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Govt lifts highway restrictions

May 22, 2019, 12:18 AM

Governor's administration on Tuesday withdrew an order restricting movement of civilian traffic on the National Highway between Srinagar and Jammu. An official statement said that…

Kashmir remembers Mirwaiz Farooq, A G Lone on their anniversaries

May 22, 2019, 12:18 AM

Kashmir observed a shutdown on Tuesday to mark the anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone and victims of Hawal massacre. The government had imposed curbs…

Amarnath Yatra-2019 |Governor chairs high level meet, reviews security arrangements

May 22, 2019, 12:17 AM

Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, chaired a high level meeting at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday to review important security related matters with regard…

Advisor Sharma discusses highway issues with experts

May 22, 2019, 12:17 AM

Governor’s Advisor, KK Sharma, on Tuesday convened a meeting with the committee of experts of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), constituted to assess the situation of lan…

Budgam helicopter crash |IAF transfers commanding officer of Srinagar base

May 22, 2019, 12:16 AM

The Indian Air Force has transferred the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of the Srinagar base in the midst of a court of inquiry probing the crash of Mi-17 helicopter in Kashmir durin…

IAF officer to face culpable homicide charge

May 22, 2019, 12:15 AM

The officer held responsible for the accidental shooting down of a military helicopter at the height of India-Pakistan tension in February will be charged by the Indian Air Force (…

2 J&K policemen scale Mount Everest

May 22, 2019, 12:15 AM

Two policemen from Jammu and Kashmir have scaled the Mount Everest, police said on Tuesday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh greeted the policemen for their achievement. He tweete…

Business

9 J&K tour operators eligible for Hajj 2019 registration

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nine Hajj group organisers (private tour operators) from J&K have been found eligible for registration for Hajj-2019. The State Hajj Committee Tuesday informed the general publ…

CT University organises Job Fest

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

CT University, Ludhiana organised a daylong job fest at Kashmir Government Polytechnic College, Srinagar today.  The event was held with the support and guidance of Department of T…

RBI issues mobile banking licence to Cooperative Bank

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Reserve Bank of India has issued mobile banking licence to State Cooperative Bank. Secretary, Department of Cooperatives, Abdul Majeed Bhat and Registrar Cooperatives M M Gassi…

'Transactions pending, accounts unsettled'|Affected traders seek resumption of trans-LoC trade

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

With suspension of trans-LoC trade badly affecting them, the traders associated with it have appealed to the union home for its resumption. Following tension between India and Paki…

Major projects in Jammu neglected: JCCI

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has threaten to launch agitation against what they called the “deliberate bureaucratic hurdles” being created in implementing several…

Labaika thanks its 'well-wishers'

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Srinagar-based Labaika Haj & Umrah Services has once again been declared eligible for conducting Haj 2019 by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, government of India. “It is the o…

Editorial Page

North, South and Centre |………the countdown begins

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Though the expected results for the three constituencies of Kashmir  are  well understood but the interesting part will be  to watch how much erosion PDP has suffere…

Afraid of the dark

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Asif was proud of his eyes and had the best chance to witness serene sunsets of Jumeriah Beach. Post a grueling sales day, the beauty of twilight was his humble abode. Not only the…

Youm-ul-Amas and Lailat-ul-Hurair

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

On the third and the final day of battle of Qadisiyyah called Youm-ul-Amas in Arabic, the opposing forces could not disengage, the battle continued into the night, making it the ni…

Editorial|There is a world beyond pessimism

May 22, 2019, 1:20 PM

It needs courage and clarity to break the cycle of violence. It's a daunting task. It required political wisdom. The examples are littered world over we have where a region was pul…

Kashmir after May 23|What is going to happen in the valley on the political front remains to be seen

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

No Lok Sabha elections have been crucial for the Kashmir valley and its people than this Lok Sabha elections. Here “Pulwama”, “Kashmir’s constitutional link with mainland India und…

Health

Pollen allergies giving tough time to people

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Every year in the month of May people across Kashmir are troubled by the pollen allergy. This year the problem for the people became even worse because the season falls in Ramadan.…

jammu

4 months on, Mandi bypass bridge's construction remains stalled

May 22, 2019, 12:32 AM

The construction of Mandi bypass bridge has been lying suspended since the past four months, with the concerned department blaming the contractors for not showing interest in takin…

Man carrying pistol arrested in Jammu

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Police on Tuesday arrested a man carrying a country made pistol in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu city. The man was spotted moving about in a suspicious manner in Shamshan Ghat Chowk of…

No accused in NDPS cases should get bail: DIG to SSPs

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

District police chiefs in the state have been directed to ensure accused in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) cases do not get bail. The SSPs were asked to conc…

Man booked for hate comment on Facebook in Kathua

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

An FIR has been registered against a man for allegedly making an objectionable comment on Facebook against a particular community on a sensitive issue in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua…

Kashmir

15-day Ramdhan Festival commences at Kashmir Haat

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

A 15-day Ramdhan festival commenced Tuesday evening at Kashmir Haat, here, with the aim to relive the spirit of festivity of this holy month. The festival is being organized by Dep…

Mir, Yaseen pay tributes to Mirwaiz Farooq, Gani Lone

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) president G H Mir today paid tributes to Mirwaiz Moulana Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone on their anniversaries. He prayed for the heavenly abode of t…

Don't believe exit polls, UPA will have majority: Congress

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Expressing confidence to win the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee President GA Mir Tuesday said that exit polls should not be believed and that the “UPA…

Introduce compulsory e-voting in Kashmir: Renzushah to ECI

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

With two days left to counting of votes throughout country where 50 to 80 per cent voting was registered, “it is insult to basic fundamentals of such sacred institutions that in Ka…

EC's silence on 'EVMs being switched' worrying: Mehbooba

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

PDP President Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the “silence” of the Election Commission (EC) was worrying even after "evidence" had come to the fore that the electronic voting machin…

'Ration kits distributed among needy families'

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ehsaas International, a social organisation today claimed to have distributed ration kits among needy families across several parts of the Valley. "A team of volunteers from Ehsaas…

Governor's commitment to Children with Special Needs fulfilled by Samagra Shiksha

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

On the eve of World Disability Day organized on 4th of December, 2018 at Teachers Bhawan Jammu, many Children with Special Needs (CWSN) participated and exhibited their talent. Gov…

In Kashmir, if you're not home by Iftaar just walk into a Masjid or shrine

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Every day during Ramadhan, forty minutes before Iftaar, volunteers start spreading long Dastarkhwan at the historic Jamia Masjid and set up platters over it for people to break the…

HC dismisses plea against election to Anantnag parliamentary constituency

May 22, 2019, 12:29 AM

The High Court on Tuesday dismissed on technical grounds a plea against election to Anantnag parliamentary constituency saying pleas related to polls are filed only as “election pe…

Protest held at Nowhatta

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

A protest was held at Nowhatta area here against sale of drugs and alcohal at Tujgari mohalla. The protest was organised by mohalla committee to Police Station Nowhatta. "A drug de…

Militants lob grenade at Pulwama SBI post

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Militants lobbed a grenade at a bunker, guarding a local branch of State Bank Of India (SBI), in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, on Tuesday night. A police official said the gren…

Sumbal rape: DLSA recommends Rs 1 lakh compensation to minor victim

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

District legal Services Authority Bandipora on Tuesday recommended paying an interim compensation of Rs 1 lakh to the minor girl allegedly raped by her neighbour in Sumbal locality…

Demise condoled

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Various social and religious organisations have condoled the demise of prominent businessman and noted social worker of Batamaloo Ghulam Hassan Mir who passed away today Large numb…

Govt transfers, posts Accounts Assistants

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday transferred and posted 12 Accounts Assistants. An order issued from the finance department read, “In the interest of administration, transf…

Advisor Ganai congratulates KU for achieving A+ NAAC grade

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has congratulated the University of Kashmir for achieving A+ Grade accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Counc…

Don't frequent Secretariat for transfers: Govt tells college staff

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

The higher education department has put the teaching and non-teaching staff of colleges on notice for frequently visiting the civil secretariat to pursue their transfer cases. In t…

Illicit poppy destroyed in Budgam village

May 22, 2019, 3:12 AM

A team of officials from Excise department Central Kashmir in coordination with Revenue and Police Departments conducted a drive against illicit cultivation of poppy in Qazipora vi…

CJM launches plantation drive at Court Complex Handwara

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunil Sangra today launched a plantation drive at District Court Complex Handwara wherein a variety of trees were planted. The purpose of the plantation d…

Div Com reviews arrangements for Mela Kheer Bhawani

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review arrangements for Mela Kheer-Bhawani which will be celebrated across the Valley on June 10. The…

Advisor Skandan inspects JKI units

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Governor’s Advksor K Skandan today visited Silk Factory Rajbagh, Bemina Woollen Mills and Kashmir Silk Filatures Solina to take stock of working of these business units. Managing D…

National

India cuts off communication with UN panel after HR report on JK

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Reacting angrily to a submission from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the alleged violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India has informed the United Nations body that it…

OP-Ed

Oral Health Care |Considerations during Ramadhan

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Oral Health Management and clinical Relevance in Ramadhan Healthcare professionals require cultural competence skills to facilitate appropriate, empathetic management of their pati…

US-based Kashmiri doctor achieves rare feat

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

In a significant development a US-based Kashmir doctor has invented two Endovascular Catheter devices for treating acute Venous Thromboembolic, a blood clotting disorder which resu…

'FeFA girls': An initiative to address Malnutrition

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Adolescence is a transitional phase from childhood to adulthood when an individual, through a process of intense physiological, psychological, social, and economic change, graduall…

Know Your Numbers|High Blood Pressure, all you need to know

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Hypertension or High blood pressure is a very common cardiovascular problem all over the world. It is responsible for 50% of the strokes and at least 25% of the heart attacks. WHO…

Sports

First J&K cyclist to don India colours, Bilal Dar dreams of Olympics

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

With international medals boosting his confidence, Jammu and Kashmir cyclist Bilal Ahmad Dar dreams of representing the country in the Olympics one day. Hailing from Kawoosa villag…

BCCI elections on October 22, announces CoA

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Committee of Administrators on Tuesday said that the much-awaited elections of the BCCI will be held on October 22. The CoA, which was appointed by the Supreme Court in January…

Archer in Eng World Cup squad as Willey, Denly miss out

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jofra Archer's late bid for an World Cup place was rewarded when the Sussex fast bowler was named in hosts England's 15-man squad for the tournament announced Tuesday. Barbados-bor…

2 Kashmir mountaineers selected for IMF Pre-Everest camp

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

In a boost to the adventure sport activities in Kashmir, two mountaineers have been selected by Indian Mountaineering Foundation for the Pre-Everest expedition camp for the IMF Eve…

Srinagar City

Govt apathy mars Srinagar development: Omar Abdullah

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that development of Srinagar has been marred by government apathy. "Urban life of Srinagar city i…

NC, PDP owning their proxy candidates in SMC: Sajad Lone

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone Monday hit out at National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party for what he said  "trivializing sentiments of people of Kashmir." "Th…

2nd phase of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover to be inaugurated today

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

The second phase of the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover will be thrown open for vehicular traffic on Wednesday. Officials said the flyover stretch will be thrown open by Governor Sa…

HC seeks details of maternity care at SKIMS Bemina Hospital

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

The High Court on Tuesday asked the government to report within four weeks about the facilities available for women and children at SKIMS Bemina hospital here.  After treating a re…

'Inordinate delay in project completion shoots up cost'

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Inordinate delay in completion of Jehangir Chowk–Rambagh flyover has resulted in escalation of the project cost. Official documents accessed through RTI revealed that the deadline…

State

PHE supplying contaminated water, allege Ramban residents

May 22, 2019, 12:34 AM

The Public Health Engineering (PHE) department is supplying contaminated water in Batote, Banihal and Ramban, the locals alleged on Tuesday. The residents of Ramban town, Chanderko…

In absence of chairs, people suffer in GMC&AH Rajouri

May 22, 2019, 12:33 AM

Amid absence of chairs outside the outpatient department (OPD) in Rajouri district the people continue to suffer. Mohammad Parvez, a resident of Rajouri, said, “There are no chairs…

World

Pak appoints Moin-ul-Haq as India's new envoy to 'restart process of engagement'

May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Career diplomat Moin-ul-Haq has been appointed as Pakistan's new  High Commissioner to India to start a new process of engagement with the country where a new government will be fo…