Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014
Police pricks IS flag balloon
Police pricks IS flag balloon

Some youth waved flags for fun, not knowing what it meant: IGP

Srinagar, Oct 20: Allaying the fears of any Islamic State (IS) threats in the Valley, police on Monday said that few youth in the past waved the flags “just for fun’, knowing little what the IS really is.Local news agency KNS quoted the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Abdul Gani Mir
Governor for increased focus on rain-fed agriculture

Council of SKUAST-J meets

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20: N. N. Vohra, Governor, today emphasized the vital importance of State farm Universities and Agriculture Production Departments devoting specific attention towards the identification of all possible measures for improving the productivity of rainfed areas in the state. The Governor also stressed the importance of popularizing the best practices in the agriculture and horticulture sectors and providing recognition and encouragement to progressive farmers. To reach out to the maximum number of farmers,
Tenants confused whether or not to pay rent

Floods aftermath Srinagar, October 20: The flood aftermath has given rise to a new issue among the people holding residential space on rentals in the flood affected areas. The tenants’ who have availed renting of private accommodations are in limbo on paying the rent, as they say that the losses suffered by them has not left them in a position to pay the rent. “The building that we were living in has developed deep cracks and the accommodation is not in a livable condition,
Hasty decision!

Now that the government has ordered postponement of all examinations to March next year, the decision has not gone down with so many different circles. The reason being that the matter seems to have been decided in haste -- without anybody in the government bothering to take different stakeholders on board to solicit their opinion. The Private Schools United Front (PSUF), an amalgam of various private schools and tuition centres is openly critical of the government’s decision.
Ajmal-less Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought
Ajmal-less Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought

Dubai: Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday, but they are hobbled by the absence of their premier spinner Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal, who has been suspended due to an illegal bowling action, has single-handedly ruled the dry and slow tracks of Pakistan's neutral venues in the United Arab Emirates, especially at Dubai where he has 37 wickets in six Tests, three of which Pakistan won. That includes 24 wickets in a 3-0 rout of England in 2012. Pakistan have also lost frontline seamers Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz - both through knee injuries - and have to rely on uncapped legspinner Yasir Shah and two-Test left-armer Zulfiqar Babar, both of whom are likely to play.
We were not prepared for floods on this scale, says Omar Abdullah

This September the state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) witnessed its worst floods in more than a century. Hundreds died while thousands were rendered homeless in what was called a ‘national calamity’ by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With more than two million people directly impacted in J&K, the state government has been rushing against time to put hospitals, schools and local administrative units back on track. More than a month after the disaster struck, large parts of Srinagar are devastated with no access to clean water, adequate sanitation services and Internet.
BJP, like Congress

First of all, let us acknowledge the significance of this verdict. It is true that the BJP has secured just about one-third of the votes in Haryana, a drop of about 8 points over the NDA’s vote share in the Lok Sabha elections. In Maharashtra, the BJP fell far short of the party’s expectations of a clear majority and has secured less than 28 per cent of the votes. These figures may help bust the hype that accompanies political rhetoric on television bytes.
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