Attack on telecom system can hit businesses in Valley

SRINAGAR: The attack on mobile towers and the consequent communication breakdown is likely to affect the businesses in Kashmir Valley. According to President of Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Federation (KTMF) Mohammad Yaseen Khan, Srinagar-based traders have been unable to contact their counterparts in north and south of Kashmir due to partial breakdown of the telecommunication. […]

Body of teenager found after 23 days

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday recovered the body of a teenager, three weeks after he and his friend drowned in river Jhelum in Old City here. The body of Faizan Malik, who had drowned at Zaina Kadal area of the Old City on May 10, was found by the locals in river Jhelum at Parimpora area […]

International buyer-seller meet rekindles hopes, offers opportunities

International buyer-seller meet rekindles hopes, offers opportunities

SRINAGAR: The 6th international buyer-seller meet that concluded here Monday has raised the traders’ expectation for an early revival of businesses while it may have exposed many a first-timers to opportunities available in the international market. In a first, around 70 international buyers from 21 countries including from Egypt, Italy, USA, Tunisia, Turkey, and Germany […]

Promoting ‘Brand Kashmir’ key to saving handicrafts industry: CM

Promoting ‘Brand Kashmir’ key to saving handicrafts industry: CM

SRINAGAR: The Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saturday stressed on the need to promote ‘Brand Kashmir’ in order to safeguard the state’s handicraft products from the counterfeits’ burgeoning presence in the international market. Addressing the businessmen at the inaugural ceremony of ‘Kashmir Expo- 6th International Buyer-Seller Meet’ at SK International Conference Centre here, Sayeed said […]

Islamic seminaries fail to provide skills to students: Naeem

Islamic seminaries fail to provide skills to students: Naeem

SRINAGAR: Education Minister, Naeem Akhtar on Thursday criticized Islamic seminaries for allegedly failing to provide skills to their students so that they could earn their livelihood. Hitting hard at the system of teaching in these seminaries, Naeem said the students studying in these institutions can memorize Quran at an early age but remain devoid of […]

Girls top all 4 streams in class 12 results

SRINAGAR: Fifty-five percent of students who had appeared in class 12 examination this year were declared successful on Monday, with government schools, at 53% success rate, lagging behind private schools that registered pass percentage of 79%. Official data said out of 52,751 students who appeared in the exam, 29,109 were declared successful, 25,675 from government […]

Police justify shooting pellets at Palhalan boy

SRINAGAR: The police on Sunday said that it had no choice but to fire pellets at a student—who underwent surgery in his right eye on Saturday and has scores of pellets lodged in his face and skull—because he dragged a policeman out of a vehicle. “The policeman had no choice but to fire pellets at […]

KEA asks PDP to end alliance with BJP

SRINAGAR: Showkat Chowdhry, Chairman, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), a conglomerate of various trade organisations, on Saturday asked CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to end its coalition with the BJP after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement. Parrikar, ahead of his visit to J&K on Friday, had said in New Delhi that “terrorists should be neutralised by terrorists,” […]

Old elite schools no longer crowd the toppers list

Old elite schools no longer crowd the toppers list

SRINAGAR: Despite their elite status, a considerably higher fee structure and past history of providing most of the toppers in Board exams, prominent missionary schools in the Valley seem to no longer be the only claimants to the topper’s chart. The tenth class results, declared by Board of School Education on Tuesday, shows that the […]

Tral shines in education too

Tral shines in education too

Girls bag seven of first 10 positions; overall success rate nearly similar to previous year’s; only 2 government school students figure among top 182 SRINAGAR: A school in Awantipora town of Pulwama district was the talk of the town, as two of its students, both girls, bagged first two positions in the matriculation examination results […]