211 Of 519 Schools In Sgr Function From Rented Accommodation  

SRINAGAR —Almost half of government run schools this summer capital city of the state are schools are functioning from rented accommodation, putting a question mark over the tall claims of the government regarding streamlining of the education sector.  These schools are functional from the shabby rented rooms and have no basic facilities requisite for the […]

Advisor Discusses Establishment Of Nanosciences Centre  

SRINAGAR — The Advisor to Governor, KK Sharma Thursday said that the government has already initiated several measures for introducing new streams of science in education curricula and research centres, so that the students and researchers would be provided with the opportunities of honing their scientific skills and contribute their bit in overall scientific research and making […]

BJP Celebrates Modi’s Victory  

SRINAGAR — The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kashmir unit, Thursday burst firecrackers and distributed sweets outside its party office here in Jawahar Nagar to celebrate electoral victory in India.  BJP senior leader Khalid Jahangir said that BJP under Narendra Modi is a force to reckon with. “Modi believes in development and positivity. He doesn’t harp on […]

Farooq Abdullah Wins Srinagar LS Seat By Over 70,000 Votes

SRINAGAR — Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Thursday won the election to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency by trouncing his nearest rival by over 70,000 votes, entering the lower house of Parliament for the fourth time. Abdullah polled 1,06,750 votes, while his his nearest rival PDP candidate […]

BJP’s Resounding Victory

The outcome of the general elections has come as both contrary to expectations and in line with them. Though political pundits expected BJP to not do well enough in the polls, the public discourse in  the country tilted in favour of the saffron party.  An objective opinion too  seemed to favour the pundits. So, what […]

South Kashmir: 2 Civilians Injured In Grenade Attack In Awantipora

 SRINAGAR — Two civilians were injured on Thursday in a grenade attack by suspected militants in Awantipora area of south Kashmir Suspected militants hurled a grenade at a joint part of CRPF and police deployed near Police Station Awantipora this evening. However, the grenade missed the target and exploded at a distance from the patrolling party, […]

Risk Of N-War Now Highest Since WWII, Says UN Expert

GENEVA — The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior UN security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an “urgent” issue that the world should take more seriously. Renata Dwan, director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), said all states with nuclear weapons have nuclear […]

‘US Warships Under Full Control Of Iran Army, IRGC’

TEHRAN — A senior IRGC commander says the Iranian Army and the Islamic RevolutionGuards Corps have complete control over the Persian Gulf waters north of the Strait of Hormuz. IRGC’s Second in Command Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the movements of USbattleships in the region are under the complete control of Iran’s army and the […]

Fears Rise China Could Weaponise Rare Earths In Tech War With US

BEIJING —The US has hit China where it hurts by going after its telecom champion Huawei, but Beijing’s control of the global supply of rare earths used in smartphones and electric cars gives it a powerful weapon in their escalating tech war. A seemingly routine visit by President Xi Jinping to a Chinese rare earths […]

Netanyahu Congratulates ‘Close Friend’ Modi On Election Victory

TEL AVIV —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday became the first world leader to congratulate his counterpart Narendra Modi for scripting an “impressive victory” in the general elections and vowed to strengthen their “great friendship” as well as bilateral ties. Riding on a massive Modi wave sweeping through most parts of India, the BJP […]

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