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Exit polls show NDA surge

May 20, 2019, 12:26 AM

Most exit polls Sunday forecast another term for Prime Minister NarendraModi, with some of them projecting that BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 seats to comfortably cross the ma…

LS polls: 61% polling in last phase

May 20, 2019, 12:24 AM

Nearly 61 per cent voters turned out to cast their vote on Sunday in the seventh and the final phase of the LokSabha election held in 59 constituencies across eight states and Unio…

Arrangements finalised for vote counting in J&K

May 20, 2019, 12:22 AM

As the countdown for final results of the 2019 general poll begins, the Election Commission of India has finalized arrangements for the counting exercise in Jammu and Kashmir which…

'PDP will bounce back'

May 20, 2019, 12:20 AM

Chairing the first PDP meeting after conclusion of the LokSabha polls in J&K, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday expressed dissatisfaction with the party members saying they could have put…

J&K seeks more time for WB-funded Rs 1500 cr reconstruction program

May 20, 2019, 12:20 AM

Apprehensive about meeting June 2020 deadline for completion of World Bank- financed reconstruction programme, the J&K government has rushed to the Union Finance Ministry for t…

Class 8 exam will continue to be conducted by SIE

May 20, 2019, 12:17 AM

The School Education Department Sunday clarified that the annual exams of class 8th will continue to be conducted by the State Institute of Education (SIE). An official said that s…

PDP worker shot at in Kulgam

May 20, 2019, 12:16 AM

Suspected militants Sunday late evening shot at and critically injured a PDP worker in Zungalpora village of Devsar in south Kashmir's Kulgam district. The injured has been identif…

Curfew relaxed in Bhaderwah for 1 hour

May 20, 2019, 12:15 AM

The district administration here relaxed curfew for one hour in phased-manner on the fourth-day even as the internet services remained suspended in Bhaderwah Valley. District Magis…

Business

PHD Chamber welcomes Lokesh Jha as chairman SERC

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

PHD Chamber Kashmir-Chapter HAS welcomed the appointment of Lokesh Jha as the Chairman J&K State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JKSERC).  Commenting on the appointment, the…

Udhampur civil society protests 'overcharging' at Ban Toll Plaza

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Scores of youth from Udhampur town under the banner of Civil Society Udhampur on Sunday held a peaceful sit-in against levying of ‘extra road tax’ on local vehicles. The protesting…

Despite public outcry, State admin hands over JKHPMC land to CRPF in Zakura

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

While the PDP-BJP government in 2018 put Central Reserve Police Force on notice for occupying 60 kanals of land in city outskirts at Zakura here, the state administration has now h…

McDonald's reopens 13 restaurants in Delhi

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Connaught Plaza Restaurants Private Ltd (CRPL), now wholly-owned by food service retailer McDonald's, has re-opened 13 of its restaurants in Delhi starting 11 a.m on Sunday, a stat…

MARKET OUTLOOK |Election results to determine market moves

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Exit polls along with the final verdict of the 2019 general elections will keep the equity investors on tenterhooks in the coming week, experts said. Accordingly, the seven-phase l…

Editorial Page

GK Editorial|The Flood Action Plan!

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

According to news reports the state government functionaries responsible for mitigating the losses of 2014 flood, and also taking measures to prevent future floods, have spent only…

Before we go green |Kashmir University needs to have a comprehensive policy to make a carbon-free, green campus

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

At the onset of May University of Kashmir was all set to receive the NAAC peer team for its reaccreditation after a period of almost eight years. Previous accreditation was underta…

Violence: Not an Islamic Ideal

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

God’s conceiving of man as vicegerent  thereby allowing in him with a certain degree of initiative and autonomy to operate in the world inherently carried within it possibilit…

Put Kashmir first....

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

As the Lok Sabha elections have ended the biggest question which everyone seems to be asking is who would be the next Prime Minister of India? Will it be Narendra Modi or Rahul Gan…

The evil of corruption |Nip it in the bud and the results will be better

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Government’s decision to constitute fact-finding committees to investigate irregularities in different departments between 2010 and 2018 is a welcome step. However, many people wil…

Health

States, UTs asked to hold screening sessions in schools, colleges for mental health, cancer

May 20, 2019, 12:13 AM

The Union Health ministry has advised states and Union Territories to hold screening sessions in school and college campuses for mental health and non-communicable diseases like ca…

jammu

Improve functioning of SDH Mandi, demand locals

May 20, 2019, 12:48 AM

The residents of Mandi, Saujiyan and Loran belts of Poonch district have underlined the need to improve functioning of sub-district hospital (SDH) Mandi, citing unavailability of m…

Army provide arms training to VDC members

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

To strengthen security situation at ground level in the hinterland, Army is providing weapon training to Village Defence Committee (VDC) members in Jammu province, an official said…

BSF officer injured in Pak shelling along LoC

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

A BSF officer was injured in the cross-border shelling by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, officials said on Sunday. Assistant Sub-Inspector (A…

Essence of every religion is to enrich humanity: Rana

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

National Conference provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Sunday said that essence of every religion is to enrich humanity and eschew hate. Addressing a religious congregatio…

Kashmir

Flood Reconstruction Program |Rs 140 Cr for Kashmir hospitals unutilised for 3 years

May 20, 2019, 3:12 AM

Even after passing of three years the state health authorities have failed to utilise Rs 140 core funded by World Bank (WB) for reconstruction of health infrastructure damaged in 2…

BJP leader's killing: TIP of arrested militant to be conducted

May 20, 2019, 12:12 AM

A Test Identification Parade (TIP) of arrested JeM militant HilalNaikoo will be conducted in connection with BJP leader GulMuhammed Mir’s killing in Anantnag as an internal probe i…

Advisor Skandan to hear public grievances today

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Governor’s Adviosr  K Skandan would convene public hearing at Convention Centre, Canal Road on 20 May (Monday) from 10.30 am to 12.30 p.m, an official spokesman said.  He said…

Hurriyat (G) leaders visit Pulwama, Shopian

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

On the directions of the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, senior leaders of the amalgam visited  Pulwama and Shopian districts to express solidarity with the…

Day 2: Pulwama remains shut

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Many areas in this south Kashmir district observed a shutdown for a second running  day on Sunday to mourn the recent killings of militants in the area. Witnesses said shutdown was…

Grand Mufti fixes Sadaqat-ul- Fitr at Rs 50

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Sadaqat-ul- Fitr, also known as Zakat-ul-Fitr, amount has been fixed at Rs 50 per person, Jammu and Kashmir Grand Mufti, Nasir-ul lslam announced on Sunday, asking Muslims to pay i…

Sehrai pays tributes to late Mirwaiz, Abdul Gani Lone

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai,  has paid rich tributes to late Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq, Khawja Abdul Gani Lone and victims of Hawal massacre  on their anni…

Project Beacon completes 59 years of service in J&K

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Project Beacon, the pioneer flagship project of BRO, on Sunday successfully completed its 59 years of service to the nation in Jammu and Kashmir, a statement said. It said that the…

PDP delegation visits Pattan, Sumbal

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

A high level delegation of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) today visited Chainabal, Pattan and Tregam Sumbal on directions of party president and former Chief Minister Mehbooba…

IS ANYBODY LISTENING ?

May 20, 2019, 12:41 AM

Candidates allege policy violation in J&K Bank recruitment process  We the candidates who appeared for the written examinations for the posts of probationary officers and…

Kangan man critically injured in bear attack

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

A man was critically injured on Sunday after a wild bear attacked him in Kangan area of Ganderbal district in central Kashmir. The injured man was identified as Nazir Ahmad Gojar (…

'Upgrade all Sufi shrines in Kashmir'

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chairman Kashmir Society international Khawaja Farooq Renzushah visited various shrines in Shahar-e-Khaas on Sunday. Renzushah, according to a statement, visited shrines of Hazrat…

Teacher goes missing in Bandipora, JKTF concerned

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum has expressed serious concern over the disappearance of government school teacher, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone son, of Abdul Rehman Lone in north Kashmir's…

Teenage girl electrocuted in Bandipora

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

A teenage girl was electrocuted on Sunday while coming in contact with a live wire at her home in Markundal area of Sumbal in this district. The deceased was identified as 19-year…

Day-4: CASO continues in Kupwara forests

May 20, 2019, 12:12 AM

Soldiers on Sunday continued hunting for suspected militants for a fourth straight day in the Kandi forests of Kupwara district, officials said, in one of the longest cordon and se…

'85 militants, 60 SF personnel, 18 civilians killed since Jan this year'

May 20, 2019, 12:12 AM

Militancy related violence in Kashmir has recorded a sharp increase this year, with 163 persons killed in the first four months of 2019, according to official figures accessed by G…

Ganderbal admin orders axing of female Russian Poplars

May 20, 2019, 12:12 AM

Amid a public outcry over spreading allergies among residents, the district administration of Ganderbal has ordered immediate removal of female species of Russian poplars in compli…

National

PM Modi thanks EC for allowing him to visit Kedarnath, Badrinath

May 20, 2019, 12:13 AM

After spending the night in a holy cave near Uttarakhand'sKedarnath temple, Prime Minister NarendraModi Sunday thanked the Election Commission for granting him permission for the v…

UGC seeks data about sexual harassment complaints from varsities, colleges

May 20, 2019, 12:13 AM

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed varsities and higher educational institutions to submit data about the number of sexual harassment complaints received by them a…

OP-Ed

KAS Mains Qualified: We too have a point|Those who made it to the final stage of the 3-tier exam have a story to tell

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

This is in response to the article, Examathon: Kas exam is a test of patience and mental resilience than anything else, by Mr. Suhail Nazir Khan published in GK on 13 May. Response…

Poor infrastructure, shortage of teachers, hamper growth of government schools

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Poor infrastructure and shortage of staff continues to hamper the growth of government schools in Kashmir. While authorities in school education department have been beating the dr…

Goodbye Le Grand K

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

All of us had a brush with scientific metrology in our high school physics curriculum. Most of us may recall that there are seven fundamental physical variables viz., mass, length,…

Growth of Higher Education

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

In the national system of education, higher education comprises college and university education and begins after the end of twelve years of school education. Higher education is a…

Scholarship Information

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Category:            Merit Based Scholarship:        LSAT India Law Scholarship 2019 Descriptio…

Sports

Basit Bashir selected for Under-16 Zonal camp

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Young pacer from district Kupwara Basit Bashir has been selected for the Zonal Cricket Academy Under-16 coaching camp. The right arm pacer from North Kashmir is the only cricketer…

District Budgam Sqay competition concludes

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

The District Budgam Sqay championship organised by Sqay Association of District Budgam concluded at Sports stadium Budgam on Sunday. In the event around 200 players both boys and g…

5 fielders who will dictate fate of WC matches

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

While big totals may be the first thing that comes to mind when one says the phrase 'modern cricket' another mutation the game has gone through in the past decade has been an eleva…

KPL 6th edition commences in Kunzer

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

National Conference leader Farooq Ahmad Shah along with Former Minister Javid Ahamd Dar Sunday kick started Kunzar Premier League (KPL) at Kunzer. According to a statement, 64 team…

I didn't blow whistle on 2010 scandal: Afridi

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Former captain Shahid Afridi Sunday said that he did not blow the whistle on the spot-fixing scandal that rocked world cricket during Pakistan's tour of England in 2010. Having dis…

Srinagar City

Let's unite Hurriyat again: Prof Bhat

May 20, 2019, 12:10 AM

Senior Hurriyat Conference (M) leader Professor Abdul Gani Bhat on Sunday advocated formation of a united Hurriyat by appealing all the separatist parties to come under one single…

NC hits out at Govt for sitting on Srinagar development

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday expressed resentment over paucity of civic amenities and appalling condition of roads in the summer capital saying it "debunks the t…

Hope new dispensation in Delhi acknowledges Kashmir reality: Mirwaiz

May 20, 2019, 12:40 AM

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday hoped that the new dispensation in New Delhi would accept the reality of Kashmir issue and “reframe” its policy for m…

Bears maul Faqir Gujri man to death, injures another

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

A 35-year-old casual worker was mauled to death by bears while another was seriously injured in upper Dara area here on Sunday. Showkat Khatana son of Papa Khatana, who was working…

Laigaroo concerned over dog menace in uptown

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Peoples Democratic Party youth secretary Arif Laigaroo on Sunday expressed concern over growing population of stray dogs in uptown areas here saying it poses risk to lives of peopl…

Advisor Ganai visits Makhdoom Sahib (RA) Shrine

May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Advisor to the Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Sunday paid obeisance at the shrine of Hamza Makhdoom Kashmiri (RA), popularly known as Makhdoom Sahib and also took the stock of ongo…

State

Rajouri zone teachers demand pending wages

May 20, 2019, 12:47 AM

Around 250 government teachers posted in primary and middle schools of Rajouri education zone are working without salaries since the past one-and-a-half months. While talking to Gr…

Landslides block Mahore-Gulabgarh road

May 20, 2019, 12:46 AM

Landslides hit the Mahore-Gulabgarh road at Gamgali-Ranglai, blocking the road for traffic. Reports said, “Landslides hit the road on late Saturday, leaving several vehicles strand…

World

Pak Army to raise another division to protect CPEC projects

May 20, 2019, 12:13 AM

The Pakistan Army will raise another division-size special force to protect Chinese nationals and projects under the CPEC, military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor has said, d…