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Saturday, 24 February 2018

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  • Pak troops violate ceasefire in Uri sector, Pak copter flies close to Poonch LoC - The Pakistan Army on Thursday restored to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Charunda Uri sector. As of now, no casualties or loss of property have been reported. Meanwhile, gunshots were heard in Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Search and cordon operation by security forces is under way. A Pakistan army helicopter...
  • Gunfight erupts in Hajin, Soldier injured during fire exchange - An army man was injured in Paribal area of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday after militants opened fire on a search party. An official said that 31 RR of Indian army, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon and search operation in Paribal...
  • Man shot down while trying to enter IAF base station in Budgam - An unidentified man, trying to intrude into the security zone of Indian Air Force (IAF) base station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district, was shot down by security forces on Monday morning. Around midnight, the unidentified individual tried to cross the security fence and came close to perimeter wall of...
  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Resistance called protest - Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to prevent a separatist-called protest, police said. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has called for the protest against shifting of local detainees to jails outside,...
  • One-way traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar highway - The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway that had remained closed for the last four days, was restored for one-way traffic on Friday. “Traffic will move from Jammu to Srinagar. No vehicle will be allowed in the opposite direction,” a traffic official said. The highway had remained closed due to multiple landslides...
  • Gunfight breaks out in Palhallan; Internet shut in Baramulla - Gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Palhallan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday. Reports said that forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Tantray Mohalla area on Thursday evening after inputs about the presence of militants. They said that militants opened fire on the forces during the...

General News

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Outburst against BJP invites sedition charges

FIR targets shelling victim’s kin for ‘Objectionale’ slogans at cremation For an outburst against the BJP leadership for “abandoning” border residents at a crucial time, the police have turned a daily diary rep...

Article 370 a bridge between Kashmir & India: Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu & Kashmir: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti said that that the article 370 which bestows special position to the state, is the basis of state’s aff...

Army foils BAT attack in Poonch sector, 3 Civilians injured...

Averting a major tragedy, the Army on Sunday night foiled an attempt of Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) to cross the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch sector, killing one intruder. Two other BAT members were seri...

Kashmir Problem won’t end by locking mosques: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Behave like mature, sensible nations, Mirwaiz to India, Pak Little scope for military solution to K-issue At a time India and Pakistan are blazing guns on borders, Hurriyat (M) chairman and chief cleric, Mirwaiz Umar Far...

Amnesty to first time Stone Pelters draws flak

The state government’s decision to grant amnesty to over 9,700 stone throwers in the Kashmir valley has come under sharp criticism after a stone-throwing mob “helped” a militant escape from the encounter site in Pa...

Kashmir

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Protests in Kashmir Valley against ‘Support’ for rape accused

‘Hindu Ekta Manch giving communal colour to incident’ Civil society groups and separatists held street demonstrations in Srinagar over the Hindu Ekta Manch’s recent march to defend an accused in the rape and murder...

Kashmir Editors Guild aghast at efforts of NIA to define...

KEG reiterated that Kamran Yousuf “has been a news photographer who was freelancing with various media outlets”. The editors sought his early release and have continuously insisted that Yousuf requires a fair trial. ...

Amid Clashes, Ultra flees from encounter site in Palhalan

An anti-militancy operation sparked intense clashes in Palhalan village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district that left at least four people, including a police officer, injured. A heavy contingent of the Army, CRPF an...

LeT, Jaish want Syed Salahuddin to quit as Hizb losing...

Pakistan’s ISI is reportedly under tremendous pressure from the LeT and JeM to remove Syed Salahuddin as the head of United Jihad Council, the intelligence agencies claim. Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chie...

Western Disturbance still active in Kashmir, day remain cold, min...

The Western Disturbance (WD) was still active which could result in isolated rain or snow in the Kashmir valley, where day remained cold due to icy cold winds and overcast sky though the minimum temperature was above nor...

Jammu

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PDP, BJP engage in war of words over Rohingya settlement

The war of words over the settlement of Rohingya in Jammu has intensified between the BJP and the PDP as the saffron party today hit back at its coalition partner for ‘supporting’ the illegal settlement of foreigners...

Hindu Ekta Manch slams Mehbooba Mufti for ‘Influencing’ Asifa probe

The Hindu Ekta Manch (HEM) Thursday rejected the investigation of Crime Branch into the rape and murder case of minor girl Asifa and demanded that Central Bureau of Investigation should hold a probe in the case. The dema...

Don’t ‘Communalise’ Rohingya stay in Jammu: PDP

In a development that could lead to face-off between the ruling People’s Democratic Party and the Bhartiya Janta Party, the PDP on Tuesday cautioned against “communalising” stay of Rohingya Muslims in Jammu saying ...

Respite for 44 villages as typo error fixed after 13...

Over one lakh residents of 44 backward villages of Udhampur district have been at the receiving end as the successive state governments took 13 years to rectify minor typing errors, which denied them reservation and othe...

Mehbooba Mufti promises fair trial in minor’s rape case, Section...

Hindu Ekta Manch seeks CBI probe, fails to get audience with Mehbooba Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today did not meet a delegation of the Hindu Ekta Manch (HEM) from Hiranagar which had come to her with a request for a ...

Ladakh

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Ice Hockey tourney in Leh vies for Guinness World record

Attempting a Guinness World record for playing ice hockey at the highest altitude, a two-day tournament was organised at Chibra Kargyam village of Durbuk block of Leh district. As many as six teams, including five intern...

Govt plans to turn Kargil into tourist haven

The J&K Government has formulated a comprehensive plan to develop Kargil as a tourist destination. Apart from developing the area as an adventure activity centre, the government is making efforts to promote Kargil as...

Ladakh Shuts in protest against bombs found in Bodhgaya

The Ladakh region today observed a peaceful bandh to condemn a low-intensity explosion near the Kalchakara ground in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, where Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Buddhist pilgrims are participating...

At -15.2 degrees, Leh coldest in J&K

Srinagar city recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 4.0 degrees Celsius Leh experienced the coldest night ...

Allege bias, Ladakh leaders push for separation from Kashmir

Given the “discriminatory” policies of successive governments towards the remote Ladakh region, the regional divide has deepened to such an extent in Jammu and Kashmir that the elected representatives of Ladakhi peop...

Community

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27 Years On, No justice for Kunan Poshpora Rape victims

On the 27th anniversary of the rapes of dozens of women in the towns of Kunan and Poshpora, Jammu and Kashmir, in 1991, allegedly by Indian army personnel, Asmita Basu, Programmes Director at Amnesty Internatio...

Is Aircel going Tata Tele way in J&K? 34 lakh...

About 34 lakh mobile subscribers of telecom service provider Aircel in Jammu and Kashmir are facing huge inconvenience as both calling and data services of this telco across Jammu and Kashmir are witnessing int...

Education

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Kashmiri students ‘Beaten’ up in Haryana college, Mehbooba Mufti demands...

The Kashmiri students of the Haryana Central University were beaten up while returning to the campus after offering congregational Friday prayers in Mahendragarh town. Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba ...

Drugs, Sex, Stress: Why Kota may be a bad place...

Self-harm, substance abuse, bullying, sexual experimentation and the possibility of pregnancy, sleep-related issues, loneliness, weight loss, acidity and anxiety are common among students in Kota, the coaching ...

Business

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J&K Bank’s top brass goes into huddle as bad loans...

Since the Rs 11,400-crore scam of Nirav Modi involving Punjab National Bank (PNB) has come to the fore, the J&K Bank management has gone into a huddle to rectify the mistakes which have led to the accumulation of hug...

First Glass-Roofed AC train to make journeys fun-frolic in Kashmir

In its endeavor to make train journeys in Kashmir more fun-frolic and comfortable, Northern Railways has decided to run soon the Valley’s first air-conditioned train fitted with a glass-rooftop and bigger windowpanes f...

CVPP awards Pakul Dhul Power Project civil works to Afcon...

Chenab Valley Power Project Ltd (CVPP) has awarded the civil works constructions of power house of 1000-MW Pakul Dul Hydro Electric Power Project being built on Chenab River in Kishtwar to a Afcons Infrastructure of Mumb...

Negative media coverage decreased tourist influx to Kashmir: Nazir Gurezi

Saying that certain media outlets are creating negative perception about Jammu and Kashmir, Deputy Speaker Nazir Gurezi on Wednesday said it has squeezed influx of the tourists to the state. Gurezi was speaking at a conf...

J&K Bank Hit -Choksi defrauded J&K Bank worth about Rs...

Mehul Choksi, the infamous diamond businessman, who has fled the country along with his nephew Nirav Modi, has also defrauded Jammu and Kashmir Bank of Rs 152 crore, which he had taken in the form of loan from the Bank f...

Articales

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Srinagar the “SMART” Prison!

Srinagar the “SMART” Prison!

Sometime back there was talk of declaring some cities all over the country as “Smart” cities for proper development on modern lines. Srinagar...
Dark side of Hijab

Dark side of Hijab

I preferred to be shot to death in Kashmir than be cheated to death in India I am an English lady who converted...
Padmaavat: An exercise in Islamophobia

Padmaavat: An exercise in Islamophobia

Padmaavat—a Sanjay Leela Bhansali bollywood production has hardly anything that should have made Hindutva zealots run riot on streets. I got to see...
Peace in Kashmir would benefit all parties

Peace in Kashmir would benefit all parties

A report submitted to the Indian Parliament last month blamed Pakistan for a large spike in the number of violations of the Kashmir...
Maqbool Bhat – The Martyr, A Teacher, A Scholar & A Politician

Maqbool Bhat – The Martyr, A Teacher, A...

Another 11th of February has come. A citizen of Kashmir, in whatever part of the world he is, remembers Maqbool Bhat, the martyr, on...
Mental distress in Kashmir

Mental distress in Kashmir

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own...

Environment

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Under Police Cordon, 5 Walnut trees cut down for Police...

Tehsildar of Imam Sahib area says a ‘notorious’ Sub-Inspector supervised the illegal felling Shopian: Because the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) needed the wood for his house, five huge walnut trees were cut d...

Snow & Rain likely in J&K from Friday

Minimum temperatures improved appreciably in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the Met forecast rain and snow across the state beginning Friday. “A Western disturbance is approaching the state. It is likely to become a...

MeT predicts Rain, Snow in Kashmir from Tuesday

A fresh spell of rain or snow was likely to be witnessed as the western disturbance (WD) will affect the region from February 20, Meteorological Department predicted on Sunday. “A fresh western disturbance is likely to...

Finally, Snowfall may end dry spell across J&K

After the 40-day harshest period of winter, ‘Chilai Kalan’, passed off without any snow, the weather department has finally forecast precipitation in the Valley. “Heavy rain or snow is likely over Jammu and Kashmir...

Hope for snowy winter fades as dry spell to continue

PHE Dept asked to prepare drought action plan This year, bright sunny days remained the defining feature in the Kashmir valley during the past month as the temperatures remained quite high and caused a premature departur...

Due to lack of snowfall in Kashmir, water crisis threaten...

It is around 4.30 in the evening and many people including a few elders from a village in South Kashmir can be seen sitting at the front of a shop. One among the elders is gazing at a barren mountain that used to remain ...

Sports

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Russian skier Stanislav dies in Gulmarg avalanche

Second foreign tourist killed this winter A foreign tourist died today and four others were rescued after being hit by an avalanche in a second such incident this winter at the famed skiing resort of Gulmarg, police and ...

Winter Sports Club beat Friends Pashkum, lift ice hockey cup

The Winter Sports Club, Shakar Chiktan, got the better of Friends Pashkum by seven goals in the summit clash to clinch the 10th CEC Ice Hockey Cup held in Kargil today. The skipper of the winning team, Shabir Shah, was a...

Manzoor Dar – Daily earner at Rs 60 to Rs...

State batsman Manzoor Dar sees contract as beginning of better life From working as a labourer on a daily wage of Rs 60 to fetching an IPL contract worth Rs 20 lakh. Jammu and Kashmir batsman Manzoor Dar has covered a di...

Kashmir hails Manzoor Dar entry in IPL 2018, Parvez Rasool,...

Jammu and Kashmir’s hard-hitting batsman Manzoor Dar also known as Pandav bagged his maiden IPL deal of Rs 20 lakh from Kings XI Punjab. Jammu and Kashmir’s best cricketer Parvez Rasool and medium pacer Umar Nazi...

Health

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To prevent Heart Disease eat these 15 Magnesium filled foods

There are over 3751 magnesium binding sites in your body — so many because your body requires magnesium for more than 300 biochemical functions, including cellular health and regeneration. Adequate magnesium in your bo...

Anti-cancer properties in three rice varieties: Research

Scientists have claimed to have detected anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice found in Chhattisgarh. A research has concluded that three medicinal varieties of rice – Gathwan, Maharaji and ...

Another death due of Swine Flu at SKIMS, toll rises...

A 70-year-old woman from Srinagar died of Swine Flu at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Monday, taking the death toll to 31. Officials at SKIMS told Kashmir Post that the elderly woman had te...

The Chicken we eat is being pumped with antibiotics meant...

A study by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, an independent, non-profit media organization, has found that hundreds of tonnes of Colistin – an antibiotic of last resort – ship to India for the routine treatment...

Technology

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4G Speed in India slowest in world

India may be going digital, but high-speed internet on mobile phones still remains a challenge, even on 4G. Despite telecom companies announcing massive rollout of 4G services, the average network speed in India remains ...

Earth’s satellite turns red, stargazers see ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’...

Moon-gazers saw a super moon, when it looks bigger and brighter than ever because it is closer to the earth, a blue moon, which is the second full moon in a calendar month, and a blood moon, a reference to the red colour...

All you need to know about In-flight Internet Services

How internet is provided onboard an aircraft Broadly, there are two ways to get an internet signal onto something that is 35,000 feet above ground: 1. Ground-to-air -Technology uses ground-based mobile broadband towers -...

Flaw in UIDAI’s SMS service lets anyone with your Aadhaar...

In light of media reports about access to a specialised Aadhaar website being sold for as little as Rs 500, an SMS flaw in UIDAI’s service has become apparent that allows anyone who has your Aadhaar number to figure ou...

Discarded Walnut Shells can be used to make batteries

Sodium-ion batteries are significantly cheaper than lithium-ion varieties ashmir’s lofty mountains and majestic slopes, together with the temperate are ideally suited for walnut production, and it is no wonder that Kas...

World News

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Indian aggression will be met with proper response: Pakistan ups ante after Sitharaman’s tough talk

Indian aggression will be met with proper response:...

After visiting an army camp at Sunjuwan where six soldiers and a civilian were killed in a terror attack on Sunday, Sitharaman accused...
Shahid Afridi wins Indian fans’ hearts with this gesture at Ice Cricket Challenge

Shahid Afridi wins Indian fans’ hearts with this...

Shahid Afridi asked an Indian fan to hold the Tri-colour properly when she asked for a picture with him on the sidelines of...
Pakistan raises Kashmir in UNSC, asks for review of 1948 resolution

Pakistan raises Kashmir in UNSC, asks for review...

Other Council resolutions relating to Kashmir were about a commission to oversee the plebiscite and, in 1957, on a UN representative mediating between...
Today Kashmir Solidarity Day to be observed across the globe

Today Kashmir Solidarity Day to be observed across...

Millions of Pakistanis across the globe will observe the Kashmir Solidarity Day today (Monday) to express their support to the Kashmiris in the...