HC Rejects JeI Chief’s Plea Against PSA Detention

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir high court on Monday dismissed a petition by Jama’at-e-Islami chief Dr. Hameed Ganai alias Hameed Fayaz, observing that acts or activities of individual or a group of individuals, prejudicial to the security of the State, have magnitude of across-the-board disfigurement of societies and no court should tune out such activities, […]

Gold Touches All-Time High Of Rs 35,970 Per 10 Gram

NEW DELHI — Gold prices touched a new high of Rs 35,970 per 10 gram in the national capital after gaining Rs 100 on Monday due to continued buying from jewellers, according to the All India Sarafa Association. Silver also followed the suit and gained Rs 260 to Rs 41,960 per kg due to fresh […]

Arrangements Reviewed For Plantation Drive, G.B. Pant Sanitation

SRINAGAR — The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday convened a meeting to review the logistic arrangements for the plantation drive at selected locations in the city and intensive sanitation works to be carried out at G.B. Pant hospital this weekend. He directed Forest department to ensure that plants, material, tools and staff should reach […]

Farooq Alleges ‘Onslaught Against J&K’s Muslim Majority Character’

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president and Member Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday said the state is caught in a blizzard and the need of the hour “requires us to give a combined response to the challenges.” Addressing workers and functionaries at party headquarters here, Farooq said the Kashmiris are feeling alienated in […]

Workshop On Research Methodology Begins At KU

SRINAGAR — Department of Social Work, University of Kashmir (KU) organised a ten- day workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences which started here on Monday. According to a statement issued here, the inaugural function of the workshop was held at Gandhi Bhawan, University which was presided over by Prof. Nilofar Khan Officiating Vice Chancellor […]

BSF Soldier Shoots Self Dead In North Kashmir

SRINAGAR —  A 42-year old Border Security Force (BSF) personnel allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Nowgam sector of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday. A BSF trooper namely SM Ravinder Kumar (No 020011625) of 77 Bn shot himself in his head inside his room at a camp in […]

GST Council To Decide On Tax Cut On Electric Vehicles This Week

NEW DELHI — The GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, will meet on July 25 and decide on lowering tax rates for electric vehicles, officials said. The 36th meeting of the Council, which will happen through video conferencing, is also likely to decide the valuation of goods and services in solar power generating systems […]

Donald Trump And The Strangling Of Persia

We know that Donald Trump does not read books. He is more of a television enthusiast and a Twitter aficionado. His knowledge of international relations and history – Middle East history, in particular – is limited at best. But as we stand on the brink of a war with Iran, with catastrophic repercussions that would […]

IMF Urges Pakistan To Mobilise Domestic Tax Revenues

WASHINGTON — The IMF has urged Pakistan to mobilise domestic tax revenues to provide for the social and development spending and place debt on a downward trend as the country is seeking bailout packages from global lenders to help its ailing economy return to “sustainable growth”. The statement of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Acting Managing Director David […]

A Kashmir Solution  

On his visit to Kargil War Memorial in Drass sector on Saturday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh  once again  said that the resolution of Kashmir issue is on the cards and that “no power on the earth can stop it”. As usual, Singh gave no details about the solution being envisaged. In past, however, he has […]