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ACHABAL GUNFIGHT|Army Major, militant killed

June 18, 2019, 1:34 AM

An Army Major and a militant were killed and two soldiers including an officer of Major rank, sustained injuries in a gunfight in Achabal area of Anantnag district on Monday. A pol…

6 soldiers injured in Pulwama IED blast

June 18, 2019, 1:34 AM

At least six soldiers were injured when militants set off an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fitted in a car at a village in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday evening. …

Parliament Monsoon Session Begins|Don't worry about numbers, Govt values your every word: Modi to Oppn

June 18, 2019, 1:33 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured the Opposition that their every word is "valuable" to the government irrespective of their "numbers", and asked it to actively speak…

National Conference MPs take oath in Kashmiri

June 18, 2019, 3:21 AM

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday took oath as a Member of 17th LokSabha along with Muhammad Akbar Lone and HasnainMasoosdi. NC president…

Of J&K Bank's resistance to RTI Act, its implementation finally

June 18, 2019, 1:29 AM

It all began in 2009, when the RTI Act was implemented in Jammu and Kashmir and one Syed Nasrulla Shah filed an RTI application with the bank, seeking information about recruitment…

BJP membership drive across J&K from July 6

June 18, 2019, 1:25 AM

The BhartiyaJanta Party (BJP) has fixed a target to add 20 per cent more members in J&K besides roping in all the 17 lakh voters who voted for it across the state in the recent…

Hailstorm, rain wreak havoc in Srinagar, Budgam

June 18, 2019, 1:25 AM

Hailstorm and rain on Monday wreaked havoc in Srinagar and Budgam districts, even as the Meteorological department predicted that same weather is likely to prevail for the next two…

J P Nadda is BJP working president

June 18, 2019, 1:21 AM

Former Union Minister J P Nadda was appointed as BJP's working president during the party's parliamentary board meeting on Monday. The decision by BJP's highest decision-making bod…

Business

Inclement weather takes heavy toll on orchards in Kashmir

June 18, 2019, 1:53 AM

The sudden and major hailstorm with heavy downpour has wreaked havoc on the orchards in Kashmir with  growers facing mounting losses to crores.  Reports received from all…

JKEDI holds orientation programme for students

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) held an orientation programme for the students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School (GGHSS), Sonwar at its P…

India makes commitment to shun 'blood diamonds'

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

India on Monday assured the global community that it would reject "blood diamonds" stained by even a single conflict, and would actively help in the evolution and transformation of…

Advisor Skandan inaugurates mega Kisan Mela at Budgam

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Advisor to Governor, K Skandan, today inaugurated one-day mega Kisan Mela under centrally-sponsored Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) scheme at Sports Stadium Budgam.…

Bomb scare in Australian plane: Passengers leap to safety

Vistara, GoAir launch summer offer

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Local carriers Vistara and GoAir on Monday launched sale of tickets offering an attractive deal for flyers. Many popular destinations such as Goa, Kolkata and Bengaluru are covered…

Fin Comm Arun Mehta chairs 4th BoD meeting of JKIDFC

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Financial Commissioner, Finance, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta today chaired the 4th Board of Directors’ meeting of Jammu & Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation Ltd. F…

J&K Bank concludes PO mains examination

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Concluding second phase of the three-tier examination for the post of Probationary Officers (PO), J&K Bank today conducted the mains examination for the posts at various centre…

Editorial Page

Extension of President's rule

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Union cabinet has recommended extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for the next six months. This was inevitable in the situation that the state is undergoing at t…

Paradise Lost

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

On a shiny afternoon on 27th of May, 2019, I boarded the Spice Jet plane for a visit to New Delhi. The airhostesses smiled and I tried to read a news magazine. An old man in his si…

A lesson in leadership…..

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Admiral Karambir Singh, who assumed command as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) last month-end, has put out “elaborate directives aimed at curbing subservient behaviour, restricting cert…

The economics of low voter turnouts

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

The valley at the crossroad is steering in a political direction that is unknown and uncertain. General Elections were held but have left behind a sullen and resentful public. Ahea…

Editorial|Fill the top slots

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Problems in governance hurt the overall health of any society. This is an admitted fact, and our society is no exception. Internationally governance is defined as ‘the process of d…

Health

Personal care products life-threatening for kids

June 18, 2019, 1:45 AM

Parents, take a note. Researchers have found that personal care products such as shampoo, lotion and nail polish in the hands of young children can quickly lead to poisoning or che…

jammu

Court said poetic justice needs to be done in Kathua case

June 18, 2019, 1:48 AM

The special court, which convicted six people in the murder case of an 8-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua in Jammu region, has termed the crime "devilish and monstrous" committed in…

Northern Command celebrates 48th Raising Day

June 18, 2019, 8:55 AM

Northern Army Commander, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, on Monday asked soldiers to remain vigilant and perform their duties with professionalism and dedication. While interactin…

Stray dogs injure 2 in Uri

June 18, 2019, 1:03 AM

Stray dogs attacked and injured two persons in Uri area of Baramulla district on Monday. Azra Begum, 29, and Altaf Ahmad, 26, were prowled up by the canines while they walked in a…

'All security arrangements in place for Amarnath Yatra'

June 18, 2019, 1:01 AM

Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma on Monday said that elaborate security arrangements have been put in place for smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra. Addressing media here t…

TERMINATED EMPLOYEES' INSURANCE SCHEME|Govt seeks data for reconciliation

June 18, 2019, 12:46 AM

The State Government has directed all departments to submit consolidated data regarding enrolment of employees and premium deduction details for J&K Government Group Mediclaim…

Soldier, 3 civilians injured in cross LoC firing: Officials

June 18, 2019, 12:21 AM

An army man and three civilians, including an 11-year-old girl, were injured during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, officials…

Crime Branch arrests man impersonating as official from Chief Secy's office

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Crime Branch Jammu on Monday arrested a man from Talab Tillo for impersonating as an official of Chief Secretary’s office. The fraudster according to the statement issued here,…

Kashmir

French envoys call on Tanvir Sadiq

June 18, 2019, 1:18 AM

Political Counsellor at the French embassy RomainOtal along with Sophie Gauthier Counsellor for Strategic affair on Monday called on National Conference leader and Political Adviso…

'Scores of JKPCC women functionaries join NC'

June 18, 2019, 1:16 AM

National Conference on Monday said that reducing gender disparities form the core of party ideology. In a significant move various women functionaries of J&K Pradesh Congress c…

Uhbaan and Daamin lost their father on Father's Day

June 18, 2019, 1:12 AM

In a tragic coincidence, one-year-old Daamin and four-year-old Uhbaan lost their father, Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Arshid Ahmed Khan, on a Father's Day. As the body of Khan,…

M S Wadoo's book 'My Land, My Kashmir' released

June 18, 2019, 1:45 AM

Kashmir Society International Monday released M S Wadoo’s book ‘My Land, My Kashmir’, and Yawar Abdal’s song ‘Yumbarzaloo’, here at a function. Commissioner, Forest and Information…

Arshid Khan's wreath laying ceremony held

June 18, 2019, 1:06 AM

To pay honour and respect to late Arshid Ahmad Khan, who was injured in a militant attack in Anantnag on 12 June and later succumbed to his injuries at AIIMS in New Delhi, a wreath…

CEO SASB reviews preparedness at Nunwan Base Camp

June 18, 2019, 1:03 AM

The Chief Executive Officer Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, (SASB) Umang Narola Monday chaired a meeting to review arrangements for smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra, at Nunwan Base Cam…

7 detained during nocturnal night raids in Pulwama

June 18, 2019, 1:01 AM

Security forces have detained seven persons in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district during night raids on Sunday. A police official said that forces raided Hakripora and Narbal village…

150 higher secondary schools headless as education deptt delays posting Principals

June 18, 2019, 12:55 AM

The school education department has delayed posting principals in over 100 headless higher secondary schools even months after their promotion was ordered. A group of senior lectur…

Teenage girl dies under 'mysterious circumstances'

June 18, 2019, 12:54 AM

A teenage girl died under “mysterious circumstances” in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Monday. An official said that 17-year old girl from Ramwari village i…

Lightning kills 2 in Kashmir

June 18, 2019, 12:51 AM

Two persons including a teenage girl died while another sustained injuries after lightning struck them at different places in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts on Monday. An 18-yea…

Urs Mubarak of Syed Saleh (RA) at Khan Sahab

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) chairman  Hakeem Yaseen, who is also head of the Syed Saleh Trust, Khansahib,  today reviewed arrangements for the weeklong celebrations of the annua…

Police-public meets held at Pantha Chowk, Kunzer

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Police Public meeting was held at Police Station Pantha Chowk in which shopkeepers of Bus Terminal Pantha Chowk participated, a police spokesman said in a statement.  He said…

Army hold 2-day awareness programme in Baramulla

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Army on Monday said that it conducted a 2-day workshop at Thimayya Hall, Baramulla to empower differently abled children and spread awareness among parents and society. In a statem…

Naib tehsildar caught in ACB net

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Sleuths of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested a naib tehsildar in north Kashmir’s Sopore area while accepting Rs 12000/ as bribe, a statement issued by the ACB said/ It said tha…

Tension at NIT Srinagar ''not a security issue'', says Kashmir education minister

Akhtar tours far flung areas in Bandipora

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), senior leader Naeem Akhtar, toured various far-flung areas in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday to get the first-hand appraisal of the pr…

National

No infiltration of militants in Kashmir in 5 months: Governor Malik

June 18, 2019, 12:50 AM

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday claimed that infiltration of militants into Kashmir has stopped in the last five months, while incidents of stone pelting have also gone dow…

Hope trend of using Parliament as 'rubber stamp' is reversed: Cong

June 18, 2019, 12:19 AM

Alleging that the Modi government used Parliament as a "rubber stamp" during its previous tenure, the Congress Monday hoped that this trend is reversed and key bills are not pushed…

Extension of deadline for PG medical seats |SC asks Centre to make its stand clear

June 18, 2019, 12:19 AM

The Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre to make its stand clear on whether it can extend the date for counselling for admissions in post- graduate medical courses for 400-500 sea…

Heatwave kills 29 more in Bihar, death toll up to 78

June 18, 2019, 12:08 AM

Severe heatwave killed 29 more people in Bihar in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll over the past two days to 78, official said on Monday. However unofficially, the heatwave…

Rahul forgets to sign Parliament register after taking oath as MP

June 18, 2019, 12:08 AM

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday took the oath for his fourth consecutive term as a Member of Parliament in the LokSabha but forgot to sign the Parliament register. He sig…

OP-Ed

Is Pahalgam losing its sheen?

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

My hometown is a tourist’s delight. Guest is our soul. We sacrifice our comfort to make visitors feel home. But to my utter shock and disbelief, Pahalgam is not a virgin tourist sp…

Make space for women

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Majlisi Mutahida Ulama Patron, Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq, recently talked ABOUT allowing women attend mosques. In this regard it is important to remember a Hadith narration, in…

Lolab Valley: Victim of plastic pollution

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

First synthetic plastic-Bakelite produced in 1970 is said to mark the beginning of global plastic industry. Rapid growth of plastics industry was not realised until 1950s but over…

Sports
Fan saves Shahid Afridi of embarrassment, pays for his meal

Afridi credits IPL for India's rise in world cricket

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi was full of praise for Team India after their thumping win over Pakistan in the World Cup fixture at the Old Trafford. After the win, Afri…

3-day Rouf Memorial State Rafting championship begins at Pahalgam

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

The 3-day Rouf Memorial State Rafting Championship began here on Monday in which 12 teams from all the three regions of the State are participating. Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Kh…

Zakura Campus KU wins inter-department football tournament

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Institute of Technology  Zakura Campus University of Kashmir won the inter-department football tournament by defeating Law department University of Kashmir. The tournament was cond…

All players adhered to curfew timings night before India game: PCB

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has insisted that its players did not stay out of the team hotel beyond the curfew time the night before the World Cup game against India after videos…

BHS Batapora clinch zonal level U-14 tournament

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Boys High School Batapora Hazratbal on Monday won the Zonal Level U-14 Cricket Tournament of Zone Gulabagh organized by Department of Youth Services and Sports, Jammu and Kashmir.…

North Zone women's 7-A-Side hockey tourney concludes

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

The North Zone level inaugural 7-A-side women’s hockey tournament-2019 concluded at Kashmir University ground here on Monday. The final was played between Khalsa Academy (B) Amrits…

Canadian couple wearing India-Pak jersey win hearts

June 18, 2019, 1:45 AM

While both Indian and Pakistani fans cheered their respective teams during the high-voltage clash between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday, an image of a Canadian coupl…

Rohit Sharma agrees to help Pakistan batsmen after becoming coach

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

In good spirits after a superlative century that helped India put it across arch-rivals Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L method) in their World Cup tie on Sunday, vice-captain Rohit Sharma…

Kohli wins hearts in Pakistan with sportsmanship

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

The much-hyped World Cup clash between India and Pakistan turned out to be a damp squib on Sunday with India romping home to a facile 89-run win (D/L method). However, Indian playe…

'Another strike on Pakistan': Amit Shah congratulates team India on big win

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Home Minister Amit Shah Monday congratulated Indian cricket team for its victory over Pakistan in a World Cup match saying it was "another strike" on the neighbouring country and t…

New Delhi Half Marathon gold winner Jyoti fails dope test: NADA

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jyoti Singh, who won elite women's half marathon gold in the New Delhi Marathon earlier this year, has tested positive for a banned substance, the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA…

Asian qualifiers draw for 2022 FIFA World Cup next month

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Asia's top football teams will soon start their quest for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar as they would know their opponents in the Asian Qualifiers Round 2 when the sc…

Team India to take two-day break after Pak win

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

A jubilant Indian team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, will take a couple of days off to relax and rejuvenate after their dominating win over Pakistan in the World Cup here. "Indian t…

Srinagar City

Waterlogging in city areas amid downpour

June 18, 2019, 12:06 AM

Several areas of the summer capital were waterlogged following heavy rains on Monday evening. Normal life was affected as hailstorm swept across the city followed by heavy downpour…

DG Prisons reviews security arrangements at Central Jail Srinagar

June 18, 2019, 12:04 AM

The newly appointed Director General of Prisons, V K Singh on Monday visited the Central Jail Srinagar to review the security arrangements and to take stock of the reformatory prog…

80 shops gutted in Delhi fire

2 houseboats gutted in Nigeen

June 18, 2019, 12:01 AM

Two houseboats were gutted in a fire incident in Nigeen Lake on Sunday night. The damaged houseboats are Ponex and Perfume.  Reports said fire started from a houseboat and eng…

Khonakhan residents for restoration of streetlights

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Residents of Khonakhan Dalgate have sought restoration of defunct streetlights in the area. A delegation from the area led by Bashir Ahmad Wani said that street light on main road…

Goripora residents demand cleaning of irrigation canal

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Residents of Goripora area of Sanat Nagar have expressed resentment over chocking of a vital irrigation canal in the area. A delegation from the area said the irrigation canal oppo…

KU inks MoU with National Health Mission

June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

In a bid to enhance chances of employability to the Unani Graduates, University of Kashmir today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with State Health Society (SHS), Nationa…

State

Woman killed, 4 injured in road accidents

June 18, 2019, 1:51 AM

A woman was killed while four others sustained injuries in separate road accidents, here in Reasi district on Monday. Reports said that a bus, HR37E 7777, collided with a scooty, J…

30 beds for 70 patients at SDH Mendhar

June 18, 2019, 1:50 AM

The Sub-District Hospital (SDH) in Mendhar is fighting to cope with a diarrohea outbreak that has hit the area, as around two to three patients are occupying each bed. Reports said…

SPO shoots wife dead, commits suicide in Doda

June 18, 2019, 12:19 AM

A special police officer (SPO) allegedly killed his wife before committing suicide with his service rifle in Doda district on Monday, officials said. Village Defence Committee SPO…

World

Ousted Egypt president Morsi dies in court

June 18, 2019, 1:17 AM

Egypt's former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country's first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military…

Instagram testing new way of recovering hacked accounts

June 18, 2019, 12:12 AM

To offer more assurance in recovering hacked accounts, Facebook-owned messaging app Instagram is testing a new in-app account recovery process. To control cases where the hackers a…