Re-Election Opportunity For Modi To Resolve Kashmir: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR — The overwhelming mandate to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given him an opportunity to play a decisive role in the resolution of the Kashmir issue, Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Friday. Mirwaiz expressed hope that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s offer of dialogue would be seriously considered by the new National […]

4 Militants, Youth Missing For 1 Day Killed In South Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Four militants and a youth, missing since Thursday last, were killed Friday in two encounters with government forces in Shopian and Pulwama districts of South Kashmir. Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants and the missing youth, were Friday killed in an encounter with government forces in Shopian district, police said. Earlier, a police official said he […]

2 SPOs Injured In Kishtwar Gun Battle

JAMMU — A gun-battle broke out between militants and government forces in Kishtwar district on Friday in which two special police officers (SPOs) were injured, officials said. However, the militants managed to escape from the cordon, they said. On a specific input about movement of militants in Appan area of Marwah belt, a team of […]

‘India’s Digital Economy Seen At $1 Trillion By 2025’

NEW DELHI — India has the potential to reach USD one trillion size of digital economy by 2025, a commerce ministry official said Friday while highlighting the importance of services sector of the country. Addressing a India-China business forum here, Sangeeta Saxena, Director in the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, said with 560 million […]

Nirmala Sitharaman Breaches Largely Male Bastion, Helms Finance Ministry

NEW DELHI — Breaching a largely male bastion, India’s new Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday became the first woman in 48 years since then prime minister Indira Gandhi to hold charge of the key ministry. Sitharaman, who became the first full-time woman Defence minister in the first tenure of the BJP government, will also head […]

Polls Over, Alarming Joblessness Truth Out

NEW DELHI — Confirming unemployment rate projected in a pre-election leaked report, the government Friday said joblessness in the country was 6.1 per cent of the total labour force during 2017-18, the highest in 45 years. The data released by the labour ministry on a day when Modi 2.0 Cabinet took charge, showed 7.8 per cent […]

Bait-al Muqadas Remembered on Jumat-ul-Vida 

SRINAGAR — Thousands of people joined special prayers on Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday Ramazan, also observed as Day of Baitul Muqadas. Hundreds of thousands joined the Jumat-ul-Vida prayers at historic Jamia Masjid, where Friday prayers were allowed after three weeks. [[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”40180″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”}]] The second biggest congregation was held at Hazratbal. The Jumat-ul-Vida was observed as Yaum-e-Quds and […]

MRI Could Be Used To Detect Heart Disease

A research team at Lawson Health Research Institute and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the first time showed that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (IMR) can be used to measure uses of oxygen for both healthy patients and those with heart ailments. The study was published in the journal ‘Science Translational Medicine’.  Currently, the diagnostic tests available to […]

Modi As The Karmayogi

In the recently concluded Indian parliamentary elections, the electorate gave a thumping majority to current Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Hindu right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party to lead the nation for another five years. In his victory speech at the BJP headquarters, Modi addressed the nation. Throughout his speech, Modi crafted an image of himself […]

West Indies Annihilate Pakistan By 7 Wickets In One-Sided Contest

LONDON — Chris Gayle, set to retire at the end of the tournament, then led the West Indies reply with 50 off 34 balls as the two-times champions reached 108-3 off just 13.4 overs. Having won the toss and elected to field, West Indies made full use of overcast conditions as Thomas took four wickets […]

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