ITC, HUL could fall by another 10%: Analysts

Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) stocks have not participated in the recent rally witnessed by the markets. Since September 6 closing, the Sensex is up 7.7%, but HUL is down 1.3% and ITC 1.9%. On Monday as well, these scrips underperformed the Sensex – falling by about 1.5% as against Sensex losses of 0.42%. This […]

Hurting Kashmir

While writing this column I am just back from participating at the 21st session of UN Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva. It was during British rule, that Urdu poet Dr. Mohammad Iqbal addressed his painful message on behalf of the suffering people of Kashmir, to wind, and asked it to carry […]

Kashmir Belongs to Kashmiris

PAKISTAN is fortunate that Dr Shashi Tharoor, the newest Icarus in the Indian National Congress, never fulfilled his ambition to become the next UN secretary general. He would have used the UN to resolve the problem of Jammu & Kashmir in less time than it took to create it. Dr Tharoor has been endowed with […]

Perpetually In Protest?

Apropos your editorial “Perpetually In Protest?” (Kashmir Observer Sept 18), I earnestly appeal my Muslim brethren not to get provoked at every filthy move aimed at denigrating our religion or the revered persons. It has now become an easy but effective tactics for some mischievous elements to put us on psychological toes, these condemnable things […]

Iran Says War Imminent, Warns Of ‘World War III’

Tehran, Sept 23: Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike if Israel prepares to attack it, a top Iranian general said on Sunday warning that an Israeli strike on the Islamic Republic could trigger the World War III. Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), told Arabic […]

Power Theft: PDD Takes On ‘Elite Consumers’

Srinagar, Sept 23: Buoyed by a no-nonsense go-ahead from the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, the Power Development Department in Jammu and Kashmir has tightened its noose around those allegedly involved in power theft. And, throwing up a big surprise, it has caught two of its own senior officials with their pants down. Sources said the […]

Spurned By Govt, PDP Bigwigs Stay Army’s ‘Paying Guests’

Srinagar, Sep 23: In a pointed rebuff, three top leaders of the opposition PDP were denied accommodation at the government-run Dak Bungalow in Gurez on Saturday, forcing them to spend the night in a military camp in the frontier town. To add insult to the injury, the next morning the army charged the leaders for […]

Heavy Infiltration Claims Inflated: JKP

Srinagar, Sept 23: With the “inflated” claims of infiltration into Kashmir, especially in Uri sector being contested by the Jammu and Kashmir police, the army is understood to be working out a mechanism to ensure authenticity of the information it puts out from New Delhi. Quoting well placed sources in the Home department here, a […]

Boys Missing From Bal Ashram, Parents Kept In Dark

Srinagar, Sep 23: A 12-year-old boy is missing from a government-run Bal Ashram (Refuge For Children) in Handwara for the past month, with authorities failing to inform the parents all this while. Abdul Hameed of the remote Hatki Kote village in the frontier Kupwara district came to know of his son’s disappearance only three days […]

CC Meeting Soon to Decide PSC Nominations

Srinagar, Sep 23: The Coordination Committee (CC) of ruling National Conference and Congress is likely to meet soon here to discuss the nominations for filling up the vacancies in the state Public Service Commission (PSC). KNS quoting sources said besides filling up PSC vacancies, holding of municipal elections in the state will also be discussed […]