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Foiling Anantnag rally admission of defeat by govt: Resistance Leadership

The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday strongly condemned the government for once again “resorting to use of unbridled force” to bar the le...

As weather improves, highway opens to one-way traffic

The weather in the Valley remained mostly dry and the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was opened to one-way traffic today after remaining closed for three days. On Wednesday, 24 flights were cancelled due to poor visibil...

Hundreds of vehicles stranded as highway remains closed

Snow, rain trigger landslides; Banihal-Ramban stretch worst hit The 300-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the second consecutive day, leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded on the road. Continuous rai...

Chief Secretary dismayed over sluggish highway expansion

Expressing his dismay over sluggish pace of work on upgradation of Banihal-Ramban stretch of the Srinagar-Jammu highway, J&K’s chief secretary B B Vyas on Monday asked the executing agency to immediately flag the i...

Heavy Snow, Rain predicted across Kashmir Valley next week

Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the state as the night temperature there remained several degrees below the freezing point even as the Valley braced for possible heavy snow nex...

Kashmir

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Cold tightens grip across Kashmir Valley; Gulmarg coldest at -10°C

Kashmir continued to be under the grip of cold wave as the minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point. Traffic on the national highway was allowed from Srinagar to Jammu only. The Met department said the mini...

Neglected Lolab valley receives 30 minute electricity every 24 hours

Almost all villages of Lolab valley in district Kupwara are reeling under darkness for last two months, the resident say that government has turned a blind eye towards their problems. Residents of Lolab, known as Wadi-e-...

Majority in Kashmir Valley want independence: Study of Developing Societies...

Nearly 90 percent of people living in Indian Kashmir’s summer capital want their troubled and divided state to become an independent country, according to a poll in an Indian newspaper on Monday. India and Pakistan hav...

Due to official negligence, power starving valley loses 50 MW...

While Kashmir continues to reel under worst power crisis for the past two months now, the power development department has failed to repair a damaged transmission tower in Jammu, resulting in loss of at least 50 MW of el...

Snow snaps power supply across Kashmir Valley

Many areas in Valley faced severe power cuts as distribution lines were snapped due to the snowfall. The lines were damaged at many places forcing the Power Development Department (PDD) to discontinue the power supply. P...

Jammu

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Fog engulfs Jammu city, disrupts Rail, Air traffic

Foggy weather conditions affected the rail and air traffic in Jammu today. Nearly 10 trains were running behind schedule, while all Jammu-bound flights in the morning were delayed due to poor visibility on the Jammu airp...

Winter capital to get Buddhist temple, Art centre

Work on project to restart as funds start pouring in Far away from the idyllic mountains of Ladakh which reverberate with Buddhist chants, Nirvana-seekers can now hear the sacred hymns in the city of temples as Jammu wil...

29784 PoK refugee families await Central aid

Only 15 per cent of the Rs 2,000-crore development package released in a year In what could be described as a “casual approach” towards the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees living in the state, the Centre has relea...

Jammu to host Koshur-Speaking contest on Dec 26

Trying to preserve their language and culture from extinction, a group of social workers is organising a Koshur-speaking contest on December 26. The event will provide a platform to displaced Pandit children to test the...

Rain pours misery on city roads

With the city receiving its first rain of the season, all major roads remained chock-a-block throughout the day today. Intermittent rains lashed the winter capital since last night. The city has already been facing traff...

Ladakh

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Cold wave sweeps Kashmir, At minus 11.3 Leh coldest place...

Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the state as the mercury settled several degrees below the freezing point there. Most places in the Valley also witnessing a decrease in the nig...

Kargil region in Ladakh records coldest night of season

Kargil in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir experienced the coldest night of the winter so far as the mercury there witnessed a steep fall and settled over 10 degrees below the freezing point, even as most places in the...

Ladakh celebrates its glorious history with cultural festival

The second annual Ladakh dpal-nams Tuston-2017 (Ladakhi Pride Festival) was dedicated in the honour of the first Ladakhi political and social leader, late Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, on his birth centenary. The festival was ...

Leh coldest at minus 6.3°C

Leh and Kargil witnessed coldest nights this winter as the temperature at the two stations dipped several degrees below the freezing point even as Kashmir Valley saw the mercury rise above freezing point owing to a cloud...

World’s highest motorable road ready in Ladakh

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed the world’s highest motorable road in the cold desert of Ladakh, which has boosted the troop movement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the eastern sector. Ch...

Community

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Migration of Kashmiri Pandits was a blot on us :...

The PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is committed to the rehabilitation of migrant Kashmiri Pandits and is in the process of setting up transit accommodation for migrant Kashmiri Pandits. &#822...

With 211 Militants & 55 Civilians killings, 2017 Deadliest year...

The year 2017 proved deadliest of all years since 2010 in terms of the killings due to various incidents of violence in the already strife- torn Jammu and Kashmir. As per the records, till December 10, this yea...

Education

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Edu Dept sits on expert committee recommendations to reduce school...

Carrying heavy bags lead to spinal damage, irreversible back problems in children: Survey Experts recommend combined book system; Dir Edu says decision soon One and a half months on, the State Government is sit...

Pvt coaching centres ‘Fleece’ students by charging exorbitant tuition fee

The private coaching centres are fleecing the students by charging exorbitant tuition fee. Among the 182 coaching centres granted registration recently by the education department, not even a single centre has ...

Business

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Low tourist arrivals has affected our livelihood: Houseboat Owners seek...

Kashmir Houseboat owners association (KHOA) Wednesday appealed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to announce compensation for them in view of low tourist arrivals in Kashmir. “Due to unfortunate unrest, the valley has witn...

RBI Cash restrictions attempt to crush Kashmir Economy: Kashmir Inc

As banking regulator Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has started to restrict cash flow to Jammu and Kashmir by choking supply of high denomination fresh currency notes to banks operating in this region, various Kashmir-based...

Pack your bags for Kashmir gets its first Snowfall and...

Srinagar recorded its first snowfall of this season on Tuesday. Most of the areas in the Valley and in its plains received overnight snow. The city registered a minimum temperature of 3.1 degree Celsius on Monday, which...

RBI ‘Cuts’ cash flow to J&K, likely to affect businesses

Banking regulator Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has begun to restrict the flow of fresh currency notes to banks operating in Jammu and Kashmir which in now taking a toll on trade and businesses, highly placed banking execu...

Kashmir boogies to winter’s warmth

A State initiative offers heritage walks, ethnic food festivals and music shows It’s chilly around the Dal lake on Saturday afternoon, but a cruise-houseboat with an open-air theatre sets off to generate warmth with li...

Articales

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The time when Hindi Journalism turned into ‘Hindu’ Journalism

The time when Hindi Journalism turned into ‘Hindu’...

The period of the VHP’s belligerent build-up to the Babri Masjid destruction saw the rise of a mainstream ‘kar sevak’ media which destroyed...
Radical land reforms were key to Sheikh Abdullah’s towering influence on Kashmir

Radical land reforms were key to Sheikh Abdullah’s...

Within the Valley, the reforms caused a social transformation that has few parallels. It is relatively well-known that many Kashmiris almost worshipped the...
Why Muslims are on downslide?

Why Muslims are on downslide?

Evolutionary process never stops. World progresses while evolution goes on. Actions keeping pace with evolution have made great progress and reached even the...
The untold story of how the rama idol surfaced inside Babri Masjid

The untold story of how the rama idol...

An excerpt from Krishna Jha and Dhirendra K. Jha’s Ayodhya – The Dark Night that uncovers the story of how the mosque had turned into a temple...
Food Wastage: A global problem

Food Wastage: A global problem

Food loss is defined as the decrease in quantity or quality of food products intended for human consumption that are ultimately not eaten...
Why deaths no more depress Kashmir’s Gravediggers

Why deaths no more depress Kashmir’s Gravediggers

Death can never be a cause for jubilation, but for a community living in Kashmir, death is not depressing either. In fact, death...

Environment

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At -1.5, Srinagar records season’s lowest temperature

Srinagar city has witnessed the lowest maximum temperature of the season so far, while the ski resort of Gulmarg was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday at minus 9.8 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature in S...

National Green Tribunal clarifies, Amarnath not being declared a silent...

NGT clarified that it had only said that any devotee or any individual should maintain silence while standing in front of the “Amarnath Ji Maha Shivling”. Responding to reports which suggested that Amarnath w...

Govt flouts norms approves road construction in interiors Dal Lake

Despite Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti’s directions over restoring the pristine glory of world famous Dal Lake, the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) in a recent case has failed to stop the construction...

Snow, Rain end Valley’s long dry spell

A four-month-long dry spell came to an end today as snowfall and rain lashed the Kashmir valley. Though all major highways were blocked, the precipitation revived hopes of the tourism industry of increase in footfall. Th...

Have mantris taken kickbacks in the name of Muftis for...

In brazen violation of High Court directives and Master Plan for Srinagar, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party led Govt has allowed construction of a mega commercial building on the virgin banks of river Jhelum near busy...

Saving Wular Lake is must for survival of Kashmir: Forest...

Forest Minister Lal Singh is alarmed by the environmental degradation and shrinking of the Wular lake in north Kashmir and believes that saving Asia’s largest fresh water lake is must for the survival of Kashmir. Lal S...

Sports

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Kashmir open badminton championship concludes

The 27th Kashmir Open badminton championship concluded at Sheri-Kashmir Indoor Stadium here on Friday. In the event organized by J&K Badminton Association around 320 boys and girls hailing from different parts of Val...

Tanveer Hussain, Valley snowshoe racer pleads guilty to sexual abuse...

A 25-year-old Indian sportsman arrested in the US on charges of sexually abusing a minor girl has avoided trial by pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and would be deported, the authorities said. Tanvee...

Sports can help de-radicalise Kashmir youth: Woman footballer Afshan Ashiq

Sports could be the best medium to de-radicalise Kashmir youth, says a woman footballer whose viral picture showing her hurling stones at security forces once earned her the tag of stone-pelter. Afshan Ashiq, 23 — ...

Women’s football team meets Rajnath, gets assurance on sports infrastructure

Members of Jammu and Kashmir’s first women football team today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and apprised him of the difficulties being faced by sportspersons in the state and sought his help. During the half-h...

Health

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DAK warns, Swine flu increases risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Swine flu patients are at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, Doctors Association Kashmir led by Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan said on Saturday. Dr Nisar, in a statement issued here, said, “While people may t...

Variation in drug prices leaves patients in a fix

Pharmacies in govt hospitals charging more than those in markets Variation in the prices of medicines at private medical shops and government-approved shops on the premises of the Government Medical College and Hospital ...

Kashmir likely to witness epidemic of cardiovascular disease: Dr Shahid

Following ‘6 S’ can mitigate risk factors, says Dr Shahid Stress can cause devastating changes in blood pressure and lead to Intracranial Hemorrhages Senior Cardiologist and Head Department of Cardiology (Unit-1) JLN...

Men more Hypertensive, Diabetic than women in state

14 percent men, 12 percent women hypertensive 9% men, 8% women diabetic A total of 14 percent men are hypertensive and 9 percent others have high blood sugar level against the range of 12 percent hypertensive and 8 perce...

Technology

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Throughput of 5.7Gbps, Ultra-low latency and more; Ericsson’s first 5G...

The live demo highlighted how 5G can leverage wireless network resources using higher frequency bands on a small cell architecture. Communications technology firm Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-t...

Using Wi-Fi at Airports, Railway Stations invitation to cyber attacks

Browsing internet using public wireless computer network at railway stations and airports may leave you vulnerable to cyber attacks, government agency Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) has warned. The nod...

Bank details of Indians on sale online for Rs 500

The debit and credit card details of Indians, including the particulars of the bank account a card is linked to, the CVV number, and phone numbers and email IDs, are up for sale on the dark web for just Rs 500, the Madhy...

Data of over 6,000 key Indian organisations up for sale...

Global IT security firm Quick Heal’s Enterprise Security brand Seqrite has discovered an advertisement on DarkNet forum that claims to have access to data of over 6,000 Indian businesses that include Internet Servi...

You may soon use biometrics to enter airports

The government has begun work on ensuring a completely paperless aircraft boarding process under which a mobile phone is all that will be required to board domestic flights in India. The aviation ministry is linking the ...

World News

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Geminid meteor shower tonight, Where and how to see the celestial display

Geminid meteor shower tonight, Where and how to...

The shower is predicted to be at its maximum at around 2am on December 14, when the Gemini constellation will be almost overhead...
IS asks Kashmiris to behead Indian troops

IS asks Kashmiris to behead Indian troops

An article in Islamic State magazine ‘Rumiyah” asks Kashmiri Muslims to restart their fight “under the banner of Khilafah” and behead Indian and...
Hassan Nasrallah (Hezbollah Chief) calls mass protest over Jerusalem

Hassan Nasrallah (Hezbollah Chief) calls mass protest over...

The head of Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah movement on Thursday called for a mass demonstration in protest at US President Donald Trump’s recognition of...
‘Children of the stones’, the day Palestine was reborn

‘Children of the stones’, the day Palestine was...

When the first Intifada commenced in December 1987, I had just turned 15. At the cusp of manhood, I had entered my first...