Fresh tremors in Nepal as deathtoll mounts to 2200

Rescuers hunt for survivors under heaps of debris; 22 climbers killed, 217 missing in Mount Everest avalanche; Toll climbs to 62 in India


Kathmandu/ New Delhi, Apr 26: Massive rescue and relief efforts were mounted by India and other neighbours in Nepal, as two powerful aftershocks Sunday rattled the country, adding to the misery of yesterday's devastation in which the casualties soared to 2,200 people dead and over 5,600 others injured More

Father-son duo from Jammu killed in Nepal quake

Chief Minister expresses grief


Jammu, Apr 26: A father-son duo from Jammu and Kashmir has been killed in the devastating earthquake in Nepal, their relatives said Sunday. “SardarSujan Singh and his son Parminder Singh of Simbal Camp Jammu have died in Nepal earthquake,” said Harpal Singh, a relative of the deceased. Harpal said More

In Kashmir, anxious families wait to hear from kin


Srinagar, Apr 26: Ghulam Muhammad Hakim of HabbaKadal reached police headquarters at Batamaloo here on Sunday afternoon to seek help for locating his missing son in Nepal where the death toll due to a massive earthquake on Saturday crossed 2200. The worried Hakim, in his late 50s, lost contact with More

CM takes note of ‘illegal constructions’ in Srinagar

Directs SMC to expedite grant of proper building permissions; Asks PDD to make streetlights functional


Srinagar, Apr 26: J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday directed Srinagar Municipal Corporation to ensure that no illegal constructions take place in the summer capital. Chairing a high-level meeting to review development scenario of Srinagar, Mufti directed Commissioner SMC to ensure that More

‘Govt yet to learn lessons from devastating floods’

Jhelum embankments in Srinagar vulnerable to breaches: Experts


Srinagar, Apr 26: Despite passing of more than seven months since the devastating floods hit Srinagar, the government is sitting on strengthening of damaged embankments of river Jhelum, thus endangering lives and property of people living in its catchment areas. On September 7 last year, overflowing More

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Geelani expresses solidarity with earthquake hit Nepal

Srinagar, Apr 26: While expressing his deep sorrow and grief over the loss of precious human lives and property caused by a disastrous earthquake in Nepal and eastern India, Chairman Hurriyat Conference More

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Proposal to raise retirement age of AIIMS faculty put on hold

New Delhi, Apr 26: Decision on a proposal to increase the retirement age of AIIMS director and teaching faculty from 65 to 70 years has been deferred for a second time following opposition from several More

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22 climbers dead in quake-triggered avalanche on Mt Everest

Lastupdate at : Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:57:59 IST

Kathmandu, Apr 26: At least 22 climbers have died near the base camp of Mt Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, are stranded after an avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake More

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Political interference and political intervention

We need to understanding the difference between the two if our state has to prosper



“In a democracy, bureaucracy and political intervention go hand in hand. This is the speciality of democracy. If we have to run this country, we do not require political interference. But political intervention More

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‘We have to repair trust and rebuild homes’


Professor Suvir Kaul is the A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published three books and edited a collection of essays entitled The Partitions of Memory: the More


Juniors call shots in Health Deptt

In health department adhocism and incharge officers have thrived for past three decades. Juniors with only undergraduate degrees are made heads of hospitals and given administrative posts. Consultants More

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Warning from Nepal

Nepal has been hit by a worst earthquake in over 100 years which has razed to rubble large swath of the old part of the city and resulted in the death of the hundreds of people. The quake, with an estimated More

  • Business

Kashmir to be promoted all-season destination: CM

Hoteliers announce 40 pc off-season discount


Srinagar, Apr 26: In a bid to promote the business and tourism-related activities in Kashmir valley, Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today said Kashmir shall be promoted as all-season tourist destination More

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Battered Congress to go for Secretariat Gherao on May 5

Party passes resolution, calls PDP-BJP coalition ‘unholy’


Srinagar, Apr 26: Positioned to put its weight behind the people of J&K after its rout in the elections last year, the State unit of Congress Sunday unanimously decided to take the fight against PDP-BJP More

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9 hurt as slab collapses at Shalimar


Srinagar, Apr 26: At least nine persons were injured when a concrete slab of an under-construction building collapsed on them at Shalimar area here, police said. "The slab of an under-construction building More

  • Jammu

Raising pro-Pakistan slogans in India is anti-Islam: RSS

Jammu, Apr 26: Hoisting of Pakistani flag and raising anti-India slogans in the country was against the basic tenets of the religion of Islam, a senior RSS leader today said. "I have talked to several More

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International Undergraduate Scholarships at A’Sharqiyah University in Oman, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for international undergraduate scholarships to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at A’Sharqiyah University in the Sultanate of Oman. Citizens of developing countries are particularly More

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