Navin Choudhary Chairs JKIDC’s BoD Meeting

JAMMU — The Board of Directors of Jammu & Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation ( JKIDFC) today took far reaching decisions for maintaining financial discipline and austerity in the working of the corporation, here at its 3rd BoD meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Finance and Corporation’s Chairman ,  Navin Kumar Choudhary.  The Corporation went online as the […]

When Woman Delivers On Road

A pregnant woman is referred from a Kupwara hospital to Srinagar for the delivery of her baby. At Lal Ded, the doctors refuse to admit her. With nowhere to go, the woman delivers the baby on the road. The baby dies. The incident which happened on Saturday has shocked the Valley.  The people have demanded action […]

Fresh Snowfall Shuts Kashmir Highway

SRINAGAR — The traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway — the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country — was suspended Monday as high altitude areas experienced heavy snowfall while plains were lashed by incessant rains. Jawahar Tunnel the gateway to Kashmir – along the 270-km highway received nearly two feet of […]

BJP Will Form Stable Govt With ‘Some Friends’ In J&K: Ram Madhav

JAMMU — BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said while his party would most likely go it alone in the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, it would form a “stable government with some friends” in the state after the polls. He said his party would contest all seats in the state. “There is the […]

Oxfam: World’s Richest 26 Own Same Wealth As Poorest Half

LONDON — The world’s 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, according to Oxfam International, as it urged governments to rise taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality. Billionaires around the world, who have almost doubled in number since the 2008 global financial crisis, saw their combined fortunes […]

Sidhu Writes Letters To Modi, Imran Khan 

AMRITSAR — Punjab minister Navjot Sidhu wrote a letter on Sunday to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, suggesting ways to further develop the Kartarpur corridor. Sidhu also urged both nation’s leaders to maintain serenity and sanctity around the gurudwara. According to the Times of India (TOI), Sidhu suggested […]

Israeli Army Targets Iranian Forces In Syria

DAMASCUS — The Israeli military carried out overnight attacks on Iranian targets in Syria, while Syrian state media reported the country’s air defences shot down “hostile targets”. Russia’s defence control centre was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying Syrian military air defences destroyed more than 30 Israeli cruise missiles and guided bombs during the […]

Gujjars, Bakerwals Being Selectively Targeted In Jammu: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR — PDP president Mehbooba Mufti alleged on Sunday that the Gujjar and Bakerwal communities were being “selectively targeted” in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir and warned that if the issue was not addressed by the Governor S P Malik-led administration, the consequences would be “dangerous”. “Unfortunately, under the governor’s nose, there is selective targeting […]

KIIT & KISS To Host 39th World Congress Of Poets

SRINAGAR — The 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) will be held at KIIT & Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar in October 2019, informed Prof. Achyuta Samanta in Kolkatta today. Addressing a news conference President of the 39th WCP & Founder, KIIT & KISS said the congress will be held in association with World Congress […]

 Don’t Play With Fire: Iraqi Anti-Terror Force Warns Israel

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s pro-government Popular Mobilization Units, known in Arabic as Hashd al-Sha’abi, have advised Israel against “playing with fire” after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted that Tel Aviv may attack the anti-terror volunteer fighters. Moein al-Kazemi, a Hashd commander, told the Iraqi Kurdistan’s Rudaw television network on Sunday that the force was […]