DAY 4: Highway closed, Kashmir cutoff

Stranded passengers face ordeal; Rains lash plains, fresh snowfall in upper reaches; Another spell of precipitation from Mar 8: Met Office


Srinagar, Mar 5: The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country, continued to remain closed for the fourth consecutive day Thursday following landslides triggered by heavy rains in the area. With Kashmir Thursday witnessing fresh rains More

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Valley is like a forlorn family condemned to never ending despair; Castaway

As if with instinctual swiftness one can tell that there is a near breakdown of order in Kashmir valley, a look around and it is all evident. Nothing seems to be at its place. First, the September floods, and then, a long interregnum marked by absence of government, the valley is in a state of perpetual More

No way to Paradise

Kashmir is paradise on earth but without a dependable highway. The Srinagar-Jammu Highway, presently the only surface link connecting it with rest of the world is closed for last four days because of the heavy rains and snowfall in the area. The closure of this road though not new, is terribly serious More

Naeem Akhtar, Altaf Bukhari visit stranded passengers

Jammu, Mar 5: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar accompanied by Minister for R&B, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari Thursday visited General Bus Stand Jammu and took stock of the problems of the stranded passengers there. Interacting with the stranded passengers, Education Minister said that BEACON is More

Air fares skyrocket

Air India charges Rs 21000 on Srinagar-Jammu sector


Srinagar, Mar 5: The continued closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway for the past four days has resulted in skyrocketing of the airfares to and from Kashmir. Present airfares charged by airliners from Srinagar to Jammu or vice-versa are in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000. While the fares for Delhi More

After floods, Swine Flu scare amplifies mass promotion cries

Apprised of the matter, decision before Mar 9: Minister


Srinagar, Mar 5: At a time when Kashmir is struggling to get Swine Flu vaccines and other vital resources to tackle the deadly epidemic, can the annual school exams be held in the coming days? This question is doing the rounds in the social circles with voices for mass promotion getting louder, a second More

Will Govt come to rescue of students?

Srinagar, Mar 5: With state authorities yet to conduct examination of students of lower classes in Kashmir for 2014-session, viability of 2015-acedmic session has come under clouds as “bad weather” has already forced extension in winter vacations. Worried, stakeholders are now seeking mass promotion More

No one can touch Article 370: Mehbooba

‘Two flags, separate Constitution for JK a reality; Not worried about for how long PDP-BJP alliance works’


New Delhi, Mar 5: Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, "cannot be touched" and people do not get swayed by slogans anymore, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti asserted Thursday, days after her party's coalition partner BJP agreed to maintain status quo on the controversial issue. More

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SSA teachers to get pending salaries soon

Srinagar, Mar 5: After getting the nod from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to release the funds for the current financial year, state government is likely to clear the liability of the Sarva More

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Swine Flu:41 more deaths take toll past 1200

New Delhi, Mar 5: Fresh casualties drove the swine flu toll past the 1,200-mark while more than 23,000 cases of the disease have been reported in the country. Forty-one more deaths have taken the nationwide More

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Human shield to protect Hindus celebrating Holi in Pakistan

Lastupdate at : Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:33:38 IST

Karachi, Mar 6: Pakistani students today formed a human shield for Hindus celebrating Holi at a temple here to protect and show solidarity with the minority community. The National Student's Federation More

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A confused Jamat

Lack of confidence, lack of communication or lack of will? What explains JI's recent behaviour



With Muhammad Abdullah Wani replacing N A Kashani as Amir-e-Jamat, the focus of the party remained on consolidating its basic units, indoctrination on defined lines and binding its members in traditional More

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Remembering Dr Ayoub Thakur

Eleven years after his death, very few people know much about this devoted son of the soil



"The history of world is but the biography of great men" -- Thomas Carlyle. Reform or revolution doesn't take place all of a sudden. It is due to the sacrifices of the masses, their steadfastness on More

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Precept and Practice


President Obama’s statement that America is not opposed to Islam but to those who are maligning it is welcome but certain nagging questions remain unanswered. In what way does the existence of the Palestinians More

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‘Budget 2015 not pro-rich, it has something for all’

New Delhi, Mar 5: Seeking to dispel the notion of budget being "pro-rich", Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha today said it was a "reformist" and "landmark" budget which has something for all. More

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24th Asian Alpine Ski C’ship

Kashmiri skiers in Team India

Srinagar, Mar 5: Kashmiri skiers, Arif Khan and Wasik ul Billah, are all set to take part in the ongoing 24th Asian Alpine Ski Championship being held in South Korea, having earlier been selected as part More

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Sajad to join office soon, claims BJP


Srinagar, March 5: A day after Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Lone ‘refused’ to join office to express resentment against he being given a “low profile” Animal Husbandry, and Science and Technology More

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Power supply catches cold


Srinagar, Mar 5: Amid ongoing wet spell, the power supply in the City has gone erratic for the past around a week. Power remains off for most part of the day putting the Srinagarites to inconvenience More

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Jora elected Cong legislative party leader

Jammu, Mar 5: Three-time MLA Nawang Rigzin Jora was elected as leader of Congress Legislative Party in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly here on Thursday. “Jora was elected as CLP leader in Jammu and Kashmir More

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Resumption of Indo-Pak talks beneficial for region: EU

Brussels, Mar 5: The European Union has welcomed resumption of talks between India and Pakistan, saying it was an indicator of positive approach and a "stable relationship of confidence" between them would More

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Swine Flu: Influenza vaccine shortage as schools gear up to re-open


Srinagar, Mar 5: As schools in Kashmir gear up to re-open after winter break, parents are concerned about the safety of their children in view of the H1N1 influenza infection threat. “There is no vaccine More

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