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4G service still a far-fetched dream for Kashmir

August 8, 2020, 3:29 AM

The internet shutdown in Kashmir after 5 August 2019 which earned the tag of “world’s largest internet shutdown”, has inflicted heavy losses on the local businesses community since…

Amid lockdown restrictions, Friday prayers remain suspended

August 8, 2020, 3:28 AM

The Friday prayers remained suspended amid strict lockdown restrictions which continued across valley in wake of Covid19. Most of the mosques and shrines across the valley includin…

147 doctors, 270 paramedics test positive in Kashmir

August 8, 2020, 3:27 AM

As many as 417 healthcare workers including 147 doctors have contracted the deadly Covid19 in line of their duty in Kashmir till August 6, Health Department data show. Srinagar dis…

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JKBOSE issues exam notification for 11th, 12th classes

August 8, 2020, 3:27 AM

The J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) has issued notification for submission of annual exam forms for class 10-12 students. As per the notification, the students of class 11…

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Man killed in Poonch shelling

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

The prevailing tension on Line of Control is not declining with armies of India and Pakistan exchanging gunfire in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch's Mendhar for the fourth straight…

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Exchange of fire in Uri

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

Indian and Pakistani armies exchanged fire along the Line of Control in Boniyar sector of north Kashmir's Uri on Friday, officials said. As per defence officials, the Pakistani tro…

1 civilian killed, 6 injured in Kupwara LoC shelling

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

One civilian was killed and six injured in cross-LoC shelling in Tanghdar and Naugam sectors of Kupwara district on Friday, a defence spokesperson said. The deceased has been ident…

Kozhikode plane crash: Pilot among 16 killed

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

Sixteen people including a pilot were killed and several others injured when a Dubai-Calicut Air India Express flight with 191 passengers and crew on board overshot the runway at t…

Development, peace my priority: LG Manoj Sinha

August 8, 2020, 3:12 AM

Maintaining that there was a need to establish dialogue with the common people, the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, on Friday said that his priority woul…

Focus on modernization of Jammu, Srinagar capital cities: LG

August 8, 2020, 3:10 AM

Spelling out the contours of his model of governance, the newly appointed Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today stressed on Zero Tolerance for Corruption, promotion of youth centr…

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12 more lose battle to COVID

August 8, 2020, 3:10 AM

J&K had 473 new cases of COVID19 confirmed today, while 12 more people lost life after having tested positive, all in Kashmir division. The death toll reached 453 while the tot…

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Explore possibility of restoring 4G service in certain areas: SC to J&K

August 8, 2020, 3:10 AM

The Supreme Court Friday asked the J-K administration to explore the possibility of restoring 4G services in certain areas of the Union Territory, which sought time for instruction…

Govt mulls new law to protect land rights of J&K locals: Official

August 8, 2020, 3:10 AM

In a bid to allay the fears of locals, the Centre is likely to bring a new law which will protect the land rights of the people belonging to Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on…

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Monetary policy is not a panacea

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

The monetary policy and associated statements and documents announced on Thursday (Aug. 06) unfold uncertainties that can’t be modelled, upsides risks to inflation and an anaemic g…

Why Harbans Lal committed suicide?

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

55 year old Harbans Lal from Bishnah Jammu, a retired Sub Inspector in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) would have never imagined in his lifetime that he would be forced by authoriti…

Healthcare: Profit or people

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

Why is it that America, the world’s most powerful country, with all its immense financial resources, academic and technological prowess and human skills, has consistently failed to…

Health

Prone position reduces need for ventilators in Covid19 patients: DAK

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday said prone position reduces the need for ventilators in Covid-19 patients.  “We can save lives by this simple non-invasive technique,”…

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J&K was a broken state: Chief Secretary

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

People in J&K have to keep patience to enjoy a “whole lot of benefits” of the Centre's move to nullify Article 370 as many the “positive initiatives” have not been rolled out f…

PM delivers inaugural addresses at Higher Education conclave

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir along with Deans of Schools and other faculty members Friday attended the online conclave on “Transf…

In-situ promotion for 56 police personnel

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

Superintendent of Police (SP) Gurinder Pal Singh ordered In-situ promotion approved by Departmental Promotion Committee in favour of 56 officials of District Police Kulgam. As per…

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33 violators fined, 38 vehicles challaned, 7 vehicles seized in Bandipora, Kulgam for violation of govt orders

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

38 vehicles were challaned, seven vehicles seized and 18 violators fined for defying government orders in Bandipora district, police said on Friday. In a statement, police said tha…

19 cases settled in DLRAC Kupwara meet

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

As many as 19 cases were sanctioned in a meeting of District Level Rent Assessment Committee (DLRAC) on Friday which was chaired by District Commissioner (DC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg…

DC Anantnag conducts audit of deaths due to COVID19

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

The District Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, K K Sidha Friday conducted an audit of deaths caused due to Covid -19 in the district during a meeting. The DC while discussing about the d…

DGP rewards plasma donor police personnel

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Director General of Police (DGP) J&K Dilbag Singh on Friday sanctioned Commendation Certificate Class 1 along with cash reward of Rs 5000 each in favour of six police perso…

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Government to set up 23 Kendriya Vidyalayas in remote areas: Samoon

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

The government would set up 23 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in remote areas of J&K to augment the school education infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, said Principal Secretary Sc…

Cong Panch resigns in Sopore

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

A Congress Panch from Malmapanpora village of this town resigned on Friday, following killing of a Sarpanch in south Kashmir. Talking to media the Panch Muhammad Ramzan Lone said h…

Former policeman abducted last night 'set free' with bullet injury in Shopian

Abducted army man's clothes recovered from Shopian village

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

Clothes of a Territorial Army man who was abducted by suspected militants, were recovered from Shopian district on Friday, police said. A police official said the clothes were spot…

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In 7 days, B'pora reports 200 new COVID cases

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

At least 48 new COVID19 cases were reported from this district on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 962. The district figures at third number in terms of the total number…

Proper planning, people's cooperation helped restore normalcy: DGP

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Friday said people’s cooperation coupled with proper planning helped in restoring normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir. During his interac…

'Panchayat bypolls after improvement in COVID situation'

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

By-elections to all vacant posts of Panch and Sarpanch in J&K will be held as soon as the coronavirus situation improves, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam has said. About 12,60…

Beerwah residents protest dearth of doctors at SDH

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

Traders and members of youth civil society on Friday staged a protest against dearth of doctors at Sub-Distict hospital Beerwah. The protestors said around 41 staffers from the hos…

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Hilal Rather diverted bank loan to foreign tours: ED

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday claimed that Hilal Rather, the son of former Jammu and Kashmir minister Abdul Rahim Rather, "siphoned off" money loaned to his company to…

The situation in Ladakh’s strategic Galwan Valley where a face-off between Indian and Chinese troops on Monday night claimed many lives remains tense. Amid reports emanating from New Delhi that the government has given powers to the armed forces to make emergency procurements to stock up its war reserves in the wake of escalating conflict with China along the LAC, the Srinagar-Leh highway witnessed movement of huge military convoys on Wednesday. The police and other security forces had laid additional makeshift checkpoints on the stretch of the highway between Ganderbal town and Sonamarg resort. Pic: Habib Naqash/GK

Border standoff with China | 'Army, IAF to maintain very high-level of alertness along LAC'

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Indian Army and the IAF will maintain a very high-level of operational readiness in all areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, North Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Ar…

Network of highways in J&K, Ladakh to give impetus to growth: Govt

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

Creation of a network of highways in J&K and Ladakh is bound to give impetus to growth in the regions, Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said on Friday. "A region-w…

Sinha's appointment will pave way for resumption of political process: Madhav

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

BJP national General Secretary Ram Madhav Friday hinted that appointment of Manoj Sinha as new Lt Governor will pave way for resumption of political process in J&K. Madhav said…

Muzaffar Ali presents 'Naya Kashmir' through his film

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

Veteran filmmaker Muzaffar Ali unravels a new side of Kashmir in a new video film, with the help of his daughter Noor. Ali's "A New Dawn In The Valley" premiered on the first anniv…

J&K govt issues draft redrawn seniority list of KAS officers

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

Jammu and Kashmir government has issued a draft redrawn seniority list of the officers of Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS), appointed between 1 January 2004 and 1 December 2008…

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A Lesson from the Beirut Blast

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

Every event presents itself in multiple ways. It has its consequences, good or bad, spinoffs, windfalls and tragedies. The Beirut Blast of August 04, 2020 is one of the biggest tra…

COLUMN SERIES | Using UT to Contain Corruption

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

Any random survey on Kashmir, or a one-to-one talk, reveals a riveting observation from Kashmiris – apathy and corruption in government offices. Total ruthlessness in the way offic…

People's movement against hatred

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

There has been the need to unite against hatred and hate campaigns since decades. However, its urgency is being felt today due to many factors. The then Prime Minister Atal Bihari…

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13 flights with 2,049 passengers arrive at Srinagar airport

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

On day 75 of resumption of domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 13 flights with 2,049 passengers on board landed at Srinagar airport on Friday. A statement said after arrival,…

KPDCL conducts awareness camp

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

The electric sub-divisoin Rainawari and receiving stations Rawalpor on Friday conducted safety awareness camp on the directions of Managing Director, Kashmir Power Distribution Cor…

SMC to resume dog sterilisation programme

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday said it will resume dog sterilization programme soon at its Animal Birth Control facility at Shuhama here. A statement said to addres…

Water shortage in Allochi Bagh

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

Residents of a locality in Aloochi Bagh here on Friday staged protest against Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for failing to restore water supply to the area. The protes…

At 35.40C, Srinagar records hottest day in August in 11 yrs

August 8, 2020, 3:25 AM

With no respite from hot weather conditions, the summer capital Srinagar on Friday sizzled at 35.4 degrees Celsius, making it the highest recorded day in August since 2010. As per…

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Jailed Malaysian politician to get royal pardon

Mahathir admits Malaysia's ties with India strained due to his Kashmir remarks

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has admitted that his country's ties with India strained due to his remarks on Kashmir, but said other than that the relationship…

Pak FO defends Qureshi's remarks on OIC over Kashmir

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Pakistan Foreign Office has defended the remarks of the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi about Saudi Arabia-led Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), saying his state…

Pak eases restrictions as coronavirus cases drop

August 8, 2020, 3:30 AM

Pakistan’s daily infection rate has stayed under 1,000 for more than three weeks, occasionally dropping to 300 and prompting the government to further ease restrictions with restau…