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'Youth joining militancy a matter of concern'

May 21, 2019, 12:34 AM

Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Monday said the army would not allow the “revival of militancy” in any area which has been d…

KU improves its NAAC rank

May 21, 2019, 12:33 AM

The Kashmir University has been accredited ‘A+ Grade University’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). A NAAC peer team inspected the varsity in the first we…

Oppn doubts exit poll projections of NDA win

May 21, 2019, 12:32 AM

Opposition parties Monday doubted the exit poll projections that the BJP-led NDA will retain power at the Centre, calling it "speculation" and "fraud" and contrary to ground realit…

Past exit polls were wide of the final tally

May 21, 2019, 12:32 AM

Though exit polls have predicted return of BJP-led NDA to power at the Centre, these exercises have been quite off the mark when the results of four LokSabha elections in the past…

Curbs in parts of Downtown today

May 21, 2019, 12:32 AM

The Srinagar administration has decided to impose curbs in parts of Downtown here on Tuesday. The Awami Action Committee (AAC) was slated to carry out a rally from Jamia Masjid to…

HC quashes 37th PSA detention of MasaratAlam

May 21, 2019, 12:30 AM

The High Court has quashed the detention order of Muslim League Chairman, MasaratAlamBhat and directed the government to release him from preventive detention “if not required in a…

DDCs censured for 'delaying' preparation of district plans

May 21, 2019, 12:22 AM

Governor Administration has censured all District Development Commissioners for “delaying” preparation of district action plans. A senior government official said that most of the…

Patients suffer a long wait for OPD cards at LD Hospital

May 21, 2019, 12:18 AM

Moomina Bashir, a 32-year-old pregnant woman, reached LD Hospital at 11 am for OPD check up on Monday. She and her elderly mother took turns standing in the queue for OPD registrat…

Business

Advisor Ganai reviews arrangements for upcoming tourist season

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Monday chaired a meeting to take stock of arrangements being put in place by the Tourism Department for upcoming tourist season. Commis…

Will approach court if needed: KCCI on land transfer to CRPF at Zakura

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Expressing concern over the state administration decision to lease out 60 kanals of industrial land to the Central Reserve Police Force at Zakura, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and I…

KEA hails J&K Bank for excellent growth

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan on Monday hailed the chairman J&K Bank Parvez Ahmed for recently reported excellent growth in bank’s net profit. Kh…

LoC trade ban impacts prices of Miswakhs, dates this Ramadhan

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rayees Ahmed is one of the few traders who used to import different kinds Miswakhs (of teeth-cleaning twig) via LoC to sell them in the peak month of Ramadhan. He says that followi…

Glenmark launches anti-diabetes Remogliflozin in India

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals a research-led global integrated pharmaceutical company, on Monday announced the launch of its novel, patent protected and globally-researched sodium gluco…

Masoodi concerned over change in J&K Bank selection criteria

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

NC leader and party candidate for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency, Hasnain Masoodi, has in a statement condemned what he called ‘efforts of Jammu and Kashmir Bank management to…

DC Budgam reviews ICPS, handicraft, handloom scheme

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Deputy Commissioner, Budgam, Syed Sehrish Asgar on Monday held a meeting with officers and officials of Social Welfare, ICPS, Handicrafts, and Handloom Departments to review the mo…

Traders fined Rs 2.32 lakh for selling unsafe food

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Food Safety Organization (FSO) on Monday said that it has imposed a a fine of Rs 2.32 lakh on various erring traders for selling unsafe food. According to a statement, prosecutions…

Del Monte announces Ramadhan prize bonanza

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Field Fresh Foods, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Del Monte Pacific Limited, announces an exclusive Ramadhan campaign for Kashmir. The campaign titled ‘Del Monte Pi…

Editorial Page

May 23rd foretold !!!|So the verdict is here. What next?

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

All the exit polls have given a clear verdict in favour of the return of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government and this has inspired mixed feelings among the people of Jammu and Kas…

Public Intellectuals|Are they gone or we don't recognize them?

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

In one of the recent interactions with my students, wherein topic for discussion was objectives of contemporary higher education, one of the objectives which came under discussion…

An eye on the prescription

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

It appears to be a small subconjunctival hemorrhage said the doctor. My left eye few years before with a strong sneeze caused a nasty floater while I was shaving early winter morni…

GK Editorial|Tough Decisions Needed

May 21, 2019, 12:50 AM

There is something amiss somewhere in the state administration that has taken toll of the development in the state. Instead of pleading for more funds from the Central Government,…

Will real America stand up?

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Some years ago, in response to a piece critiquing the endless US shenanigans in the Middle East, an American reader wrote back: “Why do you hate America?” As some of my perceptive…

jammu

22 PaK residents return via cross-LoC bus

May 21, 2019, 12:09 AM

At least 22 residents of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), who had come to visit their relatives on this side of Line of Control (LoC), returned on Monday. An official said a bu…

2 dead as truck falls into gorge in Doda

May 21, 2019, 12:08 AM

A teenager and a youth were killed when a truck skidded off a road and plunged into a deep gorge in Doda district on Monday, police said. The incident occurred near Goha-Marmat whe…

Kashmir

Missing Bandipora teacher found dead, body recovered from Wular Lake

May 21, 2019, 12:15 AM

A teacher who had gone missing after he left for his duty last week in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district was found dead on Monday. An official said that the body of Mushtaq Ahmad…

UN seeks details on Kashmir killings, India calls it 'closed chapter'

May 21, 2019, 12:12 AM

Three special rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) have written to India and sought details on steps taken to punish or provide justice to victims and the…

Kupwara youth selected as delegate for UN conference

May 21, 2019, 12:07 AM

Kupwara boy Sajid Yousuf Shah has been selected for the Arab Youth International Model United Nations (AYIMUN) conference in Dubai UAE. Sajid yousuf was selected from 1015 applican…

Contractual lecturers protest, demand regularization

May 21, 2019, 12:05 AM

10+2 lecturers on Monday held a protest demanding regularization of their services. The lecturers said that government is failing to implement years old order entitling them to reg…

Venomous snake 'Eastern Cliff Racer' found, rescued in Ganderbal

May 21, 2019, 12:04 AM

Days after, Viper, a poisonous species of snake, was found slithering in the lawns of the residence of Omar Abdullah and was later rescued by the wildlife officials,  wildlife SOS…

Classwork to remain suspended in schools, colleges in Srinagar today

May 21, 2019, 12:04 AM

The authorities have decided to suspend classwork in all schools and colleges of Srinagar on May 21. An official in district administration said the decision has been taken as a pr…

DGP chairs officers' meeting at Kishtwar, Bhaderwah

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh today visited Kishtwar and Bhaderwah. He chaired officers’ meeting at District Police Office Kishtwar to review the law and order and securi…

PDP worker shot at by gunmen succumbs to injuries

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)activist who was shot at by unknown gunmen last night in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district died at a hospital in Srinagar on Monday. Mohammad Jamal Bh…

Civilian killings painful, unfortunate: Tarigami

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

CPI (M) leader M Y Tarigami Monday said the killing of a political worker in Zungalpora village of Kulgam and killing of few more civilians during similar incidents and encounters…

Killing atrocious: Ataf Bukhari

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Strongly condemning the killing of PDP worker and a resident of Zungalpora village of Kulgam district, former finance minster Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday termed all such…

Geelani calls for shutdown, asks people to make 'Eidgah chalo success

May 21, 2019, 1:00 AM

Paying rich tributes to the Shaheed-e-Hurriyat  Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone and Shaheed-i-Millat Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq on their respective anniversaries, the Hurriyat Co…

German diplomats call on Tanvir

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

National Conference on Monday said that India and Pakistan need to sit across the table and share each other perspectives notwithstanding the intricateness of the issue that has be…

Late Mirwaiz made earnest efforts to forge unity among Muslim: Farooq Abdullah

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday paid glowing tributes to late Moulana Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq on his 29th death anniversary. In hi…

Solanki, MLC Randhawa, others call on Governor Malik

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Joint Director National Institute of Fashion Technology, Srinagar, D P Solanki, MLC, Vikram Randhawa, former minister Abdul Gani Vakil and delegation of employees  called on Govern…

Riyaz Hamadani pays homage to Mirwaiz Farooq

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jamiat-e-Hamadania patron Mirwaiz Molvi Riyaz Hamadani has paid tributes to Shaheed-e-Millat Molvi Muhammad Farooq on his 29th anniversary, saying Kahmir would never forget the lat…

Advisor Kumar visits Kupwara, inspects SDH Sogam

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, today visited Kupwara and inspected newly constructed Sub District Hospital (SDH) building at Sogam being executed by JKPCC. The Advisor took st…

Mirwaiz to lead AAC procession from Jamia Masjid to Eidgah today

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Awami Action Committee (AAC) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will lead a peaceful procession from Jamia Masjid to the martyrs’ graveyard at Eidgah on Tuesday as a mark of tribute to M…

Imran Ansari visits slain Pattan youth's residence

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Former Minister and Peoples Conference (PC) General Secretary, Moulvi Imran Ansari on Monday visited the residence of a slain youth of Mirgund area of Pattan. Molvi Imran said that…

Police arrest 4 drug peddlers from Anantnag, Sopore

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Police on Monday said that it arrested two drug peddlers at a checkpoint near Kirikadal Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s  Anantnag district. He said officers at the checkpoint seized 4…

Justice Magrey administers oath to newly enrolled advocates

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey on Monday administered oath to 60 newly enrolled advocates at a ceremony organised by J&K State Judicial Academy (JKSJA). The function was followed…

SSP Sopore meets families of deceased policemen

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Sopore Police on Monday facilitated an interaction meeting with the families of policemen, who died in the line of duty,  at District Police Lines Sopore, a police spokesman said,…

Militants attack police station Shopian

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Militants threw a grenade at police station Shopian on Monday evening. A police official said that at around 8.20 pm   a grenade exploded outside the boundary wall of the…

IFA kickstarts Ramadan relief programme

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Idara Falah Aam (Waqf) today kick-started Ramadan relief programme.  In a statement, the Idara spokesperson said that the programme will continue till 29th Ramadan at its Alamgari…

JOB CARD SCAM|MGNREGA website for JK becomes inaccessible after Govt starts probe

May 21, 2019, 12:56 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir's MGNREGA online website where all the information regarding the center sponsored scheme is uploaded and managed has become inaccessible since the day governm…

G H Mir addresses sarpanchs, panchs at Tangmarg

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) president Ghulam Hassan Mir today said the grass-root democracy was the essence of democratic set up. “However, this institution in Jammu and Kas…

Missing Sumbal girl traced: Police

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Police on Monday said that the missing girl from Gadkhud Sumbal has been traced. A police spokesman said that the said girl was missing since 15/05/2019, as she had left home for s…

National

NaMo TV goes off air after LS polls

May 21, 2019, 12:01 AM

NaMo TV, a BJP-sponsored channel that publicised Prime Minister NarendraModi's rallies and other poll messages, has gone off air, party sources said. They said it went off air on M…

OP-Ed

Our Dead Society

May 21, 2019, 2:28 PM

I was born both as a blessing and a curse respectively for my two grandmothers. What wonders me is that why my maternal grandma was not happy with my birth was perhaps the reason o…

“The present Wakf Act needs a lot of reform."

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Despite being the second largest asset holder organisation, after the state government, why has Jammu and Kashmir Wakf Board failed to come up as an asset generating organisation?…

“People throw up leadership, and circumstances shape it"

May 21, 2019, 1:10 AM

Your political life I was studying in 8th standard, when Sheikh Abdullah was being taken to prison & in those times, for the first time I heard about the Azadi & the strugg…

Sports

Asif Ali to play despite 19-month-old daughter's death

May 21, 2019, 12:56 AM

Pakistan middle-order batsman Asif Ali has decided to play the World Cup despite the death of his daughter on Sunday. Asif, who impressed in the recently-concluded five-match ODI s…

Djokovic remains world No 1 despite loss in Rome

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Novak Djokovic kept his lead in the latest ATP men's tennis rankings even after he lost to Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final of the Italian Open. The Serb has 12,355 points rankin…

Bumrah can burn opposition with pace: Jeff Thomson

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

In his prime, his USP was raw pace that terrorised batsmen across the globe and no wonder Jeff Thomson is impressed with Jasprit Bumrah's ability to "burn opposition with raw pace"…

Ball badminton selection trials

May 21, 2019, 2:09 PM

J&K Ball Badminton Association is going to conduct selection trials for the upcoming 65th Junior National Ball Badminton Championship for Boys & Girls 2019 at Sher-I-Kashmi…

ATOAK condoles demise

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir, J&K Ski and Mountaineering Association, District Winter Games Association, Srinagar and Aero Sports Association of J&K…

ICC World Cup 2019|Amir, Wahab named in Pakistan final squad

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

After being left out of the provisional squad for the ICC World Cup, the pace duo of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz have been included in the final squad announced by the Pakistan Cr…

Dhoni wants to become painter post retirement

May 21, 2019, 12:56 AM

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Monday shared his childhood dream of becoming a painter and his plans after quitting cricket, fuelling fresh speculations about his retirement. Displaying few…

Srinagar City

Implementation of AMRUT schemes reviewed

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation Mir Tariq Ali chaired a meeting to review progress of various projects being executed under AMRUT and JTPRF here at Municipal central of…

In Ramadhan, city gets new evening food destination

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ramadhan night festival at Kashmir Haat here has become popular among people to break their fast and relish variety of dishes amidst cultural activities. With several food-stalls s…

Pellet victims stage protest

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Several pellet victims today stage demonstrations here to press for their demand to ban pellet guns in Kashmir. The victims assembled at Press Enclave under the banner of Pellet Vi…

Div Com reviews developmental works in city

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today conducted city tour to inspect various developmental works including face lifting, street lights, drainage, beautification a…

State

Students of GPS Balakote protest against water crisis

May 21, 2019, 1:04 AM

The students enrolled in Government Primary School (GPS) police post Balakote Monday boycotted their classes and staged a demonstration against Education and Public Health Engineer…

GK IMPACT|Salary of Rajouri zone teachers released

May 21, 2019, 1:03 AM

Within just one day after Greater Kashmir carried a news highlighting the delay in release of salary of more than 250 government teachers of Rajouri education zone, the Education d…

ZEO suspended for violating MCC in Rajouri

May 21, 2019, 1:06 AM

A Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) was Monday placed under suspension for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in Rajouridistrict , officials said. Additional deputy Commissioner, Ra…

Bhaderwah killing: Curfew relaxed for 4 hours

May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

District administration relaxed curfew for four hours on Monday in view of improvement in situation in the town. During relaxation, heavy rush of people was seen at ATMs and shops.…

World

Chinese envoy calls on Pak Army chief, discusses bilateral ties, regional security

May 21, 2019, 12:11 AM

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Monday called on army chief General Qamar Bajwa and discussed matters of mutual interest, including regional security situation, the Paki…