No point staying in power after Jan Lokpal setback: Bhushan

New Delhi: Holding BJP and Congress responsible for the fall of Arvind Kejriwal government, AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said the party was left with no option but to quit as implementing Jan Lokpal was their top priority. “From the beginning, Congress and BJP were against this bill and that is why they didn’t […]

Mirwaiz visits Guru’s family

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference(M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday  said the  hanging and burial of Mohammad  Afzal Guru at Tihar Jail would  remain a “question mark over the functioning of Indian courts for times to come .” Mirwaiz said this during a visit to Guru’s family in  Doabgah area of Sopore. He was accompanied by Agha […]

Pak waiting for new Indian govt for resumption of talks

Pak waiting for new Indian govt for resumption of talks

Attari: Pakistan is waiting for the new government to be formed in India for peace talk process to be restarted, Governor of Pakistani Punjab Mohammad Sarwar said here Saturday . Indian leadership is busy with the upcoming parliamentary elections and Pakistani government was waiting for the new government to be formed to restart the peace […]

Rs 5.5 lakh distributed among HESP beneficiaries

SRINAGAR: Over 200 including 94 female HESP General and HESP Professional candidates appeared in the J&K Yateem Foundation’s  5th Annual Moral Science Test held at Kashmir Government Polytechnic College Gogji Bagh here on Saturday.  In addition, five lakh and fifty thousand rupees were distributed among HESP students as part of second installment of scholarship. The […]

Patwari dies of heart attack

Srinagar:  A revenue official Saturday died of heart attack at a hotel here, reports said. Abdul Hamid Lone, a Patwari, hailing from Karnah sector of the frontier Kupwara district had checked in at Hotel New York in the busy Lal Chowk on Thursday evening and was found unconscious by the hotel staff on Saturday morning. […]

Valley hoteliers hail ‘tourism-friendly’ budget

SRINAGAR:  The Valley hoteliers have welcomed the budget announcement by Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather terming it as ‘tourism friendly’. However, the hoteliers have urged government to provide industrial benefits also to the tourism sector for its promotion. In a joint statement, Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Association (KHARA) and Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Owners Federation […]

Woman stabbed to death by stalker in New Delhi

New Delhi: A 26-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Karol Bagh in Central Delhi area by a stalker last evening, police said Saturday. The victim has been identified as Simran, an executive working in an MNC in Noida. She had got married two years back. Last evening, around 6.15 pm, Simran boarded a metro […]

Authors, writers’ groups denounce withdrawal of Doniger book

New Delhi: Denouncing Penguin’s decision to withdraw US scholar Wendy Doniger’s book, authors and activists Saturday said it is a campaign to drown all questioning voices and prepare the ground for a chauvinistic and communal presentation of history and culture. In a statement Saturday, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) said the “surrender” of the […]

SBI lowers retail deposit rates by up to 0.50%

NEW DELHI: State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has cut deposit rates by up to 0.50 per cent starting February 18. While deposit rates for maturities of three to five years have been lowered by 0.25 per cent, those for five years and above have been cut by 0.50 per cent, SBI said […]