Nepal battered by 7.9 earthquake

1500 killed, thousands injured, hundreds missing; tremor triggers avalanches on Mount Everest


Kathmandu, Apr 25: A powerful earthquake flattened houses and buildings in Nepal today, killing nearly 1500 people as the worst temblor in 80 years destroyed the iconic Dharhara tower and renowned Darbar Square in the heart of the capital. The quake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale, which was followed More

36 killed in India

New Delhi, Apr 25: At least 36 people have been killed in northern and eastern India as a powerful earthquake originating in Nepal damaged houses and buildings and sparked panic among the people. "Of these 36 dead, 23 were killed in Bihar, eight in Uttar Pradesh and three in West Bengal," Union Home More

Dharhara tower becomes burial ground

Kathmandu, Apr 25: Nepal's 19th-century nine-storey Dharhara tower in the heart of the capital today became a burial ground for hundreds of visitors who had come to see the panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley from the top of the minaret. The 50.5-metre-high historic tower was reduced to just its More

Hundreds of Kashmiri families worried for their kin

Police establish helpline


Srinagar, Apr 25: Families of hundreds of Kashmiris working in Nepal are concerned over safety of their relatives and have urged State Government to come to their help. Scores of families who telephoned Greater Kashmir said they have lost contact with their kith and kin working in Kathmandu and Pokhra More

Governor returns Ordinance on new job policy


Jammu, Apr 25: The new recruitment policy of PDP-BJP coalition government has hit roadblock as Governor NN Vohra has returned the Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Ordinance-2015 with certain queries. As per highly placed sources, Governor raised queries on the objectives and viability of the More

NC welcomes decision


Jammu, Apr 25: National Conference (NC) on Saturday welcomed Governor N N Vohra’s decision to return Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Ordinance-2015. “The Governor must sense the apprehension of growing nepotism and corruption with the proposed mindless job policy of government,” said Davinder More

Ex-PSC, SSB chiefs speak up

‘New policy won’t ensure fair selection’


Srinagar, Apr 25: As J&K Government plans to bypass recruitment bodies to introduce contractual system of employment, former heads and members of these bodies, Public Service Commission (PSC) and Service Selection Board (SSB), on Saturday said the proposed move would prove “detrimental to free and fair More

Bukhari censures officials on sluggish highway work

Asks NHAI to go for round the clock work on Pantha Chowk-Qazigund stretch


Srinagar, Apr 25: Minister for Public Works, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari, Saturday asked National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to start round the clock improvement work on Pantha Chowk-Qazigund stretch of the Srinagar-Jammu Highway and ensure that the work is completed without any further delay More

Overload of bills burdens exchequer

Worried Finance Minister says works have been carried out without administrative approval


Srinagar, Apr 25: Grappling with the problem of whopping liabilities of Rs 9500 crore left by the previous regime, the PDP-BJP coalition government is facing a huge challenge of “sudden overload of bills regarding unauthorized works” carried out in the State over the past many years. The government More

4 killed as Tavera plunges into Chenab


Ramban, Apr 25: Four persons were killed while two others went missing after the vehicle they were traveling in skidded off the road and rolled down into river Chenab near Mehar, Ramban, on Jammu-Srinagar highway on Saturday. As per police, six persons survived the fatal accident with minor injuries More

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Kargil teachers stage protest


Kargil, Apr 25: Hundreds of SSA and KGVB teachers staged a protest here on Saturday against government’s failure to release their pending salaries for the past six months. They demanded their salary More

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Gaw Kadal gate opened as Dal flows at alarming level

Arif Shafi Wani

Lastupdate at : Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:23:27 IST

Srinagar, Apr 26: Dal lake is flowing at an alarming level following which water entered into some residential colonies around the Dal lake early Sunday. A local said that the increase in water level More

  • Opinion

Losing the Northwestern Plot

I would argue that a mix of benign and non-so-benign intents better explains the emerging situation


New Delhi is steadily losing its northwestern plot and is increasingly looking like a mere spectator to the grand geopolitical churning in the region, clueless and directionless. Afghan President Ashraf More

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KASHMIR FLOODS: A Socio-Technical Perspective

Learn some pertinent lessons, and rise-up to the challenge. Stop this Kandzaal hai na!



A lot has been written about the Sept 2014 floods, in this esteemed paper. I look at through the prism of post-1947, when we got our promised Utopia - The Naya Kashmir. The shape of things More

  • Business

Need to change public perception about JK: Mufti

Govt to recapitalize all Cooperative Banks: Drabu


Srinagar, Apr 25: Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, today sought support across the country in changing public perception about J&K, “which has gone through very difficult and turbulent times.” Chairing More

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Follow SC guidelines on encounters, JK Police told

Rewards be given only when the gallantry of officers proved beyond doubt: SC


Srinagar, Apr 25: Jammu and Kashmir Government has directed its police to abide by Supreme Court guidelines during encounters which emphasizes on conduct of an independent investigation into the incidents More

  • Srinagar City

Ahead of Durbar Move, authorities wake up to traffic mess

Announce Traffic Plan to ensure smooth movement of vehicles


Srinagar, Apr 25: Ahead of Durbar Move to Srinagar from Jammu, authorities on Saturday announced slew of measures to streamline traffic in the summer capital. Addressing a press conference here, the More

  • South Asia

China to provide 110 fighter jets to Pakistan

Islamabad, Apr 25: Pakistan will acquire 110 latest JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from China as the two countries forge closer economic and defence cooperation following President Xi Jinping's visit here More

  • World

US seeks clarification from India on Ford Foundation issue


Washington, Apr 25: The US has expressed concern over India's crackdown on funding to foreign NGOs operating in the country Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking "clarification" in the More

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