Friday, 01 Aug 2014
Kulgam shuts against murder of youth

SMHS guard shot at

Srinagar/Kulgam: Unidentified gunman shot at and injured a a private hospital security guard of SMHS, Hospital Srinagar today. Police sources said that a private hospital security guard Nazir Ahmad Peer son of Abdul Gani Peer resident of Lolab, Kupwara working at SMHS, Hospital Srinagar was shot at and injured by unknown terrorist near the hospital. The injured guard was shifted to the hospital where his condition is stated to be critical. Police has registered a case in this regard and investigation has been taken up. Meanwhile, life was crippled in south Kashmir Kulgam, where people are protesting against the murder of a student allegedly by some youths of another village. Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was also off the roads. However, private vehicles and some passenger vehicle were seen plying.
SFC in profit for 4th year in a row: Rather
SFC in profit for 4th year in a row: Rather

SIDBI restoring refinance facility to the Corporation shortly

SRINAGAR, JULY31: The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Ab Rahim Rather, who is also Chairman of Jammu & Kashmir State Financial Corporation (J&KSFC) today, announced that the Government has approved to enhance authorised share capital in favour of the Corporation from the present limit of Rs 100 cr. to Rs.500 cr. He said the Corporation will also explore possibilities of issuing fresh bond series, after due credit analysis by a credible rating agency, to increase its capital base. Addressing the 54th Annual General Meeting (AGM)of  Jammu & Kashmir State Financial Corporation held at Banquet Hall,
Sagar visits cloud burst victims, assures necessary compensation
Sagar visits cloud burst victims, assures necessary compensation

SRINAGAR, JULY 31: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Ali Mohammad Sagar accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmed Shah and other senior officers, today visited to the cloud burst victims of Anzimar, Khanyar whose properties got damaged. While interacting with the victims, the Minister assured all possible assistance from the Government. He said the authorities would assess the loss and compensate the victims accordingly. Meanwhile, Sagar directed the officers to prepare a comprehensive report about the extent of damage so that the process of compensation was initiated.
Shame on them …!

As happens always, this time too in the run-up to Eid-ul-Fitr, the business community here had a great ‘festival’ – a windfall of sleazily-earned money they cheated from the gullible people! Shame on those who once again failed to keep a check on the greedy activities of the unscrupulous! Shame on those who sold mutton at Rs 400 a kg and shame on those who looked other way while the ordinary people were being looted in broad daylight! Shame on those who sold the chicken at Rs 135 a kg
Moeen's spin sinks India
Moeen's spin sinks India

SOUTHAMPTON: A listless India crashed to a humiliating 266-run defeat against England in the third Test after an abject batting surrender allowed the hosts to level the five-match series 1-1 in Southampton on Thursday. Needing to bat out the whole day with six wickets in hand in order to save the match, the Indian batting crumbled in the first session, getting bundled out for a meagre 178 in 66.4 overs in a completely lopsided contest at the Ageas Bowl. It was one of the biggest defeats for India in terms of runs on English soil but not their worst, having lost a Test match by a mammoth 319 runs in Nottingham during the last tour in 2011.
Kerry meets Jaitley, discusses WTO impasse
Kerry meets Jaitley, discusses WTO impasse

NEW DELHI,  US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed India’s stance on the ongoing WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement talks which are set to conclude at Geneva later in the day.Mr. Kerry was accompanied by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker who has already expressed disappointment over India’s stand at the ongoing TFA negotiations for easing customs rule for free movement of goods.
Will BJP rope in Sajad Lone to win Jammu and Kashmir?
Will BJP rope in Sajad Lone to win Jammu and Kashmir?

Sajad Gani Lone is tall, suave, and an articulate man. At his packed rallies in Kashmir, he dives deep into the crowd, raising slogans of change. In the interiors of the border district of Kupwara in north Kashmir, as young men carry Lone on their shoulders, the cheers grow louder and slogans follow: “Jeeve Jeeve Lone jiye” (Long live Lone)..When Lone, Chairman of the People's Conference, decided to contest the Lok Sabha elections
Looks like the work of the wife

I WAS looking for material to explain Sania Mirza’s trauma with Hindutva’s ultra-nationalists when I remembered that Dilip Kumar had undergone similar experiences, of being called a Pakistan sympathiser, even a Pakistani agent. It is another matter that Muslim zealots in both countries have targeted India’s most emulated movie icon for adopting a Hindu screen name instead of sticking to Yousuf Khan,
'No god but God': The War Within Islam
'No god but God': The War Within Islam

THESE are rough times for Islam. It is not simply that frictions have intensified lately between Muslims and followers of other faiths. There is trouble, and perhaps even greater trouble, brewing inside the Abode of Peace itself, the notional Islamic ummah or nation that comprises a fifth of humanity.News reports reveal glimpses of such trouble -- for instance, in the form of flaring strife between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in places like Iraq and Pakistan. Yet the greater tensions, while similarly rooted in the distant past,
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