1000’s Of Stranded Vehicles Cleared On Highway

BANIHAL — Thousands of stranded vehicles were cleared off the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Wednesday despite rocks sliding intermittently from a hillock overlooking the strategic road, officials said. The 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed for vehicular traffic Tuesday morning following multiple landslides in Digdole area of […]

MeT Forecasts ‘Short Wet Spell’ for 2 Days

SRINAGAR —While as day temperature remained slightly lower than the normal in Kashmir Valley, the weatherman on Wednesday said the moisture-laden wind is moving towards J&K from north Pakistan as a result of which wet weather is expected for the next 24-36 hours.  “Expect a short spell of moderate thundershower in Kashmir and Jammu later […]

J&K Bank Net Profit Surges to ?215 Crore

SRINAGAR — J&K Bank, the state owned premier financial institution reported a 129% growth in net profit for the Financial Year 2018-19 at 465 Cr as compared to 202 Cr in the previous fiscal.In the March quarter bank has reported a profit of 214.80Cr as compared to 28.41 Cr in the corresponding quarter of FY 2018. […]

An Acrimonious Election

Lok Sabha elections in India have often, in the past, been accompanied by incidents. This one is no different.  Each election also has a certain political character of its own. This election has one too.  It has turned out to be about whether Narendra Modi will be able to secure another term or not. It’s […]

Only Fools Would Envisage A Three Front War!

The United States may be on the verge of launching a three front war. History has been unkind to leaders who embarked on two front wars. Napoleon and Hitler learned this lesson the hard way, defeated by Russia’s secret weapons: geography and frozen winters. Today, Donald Trump could repeat that strategic miscalculation with Iran, Venezuela […]

Bandipora Rape: Digital Anti-Christ 

A girl from north Kashmir took her own life on Saturday allegedly after being raped by her own father for several years. After she consumed poison, the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where she succumbed. A case has been registered in this regard with the police based on a complaint by the girl’s […]

Absent Muslim In Poll Campaign

Technocrat Sam Pitroda’s ‘Jo hua so hua’ remark about 1984 anti-Sikh riots have raised a political storm in India. He has not only found himself  in the cross-hairs of the ruling BJP but also the target of the Congress, the party he has been closely associated with over the past three decades. In the eighties, […]

How Can National Security Not Be An Issue? Asks PM Modi

PALIGANJ — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asserted that terrorism could be wiped out only by an aggressive strategy like the one adopted by his government and scoffed at the opposition for taking exception to making national security an election issue. “The Mahamilavatis say national security is not an issue. How can it not be […]

India, Pak Discussing De-Escalation Along LoC: Report

ISLAMABAD — India and Pakistan could be discussing options of de-escalating tensions along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, a Pakistani media report claimed on Tuesday. Quoting official sources, ‘The Express Tribune’ newspaper reported that the channels of communication that were suspended following the Pulwama attack in February may have been restored. Pakistan and India […]

Warships And Wives: Debate In Indian Election Turns Increasingly Ugly

NEW DELHI — From jibes over the prime minister’s wife to criticism of the main opposition leader’s family holiday three decades ago, one trend stands out in this year’s general election campaign in India: this time, it’s personal. The world’s largest democracy, with around 900 million eligible voters, wraps up polling held over six weeks […]