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Youth injured near Bijbehara encounter site succumbs

September 29, 2020, 3:28 AM

A youth injured in an explosion near an encounter site at Sirhama village of Bijbehara in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday succumbed to his injuries early today. Four yo…

Youth shot dead in Shopian

September 29, 2020, 3:28 AM

Unidentified gunmen on Monday evening shot dead a youth in Nidoora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. A police officer said suspected militants fired upon Subzar Ahmad Na…

Army begins Summary of Evidence

September 29, 2020, 3:28 AM

After indictment of its own men, the army has begun Summary of Evidence, a step before a possible court martial, in July's Amshipura fake encounter in South Kashmir's Shopian distr…

J&K to modify rules for easing issuance of domicile certificates

September 29, 2020, 3:28 AM

Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said the Jammu and Kashmir administration has agreed in principle to amend rules for ease in the issuance of domicile certificates. This wil…

Kargil leaders demand decision making powers for Ladakh natives

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Kargil-based political leaders and religious heads on Monday demanded legislative and executive powers to the natives of Ladakh. The demand came following central government showin…

Soldier injured in Machil sector

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

A soldier was injured after Pakistani troops resorted to ceasefire violation in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday, a defence spokesperson said. He said Pa…

4 die of asphyxiation in sewage trench in Bijbehara

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Four people among them two brothers died of asphyxiation in a sewage trench in Tulkhan village of Bijbehara in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday. The deceased have been i…

Shopian fake encounter: Police probe in final stages

September 29, 2020, 3:12 AM

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Monday said the investigation into the killing of three Rajouri laborers who were allegedly killed in a stage-managed encounter in Shopia…

Militant involved in several attacks killed in Pampore: DGP

September 29, 2020, 3:10 AM

Police on Monday said they have killed the longest surviving Lashkar I Toiba militant in Samboora, Pampore, gunfight last night. Two militants who had escaped from the orchards dur…

'Fruit laden trucks needlessly being stopped on highway'

September 29, 2020, 3:10 AM

Kashmir Valley Fruits Growers’ and Dealers’ Associations (KVFG) alleged that fruit laden trucks are unnecessarily being stopped at various spots on the Srinagar-Jammu National High…

'Don't worry about frequent quakes in Kashmir'

September 29, 2020, 3:10 AM

Seismologists ascribe the frequent quakes in Kashmir to the collision of Indian and Eurasian plates, saying there was nothing to worry. G. Suresh, senior scientist at National Cent…

COVID19: 13 deaths, 824 new cases in J&K

September 29, 2020, 3:10 AM

At least 13 COVID19 deaths were reported from across J&K on Monday, taking the toll to 1,163. Though J&K recorded 824 new, the number is the lowest since September 2. For t…

Business

CCIK elects office bearers

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Chamber of Commerce and Industries Kashmir has elected office bearers during its 13th annual general meeting here. According to a statement, Latif Ahmad Bhat is the new president o…

J&K Bank holds 82nd AGM of its shareholders | Govt's financial package of Rs 1350 cr a game changer: CMD

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

J&K Bank held the 82nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of its shareholders for the financial year (FY) 2019-20 through video-conferencing from its corporate headquarters in view o…

Only pure mustard oil from Oct 1

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Consumers will now get only pure mustard oil as the Central government has banned the mixing of any other edible oil with mustard oil. The ban imposed by the Food Safety and Standa…

Editorial Page

Editorial | That same old problem

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Among the news stories published in the last decade in the newspapers in Kashmir, some stand out for the volume of coverage, the involvement of people, the pointed criticism on the…

It's time to reflect!

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

It is never an easy task to reflect on the situation in Kashmir. It is ever-changing phenomenon because of the inherent uncertainties in its history and also the ever-changing poli…

On-line Or Of-line

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Naira, a class 4th student from Srinagar, is eagerly waiting for her school to open. Her school, like all the other educational institutions continues to remain shut since late Mar…

Distanced in Time; Closer in Purpose

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 marked the 113th birth anniversary of India’s legendary martyr, Bhagat Singh. He may be distanced in time each year, but his relevance resonates closer to our ch…

Health

'FDA approved drug Teicoplanin found more effective in treating COVID19'

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Clinically approved drug "Teicoplanin" is a potential therapeutic option against COVID-19 and can be ten times more effective than several drugs being currently used, a research by…

jammu

Shaleen Kabra to hold additional charge of Forest Department

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

General Administration Department (GAD) today assigned additional charge of Administrative Secretary Forest, Ecology and Environment to Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra. In a…

Congress pays tributes to Bhagat Singh

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress committee paid rich tributes to the revolutionary leader and one of the tallest hero of freedom struggle Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 113th birth…

Finance Department implements Central GPF rules in J&K

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Finance Department on Monday implemented General Provident Funds (GPF) - Central Services – Rules, 1960 in Jammu and Kashmir which will not be applicable on the Government serv…

Jammu's health infrastructure 'almost defunct': Dr Farooq

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

National Conference President and Member Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday told Union Minister for Health Dr Harsh Vardhan that Jammu region’s health infrastruc…

Govt constitutes committee to examine delay in payments

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

General Administration Department (GAD) today constituted a five members committee to examine issues of delay in payments of Public Works Department, Saubhagya Schemes, and Rural D…

CAG flags slow work under NRDWP, PMGSY in J-K during 2017-18

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has pulled up the Jammu and Kashmir government for its failure to complete various projects under the National Rural Drinking Water Progra…

Kashmir

Handwara residents protest delay in land compensation

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Residents of Handwara and adjacent villages here on Monday accused authorities of failing to compensate them against the land acquired for construction of the road to Bangus Valley…

A tale of 2 villages in Ganderbal

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Even as the 4G service has been restored in Ganderbal, two villages in the district remain deprived of the high speed internet like they have been neglected in development. Reason:…

Waskhura-Handwara road in shambles

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Residents of Waskhura village here on Monday accused authorities of failing to repair the road connecting the area to the main town. Residents said the road was dotted with pothole…

MHRD funds for CAL centres in J&K remain unspent

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

J&K School Education department has failed to utilise Rs 59 crore funds released by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for establishment of Computer Aided Lear…

Encroachments at Gulmarg a serious matter: High Court

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

J&K High Court has directed the government to provide details of the state land and the forestland at Gulmarg as also the particulars of persons encroaching on it. Hearing a Pu…

Former militants' spouses stage protest

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Scores of spouses of former militants who returned to this side of Kashmir under Rehabilitation Policy of 2010, on Monday attempted to march towards Raj Bhawan. However, Police sto…

Fruit growers, daily-wagers need special package: Vakil

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Former minister Abdul Gani Vakil has demanded special package for fruit growers and daily wagers as they suffered due to Covid-19 lockdown and turmoil in J&K. In a statement, V…

LeT recruit arrested in Awantipora: Police

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a recruit of Laishker-e-Toiba militant outfit from Konibal crossing in Awantipora area of south Kashmir. According to po…

Raids conducted on illegal mining in Pulwama

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

On receiving immense complaints from the locals, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer conducted nocturnal raids in the intervening night of 27 September here. The…

JKTA aghast over assessment of teachers during IMPACT training

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

The J&K Teachers Association (JKTA) on Monday expressed concern over the government move for assessing the Teachers post Integrated Multidisciplinary Professional Advancement C…

Apni Party for early resumption of electoral process in J&K

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Apni Party has expressed hope for an early resumption of electoral process that can address aspirations of the people and help usher in the new era of peace and prosperity in Jammu…

National

Health ministry launches web portal for updates on COVID19 vaccine development

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Union Health Ministry on Monday launched a web portal that will provide all important information on COVID-19, vaccine development, ongoing clinical trials and progress made in…

India crosses 60 Lakh COVID cases

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

With a spike of 82,170 coronavirus cases and 1,039 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Monday breached the 60 lakh-mark with a total of 60,74,702 cases. Out of these, 9,62,640 are…

Decision in 2-3 days over interest on deferred instalments by banks, Centre tells Supreme Court

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Monday that a decision is likely in 2-3 days over charging of interest by banks on instalments which were deferred during the moratorium pe…

Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military equipment worth Rs 2,290 crore

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

The defence ministry on Monday approved the procurement of arms and military equipment worth Rs 2,290 crore, including around 72,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles from the US for troops…

HM Amit Shah holds review meeting

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

After his battle with Covid-19, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday resumed work from his office and chaired a review meeting to discuss key issues like developments in Jammu a…

OP-Ed

Gauri Healthy Heart Project (J&K)

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

I was three years old when my father was first posted in Kupwara. In 1971 as a newly appointed medical officer in the health department he arrived in this small town, in Baramulla…

Do we have Right to Information?

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

Every year 28th September is universally observed as International Day for "Universal Access to Information". While recognizing its significance, the United Nations General Assembl…

Part II | More on New Higher Education Policy - 2020

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

National Education Policy-2020  offers sweeping changes in the  regulatory systems, institutional structures, institutional autonomy, vocational education, teacher educat…

Sports

Polo Ground conversion triggers row

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

The conversion of two Polo Ground fields has triggered row as youth staged protest for second consecutive day today against the proposal. Scores of youth from Maisuma, Dalgate, Abi…

Srinagar City

Farooq Khan takes stock of works at Bibi Haleema Nursing College

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan on Monday visited the under-construction Bibi Haleema Nursing College at Kathi Darwaza and took stock of the works. The Advisor was acco…

Int'l Day for Universal Access to Information|RTI activists rue winding up of J&K Information Commission

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

On the occasion of International Day for Universal Access to Information, activists on Monday rued the non-existence of a body in J&K to look into complaints about delay by the…

Advisor Khan reviews Urs arrangements at Makhdoom Sahib (RA) shrine

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan on Monday paid obeisance at the shrine of Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom Kashmiri, popularly known as Makhdoom Sahib (RA) and also reviewed the a…

KU's Bioresources deptt, Web of Science USA hold online workshop

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Department of Bioresources, University of Kashmir (KU), on Monday organized an online workshop in collaboration with Web of Science USA. The webinar titled “Demonstration and under…

Outgoing Srinagar CU students fear loss of academic year

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

The 2017-batch undergraduate students of Cluster University Srinagar (CUS) are unlikely to get admission in post-graduation courses at Kashmir University (KU) as the CUS has delaye…

World Rabies Day held at GMC Srinagar

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

On the occasion of World Rabies Day, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar organsied a webinar, in collaboration with ECHO. The online program…

State

COVID19: One more dies in Ramban

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

A 65-years-old-man became the ninth Covid -19 casualty in Ramban district on Tuesday. The district has recorded 1295 corona virus positive cases out of them 456 are active positive…

1 killed, 4 injured in Ramban road accidents

September 29, 2020, 3:25 AM

One person was killed and four others injured in two separate road accidents in this district on Monday. A police official said Atta Muhammad, son of Gulam Rasool of Degoh Ramban w…

World

Global cases top 33 million mark: Johns Hopkins

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

The overall number of global coronavirus cases on Monday topped the 33 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 997,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University…

Pakistan courts indict Shahbaz, Zardari

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

Top leaders of major opposition parties were nabbed by Pakistani courts in cases of money laundering and corruption. Shahbaz Sharif, President of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PM…

Trump paid Rs 145K in taxes to India, made Rs 2.3m from projects: NYT report

September 29, 2020, 3:30 AM

US President Donald Trump or his company paid $145,400 in taxes to India and received $2.3 million from projects there, according to The New York Times. The newspaper said the taxe…