Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Kashmir ahead of Amarnath yatra

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Kashmir ahead of Amarnath yatra

Srinagar: In his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after winning parliament election and taking charge of Union Home Ministry, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit here on June 30 to pay obeisance at the Shri Amarnath Shrine. Reports said that Amit Shah will perform traditional Pooja at Amarnath […]

Pak will engage with India on ‘basis of equality’: Qureshi

Pak will engage with India on ‘basis of equality’: Qureshi

Bishkek: Pakistan will hold talks with India on the “basis of equality” and in a “dignified manner”, and it is up to New Delhi whether to engage with Islamabad to resolve all outstanding issues, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday. Qureshi, who was in the Kyrgyz capital to attend the 19th Shanghai Cooperation […]

Forced homogeneity responsible for decline of Urdu: Farooq Abdullah

Forced homogeneity responsible for decline of Urdu: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said on Saturday that Urdu had never belonged to a particular faith or sect, but a “communal mentality” was spreading “malicious” propaganda about the language. The former chief minister underscored the need to give equal respect to local languages and said that homogeneity was being forced on the people […]

J&K Bank to now function under RTI, vigilance commission

J&K Bank to now function under RTI, vigilance commission

Srinagar: For the first time in its history, the J&K Bank will now implement Right to Information (RTI) Act and guidelines of the Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC). The decision was taken on Saturday after the Board of Directors met for the first time under interim chairman Rajesh Kumar Chhibber. An official handout said “important and […]

Loan restructuring, one-time settlement, mortgage: How Sheikh Imran and J&K Bank together siphoned off crores

Loan restructuring, one-time settlement, mortgage: How Sheikh Imran and J&K Bank together siphoned off crores

Srinagar: A corruption case has been filed in Police Station Anti Corruption Bureau here in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district against Deputy Mayor Srinagar, Sheikh Imran, for fraudulently usurping subsidy of Rs 16.5 crore by showing inflated cost for establishing a cold storage plant. A “well knit conspiracy” has also been unearthed by the Anti Corruption […]

Governor admin approves Phase 2 of flood management plan

Governor admin approves Phase 2 of flood management plan

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has approved the second phase of a comprehensive plan for flood management work on the Jhelum river at a cost of over Rs 5,400 crore, an official spokesman said on Saturday. The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday […]

Water supply schemes not ready even after two decades

Water supply schemes not ready even after two decades

SHOPIAN: Two water supply schemes meant for more than 15,000 people are languishing since decades in Shopian district, leaving the people without access to clean drinking water. A water supply scheme at Safnagri village, which according to locals was started in the 1980s, was not completed due to the apathy of the authorities. Locals of […]

Google CEO Pichai cautions against regulating tech giants

Google CEO Pichai cautions against regulating tech giants

Washington: Google’s Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai has said that it is “perfectly fine” for big companies to be scrutinised but cautioned against doing it just “for the sake regulating” them amid reports that the US is initiating an anti-trust violations probe against the internet giant. Pichai made the comments for the first time after reports […]

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