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Blot on Taj Mahal can cast shadow on Kashmir

Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Som Sangeet, who had described Taj Mahal as a “blot on Indian culture,” is unaware of the consequences his statement can have in Jammu and Kashmir. The state is already in throes of keen contest...

Kashmiri Civil Society members meet Jammu counterparts to build consensus...

A group of lawyers, civil society members and religious scholars from Kashmir are holding meetings with their counterparts in Jammu to persuade them to make efforts to safeguard the special status of the state. According...

Rajnath Singh admitted facts, Kashmir has not integrated into India:...

Kashmir’s Hurriyat Conference (g) has stated that Home Minister Rajnath Singh had admitted the fact that Kashmir has not integrated into India. The statement issued to the media said “Singh’s assertion that Sardar ...

Pellet guns, Jails, Braid cutting can’t restore peace in Valley:...

Chief Patron of Jammu Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) Bhim Singh Thursday said pellet guns, jails, braid cutting cannot restore peace in Jammu Kashmir. He appealed President Ramnath Kovind to act in accordance wi...

JK will get back power projects from Center says Haseeb...

Contradiction Coalition While New Delhi continues to rule out any return of power projects to Jammu Kashmir, the State government continues to pin high hopes on it with Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu Thursday reiterating ...

Kashmir

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Our Sisters, Mothers not safe: Braid Vigilantes Prowl Kashmir Valley

Armed with sticks, knives and small axes, groups of men have mushroomed in the past month across Kashmir that has seen at least 100 incidents of ‘braid chopping’ – mysterious instances in which women wake up to fin...

Joint Resistance Leadership warns of uprising, calls for protests today

The joint separatist leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday staged protests against the unabated incidents of braid-chopping across Kashmir, stating that attacks ...

Braid Chopping continue unabated, fresh incidents spark protests

The braid chopping incidents continued unabated in the Valley on Thursday triggering anti-government protests. The residents of Zewan in Srinagar said a braid of a minor girl was cut by unknown persons inside her house l...

Police act faster than light in other cases, why braid-cutting...

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday questioned the police for not cracking the braid cutting cases, stating that ‘police act faster than light in cases of arresting masked stone pelter...

No let up in Braid Chopping, Resistance Camp concerned about...

Police rules out lie-detection test of victims Hurriyat (G) concerned over braid chopping incidents Clashes erupted across Kashmir as there was no let up in the braid chopping incidents in the wake of failure of police t...

Jammu

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Separate Jammu state need of hour: Balwant Singh Mankotia

Former MLA and National Panthers Party (NPP) president Balwant Singh Mankotia reiterated that the demand for a separate Jammu state was need of the hour to end political inequality with the region. He said the residents ...

Festive mood missing across Jammu markets post Demonetization, GST

With days left for Diwali celebration, markets in Jammu, which were always full with customers, are reeling under impact of GST and demonetization as customers stay away and traders rue the decisions taken in haste. “T...

Congress protests against BJP, alleges ‘Betrayal’ of People’s mandate

The workers of Congress Party, led by former minister Raman Bhalla, today staged a protest demonstration against the BJP alleging that it (BJP) has cheated the people of Jammu region just for sake of power. The protester...

Dengue patients look to Delhi, Punjab for ‘Reliable’ treatment

As dengue grips eight districts of the Jammu province, panic-stricken residents are shifting dengue patients to Punjab and Delhi for “reliable” treatment. In Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Jammu, nea...

25 Pilgrims hurt in accident while returning from Vaishno Devi

As many as 25 Vaishno Devi pilgrims were injured when the bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down a gorge in Reasi district, police said. A police official said that ill fated bus (No. JK02X-9817...

Ladakh

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Heads of religious bodies stress for communal harmony in Ladakh

Heads of various religious bodies here have underscored the need to maintain communal harmony in Ladakh. “Religious heads of all the communities should meet and resolve problems internally before spreading it to a larg...

Negative publicity kept visitors away from Kashmir, Ladakh got tourism...

As Kashmir tourism fails to recuperate after being hit by unrest in 2016, Ladakh has recorded an increased footfall of foreign as well as domestic tourists. Although the turbulence in the Kashmir valley cast a shadow ove...

Religious groups meet to soothe frayed nerves

Buddhist association wants SIT to probe conversions; DC to submit report to govt Against the backdrop of the rising communal tension in Ladakh following an inter-religion marriage, religious heads of all communities, whi...

Ladakh tense over Muslim-Buddhist marriage (love jihad)

The Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) is up in arms against the PDP-BJP government in Jammu & Kashmir and has decided to approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the growing feud between Buddhists and Muslims...

After Doklam, Line of Actual Control in Ladakh a worry...

Even as the two-month-long standoff at Doklam between soldiers of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and the Indian Army near border tri-junction in Bhutan has ended, Chinese threat along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) ...

Community

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Divide within militant camp spills into open, UJC alleges Musa...

A deepening divide within Kashmir’s militant camp has come to surface as Pakistan-based United Jehad Council (UJC) struggles to contain the growing influence of its former commander Zakir Musa, a hardcore Isl...

We can’t give sweeping judgment that it is mass hysteria:...

Education

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67% literacy rate in J&K, Govt taking steps for 100%...

Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmed Shah, on Friday said 67 percent of Jammu and Kashmir’s population is presently literate and the government has taken “all adequate steps” to upgrade the education ...

This time no cut in board syllabus, exams likely to...

The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) is likely to hold the annual exams of Classes X and XII in October-end or first week of November. However, this time there will be no relaxation in the s...

Business

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Valley’s tourism sector pins hope on winter

Kashmir’s tourism industry, which faced a tepid response from holidaymakers during the summer, is now pinning hope on the winter for revival of the sector. The state government was working to make Gulmarg in north Kash...

Kashmir’s Tulip Garden replica for Canadian festival

There is some good news for the Kashmir valley’s tourism sector at a time when it is on the revival path. A replica of the summer capital’s famed tourist spot Tulip Garden will be set up at the Canadian Tulip Festiva...

GST hits carpet business in Kashmir

Closed looms, lost jobs and scanty sales: the Kashmiri carpet industry is facing a crisis of sorts after the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). At stake is the future of the Kashmiri craft and, with hundreds...

Locals feeling unsafe, how can we convince tourists?: Tourism Body

Already hit by nose-dive in tourist arrivals to Kashmir, people associated with the tourism industry now fear that the growing incidents of braid chopping and attacks on people suspected as braid choppers might “deepen...

Roll back GST on Kashmir Arts demands NC

National Conference Thursday expressed serious concern over the ‘continuous indifference of both state and central governments’ towards the plight of artisans, carpet workers, shawl embroidery workers, wood carvers a...

Articales

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Robbing Kashmir’s Green Gold

Robbing Kashmir’s Green Gold

As citizens we too have responsibility not to violate the scenic beauty of our forests I don’t think it is judicious to blame...
From Babri to Taj, Hindutva Fights History

From Babri to Taj, Hindutva Fights History

One of the many outlandish ideas that had apparently been doing the rounds in the run up to the Partition included the demand...
Demonetisation Drive: A colossal mismanagement

Demonetisation Drive: A colossal mismanagement

The perennial question about demonetisation is whether it helped to solve the conundrum of black economy, ostensibly, the first goal-post of the unprecedented...
Legacy of Jashn e Kashmir left by Late GM Bakshi inherited till date

Legacy of Jashn e Kashmir left by Late...

Art and culture are interlinked. Art flows from vast ocean of culture. In a broader sense, art which forms part of culture of...
Facebook journalism in Kashmir

Facebook journalism in Kashmir

It is total chaos. Rumors push the panic button and we end up buying these fake stories from their stores. Neither they are...
Braid Chopping: A political ploy

Braid Chopping: A political ploy

In past few weeks, strange and shocking incidents of chopping the braids of women have been reported in south Kashmir. Till date, more...

Environment

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Jhelum water level reaches record low of six decades

Kashmir Valley received season’s first light snowfall in upper reaches

The upper reaches of Kashmir received first light snowfall of the season, resulting in chill in the plains, including the summer capital Srinagar where people were seen wearing woollens and warm clothes on Friday. The up...

Authorities sit on restoration of flood spill channels

Flood control authorities have done little to clear the flood spill channel of sediments and encroachments, which will go a long way in minimising flood threat to Srinagar. The little restoration work at a few places is ...

Willow trees caught out as culprit for Kashmir lake’s woes

More than 2 million willow trees–once a key source of wood for cricket bats, fruit boxes and fires–will be cut down around Kashmir’s Wular Lake, as part of efforts to revive the region’s largest flood bas...

National Green Tribunal annoyed over delay in waste-to-energy plant at...

The delay in commissioning of Jammu and Kashmir’s first waste-to-energy plant in Srinagar has miffed the National Green Tribunal which has warned the state government of slapping an exemplary cost for taking &#8220...

High Court directs BOCA to give comments on EIA of...

The High Court on Tuesday directed Building Operations Controlling Authority (BOCA) of Sonamarg to expeditiously give its comments on draft report of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Sonamarg Master Plan (2017) a...

Sports

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Samina Fatima, ladakhi girl sets goal, wants to play football...

Fatima received a football from PM at FIFA U-17 opening ceremony Samina Fatima, a Ladakhi girl from the remote Nubra area, now has a goal in her life — to become a high-quality footballer and represent the country at t...

High Court order stalls J&K’s U-23 game over selection row

J&K High Court had barred JKCA from picking the under-23 team after one player Hashim Saleem filed a petition alleging discrepancy in selection. The CK Nayudu Trophy under-23 game between Jammu & Kashmir and Goa ...

Parvez Rasool bags man of the match in a rain...

Parvez Rasool was awarded man of the match in a rain hit match of Duleep Trophy between India Blue and India Green at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur. Only first day play was possible in the match with rain washing out the re...

Parvez Rasool took 5 wickets for India Green in Duleep...

Star all-rounder of J&K on Tuesday took five wickets for India Green against India Blue on the first day of the 4-Day Duleep Trophy day night match at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur. After missing first match due to his ...

Health

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Over 40% population has no proper drinking water supply across...

Over 43 percent of J&K habitations have erratic or no piped water supply, making people living in these areas depend on open sources of water, often contaminated, putting their lives at risk as per Ministry of Drinki...

Drugs, Late marriages, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder reasons for rising infertility...

The ongoing conflict in Kashmir has not only taken a heavy toll on human lives, but is said to be the major reason for the increasing cases of infertility. Late marriages, drug abuse are also cited as the other reasons. ...

Every third kid in kashmir is overweight: WHO study

Obesity is prevalent in epidemic proportions world over, J&K included, spiraling the way for diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases, as per a joint study by World Health Organization (WHO) and Imperial College L...

As conflict continues, mental health cases on rise across Kashmir

70,000 treated by neurosciences institute this year Psychiatric disorders have become a lifestyle ailment in Kashmir due to the unending conflict as the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS) has treated a...

Technology

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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 ...

Moto G5s Plus gets real competition from Xiaomi Mi A1

When it comes to mid-segment smartphones with loads of impressive features, Xiaomi’s name pops up first — and why not? The China-based manufacturer rules the low- and mid-segment smartphone market in the coun...

World News

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Xi Jinping gave marathon speech for 3.5 hours

Xi Jinping gave marathon speech for 3.5 hours

As Chinese leader Xi Jinping delivered his three-plus-hour speech at the Communist Party congress, delegates ranging from men in suits to military officers...
Nuclear war may break out any moment: North Korea

Nuclear war may break out any moment: North...

North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador warned on Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear...
China can play constructive role in resolving Kashmir Issue: Global Times

China can play constructive role in resolving Kashmir...

China’s right-leaning newspaper Global Times said today China “can play a constructive role” in resolving the Kashmir issue if both India and Pakistan...
Kashmir dominates Pakistan PM’s speech at UN, mentions it 17 Times

Kashmir dominates Pakistan PM’s speech at UN, mentions...

UN should appoint special envoy on Kashmir Fact-finding team be sent to JK to probe HR abuses Warns India against pursuing ‘limited war’...