1000 additional Aganwadi Centres approved

Jammu: The Cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, approved setting up of 1000 additional Aganwadi Centres under the scheme “Aganwadi-on-Demand on adhoc basis”, in the State under Integrated Child Development Scheme and engagement of 1000 honorary Aganwadi workers and 1000 honorary Aganwadi Helpers to man these centres. The Cabinet […]

‘Traffic police plays foul on highway’

Jammu: Hundreds of passengers Sunday accused  traffic police of playing foul by announcing opening of Jammu-Srinagar highway despite slippery conditions at Batote-Patnitop stretch of the 300 kilometre road link connecting Valley with rest of the world. The passengers said they had  to face  tremendous hardships as there was total “chaos and confusion” on the stretch. […]

Jammu floods killed 29 people

Jammu: Government Sunday  said 29 people had died, 30 were injured and 15,712 buildings were damaged due to heavy rains and flash-floods in Jammu region in 2013. As many as 15,712 buildings, including 14,411 houses, were damaged due to heavy rains and flash-floods in 2013, Minister of state for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Aijaz Ahmed […]

Subcontinent’s Cycles

BY HUSSAIN NADIM “The Empire, long divided, must unite: long united, must divide.” The classical quote from the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong captures the dynastic cycle: the fall of Han Dynasty, the partition of the empire into three kingdoms, and the eventual reunification of the empire under the Jin dynasty. If anything […]

450 kanals transferred for setting up KVK Bandipora

JAMMU:  Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir Sunday informed the House that 450 kanals of land was transferred to SKUAST-K  for establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendera (KVK) at Patushai, Bandipora. He said alternate site of 179 kanals of land was provided by District Development Commissioner, Bandipora to the villagers for grazing their cattle in the […]

Mehbooba, JKFA hail Wadoo

SRINAGAR: Congratulating the star footballer, Mehraj Uddin Wadoo for winning the ‘Best Indian Footballer’ award, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said it is a matter of pride and real moment of joy for the entire state. Terming Mehraj as an inspiration, real hero for the youth she said the fact that he […]

13 killed, 34 injured as mini-bus plunges into gorge

Banihal: Thirteen people were killed and 34 injured, some of them seriously, when a mini-bus in which they were travelling plunged into a gorge in Ramban district Sunday. The vehicle was on its way to Ramban town from Banihal when it skidded off the road and rolled down into the 800-ft deep gorge at Battery […]

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, 3rd day

WELLINGTON: India continued to enjoy the upper hand in the second and final Test against New Zealand despite a fighting unbeaten century from home team captain Brendon McCullum, who led a spirited fightback on an absorbing third day on Sunday. McCullum pulled the team out of early trouble and made full use of two reprieves […]

Karzai hopes Pakistan will give transit route to India

KANDAHAR: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed hope that Pakistan will provide access for a key transit route for trade between his land-locked country and India, underlining that commerce between the three nations is an essential element for their progress and stability. “The trade has to happen if they want to establish the region with […]

3 Pak banks keen on India branches, but no application yet

LAHORE: India has not received any formal application from Pakistan banks to set up branches, though three of them, including Muslim Commercial Bank, have showed interest, a senior official said. “Central banks of both the sides have in-principle agreed to permit banks to set up branches. Three Pakistan banks, including Muslim Commercial Bank, have expressed […]