Farooq Bats For Talks With Pak 

SRINAGAR — National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Friday called for external as well as internal dialogues to address the Kashmir issue and expressed hope that the new dispensation at the Centre would use its massive mandate to usher in an era of peace in Jammu and Kashmir. “The resumption of talks between India and Pakistan will help […]

RBI Issues New NPA Recognition Norms

MUMBAI — The Reserve Bank Friday issued a new framework for resolution of bad loans, replacing the previous norms quashed by the Supreme Court in April, offering a 30-day gap for stress recognition instead of the one-day default earlier.  The new norms replaces all the earlier resolution plans such as the framework for revitalising distressed assets, […]

Pleasant Weather Forecast Till Sunday

SRINAGAR — The prolonged rainy spell would slump into a subdued phase for at least three days as the meteorological department on Friday forecast “pleasant weather” till Sunday. The weather forecast is something that must give some respite to the people of the rain-drenched Kashmir Valley.”Very pleasant weather conditions for next 3 days. Only very light […]

Denying Permission To Hold State Flag Day Tantamount To Disrespecting Constitution:Rasheed  

SRINAGAR — Awami Itehad Party chief Engineer Abdul Rasheed Friday said the withdrawal of permission for the State Flag Day by the authorities tantamount to disrespecting the Constitution. “For the first time in last eight years, State Flag could not be raised in the State capital Srinagar as administration withdrew the permission for the same,” said […]

Amaranth Yatra: Home Ministry Official Discusses Arrangements With Guv

SRINAGAR — Union Home Ministry Additional Secretary Gyanesh Kumar called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik here on Friday and discussed about the arrangements for the smooth conduct of the Amarnath Yatra, scheduled to begin next month.  Kumar, who was accompanied by senior intelligence officers, briefed the governor regarding the foolproof arrangements being made for […]

Taking Dietary Supplements May Cause Severe Health Problems In Young Adults

Taking dietary supplements for weight loss, muscle building, and energy is associated with nearly three times increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults, compared to vitamins, a study warns. “The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued countless warnings about supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building or sport performance, […]

6 Arrested For Spying In Jammu: Officials

JAMMU — A major plot by Pakistani spy agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) to revive militancy in Jammu region has been unearthed with the arrest of six persons from whom photographs and videos of strategic locations have been seized, officials claimed Friday.  The six spies were in direct contact with their handler, a colonel-level officer […]

Teen Killed, 4 Injured While Trying To Erect Electricity Pole

SRINAGAR — A teenager was electrocuted to death while four others sustained injuries on Friday in Bunpora Aripanthan area of Beerwah in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.  Reports said that five persons received serious injuries while they were trying to erect an electricity transmission pole in the area.  They said that the incident took place when the […]

South Kashmir: 2 Runaway SPOs Among 4 Militants Killed In Pulwama

SRINAGAR — Two Special Police Officers (SPOs) who deserted police’s Special Operation Group  and joined Jaish-e-Mohammad two days ago were killed along with two other local affiliates of the outfit in an overnight encounter with government forces in Pulwama district on Friday.  The encounter between militants and the government forces comprising army’s 44 Rashtriya Rifles […]

Amit Shah Embarks on Maiden Kashmir Visit Next Week

SRINAGAR — Home Minister Amit Shah is all set to arrive in Kashmir next week to take stock of the prevailing security situation and to get feedback from the government agencies on the preparations put in place for the smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra commencing from July 1. As per a local gathering news agency, […]

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