New Delhi, Jan 1: Defence Minister A K Antony has sought a report from the army over the firing incident in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on December 28, which resulted in injuries to seven civilians and subsequent protests in the valley.The Defence Minister has sought to know what actually More

Curfew lifted, shutdown on

Several Hurt In Clashes; 9 Youth Detained


Pulwama, Jan 1: Several persons including six cops were injured in violent clashes between forces and protesters in this South Kashmir town on Tuesday even as authorities lifted curfew after four days. A class 12 student was reportedly hit by a tear gas shell in his face and was shifted to Srinagar More

They received bullets while taking brother to hospital


Srinagar, Jan 1: The bullet pierced through 23-year-old Ashiq’s abdomen, hit his cousin Showkat in the arm and then landed straight into his brother Jehangir’s shoulder —the bullet is still there.Jehangir is admitted in Bone and Joints Hospital while his brother Aashiq is undergoing treatment More

No need of new provisions: NC

Have Finalized Recommendations: Congress

73rd Amendment Row


Srinagar, Jan 1: Taking its coalition partner Congress head-on, ruling National Conference (NC) Tuesday made it clear that it won’t allow incorporation of any new provisions in the State Panchayat Raj Act which, according to the party, was “much comprehensive” than the existing Panchayat laws in any More

From Uri to Pulwama, past probes miscarried


Srinagar, Jan 1: Even as the Jammu and Kashmir Government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the firing on civilians allegedly by forces in Pulwama district last week, similar probes into the killings of civilians in 2012 proved to be damp squib as neither findings of the inquiries were made public More

8 Legislative Council seats to fall vacant in March

Aspirants Begin Hectic Lobbying; Coalition Eyeing Bharatiya Janata Party Rebel Votes


Jammu, Jan 1: With eight seats falling vacant in the state’s Legislative Council (LC) by March this year, the aspirants in ruling coalition and the opposition PDP have begun hectic lobbying to secure candidature for a berth in the Upper House.All the eight LC seats falling vacant in March are More

Retirement age rise for medical faculty in offing

Govt Likely To Decide By Next Month


Jammu, Jan 1: To overcome the extreme shortage of faculty members in Medical Education Department, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is expected to take final decision on the proposal to enhance retirement age of medical teachers from 58 to 60 years by February.Official sources said that following More

Islam permits polygamy, doesn’t propagate it: Court

‘Shariah Allows Practice Only As Part Of Social Duty, Charitable Motive, To Prevent Destitution’


New Delhi, Jan 1: A Moulvi, accused of performing a girl's marriage forcibly with a married man, has been denied anticipatory bail by a Delhi court which said the Shariah Law allows polygamy but only under special circumstances. The court denied the relief to Moulvi Mustafa Raja of Delhi dismissing More

After Rana’s legal notice, Harshdev takes U-turn

‘I Didn’t Mention FCI Contracts In Press Statement’

Jammu, Jan 1: A day after Chief Minister’s Political Advisor Devender Singh Rana shot a legal notice to the Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Panthers Party (JKNPP) Harshdev Singh for allegedly maligning his image by issuing “false and frivolous” statements, the JKNPP Chairman took a U-turn on Tuesday More

  • Briefs

Hurriyat (M) condemns firing on people at Pulwama

Srinagar, Jan 1: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday strongly condemned, what it  said, another incident of firing by the armed forces on civilians at Pulwama.In a statement, a Hurriyat (M) spokesman More

  • News

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuke installations


New Delhi, Jan 1: For the twenty-second consecutive time, India and Pakistan Tuesday exchanged list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations More

  • Opinion

PM Modi

Should this happen, it will profoundly change the way India was envisioned and also imagined in popular and intellectual narrative



Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s third successive election victory has taken India by storm. There are ongoing breathless commentaries in the media about the far-reaching fallout of this win.But More

  • GK Health

Vanishing Stents

Latest Advances in Coronary Stenting



Bioresorbable Coronary Stents ( Vanishing Stents) are the latest innovations in treating the blockages in the heart.  These stents after undergoing rigrous studies are now commercially available in More

  • Letters

Recruitment policy

It is encouraging that the government in a major policy decision hasmodified J&K Medical Education (Gazetted) Services Recruitment Rules, 1979, relaxing norms for promotion to the posts of Professor More

  • Editorial

Long Journey

To mark its 75th year in operation, Jammu and Kashmir Bank is presently celebrating its Platinum Jubilee. Incorporated in 1938 under letters patent issued by the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, Hari Singh More

  • Business

Centre rolls out DCT, JK miles apart


Srinagar, Jan 1:  The centre government today rolled out its ambitious Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) scheme that will initially be implemented in 20 districts in India. The scheme shall cover seven schemes More

  • Sports

Pakistan eye series win at 'favourite' Eden Gardens


Kolkata, Jan 1: When Pakistan last featured in an ODI at the Eden Gardens, in 2004, John Wright was still India's coach, Sachin Tendulkar was a 'regular' in limited-overs cricket, T20s and Mahendra Singh More

  • Kashmir

‘JK’s food shortage growing severe’

Report Attributes Problem To Low SRR, Poor Irrigation, Yield Stagnation


Srinagar, Jan 1: With agriculture in Jammu and Kashmir witnessing “gradual slump”, the State is likely to face food insecurity in future if it does not take measures, an official report has warned.   More

  • Srinagar City

Road Safety Week inaugurated

‘Spread awareness about traffic rules’

Srinagar, Jan 1: The Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo on Wednesday underscored the need for strict adherence of traffic rules and spreading awareness about safe driving.  “I impress upon up More

  • Jammu

Fire extinguishers scam surfaces in Edu deptt

2 CEOs, 4 ZEOs among 10 officers land in vigilance net


Jammu, Jan 1: Vigilance Organisation has booked Chief Education Officer Jammu and Chief Education Officer Doda among ten other officials of education department for allegedly purchasing fire extinguishers More

  • Court Watch

Ban on gutka: High Court directs JK Govt to file response


Srinagar, Jan 1: The J&K High Court has issued a notice to the state government for its response on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking ban on manufacture, sale, storage and distribution of More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results



It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More

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