Amarnath Yatra starts today

First Batch Of Pilgrims Leaves From Jammu; 13000 Registered For First Day; Yatris Must Follow Regulations: SASB


Jammu/Srinagar, June 27: The first batch of over 3,000 pilgrims left for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security from here Thursday morning. The annual pilgrimage will officially commence from Friday when the first batch leaves for the cave shrine from Pahalgam More

GoI releases 7 cr for smooth pilgrimage

Money To Be Used For Infrastructure, Medical Facilities: Health Minister


Srinagar, June 27: For the first time, the Government of India has dished out Rs 7 crore for ensuring smooth Amarnath pilgrimage this year in Kashmir. The money has already been released to the concerned officials in Jammu and Kashmir to put in place proper medical facilities so that no deaths of More

2014 Political Battles: Congress angling for hot seat in JK

Is Azad On Come-Back Trail?


Srinagar, June 27: Eying the hot seat of power in Jammu and Kashmir post-2014 assembly polls, senior Congress leader and Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad seems to be on slow but steady come-back trail into the state politics.According to political observers, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi More


No ‘Coalition’ On Official Hoardings Dotting Srinagar


Srinagar, June 27: The reported ‘backbiting’ apart, Congress seems to have made up its mind to ‘discredit’ the ruling National Conference (NC) while portraying the State’s ‘hospitality’ culture or developmental scenario. At least the official hoardings, dotting the summer capital of Srinagar, reflect More

Yatris reach Baltal


Baltal, June 27: Scores of vehicles carrying Amarnath yatris Thursday proceeded from police training school Manigam Ganderbal towards Baltal, the base camp of Amarnath cave shrine.An official of the Shrine Board said the yatris would be allowed to proceed from Baltal onwards Friday morning only More

Kashmir solution lies within Indian Constitution: Mufti

‘Vajpayee Had A Political Vision On Kashmir’


Shangus (Anantnag), June 27: Asserting that resolution of Kashmir issue lies within the ambit of Indian Constitution, former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Thursday hailed former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee for his political vision.“There More

Neelum valley was home to a vibrant civilization: Study

Artifacts Discovered From Area Date Back To 7th Century AD


Muzaffarabad, June 27: The picturesque Neelum valley in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) was home to a vibrant civilization in ancient times, latest exploration and documentation of some archeological sites of the area has revealed.The exploration and documentation of these sites was initiated More

Rains bring respite from heat


Srinagar, June 27: Rains lashed many parts of Kashmir, including Srinagar, providing respite to the people from the scorching heat.The overnight rainfall, resulting in a dip in temperature by several notches, brought relief from the heat wave conditions prevalent for over a week.Srinagar, More

DAK President released

Medicos Call Off Strike


Srinagar, June 27: Drawing flak from medical fraternity and other civil society members over the detention of Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) president, Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan, authorities Thursday set him free.Kashmir-based doctors, who had threatened to go on strike from June 28, called off its More

  • Briefs

Malik aghast over attack on KPs at Nagrota camp

Srinagar, June 27: JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned attack on Pandit protestors allegedly by police and some miscreants at Nagrota in Jammu. “Attack on Kashmiri Pandits at Nagrota More

  • National

U'khand rescue mission nearing completion

Guptkashi/Gauchar, June 27: As the mammoth rescue operations in the Uttarakhand disaster neared completion, around 2,500 survivors remained to be evacuated in Badrinath and Hershil today but concerns grew More

  • Opinion

Wake up call from Uttarakhand

If we meddle with Nature, Nature will turn back on us with all ferocity



Any human interference in nature to satisfy lust or  parochial sentiments is an invitation to nature’s fury. The creator of universe in His engineering marvel placed everything in its ideal place More

  • Gk Features

Caging Geelani

Hurriyat conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani continues to remain under house arrest for more than 100 days now at his Hyderpora residence



At 8 o’clock on the morning of February 9 when Afzal Guru was hanged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail, at exact 9am a Delhi Police party arrived at the flat in Malviya Nagar where Hurriyat conference (G) chairman More

  • Letters

GSS Bijbehara

This refers to the marking of International day against Drug abuse on June 26. Since the functions were held across the state our institution too contributed towards the same end. On the directions of More

  • Friday Focus

Love for Allah’s Sake


A hadith reported by Musnad Ahmad reads: “Ubadah ibn al-Samit reports the Prophet (SAW) saying that Allah says ‘My love is established as of right for those who love one another for Me and for those who More

  • Business

India-Turkey to cooperate in renewable energy


New Delhi, June 27: India and Turkey have agreed to enhance their cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy. This was decided at a meeting held between the Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and Dr More

  • Sports

Arrangements for 4th Mughal Rally finalised

Shopian, June 27: To finalise the arrangements for 4th Mughal Road car rally a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Shopian here today.  Among others Superintendent of Police More

  • Kashmir

No lessons learned from Kokernag tragedy!

8 Students, 5 Teachers Injured As School Bus Turns Turtle

Srinagar, June 27: Eight students and five teachers of a private school were injured after the school bus they were travelling in for picnic to Pahalgam turned turtle here. Reports said the school More

  • Srinagar City


Over 2 dozen including tourists, children bitten; Coalition pleads canine rights, SMC silent


Srinagar, June 27: With no letup in dog attacks on humans in this summer Capital, over two dozen people including holidaying visitors and children were bitten Thursday in the busy tourist hub of Dalgate More

  • Jammu

Cash-starved JK spends Rs 4 cr to sponsor Mughal Road car rally


Jammu, June 27: The cash-starved Jammu and Kashmir government has spent around Rs 4 crores in the past four years to sponsor Mughal Road car rally being organised by a Himachal Pradesh-based motor sports More

  • World

No Umrah visa after July 8: Saudi Govt

Riyadh, June 27: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia has announced July 8 (Shaban 29) as the last date for seeking Umrah visas. All Saudi diplomatic missions across the world will continue More

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