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2 Hizb militants killed in Bijbehara gunfight

April 26, 2019, 2:25 AM

Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in an overnight gunfight with the security forces in Bijbehera town of Anantnag district on Thursday. A source said the operation was la…

Relief in Kashmir as authorities restore freight transport

April 26, 2019, 7:13 AM

Hundreds of trucks carrying livestock and eatables, which had been halted by traffic authorities along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway for the past one week, reached Valley mar…

Yasin Malik has chosen death over surrender, salute him: Farooq

April 26, 2019, 2:14 AM

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said he salutes the resilience of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik who has “preferred death…

ECI to discuss J&K Assembly polls in Delhi today

April 26, 2019, 2:08 AM

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has called a high-level meeting in New Delhi on Friday to discuss possibilities of holding Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, which is pres…

NIA arrests 2 Tral youth

April 26, 2019, 2:31 AM

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two youth of Tral in Pulwama district for their alleged involvement in Jaish conspiracy case.    Giving details,…

MDTAG holds maiden meet

April 26, 2019, 2:02 AM

‘Multi Disciplinary Terror Action Group’ (MDTAG) constituted by Ministry of Home Affairs for Jammu and Kashmir in March this year, held its maiden meeting here last week, a source…

Traffic jams irk commuters

April 26, 2019, 1:56 AM

After the government restricted civilian traffic movement on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, unprecedented traffic jams have become an order of the day, commuters said on Thur…

Traffic resumes on Srinagar-Leh highway

'No ban on civilian traffic movement on Sgr-Leh highway'

April 26, 2019, 1:52 AM

Ahead of the reopening of strategic Srinagar-Leh highway, authorities on Thursday refuted rumours of any orders to ban civilian traffic movement during convoy movement on this road…

Airfares shoot up after highway restrictions

April 26, 2019, 1:48 AM

Airfare to and from Kashmir has risen steeply after the government imposed restrictions on civilian traffic along the Srinagar-Jammu National  Highway for two days in a week earlie…

No traffic on new highway today

April 26, 2019, 1:46 AM

The traffic department on Thursday issued an advisory for vehicular movement on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, for Friday, in view of repairs being carried out on transmission li…

Rich, powerful want to control court: SC on CJI matter

April 26, 2019, 1:13 AM

The Supreme Court on Thursday said some rich and powerful people want to control its functioning, as it heard for the third time the matter related to allegations of sexual harassm…

Mehbooba slams ED summons to Shabir Shah's daughter

April 26, 2019, 1:10 AM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti Thursday castigated the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for issuing summons to t…

Business

Highway mismanagement causing

April 26, 2019, 4:26 AM

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Thursday said that lack of infrastructure and mismanagement of traffic on the national highway is causing ‘crippling losses to th…

J&K Bank gets HUDCO award for outstanding contributions in housing sector

April 26, 2019, 4:23 AM

Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), a Government of India enterprise, has felicitated chairman and CEO J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmed, in recognition of the bank’s ‘outs…

JKEDI holds boot camp at Women's College MA Road

April 26, 2019, 4:20 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) on Thursday held a boot camp at Government College for Women, MA Road, Srinagar as part of its efforts to ensure pr…

Hailstorm wreaks havoc in Magam area of central Kashmir's Budgam

Hailstorm damages vegetable crop, apple orchards in Sopore

April 26, 2019, 4:17 AM

Heavy rains and hailstorm wreaked havoc in many villages of Sopore on Thursday evening. Reports of damage to vegetable crop and apple orchards, which are in flowering season, from…

Com Secy tourism inspects yatra transit camps at

April 26, 2019, 4:13 AM

Commissioner Secretary Tourism, Rigzin Samphel on Thursday inspected the transit camps at Samba and Kathua as part of action plan to be put in place for facilitation of pilgrims vi…

Maruti Suzuki to phase out all diesel cars from April 2020

April 26, 2019, 7:18 AM

Automobile major Maruti Suzuki will stop selling all diesel fuelled cars from April 1, 2020 as new emission norms kick in from next year. According to the company's Chairman R.C. B…

Editorial Page

Friday Focus|Aad & the Thamud

April 26, 2019, 10:35 AM

The fate of Aad and the Thamud, the tribes that faced ruin for transgression of divine norms should be an eye opener for nations around the world for all times to come. The fate of…

Starting Tourist Charters

April 26, 2019, 10:18 AM

The most beneficial aspect of Tourism is “Sustainable Tourism” which strikes a balance between the tourist in flow and preservation of environment. Globally Tourism is supposed to…

The desperation peaks midway

April 26, 2019, 10:12 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi betrays a sense of desperation in the shrill campaign that he is conducting in these general elections.  Earlier, in a speech at Latur in Maharash…

Kashmir's changing landscape!

April 26, 2019, 12:36 AM

The pages of history and many credible chronicles describe ancient Kashmir as culturally diverse and ecologically sound creation of nature; surrounded by tall mountain ranges that…

Health

Referral protocols for patient safety thrown to winds

April 26, 2019, 6:49 AM

Mocking at the Government’s claims of streamlining referrals especially for expecting mothers, patients are being sent to LalDed Hospital with notes scribbled by doctors on paper s…

Drugs show promise in stroke, dementia prevention

April 26, 2019, 2:41 AM

Two drugs, in use for treating heart disease and angina, have shown promise in an early trial in preventing stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain…

jammu

Lok Adalat settles 376 cases

April 26, 2019, 5:58 AM

A Lok Adalat was held at district court complex under the chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul, chairman, District Legal Services Authority and Principal District and Sessions Judg…

Governor condoles deaths in Doda landslide

April 26, 2019, 5:57 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday expressed grief over the loss of lives after a minibus came under a boulder due to a landslide which hit a stretch of road in Do…

DGP sanctions scholarship for wards of slain policemen

April 26, 2019, 5:36 AM

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh has sanctioned Rs 2.76 lakh in favour of 41 wards of police personnel who had laid down their lives in violence/militancy related incidents…

Crime Branch Jammu busts inter-state visa racket

April 26, 2019, 3:48 AM

Jammu Crime Branch of J&K Police Thursday claimed it has busted an inter-state visa racket after arresting a key accused from Punjab on April 22. The accused Malkeet Singh who…

Ladakh becomes third administrative, revenue division of Jammu and Kashmir

3-day youth cultural festival concludes at Kargil

April 26, 2019, 3:38 AM

A three-day youth cultural festival organised by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, concluded here on Wednesday. The cultural event held at Auditorium Hall of Kargil fe…

Secy agri deptt chairs review meet

April 26, 2019, 3:31 AM

Secretary horticulture and agriculture production department, Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Thursday chaired a review meeting of State Level Project Screening Committee (SLPSC), State Level…

Vaishno Devi pilgrims will soon get free Langar

April 26, 2019, 3:19 AM

In a significant decision Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) is soon going to start free 24×7 Langar (community kitchen) for Vaishno Devi pilgrims. As per the officials,…

Rattled Mehbooba desperate to generate sympathy: Brig Gupta

April 26, 2019, 3:01 AM

Low voter turnout in her “perceived bastion” in phase one of the Anantnag Parliamentary constituency has rattled Mehbooba Mufti so much that she has upped the ante as far as her an…

Kashmir

MC Baramulla councillors seek 'bigger role' in town's development

April 26, 2019, 6:45 AM

The councillors of MC Baramulla sought bigger role for the municipal council in the development of the town. The councillors raised the demand at meeting with the deputy commission…

2-day workshop on Urdu journalism concludes at CUK

April 26, 2019, 6:38 AM

The two-day workshop on Urdu journalism at Central University of Kashmir concluded at varsity’s green campus here on Thursday. The workshop “skill enhancement of Urdu journalists o…

HCBA concerned over deteriorating health of Fahmeeda Sofi in Tihar Jail

April 26, 2019, 6:35 AM

Jammu Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA), Srinagar, Thursday expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of incarcerated leader of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Fahme…

Booth-level polling officers imparted training

April 26, 2019, 6:28 AM

District Election Office (DEO) Pulwama today organised a one-day sanitizing programme regarding activities carried out under ChunawPatshala for the Booth Level officers of  Pampore…

Forces violating SOP due to lethal AFSPA, says Soz

BJP made 2019 poll ugliest since independence: Soz

April 26, 2019, 6:13 AM

Former union minister Prof  Saif-ud-Din Soz today alleged that the BhartiyaJanata Party (BJP) leaders have made  2019 election the ugliest  since the independence of India.  H…

LokAdalat held in Shopian

April 26, 2019, 6:11 AM

A LokAdalat was held today in the premises of District Court Complex Shopian under the Chairmanship of District Legal Services Authority A K Shavan. Around 320 cases of different n…

Police arrests 5 gamblers in Bandipora

April 26, 2019, 6:10 AM

Police in north Kashmir’s Bandipora have arrested five gamblers and seized Rs 4840 stake money from them, an official said on Thursday. “Five persons were arrested following input…

Casual labourers threaten to lock down offices

April 26, 2019, 6:07 AM

Dozens of casual labourers from department of tourism hit roads for second consecutive day on Thursday, demanding release of their wages. The tourism casual labourers assembled out…

NC responsible for current uncertainty in Kashmir: Vakil

April 26, 2019, 6:02 AM

Reacting sharply to National Conference Vice President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s statement that they will revoke AFSPA and POTA if voted to power, People’s Conferen…

DLSA organises anti-polythene rally at Baramulla

April 26, 2019, 5:55 AM

District Legal Services Authority Baramulla (DLSA) today organised an anti-polythene rally in which students in large numbers participated. The rally was organised under the superv…

After criticism, govt says won't issue PRCs at school level

Altaf Bukhari grieved

April 26, 2019, 5:52 AM

Former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Thursday expressed deep shock and grief over the demise of noted businessman and philanthropist Ghulam Hassan Mir of Athwajan, P…

3 gamblers arrested: Police

April 26, 2019, 5:49 AM

Srinagar police in its recent action against criminals arrested gamblers from Ahmadnagar area. Three persons were arrested following input about gambling activities in Shah Mohalla…

Rs 14000 fine recovered from erring traders in Kupwara

April 26, 2019, 5:30 AM

A fine of Rs 14,000 was imposed on shopkeepers in Kupwara for providing items in unhygienic condition besides other sub-standard services to the visiting customers, an official han…

Pickle manufacturing unit sealed

April 26, 2019, 5:29 AM

The Drugs & Food Control Organisation Thursday sealed a pickles and vinegar unit here at Khonmoh industrial area here. The errant manufacturing unit was found allegedly fresh-l…

US diplomats call on Tanvir Sadiq

April 26, 2019, 5:24 AM

Minister Counselor for Political Affairs, Les Viguerie and Alex LeFevre, Political Officer along with A Sukesh Senior Advisor in the US embassy in India on Thursday called on Natio…

3-day workshop on 'modern forest inventory techniques' concludes

April 26, 2019, 5:17 AM

The 3-day-long field training workshop for forest frontline staff, organized jointly by J&K forest department and the Forest Survey of India at Jammu, concluded here on Thursda…

Residents protest over road left incomplete for 12 yrs

April 26, 2019, 3:57 AM

A road between Chotipora and Nowgam connecting around 40 villages in Handwara area of Kupwara district has remained incomplete for 12 years, residents of the area say. They staged…

Police foil weapon snatching attempt at Pampore

April 26, 2019, 3:51 AM

Police Thursday foiled an attempt by unknown persons to snatch a weapon from security personnel on duty at a branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Pampore. A police officer said that…

PDP responsible for prevailing situation in Kashmir: G A Mir

April 26, 2019, 3:45 AM

President of the Congress party’s Jammu and Kashmir unit G A Mir Thursday said the Peoples Democratic Party was responsible for the prevailing situation in Kashmir valley especiall…

Legislator Rasheed to Sinha-led delegation: “Plebiscite only way to resolve Kashmir dispute"

'MCC an excuse for misgovernance in J&K'

April 26, 2019, 3:21 AM

The Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) president Er Rasheed has sought immediate redressal of burning issues pertaining to common masses. “The so-called model code of conduct (MCC) has beco…

Geelani condemns notices to Hurriyat leaders, their kin

April 26, 2019, 3:16 AM

Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today strongly condemned the issuance of series of notices against the Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Mirwaiz Um…

NC takes up Pandit voters' issue with JK CEO

April 26, 2019, 3:12 AM

National Conference on Thursday met J&K Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar to take up with him problems faced by migrant Kashmir Pandit voters. A party statement said tha…

Symposium of Sufi poets held in Handwara

April 26, 2019, 2:55 AM

With the assistance of Sahitya Academy New Delhi, a symposium of Sufi poets was celebrated with a great fervour at Environmental Hall Handwara. Dr. Aziz Hajni, convener of Kashmiri…

National

New India gives befitting reply to terror: PM Modi

April 26, 2019, 6:32 AM

Prime Minister NarendraModi Thursday stressed on national security, saying a New India gives a befitting reply to "terrorism". Addressing a meeting after a massive show of strength…

Egg laying mammals become source of novel anti-microbial

April 26, 2019, 7:10 AM

A novel Anti-Microbial Protein (AMP) found in the milk of egg laying mammals Echidna can be used as alternatives to the antibiotics used in livestock, researchers said. Scientists…

OP-Ed

ZABARVAN: Take note of it

April 26, 2019, 12:54 AM

As is known to all Kashmir valley is the largest valley in the entire Himalayas. It is encircled by beautiful mountains all around its distant horizon with River Jhelum running all…

Sports

Shopian cricketer selected for Women's IPL T20

April 26, 2019, 5:08 AM

Jasia Akhtar of Shopian has been selected for the Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) that will start on May 6 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. BCCI on Wednesday announced the…

SP college holds annual road race

April 26, 2019, 5:03 AM

Mehraj-ud-Din emerged as winner in the annual road race of SP College Srinagar held from Nehru Park to Nishat Garden here on Thursday. The run was flagged off at 6 am by the colleg…

What I am learning from Ponting, Ganguly will use during World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan

April 26, 2019, 5:00 AM

India opener Shikhar Dhawan has said he is learning a lot from legends like Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly and would appropriately use that knowledge during the 50-over World Cup…

Sourav Ganguly names his favourites to reach semi-finals

April 26, 2019, 4:57 AM

The current Indian team’s strength makes them “favourites” going into any competition leave alone World Cup where they are sureshot semifinalists alongside Australia, England and P…

Dale Steyn ruled out of tournament after brief stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore

April 26, 2019, 4:45 AM

After a brief two-match stint, Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Dale Steyn was on Thursday ruled out of the Indian Premier League owing to an inflammation in his shoulder. The vet…

Oman, USA Secure ODI Status In Men's Cricket

April 26, 2019, 4:42 AM

Both Oman and the USA secured ODI status and a spot in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 after their respective wins over Namibia and Hong Kong. Oman stayed perfect in the I…

Sindhu, Saina seal quarter-final spot at Asia Badminton Championship

April 26, 2019, 4:39 AM

The Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal continued their impressive run, progressing to the women’s quarterfinals of the Asia Badminton Championship in Wuhan on Thursday. S…

Srinagar City

Inside Dal Lake, floating post office an attraction for visitors

April 26, 2019, 7:05 AM

Between Ghat No 14 and 15, a houseboat is anchored to banks of Dal Lake. A unique structure in itself, the houseboat has been serving as post office for more than two centuries. Pe…

Mirwaiz, Bilal Lone visit incarcerated Yasin Malik's residence

April 26, 2019, 7:01 AM

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday visited residence of incarcerated chairman of JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik at Maisuma here, to express solidarity with hi…

LAWDA carries out demolition drive

April 26, 2019, 6:59 AM

The enforcement wing of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) conducted anti-encroachment drive in Tsuntikul Chinar Bagh, downstream of Fakhri, Kashmir Bridge here. An…

'To Whom It May Concern' released at KU

April 26, 2019, 6:55 AM

A collection of poems by a teenage student was released at department of linguistics, University of Kashmir on Thursday. “To Whom It May Concern” is 100-page collection of poems, w…

Div Com directs scientific disposal of solid waste

April 26, 2019, 6:52 AM

The divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan on Thursday chaired a meeting here to review and discuss issues of solid waste management in Kashmir. The issue of scientific…

State

2nd phase training of micro observers held at Leh

April 26, 2019, 6:41 AM

General Observer (GO) Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency (PC) Alkesh Kumar Sharma today chaired the second phase training of Micro Observers (MO) here at DC conference. District Ele…

SVEEP team organizes awareness drive at Leh

April 26, 2019, 6:22 AM

The Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation program (SVEEP) team of Education Department led by Joint Director Education LadakhTashi Dolma today organized a grand…

World

Cross-LoC trade a CBM, hope for its early resumption: Pakistan

April 26, 2019, 3:24 AM

Pakistan on Thursday condemned the unilateral suspension of trade by India across the Line of Control and expressed hope that it resumes soon as the step is a “confidence building…

Sri Lanka reduces Easter blasts death toll; says 253 killed

April 26, 2019, 3:06 AM

Sri Lanka on Thursday night revised down the death toll from the Easter Sunday blasts by more than 100, to "about 253", according to the health ministry. Authorities earlier said t…

India delaying talks to finalise agreement to operationalise Kartarpur corridor: Pak

April 26, 2019, 2:36 AM

Pakistan on Thursday accused India of delaying the delegation-level talks to finalise the agreement to operationalise the Kartarpur corridor. The Kartarpur corridor links Gurudwara…