Pathribal: Force Dictates the Course of Justice

BY CHRISTINE MEHTA Abdul Rasheed is the son of Juma Khan, one of the five Kashmiri villagers killed in the infamous fake encounter at Pathribal in 2000. Beside him sits Shakoor Khan, also the son of one of the victims. “The night they took my father, I was sleeping upstairs. I remember hearing the Army […]

Gold falls from 3-month high on stocks as advance curbs demand

LONDON: Gold today declined from the highest price since November as rising equities cut demand for a haven and on speculation the metal’s advance will deter physical purchases. Gold fell by 0.4 per cent to $1,285.97 an ounce. It reached $1,293.93 yesterday, the highest since November 14. Silver also fell 0.4 per cent to 20.14 […]

ACB files FIR in Reliance issue; names Moily, Ambani, Deora

NEW DELHI: Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily, RIL Chief Mukesh Ambani, former Union Minister Murli Deora and retired Director General of Hydrocarbons VK Sibal were Wednesday named in an FIR by Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi Government in the Reliance gas issue. The FIR by the ACB was registered a day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said […]

China world’s top gold consumer as sales cross 1,000 tonnes

BEIJING: China’s gold consumption crossed 1,000 tonnes for the first time ever in 2013, reinforcing its status as the world’s top consumer. China’s gold consumption touched 1,176.4 tonnes from 832.2 tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 41.4 percent, latest statistics released by China Gold Association showed. The statistics show although the gold output and consumption in […]

Kashmir student harassed at Haryana varsity

Hisar (Haryana): A student from Jammu and Kashmir was allegedly harassed by two of her classmates of Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, but the varsity Wednesday  maintained that the issue had been “amicably resolved”. The woman, a final year student of MSc Environment, had complained a few days ago that the two students […]

Wullar shrunk by 41.58 sq kms since 1911: Govt

Jammu: Asia’s second largest fresh water body has shrunk to 176 square kilometers from 217.58  square kilometers in 1911, the government said Wednesday . Minister for Forests and Environment, Main Altaf Ahmed informed the House that “area of lake as per toposheet of 1911 was 217.58 Sq Kms including 58.37 Sq Kms of associated marshes […]

Night temp continues to plummet

Srinagar: Amid likelihood of rainfall on February 14-15, cold wave intensified across Kashmir Valley and Ladakh division as mercury plummeted several notches below freezing point in most places with Kargil town recording the coldest temperature at minus 21.8 degrees Celsius. Srinagar, the summer capital, witnessed a drop of 2.5 degrees as the minimum temperature fell […]

‘3 held with hawala money, papers of militant outfit’

Jammu: Three persons have been arrested here allegedly along with Rs 1 lakh hawala money and documents of a militant group, police said . A joint team of Special Operation Group and police arrested Abdul Majeed and Noor Mohd Malik from the bus stand here, Jammu SSP Atul Goel told reporters here. Rs 1 lakh […]

ATMs soon to fork out cash without bank account too

MUMBAI: People without a bank account in India would soon be able to withdraw cash from an automated teller machine (ATM) with the use of mobile technology, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan announced here Wednesday. At present, only bank account holders can withdraw cash from an ATM. “We have recently approved the in-principle […]

Retail inflation hits 2-year low of 8.79%

NEW DELHI: Retail inflation fell for the second consecutive month and eased to 24-month low of 8.79% in January mainly due to a drop in food prices.Inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for December was 9.87% down from 11.16% in the previous month. Inflation in the food and beverages segment was 9.9% […]