Sensing political backlash, Azad pushes for quick action

‘Union Health Minister Instrumental in Removal of BSF camp, SI’s arrest’


Srinagar, July 23: Fearing political backlash in Chenab Valley region in the aftermath of Gool killings, hectic efforts are on at various levels both in Srinagar and New Delhi to initiate some kind of action against the culprits to pacify the public rage.According to highly placed sources, Union More

Kunan-Poshpora Case: Amnesty for fast-tracking investigations

‘Previous Probes Into Mass-Rape Allegations Ineffective’


Srinagar, July 23: Global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International Tuesday urged J&K government to avoid delay in conducting fresh investigations into the Kunan-Poshpora mass rape incident and to hold fast-track investigations into the case.In a statement issued here, the Amnesty International More

Jaish militant Qari Yasir killed in Lolab

He Was Planner: IGP


Lolab, July 23: Forces in Lolab valley of frontier district Kupwara killed Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) chief operational commander Qari Yasir in a shootout in the wee hours of Tuesday.Yasir was killed by Kupwara Police and soldiers of 18 RR in a joint operation at Siver Gudwud village, 25 kilometers More

Neha Sharma tops Combined Services Exam

Nissar Rasool Bags Second Rank

Srinagar, July 23: Neha Sharma topped this year's Jammu and Kashmir Combined Services Examination, the second woman in the state to achieve this feat. Nissar Rasool of Beerwah Budgam figured at serial number two of the merit list.Neha bagged the top slot among the 65 successful candidates, 14 More

Kashmir solution lies in 3rd party intervention: Mann

Observe Day Of Unity With Kashmiri Muslims On July 26: Dal Khalsa To Sikhs

Srinagar, July 23: Senior Akali Dal leader from Punjab, Simranjit Singh Mann, Tuesday said that Kashmir issue could not be resolved without the intervention of any third country.“Indo-Pak dialogue on Kashmir issue has proved always futile and in future too it would be a futile exercise. Pakistan More

MGNREGA performance dismal in JK: Jairam writes to Omar

State Questions Ministry’s Snub; Our Performance Best: Sagar


Srinagar, July 23: The “under achievements” of Jammu and Kashmir under MGNREGA has triggered confrontation between the Union Ministry for Rural Development and State Government.While the Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh, in a letter to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, questioned More

Cabinet to discuss creation of new administrative units

Will Take Call On Ordinance To Regulate Paramedical Institutes


Srinagar, July 23: The State Cabinet would on Wednesday take a call on creation of new administrative units across Jammu and Kashmir, recommended by a Committee more than two years ago.The committee which was headed by former Secretary Revenue Mushtaq Ahmad Ganai had in its report suggested creation More

NC fueling societal divide: Iftikhar Ansari


Srinagar, July 23: Appealing for peace and calm, senior PDP leader Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari has expressed deep anguish at the attempts to create confrontation within the Kashmir society.In a statement here, he said it is highly disturbing that the ruling National Conference was attempting More

  • Briefs

Sogami remembered on 32nd anniversary


Kupwara, July 23: Former minister Ghulam Nabi Wani (Sogami) was remembered in this frontier district on his 32nd death anniversary on Tuesday.People from Kupwara, Sogam and other adjoining areas visited More

  • National

India, China hold talks to resolve border dispute

New Delhi, July 23: Officials from India and China met in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss ways to restore peace and tranquility on their shared Himalayan border, a source of longstanding tension between More

  • Opinion

Modi Juggernaut

Gujarat Chief Minister is now tapping into his inherent strength as a polarising leader



It is Modi, Modi everywhere across India’s political landscape. Every event that he attends, every speech that he makes and every statement that he utters is deconstructed, over-analysed and blown out More

  • GK Health

Colossal human tragedy in South Kashmir

The ongoing intensive catastrophic spread of Hepatitis c



When North Kashmir (Sopore) was hit by a water-borne (Ningli Nallah) epidemic of jaundice in 1978-79, affecting 57,000 cases with over 2000 deaths in a span of 7 weeks, little did we know that this human More

  • Letters

Not valid

This refers to column of Abdul Rashid Khan Retd. IGP, who has blamed Government for imposing curfew to restrict the movement of general public and making the 13th July episode a government affair. I fail More

  • Editorial

Anybody Listening?

The Gool killings have once again brought into question the constitutional guarantees vis-à-vis right to life and personal liberty. This constitutional guarantee has time and again been violated in Kashmir More

  • Business

DDBs and Plan Resource Allocations-I


THE fourth Five Year Plan (1969-74) aimed at focusing on grassroots level development with district as unit of development as enabling strategy to overcome intra-regional and inter-regional development More

  • Sports

Jumbo Gladiators beat Simula Bulls in thriller


Srinagar, July 23: Jumbo Gladiators defeated Simula Bulls in a closely fought encounter of 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League by one wicket at MA Stadium Jammu on Tuesday. Batting first More

  • Kashmir

KCSDS welcomes Mahant Deepender Giri’s statement

Seeks Implementation Of Nitish Sengupta Commission Recommendations

Limiting Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar, July 23: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) Tuesday welcomed the statement of Chief Mahant Dakhshani Akhara Srinagar, Deepender Giri, regarding his opposition to commencement More

  • Srinagar City

Nowshera protests nocturnal raids, arrests

‘Police unleashing terror’


Srinagar, July 23: Police Tuesday used force to disperse scores of people in Nowshera area of Soura who were protesting against the arrest of more than a dozen youth by the cops during nocturnal raids More

  • Jammu

JK to rationalize staff-student ratio in schools

High-Level Committees To Be Formed To Address The Issue


Jammu, July 23: To bring on track the fast declining strength of students in government schools of the State and to impart quality education to them, the state government is actively considering rationalizing More

  • South Asia

‘Plan to attack Nawaz Sharif foiled’

Islamabad, July 23: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has reportedly foiled a suicide attack aimed at Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.  The JIT, while probing into the abduction of former More

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