J&K Bank Appoints Rajni Saraf As Chief Financial Officer

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Bank Saturday announced the appointment of Rajni Saraf as its chief financial officer (CFO). “The Board of Directors of the bank has appointed Rajni Saraf as chief financial officer of the bank for a period of 6 months with effect from July 5, 2019,” it said in a regulatory filing. […]

‘Justice For Kashmir’ Banner Flies Above During India-Lanka Match

LEEDS — A plane carrying the slogan ‘Justice for Kashmir’ was seen flying over the Headingley Cricket Ground as India took on Sri Lanka in their final group stage game in the World Cup on Saturday. On June 29 during the match between Pakistan and Afghanistan, a plane with a banner reading ‘Justice for Balochistan’ flew […]

Nepotism in Health Department

Dear Sir, With due respect, I want to inform to your good-self that I am one of the senior medical officers working in the Health Department who has been bypassed to accommodate junior medical officers. One example is of Dr. Qazi Haroon who is a very junior officer figuring at serial no.1732 out of 2600 […]

Petrol Price Hiked By Rs 2.45, Diesel By Rs 2.36

NEW DELHI — Petrol price was Saturday hiked by a minimum Rs 2.40 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.36 after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman raised taxes on the fuels to part-fund her Budget for 2019-20. Petrol price in Delhi was increased by Rs 2.45 per litre to Rs 72.96 while the increase in Mumbai was […]

Fear Is Not The key

Proposing the extension of President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah told parliament, “Those (in Kashmir) who have anti-India thoughts in their minds should fear us … They should be scared and this fear is only going to increase.” Clearly, nothing has changed in Delhi. Nothing has changed in the Valley […]

Papier Mâché: Fading Art and Dying Artists

The decade of 80’s was the golden era for the papier mâché trade. The artisans were par excellence and represented the epitome of glory.  It always fascinates, to observe, how an artist brings to life to an object with the motifs of Chinar in soulful colour combinations and breathtaking symmetry. The artwork is very delicate and for […]

Another Batch Of 5,124 Pilgrims Leave For Amarnath Cave Shrine

JAMMU —  The seventh batch, comprising of 5,124 pilgrims, Saturday left Bhagwati Nagar base camp here amid tight security arrangements to pay obeisance at the 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said. The pilgrims, including 864 women, 187 sadhus (saints) and 19 children, left in a convoy of 226 vehicles under […]

Iran Set to Enrich Uranium Beyond Deal Level from Today

TEHRAN — Iran appears poised on Sunday to increase its uranium enrichment closer to weapons-grade levels as a deadline set by its president for Europe to offer new terms to the deal expires. A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to begin enriching uranium beyond the level set by […]

‘Iran Must Seize UK Oil Vessel If Tanker Not Released’

TEHRAN — A senior Iranian official has called for the seizure of a British oil tanker in case London refuses to release the Iranian vessel it has illegally detained in Gibraltar. “If Britain does not release the Iranian oil tanker, it is the authorities’ duty to make a reciprocal move and seize a British oil […]

‘Jai Shri Ram’ Slogan Not Associated With Bengali Culture: Amartya Sen

 KOLKATTA — Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Friday said unlike ‘Maa Durga’, the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan is not associated with the Bengali culture and it is used as “a pretext to beat up people”. “It is Maa Durga who is omnipresent in the lives of Bengalis,” Sen said while speaking at a programme […]

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