In Muzaffarabad, Mirwaiz pitches for JK’s unification


Srinagar/Muzaffarabad, Dec 16: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Sunday advocated “unification of two Kashmirs as a single entity” and urged India and Pakistan to organize an intra-Kashmir conference so that people of the divided parts of Kashmir could meet frequently.  More

'They left without consulting others'

Srinagar, Dec 16: Senior Hurriyat Conference (M) leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday said that no other leader was consulted before the Hurriyat (M) delegation flew to Islamabad. “It was through media that I came to know that Hurriyat delegation is leaving More

Avalanche kills 6 soldiers in Siachen


Srinagar, Dec 16: Six soldiers of Assam Regiment were killed while as one went missing after they were buried under an avalanche in Siachen sector on Sunday morning, officials said.  Giving details, a senior Army official of Udhampur based northern Command said that the soldiers were killed More

Intelligence agencies failed to prevent Mumbai attack: Rehman Malik

‘Abu Jindal Was Working As Source With Elite Indian Agency’


New Delhi, Dec 16: Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik today blamed Indian security agencies for their "failure" to prevent the Mumbai attack and alleged that Indian non-state actors were involved in the massacre. Malik also said had there been interaction between Pakistan and India More

'Statement ridiculous'

New Delhi, Dec 16: India today reacted strongly to Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik statement that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant Abu Jindal was an operative of an elite Indian intelligence agency, saying it was a "ridiculous" remark. "Such a statement is ridiculous. Jindal was working More

PM turns down Pak invitation

‘Punish Mumbai Attack Culprits First’


New Delhi, Dec 16: Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has deferred his much awaited visit to Pakistan as the neighbouring country has not yet punished anyone involved in Mumbai attack. Malik said Pakistan has already invited him to visit More

Vehicles to move from Sgr to Jmu today

Highway Reopens, Weather To Improve From Tuesday


Srinagar Dec 16: The 300 km Srinagar-Jammu highway, only road connecting Valley with rest of the world, was opened for one-way traffic on Sunday and hundreds of stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards Srinagar, officials said. “The road was cleared and the stranded vehicles were allowed More

Avalanche warning

Srinagar, Dec 16: A medium danger avalanche warning was today issued for area close to Line of Control in Kashmir and Banihal town on Srinagar-Jammu highway. "A medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for Keran Machil, Gurez, Chowkibal, Uri and Tangdhar areas where moderate to heavy snowfall More

Neonate’s death renders mother speechless

‘3 Specially Trained Nurses To Handle New Unit Were Absent’


Baramulla, Dec 16: News about her neonate dying due to the alleged negligence of hospital authorities has left Dilshada, mother of one of the neonates, speechless. She remembers that she gave birth to a male child weighing around 3 kgs and the child was doing well.  Dilshada is not in a position More

Civil Society aghast


Srinagar, Dec 16: Alarmed by the two infant deaths at District Hospital Baramulla allegedly due to non-availability of electricity for over four hours, Civil Society members Sunday voiced serious concern over what they called ‘mismanagement and inability’ of health authorities that led to the ‘unfortunate More

8 die in Bhaderwah accident


Bhaderwah (Doda), Dec 16: Around eights persons, including a minor, died when a vehicle they were traveling in, skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge on Bhaderwah-Jai road, on Sunday evening. Police said that the ill-fated passenger vehicle (No.JK02AR-9413) was on way from Bhaderwah More

Cabinet to meet today


Jammu, Dec 16: Jammu and Kashmir government is expected to take some important decision in the cabinet meeting, scheduled to be held here on Monday.Chief Minister Omar Abdullah would chair the cabinet meeting in the civil secretariat on Monday morning, sources said. They said though not on More

  • Briefs

Assault on auto driver triggers protest


Bandipora, Dec 16: Attack on an auto-driver by an unidentified passenger at Wullar Vintage Park triggered massive protest here today. The auto driver identified as Ayaz Ahmed Mir of Putushay was allegedly More

  • National

2-pronged strategy to help youth in Kashmir: RATAN TATA


Mumbai, Dec 16: The Tata group will adopt a two-pronged strategy to give opportunities for students and entrepreneurs in the Kashmir Valley which includes supporting setting up of venture capital units More

  • Opinion

History Revisited

Of Sheikh Nazir's denial and Sheikh Abdullah's signatures



Politics is callous. It spares none, not even the dead. At times, it chases politicians even in their graves.  It has inherent capacity of reviving controversies buried deep under its debris. History More

  • GKeducation&career

Giving hope to Kashmir orphans

A young social activist is committed to better the lives of orphans



There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. But this door never opened for an unfortunate group of children in Kashmir who lost their childhood in past over two More

  • Letters

Don't preach

This refers to the column Words Within by Firdous Syed. This in-house Saturday preacher can't stop preaching. He has a past which raises questions against all his preaching. And I am sure he has a present More

  • Editorial

Going Nowhere

Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik ended his two-day India visit on a rather jarring note. He  said many things that became a subject of huge controversy in the country or were deemed unhelpful More

  • Business

JKPCC Baramulla headless; Scores of projects suffer


Baramulla, Dec 16: Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation, unit 8, Baramulla is headless for past several years affecting scores of projects in the twin districts of Baramulla and Bandipora More

  • Sports

England one day away


Nagpur, Dec 16: England face a nervy last day in the final Test as they seek a first series victory in India for 27 years. The tourists, who lead the series 2-1, need a draw in Nagpur and ended the More

  • Kashmir

Hurriyat (G) aghast at ban on screening of Ocean of Tears in KU

Srinagar, Dec 16: Terming the ban on screening of ‘Ocean of Tears’ in Kashmir University as “hypocrisy and unjustified”, Hurriyat Conference (G) has criticized the administration and said that move is More

  • Srinagar City

Violation of Food Safety Act goes unabated

SMC mute on sale of expired, substandard products



Srinagar, Dec 16: In blatant violation of the Food Safety Act, sale of expired, substandard products and adulteration of milk is going on unabated in the summer capital in absence of regular monitoring More

  • Jammu

Omar seek support of corporate sector to JK Universities


Dhanore (Rajouri), Dec 16: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said that corporate Sector of India should show interest in the development and growth of educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir so More

  • South Asia

5 militants, 1 policeman killed in Pak gun battle

Attempt By Taliban To Storm Airforce Base In Peshawar


Islamabad, Dec 16: A fierce gun battle between Pakistani security forces and militants holed up in a house on the outskirts of Peshawar left six people, including a policeman, dead today, hours after an More

  • World

Egypt 'narrowly backs' constitution in first round of vote

Cairo, Dec 16: Egyptians have narrowly backed an Islamist constitution in the first round of a referendum over the contentious draft, unofficial figures showed today, even as the opposition accused the More

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