Author Archives: State Observer

Bishnah Councillor, another prominent people join BJP

Bishnah Councillor, another prominent people join (1)

Jammu: Bishnah Councillor and many other prominent social personalities today joined BJP in the presence of MP (Lok Sabha) Jugal Kishore Sharma along with former Minister Sham Choudhary, MLC Vikram Randhawa, Ex-MLA Ashwani Sharma and other senior BJP leaders. Elected Independent Councillor from Ward No. 9, Bishnah Rajan Sharma, Retired Officer Madan Choudhary from Raipur Domana, prominent social activist Rita ...

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Rupee falls below 73 level against US dollar

FILE PHOTO: An India Rupee note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo

New Delhi: The rupee weakened further and dipped by 54 paise to 73.04 against the US dollar Monday, owing to increased demand for the American currency from importers amid increasing global crude oil prices. International benchmark Brent crude was trading higher by 2.04 per cent at USD 71.61 per barrel. Forex traders said besides increased demand for the US currency from ...

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Car sales growth may slip to a four-year low in FY19 on slow demand


New Delhi: The pace of car sales growth in the world’s fifth biggest market, India, is set to hit a four-year low of below six per cent in financial year 2018-19 as multiple factors continue to slow down demand. Leading industry researchers including IHS and JATO have revised sales forecast for the Indian market after a lacklustre festive season. The industry had ...

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Alibaba nets record $30 billion in Singles’ Day haul, but growth rate plunges


Shanghai: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan ($30.7 billion) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online retail frenzy Singles` Day, but the event`s annual growth dropped to its slowest rate. Shoppers in China and across the world snapped up hot items including iPhones, furniture and milk powder starting pre-dawn, with Alibaba recording ...

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Sourav Ganguly backs Wriddhiman Saha, says best stumper in last five-six years


New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said Wriddhiman Saha is the best wicketkeeper to have played for the country in last five-six years. Saha, 34, has been India`s first choice stumper for Tests since Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from the format in December 2014. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation for his shoulder surgery and last played international cricket ...

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NCC unit of GCW, Gandhi Nagar excelled at ATC Srinagar

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Jammu: NCC Cadets of Govt. College for Women Udhampur excelled at the Annual Training Camp (ATC) Srinagar. In this camp cadets performed brilliantly in all the contests. Cadet Anju Devi, Cadet Shaveta Devi, Cadet Sapna Devi, Cadet Nusrat Wani and Cadet Ishika Sharma got gold medals in cultural competition. Cadet Anju Devi also got best senior medal. Principal of the ...

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Prestigious SaMaPa Awards 2018 announced  

SaMaPa Awardees 2018

Jammu: SaMaPa (Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts), the renowned music academy of music legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori and music maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori, today announced the names of the recipients of this year’s prestigious SaMaPa awards, the exclusive national level honours pertaining to Jammu & Kashmir. The awards ceremony will be held as part of the 14th edition of ...

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BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry ready to assist probe panel


New Delhi: BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry has become the first high profile office bearer to have written to the independent probe panel, offering to assist them in the alleged sexual harassment case against CEO Rahul Johri. The three-member probe panel had given a deadline of November 9 for anyone wanting to assist the committee in the probe against Johri to email ...

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