-2.86Srinagar

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Highlights
  • Resistance leaders detained in Srinagar, protesting against civilian killings - Authorities on Monday imposed restrictions on people’s movement, detained separatist leaders and sealed the roads leading to Srinagar’s Badami Bagh Cantonment to prevent a march Kashmiri separatists had called to protest against the killing of seven civilians in south Kashmir on Saturday. The seven were killed after security forces fired...
  • JRL calls for three-day shutdown, Mobile Internet suspended across Valley - Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Saturday called for a three-day shutdown and mourning in Kashmir against the killings of seven civilians and three militants in southern Pulwama district. Paragraph “From today onwards for three days mourning and complete protest strike will be observed all across,” said the Mirwaiz on Twitter. “Bullets...
  • Blood Bath in Kashmir: 7 Civilians, 3 Rebels killed, scores injured during Pulwama gunfight - The civilian death toll in clashes near a gunfight site in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday mounted to seven as four more civilians succumbed to their injuries.Reports said that protesting youth tried to march towards the gunfight site in Kharpora Sirnoo as soon as the news of killing of...
  • Seven dead, several injured in Reasi road accident - Seven persons including two minors died and three others were injured in a road accident in Reasi district of Jammu late last night. An official said an overloaded car, bearing registration number JK02H 1515 skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Damasgali Bhomag last night, leaving...
  • 11 Dead, 19 Injured in Poonch bus accident - At least 11 passengers died and nineteen others were injured, five of them critically, in a road accident in Mandi tehsil of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. An official said that a passenger bus (registration number JK02W0445) heading towards Poonch from Loran skidded off the road and...
  • ‘Wall of Kindness’ comes up in Srinagar - The ‘wall of kindness’, a charitable initiative for donating clothes to needy and poor, has reached Kashmir. The charity wall, which was introduced in Iran and from there reached Pakistan and several other countries have surprisingly surfaced on The Bund in Srinagar. Behind the initiative, which has received applause from...

General News

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UN says India’s ‘Excessive Force’ caused unlawful killings in its...

Indian security forces used “excessive force” resulting in unlawful killings and a high number of injuries during widespread demonstrations in the Kashmir region that began in 2016, the United Nations said in a repor...

If voted to power, will bring autonomy resolution within month,...

The National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that if his party is voted to power with absolute majority, his party bring a autonomy resolution in the State Assembly within a month, “which is our c...

After Governer, President’s rule imposed in Jammu & Kashmir

After completion of six months of Governor’s rule in Jammu Kashmir, the State has come under President’s rule from Wednesday night, paving way for the union cabinet to take all policy decisions related to the...

Another blow to PDP, two leaders to join NC today

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received another setback as two of its senior leaders Syed Basharat Bukhari and Peer Mohammad Hussain are set to join the National Conference tomorrow, just days after four party le...

95238 Kashmiris killed by Indian forces since January 1989: Report

According to a report Indian forces in their anti-freedom operation, killed 95,238 Kashmiris, including 7,120 in custody, since January 1989 till date. The report said that the troops molested or disgraced 11,107 women a...

Kashmir

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Why Kashmiris are sharing photos of ‘Pheran’ traditional dress?

Officials in Indian-administered Kashmir have reversed an education department ban on employees wearing traditional dress to work, following an outcry on social media. “All officials visiting the office are advised...

‘Chillai Kalan’ 40 day harsh winter begins in Kashmir

Amid biting cold, the 40-day-long period of harsh winter ‘Chillai Kalan’ began in the Valley. The ‘Chillai Kalan’ sets each year on December 21 and ends on January 30. The ‘Chillai Kalan’ is the harsh...

‘Kill Us All’ Joint Resistance Leadership’s march to army HQs...

Kashmir Observes Shutdown On 3rd Running Day Against Seven Civilian killings In Pulwama; Geelani’s House Sealed Of, Mirwaiz, Malik Detained; Internet Remains Shut Authorities imposed curbs to thwart a protest march cal...

Army asks people not to march towards its HQ on...

The army on Sunday asked people not to march towards its Srinagar headquarters on Monday on the call of separatists as the Kashmir Valley witnessed complete shutdown on Sunday to protest the killing of seven civilians ...

Kashmir Valley experiences Arctic conditions, Drass coldest at -19.7°C

Most places in the Kashmir division experienced season’s coldest night on Friday, even as the mercury continued its downward spiral in the Valley and the Ladakh region, MET officials said. The minimum temperature acros...

Jammu

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Mahant Dinesh Bharati shouting ‘Hindus must have 5 children and...

With VHP and RSS leaders on stage and Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina and three former state BJP ministers in the audience, Mahant Dinesh Bharati, a prominent face of the 2008 Amarnath agitation, said Hind...

Police rush to Jammu to nab accused Army jawan in...

A Uttar Pradesh police team was sent to Jammu to arrest an Army jawan allegedly involved in the murder of a police inspector during the Bulandshahr violence, and five more people were nabbed in the case, taking the total...

Jammu traders demand opening of old routes post Kartarpur

With the decision of the Indian and Pakistan governments to open the Kartarpur corridor, the demand for opening traditional trade routes on the International Border (IB), plugged after the Partition, has gained momentum....

Lawyer Deepika Rajawat dropped by Kathua rape and murder victim’s...

The family of the eight-year-old Kathua rape and murder victim has decided to drop their lawyer Deepika Rajawat as she has “barely been available at the court hearings”, the victim’s father has said. Those clos...

Provocative speeches by prominent Right Wing Hindu leaders at Jammu...

Condemning the provocative speeches delivered by many prominent Right-Wing Hindu leaders at a seminar on November 11, political parties and Muslim Organizations on Monday said that it was an attempt to harm the harmony i...

Ladakh

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PDP, Congress in war of words over granting divisional status...

The Congress and PDP on Tuesday accused each other of ‘communalising’ the proposed move of the state administration to grant divisional status to Ladakh and the demand raised by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to impart...

BJP faces leadership crisis in Ladakh

Ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled next year, the BJP is facing a “leadership crisis” in the Ladakh region as all attempts of party leaders to mollify the “angry” lone Lok Sabha member from the region, Th...

Like the Zojila Tunnel, Train to Ladakh is another empty...

Every national media house has carried recent news about the railways getting to Ladakh. The announcements read that the line would stretch to 465 kilometers and would be one of a kind, comparable only to the Qinghai-Tib...

Via Manali, Ladakh region to get all weather road connectivity

The Ladakh region in J&K will now be accessible throughout the year, with an all-weather road giving more strategic advantage to the country. A Border Roads Organisation (BRO) official said the cold desert would now ...

Thupstan Chhewang, Ex-MP writes to PM Modi, harps on false...

Thupstan Chhewang, the BJP’s face in Ladakh who recently resigned as a Lok Sabha member, has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi what will he tell people now after all promises made by the party to the region sound...

Community

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Untold story of Kashmiri Pheran and its place in Kashmir’s...

Someone, who might have been fond of inertia, invented this garment in praise of the laziness and handed it over to Kashmiris who are loving it. There are many myths around the Kashmiri pheran. While some belie...

Govt asks officials to take action against radio stations dishing...

The government Thursday asked Deputy Commissioners (DC) of Srinagar and Jammu to take “necessary action” against FM stations for turning into “political platforms” and dishing out “vulgarity” in the...

Education

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KAS Aspirants up in arms against JKPSC over irregularities in...

Since the results of Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) were declared on 4 December, almost every day now, hundreds of aspirants’ throng the streets to protest against the alleged “discrepancies” by Ja...

Schools continue to violate ‘No Homework’ order

In a recent notification, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development directed all states that there should be no homework for classes up to Class II, but these directions are not being followed in Kashmir s...

Business

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NC, AIP, traders protest SAC move on J&K Bank, BJP...

A day after the Kashmir Economic Alliance threatened to launch an agitation against the decision to turn J&K Bank into a public sector undertaking (PSU), the National Conference (NC) and Awami Ittehad Party protested...

Kashmir’s image unscathed post two years of demonetisation, but economy...

Two years ago, when Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre demonetised 86 percent of currency in one go, acrimonious debates riled the country, except Kashmir. The move was immediately dismissed as a failure. Kashmir...

Khurshid Ganai inspects damaged orchards in Anantnag, Govt to declare...

Khurshid Ganai, Adviser to the Governor, on Thursday inspected orchards damaged in the recent snowfall in Cheniwadder and Khiram areas of Anantnag district of south Kashmir. Many orchardists urged Ganai to order the reve...

Kashmir safe for tourists, time for advisories to go: Garry...

Travel advisors against Kashmir by various countries must be revoked in a phased manner because the Valley is one of the safest tourist destinations, internationally-acclaimed adventurer and author Garry Weare has said. ...

Apple production may fall in coming years

Apple production in Kashmir may be adversely hit in coming years in the wake of damage to fruit-bearing trees following recent snowfall in the Valley, officials said on Wednesday. Director horticulture department Kashmir...

Articales

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Civilian killings in Kashmir: A review of 2018

Civilian killings in Kashmir: A review of 2018

Kashmir valley is wrapped with armed conflict from 1989 and after post-Burhan Wani, the turmoil changed completely. The valley had seen large number...
Communal riots, War with Pakistan likely after BJP poll wipeout

Communal riots, War with Pakistan likely after BJP...

Many people are gloating over the state election results of Tuesday that saw the defeat of BJP governments in three states. In my...
Fresh thinking is needed to cut the Gordian knot in Kashmir

Fresh thinking is needed to cut the Gordian...

“The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause.” Dr. Martin Luther King The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) [Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz...

Environment

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Unabated cold wave continues across Kashmir Valley

An unabated cold wave continues in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, with Ladakh plunging into a deep freeze and Kargil recording minus 14.9 degrees Celsius. The Met forecast the cold wave would continue for another week ...

At -9.5 degrees Gulmarg coldest in Kashmir

Higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snow on Thursday while the plains witnessed intermittent rain as the minimum temperature settled below the freezing point at most places in the Valley and Ladakh region....

Despite spending crores govt fails to restore Dal’s lost glory

Intense cold wave continues across Kashmir Valley, Fresh snowfall expected...

An intense cold wave continued on Thursday across the Ladakh region with Leh recording minus 8.6 degrees Celsius, a Met department official said. He said the minimum temperatures remained below freezing point in the Kash...

Mercury plunges further, Srinagar shivers at -3.2

With the winter’s core period — famously known as ‘Chillai Kalan’ — still weeks away, the minimum temperatures across the Kashmir valley have dropped several degrees below the freezing point marking an early ar...

At -2.8 degrees, Srinagar records season’s coldest night

Srinagar recorded the season’s coldest night temperature at minus 2.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir continued to drop on Monday, the weather office said. “Srinagar witnessed...

Sports

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Rasik Salam, South Kashmir pacer makes it to Mumbai Indians

Happy at his selection in the Mumbai Indians squad for the twelfth season of the coveted Indian Premier League (IPL), Rasik Salam, a teenaged pacer from Kulgam district in south Kashmir, hopes to prove his mettle on the ...

J&K beat Haryana by 130 runs in Ranji Trophy

J&K’s mentor-cum-player Irfan Pathan took five-wicket haul while as Umar Nazir took three wickets as J&K bundled out hosts Haryana for 91 runs in their second inning to register 130 run win in the match of Ranj...

Post Warne’s praise 7-Year old Kashmiri spinner becomes an internet...

Saturday will be the most cherished morning for the Ali family and their son Ahmad Abbas, as the seven-year-old came to know of his clip catching the eyeballs of legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne and cricket fans around ...

Real Kashmir Beat Aizawl FC 1-0, Jumps to 4th Spot

Debutants Real Kashmir FC continued their impressive show this I-League season by registering a solitary goal victory over former champions Aizawl FC at the TRC Turf ground here on Wednesday. Ivorian midfielder Bazie Arm...

Health

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Deadly XDR tuberculosis spreads tentacles in state

Detection of 12 patients with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has increased the worries of health officials in the state. It may pose a challenge to the target for the complete eradication of the disease...

Experts recommend caution as traces of dreaded Polio Type 2...

When India was declared polio-free in the year 2014, the country heaved a collective sigh of relief. Which is exactly why the resurgence of the Polio type 2 virus in certain parts of the country is worrisome, to say the ...

8 in Sopore, 4 in Ponch illegal health clinics sealed

The health department on Thursday sealed eight clinics in Sopore after the later failed to furnish “requisite documents”. An official said a departmental team headed by chief medical officer Baramulla, Bashir Ahmad C...

To get fit & lean eight exercises recommended by experts...

There are times when you read so many articles on exercises and fitness that you forget the basics that are key to getting in shape. We tell you eight basic exercises which will not only get you in shape, but will also h...

Technology

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So far 52 times Cyber curfew imposed in Jammu &...

The militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir has earned the dubious distinction of witnessing the highest number of internet shutdowns in the country. Under the standard operating procedures, the area-specific internet shutdowns ...

Vodafone, Idea completes merger, creates India’s largest mobile operator

The merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India has been completed, creating India’s biggest telecom service provider with over 408 million subscribers, the two companies said on Friday. A new board has been constituted...

Gmail will soon let you send emails with an expiry...

Google recently confirmed it is working on redesigning its popular Gmail service. However, it’s not just the design that will be new as it looks like the service will get new features as well. One of the features has b...

Zuckerberg says sorry after allegations of Cambridge Analytica data misuse

Facebook is facing growing scrutiny in Europe and the US about allegations that political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user information to build profiles on American voters which were later us...

Huawei, Airtel conduct India’s first successful 5G network trial in...

Airtel says that during the test trial over 3Gbps of user throughput was achieved. Chinese technology giant Huawei and telecom services provider Bharti Airtel on Friday announced to have successfully conducted 5G network...

News From Across India

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Four men held for cow slaughter falsely implicated: Police

Four men arrested on charges of slaughtering cows, which led to the mob violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr earlier this month that had resulted in the death of a police inspector and another person, were falsely i...

BJP has devil’s luck: Omar on timing of SC verdict...

As BJP is losing political ground, the Battle for 2019...

The assembly elections in five states have shown that the BJP can be shaken up, even defeated, by strong, strategic opposition alliances. After the victory of the Congress in all three Hindi heartland states in the tight...

Shaktikanta Das, MA in History is first non-economist in 28...

Highlights * 14 of 25 RBI governors have been bureaucrats including 12 coming from IAS/ICS* Immediate predecessors of Shaktikanta Das were economists* Shaktikanta Das has got tenure as RBI governor till 2023 There are no...

Celebrations begin as Congress races ahead in Rajasthan assembly elections

Counting of votes began at 8 am today for the Rajasthan assembly elections with trends at 10 am showing the Congress racing ahead with leads in 99 seats and the BJP in 75. As trends started trickling in, celebrations bro...

World News

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‘No longer a symbol of hope’ Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

‘No longer a symbol of hope’ Amnesty International...

Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader’s “indifference” to the atrocities...
Minutes after take-off from Jakarta, Lion Air plane with 188 on board crashes into sea

Minutes after take-off from Jakarta, Lion Air plane...

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said on Monday a Lion Air passenger flight from Jakarta, the capital, to the city of Pangkal Pinang...
Will once again extend hand of friendship to India after 2019 polls: Imran Khan

Will once again extend hand of friendship to...

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he would once again extend a hand of friendship to India after the 2019 Lok...