Pakistan’s untapped resources empowered by e-commerce

Pakistan’s untapped resources empowered by e-commerce

ISLAMABAD: In the Hindu Kush mountains craftswomen painstakingly stitch flowing scarves, skilled artisans who were unable to sell their products beyond the remote region until mobile internet came to Pakistan and dropped the market into the palms of millions of previously marginalised people. The women of northern Chitral are among the unlikely profiteers of an […]

Dhoni unhappy with umpires using ear piece

Dhoni unhappy with umpires using ear piece

Mirpur: The use of umpiring devices like ear-piece doesn’t please India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni at all as he feels such a technology prevents the on-field officials from hearing snicks and edges in a packed stadium. Bangladeshi umpire SIS Saikat failed to detect a nick from Khurram Manzoor’s bat off Ashish Nehra’s bowling in yesterday’s […]

State to prepare tentative schedule for municipal polls

State to prepare tentative schedule for municipal polls

SRINAGAR: The governor on Saturday asked the authorities to prepare a tentative schedule for the Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies elections this year. Governor, N N Vohra, held a meeting with chief electoral officer (CEO), J&K, Shantmanu, at Jammu to review the status of preparations for the upcoming Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies elections. The […]

HC allows temporary posting of chief engineers up to 6 months

HC allows temporary posting of chief engineers up to 6 months

SRINAGAR: Modifying its 19-month-old order, the J&K High Court has allowed the government to post ‘eligible’ candidates to man position of chief engineers on temporary basis in the state. Even as the direction comes as a relief to the government, the court made it clear that such arrangements shall not in any case be continued […]

Admin suspends 21 doctors for absence on shutdown

Admin suspends 21 doctors for absence on shutdown

Pampore: The district administration Shopian suspended 21 doctors who were absent from the hospital on Saturday, when Kashmir observed shutdown against the government of India’s action against pro-Kashmir protesters in New Delhi. Deputy Commissioner Shopian, G M Dar, ordered the suspension during his surprise visit to the health centres and hospitals in the south Kashmir […]

Climbers make first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in PaK

Climbers make first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in PaK

Islamabad: Climbers from Pakistan, Spain and Italy have become the first mountaineers to scale Nanga Parbat in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK), called the “Killer Mountain” in winter, a spokesman said on Saturday. “Alex Txikon (Spain), Ali Sadpara (Pakistan) and Simone Moro (Italy) have reached the top of Nanga Parbat,” Karrar Haidri, spokesman of the Alpine Club […]

Improper irrigation facility worries Hajin farmers

Improper irrigation facility worries Hajin farmers

Bandipora: The residents of various localities in this north Kashmir area on Saturday said they have been facing acute shortage of irrigation water. The residents of Mir Mohalla, Syed Mohallah, and Danger Mohallah said damaged water canals and pump stations have created shortage of irrigation water in their fields. They said they were not able […]

Shah thanks people for organising pro-JNU protests, shutdown

Shah thanks people for organising pro-JNU protests, shutdown

Srinagar: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Saturday thanked people for organising protest observing shutdown, saying “our struggle for freedom will continue till we achieve our goal”. In a statement issued here, Shah, while hailing the “pro-freedom spirit” of the people, said: “The way the protests against crackdown on JNU students were […]

Save Prof Geelani, others from ‘Indian oppression’, Malik urges civil society, HR bodies

Save Prof Geelani, others from ‘Indian oppression’, Malik urges civil society, HR bodies

Srinagar: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Saturday urged civil society and international human rights organisations to intervene and save Prof SAR Geelani and others from the “wrath of Indian oppressive behavior”. In a statement issued here, Malik while condemning the silence of international community on what he termed as “oppressive […]