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NHRC tells J&K, Ladakh to intimate it about custodial, encounter deaths

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

The NHRC has asked the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to intimate it about any custodial or encounter death, in accordance with guidelines, officials said on Thu…

JK Cements in red, liabilities swell to Rs 300 cr

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

J&K Cements Limited, once a profit making public sector undertaking is facing a whopping Rs 300 crore liability; its operation are closed for last one year and its employees wi…

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154 new positive cases, total 7849

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

J&K recorded 154 new cases of COVID19 today taking the total of the viral illness confirmed cases to 7849. Srinagar had the highest increase for the day with 51 new confirmed p…

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'Govt mulling new strategy to tackle COVID19'

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole on Thursday said that the administration was mulling “to rebuild its strategy” of dealing with the pandemic while “identification,…

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'Global positive cases reach 10.6 million'

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to over 10.6 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 515,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of…

6 lakh positive cases in India

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

India on Thursday crossed the six lakh mark in the coronavirus cases with the highest spike of 19,148 positive cases and 434 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and…

NIA arrests Budgam youth in 2019 Pulwama attack case

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

The National Investigation Agency on Thursday arrested a youth from Budgam in connection with the 2019 Pulwama attack case in which about 40 CRPF personnel were killed. NIA spokesm…

Funeral prayers of a civilian killed in Sopore shootout being held at Mustafabad, Srinagar on Wednesday, 01 July, 2020. Mubashir Khan/GK

Civilian was killed by militant fire: CRPF

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

Special Director General, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Zulfikar Hassan Thursday said that the elderly Srinagar man Bashir Ahmad Khan was killed in militant firing in Sopore…

HC issues notice in plea seeking interest waiver on loans

July 3, 2020, 3:10 AM

J&K High Court on Thursday asked Union Home Ministry, Finance Ministry, RBI, J&K government and J&K Bank to respond to a plea seeking waiver of interest on loans for “m…

PDD data center sans maintenance contract since 2018

July 3, 2020, 3:10 AM

Power department’s data center which was recently cyber attacked by hackers is without an Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC), the officials said. A senior official of the department…

Lost his grandpa, 3-year-old's innocence heart-wrenching

July 3, 2020, 3:10 AM

Wearing a pristine white cloak, the traditional Arabian dress, three-year-old Ayaad strolls from one room to another, too young to realise the mourning for his maternal grandfather…

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Covid19: J&K sees highest single-day jump of 10 deaths

July 3, 2020, 3:10 AM

In the highest one-day spike, J&K recorded 10 COVID19 deaths today— nine in Kashmir and one in Jammu—taking the death toll attributed to viral infection here to 117. Five death…

Business

Datsun redi-GO launched in Srinagar

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

HK Nissan has unveiled new redi-GO in its showroom located at Athwajan Byepass in Srinagar at a starting price tag of Rs 2.83 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). According to a statemen…

Maruti launches vehicle lease subscription service

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday launched its vehicle lease subscription service for individual customers under 'Maruti Suzuki Subscribe' brand. The c…

Silk factories at Jammu, Srinagar to benefit over 40,000 families

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

The newly established Silk Filatures and Silk Weaving factory at Bari Brahmana and World Bank funded modernized Government Silk factory at Rajbagh, Srinagar are set to benefit 20 t…

Private train operations likely by April 2023: Railways

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

Private train operations in the country will begin by April 2023, and the ticket fares in these trains will be competitive with airfares on similar routes, Railway Board Chairman V…

MD JKRLM distributes day-old chicks

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

Mission Director Jammu Kashmir Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKRLM), Rubina Kousar Thursday inaugurated the event of distribution of “day-old chicks” among identified beneficiaries of…

Submit photographs of works executed: Finance Department

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

Adopting transparent measures, Government departments have been directed to submit photographs of the works executed under Capex Budget 2019-20 in the state sector in Jammu and Kas…

Greater Kashmir

2 IT Parks coming up in Srinagar, Jammu

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

Industries & Commerce Department will be establishing two IT Parks in Jammu and Kashmir for which land has already been identified. Commissioner Secretary Industries & Comm…

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Friday Focus | Crucial Importance of the Rights of Men

July 3, 2020, 3:26 AM

Islam has placed extreme emphasis on our duties towards fellow-men. Every individual who affirms his belief in God and in the Day of Accountability has been charged with the respon…

Business friendly, environment unfriendly

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

On March 23, as the country faced a complete lockdown that left millions of migrant workers stranded without food and shelter, India’s environment ministry put out a draft proposal…

Ecosystem on fire

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

KASHMIR is known for landscape beauty. We have wide variety of birds and trees including endangered species.  However due to rapid construction and rapid population explosion,…

Litigation Financing in India: Becoming Part of the New Normal

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has necessitated significant changes in judicial processes. From virtual court hearings to e-filing documents, legal systems in several coun…

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CJ Mittal e-inaugurates 'Law Governing Forests, Wildlife and Environment' workshop

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Justice Ms Gita Mittal, the Chief Justice (CJ) of Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday e-inaugurated an online workshop on “Law Governing Forests, Wildlife and Environment” The…

Welcomes extension in free ration scheme

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) senior leader Aijaz Ahmad Khan on Thursday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement regarding extension in free ration scheme till N…

Dheeraj Gupta reviews progress of CSSs in H&UD sector

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD), Dheeraj Gupta, today reviewed the progress achieved in respect of Centrally Sponsored Schemes- PMAY (U)…

'Over 1000 patients availed tele-radiology services from June 24'

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

The government on Thursday claimed that over 1000 patients have availed “tele-radiology services” in the union territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since its launch on Jun…

6 police officers deputed for Amarnath Yatra

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Home Department Thursday deputed six police officials as deputy camp directors of various camps enroute to Amarnath Yatra – 2020. Additional Secretary, Home Department, Khalid Maje…

Produce high quality food crops for better marketing: Navin Choudhary

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Principal Secretary Agriculture, Navin Kumar Choudhary Thursday said that production of food crops matching quality parameters of big food chains and food processing units is the p…

Youth stabbed to death, 2 arrested

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

A youth was stabbed to death following a property dispute in Udhampur district on Thursday. Police said that a youth namely Rahul Bhagat, son of Subash Chander Bhagat, Dandyal, Udh…

Kashmir

JCC demands pending wages, regularization of employees

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Employees union, Joint Action Committee (G) (JCC) on Thursday held district-level protests, demanding the regularization and enhancement of wages of skilled, semi-skilled and un-sk…

DC Bandipora urges farmers to participate in 'KissanPakhwada'

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

District Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Zahoor Ahmad Mir Thursday urged the farmers to participate in the forthcoming KissanPakhwada to reap benefits of various centrally sponsored s…

Do aggressive sampling of elderly people: DC Kulgam

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, Thursday directed for aggressive sampling of elderly people. He said this in a meeting with concerned officers, where he was in…

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Police arrests drug peddler in Bandipora

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Police on Thursday arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Police said that based on specific input ab…

DC Budgam inspects dev works, visits quarantine centres

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza Thursday inspected ongoing developmental works in the district besides undertaking visit to various quarantine, wellness center…

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Kupwara: 4 persons die after under-construction well collapses

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Two siblings were among four persons who died after a well they were working on, collapsed in Warsun Dardpora area of this district in north Kashmir on Thursday. Reports said the f…

PC demands judicial enquiry into civilian killing at Sopore

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Peoples Conference on Thursday demanded an impartial and time-bound judicial enquiry into the circumstances that led to the killing of a civilian from HMT, Srinagar during “encount…

ACB arrests FCS&CA employee Rs 260 cr misappropriation case

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested Rakesh Kumar Pargal, then Chief Supervisor, FCI Godown, Udhampur and former Incharge Vigilance Squad in Food Civil Supplies and Co…

NC condoles with Sabiya Qadri

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

National Conference on Thursday expressed grief over the demise of noted Zoology Professor Hamida Mukhtiyar of Rawalpora here.  The deceased was the aunt of the party's women’s win…

Vakil demands financial package for daily wagers

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Senior Vice President Peoples Conference Abdul Gani Vakil on Thursday said the government has failed to announce a comprehensive plan for mitigating suffering of daily wagers and o…

Greater Kashmir

Gulmarg Golf Course in shambles, courtesy official apathy

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

After spending crores for its maintenance and beautification, authorities have left the famous Gulmarg’s Golf Course in shambles. The Golf Course has been ignored for last three ye…

Greater Kashmir

Adv Altaf Lone re-elected prez MC Ganderbal

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

After facing a no-confidence motion against him last month, Advocate Altaf Lone was on Thursday re-elected as president of the municipal committee (MC) Ganderbal in the fresh elect…

Fortis, Aryans conduct webinar on stress management

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Fortis Hospital, Mohali and Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura on Thursday jointly organized a webinar on stress management during the time of COVID-19. The webinar was presided ove…

Greater Kashmir

DC Kulgam meets officers, transporters

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat Thursday chaired a meeting of officers and transporters here at mini-secretariat. During the meeting threadbare discussions…

Play proactive role in preventing spread of COVID: DC Baramulla

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo Thursday asked members of Municipal Council (MC) to play a proactive role in preventing spread of the virus in their respective area…

National

Global e-waste surges 21% in 5 years: UN report

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

A record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, the UN's Global E-waste Monitor 2020 said on Thursd…

BABRI MASJID demolition trial | Uma Bharti appears before special court

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti on Thursday appeared before a special court here, accusing the then Congress-led government of framing her in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition case bec…

Centre approves purchase of fighter jets, missile systems, weapons

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

In the midst of India's tense border standoff with China, the defence ministry on Thursday approved procurement of 33 frontline fighter jets, a number of missile systems and other…

Greater Kashmir

Transgenders to be recruited as CAPF combat officers

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Transgenders can soon aspire to lead combat troops in central paramilitary forces as the government is mulling allowing them take the annual UPSC exam for recruitment as officers i…

The situation in Ladakh’s strategic Galwan Valley where a face-off between Indian and Chinese troops on Monday night claimed many lives remains tense. Amid reports emanating from New Delhi that the government has given powers to the armed forces to make emergency procurements to stock up its war reserves in the wake of escalating conflict with China along the LAC, the Srinagar-Leh highway witnessed movement of huge military convoys on Wednesday. The police and other security forces had laid additional makeshift checkpoints on the stretch of the highway between Ganderbal town and Sonamarg resort. Pic: Habib Naqash/GK

Eastern Ladakh Standoff | India expects China to ensure expeditious restoration of peace

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

India on Thursday said it expected China to ensure expeditious restoration of peace and tranquillity in the border areas in sync with provisions of relevant bilateral pacts as armi…

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Need to further enhance our operational capabilities: IAF chief

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Indian Air Force needs to further enhance its operational capabilities and improve serviceability of its mission critical systems, Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria said on Thu…

India slams Pak's announcement of holding polls in Gilgit-Baltistan

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

India on Thursday slammed Pakistan for its decision to hold general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan. Last week, Pakistan announced that general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan will be…

HRD panel to review feasibility of conducting NEET, JEE in July amid COVID-19 surge

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday a panel has been asked to decide the feasibility of conducting medical entrance exam NEET and engineering exam JEE in…

Greater Kashmir

NPPA plans price control on critical COVID19 medical equipment

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

In order to keep a check on the price rise of critical medical equipment during Covid-19 pandemic, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has asked all manufacturers…

OP-Ed
Greater Kashmir

A New Metaphor for Life

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

We all use metaphors in our approaches of describing and evaluating life. Life is an abstract concept and we make use of parallels to draw relationships and comparisons. The metaph…

Ten Suggestions

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

The globalization has caused intense competition which in turn has caused reforms in every sector. The corporate world bargains for the best human resource and the academic world e…

Sports

Sports Ministry says new coaches to have 4-year tenures

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

The Sports Ministry on Thursday extended the contracts of all foreign coaches till September 30 next year and said that future hiring will be done on a four-year cycle in sync with…

Srinagar City

Online lecture series on research methodology concludes at KU

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Department of Social Work, University of Kashmir (KU) organized an online extension lecture series on research methodology for scholars. A statement said eminent professors and res…

COVID19: Police-public meet held at Harwan

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Police on Thursday held a meeting with a group of residents from Harwan here to create awareness about the importance of following COVID19 guidelines. A statement said the meeting…

Explore possibilities for additional parking space across city: Div Com

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Thursday conducted an extensive tour of the city to ensure better traffic management and further enhance parking space in the summ…

Water shortage triggers protests in Edigah

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

Residents of Firdous Colony, Eidgah here on Thursday staged protest and blocked a road to draw attention of the authorities towards shortage of the water in their area. Eyewitnesse…

State

COVID restrictions continue in Banihal

July 3, 2020, 3:30 AM

Banihal town remained closed for a second consecutive day on Thursday after the administration implemented three-day restrictions in the town on Tuesday after five fresh COVID 19 c…

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Those responsible for Sopore killings should be held to account: UN chief

July 3, 2020, 3:25 AM

Those who were responsible for the killing of a civilian and a CRPF head constable in Kashmir have to be made to account for it, according to the spokesperson for Secretary-General…

BBC apologises for ''blasphemy'' tweet

BBC announces cuts to English regional TV, radio, online output

July 3, 2020, 3:24 AM

The BBC is to cut 450 jobs in its English regional TV news and current affairs, local radio and online news. Seven of the 20 presenters on 6.30pm regional TV bulletins will be cut,…