Gas dealers blame oilcos, state admin for LPG crisis

Call for clear-cut policy on distribution


Srinagar, Nov 2: Facing severe criticism from different quarters, the gas dealers today blamed oil companies and state administration for “failing to tackle the prevailing LPG crisis.”  The dealers demanded that the oil companies and state administration should “come up with a clear-cut policy More

Hike fares in 1 week or face wheel jam: Transporters to govt


Srinagar, Nov 2: The All Kashmir Valley Transporters Association— a representative body of transporters, today issued one week ultimatum to the government to hike the passenger fares or face wheel jam. The transporters said the diesel prices had increased manifold over past some time while More

Govt makes standard packs mandatory for 19 items


New Delhi, Nov  2: Manufacturers of 19 commodities, mostly food items like biscuit and bread, will have to package their products in standard sizes – a move aimed at protecting consumers from unfair trade practice by companies of reducing weight without changing the retail price. The government More

Srinagar, Nov 2: Airtel, India's largest network, today announced launch of a range of data plans for iPhone 5 that will allow customers to connect to its fast HSPA+ and DC-HSPA networks with Wideband Audio. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature More

Live to Love’ breaks global record in Ladakh

‘Plants 99,000 saplings in 1 hour


Srinagar, Nov 2: Live to Love, an international humanitarian initiative, today planted about one lakh willow saplings in Ladakh.  9,814 volunteers of the organization planted 99,103 Ladakhi willow saplings near the world famous hemis monastery in Ladakh in just one hour breaking all past More

Agri deptt holds farm machinery mela
Budgam, Nov 2: In its drive to organize Farm Machinery Melas throughout the Valley, Director Agriculture Kashmir Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone in presence of District Development Commissioner Muhammad Akbar Ganaie inaugurated “Farm Machinery Mela” at Naraspora Budgam today. Director Agriculture impressed More

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 redefines highway cruising


Srinagar, Nov 2: Highway cruising got a new definition with the launch of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 on Thursday.One of the most anticipated models from the Royal Enfield stable, Thunderbird 500 is poised to enhance the pleasure of leisure motorcycling amongst the touring enthusiasts, the More

CT deptt eyes Rs 1000 cr tax this fiscal

FM for stringent action against tax defaulters Says VAT exemption on cooking gas to continue


Srinagar, Nov 2: Finance Minister, Abdul Rahim Rather today said the VAT exemption on domestic cooking gas shall continue, even though the state exchequer had to bear a burden of Rs 17 crore on this account during first seven months of the current fiscal. Speaking at the quarterly review More

Discounts on gold coins
Srinagar, Nov 2: India Post has started sale of 24 carat gold coins at its Post Office outlets.   The coins made from Valacambi in Switzerland are packed in tamper proof packages. The coins are of 0.5 gm, 1 gm, 2 gm, 5 gm, 8 gm, 10 gm, 20 gm and 50 gm weight.  The department is More

  • Kashmir

Delhi using Panchs, Sarpanchs as propaganda tool: Salah-ud-Din

‘Militants Now Mostly Operating In Hinterland As Change Of Strategy’


Srinagar, Nov 2: Hizbul Mujahideen Supremo Syed Salah-ud-Din Friday said that New Delhi was “exploiting Panchs and Sarpanchs to project Kashmir as pro-India” and that they will “continue to be targeted More

  • Srinagar City

Where has our morality gone?

Eve-teasing prevails while City helplessly remembers victims like Romana Javed. Comments Dr Fiaz Fazili

Eve-teasing is declining to recede, much like the undue pampering of youth by their parents. A latest complaint of eve-teasingwas reported by City Page, a few days back. It straight reminded me of the More

  • Jammu

2 IT officials sent on 7- day remand


Jammu, Nov 2: The Special Magistrate CBI Jammu SR Gandhi on Friday sent two Income Tax officials who were arrested after allegedly being caught red-handed while demanding illegal gratification to seven More

  • South Asia

18 die in Pak petrol station attack

Islamabad, Nov 2: At least 18 people, among them women and children, died in Pakistan Friday when gunmen opened fire at them after their van stopped for refuelling.The attack took place at a petrol station More

  • World

China must urgently address Tibet issues: UN

Geneva, Nov 2: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Friday urged China to promptly address the longstanding grievances of the Tibetans. She said she was disturbed by "continuing allegations More

  • Health

Fruit ripening protein discovered

London, Nov 2: Scientists have discovered a protein that ripens fruits early and could boost their value and sales dramatically. The finding would enable farmers to accelerate or delay the ripening More

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