Govt’s Total Liabilities Rise To Rs 84.68 Lakh Crore At End-March 2019

NEW DELHI — Government’s total liabilities reached Rs 84.68 lakh crore at the end of March 2019, up 1.5 per cent over the preceding quarter, a report released by the Finance Ministry said Friday. The total liabilities stood at Rs 83.40 lakh crore crore at end-December 2018. “The total liabilities (including liabilities under the ‘Public […]

Trying To Set Up Multiplex In Kashmir: Guv Malik

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said Saturday efforts were on to open a multiplex in the valley in order to provide an avenue for the entertainment-starved people here. “I regret that there is nothing to do in Kashmir after 6 pm. Cinema halls are closed for decades now, coffee-house licence will […]

Seven Crore Households In India Without A TV: Minister

SRINAGAR — Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar Saturday said India will soon become the largest country in the world where every household has a television set.  “There is a new dream that every household will have a TV in the coming years. There are 25 crore households in India and 18 crore […]

Over 100 Trucks Seized In ‘Crackdown On Illegal Constructions’

SRINAGAR — Authorities have seized over 100 tipper trucks from various areas in a “massive crackdown” against land mafia involved in illegal constructions in the city, officials said Saturday.  “The seizure of over a hundred tipper trucks was made at different checkpoints set up across the Srinagar city in efforts to clampdown on land mafia and […]

What the Crackdown on J&K Bank Means

Since it took over last year, the governor’s administration in Jammu and Kashmir has circled the J&K Bank, the grand old financial institution that has long been plagued by rumours of corruption but resisted submitting to regulatory controls. Although the state government owns 59.3% of the equity, the institution, established in 1938, is listed as […]

Woman Commits Suicide In North Kashmir’s Bandipora

BANDIPORA —  A 25 year old women on Saturday early morning committed suicide after consuming some poisonous substance at her home in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Reports said that the women was a resident of Quailmuqam village, she was immediately rushed to a local hospital for treatment from where she was referred to District hospital […]

15 Injured As Mini Bus Turns Turtle In Kishtwar

JAMMU — At least 15 people suffered injuries when a mini bus they were travelling in skidded off and turned turtle in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police said that the mini bus ferrying passengers, was speedily driven and the driver lost its control on the vehicle and it turned turtle near Shalimar. “At […]

‘Mob Attacks By Extremist Hindu Groups Against Minorities Continued In India’

WASHINGTON — Mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against the minority communities, particularly Muslims, continued in India in 2018, amid rumours that victims had traded or killed cows for beef, an official US report said Friday. The State Department in its annual 2018 International Religious Freedom Report alleged that some senior officials of the […]

Saudi’s Lobby UK to Attack Iran

LONDON — A senior British official says a Saudi intelligence chief has lobbied the UK to conduct limited strikes on Iranian military targets after US President Donald Trump allegedly cancelled such raids. The official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Middle East Eye news portal on Friday that the Saudi intelligence chief had called for […]

Water, Wars And Hydro-Diplomacy

Climate change is eating the Himalayan glaciers at a pace that, if left unabated, would threaten water supplies and life and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people across South Asia. The latest study has indicated that these glaciers are melting twice as fast they were in the past century. The study, for the first […]