8 Jammu townships under curfew, Army called out

VDC Members Unleash Terror In Paddar, 1 Killed, 4 Wounded

Kishtwar Clashes Widen


Jammu, Aug 11: Curfew was clamped in six more townships of Jammu region Sunday while Army staged flag marches across the province following series of communal clashes, violence and killings in mountainous Kishtwar district. Amid strict curfew in Paddar township of Kishtwar district, Village Defence More

Political parties flaring up situation: Omar

Exonerates VDCs; Says No Leader Will Be Allowed To Visit Kishtwar; Arrives In Jammu


Srinagar, Aug 11: Asserting that some political parties were trying to flare up the situation in Kishtwar for their vote bank, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said that the role of Village Defence Committees (VDCs) should not be linked with the violence in Jammu region. He also said that two More

Mehbooba under house arrest

Govt Mute Spectator To Bloodshed In Jammu Region: PDP President


Srinagar, Aug 11: Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Sunday accused the state government of acting as mute spectator to communal riots in various areas of Jammu division. “Situation has attained horrendous dimensions in Kishtwar and other areas of Jammu. Ironically More

More troops deployed at my request: Azad

Appeals for calm


Srinagar, Aug 11: Expressing deep anguish and sorrow on the unfortunate turn of the events on the auspicious day of Eid at Kishtwar, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister GhulamNabi Azad Sunday urged the people of J&K to maintain calm and peace and “not fall prey to the machinations of divisive More

Again, internet services suspended

Govt Imposes Restriction On Media


Jammu, Aug 11: While mobile internet services were Sunday suspended in Jammu and Kashmir, government restricted movement of media persons and banned airing of news from local cable network.The mobile internet, according to officials, was snapped this morning as rumours about fresh deaths and destruction More

How it all started

Kishtwar, Aug 11: Authorities clamped indefinite curfew and deployed army and paramilitary personnel in this mountainous township of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday (on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr) following violent clashes between two communities, leaving at least two persons dead and causing injuries to More

Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik blame mainstream parties for trouble

JKLF’s Anti-VDC March Today; Politicians Victimizing Muslims: Mirwaiz; Disband VDCs: Geelani


Srinagar, Aug 11: Demanding the disbanding of ‘State-sponsored militia’ - Village Defence Committees (VDCs)- chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik Sunday appealed ‘sane voices’ in Jammu region to play their role in dousing the flames in Kishtwar district of Chenab Valley More

Protests in Pulwama; 12 hurt

Strike Paralyzes Normal Life For Second Day In Kashmir

Kishtwar Violence


Srinagar, Aug 11: At least one dozen persons including six policemen were injured in clashes in Pulwama town of south Kashmir during clashes between protesting youth and police on Sunday. A girl identified as Asmat Jan of Dolipora Pulwama was seriously injured due to a tear gas shell. She has been More

  • Briefs

JU exams postponed

Jammu, Aug 11: All Jammu University examinations including practical examinations scheduled to be held on 12th August (Monday) and 13th August (Tuesday)  2013 are postponed.The fresh date(s) will More

  • National

BSF trooper injured in cross-border firing dies at AIIMS


New Delhi, Aug 11: A BSF trooper, injured in cross-border firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district on August 5, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital here today. Head Constable Ram Niwas Meena More

  • Opinion

Nawaz Sharif’s Dilemmas

Can trade relations with India help address Pak security concerns?



Nawaz Sharif, for past three months has been holding an olive branch   high in sky. He has been hoisting white flags on every high and low peak in his country.  Bubbling with enthusiasm More

  • GKeducation&career

Exploiting the unemployed

The government recruitment bodies should first reduce the application fee charged per applicant



Thousands of educated youth every now and then apply to various job vacancies notified by various recruitment agencies, both central and state. These agencies exploit the unemployment situation and use More

  • Letters

Congrats all

Congrats to all the students of CET. My request to all other aspirants is not to lose hope and try nard the next time. May Allah give success to all those people who yearn for their right goals.Tahseen More

  • Editorial

Restoring Peace

The happenings in Kishtwar town on Friday leading to communal tension and isolated violence in some parts of Jammu region are unfortunate.  That the situation went out of control in no time is a clear More

  • Business

Almond orchards in Kashmir growing old

CITH promotes rejuvenation through participatory mode


Srinagar,Aug 11: What could give fillip to the production of almonds in Kashmir, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture is making scientific interventions to carry out rejuvenation of old but healthy More

  • Sports

Kanwal Tigers on winning spree


Srinagar, Aug 11: Kanwal Tigers on Sunday defeated struggling Cemtac Stars in a low scoring thriller of 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League match played at Boys Higher Secondary School Bijbehara More

  • Kashmir

Eid celebrations turn into mourning for Barnate residents

10 die in Boniyar accident


Barnate (Boniyar), Aug 11: The fatal accident on Friday at Barnate Boniyar here in north Kashmir which left 10 persons dead and several others injured when a sumo vehicle they were traveling in skidded More

  • Srinagar City

Governor reviews Dal-Nigeen conservation

Accepts Yasin’s Invite For Lake Tour; Asks Students To Spread Waterbody Conservation Awareness


Srinagar, Aug 11: Governor, NN Vohra Sunday reviewed the Dal-Nigeen Lake Conservation and Management Project at a detailed presentation made by Vice-Chairman, Lakes and Waterways Development Authority More

  • Jammu

Cong hits out at its coalition partner, leaders echo BJP’s voice

Criticize administration for poor response; seek high level probe


Jammu, Aug 11: Amid heightened communal tension and clashes across Jammu region, Pradesh Congress Committee, one of the ruling coalition allies in the State, has opened front against its own government More

  • World

100,000 people apply to go to Mars and not return

Washington, Aug 11: More than 100,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to Mars, as a part of the ambitious multi-billion dollar project that aims to colonise the Red planet starting in 2022.While More

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