Author Archives: State Observer

Avalanche hits Kashmir’s Gurez sector, many houses damaged

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Srinagar: An avalanche hit a village in Gurez sector of Kashmir’s Bandipora district, officials said on Friday. There were no reports of loss of life. “A snow avalanche hit village Khandiyal in Gurez last night (Thursday),” officials of the Disaster Management Department here said.  They said many houses were damaged due to the avalanche. “However, no deaths or injuries to ...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed for third consecutive day

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Jammu, February 22: The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed on Friday for the third consecutive day due to fresh snow and landslides at some place of the strategic 300 km-long road, a traffic department official said. “There have been landslides at some places along the Ramsoo-Ramban stretch of the highway due to heavy rain in the area, while fresh snow occurred in ...

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One militant killed in an ongoing gunfight in Sopore

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Srinagar: A militant was killed on Friday by security forces in an encounter in apple township of Sopore, where authorities suspended mobile internet and imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPC to avoid any protest, official sources said. Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police ...

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I don’t like defining people or be defined: Lisa Ray

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Actress Lisa Ray, who plays a lesbian in web series “Four More Shots Please”, says she doesn`t like the idea of labelling or defining people, especially when it comes to one`s choice of partner.   Mumbai: Actress Lisa Ray, who plays a lesbian in web series “Four More Shots Please”, says she doesn`t like the idea of labelling or defining ...

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Sebi says no reference received on relaxing rules in Jet Airways matter

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Grappling with financial woes, Jet Airways is looking to raise fresh funds, including from strategic partner Etihad, which currently holds 24 per cent stake in the airline.   New Delhi: Markets watchdog Sebi Thursday said it has not received any reference on relaxation in rules regarding Jet Airways. The regulator’s statement comes amid reports that relaxations have been sought by ...

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Ashok Chawla quits as NSE Chairman after CBI gets nod to probe him Aircel-Maxis case

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Chawla is named, along with other bureaucrats and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, in the Aircel-Maxis bribery case being probed by the CBI.   New Delhi: National Stock Exchange (NSE) Chairman Ashok Chawla on Friday resigned from his post with immediate effect citing legal developments. Chawla is named, along with other bureaucrats and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, in the ...

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Investment through P-notes rises to Rs 79,513 cr till December-end

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Of the total investments made till last month, P-note holdings in equities were at Rs 56,747 crore, while the remaining was in debt and derivatives markets.   New Delhi: Fund inflow into the Indian capital market through participatory notes (P-notes) climbed to Rs 79,513 crore till the end of December 2018 in the current financial year, amid Sebi relaxing norms ...

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