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3 militants killed in Awantipora gunfight

May 19, 2019, 12:57 AM

Three HizbulMujahideen militants were killed during a gunfight with security forces in Panzgam village of Awantipora police district during Friday night. The deceased were identifi…

BHADERWAHMURDER|SIT begins probe, curfew continues

May 19, 2019, 12:56 AM

For the third consecutive day on Saturday, Bhaderwah and its adjoining areas remained under curfew that was imposed following protests and clashes triggered by the killing of a 50-…

Day 3: CASO continues in Kupwara upper reaches

May 19, 2019, 12:56 AM

A cordon and search operation continued on the third consecutive day in the upper reaches of Kandi forests in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday. The security forces had…

Militant killed in Sopore gunfight

May 19, 2019, 12:55 AM

A militant was killed in a brief gunfight at Hathlangoo area of Sopore Saturday afternoon. A senior police officer said the deceased was identified as Waseem Ahmad Naik son of Abdu…

Militants give forces a slip in Kokernag village

May 19, 2019, 12:53 AM

Militants managed to flee after exchanging fire with security forces in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on Saturday. A spontaneous shutdown was also observed in Anantnag town af…

12 militants killed in Ramadan so far

May 19, 2019, 12:51 AM

Amid surge in encounters during Ramadan across south and north Kashmir with 12 militants having been killed since May 10, the security agencies on Saturday attributed the success o…

Construction companies asked to maintain highway properly

May 19, 2019, 12:46 AM

Concerned over frequent closure of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, authorities have directed the agencies concerned to ensure its proper maintenance so that transportation as…

Business

Secretary agriculture review action plan under PMKSY

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Secretary Agriculture Production Department (APD), Manzoor Ahmad Loneon Saturday chaired a State Level Executive Committee meeting of Sub-Mission on Agriculture Mechanization and S…

Tourism deptt to develop Buddhist circuit in Jammu

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

In a bid to develop Buddhist tourist circuit in the region, Tourism Department on Saturday organised a series of events at ancient Buddhist Ambaran, Akhnoor on Buddha Purnima. The…

How this Hyderabad social entrepreneur is using big data to change farmers' lives

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

At a time of widespread agricultural distress caused by successive droughts, unremunerative farming and debt-trapped rural economies, a young man with his mobile app is showing how…

Why do kids find certain gadgets 'creepy'?

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Researchers have found that children often use the word "creepy" as a way to reject specific devices -- especially those that could bring about physical harm or come in the way of…

Baring Private Equity Asia acquires 30% stake in NIIT Technologies

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) has acquired 30.50 per cent stake in mid-sized software services firm NIIT Technologies Ltd for about Rs 2,627 crore, a regulatory filing said Sat…

Google tracking your online purchase history

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Google is quietly keeping track of every single purchase you have made in years, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmail account. According to a report in CNBC on F…

JK Cement Q4 net profit jumps 55% to Rs 150 cr

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

JK Cement Saturday reported 55 per cent rise in net profit to Rs 150 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 2019. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 96 crore in the same q…

Section of Jet staff seeks financial details to raise $700 mn

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

A section of grounded Jet Airways' employees comprising members of airline unions have written to SBI Caps seeking asset and other financial details of the crisis-hit company for r…

Amazon launches flight booking service in India

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

People in India can now use Amazon to book their domestic flights in addition to shopping, money transfers, utility bill payments, mobile recharges -- all through one single app, t…

Editorial Page

Novel & intriguing, shucks

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

A very beautiful woman in bold strides walks through a hotel lobby with a Cheetah on a leash and the lobby concierge with a nervous smile tells her “we got your popular version rea…

The blessed and the damned|Who's what is so difficult to say...

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Syed sahab was sitting in his departmental store reciting in a low voice from a colour-coded holy book that lay on the counter. Suddenly remembering something he called out to one…

Calling Godse a Patriot !

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Since the campaign began for 2019 Lok Sabha elections RSS and BJP have often said that these elections are contested on the idea of nationalism. During last 5 years of BJP rule lot…

In defence of a legend'

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Birindar R Singh’s article on Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah was a nice read (GK May 13, 14). I liked his coherence of detail, the clarity of language and the seriousness of message. To…

Grating Gridlock|'Jam tomorrow' for people living in this part of the world is jam free roads and hassle free journey

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

The phrase Jam Tomorrow means ‘some pleasant event in the future, which is never likely to materialize’. This derives from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass and What Alice…

Health

Right diet, weight management key to deal with PCOS: Experts

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

With actors like Sara Ali Khan and Sonam Kapoor talking about their fight with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), experts have pitched for maintaining a healthy body weight through…

Heart attacks more severe in morning than night

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Heart attacks that mostly happen in the morning tend to be more severe than cardiac arrests at night, warn researchers. The study, published in the journal Trends in Immunology, di…

Fast walkers more likely to live longer: Study

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

People who habitually have a fast walking pace are more likely to live longer than their slow-walking peers, a study claims. The study, conducted by researchers from the National I…

Young kids who watch more TV get less sleep

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Pre-schoolers who watch less than one hour of TV per day get 22 more minutes of sleep at night -- or nearly 2.5 hours per week -- than those who watch more than an hour of TV daily…

jammu

Kashmir issue a 'myth' created by Cong, NC: Dr Jitendra

May 19, 2019, 1:47 AM

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that the “so-called” Kashmir issue is a political "myth" created by Congress, National Conference (NC) and other such political gr…

Staff shortage irks BHSS Mandi students

May 19, 2019, 1:42 AM

As the authorities have been delaying the process of filling the vacant posts of teachers in Government Boys Higher Secondary School (BHSS) Mandi, Poonch, the students of the schoo…

RO Jammu inspects counting centres; reviews security, other arrangements

May 19, 2019, 12:24 AM

Returning Officer Jammu Parliamentary constituency, Ramesh Kumar today reviewed the arrangements put in place here at Government Polytechnic and MAM College for the counting of vot…

Woman killed, 4 injured in road accident

May 19, 2019, 12:19 AM

A 70-year-old woman was killed and four others were injured Saturday when their car skidded off the road and hit roadside safety wall in Kathua district of Jammu, police said. The…

Kashmir

Ahead of LS results, Mehbooba to chair party meeting today

May 19, 2019, 12:24 AM

Ahead of the results for Lok Sabha elections next week, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti has summoned party leader and members for a meeting at her residence her…

Delay in shifting of utilities hinders Tral-Satura road project

May 19, 2019, 12:19 AM

The Tral-Satura road construction undertaken by Road and Buildings (R&B) department is being hampered due to delay in the shifting of utilities like electric poles and water su…

2 drug peddlers held

May 19, 2019, 12:17 AM

Police arrested two drug peddlers at a checkpoint near Nigeen and seized contraband substance from their possession. They have been identified as Mohammad Abdullah Rishi and Mohamm…

Roll back termination of contractual lecturers: NC to Govt

May 19, 2019, 12:09 AM

National Conference on Saturday expressed dismay over termination of services of contractual lecturers, saying the move will hit the livelihood of scores of families. A delegation…

Ganderbal villages face unscheduled power cuts

May 19, 2019, 12:06 AM

Residents of several areas of this central Kashmir district have complained about unscheduled and erratic power cuts in the ongoing holy month of Ramadan. Several delegations from…

Kashmiri migrant employees stage protest

May 19, 2019, 12:02 AM

Kashmiri migrant employees, who were given government jobs in Kashmir under Prime Minister's package, Saturday staged a protest here demanding early completion of residential accom…

Advisor Ganai visits B'la, reviews progress under Aspirational Distt Prog

May 19, 2019, 12:01 AM

Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today held a meeting at Baramulla to review the progress on various projects under the Aspirational Districts Program. Accompanied by Princ…

Mirwaiz to address seminar today

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is scheduled to address a seminar on 19 May (Sunday). The seminar is being organized by the Hurriyat at its Rajbagh headquarter…

Defunct X-ray machine at CHC Hajin hits patient care

May 19, 2019, 1:15 AM

The defunct X-ray machine at the community health center (CHC) Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district is causing severe inconvenience to the patients. Locals said that the mac…

Kupwara's only public park turned into a parking slot

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Failure of authorities turns only Public Park of Kupwara town into a car parking slot as the existing two parking slots are being used for other purposes. The Public Park was const…

Kalwal booked under PSA

May 19, 2019, 1:15 AM

Zonal president of banned Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Noor Muhammad Kalwal was booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to Mattan Jail, Anantnag, on Saturday. Kal…

Aga Mohsin visits slain Pattan's youth's residence

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader Aga Syed Mohsin on Saturday visited Chanabal area of Pattan to express solidarity with the family of  Arshad Ahmad Dar, a 23-year-old y…

Geelani chairs Majlis shoora meet

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday chaired an extraordinary meeting of Hurriyat Majlis shoora (consultative body) at his Hyderpora residence here…

Missing school teacher's family protests in Bandipora

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

The residents and family members of a missing school teacher on Saturday held a protest in north Kashmir's Bandipora to seek his whereabouts. The protestors blocked Gurez-Bandipora…

Prof Mushtaq Siddiqi gets 2-yrs extension to continue as Vice-Chancellor IUST

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Siddiqi was on Friday granted an extension for two years to continue as Vice-Chancellor of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora. Gover…

KU VC reviews functioning of Leh Campus

May 19, 2019, 12:03 AM

Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Prof Talat Ahmad has impressed upon the faculty of Satellite Campus, Leh to actively play its role in improving quality of higher education…

Shah Faesal meets Advisor K Vijay Kumar

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

President of J&K Peoples Movement Dr Shah Faesal today called on K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor for Home, Forest, Health and Medical Education and briefed him about various…

Altaf Bukhari calls on Governor

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Former finance minister Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari on Friday evening called on Governor, Satya Pal Malik at Rajbhavan here on Saturday, a statement said. It said that Bukhari brou…

Unabated killings during holy month of Ramadan worrisome: PDP

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said it’s worrisome to witness that there is no let up in killings and bloodshed in Kashmir even during the holy month of Ramadan. In a s…

G A Mir to meet councilors today on withdrawal of support to Sheikh Imran

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Ghulam Ahmad Mir is meeting the party councilors on Sunday to discuss the withdrawal of support to the deputy mayor, Sr…

Imam-e-Hai pays rich tributes to Mirwaiz Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Imam of historic Jamia Masjid Syed Ahmed Sayed Naqashbandi popularly known as Imam-e-Hai on Saturday paid glowing tributes to Shaheed-e-Milat Moulana Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq (RA) a…

AOC J&K meets Governor

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Air Vice Marshal Pankaj Mohan Sinha, Air Officer Commanding, J&K, met Governor Satya pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on  Saturday and briefed him about the role and responsibi…

Protestors demand closure of unauthorized brick kilns

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Scores of local residents at Budgam Saturday staged protest demonstration at Press Enclave here, demanding closure of unauthorized brick kilns in the district. Protestors urged aut…

National

PM Modi addressed 142 rallies in UP, WB, Odisha

May 19, 2019, 12:39 AM

Prime Minister NarendraModi addressed 142 rallies during his marathon election campaign, devoting 40 per cent of these in the politically-crucial Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odi…

Stage set for last phase of Lok Sabha polls

May 19, 2019, 12:36 AM

The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, one of the most bitterly fought in recent memory, will come to a close Sunday when polling will be held in 59 constituencies including in Varan…

Opposition leaders step up coalition talks

May 19, 2019, 1:35 AM

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu held a flurry of meetings with opposition leaders, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, BSP's Mayawati and SP leader Akhilesh Yadav, in an appar…

Woman official to verify Kerala nikab wearing voters

May 19, 2019, 12:31 AM

Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena on Saturday said a woman poll official would verify women voters, coming to polling booths with faces covered. Seven booths in Kasarg…

Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath today

May 19, 2019, 12:29 AM

Five days ahead of the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Early…

Lavasa's letter: EC to meet on Tuesday

May 19, 2019, 12:28 AM

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Saturday termed as "unsavoury and avoidable" the controversy surrounding the recording of minority decisions on the Model Code of C…

Polarisation trivialises nuanced understanding of Kashmir issue: filmmaker Ashvin Kumar

May 19, 2019, 12:06 AM

The polarisation in the last five years has taken people further away from a nuanced understanding of the complex issue of Kashmir, which is one of the very few places in the world…

OP-Ed

Kashmir, if the BJP loses the Lok Sabha

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Three months ago, a title such as the one above would have been called wishful thinking. But today there is reason for relative optimism in India and for anticipatory relief in Kas…

The Journey of Ramadhan|It is a spiritual undertaking, cleansing body and mind

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

There is an art of polishing copper utensils in Kashmir known as 'kalai' wherein the old utensils which have lost lustre and colour due to wear and tear are polished to bring back…

World Biodiversity Day |On Sixth Mass Extinction Driven by Human

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nature and biodiversity globally is declining dangerously due to mounting anthropogenic pressures in terms of human greed and thrust for more energy, security, food and economic de…

Sports

Roy reveals baby drama after Pakistan hundred

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Jason Roy was at a loss to explain how he had scored a match-winning century against Pakistan following an overnight visit to hospital with his baby daughter. Roy's superb 114 was…

IIT professor reveals secret behind Bumrah's success

May 19, 2019, 1:35 AM

Rated as one of best bowlers of his generation, Jasprit Bumrah's success is down to 'reverse Magnus force', according to IIT-Kanpur professor Sanjay Mittal. Mittal, in one study, h…

Stokes sees stuttering England to Pakistan series win

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ben Stokes's unbeaten 71 rescued England from a top-order collapse as the World Cup hosts and favourites beat Pakistan by three wickets with three balls to spare at Trent Bridge. F…

Srinagar Ball Badminton, Carrom championships from May 22

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

The J&K Ball Badminton Association and J&K Carrom Assoications are going to organise District Srinagar Ball Badminton Championship and Carrom championships for boys and gir…

2nd Div I-League|Chhinga Veng FC outplay Lone Star 5-2

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Line Star Kashmir FC suffered another defeat in the final round of second division I-League at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Mizoram on Saturday. Having already left out the race for the q…

DYSS, Sports Council to organize sports activities jointly

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) J&K and J&K State Sports Council are going to conduct events jointly in different games at Panchyat Level. While providin…

INDIA: A test of Kohli's tactical acumen in World Cup - 2019

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

His manic consistency has already put him among the pantheon of greats but the World Cup in England will be Virat Kohli's hour of reckoning in his bid to create a lasting legacy as…

Budgam Sqay championship begins

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Two day District Budgam Sqay championship started at Sports Stadium Budgam on Saturday. The championship is organised by Sqay Association of District Budgam and in it around 10…

World Cup: 5 all-rounders to watch out for

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

All-rounders are the flavour of the season and this World Cup will feature some of the best in the business. West Indies legend Clive Lloyd told Times of India that the ICC's flags…

Srinagar City

KU to impose fine on roadside parking inside campus

May 19, 2019, 12:15 AM

Authorities at Kashmir University have decided to impose fine on roadside parking of vehicle inside campus. The order in this regard has been issued by Chief Proctor KU, Prof Nasee…

Husn-e-Qirat held at Jamia Masjid

May 19, 2019, 1:38 AM

In connection with the commencement of Hafta-e-Shahadat, recitation of Quran in memory of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and  Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone, and the martyrs of Hawal…

Islamia College organises workshop on prevention of child abuse

May 19, 2019, 12:13 AM

NSS wing of Islamia College and Science and Commerce Srinagar in collaboration with Khyber Public School Repora Chadoora organised an awareness programme cum workshop on prevention…

NC dismayed over transfer of 60 kanals of land to CRPF at Zakura

May 19, 2019, 12:10 AM

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar today expressed dismay over the transfer of 60 kanals of land to CRPF at Zakura here, saying that “t…

State

Mahore lawyers hold meet

May 19, 2019, 1:46 AM

Lawyers of this sub-division on Saturday held a meeting here at munsiff court to discuss various important issues. The meeting was chaired by president Bar Association, Mahore, whi…

Amid curfew, anti-encroachment drive launched in Bhadarwah

May 19, 2019, 1:44 AM

On the third consecutive day of curfew in the town, Additional District Administration and Bhadarwah Municipal Committee (BMC) on Saturday launched a massive anti-encroachment driv…

Duggipilli accident: NDRF men retrieve truck, driver's body from Chenab

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

After hectic efforts over four days NDRF men successfully fished out the dead body of driver and retrieved the truck from river Chenab. The truck bearing registration number JK01P-…

World

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

May 19, 2019, 12:44 AM

US diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran. Th…

Kerala Muslim body serves Iftar to 2,500 people every day in Dubai

May 19, 2019, 12:42 AM

A Kerala Muslim centre here is serving Iftar meal every day to more than 2,500 people from all walks of life, according to a media report. Iftar is the evening meal with which Musl…

Pak to discuss bilateral ties, visa issues with Kuwaiti leaders

May 19, 2019, 12:41 AM

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who arrived Kuwait on Saturday, will discuss bilateral relations, including visa issues, during a series of meetings with his Kuwait…

Reforms in tribal districts will not affect local traditions, culture: Imran Khan

May 19, 2019, 1:11 AM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that the culture and traditions of tribal areas will not be affected by the proposed reforms that are to be introduced in the region foll…

Pope urges foreign media to use power of press to seek truth

May 19, 2019, 12:38 AM

Pope Francis has urged foreign correspondents to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the voiceless, calling journalism an important tool to…

UK gets new weapons act, secures Sikh right to carry kirpans

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

The UK government has passed an amendment by which Sikhs in the country will be allowed to carry kirpans and use it during religious and cultural functions. 'The Offensive Weapons…

Sri Lanka marks decade of end of civil war

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Sri Lanka, still reeling under the scars of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, Saturday marked 10 years of the end of the nearly brutal civil war between the government and the LTTE ev…

Ex-CIA officer jailed for spying for China

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

A former CIA officer has been jailed for 20 years for disclosing military secrets to a Chinese agent in return for $25,000, bringing to a close one of several cases involving Chine…

Early humans began eating starch 120,000 years ago

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Our ancestors were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago, new research has found. "Starch diet isn't something t…

Iran FM discounts prospect of war with US

May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Iran's foreign minister Saturday discounted the prospect of a new war in the region because Tehran opposed it and no party was under the "illusion" the Islamic republic could be co…