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Amit Shah arrives in Kashmir for 2-day visit

June 27, 2019, 2:01 AM

With his focus on Jammu and Kashmir’s development and the smooth conduct of Amarnath yatra, Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Kashmir on Wednesday along with Union Home Secr…

Continue strict action against miscreants, ensure smooth yatra: Home Minister to security forces

June 27, 2019, 1:57 AM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday directed the heads of various security agencies to continue their “strict action against miscreants” and to ensure a violence-free Amarna…

Amarnath Yatra 2019|Northern Army Commander reviews security arrangements

June 27, 2019, 1:55 AM

Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Wednesday arrived here on a two-day visit to review the overall security scenario in Kashmir ahead of the Amarnath Yatra, an official…

Had Patel become first PM, Kashmir would have been resolved: Modi

June 27, 2019, 1:52 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attacked the Congress by saying that if Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was made the first Prime Minister of the country, the issue of Jammu and…

J&K 5th in poppy, cannabis cultivation

June 27, 2019, 1:50 AM

Jammu and Kashmir stands at number five in the list of states where poppy and cannabis cultivation is highest in the country. The most recent annual report of the Narcotics Control…

AGH militant killed in Tral, ISJK militant found dead

June 27, 2019, 1:47 AM

A militant affiliated with Ansar-Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) was killed in a gunfight with the security forces at Tral in Pulwama district, while another ISJK militant was found dead und…

No intelligence failure in Pulwama attack: Govt

June 27, 2019, 1:44 AM

Government on Wednesday said there was no intelligence failure in the Pulwama attack. Asked whether the reasons of Pulwama attack was a failure of intelligence, G. Kishan Reddy, Mi…

Business

Kia Seltos makes world premiere from India

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kia Motors, world’s 8th largest automaker, hosted the world premiere of its first car for India, Kia Seltos. “The indigenously manufactured, Seltos oozes contemporary and stylish d…

Parliament Session | Farooq Abdullah raises issue of poor BSNL service along border areas

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference party president and Member Parliament from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday raised the issue of poor BSNL connectivity in the border area…

SKUAST-K holds 2-day training for vermicompost farmers

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

A two days training programme cum exposure visit of vermicompost producers organised by Mountain Livestock Research Institute (MLRI), Manasbal, SKUAST-K in collaboration with Indo-…

KEA seeks road repairs on priority, appeals Governor

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Expressing concern over poor condition of roads, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan Wednesday said the surface connectivity network, which is the nerve ce…

With Rs 163 cr collection in Q4, Jio leads in J&K's telecom sector revenue share

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

With the business of Rs 163 crore from Jammu and Kashmir for the quarter ending March 31, 2019, Reliance Jio has become the telecom market leader in terms of revenue generation in…

Stiff competition, high HR cost, hitting BSNL, MTNL: Prasad

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday blamed stiff competition, high employee cost and no 4G services for the poor financial state of BSNL and MTNL. Absence of 4G servi…

Over 6.84 lakh vacant posts in central govt deptts: GoI

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Amid chorus over lack of jobs, the central government Wednesday said over 6.84 lakh posts were vacant in different departments under it. Of the total sanctioned strength of 38.02 l…

Samoon inaugurates animal lab for vaccine, drug testing at Zakura

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Principle Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Departments Asgar Hassan Samoon Wednesday inaugurated various facilities at Institute of Animal Health and Biological Products of An…

Max's Dr Pradeep Chowbey features in Limca Book of Records

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chairman of Max Institute and Max Super Specialty Hospital, DrPradeepChowbey, who has continuously featured in Limca Book of Records for 20 years in a row, has again featured in th…

Editorial Page

The vanishing green belt!

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The most extensively used words these days are the “Climate Change”! The weather in most parts of the world has been behaving in a strange way. Some places are getting extremely ho…

Love thy neighbours

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Economy and trade on numerous occasions have proved to be the two most important agendas for any nation. More often than not, in promoting them, ‘friends’ have turned hostile and e…

Editorial | For the sake of society

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Because of the happenings in our part of the world human societies have come under tremoundous pressure. This pressure travels far and wide, from individual to all forms of collect…

The dying Wullar

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Wullar is in a pathetic condition. We can’t just yearn for its glory, we need to do something on the ground. One of the largest fresh and sweet water lake of Asia-The Wular lake, a…

Back to the village!

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

I don’t know who coined the idea of ‘back to the village,’ but whosoever advised the administration in this matter must be a real administrator. In almost entire subcontinent, more…

jammu

3 of family injured as car rolls down road

June 27, 2019, 2:20 AM

A husband-wife duo and their son sustained injuries after the car they were travelling in rolled down the road, here in Reasi district on Wednesday. Reports said that an Alto car,…

'Back to Village' program|Officers call for synergy, cohesion in implementation of development schemes

June 27, 2019, 1:02 AM

The ongoing ‘Back to Village’ program Wednesday witnessed exhaustive deliberations and public feedback across Jammu with speakers exuding confidence that suggestions of the village…

35-yr-old man's body fished out of Chenab

June 27, 2019, 12:59 AM

The body of a 35-year-old man was fished out from the River Chenab in Doda district on Wednesday, police said. The body was seen floating in the river in the Assar area of the dist…

Finance deptt modifies rules for implementation of JKPaySys App

June 27, 2019, 12:56 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Finance Department has modified orders for online submission of bills in treasuries for processing by drawing and disbursing officers through IT enabled "JKPaySys…

Heat wave prevails in Jammu

June 27, 2019, 12:56 AM

Heat wave conditions prevailed in Jammu Wednesday as the mercury soared to 41.6 degrees Celsius, nearly 4 notches above the season's average, spokesperson of the MeT department sai…

India-Pak tension again breaks 320-yr-old Chamliyal Sufi tradition

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The annual Baba Chamliyal Mela at the Dargah of Baba Dilip Singh Manhas in the ‘no man’s land’ along the Ramgarh sector of international border in Samba again fell victim this year…

Kashmir

Postpone our exams: Law deptt students appeal CU-K VC

June 27, 2019, 1:37 AM

Students of Law department of Central University- Kashmir have urged Vice-Chancellor of the varsity to postpone their 6th and 8th semester examination. A delegation of students tol…

DIET Bandipora headless since 6 months

June 27, 2019, 1:21 AM

District Institute of Education and Trainings in Bandipora has been without a principal since six months, affecting delivery of education and planning in the north Kashmir district…

DLSA Anantnag reaches out to students

June 27, 2019, 12:56 AM

District Legal service Anantnag, in collaboration with Tehsil Legal Service Center (TLSC) Dooru, on Wednesday held an awareness camp on International Day against Drug Abuse and Tra…

Int'l Day against Drug Abuse, Trafficking|Police hold awareness camps in north Kashmir districts

June 27, 2019, 12:55 AM

Continuing its efforts against menace of drug addiction, Police on Wednesday held awareness camps in different districts of north Kashmir, on the International Day against Drug Abu…

Cafe Liberty gets 93.5 Red FM Ka Thappa

June 27, 2019, 12:50 AM

Cafe Liberty bagged the 93.5 Red FM KaThappa in the Best Cafe in the Town category. In a statement, spokesperson of Red FM said that Cafe Liberty secured 91 percent votes.  Th…

SMC holds medical camp

June 27, 2019, 12:47 AM

Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Wednesday concluded a three-day workshop for welfare of SafaiKaramcharis at its central office here. Free Medical checkup/health camp for all S…

'Make mock-JRF test a regular practice'

June 27, 2019, 12:25 AM

Career Counselling and Placement Cell (CCPC), faculty of forestry, SKUAST-K organised a meeting of its members under the chairmanship of Professor Tariq Hussain Masoodi, Dean. The…

Singing, cultural programme held under CAP

June 27, 2019, 12:23 AM

IRP-8th battalion organised a cultural programme-cum-singing competition for the students of various educational institutions from Ganderbal and Bandipora districts, at Sainik Scho…

J&K prepares Rs 153 cr action plan to deal with forest fires

June 27, 2019, 12:29 AM

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Suresh Chugh Wednesday attended the first monitoring committee meeting on the national action plan on forest fire management at New De…

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking | '90% of drug addicts struggling with mental issues'

June 27, 2019, 12:21 AM

On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking today, "Raahat" a non-governmental organisation, organised a programme at Sub District Hospital Sopore. The even…

Bike lifter arrested, 2-wheeler recovered in Bandipora

June 27, 2019, 2:13 AM

Bandipora police today claimed to have solved a theft case by arresting the accused. Giving details it said, the police station Pethkote received a written complaint from one Irfan…

Electrocution of Numberdar | Hakeem Yaseen seeks probe into death, ex-gratia for family

June 27, 2019, 12:16 AM

Chairman PDF Hakeem Yaseen has expressed grief over the death of Numberdar of Macho Beerwa, Shabir Ahmed Malik, who died of electrocution. In a statement issued to KNS, Hakeem Yase…

Act against corruption in J&K: Youth Alliance urges Amit Shah

June 27, 2019, 12:13 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Youth Alliance on Wednesday urged the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to direct the investigating agencies in the state to launch a crusade against corruption. In a…

Having an elected state government constitutional right of people: NC

June 27, 2019, 12:15 AM

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday said having a democratically elected government is the constitutional right of people. Party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad…

Peoples Conference holds meeting in Budgam

June 27, 2019, 12:12 AM

Peoples Conference on Wednesday held a meeting of its Budgam unit to deliberate on party restructuring and activation of political activities for the upcoming Assembly elections in…

Delegations meet Farooq Shah in Tangmarg

June 27, 2019, 12:11 AM

Pledging support to National Conference leader Farooq Ahmad Shah, scores of first time-voters in Gulmarg Constituency have expressed confidence on the leadership of the former IAS…

New Delhi has realized futility of muscular policy: PC

June 27, 2019, 12:11 AM

Welcoming the central government’s “dialogue offer to Hurriyat Conference leadership,” the People’s Conference (PC) senior vice- president Abdul Gani Vakil today termed it a positi…

Dr Farooq, Omar express grief over Ramban road accident

June 27, 2019, 12:07 AM

National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday expressed deep sorrow over the tragic accident in Ramban killing two school children…

DIG North Kashmir reviews Yatra arrangements

June 27, 2019, 12:09 AM

Deputy Inspector General of Police North Kashmir Suleman Chaudhary accompanied by SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik visited Sumbal Bandipora and took stock of arrangements put in place for…

Distressed SSA teachers rue government indifference over regularisation of services

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Regularisation of services of thousands of SSA teachers is lingering for last four months as the committee entrusted to examine their demand failed to submit its report within the…

2 forest officials placed under suspension in Shopian

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Two officials of forest department including an Incharge Forester were placed under suspension today by Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Dr Owais Ahmed, for being “negligent to their d…

Information panel, Women's Commission continue to remain headless

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The State Information Commission and Women’s Commission continue to be headless for the past one year. The Governor administration last year amended the right to information Act-20…

Sufiyat needs to be revived: Renzushah

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chairman Kashmir Society International, Farooq Renzushah, Wednesday said that Sufiyat needs to be revived in order to ensure peace and tranquility in Asia. While speaking at a func…

CUK conducts seminar on draft 'National Education Policy-2019'

June 27, 2019, 12:12 AM

Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir Wednesday said the Draft National Education Policy-2019 has addressed number of issues which were left i…

Army holds dental, veterinary camp in Gurez

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Army has conducted a medical, dental and veterinary camp at Kanzalwan village in Gurez. According to a defence spokesperson of 15 Corps, the camp was preceded by a painting competi…

New education policy being implemented in haste: NISA

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

The National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) Wednesday accused the government of India of implementing the new education policy (NEP)-2019 in haste. Addressing a joint press co…

CUK holds awareness on JJA

June 27, 2019, 12:12 AM

Legal Aid Clinic for Juveniles in Srinagar-LAC (J), School of Law, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) conducted a one-day event on the awareness and dissemination of information p…

'Back to Village' programme |Officials holds Gram Sabhas across Kashmir on day 7

June 27, 2019, 12:05 AM

The ongoing ‘’Back to Village” programmes Wednesday witnessed massive participation of locals in Gram Sabhas, Women Gram Sabhas, public interactions, sports activities, awareness c…

Govt orders probe in death of woman due to alleged medical negligence

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

A high-level inquiry has been ordered into the death of a 30-year-old pregnant lady due to alleged medical negligence of the doctors at Maternity and Childcare hospital Anantnag in…

'Back to Village' programme generates hope in neglected villages

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

State government’s ambitious programme ‘Back to Village’ has generated hope among the people in various villages here, who expect the initiative would address their development nee…

National

I'm not Cong president, won't go back on my decision: Rahul to party MPs

June 27, 2019, 1:41 AM

"I am not the Congress president and I am not going back on my decision," Rahul Gandhi told his party's Lok Sabha members after they jointly made a plea to him on Wednesday to reco…

'Stone pelting incidents declined in Kashmir'

June 27, 2019, 1:33 AM

The stone pelting incidents have declined in 2019 so far, compared to the number of incidents during the corresponding period last year in Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affai…

PM Modi attacks opposition for blaming EVMs for defeat

June 27, 2019, 12:44 AM

Prime Minister NarendraModi on Wednesday attacked the opposition parties for questioning the electronic voting machines (EVMs) for their defeat in the LokSabha elections. Speaking…

Arvind Kumar new IB chief, Samant Goel to head R&AW

June 27, 2019, 12:44 AM

The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officers Arvind Kumar and Samant Goel as the chiefs of the country's top intelligence agencies - the Intelligence Bureau and the Re…

Pompeo meets PM Modi, discusses key strategic issues

June 27, 2019, 12:42 AM

Prime Minister NarendraModi outlined his vision for the Indo-US strategic partnership in the new tenure of his government when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met him here Wednes…

Ladakh MP raises non-working of DSPTs in Lok Sabha

June 27, 2019, 12:46 AM

MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal today in the Lok Sabha raised the issue of non-working of Digital Satellite Phone Terminals in Ladakh, a statement said. He said that “338 DSPTs in Leh s…

OP-Ed

Reading Ghalib

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

“Ghalib is a sad angel, Who from the intoxication of nearness Has brought divine revelation In the form of his ghazals.” (Yusuf Hussain’s translation. Other translations here are f…

The cry of the wounded

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Qaisar Bashir, a wonderful artist, after the success of his debut translation “AKH DOUR” is back with his first collection of 46 poems namely “THE CRY OF WOUNDED SOULS”. The collec…

Rufai makes it to the list of Writers Workshop

June 27, 2019, 2:31 AM

Writers workshop, Kolkata has selected, Syed Tahir Rufai, 21, for publishing his work which includes a Sufi poetry anthology named “66 for divine”. The book includes sixty-six poem…

Kashmir: As I see It

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Numerous accounts have been written on Kashmir conflict. This article reviews a recent non-academic work ‘Kashmir: As I see It (From within and Afar)’ by Ashok Dhar. According to D…

Sports

India submits bid to host 2023 IOC session in Mumbai

June 27, 2019, 1:31 AM

India on Tuesday proposed to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai, which is expected to choose the host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Indian Olympic…

Police to hold state level 'Kashmir Marathon-2019' on July 7

June 27, 2019, 1:30 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Police is organising state level Kashmir Marathon-2019 “Run for Peace” in Srinagar on July 7 under its Civic Action Programme, incharge ADGP Armed J&K, Danesh…

Khurshid Drabu Memorial Tourney|FCC Whites beat District Shopian-XI by 190 runs

June 27, 2019, 1:30 AM

In the ongoing Khurshid Memorial cricket tournament organized by Sangam Cricket Club, FCC Whites beat District Shopian-XI at Islamia College ground Hawal here on Wednesday. In the…

For all talks of resurrection, England fighting to survive

June 27, 2019, 1:29 AM

Moments after Bangladesh scored 333/8 against Australia in their World Cup encounter, former England skipper Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter to announce that the Aussies should go…

Back to Village exhibition match held in Budgam

June 27, 2019, 1:25 AM

As part of the Back to Village initiative, an exhibition cricket match was held at Sheikhpora playing field Budgam on Wednesday. The match was played between SheikhporaSeniors XI a…

J&K bags 36 medals in Thang-Ta Federation Cup

June 27, 2019, 1:24 AM

J&K Tang-Ta team bagged 36 medals in the 8th Thang-Ta Federation Cup-2019 that was held Dharmanagar, Tripura from June 12 to 15. In the championship organized by Tripura Thang-…

Kohli should pick Bhuvi over Shami for WI tie: Tendulkar

June 27, 2019, 1:24 AM

Despite Mohammed Shami taking a memorable hattrick in India's win over Afghanistan in the last game, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar feels Virat Kohli should go with Bhuvneshwar Ku…

Dragon boat selection trial for Nationals on Sunday

June 27, 2019, 1:24 AM

The selection trials for selecting J&K Dragon boat team for the senior national championship would be held at Water Sports Centre Nehru Park on Sunday. The selection trials for…

Gayle to quit international cricket after India series

June 27, 2019, 1:20 AM

West Indies batsman has announced that the home series against India will be his last on the international stage. While Gayle has said that he will definitely wish to be a part of…

World Cup 2019: Pakistan beat New Zealand

June 27, 2019, 1:19 AM

Babar Azam produced a sublime unbeaten century under pressure as Pakistan continued its revival in the World Cup by halting New Zealand's unbeaten run with a six-wicket victory, he…

Srinagar City

'Kashmir needs more drug-de-addiction centres'

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

A programme regarding International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was held by District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Srinagar in collaboration with Directorate o…

Advisor Ganai visits late Banday's residence

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today visited the residence of late Ghulam Hassan Banday, head priest of Dargah Hazratbal Shrine and  expressed sympathies with his family…

SKIMS Bemina organises awareness programme on drug abuse

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Medical College Bemina today organized an awareness programme to commemorate ‘’International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit…

Seminar, painting competition held at GGHS Kothibagh

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Department of Excise in collaboration with Directorate of School Education Kashmir organised a seminar-cum-painting competition to mark 'International Day against Drug Abuse and Il…

Int'l Day Against Drug Abuse | 'Drugs devastating young generation, creating societal crisis'

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Underlining the gravity of substance abuse in Kashmir, experts today said that "drugs were devastating young generation and creating a societal crisis" The experts were speaking at…

'Ensure strict adherence to bus safety rules'

June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

District Magistrate Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Wednesday issued an order directing all schools operating in the district to ensure strict adherence to bus safety rules and…

State

International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking observed across Pir Panchal, Chenab Valley

June 27, 2019, 2:26 AM

To observe International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking and in an endeavour to create awareness, a series of events were held across Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley o…

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE ROW|After DDC Kishtwar orders 'no work, no pay', teachers observe pen down strike

June 27, 2019, 2:18 AM

In protest against the order issued by the District Development Commissioner, Kishtwar, which made it mandatory for teachers to get ‘attendance certificates’ before their salary is…

World

4 killed in attack on police centre in Pakistan

June 27, 2019, 1:38 AM

One policeman and three suicide bombers were killed in an attack on a police station in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Wednesday. The attack took place in the morning when thre…

PTI lawmaker urges GoI to protect minorities' worship places in India

June 27, 2019, 2:27 AM

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker and patron of Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani on Wednesday called upon Government of India to ensure protection of wor…

55 nations back India for non-permanent UNSC seat

June 27, 2019, 12:50 AM

In a major diplomatic win, India's candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has been unanimously endorsed by the Asia Pacific group of 55…

Europe reels under heat wave

June 27, 2019, 12:42 AM

A heat wave likened to "hell" has been sweeping across Europe disrupting normal life and claiming lives. Forecasters have warned of the record breaking heat wave in the continent i…

Pakistan doesn't behave like normal neighbour: Jaishankar

June 27, 2019, 12:39 AM

Pakistan's state-sponsored "large-scale industry of terrorism" prevents its government from behaving like a "normal neighbour", External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wedne…