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Narendra Modi appointed PM-elect

May 26, 2019, 12:17 AM

BJP leader Narendra Modi was on Saturday appointed Prime Minister-elect by President Ram Nath Kovind, who also asked him to form the new government. After the BJP and the National…

Will begin a new journey to build a new India: Modi

May 26, 2019, 12:16 AM

All set for a second term as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government will now begin "a new journey to build a new India with new energy" and asked newly elect…

Day 2: Kashmir shuts to mourn Zakir Musa's killing

May 26, 2019, 1:19 AM

Amidst strict restrictions and curbs, Kashmir observed shutdown for the second running day on Saturday against the killing of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind chief Zakir Musa, who was slain…

Congress not involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul's offer to resign rejected unanimously by CWC: Surjewala

May 26, 2019, 12:12 AM

Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered to resign from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday, but his proposal was rejected unanimously by the CWC me…

President asks Modi to decide council of ministers, date of swearing-in ceremony

May 26, 2019, 12:11 AM

President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday asked Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi to decide the council of ministers and the date of his swearing-in ceremony. Kovind requested Modi to ad…

'8 commanders among 91 militants killed since January in Kashmir'

May 26, 2019, 10:33 AM

Top officials on Saturday asserted that the strategy to conduct “pre-dawn anti-militancy operations” in Kashmir has worked well. They said that as many as 91 militants, including t…

Landslide hits Jammu-Srinagar highway, traffic restored at 6 pm

May 26, 2019, 12:01 AM

A massive landslide hit the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district in the wee hours of Saturday, leading to suspension of traffic on the only road linking Kashmir with…

Kashmir's famed shrine Makhdoom Sahib faces official neglect

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Months after a ‘wall’ of the Makhdoom Sahib shrine, one of Kashmir’s celebrated Dargahs located in the Downtown, here, collapsed, the Wakf authorities looking after these shrines h…

Yousuf Buch passes away in New York

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ambassador Yusuf Buch, a former Pakistani cabinet minister and a distinguished diplomat and intellectual of Kashmiri origin, passed away in New York on Friday evening after protrac…

NC assures regional, sub-regional autonomies to far-flung areas

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that elections results in Srinagar “reflect the mood of the people, who despite various vulnerabilities came out and…

Business

Tourism causal labourers appeal Governor, demand release of wages

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Casual labourers engaged in Tourism Department, Kashmir on Saturday appealed the Governor SP Malik to intervene and directed concerned authorities for releasing their withheld wage…

Thirst quenching watermelon Kashmir's iftar favourite

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

While the demand for different fruits in Kashmir increases many fold in the month of Ramadhan, however, it is the thirst quenching watermelon that is consumed most by the people fo…

7th Economic Census: State-level training held for master trainers

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

In the run up to upcoming 7th Edition of Economic Census, a state level training workshop of the master trainers was organised here on Saturday. According to an official spokespers…

JKSRLM starts making incense sticks of waste flowers

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

JKSRLM starts eco-friendly incense stick making unit near Kol Kandoli Mata Temple, Nagrota utilising locally available bio resources including waste flowers. The move has been take…

Naresh Goyal, wife offloaded from London flight

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Former Jet Airways chief promoter Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita were offloaded from a London-bound flight and barred from leaving India this morning by immigration officials, sou…

Lalit Mahajan elected president BBIA

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Lalit Mahajan has been elected president Bari Brahmana Industries Association (BBIA) for the term 2019-21.  The election was held on Saturday at BBIA Bhawan under the election comm…

Editorial Page

The Right is right

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Right wing of India has stunned all. It’s Modi again. Like it or not, but the verdict is loud and clear. A secular India is swept away by a wave unabashedly and uncompromisingl…

I might as well bite my tongue...

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Once again Kashmir’s favourite food stuff is playing hide-n-seek and driving the local population to desperation and that too in the Holy month! Eating meat is after all central to…

Gov't Action Plan on Waste Management

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

This is my 3rd commentary on Government’s Action Plan on Solid Waste Management. Recently Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD) submitted a copy of its action plan before…

I and You…

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

I am whom you know. Know so-so. Perhaps. I have visited you many a time and begged for something. I was successful in motivating you to decide in my favor. Like others who have foo…

The Aftermath

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

It’s back to where it started. The BJP is at the helm in New Delhi, its political supremacy, challenged these past few weeks, firmly re-established at the end of a tiring poll sche…

Health

Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam have the highest occurrence of cancers in Kashmir

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Incidence of cancer in Kashmir appears higher in three southern Kashmir districts of Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam, according to the cancer register of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Me…

jammu

Forest deptt employee found dead

May 26, 2019, 12:57 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir police Saturday recovered the body of an employee of Social Forestry department, here in Surankote. The police said, “The body of Abdul Hamid, son of Sattar M…

Absconder arrested, two missing women recovered in Rajouri

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

An absconder was arrested Saturday after a five-year-long hunt, while two missing women were recovered in Rajouri district, police said. Gorav Sharma, a resident of Sangpur village…

People of Jammu, Ladakh want immediate removal of Articles 370, 35A: BJP

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP on Saturday claimed that the people of Jammu and Ladakh regions want immediate removal of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution by v…

Lok Adalat disposes of 250 cases in Jammu

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

A Lok Adalat was today held here at District Court Complex Janipur under the chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul, chairman, District Legal Services Authority and Principal Distric…

LS polls in J&K: Nearly 80% candidates lost security deposit

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Barring the Ladakh parliamentary constituency, majority of the contesting candidates lost their security deposit in five other Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir where 5…

Follow Wagah pattern to promote border tourism: Advisor Sharma to officers

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Governor’s Advisor, K KSharma today visited border and discussed development of border tourism at Suchetgarh on the pattern of Wagah Border. He chaired a meeting of officers of Bor…

Div Com reviews action taken for rehabilitation of mule owners

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, today chaired a meeting to review action taken towards rehabilitation of mule owners plying on Shri Mata Vaishno Devi track. The Gover…

Advisor Skandan interacts with scientists, varsity admin at SKUAST

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Advisor to Governor, K Skandan today visited Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Jammu and inaugurated a three storey 110 bedded new Block of…

Kashmir

MC Handwara faces criticism for dumping garbage in water body

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

People of this north Kashmir town have accused the local Municipal Committee of openly dumping garbage in a water body which is main source of drinking water for many villages. As…

PMEGP applicants' interview postponed

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The interview and interaction of the applicants under Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) which was scheduled to be held on 27th and 28th May 2019 in respect of…

KU relaxes rules for admission to PG courses in Leh campus

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Kashmir University (KU) has relaxed rules for admission in the varsity’s Leh campus, which has failed to attract students for post-graduation courses. The Deputy Registrar Acad…

Army man commits suicide along Loc in Rajouri

Soldier commits suicide in Baramulla

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

An army soldier committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at Hamray Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday. The deceased soldier has been ident…

DGP sanctions meritorious scholarship

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Continuing its endeavor to promote merit among the wards of Police personnel, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh sanctioned meritorious scholarship in favour of three wards of…

DC Kupwara reviews work on SDH building, visits Lolab bypass

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg today convened a meeting of various District Officers to review the status of ongoing work on District Hospital building…

Police release youth after proper counseling

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday organised an interaction-cum-counseling session for youth at Police Station Safa Kadal, a police spokesman said. He said that  Senior Supe…

Cow vigilantes thrashing innocent men in MP: Omar, Mehbooba react

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday hoped that the Madhya Pradesh government will take swift action against suspected cow vigilantes for allegedly thras…

1 killed in highway accident

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

One person Saturday died in a road accident near Dangerpora  on Srinagar-Anantnag national highway in Awantipora. At about 2:10 pm a speeding Scorpio vehicle hit one person identif…

Secretary Defence Finance visits Army locations in Ladakh

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

As part of the outreach initiative of the Ministry of Defence, Gargi Kaul, Secretary Defence Finance in the MoD, recently visited various locations of Fire & Fury Corps in the…

ACR Bandipora chairs meet, discusses arrangements

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Bandipora Reyaz Ahmad Beigh on Saturday reviewed the arrangements made for Jumat-ul-Vida, Shab-e-Qadar and Eid-ul-Fitr. The meeting was attende…

DC Anantnag visits Yatra transit camps

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir today visited Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra transit camps at Mirbazar and Walnut Factory in Qazigund and took stock of the arrangements b…

DC Baramulla visits GDC exam centre, interacts with students

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo accompanied by concerned officers today visited Government Womens' College Baramulla, where Central University of Kashmir had established…

Bandipora Municipal Councillors move no-confidence motion against president

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Councillors of municipal committee Bandipora on Saturday moved a no-confidence motion against the incumbent municipal president before Deputy Commissioner Bandipora for his "non-sa…

Hakeem Yaseen condemns thrashing of 3 persons in MP

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) chairman and former MLA Khansahib, Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen on Saturday condemned thrashing of three persons by cow vigilantes in Madhya Pradesh, for a…

Bandipora minor's alleged rape | Police file charge sheet, court to hear case from June 1

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Police Saturday filed charge sheet in the alleged rape case of a minor Bandipora girl. An official said the charge sheet was filed in the special court of Princip…

National

EC submits list of newly-elected MPs to President for constitution of 17th LokSabha

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The full Election Commission on Saturday called on President Ram NathKovind and handed over the list of 542 newly-elected members of the LokSabha that will enable him to initiate t…

2 Assam Rifle soldiers killed in Nagaland ambush

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Two Assam Rifles troopers were killed and four others were injured on Saturday after suspected militants ambushed their convoy near the Nagaland-Assam border, a defence spokesman s…

Muslim woman names newborn 'Narendra Modi'

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Impressed with the prime minister, a Muslim woman has decided to name her newborn 'Narendra Damodardas Modi'. After failing to convince the mother Mainaz Begum against it, the fami…

5 cow vigilantes assault 3 in MP, arrested

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

After a video went viral on the social media in which five people are seen beating two persons for carrying beef in the Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh, the police on Saturday arr…

Surat fire toll rises to 23

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The death toll in the Friday's devastating blaze in Surat rose to 23 by Saturday, even as seven students battled for survival in hospitals, officials said. Two of the injured stude…

Richest candidate got 1,558 votes, lost deposit

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The richest candidate in the Lok Sabha elections -- Ramesh Kumar Sharma, an Independent from the Patliputra seat in Bihar who declared over Rs 1,107 crore -- lost his deposit as he…

Odisha sends youngest MP to Lok Sabha

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

With Odisha sending 33 per cent women legislators to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament will also have a woman MP from the state as its youngest-ever member. Chandrani Mu…

OP-Ed

What is a world class university?

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The universities are increasingly assuming the role of a critical building block for any nation. Even in the past, the civilizations thrived on their knowledge in the fields of tec…

Azra Choudhary, translating Quran in Dogri

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

In 2014 when Azra Choudhary, 62, former chief editor Dictionary section at Jammu Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL) was approached by Rajouri based Shah Hamdan T…

Sports

Warner, Smith booed by crowd in warm-up match against England

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Australian batsmen David Warner and Steve Smith were booed and heckled by the crowd in their warm-up game against England on Saturday ahead of the World Cup beginning next week. Wa…

Grieving Asif rejoins Pakistan squad after daughter's funeral

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Grieving Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali on Saturday left for England to join up with his country's World Cup squad following the funeral of his daughter, who he said will continue to…

Australian legend Allan Border picks 3 best captains

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Cricket legend Allan Border has handpicked Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan and Aaron Finch as the three skippers to watch out for in the ICC ODI World Cup, starting May 30 in the United K…

Lionel Messi wins European Golden Shoe for 6th time

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Lionel Messi has become the first player to win Europe's Golden Shoe award for three straight years after his nearest challenger Kylian Mbappe failed to score the four goals he nee…

PCB allows families to stay with Pakistan players after India match

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally allowed its players to have their families with them during the World Cup in England but only after the match against arch-rivals India…

Srinagar City

Court sentences 4 to 2 year imprisonment for causing grievous hurt to Rajbagh man

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

A local court here Saturday sentenced four persons to two years imprisonment for causing grievous hurt to a man from Rajbagh here, in 2013. The Court of Judicial Magistrate Srinaga…

DGP Prisons reviews security, reconstruction of Central Jail Srinagar

May 26, 2019, 12:35 AM

DGP Police & Prisons Dilbag Singh today visited Central Jail Srinagar and chaired security review meeting there. Superintendent Central Jail, jail officers, Zonal SP, Dy.SP and…

Teachers threaten protest on Eid over pending salaries

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The erstwhile SSA teacher, who were absorbed in the state education department as Grade-II teachers have threatened to stage protest here on Eid if the government failed to release…

State

Div Com, IGP inspect Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma along with Inspector General of Police (IGP), M K Sinha, today inspected National highway in district Ramban and reviewed the arrangemen…

Action taken against 4 absentee doctors in Rajouri

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

District administration Rajouri today withheld salary of four doctors of Sub District Hospital Nowshera for remaining absent from duty without taking leave. Deputy Commissioner, Mo…

DC Kargil reviews preparations ahead of auspicious occasions

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Deputy Commissioner Kargil Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary today visited Hussaini Park and some other religious places here and took stock of the arrangements being put in place by the dis…

Functioning of ICDS deptt reviewed

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

District Development Commissioner Dooda Sagar D Doifode today reviewed functioning of the ICDS department and Anganwari Centres run by it in the district at meeting of CDPOs and Su…

World

13 killed in Afghan flash floods, heavy rain

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

At least 13 people have lost their lives and more than 100 houses have been destroyed due heavy rain and flash floods in Afghanistan's Ghor province over the past two days, officia…

Increased US presence in Middle East dangerous, says Iran

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The US decision to deploy additional troops to the Middle East region was "dangerous", said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad JavadZarif on Saturday. "Increased US military presenc…

Three held with arms and ammunition in Bandipora: Police

6 held in Pak for collecting funds for JeM, LeJ

May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Six militants have been arrested for allegedly collecting funds for terror outfits Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) in Punjab province, as Pakistani security forc…