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13.63% voter turnout in Anantnag district

April 24, 2019, 9:14 AM

The Anantnag district Tuesday recorded 13.63 percent voter turnout during the first leg of voting in the scheduled three-phased election in the southern parliamentary segment, offi…

At Dooru, elderly voters vote for 'change'

April 24, 2019, 2:07 AM

A polling station established in a government higher secondary school in Dooru area of southern Anantnag district Tuesday had no long queues of voters, but it saw several elderly v…

At Bumdooru, a family votes for peace, jobs

April 24, 2019, 2:03 AM

Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, 65, has voted in every election since he turned 18. He went out to vote again today, along with his family members, including his two disabled daughters, in B…

65% turnout across 116 constituencies: ECI

April 24, 2019, 1:57 AM

A high voter turnout was recorded in the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha elections Tuesday covering 116 constituencies amid complaints of EVM malfunctioning in many states and…

In Bijbehara, deserted polling booths and 'disinterested' voters

April 24, 2019, 1:54 AM

Late Tuesday afternoon, Peoples Democratic Party President and its candidate for southern Kashmir seat Mehbooba Mufti walked out of the polling booth in Bijbehara, exuding confiden…

Cop killed, 15 injured 'after bus turns turtle amid stone-pelting'

April 24, 2019, 1:49 AM

A constable of Jammu and Kashmir Police was killed and 14 paramilitary forces personnel injured Tuesday after two buses of the police and polling staff came under stone-pelting and…

Moderate turnout in Dooru, Kokernag, Shangus

April 24, 2019, 1:44 AM

Moderate turnout was witnessed in four out of six assembly segments of southern Anantnag district, which went to polls in the third phase of general elections on Tuesday. These fou…

Shutdown affects life across Kashmir

April 24, 2019, 1:39 AM

Kashmir observed a shutdown on Tuesday against the alleged ill-treatment meted out to the incarcerated Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yaseen Malik Shop…

NIA court releases Kashmiri student

April 24, 2019, 1:36 AM

The National Investigation Agency court in Mohali Tuesday released a Kashmiri student who was arrested in connection with an attack in Jalandhar last year, officials said. Danish R…

Kashmiri scholar arrested in Punjab

April 24, 2019, 1:33 AM

A Kashmiri PhD scholar was arrested in a joint operation of the Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab Police from the Central University in Bathinda on Tuesday for alleged militancy links,…

Paramilitary forces to get more mine-protected vehicles

April 24, 2019, 1:26 AM

The government will soon procure mine-protected vehicles for the movement of paramilitary forces in the Naxalism-hit areas and Jammu and Kashmir and remotely operated vehicles to h…

7 J&K officers transferred

April 24, 2019, 1:05 AM

The government Tuesday ordered transfer and posting of seven officers. According to an order issued by the general administration department, Farooq Ahmad Lone, Special Secretary,…

Time to review Articles 370, 35A: Rajnath

April 24, 2019, 1:02 AM

Terming Articles 370 and 35A “temporary provisions”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday said that time has now come to review them to evaluate how much benefit they brought t…

Himalayan region unprepared for mega quake: Scientists

April 24, 2019, 12:59 AM

A mega earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more is long overdue in the Himalayan region but India has not learnt from past mistakes and is far from being prepared for such an eventualit…

Business

JK Bank for promoting startup culture in J&K, inks MoU with NIT Srinagar

April 24, 2019, 4:18 AM

Strengthening further its longstanding association with National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, J&K Bank under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program Tuesda…

Preparations for ensuing tourist season reviewed

April 24, 2019, 4:14 AM

Director Tourism Kashmir Nisar Ahmad Wani Tuesday convened a meeting at Tourist Reception Centre Conference Hall here to review the status of developmental projects and preparation…

BGSBU hosts workshop on latest trends in computer science

April 24, 2019, 4:11 AM

Department of computer science and engineering in Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri  organised a two-day workshop on latest trends in  computer science and engineering un…

SpiceJet to launch 28 new flights

April 24, 2019, 4:08 AM

Budget carrier SpiceJet will launch 28 new flights connecting Mumbai and Delhi with other cities on its domestic network from April 26. "Of these, 14 will connect Mumbai; eight wil…

Health

Kupwara villagers protest demanding basic healthcare

April 24, 2019, 3:02 AM

Residents of Awoora in the frontier Kupwara district Tuesday staged a protest demanding basic healthcare facilities at centre that caters to 30000 people living in the area. Reside…

No mechanism to check pilferage of drugs, disposables in Kashmir hospitals

April 24, 2019, 2:53 AM

The recent case where government supplies, meant to be provided free to patients, were being sold in open market at Bandipora has exposed the lack of a mechanism to prevent pilfera…

Biomedical Informatics Satellite Center being set up at SKIMS

April 24, 2019, 12:51 AM

Indian Council of Medical Research is setting up Biomedical Informatics Satellite Center (BISC) at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS). The Centre will have nodal…

Dentists may be allowed to practice medicine

April 24, 2019, 12:49 AM

The government of India is currently considering a proposal from NITI Aayog to create category of “mid-level” health providers by allowing dentists to practice mainstream medicine.…

PALPITATIONS: All you should know about it

April 24, 2019, 12:45 AM

Palpitation of heart is a fairly common symptom reported by many persons at all ages and in both sexes, although more often in females.  It is a common cause of seeking medica…

jammu

Govt frames J&K State Vigilance Commission Rules, 2019

April 24, 2019, 5:08 AM

Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday framed Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Commission Rules, 2019. An order issued by government reads, “SRO 301-In exercise of the powers con…

Indian Ambassador to Nepal meets Governor

April 24, 2019, 5:06 AM

Manjeev Singh Puri, Indian Ambassador to Nepal met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday, an official spokesman said. The Governor and Puri discussed various possi…

IAS officers asked to file online IPRs

April 24, 2019, 5:04 AM

Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday asked all Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers to file their Immovable Property Return (IPR) electronically. According to a circular…

DMEF urges Governor to ensure hassle free movement of 'Durbar Move' employees

April 24, 2019, 5:29 AM

State President Durbar Move Employees Federation (DMEF),J&K State today appealed for making arraignments for hassle free movement of annual Durbar Move employees The Federation…

Amarnath Yatra 2019: CEO discusses arrangements

April 24, 2019, 4:53 AM

Principal Secretary to Governor and Chief Executive Officer, Amarnath Shrine Board, Umang Narula today chaired a meeting of heads of various departments to discuss arrangements for…

62% migrants cast votes in Anantnag Phase 1

April 24, 2019, 2:46 AM

As many as 62 percent registered voters of displaced Kashmiri pandit community participated in ongoing Lok Sabha polls for first of the three phased election for Anantnag parliamen…

JAMMU CABLE CAR PROJECT |Trial on Mohmaya-Peer Kho stretch after Apr 28

April 24, 2019, 2:39 AM

Four months after an accident claimed lives of two labourers during the trial run of the Jammu Cable Car Project, the J&K State Cable Car Corporation would be conducting anothe…

Congress leader joins BJP in Ladakh

April 24, 2019, 2:29 AM

Congress leader Thukjey Dolma Tuesday joined the BJP in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, just a fortnight ahead of the Lok Sabha election in the constituency, a party spokespers…

Kashmir

Geelani concerned over Yasin Malik's failing health

April 24, 2019, 5:11 AM

Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of incarcerated chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation F…

Shift Malik to Srinagar for treatment: Hakeem Yaseen to Govt

April 24, 2019, 5:10 AM

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Front (PDF )Hakeem Yaseen has expressed serious concern over deteriorating health of JKLF chief Muhammad  Yasin Malik and has demanded his shifting …

People of Anantnag voted for secular forces: Mir

April 24, 2019, 5:00 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir Congress party President Ghulam Ahmad Mir said on Tuesday that the people of Anantnag district voted to “make secular forces strong” because they have seen th…

Kashmir to have 3 more virtual weather stations

April 24, 2019, 4:03 AM

SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir signed a memorandum of understanding with Bayer CropScience Limited (BCSL) on Tuesday at varsity’s Shalimar campus, h…

200 trucks laden with sheep 'stuck' on National Highway: Mutton dealers

April 24, 2019, 4:00 AM

The mutton dealers of Kashmir Tuesday alleged that more than 200 trucks laden with sheep were stuck on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, while the traders from Parimpora mandi t…

SAVAE celebrates Earth Day

April 24, 2019, 3:56 AM

One of Kashmir’s emerging athletes, Manan Hassan Wani, who is better known as a solo cyclist, today chose to run from Sopore to Srinagar to mark the celebration of Earth Day, an an…

Forces violating SOP due to lethal AFSPA, says Soz

Reasons given by GoI to stop cross LoC trade untenable: Soz

April 24, 2019, 3:36 AM

Senior Congress leader and the former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said that reasons being given to stop Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade were “highly untenable.”…

Prof Mehraj ud Din chairs IDBS, DIC meetings

April 24, 2019, 3:35 AM

The first meetings of the Interdisciplinary Board of Studies (IDBS) and 1st Steering Committee of the Design and Innovation Centre (DIC) of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK)…

CUK celebrates world book, copyright day at Green Campus

April 24, 2019, 3:32 AM

Central Library of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) celebrated “World Book and Copyright Day” at Green Campus of the varsity here on Tuesday. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehr…

SSP Malik chairs police-public meets in Bandipora

April 24, 2019, 3:27 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday organised police-public meetings at High School Banakoot and Main Chowk Mantrigam in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. In a statement here a p…

Army hold recruitment rally

April 24, 2019, 3:24 AM

Army on Tuesday said that it organised a recruitment rally for youth at Gurez in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.  In a statement Army’s Srinagar based spokesman said that…

A Government school a garbage dump in Sopore

April 24, 2019, 3:07 AM

Municipal authorities in north Kashmir’s Sopore have been dumping tons of garbage right next to a school, exposing its students and teachers to a constant stink and risk of contrac…

Section 144 imposed around exam centres in Bandipora

April 24, 2019, 2:55 AM

In order to ensure the smooth conduct of Bi-Annual examinations for 11th classes and to curb external interference, District Magistrate Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza imposed prohib…

No civilian traffic on highway today

April 24, 2019, 2:50 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Traffic police department on Tuesday said that no civilian traffic would be allowed to ply on Srinagar-Jammu national highway on Wednesday. They issued an advisor…

Sajad Lone, other leaders visit Mian Altaf to condole daughter's demise

April 24, 2019, 2:41 AM

Thousands including legislators, politicians, social activists, religious and trade leaders on Tuesday attended the day long "Rasmi Chaharum" ceremony of Benazir Altaf, elder daugh…

Section 144 imposed around exam centres in Bandipora

April 24, 2019, 2:32 AM

In order to ensure the smooth conduct of Bi-Annual examinations for 11th classes and to curb external interference, District Magistrate Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza imposed prohib…

Geelani's son questioned by NIA in funding case

April 24, 2019, 2:27 AM

Nayeem Geelani, the son of Hurriyat G leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, appeared before the National Investigation Agency for questioning in connection with a case related to funding o…

Lt General Ranbir Singh reviews security in Eastern Ladakh

April 24, 2019, 2:25 AM

General Officer Commanding In Chief of Army's Northern Command Lt General Ranbir Singh Tuesday reviewed the security situation and operational preparedness in the Eastern Ladakh se…

National

Jet to approach lenders with fresh funding proposal

April 24, 2019, 3:50 AM

Temporarily grounded Jet Airways is expected to make yet another plea for an interim funding of at least Rs 250 crore to its lenders to restart bare minimum operations till May 10.…

India prepared to deal with US decision on Iran oil waivers: MEA

April 24, 2019, 3:45 AM

India Tuesday said it was adequately prepared to deal with the impact of the US decision to end waivers that allowed it to buy Iranian oil without facing sanctions. External Affair…

Past govts didn't care about India's security: PM Modi

April 24, 2019, 2:23 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the past Congress governments, saying they were only concerned about the interest of a ‘namdar’ family, not the country’s security.…

SC directs Centre to disburse funds to states for infrastructure for subordinate judiciary

April 24, 2019, 2:21 AM

The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the Centre to disburse funds allocated for various state governments to develop infrastructure and filling up vacancies in subordinate judiciary.…

'Strong Navy guarantor of India's security'

April 24, 2019, 2:19 AM

A strong Navy remains a necessary guarantor of India’s security and prosperity, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tuesday, addressing top commanders of the Indian Navy. The…

OP-Ed

Biomedical Informatics Satellite Center being set up at SKIMS

April 24, 2019, 12:51 AM

Indian Council of Medical Research is setting up Biomedical Informatics Satellite Center (BISC) at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS). The Centre will have nodal…

Dentists may be allowed to practice medicine

April 24, 2019, 12:49 AM

The government of India is currently considering a proposal from NITI Aayog to create category of “mid-level” health providers by allowing dentists to practice mainstream medicine.…

PALPITATIONS: All you should know about it

April 24, 2019, 12:45 AM

Palpitation of heart is a fairly common symptom reported by many persons at all ages and in both sexes, although more often in females.  It is a common cause of seeking medica…

Sports

Asian Championships|Bajrang reclaims gold at Asian Wrestling C'ship, silver for Parveen

April 24, 2019, 4:44 AM

World number one Bajrang Punia logged 10 points in a row in the gold medal bout to reclaim his Asian Championship crown, while Praveen Rana settled for silver as India ended the fi…

ISLAMIA COLLEGE RACE|Muzamil Hussain finishes first

April 24, 2019, 4:40 AM

Muzammil Hussain of B.Com fifth semester cruised to victory in the annual road race of the Islamia College Srinagar on Tuesday. The race was flagged off jointly by the College conv…

15th State Wushu championship from today

April 24, 2019, 4:37 AM

Wushu Association of J&K is going to conduct 15th J&K State Wushu in collaboration with Directorate of physical Education Jammu University at Gymnasium Hall Jammu Universit…

Sports event held at SKUAST-K

April 24, 2019, 5:31 AM

As part of the World Veterinary Day – 2019 celebrations various sports activities were organized in the picturesque hill stadium of Veterinary faculty (SKUAST Kashmir) Shuhama Alus…

DIS Srinagar emerge winner

April 24, 2019, 4:31 AM

DIS Srinagar won champion trophies title in sub junior girls and sub junior boys categories in the State Rugby championship that was organised by Bandipora Rugby Association from A…

Inter school tourney for boys begins at Udhampur

April 24, 2019, 4:29 AM

An Inter School Tournament for Boys and Girls U/14Yrs, U/17Yrs of Zone Udhampur began here today. The department of Youth Services & Sports has organised the sports event which…

No cricketer has served India like Dhoni: Kapil Dev

April 24, 2019, 4:27 AM

Former India all-rounder Kapil Dev believes twin World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the biggest contributor to the gentleman’s game. Coming from the man who himself…

Srinagar City

KU's prized land at Nigeen up for grabs, authorities in 'slumber'

April 24, 2019, 5:27 AM

Authorities at Kashmir University (KU) have turned a blind eye to encroachment of varsity’s prized land of more than 40 Kanals near Nigeen Lake, at a walking distance from main cam…

Bota Kadal residents decry dilapidated road

April 24, 2019, 5:25 AM

Residents of Bota Kadal (A) area here have expressed resentment over delay in repairs of dilapidated road in the locality. Locals said that a drain was constructed in the area near…

Complex cardiac surgery performed at SKIMS

April 24, 2019, 5:22 AM

Department of Cardiology, SKIMS performed a successful complex percutaneous transcatheter intervention in a high risk case. In a statement, SKIMS spokesperson said HOD Cardiology,…

Police raid JKLF chief Yasin Malik's residence: Spokesman

Hurriyat (M) delegation visits Yasin Malik's residence

April 24, 2019, 5:20 AM

On the directions of Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a delegation of amalgam visited the Maisuma residence of ailing and incarcerated chairman of Jammu and Ka…

World Book day celebrated

April 24, 2019, 3:40 AM

To commemorate the World Book Day, Department of Libraries and Research organized a book exhibition at S.P.S. Library here. The day is observed annually across the world to promote…

State

Here, a teacher's house serves as school building

April 24, 2019, 5:17 AM

Started in 2008, Government Primary School Narala in Mankote area of Mendhar is being run from the house of a teacher as the government has failed to construct a building. Details…

Lack of public toilets irk Kishtwar residents

April 24, 2019, 5:15 AM

The headquarter town of Kishtwar district lacks adequate number of toilets in public places, due to which the public continues to suffer. The irked residents said, “Some of the cro…

Naropa Fellows for achieving 100% voting in Leh

April 24, 2019, 3:48 AM

With an aim to achieve 100% voting in Leh, Ladakh, the Fellows from the ‘Naropa Fellowship’ are actively steering the Election Commission of India’s Systematic Voters' Education an…

LS Polls: EO Ladakh inspects account details of contesting candidates

April 24, 2019, 3:30 AM

Expenditure Observer (EO) for Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency (PC), Milan Ruchal today conducted inspection of account details of candidates contesting for the seat, an official…

2 killed by voltage surge from village transformer

April 24, 2019, 3:15 AM

A policeman was among two persons who were electrocuted to death Tuesday when a transformer developed a snag sending double-phase supply into the homes in Chunga Charun village her…

Army, students, civil society take out peace rally in Bhadarwah

April 24, 2019, 3:12 AM

Supported by the army, more than 1500 students from schools, colleges and university took out a rally here Tuesday chanting slogans for peace, unity and harmony. The rally was take…