Hurriyat Not in Position to Dictate Terms for Talks: Madhav

SRINAGAR — BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Monday said the Hurriyat Conference cannot dictate terms on talks with the Centre and asserted that those supporting militancy and separatism would not be entertained by the government. Addressing a press conference in Jammu, said that his party was appealing to the Election Commission of India to […]

Glitzy Vivanta Award Ceremony Felicitates Top Travel Agents

Srinagar—  Leading travel agents from Kashmir and other stakeholders were honoured at a glittering awards ceremony organised by Vivanta at Taj. The ceremony that coincided with Vivanta’s completing eight years in the hotel business in Kashmir, took place in front of a packed audience of tour operators, hoteliers, travel agents, media persons and government officials from […]

Over Rs 3 Lakh Cr Investor Wealth Eroded As Stock Market Plunges

NEW DELHI — Investors’ wealth on Monday got eroded by Rs 3.39 lakh crore after the Sensex plummeted 793 points amid the Union Budget overhang and heavy sell-off in global equities. Intra-day, the 30-share BSE benchmark index fell sharply by 907.91 points to 38,605.48. It closed at 38,720.57, down 792.82 points, or 2.01 per cent. […]

African States Establish $3.4 Trillion Economic Bloc

LONDON — African leaders launched a continental free-trade zone on Sunday that if successful would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development. After four years of talks, an agreement to form a 55-nation trade bloc was reached in March, paving the way for Sunday’s […]

J&K Bank Contributes 85% Of Total Credit Disbursement Of Rs542.69-Cr In Bpr

SRINAGAR — J&K Bank, the state’s premier financial institution, alone has disbursed 85.38 percent of total credit amounting to Rs 463.38 Cr among all the banks in district Bandipora for the financial year 2018-19. Lead District Manager J&K Bank, G M Ahanger stated this during the meeting of District Consultative Committee (DCC) cum  District Level Review […]

Anti-Parasitic Drug May Be Repurposed To Fight Skin Cancer: Study

SYDNEY — Australian researchers have discovered that a drug used for almost four decades to control parasitic infections can help inhibit the growth and spread of melanoma in mice. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin—the pigment that gives your skin its colour. The drug, which […]

4 Life Lessons You Can Learn from The Men In Green

“Learn from the mistakes of others as you will never live long enough to make them all yourself.” Pakistan failed to qualify for the Semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup as parallels were drawn with their 1992 winning run. They might have failed in their quest, but here are 4 important life lessons that can […]

California to Kashmir: How Ready W’re for 6.4 Eventuality?

The San Andreas Fault, a major dextral strike-slip fault system in United States, is probably one of the most well-known structures to mankind. Yet, the moment magnitude (Mw) 7.1 and 6.4 earthquakes that have occurred in July-2019 have caused significant damage, which is worth billions (it may go up). These earthquakes have struck portions of […]

Govt Issues Instructions For Speedy Disposal Of Files 

SRINAGAR — The governor-led administration on Monday reiterated instructions, issued in 2006, to officers and officials, for “efficient and speedy disposal of files in the Secretariat and other Government offices.  According to a government order issued here, circular instructions were issued on 07 December 2006, on the efficient and speedy disposal of files and transaction […]

SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Entry Of Women Into Mosques For Prayers

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea filed by the Kerala unit of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha seeking directions allowing entry of Muslim women into the Mosques for offering prayers. It upheld the Kerala High Court order which had said that the PIL was “motivated” and used for “cheap publicity”. A bench […]