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Monthly Archives: April 2016

World’s biggest scientific instrument shuts down. Reason? A tiny weasel!

The world’s most powerful particle smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, went offline after a weasel caused a short circuit on a high-voltage transformer. The collider suffered a “severe electrical perturbation” at 5:30 am (0330 GMT) Friday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said in its daily summary of activity at the giant lab straddling the French-Swiss border. It said ... Read More »

Russia becomes world’s leading wheat exporter

Russia has become the world leader in wheat export, surpassing the US and Canada. “Russia supplies about 25 million tonnes of wheat on the external market by the end of the agricultural 2016 year. We became the world’s leading wheat exporter, surpassing the United States and Canada,” Russian Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev said on Thursday. According to the agriculture ... Read More »

Police squads remove tobacco advertisements at PoS

  Srinagar | Apr 30: Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel on Saturday removed numerous tobacco advertisements promoting cigarette and other tobacco products put at display at the point of sale (PoS) in District Budgam. A police team comprising several police officials removed the advertisements put at display at Sheikhpora, Humhama, Airport, Budgam town and various other places in the district. ... Read More »

Kenya lights world’s biggest ivory bonfire

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire Saturday to the world’s biggest ivory bonfire after demanding a total ban on trade in ivory to end the “murderous” trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. “The height of the pile of ivory before is marks the strength of our resolve,” Kenyatta said, before setting fire to the pyres. “No-one, ... Read More »

7th Hashmeer Memorial Football Cup-2016. Chittarnar clinches first ever flood-lit match courtesy a self goal

  Waheed Bhat Bandipora, April 30: The ongoing 7th Hashmeer memorial football cup just went down history. The match between Chittarnar Football Club and Hashmee Football Club became the first match to be played under flood lights. Chittarnar won the lit-up match in the most unthinkable of ways. Their opponents, Hashmees scored but in to their own goal post. The ... Read More »

Doctor arrested on rape charges in B’pora

Srinagar | Apr 30 (PTK): Police have arrested Medical Superintendent Unani Hospital Shantang Dr Javid Ahmad on the charges of raping a woman in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Police sources told PTK that a woman (name withheld) of Ajas Sumbal of Bandipora has lodged a complaint that Dr Javid had raped her when the accused had gone to meet victim’s ... Read More »

JK Bank inaugurates business unit, ATM in Haridwar

‘Expands its footprints outside state’ Srinagar, Apr 30 (KNS): Expanding its footprints at important places outside the state, J&K Bank inaugurated state-of-the-art Business Unit at the holy city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand. An ATM was also commissioned on the occasion. Executive President Vagish Chander Sharma inaugurated the bank’s 860th business unit in presence of Zonal Head North (Delhi) Rakesh Gandotra, ... Read More »

Lal Singh asks encroachers to voluntarily vacate forest land

    JAMMU, APRIL 30 – Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today asked the land grabbers to voluntarily vacate encroachments on Forest Land at Bermeeni in Sunjwan area, particularly the identified land for establishment of public facilities and development of park, deer park etc there.             This was stated by the Minister while interacting with the people after inspecting the ... Read More »

Govt committed to development of Rural, far flung areas: Veeri

Inaugurates, lays foundation stone of bridges, develop projects in Rajouri dist JAMMU, APRIL 30 – Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today said that development of Rural and Far flung areas is high on the priority of the coalition government. The Minister who commenced his three day long tour of the Peer Panjal range today addressed ... Read More »

Dy CM inaugurates winter games-2016 at Gulmarg

Says govt committed to provide requisite sports infra in State           GULMARG, APRIL 30: Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh Saturday said that present dispensation is committed to provide requisite infrastructure to boost sports activities in the State. The Deputy CM said this after inaugurating winter games-2016, at Gulmarg. The event was organized by Special Olympics Bharat as a part ... Read More »