UN Chief Urges Independent Inquiry Into Oil Tanker Attacks

UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday pressed for an investigation to establish those responsible for a spate of suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that has raised fears of war. After the United States accused Iran of carrying out the attacks and Tehran rejected the accusations, the UN chief suggested that […]

Making India USD 5 Trn Economy Challenging But Surely Achievable: Modi

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said the goal of making India a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024 is challenging but surely achievable, as he asked states to focus on their core competencies and work towards increasing the GDP right from the district level. In his inaugural address at the fifth meeting […]

Urdu Never Belonged To A Particular Faith: Farooq

SRINAGAR — National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said on Saturday that Urdu had never belonged to a particular faith or sect, but there was a kind of “communal mentality” that is spreading a “malicious” propaganda about the language.  The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister underscored the need to give equal respect to local languages, […]

Revised Basic Course Workshop On Medical Education Held  

SRINAGAR — Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo on Saturday urged faculty members at medical institutions to take leadership role for providing better services to the people.  Speaking on the inaugural function at maiden “Revised Basic Course Workshop on Medical Education” organized by SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, Dullo said it was important for academics […]

Teachers’ Strike Over, DPS Budgam To Reopen On Monday

SRINAGAR — Crisis sparked by month long teachers strike in DPS Budgam is over, according to the management of the school. In a short communication to the parents, school management Saturday said that the crisis is over and school will reopen from Monday. “Dear Parent, Monday will be a normal working day. Issues resolved.” Earlier SMS from the school […]

Water: An Expression of Allah’s Mercy and Power

Water is critical for life on earth. This is a well-known fact. However what is less known is that this scarce resource is being carelessly used globally. Recognising these issues, the UN dedicates two international days to it: the International Water Day (on March 22) to raise awareness about the issues of water shortage, and […]

JKMPCL Hikes Milk Price  

SRINAGAR — The Jammu Kashmir Milk Producer Cooperative Limited (JKMPCL) which markets Snowcap brand of dairy products, has increased milk procurement prices in Kashmir and Jammu regions, thus benefiting a large number of dairy farmers. According to JKMPCL, the milk procurement prices have been increased by Rs 15 per kg fat of milk in Kashmir region […]

Let’s Talk About Kashmir, Not Conflict

I am in Kashmir. The beautiful country plagued by violence. Yes, it is a mini warzone. But this is not about conflict. Or war. This is about the trivial, inconsequential problems that I, as a big city girl, face in Srinagar, the capital city of Kashmir, presented to you in the most exaggerated form possible. […]

Train Service Remains Suspended In South Kashmir On 2nd Day

SRINAGAR — Train service remained suspended for the second day on Saturday for in south Kashmir following the killing of two militants of Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) by state forces in an encounter in Awantipora on Friday. A railway official said that the train service between Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund and Banihal in Jammu region was suspended from 1000 hrs yesterday […]