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MHA lists 'main reasons' for suspending LoC trade

April 20, 2019, 2:13 AM

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs Friday listed alleged channeling of funds for militancy in Kashmir and supply of arms and fake currency notes to the Valley among five main reaso…

Cross-LoC trade suspended for short-term gains: Mirwaiz

April 20, 2019, 2:07 AM

The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday expressed serious concern over the government of India’s decision to suspend cross-LoC trade with Pakistan via Ja…

LOK SABHA ELECTION|After J&K Police request, ECI reschedules poll closing time in Anantnag constituency

April 20, 2019, 2:04 AM

Election Commission of India (ECI) has revised the poll timings for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency by two hours. The timings were rescheduled after Jammu and Kashmir Police re…

Tribunal serves notice to Jamaat-e-Islami

April 20, 2019, 1:56 AM

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal, constituted by the Centre, has issued a show cause notice to Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir (JeI), which was banned by the government…

Highway ban: High Court seeks response from J&K govt

April 20, 2019, 1:46 AM

The High Court on Friday asked Jammu and Kashmir government to inform it about the implementation of the order issued by divisional commissioner Kashmir with regard to movement of…

'35 trucks barred from crossing over to Rawlakote'

April 20, 2019, 1:43 AM

Authorities on Friday disallowed 35 trucks carrying goods to cross over to Pakistan-administered Kashmir following India’s decision to suspend the cross-LoC trade. Trade and travel…

Militant killed in Watergam shootout: Police

April 20, 2019, 1:39 AM

Police on Friday said that an unidentified militant was killed in a brief shootout at Watergam, Rafiabad here in north Kashmir. Senior superintendent of police Sopore, Javed Iqbal…

Mian Altaf's daughter passes away

April 20, 2019, 1:35 AM

Benazir Altaf, 28, the elder daughter of senior National conference leader and former MLA Kangan, Mian Altaf Ahmed, passed away at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKI…

Highway reopens after 24-hour closure

April 20, 2019, 1:30 AM

After remaining closed for more than 24-hours the 270 km Jammu-Srinagar national highway was restored for vehicular traffic on Friday morning, officials said. They said that the hi…

Business

Suspension of intra-Kashmir trade|J&K business chambers, LoC traders ask Centre to review decision

April 20, 2019, 3:55 AM

A day after the Union Ministry of Home Affairs ordered suspension of cross-LoC trade with Pakistan via Jammu and Kashmir, the business chambers of Kashmir and Jammu Friday asked th…

In public interest, contractors decide to resume road repairs

April 20, 2019, 3:51 AM

In view of dilapidated roads causing inconvenience to commuters across Kashmir, contractors, who have boycotted all development works as a protest against the government, have deci…

SKUAST-K holds training for tribal farmers

April 20, 2019, 3:49 AM

SKUAST-K faculty of veterinary sciences Shuhama, in collaboration with KVK, Bandipora, on Friday held a training programme for tribal farmers for increasing efficiency of dairy cat…

J&K Grameen Bank implements sponsored schemes

April 20, 2019, 3:57 AM

J&K Grameen Bank in collaboration with RBI and NABARD has implemented various social security schemes initiated by the central government. According to a statement of the bank,…

JKSCB to launch PoS machines

April 20, 2019, 3:43 AM

Jammu and Kashmir State Cooperative Bank (JKSCB) has entered into an MoU with Axis Bank to launch PoS (Point of Sale) services for its customers, thus, becoming the first cooperati…

Editorial Page

India's permanent membership

April 20, 2019, 1:14 AM

Both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress parties election manifestos express a desire to work towards India’s permanent membership of the United Nations Security Coun…

A downward spiral

April 20, 2019, 1:06 AM

Those at the helm of affairs, who issued the colonial and Tagalukian orders of closing National Highway for two days a week for civil vehicular traffic, might be deriving pleasure…

Hostilities refuse to end

April 20, 2019, 12:53 AM

Finally, the Ministry of Home Affairs has suspended the cross LoC trade in Jammu and Kashmir. When India and Pakistan agreed to start this trade between two divided parts of Kashmi…

Point Zero|B for Boycott, A for Always!

April 20, 2019, 12:45 AM

Another election in Kashmir, once again people stay away. A meagre 14% turn out indicates the depleting interest of people in elections. Statistics may or may not matter, but situa…

Health

Shortage of doctors mars functioning of Bandipora health centre

April 20, 2019, 3:55 AM

Shortage of doctors at the New Type Primary Health Centre in Ashtengoo village of Bandipora district has not only marred its functioning but created problems for patients, resident…

Lack of air ambulance claim lives in Kashmir: DAK

April 20, 2019, 3:50 AM

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Friday expressed concern over “lack of air ambulance service” in Kashmir valley because of which “precious lives are lost”. “Non-availability of a…

Governor attends 3rd anniversary of SMVDNSS Hospital

April 20, 2019, 3:18 AM

Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is also chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, attended the function organised to mark the third anniversary of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi N…

91 more newly-appointed doctors terminated, 9 resign

April 20, 2019, 3:00 AM

The state government on Thursday issued termination orders for 91 medical officers who had been selected recently but were not available to work at their places of posting, while n…

jammu

Cong faces uphill task in Ladakh after party rebel files nomination

April 20, 2019, 5:11 AM

Congress is facing an uphill task to win the Ladakh parliamentary seat as a party rebel, backed by an influential religious organisation, has filed his nomination as an independent…

SMVDS Sewa Committee delegations call on Governor

April 20, 2019, 3:10 AM

A delegation of the Sewa Committee Baridaran of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine (SMVDS) led by its president Rachhpal Singh met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Fri…

MHA lists 'main reasons' for suspending LoC trade

April 20, 2019, 2:13 AM

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs Friday listed alleged channeling of funds for militancy in Kashmir and supply of arms and fake currency notes to the Valley among five main reaso…

Kashmir
SPO shot at, injured in Anantnag in south Kashmir

Man shot at in Bijbehara, hospitalised

April 20, 2019, 10:43 PM

A man was injured after being shot at by unknown gunmen in Jablipora village of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday. Reports said that the masked gunmen fire…

JKSM seeks release of detainees on humanitarian grounds

April 20, 2019, 4:23 AM

Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) today sought release of its detained party activists and other youth on humanitarian grounds. “More than 20 JKSM workers and hundreds of you…

PDP neglected people during its 'misrule': Congress

April 20, 2019, 4:19 AM

Stating that People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has neglected the hardships of people during its three and half years “misrule” in the state, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (J…

Mehbooba's victory will be defeat of anti- Kashmir forces: Veeri

April 20, 2019, 4:12 AM

Vice President, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Abdul Rahman Veeri while touring various areas of South Kashmir’s Bijbehara urged people to vote for the PDP in coming polls so that…

Congress, BJP leaders join PDP

April 20, 2019, 4:10 AM

Congress leader from South Kashmir’s Shangus, Khalid Maqbool on Friday joined People’s Democratic Party (PDP) along with “hundreds of his supporters, Panchs and Sarpanchs,” a PDP h…

National Conference accuses PDP of deceit, falsehood

April 20, 2019, 4:08 AM

Asserting that the people of Kashmir have made it a point to punish PDP for “deceiving” them on the promises it made during 2014 elections, J&K National Conference Friday said…

'Ill omen for peace initiatives'

April 20, 2019, 4:07 AM

Chairman PDF Hakeem Yaseen has termed suspension of cross LoC trade as the most unfortunate act “which would give a severe setback to the much needed peace efforts in the subcontin…

Left condemns suspension of LoC trade

April 20, 2019, 4:05 AM

The Government of India’s order to suspend cross-LoC trade between parts of divided Kashmir via Salamabad (Uri) and Chakan-da-Bagh (Poonch) routes is a huge setback to peace proces…

Suspension of cross-LoC trade a huge 'setback': PDP

April 20, 2019, 4:03 AM

"These are the worst days for the country", said former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday, reacting to remarks on former Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant K…

Shortage of doctors mars functioning of Bandipora health centre

April 20, 2019, 3:55 AM

Shortage of doctors at the New Type Primary Health Centre in Ashtengoo village of Bandipora district has not only marred its functioning but created problems for patients, resident…

Bijbehara students protest 'arbitrary order' on 2 exam papers

April 20, 2019, 3:52 AM

Scores of students from Bijbihara who recently appeared in the 12th class bi-annual examination, Friday held a protest demonstration at Press Enclave here, against the cancellation…

Lack of air ambulance claim lives in Kashmir: DAK

April 20, 2019, 3:50 AM

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Friday expressed concern over “lack of air ambulance service” in Kashmir valley because of which “precious lives are lost”. “Non-availability of a…

2 bridges on Pohru river await completion

April 20, 2019, 3:49 AM

The inordinate delay in the completion of two bridges on river Pohru in Drugmulla area here is causing great inconvenience to the residents. The construction work on the 450-meter…

People only remembered during polls: Khalid Jahangir

April 20, 2019, 3:39 AM

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency Khalid Jahangir Friday said that betrayal with the people of Kashmir especially youth is the reason behin…

Election arrangements for Anantnag PC reviewed

April 20, 2019, 3:13 AM

The Returning Officer (RO) for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency (PC), Khalid Jahangir on Friday convened a meeting with all Assistant Returning Officers (ARO) and Nodal Officers…

KU's law deptt holds condolence meet for Prof Akram Mir

April 20, 2019, 3:07 AM

A condolence meeting was held on Friday at University of Kashmir’s Law Department to pay tribute to the former head and dean of the department Prof Akram Mir, who passed away here…

Permanent campuses elude 18 colleges due to slow pace of work

April 20, 2019, 2:58 AM

Despite the passage of over a decade, the higher education department is yet to complete construction of buildings for about 18 degree colleges functioning from makeshift arrangeme…

Road accident tribunals formed for Pulwama, Awantipora

April 20, 2019, 2:52 AM

A meeting on Friday discussed creation of road safety fund , improvement of road safety markings points, elimination of black spots, lighting of road sides, establishment and audit…

Sikh youth becomes new singing sensation in Kashmir

April 20, 2019, 3:45 AM

A Sikh youth from southern Kashmir's Tral area belting out Kashmiri songs has taken social media by storm. Twenty three-year-old Gurdeep Singh aka Deep Singer of quaint Baygund vil…

National
Hajj-2018 forms to be available from November 15

Saudi government raises India's Hajj quota to 2 lakh

April 20, 2019, 5:23 AM

The Saudi Arabian government has issued a formal order, notifying increase in Indias Hajj quota to 2 lakh from 1.75 lakh, about two months after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sal…

If Indiraji is credited for 1971 Bangladesh war, why not PM Modi for Pakistan air-strike : Rajnath

April 20, 2019, 5:24 AM

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserves the credit for the country's air strike inside Pakistan just as Indira Gandhi was honoured for t…

Pragya shocker: 'Police officer Hemant Karkare died for torturing me'

April 20, 2019, 3:45 AM

Malegaon blast accused and BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has claimed police officer Hemant Karkare died during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as…

Dalit man chops off finger after accidently voting for BJP

April 20, 2019, 3:43 AM

Dalit man, who accidentally cast his vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, has chopped off his index finger for the "mistake". Pawan Kumar, in a…

20 states join pan-India single emergency helpline number '112'

April 20, 2019, 3:41 AM

Twenty states and Union territories have so far joined a pan-India network of single emergency helpline number '112' on which immediate assistance can be sought by anyone in distre…

OP-Ed

Weekly Notes

April 20, 2019, 1:21 AM

Sufiyana musical event organised at Tulip Garden Kashmir is famous for its rich cultural heritage; one being the Sufi culture. To keep the legacy going, Kashmir society in collabor…

Sports

7 Indian players to play County cricket before World Test Championship

April 20, 2019, 4:38 AM

Seven of India’s Test specialists may play a few games for various English county sides to prepare for the inaugural World Test Championship series in July and August. The players…

Imran Khan meets Pakistan World Cup squad, gives useful tips

April 20, 2019, 4:34 AM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan met Pakistan squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 which called on him at his Bani Gala residence on Friday. The Prime Minister, who had led Pakistan…

AB de Villiers sets sights on BBL stint

April 20, 2019, 4:30 AM

The Big Bash League could be in line for perhaps the biggest marquee signing in its history with South African superstar AB de Villiers interested in wielding the willow Down Under…

Vikas to fight 2nd Pro bout at Madison Square Garden on Saturday

April 20, 2019, 4:28 AM

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan will take on American Noah Kidd in his second professional bout, which will be held at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday. The six-…

Hardik Pandya reveals what MS Dhoni said about his version of helicopter shot

April 20, 2019, 4:23 AM

Hardik Pandya has already emulated M S Dhoni’s signature helicopter shot and the Mumbai Indians all-rounder says the veteran keeper-batsman liked his version of the innovative stro…

Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange loses battle with brain tumour

April 20, 2019, 4:21 AM

Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange passed away on Friday morning after a lengthy battle with brain tumour. He was 38. Scotland Cricket confirmed the news on its official Twitter han…

Europa League: Chelsea survive Slavia scare to enter semi-finals

April 20, 2019, 4:18 AM

Chelsea were given a fright by Slavia Prague in a 4-3 home win on Thursday that saw them to a 5-3 aggregate victory and a place in the semi-finals of the Europa League. Already 1-0…

Despite snub, Mohammad Amir can still make it into WC squad: Shoaib Akhtar

April 20, 2019, 4:16 AM

Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar feels Mohammad Amir can still make it into Pakistan 15-man World Cup squad, which was announced by the selectors on Thursday. Out-of-form speedster A…

Europa League|Arsenal dump out Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli to reach last four

April 20, 2019, 4:12 AM

The exit of Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli means no Italian clubs are left in European competition this season. "We knew it was going to be difficult, and sorry there's no Italian teams…

2nd Harwan Premier League begins|Theed Rebels beat Hooked-XI in inaugural match

April 20, 2019, 4:08 AM

The 2nd edition of the Harwan Premier League -2019 T20 cricket tournament started at Chandpora cricket ground, here on Friday. The inaugural match was played between Theed Rebels a…

ICS Greens win Islamia College cricket tourney

April 20, 2019, 4:06 AM

ICS Greens emerged as winner of the Inter-group cricket tournament conducted by Islamia College Hawal, here on Friday. In the final ICS Greens defeated ICS Yellows. Batting first Y…

Elite Co-ed School conducts cross country run

April 20, 2019, 4:04 AM

The Elite’s Co-ed Secondary School conducted its annual cross-country run for boys and girls section from Nishat Garden to Duck park Forshore Road here on Friday. In the event arou…

JKPPS organises felicitation ceremony; Gandhi House lifts best trophy

April 20, 2019, 4:01 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Police Public School (JKPPS) Jammu organises annual prize distribution ceremony to felicitate the students who excelled in academics as well as co-curricular acti…

Srinagar City

Shab-e-Baraat to be observed tonight

April 20, 2019, 3:39 AM

Shab-e-Baraat, the revered night of fortune will be observed with religious fervor across Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday night. Thousands of devotees are expected to offer night-lon…

Stalemate between Woodland school teachers, management

April 20, 2019, 3:35 AM

The directorate of school education Kashmir (DSEK) has taken cognizance of stalemate between the teaching staff and the management of Woodland House school here at Sonwar. The DSEK…

State Hajj Committee issues notification for female aspirants

April 20, 2019, 3:30 AM

The office of State Haj Committee today issued a notice informing that all such aspiring female pilgrims who could not apply for Hajj pilgrimage this year can apply for inclusion i…

Authorities sit on relocation of street vendors

April 20, 2019, 3:22 AM

Authorities have failed to relocate hundreds of street vendors from some of the main busy thoroughfares in the capital city despite court orders, leaving woes of pedestrians and dr…

State

11 years on, GPS Sangla lies incomplete

April 20, 2019, 3:34 AM

Started in 2008 under Sarav Shiksha Abhiyaan, the main building of Government Primary School Sangla Lari Wala, located in Sangla upper panchayat, still lies incomplete with the stu…

Angralla footbridge awaits repair

April 20, 2019, 3:32 AM

A footbridge in Angralla, located in Mahore sub-division, which was constructed several years ago, awaits repair as it has become weak and dilapidated, the locals said. They said,…

Man found hanging from ceiling

April 20, 2019, 3:30 AM

A man was found hanging in Siot village of Rajouri district on Friday. The deceased was identified as Ram Lal son of Krishan Lal resident of ward 6, Siot village of Rajouri. Report…

Man held with banned medicinal herbs: Police

April 20, 2019, 3:27 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir police Friday claimed to have arrested a man for allegedly smuggling Nag Chatri, a banned high value medicinal herb, here in Kishtwar. Senior superintendent o…

Training imparted to contesting party representatives at Leh

April 20, 2019, 3:15 AM

Under the supervision of General Observer (GO) for Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency, Alkesh Kumar Sharma, training was provided to all contesting party representatives about rules…

BJP pays tributes to Chanderkant Sharma

April 20, 2019, 3:01 AM

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday organized a ‘Shardhanjali programme’ at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, here in Kishtwar, to pay tributes to late RSS leader Chanderkant Sharma, w…

World

Imran Khan reshuffles cabinet amidst mounting criticism over govt performance

April 20, 2019, 5:19 AM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reshuffled his Cabinet amidst mounting criticism at the lackluster performance of the government. The changes were made after finance minister…

213 died in Libya clashes, says WHO

April 20, 2019, 5:16 AM

A total of 213 people have been killed and 1,009 others injured in the fighting between the UN-backed Libyan government and the east-based Army in and around the capital Tripoli so…