PM Modi tweets: ‘Will spend Diwali in Kashmir’

Omar hails plan; PDP welcomes decision; Hurriyat (G) calls for shutdown


New Delhi, Oct 21: In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kashmir on Diwali and spend time with flood-hit people.He made the announcement himself on his twitter account. “Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, 23rd October & will spend the day with our sisters & brothers More

Protect homeless people from winter vagaries: High Court to Govt

Seeks report on measures to prevent sale of contaminated drugs, food items


Srinagar, Oct 21: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday directed the state government to take measures for protecting flood-hit people especially those putting up in “tented accommodations” against vagaries of winter in Kashmir.The direction was given by a Division Bench of the High Court comprising More

WB, ADB officials visit flood-hit areas

Meet Chief Minister, assure support to State Government


Srinagar, Oct 21: A team from top-notch financial institutions arrived here Tuesday and visited several flood-hit areas of Srinagar to assess the needs and requirements on ground. The team assured the government of funding reconstruction and rehabilitation in the State. The team headed by Joint More

Cong flays PM’s Diwali stay


Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who had recently earned the party’s ire for supporting the Swachh Bharat mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today disapproved of Modi’s plan to spend the Diwali on October 23 in Srinagar.“Srinagar is a great idea but it would have been More

US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan hampered AFSPA revocation: CM

Pins hopes on Modi, directs police to provide sense of security to people if polls are announced


Srinagar, Oct 21: Asking police to “ensure sense of security among masses” if the Assembly polls are held on time, the J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the process of revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) got stalled due to the NATO pull-out from Afghanistan. He also More

Omar hails SMC, Kashmir youth

Srinagar, Oct 21: The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday lauded the efforts of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation post-floods and acknowledged the role of youth in rescue operations during the last month’s deluge.“I congratulate Srinagar Municipal Corporation for rendering stupendous service More

Omar slams organizers of ‘Million March’

‘They should come to Kashmir, live here and organize such rallies’


Srinagar, Oct 21: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the organizers of “Million March” in London should have held the rally in Kashmir.Addressing reporters on the sidelines of Police Commemoration Day function, Omar said the matter is related to Ministry of External Affairs.“That is More

India peeved over US funding for PaK power project

‘GoI should look into it’


Srinagar, Oct 21: Upset over the recent US move to mobilize funds for a hydel-power project in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), India has decided to lodge protest with the Obama administration for supporting a venture in a territory which it considers to be “illegally occupied by Islamabad.”

Soujanya Kumar is new Dir Info

Mukhtar-ul-Aziz transferred

Srinagar, Oct 21: Just a week after he was appointed as Director Information, Mukhtar-ul-Aziz was Tuesday transferred and posted as Director Panchayati Raj and ex-officio Special Secretary to the Government, Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj.According to Government Order No.1091 More

  • Briefs

CUK employees give warm send-off to FO

Srinagar, Oct 21: The non-teaching employees of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) accorded a warm send-off to the Finance Officer (FO), Dr. Irshad A Jan, on his attaining the age of superannuation More

  • News

Would inflict pain on Pakistan: Defence Minister

‘Our conventional strength is far more than theirs’


New Delhi, Oct 21:  India Tuesday warned Pakistan of “pain” if it continues to violate the ceasefire along the Kashmir border. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told NDTV it’s up to Islamabad to create More

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  • Opinion

With me, the deluge

Through the flood, CM lived up to his image of meaning well but changing little



Did the epic flood in Kashmir tell us something about the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that we didn’t know in the six years of his term? The answer is both yes and no. Yes, because his government’s response More

  • GK Magazine

Deconstructing the Examination

We never think whether our school is making a human being, and developing an autonomous and self-reliant personality.



Examinations, it may be said, at the end of the school session, guide the behavior of children, parents and students towards education in our society. The way assessment is made in schools, and projected More

  • Letters

Unfair decision

This refers to the ongoing exam debate. There are ways and means to ease the examination processes and that will be better to implement  rather than to postpone it. The places in every locality can More

  • Editorial

Towards Economic Recovery

The civil society has been requesting the international donors and loaning agencies to come forward and play their role from the beginning

The State is on the brink of an economic collapse. The September floods have, according to most conservative assessments, caused a loss of Rupees one trillion to the State. Of late experts have been putting More

  • Business

Floods ruin Kashmir’s poultry sector, stakeholders suffer Rs 500 cr loss


Srinagar, Oct 21: The floods in Kashmir have cost its poultry sector an estimated Rs 500 crore.Of the 6,000 poultry farms in Kashmir, estimates suggest that around 3,000 were partly or fully damaged by More

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  • Kashmir

8 KAS officers transferred


Srinagar, Oct 21: The State government Tuesday effected several transfers of KAS officers.According to an order, Showkat Ahmed Zargar, Director Horticulture, Planning and Marketing, J&K, has been transferred More

  • Srinagar City

Govt fails to start rehabilitation: Mirwaiz

Visits flood hit areas, distributes relief


Srinagar, Oct 21: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday hit out at the state government for failing to start rehabilitation of flood hit people in Kashmir.Mirwaiz was interacting More

  • Jammu

Govt orders transfers, postings of Forest officers


Jammu, Oct 21: The state government has ordered transfers and postings of nine Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers including the Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF). As per government order number, 311 More

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