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24 June, 2017 8:12 AM A Srinagar Reporter's Blog On Senseless Killing Of Mohammed Ayub

On late Thursday evening, thousands of faithfuls were inside Srinagar's historic Jamia Masjid offering prayers on a night which is the most auspicious in the Islamic calendar. According to the holy Quran, the prayers during this night are equal to those performed over a thousand months. On the night of Shab-e-Qadar, which falls in the last week of the fasting 30

24 June, 2017 1:10 AM DU admissions: Colleges release first cut-offs

Delhi University colleges on Friday released their first cut-off lists for admissions to various undergraduate courses. There was a considerable drop in the cut-offs of most courses, including English (Honours), B Com (H) and Economics (H), from last year. Surprisingly, the cut-off Humanities was slightly higher than Commerce and Science with the highest 25

23 June, 2017 9:07 PM United States Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on June 1, 2017. The inventory was 3 percent above June 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during May totaled 2.12 million head, 12 percent above 2016. Net placements were 2.05 million head. During May, placements 22

23 June, 2017 5:27 PM Rice sowing area up over 4 percent so far this kharif season

Sowing area under paddy has risen to 16.7 lakh hectares, while pulses acreage is down by over 30 percent so far in the ongoing kharif season. Sowing operation in the kharif season begins normally with the onset of southwest monsoon and picks up the pace from July. Paddy, tur, moong, urad, paddy, tur, moong, urad, soyabean, sunflower seed and cotton are the main crops 25

23 June, 2017 3:38 PM RIL overtakes TCS to become most valued Indian firm

New Delhi: After a gap of 2-months, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday regained the status of the country's most valued firm, overtaking Tata Group's TCS in terms of market valuation. At close of trade, RIL commanded a market capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs 4,66,599.69 crore, which was Rs 1,450.62 crore more than TCS' Rs 4,65,149.07 crore valuation 19

23 June, 2017 2:21 PM 'Bihar Ki Beti' Meira Kumar Has Been Nominated Only To Lose: Nitish Kumar On Presidential Polls

Nitish Kumar, 66, announced on Monday that unlike other opposition parties, he will support the BJP's candidate, former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today made clear that while he deeply respects Meira Kumar, the opposition's candidate for President, he will not change his mind on backing Ram Nath Kovind, the nominee 46

23 June, 2017 12:15 PM Sensex tumbles 153 points; Nifty cracks below 9,600-mark on profit-booking

Mumbai: Benchmark Sensex gave up early gains to end 153 points lower at 31,138.21 on Friday while the Nifty cracked below the 9,600-mark as investors took profit ahead of a long weekend. On a weekly basis, the Sensex gained 81.81 points, or 0.26 percent, while the broader Nifty shed 13.10 points, or 0.13 percent. The 30-share Sensex rose over 75 points 23

23 June, 2017 6:13 AM How to use the new Facebook profile picture guard feature

The newly introduced tool from Facebook aims to stop people from misusing your profile picture. A profile picture is an important asset of your Facebook profile. It helps users easily find people they are looking for, and thus make new connections. However, not everyone feels safe to add a profile picture. In fact, according to research conducted by Facebook 30

23 June, 2017 4:28 AM Facebook pilots new tools to cut scope for misuse of profile pictures of Indian women

Based on the data shared by Facebook for the third quarter of 2016, analytics firm We Are Social pegged the women users at 24 percent. Given the social and cultural barriers and personal safety of women in India, many don’t use their own pictures as profile pictures for the fear of safety and misuse of their images. that it is piloting new tools which 23

22 June, 2017 10:43 PM US Senate Republicans Release Obamacare Replacement Bill, Fate Uncertain

WASHINGTON: U.S. Senate leaders on Thursday unveiled a draft of legislation to replace Obamacare, proposing to kill a tax on the wealthy that pays for it and reduce aid to the poor to cut costs. But the draft bill's fate was immediately thrown into question by a statement from Senator Rand Paul and three other conservative Republicans, who said they are "not ready 20