted by the Board of Directors of the Bank in a meeting held at the Jammu. The Bank reported a 43% increase in its […]

The First Day Of FC Bayern Youth Cup Sees Six Keen Matches

The Srinagar leg of FC Bayern Cup – a global inter school football cup, being held in the state for the first time kick-started today. 16 teams drawn from prominent schools of the valley are competing with each other for the honours. On the first day of the cup, six exciting matches were played at […]

Air Traffic Resumes At Srinagar Airport

SRINAGAR — The air traffic to and fro Srinagar airport was restored Saturday afternoon after it was hit by poor visibility in the morning due to snowfall, officials said.  “The flight operations at Srinagar airport resumed in the afternoon after disruption in the morning,” an official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said here. He […]

US Shutdown Becomes Longest In History

WASHINGTON — The United States government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump’s row with Democrats over building a Mexico border wall entered a record 22nd day on Saturday. The Democrats’ refusal to approve $5.7 billion demanded by Trump for the wall project has paralysed Washington, with […]

SP,BSP Unite For Lok Sabha Polls, Say Will Give BJP ‘Sleepless Nights’

LUCKNOW — Once arch-rivals Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party announced Saturday their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each and keeping the Congress out of the alliance. The parties, however, said they would not field candidates in Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi […]

UN President To Visit Pakistan Next Week

SRINAGAR — The president of the United Nations General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, will visit Pakistan from Januray 18 to 22, Radio Pakistan reported on Saturday. According to the UNGA president’s spokesperson, Monica Grayley, this will be the first visit of the 193-member Assembly’s president to the Asia-Pacific region since assuming office in September last year. […]

Facebook Planned To Sell Users’ Data In 2012

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook considered selling users’ data to companies some years ago but later decided to act against it, the media reported. According to Arstechnica.com that viewed an unredacted court document, Facebook staff in 2012 considered charging companies at least $250,000 for “access to one of its primary troves of user data — the Graph API”. […]

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