Main Ashura procession foiled

Restrictions Paralyze Life, 40 Injured In Clashes, 90 Held


Srinagar, Nov 25: Authorities on Sunday prevented the mourners from taking out main Ashura (10th Muharram) procession from Abi-Guzar here by imposing severe restrictions in different parts of the city. However, Ashura was observed with religious fervor in different parts of the Valley and Ladakh region More

Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah participate in Ashura


Srinagar, Nov 25: Separatist leaders, including JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah and others participated in Ashura (10th Muharram) processions in different parts of the Valley, while Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressed a Majlis More

55 structures gutted in Pahalgam inferno


Islamabad (Anantnag), Nov 25: At least 55 structures, including 46 residential houses, were gutted in a devastating fire that broke out early Sunday morning in Frislan village, 10 kms ahead, of world famous tourist resort of Pahalgam in this south Kashmir district. A major fire broke out More


Jammu, Nov 25: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has expressed deep sorrow over the fire incident that took place at Frisalan village in Pahalgam of Islamabad (Anantnag) district, an official spokesman said. He said the Chief Minister sent a team of Ministers and officers comprising Minister for Forests More

Future belongs to us: Mufti

‘PDP Will Form Next Government, Work For K-Resolution’


Achabal (Rafiabad) Nov 25: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Sunday announced that the future belonged to his party.  He also accused the ruling dispensation of being “immature” while dealing with the administration stating that previous regime worked in a “great More

End bonhomie drama: Dr Sumir Kaul to NC

‘Merge With Cong’


Achabal (Rafiabad) Nov 25: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national spokesman Dr Sumir Kaul on Sunday asked National Conference to end “bonhomie drama” and merge with Congress.  Addressing a rally here in north Kashmir Koul said, “The ruling coalition, especially NC is playing a new drama More

NC-Cong friendship has frustrated PDP: Omar


Kupwara, Nov 25: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday alleged that PDP leadership has unleashed a “false propaganda” against the coalition government to overcome its “frustration.”  Omar said that the friendly ties between Congress and National Conference have “frustrated” the PDP leadership More

JK dumps Benami Transactions Act



Jammu, Nov 25: Amid mounting corruption menace, Jammu and Kashmir government has failed to implement an important legislation – prohibiting Benami transactions –three years after the Bill was passed by the state legislature. The delay in implanting the legislation has given free hand to politicians More

Protests rock Pulwama

Srinagar, Nov 25: Amid protests and violent clashes, south Kashmir’s Pulwama township observed a complete shutdown for the third consecutive day today against unscheduled power cuts and shortage of cooking gas in the district.  Protestors took over various roads and placed barricades on them More

Rail trial run on cards


Banihal, Nov 25: As work on the ambitious railway link between Banihal and Qazigund has entered into final stage, the railway authorities are expecting to start the trial run on this track by December end. “The work on this section of the project is expected to be completed by next year. More

  • National

Jethmalani suspended from BJP for 'indiscipline'


New Delhi, Nov 25: Cracking the whip, BJP President Nitin Gadkari today suspended a defiant Ram Jethmalani from the party with immediate effect for daring it to act against him on the CBI chief's appointment More

  • Opinion

Agony, No Ecstasy

Dr. Ahad's book is an important read for students of history



It takes courage to tell the truth. In our situation, where “leaders”  believe that they are the Zeus’ in their own right and their hanger-on’s make them believe that they are infallible demigods More

  • GKeducation&career

‘My aim is to retain marginalized children in government schools’


In an interview with Shabir Ibn Yusuf, Director School Education, Kashmir, M Shafi Rather, while admitting that all is not well with the government schools in Kashmir, says he wants to link marginalized More

  • Letters

Thought provoking

The article on 23th Nov GK, entitled `Iqbal on Palestine' was quite thought provoking. The author made a great attempt to show that Iqbal was multi-dimensional personality. In contemporary society their More

  • Editorial

Ashura Ban

Government once again banned Muharram procession by imposing severe restrictions in parts of Srinagar.  The vulnerable areas like Abi Gugar, Lal Chowk, Regal Chowk, Aali Masjid, Shaheed Gunj, Guru More

  • Business

JK books just 23% plan expenditure in 7 months

Gloomy Development Scenario


Jammu, Nov 25: In a major concern, the Jammu and Kashmir government has spent only 23 per cent of Rs 7300 crore current year plan up to October end. Sources in the civil secretariat informed Greater More

  • Sports

Pietersen, Panesar put tourists in command



Mumbai, Nov 25: Kevin Pietersen smashed a brilliant 186 and Monty Panesar took five wickets to leave England on the verge of victory over India in the second Test. Pietersen took the hosts apart as More

  • Kashmir

'Cancer on rise inValley'

Experts Say Lack Of Infrastructure,Awareness Cause Delay In Treatment



Srinagar, Nov 25: Experts Sunday attributed the escalation in cancer deaths in Kashmir to delay in curative treatment due to its late detection in the patients. According to oncologists, inadequate More

  • Srinagar City

Govt sleeps on 3 incomplete bypass bridges

6 years on, 18-month work awaits completion


Srinagar, Nov 25: Notwithstanding the claims of ruling coalition that development works were being executed speedily in this summer capital, chronic delay persists in construction of three bridges on the More

  • Jammu

Mughal Road:Government to address problem of landslides

Delhi-Based Company To Provide ‘Geotechnical Solution’


Jammu, Nov 25: A company engaged to study ‘unstable slopes’ along the historical Mughal Road—connecting Kashmir Valley with Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu region—is likely to submit a detailed project More

  • World

‘Syrian rebels seize large part of army airport’

Beirut, Nov 25: Syrian rebels seized a “large part” of a military airport near the capital on Sunday as troops shelled the outskirts of Damascus province, a watchdog and activists said. The Syrian More

  • Gurez

Inordinate delay hits restoration of irrigation schemes at Burnaie

Damage by flash floods

Burnaie (Gurez): Inhabitants of Burnaie village here have expressed strong resentment over inordinate delay in completion of the irrigation schemes which were damaged due to flash floods in August this More

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