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Creating violence-free environment key for regional peace: Modi to Imran

May 27, 2019, 12:36 AM

In their first telephonic conversation after the Balakot airstrikes, Prime Minister-elect NarendraModi told Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Sunday that creating trust and an environment…

'Pak ready to hold talks with new Indian Govt'

May 27, 2019, 12:32 AM

Pakistan is ready to hold talks with the new Indian government to resolve all outstanding issues, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said. Addressing an Iftar dinner in Mult…

Narendra Modi to take oath with new ministers on May 30

May 27, 2019, 4:37 AM

Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi will be administered oath of office for his second term along with his new council of ministers on May 30, the President's Office said Sunday. Pr…

In a first, BJP takes lead from an Assembly segment of Kashmir

May 27, 2019, 12:27 AM

In a first, the BharatiyaJanta Party (BJP) has taken lead from any Assembly segment of Kashmir Valley during Parliamentary elections. In a surprising development, the BJP candidate…

Normalcy returns to Valley after 2 days

May 27, 2019, 12:26 AM

Normalcy returned to the Valley on Sunday after two days of shutdown and restrictions imposed in the wake of the killing of Zakir Musa in an encounter with the security forces in P…

Classwork to remain suspended at most educational institutions today

May 27, 2019, 12:26 AM

As a precautionary measure, authorities have decided to close educational institutions at various places in Kashmir on Monday. Officials said the classwork shall remain suspended i…

Only 40% funds utilised under PMDP so far

May 27, 2019, 12:26 AM

Nearly four years after Prime Minister NarendraModi announced the much-hyped Rs 82,452 crore package, J&K has so far utilised only over 40 percent funds of the approved amount.…

MGNREGA job card scam | BDO among three officials attached

May 27, 2019, 12:25 AM

The government has attached Block Development Officer (BDO) Khovripora here along with two other officials in the multi-crore MGNREGA job card scam exposed by this newspaper. On th…

MCC comes to end

May 27, 2019, 12:25 AM

The model Code of Conduct, which came into force on March 10 when the LokSabha election was announced, ceased to be in existence, the Election Commission said on Sunday. In an inst…

Shooting stones hamper traffic along Srinagar-Jammu Highway

May 27, 2019, 12:23 AM

The shooting stones continued to hamper the traffic movement along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway even as the road was open for one-way traffic on Sunday. The traffic was from…

'NC alive to dev demands of people'

May 27, 2019, 12:19 AM

Asserting that the biggest challenge ahead for it was “to put the state back on the path of development and peace”, National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Sunday said the…

Govt plans to provide basic amenities along Mughal Road

May 27, 2019, 12:11 AM

Government authorities have started work on a well-devised multi-dimensional plan aimed to provide basic amenities en route the Mughal Road. The plan involving different government…

Business

Digging up of roads in Shopian affects business

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

While the commuters and pedestrians face lot of inconvenience due to digging up of various roads in Shopian district, it is also taking a toll on local business. Local residents sa…

SpiceJet adds 100th aircraft to its fleet

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Budget airline SpiceJet on Sunday said it has added a new Boeing 737 aircraft to its fleet, taking its total strength to 100 aircraft. SpiceJet is the fourth domestic airline to ha…

Train youth for activities in silk sector: Advisor Skandan to JKI

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Advisor to Governor, K Skandan Sunday directed the JKI for training local youth for various activities in silk sector. According to an official spokesperson, Skandan passed the dir…

Niti for revamp of Indian statistical system

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar has stressed on the revamp and modernisation of the Indian statistical system so that real-time data is captured and used for policy analysis.…

New government formation, GDP data to dictate equity trends

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The formation of the new government at the Centre along with GDP data and derivatives expiry will dictate the trends of the Indian equity market in the coming week. The BJP-led Nat…

Editorial Page

A new focus needed

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The new NDA government will take charge in the last week of May 2019. The immediate task before the government is to prepare and present the Union budget. The budget exercise will…

Editorial | About the Flyovers

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The two flyovers which had been under construction for quite some time have finally been thrown open to public. Only a section of the Jahangir chowk fly over is yet to be completed…

People losing faith in leadership?

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, returning to power with a thumping majority has proved it beyond doubt that hard work pays. During his first term the Prime Minister Modi worked…

Violence: Not a Prophetic Strategy

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Without precluding the possibility of conflict and violence in human situations Islam does not make it a necessary condition or an ideal for human conduct. In pursuit of truth God…

The fault in their lines!!

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The season of yummy popsicles is here! Yes! The much awaited and loved season of Kashmir has finally knocked on the door of the year, which, in response to agog Kashmiris, has thro…

jammu

BJP for early abrogation of Articles 370, 35A: Raina

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina Sunday said his party is for early abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution.   He also exhorted confidence that th…

Kashmir

75% candidates appear in CUCET-2019

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Of 8116 candidates, who had applied for Central University’s Common Entrance Test (CUCET-2019), about 75 per cent appeared in the entrance examination at different centres on Satur…

South Kashmir shut on third day to mourn killing of Zakir Musa

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

A complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir districts on third straight day even as a dozen youth were detained in Anantnag district. Mild protests and clashes were witnessed…

Hailstorm damages apple crop

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Hailstorm accompanied by rains and wind hit several parts of Rafiabad area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday wreaking havoc in apple orchards in several villages. As…

Abandoned buildings shown as functional schools to 'justify teacher salaries'

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The use of abandoned school buildings by other government departments in Jammu and Kashmir is unlikely because the structures are shown as separate functional schools in Unified Di…

DGP visits Gool, Mahore, Reasi

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Director General Police Dilbag Singh visited Gool in Ramban, Mahore and Reasi on Sunday, accompanied by the IGP Vijay Kumar.  He was received by the concerned district SsP and…

NIA court extends Malik's remand till July 7

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

A court of National Investigating Agency (NIA) has extended the judicial remand of the incarcerated JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik upto 7 July, a JKLF spokesman said in a state…

Geelani condoles demise of Yusuf Buch

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has condoled the demise Muhammad Yusuf Buch, a Kashmir born ambassador and advisor to UN Secretary General for about two de…

PDP stands decimated in north Kashmir: Farooq Shah

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Bureaucrat turned politician and National Conference leader Farooq Shah on Sunday said that the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has not only lost the three important Parliament sea…

Dr Rajiv Kumar delivers lecture

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Dr. Rajiv Kumar, an expert in the field of Nanotechnology from Delhi University, delivered a lecture to the students of the department of Information Technology, on "Step by Steps…

Unclog drains in Baramulla, people ask district administration

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The people in the town have urged the district administration to initiate steps to clean the choked drains.  Locals said that the main sewer along Tehsil road Baramulla is blocked…

Hope Modi- Khan conversation will continue: Shah Faesal

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

President J&K Peoples Movement Shah Faesal has expressed joy over the congratulatory telephone call made to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pa…

CPI (M) condoles demise of Abdul Ahad Sheikh

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

CPI (M) leader M Y Tarigami has paid rich tributes to Abdul Ahad Sheikh, Kisan leader who breathed his last on Saturday at his native village in Kulgam. While paying homage to the…

Thousands enter Aitikaf as final Ashra of Ramadan begins

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Thousands of Muslims across Kashmir began observing Aitikaf in Masjids and shrines Sunday evening as the ongoing holy month of Ramadan entered in its final Ashra, or last ten days.…

National

Assam Rifles battalion to be placed in J&K as NDRF

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Assam Rifles, a central paramilitary force that guards India's border with Myanmar, will soon have presence in Jammu and Kashmir as the government has approved conversion and p…

We have brought situation under control in Kashmir: General Rawat

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chief of Army Staff General BipinRawat has said the Balakot attack in February was to ensure that “militants being trained across the border do not survive to carry out action agai…

OP-Ed

Kashmir's B.Ed Colleges no more attract students

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The student enrolment in private B.Ed colleges in Kashmir has witnessed a steep decline after University Grants Commission (UGC) increased duration of the course from one to two ye…

NYCs seek release of pending wages

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Hundreds of National Youth Volunteers (NYCs) working in various departments haven’t been paid wages for the past one year. The candidates are now apprehensive about their future in…

Parallel Universes-Do They Exist?

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

There is a fascinating story of a man who was caught by custom officials at Tokyo airport in 1954 because his passport showed that he came from a country called Taured in Europe th…

Srinagar Girl Selected for Twin international conferences in Thailand, Indonesia

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

An 18 year old girl, Mir Seeneen, from Srinagar has been selected as a delegate for the twin international conferences scheduled in October and November month in Thailand and Indon…

SCHOLARSHIP ALERT

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Category:Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship:GEV Memorial Merit Scholarship 2019 for Law Students Description:Dr.Goolam E. Vahanvati Scholarship Fund is providing scholarships to stu…

Sports

Pakistan can break their six-match losing streak in WC against India: Inzamam

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Pakistan's chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq is confident that the national team will break its six-match losing streak in the World Cup against India when it takes on the arch-rivals…

Everest climbers hailed

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Peoples Democratic Party Youth Secretary Arif Laigaroo has hailed the J&K mountaineers who have scaled world highest peak Mount Everest successfully. On Wednesday Nahida Manzoo…

International golfer Rashid ready to quit after DGC fiasco

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rashid Khan, India's leading international professional golfer, on Sunday said he is ready to quit the sport if the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) continues to deny him crucial practice tim…

Apurvi Chandela wins 10m air rifle gold at Munich WC

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Apurvi Chandela on Sunday won the gold in women's 10m air rifle at the ISSF World Cup in Munich. The 26-year-old shot 251 points in the final to pip China's Luyao Wang's score of 2…

WORLD CUP | Kohli pleased with lower-order fightback

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

After the Indian top order failed to live up to the expectations in the warm-up game against New Zealand, skipper Virat Kohli expects his lower-order batsmen to rise to the occasio…

No need to press panic button yet: Tendulkar

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is no mood to press the "panic" button after India's loss to New Zealand in their first World Cup warm-up game, saying Virat Kohli's men should util…

Trump gives trophy to sumo winner in Japan

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

US President Donald Trump on Sunday awarded a trophy to the winner of a sumo wrestling final in the Japanese capital during a four-day visit to the Asian nation. With the help of a…

Valencia stun deflated Barcelona to win Copa del Rey

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Barcelona wanted a trophy to ease their Champions League heartache but instead fell to another shock defeat as Valencia pulled off a thrilling 2-1 victory on Saturday to win the Co…

Srinagar City

Mirwaiz to deliver sermon today

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Head of Mutahida Majlis Ulama Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will deliver a sermon at Dastgeer Sahib (RA) Sarai Bala here. "Mirwaiz will address the faithful on the occasion of martyrdom anni…

Drug peddler held

May 27, 2019, 12:51 AM

A drug peddler was arrested at Nowshera area here today.  "One person identified as Mehraj ud din Rather of Chanapora Nowshera was arrested at a checkpoint near Vicharnag Nows…

IFA kickstarts Ramadhan relief programme

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

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

Govt orders fire audit of coaching centres, schools

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Divisional administration Kashmir has ordered for conducting fire audit of all the private coaching centres and schools functioning across Valley including 150 in the summer capita…

State

Teenager injured in LoC firing

May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

A teenager was injured at Pukharni village of Nowshera during the exchange of firing along the Line of Control on Saturday night. He was identified as 18 years old Mohammad Ishaq s…