Vote for Cong will be vote for Kashmiri separatism: BJP

Jammu: Alleging that Congress was not only supporting “separatists and communal forces” in Kashmir but was also hand in glove with “pro-autonomy” National Conference, BJP Sunday said voting for the party would mean supporting Kashmiri separatism. “The people of Jammu province, who have all along played an important role in defeating the separatists and communal […]

Arab League and Israel – (I)

  BY ALAN HART A thought constantly in my mind, and which was reinforced by the Arab League’s 25th Summit in Kuwait, is that with Arab leaders and governments as “enemies” the Zionist state of Israel does not need friends. The Arab League was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945. Its six founding member states […]

Saqlain’s presence in Windies camp gives jitters to Pakistan

Karachi: The presence of former Pakistan spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq in the West Indies camp has made the Pakistan management and players uneasy ahead of a clash between the two teams in the ICC World T20 which is expected to decide the semifinals line up. Saqlain, 37, who took 208 Test and 288 one-day wickets for […]

Militant hideout busted: Army

Srinagar: Army today claimed to have busted a militant hideout in Baramulla district in north Kashmir and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition. “Based on a specific intelligence input regarding location of a terrorist hideout in Tangmula forest of Rafiabad in Baramulla district, a joint operation by a Rashtriya Rifles and police was launched,” […]

‘Modi as India’s PM first step towards fascism’

Srinagar: Soz also said if BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is elected to office it would be the “first step towards fascism.” Prof Soz said Modi doesn’t have knowledge of subjects as the prime minister post is special. “That person (Modi) doesn’t know the name of Gandhi. I don’t think he can become the […]

How to calculate your HRA!

As long as you are paying rent for an accommodation, you can claim tax benefits on the HRA component of your salary, while also availing tax benefits on your home loan. This could be the case if your own home is rented out or you work from another city etc. However, you need to account […]

Analysts say banks may to hit bond markets in FY 2015

MUMBAI: With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deferring the Basel III implementation deadline by a year to March, 2019, banks, especially the state-run lenders, may to wait to understand investor appetite before issuing hybrid tier 1 bonds, say analysts. Given the low investor appetite and complex structure of the Basel III-compliant tier 1 bonds, […]

900 students appear in Mains test of ALOHA GAT

SRINAGAR: Around 900 candidates of class 5th to 10th from all across the valley appeared in the 4th Annual ALOHA General Ability Test (GAT) Mains Exam-2013 on Sunday. In a statement, the ALOHA said that the examination was conducted at Government Degree College Bemina, Srinagar and is the 2nd component of competitive yearly GAT series […]

2 Lakh force, thousands of vehicles, dozen choppers for LS polls

New Delhi: More than two lakh gun-toting paramilitary personnel, thousands of vehicles and nearly a dozen helicopters will be deployed across the country to ensure smooth and violence-free elections beginning April 7. During the nine-phased polls, spread over nearly two months, the Home Ministry has chalked out the deployment plan for 543 constituencies having a […]

‘MSMEs must be categorised on turnover, employees’ no basis’

NEW DELHI: Micro, small and medium enterprises must be categorised on the basis of annual turnover and number of employees not solely by investment, a senior official of the National Small Industries Corporation has said. “Categorising MSMEs solely on the basis of investments in plant & machinery is not in line with the current reality. […]