CBI Raids 22 Educational Institutions For Scholarship Scam  

NEW DELHI — The CBI on Monday said that it has registered a case and carried out searches at over 22 places in Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh in connection with the alleged irregularities in Himachal Pradesh’s pre-matric and post-Matric scholarship scheme. A senior CBI official said, “A case in alleged irregularities in Himachal […]

Rape Of 3-Year-Old Child: Rage Spreads 

SRINAGAR — “Punish the guilty” was the rallying cry on Monday in Bandipora, Kupwara, Baramulla, Srinagar, Ganderbal, Anantnag and other districts as rage over the rape of a minor in a Sumbal village grew louder in Kashmir. Most of the markets across Kashmir remained shut on Monday to express solidarity with the 3-year-old victim of […]

JKSSB Cautions Candidates Against Fake Mails/Calls

SRINAGAR — Pursuant to various complaints received from candidates who have appeared in examinations conducted by the Board for different posts, it is being reported that some unscrupulous elements have been calling the candidates through emails/telephones and demanding monetary consideration in lieu of ensuring their selection. These mischievous elements are claiming to be representatives of the […]

Intimate Enemies !

It is a globally-accepted axiom that a regular army’s fitness to face external enemies gets impaired when it is frequently used against the domestic population in insurgency situations. This is because insurgency has some amount of popular support, as opposed to terrorism. India had to face insurgencies soon after Independence. As a result, we have […]

Rape of 3 Year Old

The rape of a three year  old girl at Malikpora, Tirgam by a fellow villager has stunned Kashmir. The chilling crime which was committed in the holy month of Ramazan has touched off protests in many parts of the Valley. People have hit the roads in large numbers seeking exemplary punishment to the culprit. But in […]

We Don’t Teach Our Children Resistance!

This vale of mine, the paradise on earth, bestowed with scenic beauty that captivates even the hardest of hearts. Those mountains, this green blanket shielding every corner, every single thing of my valley provides the imagery of heaven. This valley of mine, Kashmir, a land of Sufi’s, commonly known as “Raesh Vaer” a place known […]

Pakistan Reaches Agreement With IMF For 6 Bn Dollar Bailout Package

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has reached an accord with the International Monetary Fund over a three-year, USD 6 billion bailout package aimed at shoring up fragile public finances and strengthening the slowing economy, officials said on Sunday. Pakistan’s Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh told PTV television he hoped the accord, which must still be approved by the IMF board […]

Rupee Crashes To Over 2-Month Low On Foreign Fund Outflows

MUMBAI — The rupee Monday fell sharply by 59 paise to close at nearly two-and-a-half-month-low of 70.51 against the US currency due to persistent foreign fund outflows and renewed worries over rising crude oil prices.   An unabated sell-off in domestic equity markets also weighed on the domestic currency, forex dealers said.  The rupee opened sharply lower […]

Retail Inflation At 6-Month High Of 2.92 Pc In Apr

NEW DELHI — Retail inflation inched up to a six-month high of 2.92 per cent in April due to a spike in food prices, including vegetables, meat, fish and eggs, according to the official data released Monday.  Inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was at 2.86 per cent in the previous month and […]

Minor’s Rape: Div Com Assures Fast Track Probe, Appeals For peace

SRINAGAR — The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday assured that the enquiry in rape of a 3 year old in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora is being conducted on fast track basis and personally monitored by him to be concluded very soon. He appealed people to maintain peace, brotherhood and Law & Order. He reiterated that justice […]