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Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign at CWC meet

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Amid speculation that Congress President Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign, a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting is scheduled on Saturday to look into the reasons for the part…

NC thanks Kashmir for poll sweep

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

National Conference on Friday thanked people of Kashmir for “a spectacular mandate” in its favour saying that the party is committed to  work towards protection of state’s special…

Protecting Art 35A, 370 our main plank: Farooq

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday flagged protection of Articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution besides grant of regional autonomy to Jammu, Kashmir and L…

Zakir Musa killing major success: Police

May 25, 2019, 3:57 AM

The police on Friday termed the killing of Zakir Musa as a “major success”. On its official Twitter account, police wrote: “Active from six years he (Musa) was involved in number o…

Er. Rasheed, Man of the Match in this election

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Independent candidate Engineer Rashid has surprised everyone with his splendid performance in the parliamentary elections of 2019. He secured 102168 votes and rose to no. 3 positio…

Sarpanchs in Jammu get more votes than Dr Farooq: BJP

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

A day after party’s emphatic victory in the Parliamentary elections, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) State president Ravinder Raina said that his party would never prefer an alliance w…

Gunfight in which Zakir Musa was killed lasted several hours

May 25, 2019, 3:59 AM

Zakir Musa, founder of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind outfit, was killed by the security forces after a gunfight that lasted for most of the night intervening Thursday and Friday in Dadsara…

Geelani calls shutdown today

May 25, 2019, 12:03 AM

Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has called for shutdown on Saturday against the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa and a civilian in Naira, Pulwama. A spoke…

Admit cards to be treated as curfew passes: Div Com

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan, today said that the admit cards and roll number slips shall be treated as travel passes for the candidates who have to appear in…

Make fresh academic arrangements in colleges: HC to Govt

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The High Court has directed the government to make fresh academic arrangements by engaging eligible candidates as Assistant Professors in government degree colleges in Kashmir divi…

Narendra Modi's swearing-in likely on May 30

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be sworn-in for the second term on May 30 and some world leaders could be invited for it, making it an event bigger than the 2014 when heads of gov…

Spontaneous shutdown, clashes in Kashmir over Zakir Musa's killing

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Day after the killing of Ansar-Gazwatul Hind (AGH) chief Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa, the authorities on Friday imposed strict curbs in most parts of Srinagar and South Kash…

Died in the house where his studio was busted in 2016

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa was an engineering student in 2013 when he joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen that was then led by Burhan Wani. Both hailed from Tral. Zakir, 25, came fro…

Shutdown in Ramban, curbs in Bhadarwah

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

In response to the killing of Zakir Musa, the highway town of Banihal in Jammu province observed a shutdown on Friday. Prayers were offered for the slain militant in mosques. Schoo…

Govt bans all adhoc, contractual appointments

May 25, 2019, 12:03 AM

J&K government on Friday put a complete ban on engagement of casual, seasonal, adhoc, consolidated, contractual, need-based and daily-rated workers. A General Administration De…

NDA MPs to formally elect PM today

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Newly-elected MPs of the BJP-led NDA will meet on Saturday to formally elect Prime Minister Narendra Modi as their leader, setting in motion the process of formation of the new gov…

Business

BIS awareness workshop held in Srinagar

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

In order to aware the industrialists and businessmen about the processes involved in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification, a workshop about standardisation was held by th…

J&K Bank serves Iftar meals in Srinagar hospitals

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

In order to help in-patient attendants and hospital visitors during the month of Ramadhan, J&K Bank is providing Iftar meals in all the major hospitals of Srinagar city. There…

Management programme commences at SMVDU

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

A two-day management development programme on ‘Efficient Decision Making: Process and Practices” commenced Friday at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) here. The programme o…

Sensex advances by 623 pts after sweeping BJP win

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Defying unfavourable global markets, domestic indices inched up on Friday as investors cheered the formation of a stable central government following the BJP's spectacular victory…

NDA 2.0: Kashmir Inc seeks GST exemption for tourism services, handicrafts

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

With National Democratic Alliance all set to form a new government at the Centre for second consecutive term after a resounding victory in Lok Sabha elections, Kashmir-based busine…

Editorial Page

Governor's Apology

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

As if it was a huge favour to Kashmiris that Governor Mr. Satpal Malik had to announce himself the lifting of ban on civilian traffic on national highway. Mr. Malik while giving th…

NC back , PDP gone

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Peoples Democratic Party, which had emerged as the alternative to the National Conference, stands decimated as it lost all the three parliamentary seats in Kashmir. The biggest los…

Modi's charisma works

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Indian people have, once again, given a resounding mandate to Narendra Modi. He has led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a greater Lok Sabha victory than that in the 2014 el…

Verdict 2019 | It's a return of a people, a mind

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Modi's return to the seat is a Powershift. Long years back this book by Alvin Tofler – Powershift - was a hit. The book underlined a crucial difference between a shift of power fro…

Health

Addition of 400 plus MBBS seats from current academic session historic move: DAK (S)

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) led by Dr Suhail Naik on Friday welcomed the Letter of Permission (LOP) given to Govt Medical college Anantnag  (GMC-A) and Govt Medical college B…

MCI agrees to 200 MBBS seats in Anantnag, Baramulla colleges

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has agreed to issue letter of permission (LoP) for the new medical colleges of Kashmir at Anantnag and Baramulla, for intake of their first batch…

jammu

CB arrests man impersonating as Army colonel

May 25, 2019, 12:46 AM

A man impersonating as Army colonel was held here on Friday by the Crime Branch Jammu for allegedly duping people by running a recruitment racket. A Crime Branch spokesman said tha…

Traders felicitate Dr Jitendra Singh

May 25, 2019, 12:35 AM

Traders Federation Ware House-Nehru Market Jammu on Friday felicitated Dr Jitendra Singh here at his residence and congratulated him for his stupendous victory in Lok Sabha electio…

Lightning kills 90 animals in Poonch

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Two nomads hailing from Rajouri district suffered a major loss after their animals got killed in lightning in dhoks of Loran area of Poonch district. As per official reports, the i…

Samoon, Navin to hold additional charges

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday assigned additional charge of some departments to senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers. As per order, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon,…

Of 41, BJP led in 28 Assembly segments in Jammu, Ladakh

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Bharatiya Janata Party, which won all three Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Ladakh regions, led in 28 Assembly segments out of 41 in both the divisions. The party managed to get 16,18…

Advisor K K Sharma visits Kathua, inspects development works

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Advisor to Governor K.K Sharma today visited Kathua and inspected construction work of Government Medical College being raised at Kathua. The building of GMC, spread over an area o…

Kashmir

Upto ECI to take final call on JK polls: Ram Madhav

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Bharatiya Janata Party National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Friday said that they (BJP) are ready for elections in J&K but it is ECI that has to take the final call. Madhav…

Road to famous shrine, tourist destination in Bandipora in a shambles

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The road leading to the famous shrine located at Ahamsharief village and tourist destination at Athwatoo village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district is in a dilapidated condition…

Border villages in Keran yet to be electrified

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nearly two decades into the 21st Century, two villages in border area of Keran in the frontier district Kupwara are without electricity, residents say. They say successive governme…

Come together to end cycle of killings: Mirwaiz urges stakeholders

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly condemned the disallowing the Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid by the authorities. “Condemn that for the…

Grenade lobbed at CRPF camp in Shopian

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Militants fired a grenade with Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) at central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Friday. A police official sai…

8000 voters opted for NOTA button in Baramulla

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

About 8000 voters opted for the none of the above (NOTA) button in elections to the Baramulla Parliamentary constituency of Jammu and Kashmir which was won by National Conference's…

How long before 8-10 MLAs lose faith: Omar on Karnataka polls results

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Reacting to the Deputy CM G Parameshwara’s comment that Karnataka Cabinet has reposed ‘faith and confidence’ in leadership of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, National Conference (NC…

Governor congratulates winning candidates

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Governor Satya Pal Malik has congratulated all the winning candidates of the Lok Sabha elections from J&K, results of which were declared yesterday. Extending his heartfelt gre…

GK Delhi Resident Coordinator bereaved

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Mansoor Ahmad Jalib, brother of Javed Jalib, Resident Coordinator Delhi bureau Greater Kashmir, passed away on 22 May 2019 after brief illness, at his Hakeem Bagh Rawalpora residen…

Advisor Ganai condoles demise of ex-IGP MS Wani

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Governor’s Advisor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has expressed grief over the demise of former Inspector General of Police Muhammad Shafi Wani. In his condolence message, the Advisor recal…

DMEF extends support to EJAC-R's protest call

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Extending support to J&K Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC-R), Darbar Move Employees Federation (DMEF) on Friday appealed all Jammu based employees to participate in the e…

Father, son die in Uri accident

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Two members of a family died, while two others suffered injuries after a car they were travelling in met with an accident here in north Kashmir on Friday evening, local news agency…

Geelani pays tributes to Zakir Musa, condemns Zahoor's killing

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday paid rich tributes to the slain commander of Ansar-ul-Ghazwatul-Hind, Zakir Musa, who was killed in a gunfight w…

Mirwaiz Riyaz Hamadani bereaved

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Jamiat-e Hamadania held a condolence meeting where the participants expressed grief over the death of the mother-in-law of Mirwaiz Moulana Riyaz Hamadani, patron of JeH. The me…

National

Prez accepts PM's resignation

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

President Ram Nath Kovind Friday accepted resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked him to continue till a new government assumes office, a communique from the Rashtrap…

Implement GST from July 1 in Jammu and Kashmir: Arun Jaitley asks CM Mehbooba Mufti

Jaitley unlikely to be minister in new Union Govt

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is unlikely to be a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet in the BJP government’s second term due to his ill health, which may require him to…

Day after BJP's massive victory, all eyes now on Government formation

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

As the BJP swept to power with a spectacular performance for a second term, all eyes are now on government formation, amid speculation that several new faces including party presid…

9th time a single party crosses 300 mark in LS

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

As BJP crossed 300 seat mark in Lok Sabha elections, it was ninth time that any single party has achieved such a feat. In 1952, Congress had won 398 of 543 seats. Nehru repeated th…

300 new faces in 17th LS

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The 17th Lok Sabha will have 300 first-term members, compared to 314 in 2014, as 197 members of the outgoing House have got re-elected while 54 others were members of previous hous…

OP-Ed

Rethinking Biodiversity Conservation

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Last year we celebrated 25 years of action for Biodiversity to highlight the progress made by countries for the safeguard of our natural treasure. It is pertinent to mention that w…

The ingenious Imam Ali

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Apart from his bravery, valor and warfare techniques, what is attributed to him in intellect is equally impressing. Imam Ali’s scientific theories about monotheism, the creation of…

WEEKLY NOTES

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Exhibition showcasing work of legendary artists ends in KU Srinagar: An art exhibition which was originally slated for a week long affair but had to be extended to two weeks due to…

Sports

ICC warns off 'corruptors' from Cricket World Cup

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption unit said on Friday he had been in direct contact with around 12 “corruptors” to warn them off the World Cup.…

ICC World Cup 2019 | Who will win? England hot pick - Here's what the 10 captains said

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Who will win the ICC World Cup 2019? The question was asked to the captains of all 10 participating teams on Thursday in the captain’s conclave ahead of the tournament. While prett…

Pakistan Cricket Board bans wives of players from traveling during 2019 World Cup

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to ensure its players stay focused during the upcoming World Cup and has banned wives and families of the cricketers from accompanying them d…

England captain Eoin Morgan injures finger ahead of World Cup

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

England captain Eoin Morgan will undergo “a precautionary X-ray” after injuring his left index finger in training, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday. Morgan w…

ICC World Cup 2019 | Harbhajan Singh picks his favourite of the tournament

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh insists his country deserve to be ranked alongside hosts England as joint favourites to win the World Cup. England are currently the world’s t…

Harmanpreet Kaur wanted to take a break from international cricket after World T20 controversy

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur has revealed that she wanted to take an indefinite break from the game because of the controversy that followed the World T20 in the West Indies. The…

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer in same half of French Open draw

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were placed in the same half of the draw for the French Open on Thursday meaning the two long time rivals could meet in the semi-finals. Nadal is cha…

Michael Vaughan ignores Dhoni but picks 3 Indians in his combined XI

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has picked his ICC World Cup 2019 team of the tournament even before it began. Breaking the trend, Vaughan decided to stay ahead of the game…

Aaron Finch plays down Steve Smith and David Warner World Cup security concerns

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Australia one-day captain Aaron Finch said everything had been put in place to protect disgraced pair Steve Smith and David Warner during the World Cup in England. Former skipper S…

On the field it's very professional against Pakistan: Kohli

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

With the ICC ODI World Cup getting underway in England and Wales in less than a week from now, the skippers of the 10 participating teams fighting for the biggest glory in 50-over…

Srinagar City

Ramadan Festival suspended till Monday

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The 15-day Ramadan Festival that started earlier this week shall remain suspended till Monday due to inclement weather conditions. The organisers informed that due to the unfavorab…

Govt to follow Delhi model to set up smart schools in city

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

While the government schools across Valley are grappling with dearth of proper infrastructure, Srinagar district administration is all set to imitate Delhi model to set up model sc…

Police-Public meeting held at MR Gunj

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

A police-public meeting was held at Police Station MR Gunj today The meeting was attended by locals. SHO MR Gunj chaired the meeting. "Various issues like drug menace, encroachment…

State

This school functions from a Panchayat Ghar

May 25, 2019, 12:39 AM

The classes of Government Higher Secondary School, Dalhori, are being run from a Panchayat Ghar as the department has failed to provide the school with classrooms. The accommodatio…

3 killed as vehicle rolls down hill

May 25, 2019, 12:42 AM

Three men were killed after the vehicle they were travelling in rolled down a hill, here in Mahore on Friday. Reports said, “At about 5:30 pm on Friday, a dumper, JK19 5322, en rou…

Night curfew lifted, Internet services resume in Bhaderwah after 9 days

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Mobile internet services were resumed Friday in Bhaderwah valley of Doda district after nine days, much to the relief of around 50,000 subscribers in the remote mountainous area. N…

World

India 2nd in Govt requests for users' data on Facebook

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Indian government requested Facebook to provide data for 20,805 users (including 861 emergency requests) - second only to the US government - in the July-December 2018 period a…

China welcomes Modi-Imran exchange of greetings

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

China Friday welcomed exchange of greetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, expressing hope that two neighbours will continue to show…

China condemns Gaza deaths, urges Israeli restraint

'Keen to work with re-elected PM Modi to deepen ties'

May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

China on Friday said it attaches high importance to its bilateral relations with India and is keen to work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deepen political trust and mutual co…