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Hope SC takes long, hard look at the order: Omar

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Friday expressed hope that the Supreme Court will take a “long hard look” at the legality of the Government of India’s order which allows government agencies to intercept “any information” contained in any computer system.“Given that the government has now authorised multiple […]

6 terrorists killed in encounter in Pulwama

Six terrorists were killed in an encounter Saturday morning with security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Arampora village in Awantipora area of the south Kashmir district this morning following specific intelligence about the presence of terrorists there, a […]

Newly-elected J&K sarpanches call on Modi

A delegation of 48 newly-elected sarpanches of panchayats from Jammu and Kashmir called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and sought his assistance for the development of the state.Led by chairman Shafiq Mir of All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC), an apex body of panchayat leaders of the […]

Aasiya’s plea against solitary confinement: HC seeks reply from GoI, jail authorities

 The Delhi High Court Tuesday sought response of the Government of India (GoI) and the prison authorities on a plea by Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief Aasiya Andrabi, arrested in a case of allegedly waging war against the country with support from Pakistan, challenging her solitary confinement.Besides Andrabi, her associates Sofi Fehmeeda […]

Pak’s Senate passes resolution condemning Pulwama killings

 Pakistan’s Senate or Upper House on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the violence in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday that resulted in the death of seven civilians.The resolution moved by Pakistan People’s Party leader Sherry Rehman also reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to continue its “moral and diplomatic support” to the […]

Parliament Schedule for Tuesday, December 18

Lok Sabha Bills to be introduced:  * The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill  2018  Bills for consideration and passing: *The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018 *The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018  – Discussion on natural calamities in various parts of  the country particularly in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and  […]

Govt’s intense pressure on RBI could undermine India’s long-term financial stability: S&P

i Indian government’s “sustained and intense” pressure on the RBI could “undermine” the hard-fought improvements in the banking system over the past few years as well as the long-term financial stability in the country, S&P Global Ratings warned on Monday. In particular, S&P Global Ratings views as credit negative the circumstances […]

NC leader exhorts people to unite for peace in J&K

 A senior National Conference (NC) leader on Sunday cautioned the people against the “divisive politics” and said harmony was an imperative for steering Jammu and Kashmir to a new era of peace, prosperity and development. “Polarisation may have short-term gains for opportunistic elements in the political arena, but ultimately it […]

Double laning work on J-K’s Rajouri-Thanamandi-Surankote road begins

District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan on Sunday kickstarted the much-awaited double-laning work on Rajouri-Thanamandi-Surankote Road, an important project of the BRO, in presence of the District Development Council (DDC) members, officers of the Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) and Civil Administration. Rajouri-Thanamandi-Surankote road is one of the vital […]

J-K: Tabs pre-loaded with educational content to be provided to students living in far-flung areas

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kasmir Manoj Sinha on Sunday announced that the UT administration would provide tablets with pre-loaded educational content to the students living in higher altitudes without any discrimination. The LG, while holding an interactive session at Raj Bhavan here with a 150-member delegation of the Gujjar-Bakerwal […]

Psychosocial stress put women at higher risk of coronary heart disease: Study

Psychosocial stress, typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments, may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, a new study suggested. The study led by researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health was recently published in the Journal of the […]