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45.7% voter turnout in 2nd phase: CEO

April 19, 2019, 2:40 AM

The high profile Srinagar parliamentary segment Thursday recorded 14.1 percent voter turnout, even as the overall voting percentage in Jammu and Kashmir stood at 45.7 percent in th…

Situation demands NC's victory, people have realized it: Farooq

April 19, 2019, 2:35 AM

The polling station at Burn Hall School was the center of attraction for the media persons who were waiting for Farooq Abdullah to cast his vote there. At around 10 am, Farooq arri…

'Voted for towering personality who has guts to take on New Delhi'

April 19, 2019, 2:33 AM

Former finance minister Syed Altaf Bukhari Thursday stated that he voted for the “towering personality who has guts to stand up against New Delhi”. Soon after casting his vote at a…

Used as 'human shield' in 2017 bypoll, Dar now on poll duty

April 19, 2019, 2:29 AM

Nearly two years ago, when Srinagar voted in a Lok Sabha bypoll, Farooq Ahmed Dar, was used as a “human shield” to “ensure safe passage for army soldiers as they came under intense…

MHA suspends cross-LoC trade via Salamabad, Chakan-da-Bagh

April 19, 2019, 2:21 AM

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday ordered suspension of cross-LoC trade between India and Pakistan via Jammu and Kashmir following reports of alleged misuse of the trade rou…

Militancy contained to two-and-a-half districts in J&K: PM Modi

April 19, 2019, 2:17 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government managed to contain militancy to only “two-and-a-half” districts in Jammu and Kashmir and that no bomb blast took place…

Polling peaceful: DGP Singh

April 19, 2019, 2:12 AM

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said on Thursday that second phase of polling in Kashmir was held “peacefully.” “The polling in Kashmir was peaceful. There were some minor…

95 constituencies, 2 UTs record 66% polling

April 19, 2019, 2:10 AM

High voter turnout marked polling in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections Thursday covering 95 constituencies in 11 states and Puducherry, with both the Union territory and Mani…

Lotus blooming in Kashmir: BJP's Shahnawaz

April 19, 2019, 2:05 AM

Bharatiya Janata Party national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain Thursday claimed the saffron party’s symbol of lotus was blooming in Kashmir.  “We are doing well as people…

Will never vote again if Article 370 goes: 82-year-old voter

April 19, 2019, 2:03 AM

Since early Thursday morning, people of all ages came out of their homes in Fakir Gojri area of Srinagar to stand in queues and wait for their turn to cast their votes. Among the j…

Loyal voters keep their date with polling in Downtown

April 19, 2019, 2:01 AM

Ali Muhammad Mir, 72, was trying hard to remove the indelible ink mark polling officials daubed on his finger after he cast his vote in Khanyar, fearing scorn from the local inhabi…

Amid sporadic clashes Budgam registers 21 % voting

April 19, 2019, 1:59 AM

During 2017 by-election to Srinagar parliamentary constituency the government school-turned polling station in Kralpora was the battleground between protesting youth and security f…

'Larger issues' draw voters to Hazratbal polling booths

April 19, 2019, 1:56 AM

Like elsewhere, voting at a polling station in Gasoo area of Hazratbal on the outskirts of Srinagar, started at 7am, and within next half an hour, more than a dozen voters had exer…

In Pandrethan, Athwajan, voters look for a 'change'

April 19, 2019, 5:40 AM

For senior citizen, Muhammad Rajab Khan, casting a vote has been a regular feature of his life whenever the Lok Sabha or Assembly polls were held in Kashmir. But this time around,…

Business

Jet management hints at gloomy days ahead

April 19, 2019, 4:43 AM

A day after Jet Airways grounded its operations completely, reality is fast dawning upon over 20,000 Jet Airways employees. While staff had in the last few weeks were getting infor…

Air India flight to Kolkata returns to Delhi after technical snag

Air India to offer 'special fares' for stranded Jet flyers

April 19, 2019, 4:41 AM

Air India will offer "special" fares to Jet Airways passengers stranded at international stations, informed sources told IANS on Thursday. Jet Airways had on Wednesday said that it…

IATA suspends Jet from clearing house membership

April 19, 2019, 4:44 AM

International airlines lobby IATA Thursday suspended membership of the grounded Jet Airways of its clearing house system, a move that is likely to impact the refund process to pass…

AIBOC seeks closure of CTS on poll days

April 19, 2019, 4:36 AM

All-India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC) has urged the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to direct the Reserve Bank of India for closing three CTS on polling days for allowing…

Reliance posts highest quarterly net profit of Rs 10,362 cr in Q4

April 19, 2019, 5:43 AM

Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Thursday posted the highest quarterly net profit by any Indian private sector firm with a 9.8 percent rise in earnings in the p…

Hair in one vial, Aurobindo recalls 88k Lidocaine injections in US

April 19, 2019, 4:28 AM

AurobindoPharma Ltd has initiated recall of 88,600 vials of LidocaineHCl Injection, USP 1 % 50 mg/5 mL (10 mg/mL) from USA market as one of the vials contained a strand of hair, th…

Pak PM axes finance minister amid IMF talks

April 19, 2019, 4:24 AM

Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar was removed on Thursday amid a wave of criticism over the government's handling of the financial crisis the country is facing. The change in the…

Editorial Page

The lust for power

April 19, 2019, 1:18 AM

For long the political landscape of Kashmir has gone through radical changes both in structure and the thought. With time and political treachery, several credible leaders and many…

A tough fight ahead

April 19, 2019, 1:11 AM

Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency is among the most prestigious parliamentary constituencies of J&K and home to the summer capital city of Srinagar. The constituency, which unlik…

Night-owl, Owl by choice

April 19, 2019, 1:05 AM

The internal 24-hour-clock, within the brain (Circadian Rhythm) makes humans feel tired or alert at regular times of night and day, respectively. Of a 9-year old, Circadian Rhythm…

A collective punishment

April 19, 2019, 12:51 AM

I received a call yesterday evening from a colleague in Anantnag. He wanted an appointment with a neurosurgeon for a patient with a brain tumor, he asked if I could fix it in the h…

Friday Focus|Justly Balanced Ummah

April 19, 2019, 12:39 AM

The Divine Command would have the Muslim Ummah justly balanced, not indulging in extremes, but maintaining a fine balance in individual, societal and national matters, as enshrined…

Health

'Terminated NHM employees shall not be allowed to rejoin'

April 19, 2019, 4:38 AM

The mission director of national health mission (NHM), Bhupinder Kumar, Thursday issued an order stating that the NHM employees who had been terminated shall remain terminated. In…

Kupwara doctor terminated on 'questionable' inquiry report

April 19, 2019, 4:08 AM

In a strange development in the case of a newborn’s death in Kupwara, a medical officer working at primary health center (PHC) Kalaroos has been terminated on the basis of a “quest…

jammu

Governor presented book

April 19, 2019, 5:08 AM

Governor Satya Pal Malik was presented a book “Jammu & Kashmir-Essays in Society, Culture and Politics”, a compilation of articles by Prof Abha Chauhan of the department of Soc…

World Heritage Day|JK treasure trove of distinct cultures, heritage: Advisor Ganai

April 19, 2019, 5:06 AM

Governor’s advisor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today stressed the need to preserve the treasure-trove of rare manuscripts and valuable artefacts as well raise public awareness about the…

Governor grieved

April 19, 2019, 5:03 AM

Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the demise of father-in-law of DGP Dilbagh Singh, an official handout said. The governor spoke to the DGP on telephone and conveye…

Govt appoints first appellate authority, PIOs in PHE

April 19, 2019, 4:22 AM

Jammu and Kashmir government ordered appointment of the first appellate authority and the public information officers in the PHE I&FC department. As per the order, Majik K Drab…

Kathua youth vote for employment, peaceful environment

April 19, 2019, 4:05 AM

Overcoming the grudge of infamous Rassana rape and murder case , the youth of the village listed better job opportunities, more institutes of high learning and peaceful environment…

Migrant Pandits protest over missing names in electoral roll

April 19, 2019, 5:46 AM

Several migrant Kashmiri Pandits could not exercise their franchise as their names were found missing from the electoral roll at the special polling stations set up for Srinagar co…

Newly wedded couples vote in Udhampur, Kishtwar

April 19, 2019, 3:57 AM

Dressed in wedding attire, a couple that got married only on Wednesday night here headed to polling booth to cast their votes. Chartered Accountant by profession, Saurav Sharma of…

Election Commission launches 'Voter Turnout' app

April 19, 2019, 3:45 AM

The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday launched a new mobile application for near-realtime availability of voter turnout during elections across the country. The beta version of…

VHP asks EC to ban Abdullahs, Mehbooba from holding rallies in JK

April 19, 2019, 5:48 AM

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday demanded that the Election Commission ban top leaders of Jammu and Kashmir -- Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti -- from…

Presiding officer among 2 officials suspended in Kishtwar

April 19, 2019, 3:38 AM

Two officials including a presiding officer of a polling booth in Kishtwar district of Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency were suspended Thursday for "dereliction of duty" during the…

Keerian–Gandyal on J&K-Punjab border witness bumper polling

April 19, 2019, 2:58 AM

Six villages falling in two panchayats of Keerian and Gandyal, which are sandwiched between the inter-state border and the Ravi witnessed a 84 percent turnout in second phase of Lo…

Kashmir

Kangan people vote for protection of J&K's special status

April 19, 2019, 5:19 AM

Since early morning here, the people in ones and twos turned to cast their votes. “We have voted to keep communal forces out and for the protection of our special status,” said Mud…

Drug peddler arrested in Sopore

April 19, 2019, 5:16 AM

Sopore police Thursday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler in north Kashmir. “One person identified as Sameer Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Rajab Dar, a resident of Dangerpora, was…

Congress accuses PDP of sell-out, betraying people

April 19, 2019, 5:15 AM

Leading a road show in Devsar area in district Kulgam on Thursday, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir said the defeat of PDP in the ensuing parliament…

Hope people won't vote those trying to divide the nation: Farooq

April 19, 2019, 5:13 AM

National Conference (NC) patron and party candidate for Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said he shall come up to the expectations of people if voted…

Repeated NIA summons to Yaseen Khan, Zaffar Akbar, Nayeem Geelani 'unwarranted': Qayoom Wani

April 19, 2019, 5:11 AM

Senior People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Qayoom Wani condemned the “repeated summons” by the NIA to the traders’ federation leader Mohammad Yaseen Khan, the Salvation Mo…

Forces violating SOP due to lethal AFSPA, says Soz

Modi 'disrespected' law by giving ticket to Pragya Thakur, alleges Soz

April 19, 2019, 5:09 AM

Criticising Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for fielding Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, a 2008 Malegaon blast accused from Bhopal parliamentary constituency, senior Congress leader and former…

Self Help Group engineers condemn 'assault' on SDM Dooru

April 19, 2019, 5:05 AM

The J&K Self Help Group of Engineers’ Association has condemned the alleged manhandling of SDM Dooru by the forces. Association president Er Syed Parvez Hussain in a statement…

Mixed response to voting in Kangan belts

April 19, 2019, 3:54 AM

The Kangan assembly in Ganderbal district, which went to polls in the second phase of parliamentary elections Thursday, saw moderate polling in its upper belts and a relatively low…

Advisor Ganai seeks adequate NEET exam centres in Kashmir

April 19, 2019, 3:05 AM

The governor administration has requested the union ministry of human resource development for setting up sufficient exam centres in Kashmir for students appearing in National Entr…

Moderate polling in Ganderbal town, Barsoo boycotts

April 19, 2019, 3:01 AM

Ganderbal which usually witnesses a good voter turnout this time saw moderate voting at many places except in some upper belts where people did come out to vote in significant numb…

National

Muslims across country want to abolish section 370: Indresh Kumar

April 19, 2019, 3:31 AM

Senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar Thursday claimed that Muslims across the country are in favour of abolishing Section 370 and it is only the regional parties of Jammu and Kashm…

Civil services topper gets 55.35 per cent marks

April 19, 2019, 3:27 AM

Kanishak Kataria, who topped the civil services examination, got 55.35 per cent marks, reflecting the tough standards of the prestigious test conducted by the Union Public Service…

13 killed in Gujarat in unseasonal rain, dust storm

April 19, 2019, 3:19 AM

Unseasonal rain and severe dust storm in different parts of Gujarat over the last two days claimed 13 lives even as authorities Thursday predicted that temperatures that had fallen…

OP-Ed

Iqbalian 9 Pillar Model

April 19, 2019, 1:41 AM

While compiling a book titled Organizational Behaviour (2008) published by Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi (  vi+ 400) a dire need was felt to incorporate the contr…

It's a genuine concern

April 19, 2019, 1:33 AM

Pollution caused by cement factories in Khrew area of South Kashmir is poorly or unsympathetically influencing saffron agronomy in general and production, productivity, and marketi…

State Ensured Failure

April 19, 2019, 1:26 AM

Like every year the result of IAS declared by the UPSC has brought cheers to many faces across the country. Like every year our state also had its share of jubilations as nearly se…

Sports

Ishant biggest surprise in 5-man stand-by list for WC

April 19, 2019, 5:34 AM

Even as everyone has spoken about how both Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu have been gifted a fresh lease of life by being named in Indias stand-by list for the upcoming World Cup i…

Amla named in South African World Cup squad

April 19, 2019, 5:30 AM

Veteran batsman Hashim Amla was on Thursday named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. Amla, 36, will be playing in his third World Cup desp…

Army trains 10 youth in martial arts

April 19, 2019, 5:27 AM

Ajas Army Camp, with the support of Ali Sports Academy, has trained 10 local youth from the village in martial arts, a spokesperson of 15 Corps said here on Thursday.   “A total of…

We need bigger World Cup, says Nepal's Sandeep Lamichhane

April 19, 2019, 5:25 AM

Nepalese sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has called for the World Cup to be expanded to up to 16 teams, saying limiting it to 10 hurts players from emerging cricket nations. The 18-ye…

Mohammad Amir dropped as Pakistan announce squad for the tournament

April 19, 2019, 5:21 AM

Pakistan Thursday left out experienced but out-of-form pacer Mohammad Amir from its 15-member World Cup squad while including batsman Abid Ali in the line-up. Chief Selector Inzama…

Salah calls for change in treatment of women in Muslim world

April 19, 2019, 5:19 AM

Egyptian football star Mohamed “Mo” Salah has called for change in the way women are treated in the Muslim world, in an interview with Time magazine published Wednesday. The 26-yea…

Tokyo 2020 launches ticketing process

April 19, 2019, 5:16 AM

Tokyo 2020 organisers on Thursday launched a portal detailing prices and timings for Olympic events, as they prepare to throw open ticket applications via lottery for Japanese resi…

ICC World Cup|Sri Lanka name 15-member squad; Karunaratne to lead, Mendis and Siriwardana return

April 19, 2019, 5:14 AM

Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis made remarkable comebacks as Sri Lanka announced their 15-strong squad for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 on Thursday…

IOC pledge 500,000 euros to help ensure Notre Dame ready for Paris 2024

April 19, 2019, 5:12 AM

The International Olympic Committee on Thursday pledged 500,000 euros ($562,0000 to help ensure Notre Dame is restored in time for the 2024 Paris Games. “The aim of completing the…

Srinagar City

Mixed response to polling in uptown Srinagar

April 19, 2019, 5:06 AM

In uptown localities such as Barzulla and Natipora of Srinagar, the poll fervor was missing amid protests and ensuing clashes at some places. Most of the polling stations wore a de…

Clashes rock Srinagar areas

April 19, 2019, 5:04 AM

Clashes erupted in various areas of Srinagar after contingents of security forces started leaving following end on polling on Thursday evening.  Groups of youth fought pitched batt…

Brisk voting along Bypass

April 19, 2019, 5:02 AM

Boatman colony and Rakh-e-Arth, located along the Bypass here witnessed brisk polling on Thursday. There was festive atmosphere in the area as voters including large number of wome…

On polling day, youth in Downtown preferred playing cricket

April 19, 2019, 5:00 AM

Amid heavy security and little vehicular movement on the polling day empty streets where turned into cricket pitches by many youth in downtown Srinagar on Thursday. Many young men…

Mirwaiz to lead prayers on Shab-e-Baraat at Jamia Masjid

April 19, 2019, 4:53 AM

Anjuman-e-Auqaaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar today said that Shab-e-Baraat will be observed with great religious reverence and gaiety at the central masjid on Saturday. "The congregation…

Thieves on prowl in uptown areas

April 19, 2019, 4:49 AM

Residents of various colonies in uptown Srinagar have appealed SSP Srinagar to direct concerned police officials to act against thieves involved in various burglaries.  They said t…

State

90-yr-old woman votes to end poverty

April 19, 2019, 4:49 AM

A ninety-year-old woman casted her vote at a polling station in Kahara village of district Doda during the 2nd phase of parliamentary polls on Thursday. Mata Begum was lent a helpi…

BJP leader 'enters' polling station

April 19, 2019, 4:47 AM

The residents of Binoon village Thursday demanded the registration of an FIR against a Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, who allegedly entered inside a polling station in the vil…

EVM glitch mars voting in Mahore

April 19, 2019, 4:45 AM

The residents of Mahore tehsil Thursday staged a demonstration against a “technical snag” in the electronic voting machine put in use at a polling station in Mall Dada in Sajroo. M…

5 injured as vehicles plunges into gorge

April 19, 2019, 4:44 AM

Five people sustained injuries after a tempo they were travelling in plunged into a gorge in Chassana tehsil of Reasi district on Thursday, police said. They said, “A tempo, JK20 6…

Landslides disrupt traffic on Jmu-Sgr highway

April 19, 2019, 4:42 AM

Vehicular traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway remained disrupted on Thursday due to separate landslides at Battery Chasma and Monkey Morh in Ramban district. Hundreds of vehicles…

8 candidates file papers for Ladakh PC

April 19, 2019, 2:53 AM

According to Returning Officer, Avny Lavasa a total of 8 nominations have been filed for the Ladakh Parliamentary seat. On the last date of filing nominations today, 5 candidates t…

World

Pak 'keen' to finalise pact for Kartarpur corridor opening: FO

April 19, 2019, 3:34 AM

Pakistan on Thursday said it is “keen” to hold a meeting with India soon to finalise an agreement for the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, days after the two countries held a mee…