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Kashmir situation improving: DGP Singh, Lt Gen Dhillon

April 25, 2019, 2:17 AM

Police and Army on Wednesday said that situation in Kashmir has improved during the past one year. Addressing a joint press conference here Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag…

Lashkar militant arrested at Pattan: Police

April 25, 2019, 2:09 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that it arrested a militant affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba near Pattan in Baramulla district.  Senior Superintendent of Police Abdul Qayoom…

Delhi court sends Yasin Malik to judicial custody till May 24

April 25, 2019, 2:07 AM

A Delhi court Wednesday sent JKLF chief Yasin Malik, arrested in connection with alleged militant funding case, to judicial custody till May 24. Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Sy…

It is Cong vs NC for Anantnag, PDP not even in fray: Omar

April 25, 2019, 2:02 AM

National Conference vice-president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that only his party and Congress were in the contest for the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, a…

Highway traffic crisis hits Valley's wedding season

April 25, 2019, 1:58 AM

With hundreds of sheep-laden trucks stuck along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway for the past several days, mutton shortage has badly spoiled the ongoing wedding season. Mutton…

LOK SABHA POLLS|Attempts being made to ensure fewer people vote in elections: Mehbooba

April 25, 2019, 5:48 AM

People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday alleged that attempts were being made to ensure that fewer people vote in the ongoing elections in the state. "Such…

PDP chief leads protest rally in Pulwama

April 25, 2019, 1:50 AM

People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday led a protest rally in Pulwama district against the suspension of cross-Line of Control trade and ban on civilian tr…

Highway ban: HC grants Centre, J&K govt one week to file objections

April 25, 2019, 1:46 AM

The High Court on Wednesday granted one more week to the central and state governments to file objections to the pleas challenging the ban on civilian traffic along the Jammu-Srina…

NIA summons Geelani's grandson

April 25, 2019, 1:43 AM

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned, Anees-ul-Islam Shah, grandson of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, for questioning. Anees is a son of jailed…

Submit compliance report: SHRC to Govt

April 25, 2019, 1:41 AM

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday issued notices to the Jammu and Kashmir government on the detention of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik by the National Inve…

3 women among 5 dead in Doda accident

April 25, 2019, 1:39 AM

Five commuters, including three women, were killed and 9 others sustained injuries when a minibus, they were travelling in, met with an accident here on Wednesday. An official said…

NEET exams: J&K gets 4 additional centres for 3500 students

April 25, 2019, 1:33 AM

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has allotted four additional exam centres to Kashmir for NEET aspirants, in a much-needed relief for students, set to appear in national level com…

Rains lash Kashmir, windstorm wreaks havoc in Jammu

April 25, 2019, 2:23 AM

Intermittent rains lashed Kashmir on Wednesday leading to a dip in temperature. “Almost all parts of the Valley received moderate rainfall,” a MeT official said. He said weather co…

Business

DCs of Srinagar, Ganderbal, Budgam asked to identify land for establishing industrial estates

April 25, 2019, 4:46 AM

State administration has directed the deputy commissioners of Srinagar, Ganderbal and Budgam to identify land in their respective districts for setting up industrial estates for en…

10 J&K militants based in Pak involved in LoC trade: officials

April 25, 2019, 4:44 AM

At least 10 militants, who had crossed over to Pakistan, are involved in cross-LoC trade, officials sources said Wednesday. These Jammu and Kashmir natives are either based in Isla…

Principal Secy industries visits SICOP Udhampur

April 25, 2019, 4:43 AM

Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Navin Kumar Choudhary Wednesday visited Industrial Estate, Battal Ballian  Udhampur. During the visit, he interacted with the officers…

Madras High Court lifts ban on TikTok

April 25, 2019, 4:41 AM

The Madras High Court's Madurai Bench on Wednesday lifted the ban on video mobile application TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, subject to certain conditions. Deciding th…

Nifty IT index hits 52-week high as oil prices peak

April 25, 2019, 4:38 AM

With global oil prices surging to their highest levels in 6-months weakening the rupee against the US dollar, investors are making use of this opportunity by lapping up export-orie…

SLEC approves MIDH J&K plan for 2019-20

April 25, 2019, 4:34 AM

State level executive committee (SLEC) of Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) approved the 2019-20 J&K plan of the mission for the submission to the Centr…

Centre now owns 100% in NHB, Nabard

April 25, 2019, 4:32 AM

The Reserve Bank has exited the National Housing Bank (NHB) and the National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (Nabard), by selling its entire stakes to government for R…

India to skip B&R forum, China's biggest diplomatic event

April 25, 2019, 4:30 AM

A total of 37 countries minus India on Thursday will gather at China's second edition of the Belt and Road forum, a three-day grand event on the world's largest connectivity projec…

Editorial Page

A saga of similar DNA

April 25, 2019, 12:36 AM

With election game on with full swing around I see a sad tale of decay. I don’t see a winner or a loser but a failing nation. A nation which stood tall with its democratic credenti…

Health

District hospital Bandipora gets cupping unit

April 25, 2019, 3:06 AM

Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza Wednesday inaugurated an exclusive cupping (Hijama) facility at district hospital Bandipora established by Indian System of Medici…

jammu

J&K records increasing trend of forest carbon: DG FSI

April 25, 2019, 4:09 AM

Jammu and Kashmir has shown an increasing trend of Forest Carbon during the last decade, according to Director General of Forest Survey of India. The DG FSI, Dr Subash Ashutosh was…

Kashmir

South Kashmir bled enough due to PDP's surrender: Mir

April 25, 2019, 5:15 AM

Reiterating Congress Party’s resolve to defeat the political exploitation, corruption and favoritism in the state, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President and the…

Vehicle carrying perishable food items be exempted from Highway ban: Faesal

April 25, 2019, 5:14 AM

Calling upon the government to atleast  exempt vehicles carrying perishable items, vegetables, fruits, poultry and livestock from National Highway traffic ban, President J&K Pe…

Justice Masoodi thanks voters of district Anantnag

April 25, 2019, 5:09 AM

National Conference leader Justice HasnainMasoodi and candidate for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency  has thanked voters of District Anantnag  for casting their vote in favour o…

RO Baramulla reviews arrangements for counting

April 25, 2019, 5:06 AM

Returning Officer (RO) Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency Dr G N Itoo today chaired a meeting to review the arrangements made for the counting for LokSabha elections 2019, schedu…

Baramulla: Restrictions imposed around exam centres

April 25, 2019, 5:03 AM

District Administration Baramulla today imposed restrictions around the examination centres here in view of the examinations for Higher Secondary Examination (11th Class) bi-Annual…

School Education Deptt inspects private schools

April 25, 2019, 5:42 AM

Teams of School Education Department today inspected several private educational institutes of Jammu District. The inspection is part of department’s initiatives against those priv…

Bhat demands setting up of NEET exam centers within state

April 25, 2019, 4:59 AM

Senior PDP leader NizamuddinBhat has demanded establishment of the examination centers for NEET aspirants from J&K within the state. In a statement issued here, Bhat has sought…

Training imparted to Zonal, Sectoral Magistrates at Shopian

April 25, 2019, 4:58 AM

Zonal and Sectoral Magistrates of 35-Wachi and Shopian segments of Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency (PC) were today imparted training by Master Trainers in presence of District…

Farooq, Omar express grief over demise of Ghulam Hassan Mir

April 25, 2019, 4:53 AM

National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday expressed grief over the demise of noted business man and renowned social figure Ghul…

Police detain yet another boy in violation of JJ Act

April 25, 2019, 4:23 AM

In yet another case of violation of the Juvenile Justice Act, police recently detained a 15-year-old boy and kept him under illegal detention for two days. The boy from Shopian was…

Majority of higher secondary schools in Bandipora headless

April 25, 2019, 4:19 AM

A majority of higher secondary schools in Bandipora district are without principals, reflecting the neglect shown by the school education department. Out of the 26 higher secondary…

EVM distribution centres inspected in Pulwama

April 25, 2019, 4:16 AM

As part of election arrangements for the ensuing Parliament elections, District Election Officer, Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah along with SSP Awantipora, inspected arrangements at Elec…

5 shops gutted in Sopore

April 25, 2019, 4:13 AM

Five shops were gutted Wednesday in a blaze that broke out at Iqbal market in Sopore town in the wee hours. A fire and emergency services team rushed to the spot soon after the bla…

Police refutes reports of assault on JKLF chief Yasin Malik

Police crack theft case

April 25, 2019, 4:11 AM

Police today said it cracked a theft case by recovering stolen items including gold ornaments and cash. In a statement, police spokesperson said police station Harwan received a co…

'Kashmir witnesses sharp decline in Urdu newspaper readers'

April 25, 2019, 3:37 AM

Vice-chancellor, Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir Wednesday said that there has been a sharp decline in the number of people reading Urdu newspapers in…

PDP voices concern over use of spurious drugs in Kashmir

April 25, 2019, 3:34 AM

Terming the “unprecedented” use of spurious drugs in Kashmir a worrisome trend, PDP leader and MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam said the government was “deliberately putting the issue un…

7 Mahar conducts expedition in Leh

April 25, 2019, 3:31 AM

A high altitude cycling cum mountaineering expedition was conducted by 7 Mahar, an infantry regiment of the Army, in the Stok range of the Himalayas at Leh in Ladakh. The expeditio…

Sehrai condemns NIA summons to Anees-ul-Islam

April 25, 2019, 3:29 AM

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai Wednesday condemned the NIA summons to Anees-ul-Islam Shah grandson of Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani and son of T…

DFP slams ED summons to Shabir Shah's daughter

April 25, 2019, 3:23 AM

Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly condemned the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons to Sama Shabir, the daughter of its incarcerated chairman Shabir Shah.…

Army distribute stationery items among school children

April 25, 2019, 3:22 AM

Pir Panjal Brigade organised a students’ felicitation programme at various schools where it distributed stationery items among the students. The programme was held at army goodwill…

700 students of model women college Kupwara have 1 toilet

April 25, 2019, 3:11 AM

The model women’s college continues to function from five rooms of government middle school Sulkoot in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, even as its building awaits completion for…

Govt school in Bandipora village lacks basic facilities

April 25, 2019, 3:09 AM

The government middle school Mangnipora Payeen, here lacks basic facilities and an approach road. Seerat Mansoor, a class 8th student, says she walks over half a kilometer distance…

SSP Bandipora interacts with students

April 25, 2019, 3:03 AM

Continuing its public outreach programme, Bandipora police led by SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik convened an interactive meeting with the students at Gujjar & Bakerwal Hostel in Kal…

Drug peddler arrested

April 25, 2019, 3:00 AM

Pulwama police Wednesday claimed to have arrested a person following an action against those involved in drug peddling in South Kashmir. Police identified the detained as Amir Ahma…

Ram Madhav to address rally in Kulgam on Saturday

April 25, 2019, 2:58 AM

Ram Madhav, the BJP’s national general secretary will be addressing a public rally in Kulgam on Saturday while as party will kickstart its election campaign in Ladakh on Thursday.…

Kashmir traders body condemns highway blockade, ban

April 25, 2019, 2:56 AM

The Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the highway blockade. In a statement, Khan who also heads the Kashmir Traders…

Phase 4 polls: 210 candidates with criminal cases

April 25, 2019, 2:53 AM

A total of 210 candidates contesting in phase four of the Lok Sabha elections face criminal charges, with 158 having serious cases and 12 of them convicted cases, according to the…

Srinagar-Leh highway shut on fourth straight day

Chaos, confusion prevails on Sgr-Leh highway

April 25, 2019, 2:49 AM

Chaos and confusion prevailed at Srinagar-Leh highway on Wednesday as hundreds of vehicles, including load carriers laden with essential commodities, reached Gund and Sonamarg area…

BSF vehicle mishap at Pattan, no injuries reported

April 25, 2019, 2:45 AM

A Border Security Force (BSF) vehicle was damaged partially in a road accident in Renji area of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. The vehicle (Bolero beari…

GDC Sogam's Al-Anwar Library celebrates World Book & Copyright Day

April 25, 2019, 2:36 AM

The Al-Anwar Library of Government Degree College Sogam in collaboration with the College Seminar Committee on Wednesday celebrated the World Book and Copyright Day. As per the rel…

ED summons daughter of Shabir Shah in PMLA case of 2005 when she was 5-year-old

April 25, 2019, 2:34 AM

The 19-year-old daughter of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah has been summoned twice by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case of 2005. Sama S…

OP-Ed

Bookshelf|Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World; Authored by Cal Newport

April 25, 2019, 1:19 AM

"Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life.…

He still lives

April 25, 2019, 1:06 AM

Eighty one years back on 21 May, the Poet-Philosopher, thinker and towering South Asia’s Political intellectual Mohammad Iqbal (Allama Iqbal) passed away. He left a huge legacy and…

Amir-I-Kabir and Shakh-i-Akbar: A Study of Concord

April 25, 2019, 1:01 AM

Sayyid Faruq Bukhari (1949-1997) was a prominent scholar of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Born in Kashmir, his insight in the history of Kashmir before and after the advent of Islam…

Humanity amidst conflict

April 25, 2019, 12:55 AM

In between the political sabre-rattling over Kashmir, lost within this noise are stories of the Kashmiri people: the men, women, and children whose lives begin and end in the Valle…

Sports

Women's College MA Road Run|Zeenat Ashraf emerges winner

April 25, 2019, 4:04 AM

Government Women’s College MA Road conducted its annul road race on Wednesday in which Zeenat Ashraf emerged out as winner. The run was conducted from SKICC to Nishat Garden in whi…

College of Education conducts cross country run

April 25, 2019, 4:02 AM

The Department of Physical Education organised its annual college road race for men, women on April 24. For male students the race was held from Nehru Park to Nishat Gate and for f…

DYSS Nishat conducts Inter-School competitions

April 25, 2019, 3:59 AM

Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) Zone Nishat conducted Inter-School of Kho Kho, VolleyBall and Kabaddi in Under-14 and Under-17 year’s categories for both boys and gi…

Shane Watson credits MS Dhoni, Stephen Fleming after playing match-winning innings

April 25, 2019, 3:55 AM

Shane Watson couldn’t thank Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Stephen Fleming enough after ending his prolonged slump in form, saying he would have been “dropped a long time ago” in his pre…

Delhi Capitals are not looking for mistakes and weaknesses, says Rabada

April 25, 2019, 3:51 AM

Not focusing on mistakes and weaknesses has helped Delhi Capitals remain positive in the ongoing Indian Premier League, feels pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada. When asked if the break…

15th Wushu State championship started

April 25, 2019, 3:47 AM

The three day 15 J&K State Wushu championship started at Gymnasium Hall Jammu University on Wednesday. The championship will conclude on April 26th and in it around 800 partici…

Army organises friendly match

April 25, 2019, 3:45 AM

Army Camp Aragam on Wednesday organised a friendly cricket match between the teams of Aragam and Garoora villages. “The event was helpful in channelising their energies in a constr…

Ankita Raina Stuns Former US Open Champion Samantha Stosur

April 25, 2019, 3:43 AM

Ankita Raina, the top ranked women's singles player in India, claimed a huge upset win over former US Open champion Samantha Stosur at the Kunping Open in China on Wednesday. For A…

Srinagar City

State govt for direct flights to Gulf, SAARC countries from Srinagar Airport

April 25, 2019, 5:37 AM

In a bid to give fillip to Kashmir’s economy, the state government has recommended operation of direct international flights from Srinagar Airport here to Gulf and SAARC countries.…

DM Srinagar orders strict action against soliciting of alms at public places

April 25, 2019, 5:36 AM

District Magistrate Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, in exercise of powers vested in him under the Jammu and Kashmir Prevention of Beggary (JKPB) Act 1960, Wednesday issued an…

Cleanliness drive held at KU

April 25, 2019, 5:35 AM

To mark the Earth Day celebrations, a cleanliness drive was held at University of Kashmir (KU) here. The drive was organised by the Department of Students Welfare (DSW) and Departm…

MAN MISSING FROM ZAKURA

April 25, 2019, 5:31 AM

A man from Gulberg Colony Zakura here is missing since April 20. According to his family sources, Muzafar Tahir Nazki, an employee of SKUAST (Kashmir) went missing after he left hi…

Dramhuk Vestaar released at Tagore Hall

April 25, 2019, 5:29 AM

Dramhuk Vestaar, a collection of stage radio-TV plays was released by renowned poet, writer and broadcaster Farooq Nazki at Tagore Hall here. The book has been authored by renowned…

State

VOLTAGE SURGE | Chunga Charun residents protest against PDD

April 25, 2019, 5:25 AM

In protest against Tuesday's incident of voltage surge in Chunga Charun village of Mendhar which left two persons, including a policeman dead, and six others injured, the residents…

GDC Kishtwar students stage protest

April 25, 2019, 5:23 AM

The students of Government Degree College (GDC) Kishtwar Wednesday staged a protest against the college administration for allegedly “not paying heed to their plea regarding hoisti…

10 years on, Mandhir Gala-Panjnara road lies incomplete

April 25, 2019, 5:26 AM

Located in a far flung area surrounded by tall mountains in Kotranka tehsil of Rajouri district, around two thousand souls residing in Panjnara village await the completion of a ro…

Leh DEO inspects SVEEP in Trans-Singhe-la areas

April 25, 2019, 4:55 AM

In continuation with Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme, the District Election Officer (DEO) LehAvnyLavasa today visited various villages of…

World

Lankan top security officials told to quit, toll 359

April 25, 2019, 2:52 AM

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the Defence Secretary and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to quit over mishandling of intelligence reports ahead of Easter…

China asks intl community to view Pak's efforts objectively

April 25, 2019, 2:30 AM

Pakistan's all-weather ally China on Wednesday hailed Islamabad's constructive role on international and regional issues and asked the international community to view its efforts a…