‘Winning Faith Of Locals’ Through Development: MHA

NEW DELHI — Stating government is trying to win “the faith and confidence of the locals” in J&K through development,  the Home Ministry said on Tuesday that at-least 112 civilians and more than 700 militants have been killed in the state in last three years. A total of 113 militants were killed between January and […]

Home Min Amit Shah Arrives On 2-Day J&K Visit Today

SRINAGAR — In his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking charge of Union Home Ministry, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning Wednesday. Official sources said that Amit Shah is likely to chair a security review meeting with governor Satya Pal Malik. The […]

Senior Editor Arrested In Midnight Raid, Released On Bail

SRINAGAR — Showing “urgency that liberty of a journalist is not barred and press is not trampled”, a court in Srinagar granted bail to senior journalist and a known public figure Ghulam Jeelani Qadri who was arrested by police during a midnight raid in a case registered in 1993. The police was left red-faced after […]

KEG Condemns Arrest, Hails Judiciary

SRINAGAR — Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has condemned a shocking raid on the residence of its senior member, Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, editor Afaaq, a daily newspaper, in which he was arrested Monday night. Qadri, 62, a known hypertensive, has spent more than 35 years in public life. The police invoked a 1990 case registered against eight […]

MHA Avoids Reply On J&K Delimitation

NEW DELHI / SRINAGAR — The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday avoided replying whether it was planning to conduct a delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir to “remove regional imbalance in the State.” All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi raised a question in the Lok Sabha whether Jammu and Kashmir had not been […]

Budgam: Black Bear, Cubs Found Living In Abandoned Home

SRINAGAR — A female Himalayan black bear and her 5-month-old cubs were found living in an abandoned house in Budgam district and relocated to their natural habitat in a joint operation by Wildlife SOS and the Wildlife Protection Department.  “In recent years, problems related to human wildlife conflict has escalated in the state of Jammu […]

Australia Outclass England By 64 Runs On Way To Semifinals

LONDON — It was reminiscent of the Australian swagger of yore as Aaron Finch’s pacers bossed arch-rivals England on their way to the World Cup semifinals with a 64-run victory here Tuesday. While Australia became the first team to reach the semifinals of the showpiece, England’s defeat, their second straight following the stunning reverse to Sri […]

Gross NPAs Of Banks May Reduce To 8% By March 2020: Report

NEW DELHI — Higher recoveries and slowdown in fresh bad loans are likely to reduce banks’ non-performing assets (NPAs) to nearly 8 per cent by March 2020, says a report. NPA in the banking system had peaked at 11.5 per cent in March 2018 and then declined to 9.3 per cent in March 2019. “Asset quality […]

Crackdown Against Sale Of Illegal Cigarettes

SRINAGAR — Authorities Tuesday launched a city-wide crackdown on illegal sale of cigarettes among other tobacco products holding simultaneous inspections of markets in various areas here. An official spokesperson said huge cache of such cigarettes was also seized from various markets during the inspections. Some 50 stores and vendors including those found selling cigarettes among other […]

Govt To Come Out With National E-Commerce Policy Within 12 Months

NEW DELHI — The government will come out with a national ecommerce policy within 12 months to facilitate achieving holistic growth of the sector, an official said. This was informed by commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal in his second marathon meeting with stakeholders, including e-commerce companies, on Monday.  “We will put in place an institutional framework […]

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