At OIC Meet, Sushma Swaraj Quotes Rig Veda, Quran  

ABU DHABI — Amid ongoing Indo-Pak tensions, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of terrorism at the foreign ministers’ conference of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and called on the influential group to ask countries that harbour terrorist organisations to dismantle the terror infrastructure in their countries. “If we want to save humanity then […]

UNGA President Concerned Over Situation Between India, Pak

UNITED NATIONS — UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa is following with “great concern” the situation between India and Pakistan and calls on both sides to seek dialogue to avoid an escalation of tensions, her spokesperson said. Espinosa’s spokesperson Monica Grayley said the UNGA President stresses that the use of “diplomatic means is basically […]

IAF Pilot’s Release: Separatist, Mainstream Leaders Welcome ‘Peace Overture’ 

SRINAGAR — Mainstream and separatist leaders Thursday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement that captured IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released on Friday, urging the Indian government to reciprocate to the “peace overture.”  “The decision to hand over Wing Commander Abhinandan is a great gesture & shouldn’t be seen in isolation. It […]

SAC Meet: Delegation Of Powers For Transfer Of State, Dept Land Approved

JAMMU — The Jammu and Kashmir governor administration Thursday approved delegation of powers regarding transfer of state or departmental land to other departments in favour of divisional and deputy commissioners in case of development or public utility projects. The decision was taken at a State Administrative Council (SAC) meeting which was chaired by Governor Satya Pal […]

Long Queues Despite Prohibitory Order On Fuel Hoarding

SRINAGAR — Plastic canes and bottles in hands, people queued up at filling stations across Srinagar on Thursday, prompting the administration to reiterate strict implementation of an order issued yesterday regarding regulation of fuel sale.    “Deputy Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Thursday directed strict implementation of an earlier order regulating sale of fuel at filling […]

Thieves On Prowl At SMHS?:One Held For Stealing Doctor’s Laptop,Another At Large 

SRINAGAR — One person was arrested for stealing a laptop from a doctor at the SMHS Hospital here, police said Thursday, raising fears that a group of thieves may be on the prowl at the healthcare facility. “Police station Karanagar received a written complaint from Dr. Yasmeena stating therein that her laptop (Mac Book Air) […]

Zonal Committees To Check Waste-Dumping Into Water Bodies

SRINAGAR — Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Thursday directed constitution of zonal committees to monitor and ensure no waste is dumped into water bodies in the district. The DC while speaking at a meeting with Joint Commissioners of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation said the inspection teams in all four zones of district will submit […]

Arrangements For Maha Shivratri Festival Reviewed  

SRINAGAR — Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan Thursday reviewed arrangements for the upcoming Maha Shivratri festival here at a meeting. To provide single point facilities of essential commodities to the  Kashmir Pandit  Community, he directed Food, Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries and Floriculture departments to setup stalls of wet walnut, Lotus Stems (Nadroo), almond, honey, saffron, flowers,  Fish   and other essential […]

Rising India-Pakistan Crisis Hit Badly Tourism Sector In Kashmir

SRINAGAR — The tourist arrivals here in Kashmir have fallen to a trickle amid an escalating crisis between the two countries India and Pakistan. The stakeholders however said that all the efforts were on to reverse the negative impact of continued cycle of violence. Hundreds of taxis stood idle at the Srinagar, the summer capital of […]

Link Your PAN With Bank For Refunds: I-T To Taxpayers

NEW DELHI — The Income Tax Department will “only” issue refunds via the e-mode into bank accounts of taxpayers beginning next month and they should link PAN with their accounts, the taxman said in its latest public communication.  The department said refunds will be sent to bank accounts as it will issue “only e-refunds from March 1, […]