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Soldier kills self in Ramban

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

A soldier of 12-Rashtriya Rifles posted in Ukhral tehsil of Ramban district allegedly shot himself with his service riffle AK-47 inside camp resulting in his on spot death during t…

1 death, 362 new cases in Ladakh

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

The UT of Ladakh has reported 362 new covid19 cases including 354 from Leh and eight from Kargil on Saturday.  The UT reported one death due to COVID-19 from Leh. With this the tot…

Govt bans supply of oxygen to industries to meet demand from COVID-19 patients

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

The Centre on Sunday banned the supply of oxygen for industrial purposes except in nine specified industries in view of shortage of the essential public health commodity in several…

Business

American export controls risk India's vaccine production

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Production lines in India, making at least 160 million doses of Covid vaccine a month, will come to a halt in the coming weeks unless America supplies 37 critical items, The Econom…

Govt to give fillip to rural economy, allocates Rs 4817 cr

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

In a bid to give a fillip to the rural economy in J&K, the government has enhanced the annual allocation of the rural sector by Rs 342 crore as compared to the last year’s annu…

District plan budget doubled at Rs 12,599 cr: Lt Governor Sinha

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha Sunday said that Rs 12,599 crore budget had been earmarked for districts plan, which was more than double from the previous year. An official spokesman in a…

Comprehensive Mansar Development Plan to become a role model: Jitendra Singh

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh today said…

SpiceJet re-introduces 'Zero Change fee' offer

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Airline major SpiceJet on Saturday re-introduced 'Zero Change fee' offer for domestic network. Accordingly, the new offer entitles passengers to make changes in their ticket at lea…

New modus operandi by fraudsters to withdraw money from ATMs

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

In view of increasing incidents of Man in the Middle (MiTM) attacks on ATMs, all banks have been asked to enhance their safety norms for ATMs through end-to-end encryption in the n…

AirAsia announces free rescheduling of bookings till May 15

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

AirAsia India has announced free rescheduling on all flights for bookings till May 15, 2021. In a statement, the airline said that guests can now make unlimited changes for all boo…

GST officers to be soon armed with real-time data on vehicles moving without e-way

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

The government is working on a system to soon provide report to GST officers on a real-time basis for those vehicles which are moving without e-way bills, to help intercept stuck t…

Editorial Page

Time for Introspection

April 19, 2021, 1:40 AM

Who could have believed, a few months back when on 15 February the daily case count of Covid-19 cases in India had dipped to just 9,121 following a steady decline, that we will be…

Teaching with love

April 19, 2021, 1:34 AM

The modern education considers it almost a sin to use corporal punishment. The times are gone when a teacher would beat a child in a classroom, and even parents would condone it.…

Ingredients of the month

April 19, 2021, 1:42 AM

Fasting in the month of Ramadan is prescribed to achieve Taqwa and the Qur’an was revealed in this very month (Q. 2: 183, 185) Ramadan is the 9th month of Islamic calendar. It is t…

Saving consumer rights

April 19, 2021, 1:44 AM

More than a year has passed after the enactment and enforcement of J&K Reorganization Act 2019, whereby various changes were made in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, i…

jammu

'Jammu Declaration' seeks equal role for all in decision making: Rana

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Describing ‘Jammu Declaration’ a robust and forward-looking concept to empower the people with equal and participatory role in the decision making, National Conference (NC) Provinc…

Follow COVID-19 SOPs: LG Sinha

April 19, 2021, 1:25 AM

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Sunday urged everyone to follow COVID-19 SOPs. An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that speaking during the ‘Awaam ki Awaaz’ progr…

Kashmir

Authority of Panchayats being undermined: Congress

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir Sunday blamed the government for undermining the authority of Panchayats. A statement of Congress is…

Power cuts during Sehri, Iftaar irk Sopore residents

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

The residents of various localities of Sopore town and its outskirts Sunday complained of unscheduled power cuts during Sehri and Iftaar during the holy month of Ramadhan. Inhabita…

Kupwara residents aghast over erratic power cuts in Ramadhan

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

People across north Kashmir's Kupwara district are up in arms against the authorities for failing to adhere to the power schedule even in the holy month of Ramadan, leaving the res…

Rains swell Wular Lake in Bandipora

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

The incessant rains have swelled the Wular Lake here in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district with many low-lying villages complaining of water-logging while others being on the verge…

Minor drowns to death in Sopore

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

A 5-year-old girl drowned in Nallah Khrusu at Ningli area of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday. A 5-year old girl identified as Rabiya Shabir daughter of Sha…

Shopian villages face drinking water shortage

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Several villages in south Kashmir's Shopian district have been reeling under acute shortage of water for the past many years, causing hardships to the locals. Residents of Gotipora…

Is Anybody Listening ?

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Eidgah residents demand sumo services We, the inhabitants of SayedPora, Eidgah, Srinagar, want to bring to the notice of the concerned authorities that we have been suffering becau…

COVID scare: College of paramedical science Baramulla closed

April 19, 2021, 1:52 AM

The college of paramedical science Baramulla has been closed for two weeks after three its students were tested positive for COVID 19, an official said. The medical superintendent…

DC Budgam inspects COVID-19 vaccination sites

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Deputy Commissioner Budgam Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza today inspected COVID-19 Vaccination sites set up across district for facilitating vaccination drive to stop spread of COVID-19 pande…

COVID-19 measures reviewed at Tangdhar

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

In order to review the COVID-19 preventive measures, a joint meeting of various stakeholders including Ulemas and PRIs were today convened by Tehsildar Karnah, Mushtaq Ahmed Khan.…

Shahampora residents decry power outages

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Residents of Shahampora Nowhatta today expressed resentment over unscheduled power cuts. A delegation from the area said that they face inconvenience due to unscheduled power cuts…

3 shopkeepers arrested for illegal profiteering in Sopore

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Sopore Police today arrested three shopkeepers for violating prescribed government rates and indulging in illegal profiteering in the town. Police spokesman said that the arrested…

Litigation Reforms: Law Department assigns responsibilities to its counsels

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

After Lieutenant Governor’s administration accorded sanction to the litigation reforms, the Law Department has assigned roles and responsibilities to the government counsels handin…

Kashmir without basic civic amenities: NC

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

National Conference (NC) General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar Sunday said Kashmir was without basic civic amenities A statement of NC issued here said that expressing concern over…

National

'Link claiming to change Whatsapp in Pink is a virus'

April 19, 2021, 1:22 AM

Cyber experts have warned users from falling into the prey of a virus link which claims to turn Whatsapp in pink colour and comes with new features. According to cyber security exp…

Ram Navmi celebrations in Ayodhya scrapped

April 19, 2021, 1:18 AM

The Ayodhya administration has decided to call off the 'Ram Navmi Mela' on April 21, which attracts a huge gathering of pilgrims on the last day of Navratri. Ayodhya's borders will…

Vaccinate teachers on priority to enable school opening in July: COVID Task Force

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Recommending priority vaccination of teachers and school staff, a COVID task force has said that a safe opening for the education sector could be done by July. The Lancet COVID-19…

'Ventilation, facial protection best safeguards against airborne Covid'

April 19, 2021, 1:07 AM

President Public Health Foundation of India Professor Srinath Reddy has said that while the virus can spread by air even in the open, the flow of air currents will not allow large…

OP-Ed

SCHOLARSHIP ALERT

April 19, 2021, 1:27 AM

Scholarship Name 1:CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC) 2021Description:Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is inviting applications from young innova…

Quality Assurance in Indian Higher Education

April 19, 2021, 1:38 AM

Achieving excellence in teaching and research is the goal of every higher education institution (HEI), the world over. To achieve excellence, HEIs would need to have a greater focu…

Competitive Exams: When will the Kashmir students' agony end

April 19, 2021, 1:39 AM

Over the years, the number of students from Kashmir appearing in different national level competitive exams has considerably increased. From medical sciences to engineering and oth…

Sports

I-League 2nd Division: JKFA receives application from 4 clubs

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Four prominent professional football clubs of J&K have shown interest in representing Jammu and Kashmir in this season’s I-League 2nd Division. J&K Football Association (JK…

Queensland win Australian first-class cricket title

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Queensland has won its ninth Sheffield Shield first-class cricket title in Australia, outclassing New South Wales by an innings and 33 runs in the final at Allan Border Field on Su…

Atul Pangotra to officiate in Taekwondo European Qualification

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

A renowned Taekwondo coach of J&K, Atul Pangotra, has received an invitation for officiating in the European Qualification 2021 for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics. Taekwondo “T…

Jhilli fetches gold at Asian Weightlifting Championship

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

India’s Jhilli Dalabehera clinched the gold medal in the 45kg category in a severely depleted two-lifter field at the Asian Weightlifting Championship on Sunday. Jhilli, a junior w…

Futsal league postponed

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

With the national level Futsal tournament being postponed in wake of surge in Covid-19 cases, the J&K Football Association (JKFA) has followed the suit – by postponing its own…

Srinagar City

JLNM hospital to augment oxygen generation capacity by 1000 LPM : DHSK

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Director Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) Dr Mushtaq Rather today visited JLNM hospital, Rainawari and took stock of an oxygen generation plant. As per statement of DHSK, the plant…

Water logging disrupts normal life in several Srinagar areas

April 19, 2021, 1:20 AM

Normal life was disrupted in several areas of Srinagar city on Sunday after water logging forced residents to stay indoors. The affected areas include Bemina, Mehjoor Nagar, Moomin…

SMC conducts sanitation drive

April 19, 2021, 12:55 AM

Continuing with its ‘Sunday for Srinagar Campaign’, SMC today conducted sanitation drive in Flood Spill channel  fromBeminaByepass Bridge to Tengpora. Commissioner SMC along with J…

State

BGSBU celebrates World Heritage Day

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

Centre for Hospitality and Tourism, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri organised online events to celebrate the world heritage Day. Prof. Akbar Masood, Vice Chancellor, BG…

World

Govt directs restriction free movement for COVID vax exercise

April 19, 2021, 1:00 AM

The Union Health Ministry has asked states and union territories to ensure that restrictions on movement imposed by them for COVID-19 control do not adversely impact the inoculatio…

Pak Foreign Minister welcomes 'third-party mediation' role

April 19, 2021, 11:43 AM

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday welcomed "third-party mediation" to ease Indo-Pak tensions but denied an India-specific agenda behind his ongoing visit t…