Guv Calls For Collective Efforts To Secure Rapid Growth, Dev Of J&K

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Friday called for collective efforts to secure rapid growth and development of the state on all fronts, an official spokesman said. In his message on the eve of Martyrs’ Day, the governor has called for collective efforts from all sections of the society to secure rapid […]

Rs 1096.68 Lakh Spent On Sericulture In Last 2-Yrs In J&K:GoI 

SRINAGAR — The Government of India on Friday said Rs.464.85 lakhs and Rs.631.88 lakhs respectively were spent in J&K during 2017-18 and 2018-19 towards implementation of various beneficiary oriented components under Silk Samagra, a scheme meant for development of sericulture in the Country including Jammu and Kashmir. Responding to a question by National Conference’s parliamentarian about […]

Scrap Dealer Injured In Blast In South Kashmir’s Pulwama

SRINAGAR — A scrap dealer, suspected to be assembling an explosive device for militants, was injured in a blast in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said. Javed Ahmad Dar, a resident of Zasow area of the south Kashmir district, suffered injuries after the device went off, a police official said. He […]

Retail Inflation Rises For Sixth Straight Month,Up 3.18 Pc In June

NEW DELHI — Rising for sixth month in a row, retail inflation rose to 3.18 per cent in June due to costlier food products such as grains, pulses and protein-rich items meat and fish, government data showed Friday. The Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based retail inflation was at 3.05 per cent in the preceding month of May […]

Jinnah Expected India And Pakistan To Be Best Of Friends

I was in my second year of law college in Lahore when Mohammad Ali Jinnah came to address the students. Habib, my Kashmiri classmate, was an active member of the Muslim League and had arranged the function. Initially, he did not invite us, the non-Muslim students. But when he realized at the eleventh hour that the […]

US, India Begin Talks Amid Escalating Trade Tensions

NEW DELHI — India and US trade officials held talks on Friday in a bid to resolve the pertaining trade differences. The US delegations headed by Assistant USTR for India Christopher Wilson reached New Delhi on Thursday. The delegation also includes Deputy Assistant USTR Brendan Lynch. The two sides are holding a comprehensive dialogue in the Commerce […]

Grant Citizenship Or Deport Us: Pakistani Wives Of Former Militants

SRINAGAR — Pakistani wives of former Kashmiri militants, who returned from across the Line of Control under a rehabilitation scheme, appealed to the central and state governments on Friday that they be either granted Indian citizenship or deported. “We are a total of 350 women…we should be made citizens here as is the case with the […]

Panel To Fix School Bus Fee In Srinagar  

SRINAGAR — Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Friday convened a meeting with representatives of private schools association of Srinagar seeking updates about compliance with June 26 order directing schools to ensure strict adherence to bus safely rules.  “The DC while reiterating the instructions of the order impressed upon the representatives to ensure all schools […]

UAE Pulls Most Forces From Yemen In Blow To Saudis: Report

ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates has pulled most of its forces from the Yemen “quagmire” in a “face-saving” decision that has deeply upset its Saudi allies, The New York Times has said. UAE officials have been saying for several weeks that they have begun a phased and partial withdrawal of forces, estimated at 5,000 […]

Russian S-400 Defense Systems Arrive In Turkey

ANKARA — Turkey’s Defense Ministry says the first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, a development that could move the country closer to U.S. sanctions. The ministry said the first delivery of the S-400 air defense systems arrived on Friday at an air base near the capital, Ankara. The United […]

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