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J&K govt relaxes curbs on civilian traffic on Highway

April 21, 2019, 1:57 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday partially relaxed the two-day-a-week restrictions on the movement of civilian traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway which was put…

Yasin Malik 'seriously ill', admitted in Delhi hospital: Family

April 21, 2019, 1:50 AM

The family members of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Saturday alleged that they were denied meeting with Malik since April 3. They said through hi…

Anantnag LS seat: Mehbooba faces an uphill task in PDP's erstwhile bastion

April 21, 2019, 1:47 AM

For the first time in her political career, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief and party candidate for Anantnag LS seat, Mehbooba Mufti, faces an uphill task to win the electora…

26/11 response would have averted Pulwama: PM Modi

April 21, 2019, 1:44 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Pulwama attack would not have happened if a strong reply was given after the Mumbai attack in November 2008. He also noted that the aeri…

Ensuing elections a fight between constructive and opportunist politics: Cong

April 21, 2019, 1:41 AM

Asserting that people in the country and the state were yearning for big a change, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Ghulam Ahmed  Mir on Saturday said the ensui…

14 lakh voters to exercise their franchise in 3 phases

April 21, 2019, 1:30 AM

Anantnag Parliamentary constituency spread over four districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama with 16 Assembly segments is going to polls in three phases. An official spo…

Bigger force wants to deactivate CJI office: Justice Ranjan Gogoi

April 21, 2019, 1:26 AM

Allegations of sexual harassment cropping up against Chief Justice of India RanjanGogoi prompted him to convene an urgent extraordinary hearing on Saturday and assert that the char…

PDP activist shot at, injured

April 21, 2019, 1:23 AM

Unidentified gunmen on Saturday evening shot at and injured an activist  of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Jablipora village of Bijbehara in Anantnag district. A source said the…

Our aim was to avoid civilian casualty : IG CRPF

April 21, 2019, 1:19 AM

The security forces in Kashmir may have a reason to claim the ‘peaceful’ conduct of elections in the strategic Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary constituency on April 18, but there is…

Business

Tata Sons likely to setup online examination centre in Kashmir

April 21, 2019, 4:09 AM

Tata Sons, one of the largest business conglomerates of the country, may setup an online assessment centre in Kashmir for conducting various computer-based competitive exams. The p…

1.47 laKh candidates to appear in J&K Bank recruitment test

April 21, 2019, 5:01 AM

J&K Bank is all set to hold the online examination for the post of probationary officers and banking associates scheduled on April 22, 24, 25 and 26 in centers across the state…

Cross LoC trade casualty of indifferences, apathy: KCCI

April 21, 2019, 3:55 AM

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Saturday said that the cross-LoC trade, the people to people CBM between two Kashmirs has become a ‘casualty of indifferences and…

Automod motor accessories showroom inaugurated

April 21, 2019, 3:51 AM

Automod, a car and bike accessories showroom, was inaugurated by a renowned Islamic scholar Moulana Abdul Haq Owasi on Saturday here at Zakura crossing.

Aryans announces scholarships for J&K students

April 21, 2019, 3:45 AM

Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh on Tuesday announced 100 fresh scholarships for J&K Students. “This scholarship will be given to 50 girls and 50 boys in which 50 percent s…

HDFC Bank announces Q4, year-end results

April 21, 2019, 3:43 AM

The Board of Directors of HDFC Bank has approved the bank’s (Indian GAAP) results for the quarter and full year ended March 31, 2019, at their meeting held in Mumbai on Saturday. A…

Horticulture deptt to develop high density walnut nursery in Kupwara

April 21, 2019, 3:40 AM

To review the progress of different initiatives of the horticulture department undertaken in Pulwama and Kupwara, Director Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad has conducted the field v…

Editorial Page

De-Notify RBA villages !

April 21, 2019, 12:59 AM

Recently State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik accorded an approval for notifying 66 villages in J&K as backward areas thus bringing these villa…

Street echoes…

April 21, 2019, 12:53 AM

Street is where life moves; a public space that goes beyond means of mobility of any urban fabric. It transpires life in a way that is complex and crude. Displays and echoes realit…

Election Event Manager

April 21, 2019, 12:48 AM

With only a few days to go for elections it was a veritable season of rallies in Kashmir as every party, mainstream, off stream (and even the fence sitters!) sought to show its str…

Will the wind change?

April 21, 2019, 12:41 AM

Hawa Badlegi is the tagline of a television ad that promotes a brand of fans. It sends two waves. Literal and metaphoric. Literally, the wind you get from this particular fan will…

Poll Shenanigans

April 21, 2019, 12:38 AM

It took the moral and legal authority of its peer, the Supreme Court of India to tell the Election Commission of India that all was probably not well with the poll process now unde…

jammu

Advisor Sharma reviews working of I&FC deptt

April 21, 2019, 3:29 AM

Advisor to Governor, KK Sharma on Saturday chaired a meeting of officials of Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Department, Kashmir to review the functioning of the department…

Army commander visits Kishtwar

April 21, 2019, 2:29 AM

Army commander Northern Command Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Saturday exhorted upon police and civil administration to synergise their efforts to defeat attempts of anti-nati…

Governor chairs 85th University Council meeting of Jammu University

April 21, 2019, 2:25 AM

Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the University of Jammu, chaired the 85th Council meeting of the University at the Raj Bhavan here today. The Council congratulated Prof. Ma…

36 injured as bus overturns in Udhampur

April 21, 2019, 2:23 AM

At least 36 persons were injured Saturday when a passenger bus turned turtle in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The bus was on way to Udhampur from Khorgli and…

Sajad Lone, Altaf Bukhari, Imran Ansari, Tarigami, Shehla Rashid others express condolences

April 21, 2019, 2:16 AM

Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone and General Secretary Imran Reza Ansari on Saturday expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Benazir Altaf, daughter of senior NC…

Governor expresses grief

April 21, 2019, 2:14 AM

Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the sad demise of former Minister Mian Altaf’s daughter. In his message, Governor has prayed for eternal peace to the departed sou…

Advisor Ganai condoles demise

April 21, 2019, 2:12 AM

Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid A Ganai, has expressed deep shock over the demise of the daughter of former Minister and ex-MLA Kangan, Mian Altaf. In his condolence message, Gan…

Will boycott Assembly polls if M-Form for Pandit voters stays: NC Minority Cell

April 21, 2019, 2:09 AM

Anguished over cumbersome process of voter registration for displaced Kashmiri Pandit community, the National Conference Minority Cell has said that it will boycott upcoming Assemb…

14 lakh voters to exercise their franchise in 3 phases

April 21, 2019, 1:30 AM

Anantnag Parliamentary constituency spread over four districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama with 16 Assembly segments is going to polls in three phases. An official spo…

Kashmir
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129 fake appointments in Bandipora |CB registers case against health deptt officers

April 21, 2019, 3:31 AM

Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) has registered a case against various officers, officials of the health department for fraudulently making 129 appointments in three medical blocks of Ba…

DC reviews grievance redressal mechanism in Shopian

April 21, 2019, 3:27 AM

Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Owais Ahmed on Saturday convened a meeting to review grievance redressal mechanism in the district. Additional deputy commissioner Shopian, SDM Zainap…

Demise of Tangmarg social activist Sofi widely condoled

April 21, 2019, 3:25 AM

Demise of Haji Ali Mohammad Ganai, alias Sofi – a well-know social activist of Tangmarg, who passed away here on Saturday, has been widely condoled. Sofi, who passed at the age of…

Yasin Malik's deteriorating health matter of concern: JRL

April 21, 2019, 3:23 AM

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has expressed concern over the reports of hospitalisation and deteriorating health of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin M…

Geelani condoles demises

April 21, 2019, 3:21 AM

Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has condoled the demises of Haji Muhammad Rajab Reshi of Mandji, Sopore and Ghulam Muhammad Lone of Logripora. Sympathising with g…

Soz questions BJP's decision to field Praghya Thakur for Lok Sabha

April 21, 2019, 3:20 AM

Congress leader and former union minister Saifuddin Soz on Saturday questioned BJP’s decision of fielding Praghya Thakur – an accused in Maleygaon bomb blasts – as the party candid…

Sehraie concerned over AG Bhat's detention

April 21, 2019, 3:19 AM

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehraie on Saturday expressed concern over the prolonged detention of incarcerated leader of TeH Abdul Gani Bhat of Sopore. “Since…

Army holds free medical camp in Langate

April 21, 2019, 3:16 AM

Battalion Medical Team of Army on Saturday organised a medical camp and a lecture on hygiene and sanitation at Baihk-Harvet Army Camp in Langate. “The village elders and youth from…

A village without road, potable water, electricity

April 21, 2019, 3:14 AM

Vewan village, located on the foothills of famous Harmukh peak in  Bandipora district, craves basic facilities like road connectivity, electricity, mobile connectivity and potable…

SSP Srinagar holds meeting with ex-police personnel

April 21, 2019, 3:09 AM

SSP Srinagar M Haseeb Mughal on Saturday held a meeting with retired police officers and personnel at police lines here to review progress of welfare measure for them. A large numb…

Visiting Tata Sons team calls on Governor Malik

April 21, 2019, 2:58 AM

A team of Tata Sonscomprising of Girish Krishnamurthy, Vice-President and Head-Strategic Initiatives Chairman’s Office, TATA Group and Shankar Ranganathan, Principal, TATA Strategi…

NC committed to protect J&K's special status: Hasnain Masoodi

April 21, 2019, 2:51 AM

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday said that the party has a legacy of service and sacrifice saying and it will protect the special status of the state at any cost.…

KSI hails continuation of cross-LoC bus service

April 21, 2019, 2:49 AM

The chairman of Kashmir Society International Khawaja Farooq Renzushah on Saturday claimed that after “timely request” by the Society, the authorities allowed continuation of “Karw…

DGP Prisons releases newsletter

April 21, 2019, 2:46 AM

J&K Prisons Department released its quarterly Newsletter (April edition) here today. The Newsletter was released by the DGP Prisons, J&K Dilbag Singh in presence of DIG Pri…

JKPPS organises investiture ceremony

April 21, 2019, 2:44 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Police Public School (JKPPS) Miran Sahib, Jammu organises Investiture Ceremony for Primary Wing, with an aim to inculcate leadership qualities to the budding stud…

JKBOSE goes tough against mass copying in class 10, 12 bi-annual exams

April 21, 2019, 2:34 AM

The J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) is unlikely to conduct the re-examination of the papers of class 10 and 12 students cancelled during the bi-annual exams after students…

Stop marketing people's sentiments: Sajad tells Omar

April 21, 2019, 2:32 AM

People’s Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone Saturday said the “inability” of the mainstream parties to deliver was partly responsible for “low participation” of people in the elec…

Abdullah, Mehbooba visit Babanagri to condole demise of Mian Altaf's daughter

April 21, 2019, 2:19 AM

The two former J&K chief ministers and heads of the National conference and People’s Democratic Party Dr Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday visited Mian family at B…

Soldiers fire in air after scuffle

April 21, 2019, 4:21 AM

Soldiers fired several rounds of ammunition in air after a heated exchange of words between a group of army personnel and shopkeepers in Trehgam area of Kupwara district on Saturda…

Illegal constructions demolished in Tangmarg

April 21, 2019, 2:05 AM

Revenue officials in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district demolished several structures that had been constructed on government land meant for livestock grazing. The action was init…

PDP activist shot at, injured

April 21, 2019, 1:23 AM

Unidentified gunmen on Saturday evening shot at and injured an activist  of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Jablipora village of Bijbehara in Anantnag district. A source said the…

Our aim was to avoid civilian casualty : IG CRPF

April 21, 2019, 1:19 AM

The security forces in Kashmir may have a reason to claim the ‘peaceful’ conduct of elections in the strategic Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary constituency on April 18, but there is…

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EC notice to Sidhu for asking Muslims to vote to defeat Modi

April 21, 2019, 4:42 AM

The Election Commission Saturday issued a showcause notice to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for his remarks wherein he asked Muslims to vote en bloc to defeat Prime Minister N…

EC bans online streaming of web series on Modi

April 21, 2019, 4:40 AM

The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday banned the online streaming of the web series "Modi: Journey of a Common Man", stating that no biopic material can be screened which can di…

OP-Ed

Badamwari: Come one, come all

April 21, 2019, 1:11 AM

What cherry blossom is to Japan and peach blossom to China, almond blossom is to Kashmir. For generations the fruit and its flowers have impressed and inspired Kashmiris. Almonds e…

The Less Studied Iqbal

April 21, 2019, 1:04 AM

Iqbal’s poetry is well-known, but what about his prose works? For most of his life, Iqbal dispensed his thoughts through his writings, both in prose and (mostly in) poetry—in Engli…

Sports

JKCA to host 1300 teams for district cricket tourneys

April 21, 2019, 4:57 AM

J&K Cricket Association is all set to launch this seasons' district level tournaments across Kashmir. According to a statement, the registration process has been completed with…

High-altitude motorcycle expedition flagged in at Leh

April 21, 2019, 4:43 AM

The Himalayan Heights Motorcycle Expedition from Leh to Karakoram Pass was successfully completed on Saturday and was flagged in at Leh town in Jammu and Kashmir, said an official.…

Kashmir Harvard conducts cross-country run

April 21, 2019, 4:42 AM

Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute Habak, Naseem Bagh conducted annual cross-country run for the students title ‘Run For Fun’ on Saturday from Nishat Garden to Duck park Foresho…

Pandya, Rahul fined Rs 20 lakh

April 21, 2019, 4:40 AM

Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul were on Saturday fined Rs 20 lakh each by the BCCI Ombudsman D K Jain for their sexist comments on a popular TV show, ending an infamous saga that dente…

4th National School Games of India

April 21, 2019, 4:37 AM

Zuhran Buch of Delhi Public School, Srinagar won the Gold Medal in prestigious 4th National School Games of India (U17 sqay martial art category) held in Ludhiana from April 6-12.…

Srinagar City

Shab-e-Baraat, the night of blessings, observed with religious fervor

April 21, 2019, 4:32 AM

Devotees gathered at Masjids and Shrines and offered night-long special prayers to seek forgiveness from Allah during Shab-e-Baraat - the night of fortune and forgiveness. Masjids…

In 3 weeks, more people visit Tulip Garden than entire season last year

April 21, 2019, 4:29 AM

The number of people who visited the scenic Tulip Garden in the past three weeks has surpassed last year's total visitor footfall of 1.80 lakh. The number is expected to increase a…

Gurudwara Paranpilla pilgrims to get special passes

April 21, 2019, 4:27 AM

The state government authorities on Saturday said that Gurudwara Paranpilla pilgrims will be provided special passes to facilitate their vehicular movement on National Highway for…

Div Com visits driver injured on Election Day

April 21, 2019, 4:24 AM

On the directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik, the divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan along with Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir SP Pani today visited SKIM…

Annual Urs observed at Soiteng

April 21, 2019, 4:22 AM

Annual Urs of Hazarat Syed Ali Murad Bukhari Sahib (RA) was observed at Syed Abad Soiteng here with religious fervor on Saturday. “Intizamia committee Astan Aliya had made all arra…

CUK's journalism deptt holds extension lectures

April 21, 2019, 4:17 AM

The department of convergent journalism (DCJ), Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organized two extension lectures at Nowgam campus here. Palani Swami, senior cameraman DD Kendra…

State

7 years on, GMS Salwah lies incomplete

April 21, 2019, 4:07 AM

Highlighting official apathy, the construction work of Government Middle School, Salwah, in Mendhar, lies incomplete since the past seven years, with locals now demanding a probe i…

3 houses, 7 shops gutted in fire

April 21, 2019, 4:05 AM

Three houses and seven shops were gutted in a devastating fire in Kishtwar’s  Dadpeth area, police said Saturday. The fire broke out in one of the structures in the market area of…

Airlift us back home: Polly duty officials from snow-bound areas

April 21, 2019, 4:04 AM

The employees of several government departments Saturday staged a protest against the administration, here at mini-secretariat, seeking immediate airlifting of all government offic…

Two boys found hanging from ceilings

April 21, 2019, 4:02 AM

Two boys were found hanging from the ceilings inside their homes in Jawahar Nagar and Khadarian areas of Rajouri, police said Saturday. They said, “Vanny Bhalla alias Vinny, a resi…

Teenage boy killed in road accident

April 21, 2019, 3:55 AM

A seventeen-year-old boy was killed in an accident at Rattal Basali village near the Line of Control in Rajouri district on Saturday. A police officer said, “At about 8:30 am, a wa…

Ramban students protest 'unavailability' of public transport

April 21, 2019, 3:53 AM

The students of Ramban staged a protest here on Saturday against the “unavailability” of public transport during the morning and evening hours. The students assembled on the Jammu-…

Day 4: Shooting stones affect traffic movement

April 21, 2019, 1:35 AM

The traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was affected for the fourth consecutive day Saturday due to intermittent shooting of stones from a hillock. No fresh vehicular traffi…

World

Killing of navy personnel|Pak sends protest letter to Iran

April 21, 2019, 4:38 AM

Pakistan sent a protest letter to Iran on Saturday demanding action against Tehran-based "terrorists" involved in a recent targeted killing of its 14 security personnel, mostly fro…