October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    BRAID CHOPPING: 'Anti-social elements trying to create law and order problem'

    Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said the “anti-social elements” are trying to create law and order situation in Kashmir.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    ZAKAT joins hands with VMS for rehabilitation of pellet victims

    Zainab Ali Khair-e-Aam Trust (ZAKAT), a Khrew-based charity organisation dedicated to the empowerment of weaker sections, today announced to join hands with Srinagar-based Voluntary Medicare Society for the support and rehabilitation of pellet victims of Kashmir Valley.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    SFFC issues notice to private school for ‘arbitrary’ fee hike

    Acting on complaints by parents, the School Fee Fixation Committee (SFFC) has issued a show-cause notice to Hattrick Public School (HTPS) Zakura, here for “arbitrary” fee hike fee in the current academic session.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    Macadamization plan falls flat in Tral

    The tall claims by the PDP-BJP government on improving the road network in rural areas fall flat in Tral township of district Pulwama where no road was fully macadamised this year.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    Scholarship for children of J-K police who died on duty

    The Jammu and Kashmir Police today sanctioned scholarships for the children of 24 police personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    HUMAN-SHIELD CASE: Govt seeks 2 weeks’ time to file compliance

    The government on Friday sought two weeks’ time to take a decision on the SHRC judgment directing the state to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to Farooq Dar, who was used by the army as human shield on the day of by-polls in April this year.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    Altaf Bukhari releases 'JK Knowledge Initiative'

    Minister of Education, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari, today released the first journal of JK Knowledge Initiative - a group constituted to chalk out modalities for operationalization of Knowledge Initiative in Jammu and Kashmir.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    Congress to organise public awareness programmes

    The Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) shall organise public awareness programme in every district of the Valley.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    Govt has neglected ASHA workers: Tarigami

    Urging the government to provide a “dignified” monthly honorarium to ASHA workers, CPI (M) leader and MLA Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami has said the custom of paying “poor compensation” for “extreme” hard work should come to an end to protect the women folk working in different sectors in Jammu and Kashmir.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Braid-cutting leaves people, police guessing

    Even as protests against braid cutting incidents continued on Friday, braid of a girl was cut in Budgam district.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Separatist leadership calls for civil curfew today

    The joint separatist leadership comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday called for complete shutdown on Saturday, 21st October.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    The big hairy mess

    The frenzy triggered by dozens of incidents of alleged braid chopping reached a crescendo on Friday when two persons, one of whom is believed to be mentally challenged, were nearly killed by mobs in Kashmir.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    We can’t give sweeping judgment that it is mass hysteria: Women’s Commission

    Had the state authorities professionally handled the alleged braid cutting incidents at the beginning in Kashmir, the mysterious phenomenon wouldn’t have touched the alarming levels, chairperson State Women’s Commission (SWC), Nayeema Mehjoor, said on Friday.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Over 40% JK population has no proper drinking water supply

    Over 43 percent of J&K habitations have erratic or no piped water supply, making people living in these areas depend on open sources of water, often contaminated, putting their lives at risk as per Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS).

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Anantnag district hospital lacks ICU, its trauma centre ‘like a dressing section’

    Doctors at Anantnag district hospital have no choice but to refer emergency patients to Srinagar because the hospital does not have a critical care unit.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Panel on school bag burden to submit final report

    The government has informed the High Court that an expert panel set up to give recommendations with regard to easing burden of school children saddled under heavy bags would submit its final report to education department.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Juvenile age increase to 18 yrs has a retrospective effect: High Court

    Ruling that increase in juvenile age from 16 to 18 years has a retrospective effect, the High Court has asked its Registrar Judicial to inquire into the juvenility claim by a convict who was sentenced to five years imprisonment for unnatural act by a Budgam court last year.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Akhtar cautions against ‘frenzied behaviour’

    State Government Spokesman and Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today cautioned people against demonstrating “collective frenzied behaviour" in the wake of braid-chopping incidents.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Grenade attack on PDP MLA’s house in Tral

    Militants on Friday hurled a grenade at the house of ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislator in Tral township of Pulwama district.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Governor visits Gurez

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    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Cabinet meeting on Monday

    The State cabinet is meeting here on Monday, October 23, to take a call on several administrative matters.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Zaffar, Mir for peaceful resolution of Kashmir

    Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) chairman Zafar Akbar Bhat and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (H) chairman Javaid Ahmad Mir today termed the Kashmir issue as basic cause of confrontation between India and Pakistan, stressing for its peaceful resolution.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    3 officers found absent during inspection

    Sub-divisional magistrate Dr Owais Rana today paid a surprise visit to various offices in Karnah tehsil.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    Geelani grieved

    Syed Ali Geelani has expressed grief over the demise of Saif u Din Saifi.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Hurriyat (G) defers today’s executive council meeting

    Hurriyat Conference (G) has deferred its executive council meeting scheduled on 21st October to 22nd October 22.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    UeI denounces Qazi Yasir’s arrest

    The chairman of Ummat-e-Islami Qazi Ahmed Yasir, who was scheduled to address people at Tral today, was arrested near Sangam in south Kashmir, according to party statement.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Govt has failed to nab braid choppers: HCBA

    High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has expressed concern over unabated braid chopping incidents in Kashmir.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    BJP-PDP govt monumental failure: Advocate Nazir Malik

    Prominent National Conference activist advocate Nazir Malik has hit out at PDP-BJP coalition government for its “utter misgovernance” since taking over reins of power.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Clashes, shutdown in Hajin

    Clashes erupted between youth and government forces in Hajin area of Bandipora district on Friday, triggering spontaneous shutdown in the town.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    EJAC to stage protest on Monday

    Terming as precarious and intolerable the situation arising from unabated incidents of braid chopping, the Employees’ Joint Action Committee (EJAC) today announced to hold an hour-long protest at 12 noon on 23rd October, Monday at Partap Park here against these incidents.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    Guv, CM, Soz condole Saifi Sopori’s demise

    Governor N N Vohra has expressed grief over the demise of Saifi Sopori who was an eminent man of letters and a noted poet and educationist widely respected for his learning and high values.

    October 21, 2017 1:06 AM

    Attacking innocents criminal: Yasin Malik

    Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik today said safeguarding the honor of mothers, sisters, daughters is important but attacking and hurting innocents in this name is “gruesome and criminal.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    Yaseen for initiating work on Sochli Pathri water reservoir

    MLA Khansahib, Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen today said the work on proposed Rs 27 crore Water Reservoir at Sochli Pathri in Khansahib needs to be started at the earliest.

    October 21, 2017 1:05 AM

    ‘Tchope Sete Kath-Bath’ released

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    October 21, 2017 10:49 AM

    Over a dozen arrested for trying to immolate mentally-challenged person in Sopore

    Over a dozen persons were arrested during a nocturnal raid for trying to immolate a mentally deranged persons after taking him for a braid chopper in Mazbug area of Sopore yesterday.

    October 21, 2017 10:48 AM

    Restrictions imposed in Kashmir capital as separatists call protest shutdown

    Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a separatist-called protest shutdown against growing incidents of braid chopping.

    October 21, 2017 10:38 AM

    Bandipora: Braid of 35-year-old woman chopped off, earring stolen

    Braid of a 35-year-old woman was chopped off in Nowpora locality of Bandipora district on Saturday, locals said.

    October 20, 2017 8:17 PM

    Kashmir: Braid of 12th standard student cut in Beerwah

    Braid of a 12th standard student was chopped off in Beerwah area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday.

    October 20, 2017 6:51 PM

    Authorities to impose restrictions in parts of Downtown Srinagar tomorrow

    Authorities have decided to impose restrictions in parts of Downtown Srinagar tomorrow in view of strike call issued by the separatist leadership over unabated braid-cutting incidents.

    October 20, 2017 6:42 PM

    Altaf Bukhari releases maiden journal of 'JK Knowledge Initiative'

    Minister of Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, today released the first journal of JK Knowledge Initiative - a group constituted to chalk out modalities for operationalization of Knowledge Initiative in Jammu and Kashmir.

    October 20, 2017 5:30 PM

    Grenade lobbed at house of PDP legislator in Tral in south Kashmir

    Suspected militants on Friday attacked the residence of ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

    October 20, 2017 3:04 PM

    Kashmir University postpones all exams scheduled tomorrow

    Kashmir University has postponed all examinations scheduled tomorrow, said a spokesman.

    October 20, 2017 1:37 PM

    Kashmir: ZAKAT joins hands with VMS for rehabilitation of pellet victims

    Zainab Ali Khair-e-Aam Trust (ZAKAT), a Khrew-based charity organisation dedicated to the empowerment of weaker sections, on Friday announced to join hands with Srinagar-based Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS) for the support and rehabilitation of pellet victims of Kashmir valley.

    October 20, 2017 12:41 PM

    Rainawari teenager chases ‘braid choppers’, gets pellets

    For 18-year-old Wahid Manzoor of Rainawari here, chasing two braid choppers changed his entire life. He sustained serious pellet injuries on his body, including his right eye, when the police allegedly tried to disperse the youth who ran after the alleged braid-cutters on past Friday.

    October 20, 2017 12:41 PM

    PM celebrates Diwali with soldiers in Gurez

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, with soldiers in Gurez Valley near the Line of Control in Bandipora district.