Qatar: Rich and Dangerous

The first concern of the Emir of Qatar is the prosperity and security of the tiny kingdom. To achieve that, he knows no limits. Stuck between Iran and Saudi Arabia is Qatar with the third largest natural gas deposit in the world. The gas gives the nearly quarter of a million Qatari citizens the highest […]

The Hajj-Journey to the Heart of Islam

The first major exhibition to explore the traditional pilgrimage to Mecca which is central to the Muslim faith, the Hajj exhibition at British Museum concluded on Sunday 15th April 2012, it was one of the venue’s series of shows that focus on spiritual journeys. Drawing together artefacts from collections in Saudi Arabia as well as […]

TV journalist shot dead while reporting in Damascus

Damascus: A correspondent for Iran’s Press TV was shot dead on Wednesday while reporting from the scene of devastating twin explosions in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Maya Nasser, a 33-year-old Syrian national, was killed after being hit by “insurgent” sniper fire, Press TV said. The channel’s Damascus bureau chief, Hussein Murtada, who also worked for […]

No LPG Scarcity in JK: Govt

Srinagar: Minister of CA&PD Mr. Qamar Ali Akhoon today said that there is no scarcity of LPG in valley and large number of cylinders have been stocked at all the district headquarters of the valley, so that people do not suffer for want of cooking gas. The Minister was addressing a meeting of officers of […]

NC, PDP Interest Convergence Behind Killings: Sajad

Srinagar, Sept 26: Condemning the recent killings of sarpanchs and panchs, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference Wednesday traced the situation to what it described as “an ugly convergence of interests between National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party,” which, it says, has caused immense damage to the institution of panchayats and finally manifested in the form […]

Azad asks people to stand united against militants

Srinagar, Sep 26: Union Health Minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday termed the killings of panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir a serious issue and asked the people to stand united against militants “Killing of panchyat members is a serious issue and the state government should provide security in sensitive areas to […]

No escalation in militancy incidents: Nasir

Srinagar, Sept 26- Responding to the queries of some media persons on the sidelines of press conference of the Chief Minister at SKICC, Srinagar, Minister of State for Home, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani dispelled the notion that the militancy related incidents are on the rise stating that there has been a gradual decline of over […]

Water enters floating post office

Srinagar, Sept 26: Water entered the only floating post office in the world famous Dal lake, making it non functional. The floating post office was inaugurated on August 23 by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to provide postal facilities to tourists and locals, residing on the Lake. This morning people at Nehru Park were surprised to […]

Nurses’ Bid To Gherao Old Sectt

Srinagar, Sept 26: Police today foiled an attempt by SMHPW to gherao the Old Secretariat here to press their demand for action against the authorities accused of bribery during declaration of results of nursing trainees. At least half a dozen apron-clad protesters, including some women, were injured in the baton charge. According to reports hundreds […]

SSM Holds Musical Extravaganza

Srinagar, Sept 26: A leading private engineering college went ahead with its ‘cultural extravaganza’ despite opposition from Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Syed Ali Geelani with Minister for Higher education Mr. Abdul Gani Malik and Science & Technology Minister Agha Ruhullah prominent guests. Malik said that major decisions were taken by State Government to modernize higher […]