Pak PM’s adviser speaks to UN chief, raises Kashmir issue

Aziz tells Ban:India should be advised to adopt a mature approach and refrain its armed forces from acting irrationally


Islamabad, Oct 19: Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue with UN chief, saying the world body's engagement would add to its credibility in managing crisis situations.Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz spoke to UN chief Ban Ki-moon on phone last night More

Guns roar on international border again


Jammu, Oct 19: Tension revisited border areas of Jammu district Sunday morning after Indian and Pakistani forces exchanged heavy firing second time in 24 hours.  Official sources said Pak rangers “resorted to indiscriminate firing” on six Border out Posts (BoPs) along International Border More

We will take Kashmir from India: Bilawal


Karachi, Oct 19: Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto has vowed to wrest Kashmir from India."When I raise Kashmir, the entire Hindustan screams. They know when a Bhutto speaks, they (Indians) have no answer," the 26-year-old Bhutto scion said during his first public rally here yesterday.< More

Survey trashes Government’s cloudburst theory

‘Meltdown of accumulated snow, rainfall led to high water level in Jhelum’

Kashmir floods


Srinagar, Oct 19: A scientific study has punctured the claims of the state government that devastating flood in Kashmir last month was caused by cloudbursts. The survey says abrupt meltdown of accumulated snow on mountains and incessant rains led to high water levels in river Jhelum.On September More

WB, ADB team arrives in Kashmir tomorrow

To hold preliminary discussion with government officials


Srinagar, Oct 19: A team from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is expected to arrive here Tuesday to hold preliminary discussions with the state administration to assess the needs and requirements in flood-ravaged areas of Jammu and Kashmir.On October 9, this newspaper had exclusively More

GOI team reviews post-flood situation in JK areas

Assures all help to State


Srinagar, Oct 19: A team deputed by Government of India to carry-out spot assessment of damages in the affected areas of Kashmir flew back to New Delhi on Sunday afternoon while another team is still camping in Jammu.On Friday, the GoI had deputed two teams for assessing the damages caused by More

SERF to deliberate on JK Bank's relief package today

Srinagar, Oct 19:  The State Economic Reconstruction Forum (SERF) has urged traders and business community in Kashmir not to apply for any financial assistance from the J&K Bank till the forum deliberates on the relief package announced by the bank, on Monday.A spokesperson of SERF told More

Mirwaiz among ‘500 most influential Muslims in world’


Srinagar, Oct 19: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) and Kashmir’s Chief Cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been included in the list of the world’s 500 Most Influential Muslims for 2014-15 by the prestigious Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC), Jordan.The 500 Most Influential Muslims More

Post floods, experts pitch for education reforms

‘Interactive classes, semester system need of the hour’


Srinagar, Oct 19: Experts have called for initiating the long-cherished reforms in the state’s education system by utilizing the six months of ‘literal vacations’ provided by the floods as an opportunity.The state cabinet recently announced postponement of all examinations right from Kindergarten More

Bollywood stars unite to raise funds for Kashmir, Assam


New Delhi, Oct 19: From Aamir Khan and AnupamKher to Shaan, several film and music personalities joined hands for a special concert to raise awareness and funds for the flood victims of Kashmir and Assam.Titled 'Hum Hain..Umeed-e-Kashmir', the event, held last evening, was an initiative of the More

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MeT centre reels under darkness

Srinagar, Oct 19: Meteorological Centre at Ram Bagh is without electricity since October 7 when the campus transformer developed snag. The Met officials said: “The damaged transformer is lying at More

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BJP wrests Haryana, looks for allies in Maharashtra; Congress decimated

Mumbai/Chandigarh, Oct 19: The BJP declared Sunday it will take power both in Maharashtra, where it finished the single largest group in a hung assembly, and Haryana, where it was poised to get a majority More

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Floods Should Make Us Think

Institutions are subservient to human needs, not the reverse



 It will be unfair, unjust and unrealistic.   Yes! Holing elections in mid-winter when mercury drops to sub-zero in the state more particularly in Kashmir and some worst hit areas of Jammu More

  • Oped

Saving Wular Lake

It is very important to correct the wrongs done in the past, starting with Wular Lake, the main water basin of entire Kashmir



If we have Asia’s biggest fresh water Lake (Wular Lake) as a huge storage basin for flood waters in place, then why there was such a massive devastation in the recent floods? The answer lies in the fact More

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Necessary Evil

In his interaction with the media, the Chief Election Commissioner  V S Sampath dropped broad hints that process of holding polls later this year is on course. Sampath, who along with other members More

  • Business

Flood-hit traders in Kashmir get Income Tax notices, not relief

This is first ‘healing touch’ from central govt, says Shakeel Qalander


Srinagar, Oct 19: Exactly at the time when business community in Kashmir was grappling with this century’s worst-ever floods and were expecting some official relief package, for them there was yet another More

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After spurious drugs, flood-hit medicines reach far-flung areas

Won’t allow vested interests to succeed: Taj


Srinagar, Oct 19: After spurious drugs, the murky business of flood-affected medicines has reached the rural areas of Kashmir with ‘unscrupulous elements’ smuggling flood hit medicines to far-flung villages More

  • Srinagar City

Army convoys continue to trigger chaos on Parim Pora - Athwajan highway

Jump busy traffic signals; Police, civil administration helpless; Military Police intervention sought


Srinagar, Oct 19: Despite death of over half a dozen civilians in accidents this year due to allegedly reckless driving by Army convoys, the soldiers continue to look the other way even at the busy junctions More

  • Jammu

KPs return tops Govt agenda: Dr Jitendra Singh


Jammu, Oct 19: Union Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office,   Dr Jitendra Singh today said that the return of displaced Kashmiri Pandit (KP) community to Kashmir was high on the government More

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