PM Modi arrives in Srinagar today

To meet flood victims;CM expects announcement on Rs 44000-crore relief package


Srinagar, Oct 22: Prime Minister NarendraModi would arrive in Srinagar Thursday to spend the day with people hit by the devastating flood last month. His itinerary is packed with meetings with people from cross sections of society, sources said.Modi, who had Tuesday announced that he would visit More

Security beefed up

DGP chairs meeting, calls for synergy among forces


Srinagar, Oct 22: The state’s summer capital Wednesday witnessed heightened security in view of Prime Minister NarendraModi’s visit to Kashmir on Thursday.Police and paramilitary forces were deployed in strength in streets of Srinagar while forces were seen carrying out frisking of vehicles at More

Modi’s visit an election stunt: Geelani


Srinagar, Oct 22: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday hit out at New Delhi for “playing politics on rehabilitation of flood victims in disputed territory of Kashmir.”“The scheduled visit of Prime Minister of India NarendraModi to Kashmir on the occasion of Diwali More

PM’s Diwali in Valley

Prime Minister NarendraModi is arriving in Valley today to celebrate Diwali with the flood-affected people. The PM will take stock of the widespread devastation caused by the deluge and hold meetings with different delegations during his short stay.  In a surprise move Modi announced his plan More

Tosamaidan no more a firing range: CM

‘Won’t extend lease, will provide alternate space to Army’


Tosamaidan (Budgam), Oct 22: The J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday declared that the controversial Tosamaidan firing range in central Kashmir’s Budgam district is no longer a field firing range for the Army.He said the state government would not extend the Tosamaidan lease to the More

‘My last official function’

ECI likely to announce elections on Friday, says Omar


Tosamaidan (Budgam), Oct 22: The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday declared a function organized by Army here as “my last official function,” hinting that the Election Commission of India (ECI) is likely to announce the poll dates on Friday.“If elections would have been announced yesterday More

Soz smells rat in ration distribution


Srinagar, Oct 22: State Congress chief Prof SaifudinSoz Wednesday said expressed his displeasure over the way the government, especially the CA&PD department was distributing ration among the flood-hit people.In a statement issued here, Soz expressed anxiety on the way free rations is being More

Diwali, the festival of lights, today

Observe festival with simplicity: Omar


Srinagar, Oct 22: Diwali, the festival of lights, is being celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.The festival is every year celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and fervor as Muslims and Sikhs join their Hindu brethren to lit up candles and oil lamps outside temples,Chief Minister More

‘Prolonged rescue delayed rehabilitation’

Magnitude of flood devastation many times that of 2005 earthquake: Jitendra Singh


Srinagar, Oct 22: The government of India Wednesday said the rehabilitation of the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir has been delayed due to prolonged rescue operations following the natural calamity in the state last month."Rehabilitation follows rescue. When the rescue part is prolonged, when More

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Gund residents resent Rs 1500 as interim relief

Srinagar, Oct 22: Residents of Gund Ibrahim Pattan in North Kashmir's Baramulla district said they were provided Rs 1500 as relief to repair their damaged residential houses. They said families, rendered More

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New Delhi, Oct 22: India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fighter plane fleet and is undertaking a thorough technical check after both the pilot seats in one of the aircraft ejected without command during More

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  • Opinion

Give substance to symbolism

The Diwali visit must seek to revive social collaboration, political reconciliation, and democratic participation



Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fifth visit to Srinagar on Diwali is a political fire-cracker. And like all firecrackers it has to be handled with care and caution. It is at best an “engagement initiative More

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Symbolism of Prayer

All life is prayer for those who really know the secret of prayer


One of the greatest tragedies of modernity is that we have forgotten how to live because we have forgotten how to pray.  We don’t know how to understand seemingly disproportional sawab vs. gunah calculus More

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The Relief Package

The ‘five-point relief package’ proposed by Dr Drabu, if given approval by the Reserve Bank would clear the way for the banks to go for massive lending in the state

The recent flood in Kashmir that for many reasons can be termed as historical has left hardly any sector unscathed. To deal with the scale of destruction caused, and several other issues created, by the More

  • Business

JK tourism trade in depression

70 pc reservations canceled in Kashmir, pilgrim arrivals in Jammu down by 40 pc


Jammu, Oct 22: Struggling to survive in the wake of colossal damage to infrastructure by the recent floods, the Tourism Industry in Jammu and Kashmir is now facing another challenge: Steep decline in tourist More

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  • Kashmir

Whom will Modi meet?

Flood victims unaware of his itinerary


Srinagar, Oct 22:  The news that Prime Minister Narendera Modi is coming to Kashmir on Diwali to express solidarity with the flood victims has spread like a wild fire in the ravaged Kashmir. However More

  • Srinagar City

Sharing and caring keep flood-hit City breathing

People say entire Srinagar needs relief package, free ration; Seek Prime Minister’s intervention


Srinagar, Oct 22: When floods hit Srinagar on September 6, Ali’s old City residence had providential escape from deluge. But this sole bread earner of his family of six lost his livelihood as a shop in More

  • Jammu

Floods damage 200 health centers in Jammu region


Jammu, Oct 22: Recent flash floods and landslides have damaged around 200 Government Health institutions in Jammu region causing a loss of Rs 12 crore to the department, official sources said.The damage More

  • South Asia

Pakistan wants peace on borders: DG ISPR


Islamabad, Oct 22: Pakistan’s top military spokesman on Wednesday said that the country wants peace on its borders, but is ready to respond to any form of aggression from its neighbors.“We do not want More

  • World

MalalaYousafzai gets US liberty medal


Washington, Oct 22: Pakistani teenage girl and Noble Peace Prize winner MalalaYousafzai has been conferred with the Liberty Medal, and the youngest recipient of the American award said this will encourage More

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