BOPEE scam: Govt suspends jailed DFO Lakes and Waterways Authority

BOPEE scam: Govt suspends jailed DFO Lakes and Waterways Authority

Srinagar, May 16: Government on Friday placed under suspension the Project Officer (DFO) Lakes and Waterways Authority Mohammad Amin Mir who was convicted and sentenced to three years in jail for his involvement in BOPEE scam. The scam was engineered by former BOPEE chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Peer who has been sentenced to 16 years in […]

Thanks to Markle’s dad, Mexican town swept up in royal wedding frenzy

A sleepy Mexican resort town has found itself swept up in the frenzy swirling around Britain’s royal wedding thanks to the antics of the once-anonymous American retiree who is now its most famous resident: Meghan Markle’s dad. Thomas Markle, Prince Harry’s future father-in-law, has lit up gossip pages with his on-again, off-again plans to walk […]

Govt makes moral education mandatory for schools

Srinagar, May 18: Department of School Education on Friday issued an order whereby imparting of moral education has been made mandatory in all schools of the State. According to the order, all the State-run, as well as private (recognized) schools, shall compulsorily impart moral education in the 30-minute session, immediately after the morning prayers. As […]

From Churchill to Mahathir: Political Second Acts

Malaysia: With his shock victory in Malaysia’s election, Mahathir Mohamad has pulled off a political second act that few expected, joining the select ranks of politicians who have revived their careers. The 92-year-old former strongman ruled Malaysia with an iron fist for more than two decades before stepping down, but returned to political life to […]

Ceasefire creating new hope for peace, reconciliation: Bhat

  Srinagar, May 18: Vice Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Wakf Board, Nizamuddin Bhat has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state has preceded a healthy development in the decision of ceasefire which is creating a new hope for peace, reconciliation and conflict resolution. In a statement, he said, “It is largely […]

Congress holds protest demonstration against BJP

Srinagar, May 18: Strongly condemning the hypocrisy and erosion of democratic institutions on the part of BJP-RSS in the Country, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Friday held protest demonstration in Srinagar emphasizing President of India to recall Karnataka Governor for misusing his constitutional authority by administering oath without appropriate number to B.S. Yeddy Ruppa. […]

Hailstorm, rains damage crops in south Kashmir

Aman Malik Anantnag, May 18: Hailstorm and heavy rains wrecked havoc in several areas of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district in the intervening night of Thursday-Friday. According to reports, with the hailstorm and heavy rains during the previous night, standing crops including Apple orchards, almond flowers and vegetables were damaged in Hanji Danter, Malik Pora Monghall, […]

Gina Haspel voted new CIA director, first woman to hold position

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote on Thursday that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency’s harsh interrogation program after 9/11. The 54-45 vote split both parties, and the margin was the closest for a CIA […]