Snowfall in Sonamarg, Drass 

SRINAGAR — Unprecedented fresh snowfall occurred on Wednesday in Baltal and Sonamarg hill stations while heavy rains over the past 24 hours inundated low lying areas in the Valley. Fresh, unprecedented snowfall occurred in the month of June in Baltal and Sonamarg areas of north Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday. Reports of fresh snowfall have also […]

3 Nomads Killed 

SRINAGAR — Three nomads including two women from Rajouri were killed after trees fell on their tents due to high-speed winds in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts.   Two young women were killed after a tree fell on their ten following a windstorm at Chandaji area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday morning. Reports said that the […]

‘Leaders Have Misled People With Fake Promises’ 

SRINAGAR — Governor Satya Pal Malik Wednesday asked militants to give up arms and invited them to hold talks, saying dialogue is the only way through which they can get what they want within the ambit of the Constitution.  He said that the leaders have not told people the truth and have misled them by […]

Retail Inflation Spikes To 7-Month High Of 3.05 Pc In May

NEW DELHI — Retail inflation spiked to a seven-month high of 3.05 per cent in May, though remaining within RBI’s comfort level, as kitchen items like vegetables, meat and fish turned dearer, government data showed Wednesday. The consumer price index (CPI) based retail inflation for April was revised marginally upwards to 2.99 per cent from […]

J&K Bank Launches ‘Help Tourism’ To Boost Tourism

SRINAGAR — J&K Bank Wednesday launched ‘Help Tourism’, a financial product custom-made to boost the tourism infrastructure within the state. “This product has been designed to cater to two sets of prospective customers with distinct needs and aspirations. For, we remain committed to provide the best financial products tailored to meet the varied requirements of our diverse […]

JK Bank-Wait for 3 Months & See Results: CS 

SRINAGAR — Defending the sacking of Jammu and Kashmir Bank chairman Parvez Ahmad, the state government said on Wednesday that it would protect the institution and work towards making it an internationally renowned bank. “I am saying this with full authority of the Governor (Satya Pal Malik) that the bank will be protected, it will […]

‘Banks Hit By Over Rs 2 Lakh Crore Frauds In 11 Years’

NEW DELHI – Of over 50,000 frauds that hit banks in India in the last 11 fiscal years, the ICICI Bank, State Bank of India (SBI) and HDFC Bank reported highest number of cases, according to an RBI data. Of the total 53,334 cases of frauds reported during 2008-09 and 2018-19 fiscal years, involving a whopping Rs […]

Presidents Rule Extended for 6 More Months In J&K  

NEW DELHI —The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six more months beginning July 3, Union minister Prakash Javedkar said. A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, decided that central rule, which has been continuing in Jammu and Kashmir since June 20, 2018, […]

AI Says, PSA Circumvents Criminal Justice System In J&K

SRINAGAR — The J&K Public Safety Act (PSA) circumvents the criminal justice system in Jammu and Kashmir to undermine accountability, transparency and respect for human rights, Amnesty International India said in a statement issued here.  “We have been told that we have been denied official permission to hold the event, citing ‘prevailing law and order situation’,” […]

5 CRPF Personnel Slain In Anantnag Militant Attack

SRINAGAR — In a broad daylight attack, militants struck on a busy road in Anantnag town Wednesday, killing five CRPF personnel, including an officer, and injuring three others. Station House Officer of Saddar Police station was also injured when motorcycle-borne militants fired at a joint patrol of CRPF and police at Khanabal-Pahalgham stretch, famously known as […]

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