After 7 yrs, Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik address people jointly

Slam Muftis, Abdullahs for ‘empowering armed forces to kill Kashmiris’


Narbal, Apr 20: After nearly seven years, Kashmir’s senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday jointly addressed people at Narbal on Srinagar outskirts and strongly condemned the fresh spell of civilian killings by Army and police in the Valley. More

Tral: CRPF bunker removed after 10 years; People relieved

Didn’t remove it due to political pressure, says IGP Gillani


Tral (Pulwama), Apr 20: People of Tral area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Monday heaved a sigh of relief after a CRPF bunker in the town was removed after 10 years following constant public outcry against it. Locals said the bunker of 185 battalion CRPF at Tral Bus Stand was dismantled last More

Government sounds flood alert in Srinagar

I&FC dept asks employees to report for duty; Weather to improve today: Met dept


Srinagar, Apr 20: The J&K government Monday sounded flood alert in Srinagar after incessant rains led to increase in water level of river Jhelum, even as Meteorological department predicted improvement in weather conditions across the state from Tuesday afternoon. “Due to incessant rains particularly More

Punish ‘killer cops’ without delay: Azad

Condemns killing of Narbal teenager Suhail Ahmad


Srinagar, Apr 20: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Monday demanded stringent action against “trigger-friendly” policemen who shot dead a teenager in Narabal area of Budgam district on Saturday. While condemning the killing of Suhail More

PM looks forward to productive Parliament session

New Delhi, Apr 20: As the second part of Budget session got underway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday appreciated the cooperation of all parties in the first half and hoped that the same would continue. “The first part of the Budget session witnessed unprecedented outcomes. Even in terms of productivity More

Students to get PRCs in schools: Minister

Katra, Apr 20: Minister of State for Public Works and Revenue, Sunil Kumar Sharma, Monday said the government has taken up a project to issue Permanent Resident and Caste certificates at school level. An official spokesman said he was speaking during a daylong visit to an Orphan Home run by a NGO More

  • Briefs

Temporary lecturers demand regularization

Srinagar, Apr 20: A day after government announced new recruitment policy, scores of contractual employees Monday staged protest demonstration at Press Enclave here, demanding regularization of their services More

  • National

It is a 'suit boot ki sarkar', says Rahul

New Delhi, Apr 20: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi today termed his government as a 'suit boot ki sarkar' (a government of suit), an apparent reference to a costly suit with More

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  • Opinion

South Asia & West Asia---Iqbalian Discourse

…commemorating the 77th death anniversary



Allama Iqbal left for his eternal abode on April the 21st 1938, nine years before Islamic State of Pakistan emerged on the international scene. Hence, Iqbalian discourse on South Asian relations with the More

  • OP-ED

Global politics at a CROSSROADS

How slender is the thread that holds the future of the middle east and, tangentially, of South Asia



The nuclear agreement announced in Lausanne on April 2, has made history but the wolves have begun to gather. Israel’s Prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu has called it a ‘historic mistake” that threatens More

  • Letters

  • Editorial

Ad hoc Policy, again!

The state government should evolve a long term solution for tackling the problem

The PDP-BJP coalition government announced, what it termed as its ‘new recruitment policy’, for coping up with the growing unemployment problem in the state. There is no denying the fact that one of the More

  • Business

China, Pak cement all-weather ties; ink $46 bn CPEC deal


Islamabad, Apr 20: Brushing aside India's concerns, China today cemented its "all-weather ties" with Pakistan by agreeing to build a strategic USD 46-billion economic corridor through the PaK as part of More

  • Sports

Srinagar stadia open for sports activities: Ansari

Jammu, Apr 20: Minister for Information Technology, Youth Services Sports and Technical Education, Imran Raza Ansari today said the Bakshi stadium and other indoor stadia are open for sports activities More

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  • Kashmir

Resentment among flood victims as compensation is delayed


Srinagar, Apr 20: Resentment is growing among the flood victims of September last as authorities have failed to disburse second installment of relief to them, delaying their rehabilitation. Based on the More

  • Srinagar City

Master Plan violations accelerate on highway

‘Kickbacks, political interventions continue to fuel illegal constructions’


Srinagar, Apr 20: Master Plan violations have been on rise on the south City highway between Athwajan and ParimPora mocking at the government claims of curbing the menace through “transparency”. Apart More

  • Jammu

Better training important for effective policing: Sahai


Jammu, Apr 20: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Armed, J&K, S M Sahai today said that professionalism during counter insurgency and anti-militancy operations is one of the principal policing More

  • South Asia

China to build airport near PaK: Report

To be located at altitude of 3200 metres above sea level

Beijing, Apr 20: China is planning to build its first ever airport in Xinjiang, on the strategically important and high altitude Pamir plateau, close to its border with Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK More

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