Coins donated by Kashmiris in Ramadan run India’s jewelry industry

SRINAGAR: Added generosity of Kashmiri Muslims in holy Ramadan appears to the backbone of the lucrative imitation jewelry business run from central India. As the number of beggars arriving from Indian plains to Kashmir is growing by the day, giving a beggar a coin appears no big deal to a common Kashmiri. And in the […]

6 KAS officers transferred

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered transfer and posting of six KAS officers. According to a government order, Shabnam Kamili, Special Secretary to Government, Public Works (R&B) Department, is transferred and posted as Special Secretary to Government, BPE, Floriculture and Horticulture Department. Dr. Ghulam Nabi Itoo, Special Secretary to Government, Forest Department, […]

Now, As Then

It did happen, and even by Kashmir’s rather cataclysmic standards, was nothing short of a revolution – when it finally dawned on someone in the government that Srinagar was ‘turning ugly,’ and that someone said this in public. Whether the city is merely ‘turning’ ugly or is far past the benchmark can easily be decided […]

On Eid eve, defunct JK bank ATMs disappoint people

On Eid eve, defunct JK bank ATMs disappoint people

SHABIR AHMAD ANANTNAG: People had to face severe inconvenience in this south Kashmir district Monday as most of the Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) of Jammu and Kashmir Bank remained out of order throughout the day. In all the major and small towships of the district, people had to face tough time as none of the […]

Ex-banker Tafazal Hussain quits Congress

SRINAGAR: Tafazal Hussain, former executive president of the J & K Bank, who had been associated with state Congress since October last year has quit the party, reports said Monday. In a communication addressed to Saif-ud-Din Soz, president state Congress, Hussain has said that he is not interested in politics nor having any ambition, as […]

Zaffron packed drinking water launched

Zaffron packed drinking water launched

SRINAGAR: With an aim to ensure quality and affordable packed drinking water in the markets, Zaffron Enterprises Private Limited on Monday launched its product under the name ‘Zaffron’. The manufacturing facility was inaugurated Chairman of the company Ghulam Ahamad Ganie at function held at Industrial Estate Phase III Khonmoh Srinagar. The company according to officials […]

Assembly Polls: Lobbying on in NC for Sopore seat

Baramulla: Lobbying has begun in the ruling National Conference (NC) for the Sopore assembly constituency, where besides others, the sitting legislator has staked claim over the mandate to contest the polls. If insiders are to be believed, the ruling party is facing a difficult situation in the constituency, with many NC loyalists turning up before […]

Was the Sher-e-Kashmir Any Different?

Human rights activists accuse successive chief ministers, including Dr Farooq Abdullah, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, of hushing up cases of rights abuses by ordering meaningless probes. Such probes, according to them, are never completed.  The accusation carries weight, especially if probes ordered during the past twenty-five years are any indication. Dr Abdullah […]

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