Landslides Shut Highway, Curbs On Mughal Road

BANIHAL / JAMMU — The Jammu-Srinagar Highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world, was closed for traffic Thursday due to a landslide in Ramban district that left over 1800 vehicles stranded, an official said. The highway was blocked by a landslide at Digdol area in Ramban district, they said. As […]

Lack Of Manpower:Drugs & Food Control Deptt On HC Radar 

SRINAGAR —The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday directed Service Selection Recruitment Board to submit a status report on an affidavit with regard to the recruitment of various non-gazetted posts in the Drugs and Food Control Organization.  A division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mital and Justice Tashi Rabstan passed the directions after perusal […]

Connectivity Infrastructure: Govt Forms Panel To Examine Draft Policy 

SRINAGAR — The government on Thursday accorded sanction to the constitution of committee to examine the draft J&K Communication and Connectivity Infrastructure Policy, 2019, framed by Information Technology Department and also seek comments from various stakeholders and finalize the policy. Headed by Administrative Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department, the nine member panel has been tasked […]

Qureshi, Swaraj Likely To Meet In Kyrgyzstan  

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj are likely to interact during the upcoming meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Kyrgyzstan later this month, a top Pakistani official said Thursday. “The two foreign ministers would be present in the meeting and in all likelihood would interact amongst […]

INTACH Preparing Dossier For Srinagar’s Heritage City Bid

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) on Thursday said it is preparing a dossier to be submitted to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry for inclusion of Srinagar in the list of UNESCO heritage cities. “We are applying for Srinagar city to be […]

Ayodhya Dispute: SC To Hear Case Today 

NEW DELHI — The three-member mediation committee on Ayodhya land dispute submitted an interim report to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover on Thursday, PTI reported citing sources, and the apex court will hear the case on Friday. The apex court website said that the matter will be heard by a five-judge Constitution bench comprising […]

OMG! Fruit Freshness Comes in Bottled Form

SRINAGAR — OMG Fruit Juices, just launched in Kashmir valley by Kolahoi Beverages (OPC) Pvt Ltd is an instant hit. OMG is the first bottled sugarcane juice with no added sugar and without any chemical preservatives and is absolutely gluten free.  OMG juices comes with variants of lemon, cumin ginger, mango and guava. New variant apple, orange and […]

Countering Anti-Muslim Narrative

Very shortly after the first images of a burning Notre Dame made it to the media the past month, the cause of the fire was identified as an accident related to ongoing restoration work and not as an act of “terrorism” committed by a religious fanatic. Since 9/11, for many Muslims, a common reaction to […]

Ramazan Is Not a Month Only But a Pledge

Why does God want us to fast? This is because fasting may adversely effect our routines like working, studying, sports and various other life routines. Apparently, it merely looks like depriving our bodies of essential energy and a somewhat needless hardship that religion has asked us to undergo.  The most important message of Ramazan is […]

India At A Turning Point

From the looks of it, the election campaign in India looks evenly poised. It can go either way. The BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is banking entirely on the party’s ideology and its hardline national security narrative to carry it through a tough electoral contest. On the other hand, Congress has left its ideological […]

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