Rains Bring Down Srinagar Temp to 10.7 Degrees

SRINAGAR — Moderate rains lashed this summer capital on Tuesday morning as the minimum temperature settled around normal in most places except Gulmarg, the famous ski resort. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar witnessed 14mm of rains and recorded a minimum temperature of 10.7 degrees Celsius against 10.6 degrees Celsius normal for this time of the […]

Stage Set for Penultimate Phase of Lok Sabha Polls

NEW DELHI — The fate of several Union ministers including Radha Mohan Singh, Harshvardhan and Maneka Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia will be decided Sunday in the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held in 59 constituencies in six states and Delhi. Elections […]

India Inflation Likely Crept Up To Six-Month High In April

BENGALURU — India inflation likely crept up slightly to a six-month high in April, driven mainly by food prices, a Reuters poll found, although holding below the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term target of 4 percent for the ninth straight month. If true, that would support expectations for the central bank to keep policy on hold through […]

‘Travellers Should Prefer Kashmir Over European Countries’

SRINAGAR – After winding up his three-day tour to Kashmir on Saturday, Secretary Ministry of Tourism Government of India Yogendra Tripathi urged the travellers to visit Kashmir instead of European Countries. He said Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places on Earth which every traveller should visit. The Union Secretary Tourism arrived here on […]

Advisor Urges Wholesalers, Retailers To Adhere To Fixed Prices

SRINAGAR — Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has issued a fervent appeal to both wholesaler and retailer associations to advise their members to observe self-restraint and collectively decide not to charge more than the prices fixed by the Government. Ganai, who is Advisor in-charge Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, made this […]

Viper Rescued From Omar’s Gupkar Residence

SRINAGAR — An extreme venomous snake gave security personnel anxious moments when it was spotted on the lawns of former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah’s official residence here, officials said on Saturday. Official sources said a team from the wildlife department was deputed to the residence who caught the snake on […]

US Sends Patriot Missiles, Warship To Middle East To Deter Iran

WASHINGTON — The US government has approved the deployment of a Patriot missile defence battery and another warship to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the US and Iran. The USS Arlington, which transports marines, amphibious vehicles, and rotary aircraft, as well as the Patriot missiles, will join the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group, which already passed […]

US Passes Phone Number To Swiss In Case Iran Wants To Call:CNN

WASHINGTON — The White House has contacted Swiss authorities to share a telephone number with Iran in hopes that Tehran will contact US President Donald Trump, CNN reports. The White House contacted the Swiss on Thursday, the same day Trump publicly appealed to Iran to call him amid heightened tensions, the broadcaster cited a source as […]

‘Tragic, Terrible’: Scores Die As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Tunisia

TUNIS — A boat carrying scores of refugees and migrants has capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia, killing at least 65 people, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). UNHCR said in a statement on Friday that 16 survivors were pulled from the water after the vessel sank “in one of the […]

Why Warnings About High-Intensity Quake In Kashmir Are Not Taken Seriously?

There is a consensus among scientists that a high-intensity earthquake is unavoidable in Kashmir. Scientists are not sure when it can strike, but it can definitely strike anytime in future. As part of preparations, scientists say that a building audit needs to be carried out to examine whether buildings and other structures in Kashmir can […]

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