Highlights
  • Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo trapped in Pulwama, Gunfight On, Mobile Internet snapped in Kashmir - An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in the Beighpora area of Pulwama district, a police spokesman said. “Police last night launched an operation on a specific input at Beighpora. Senior officers are monitoring it since last night,” he said. The spokesman said a contact has been established...
  • Army Colonel, Major, Two soldiers, a Police officer, and 2 Rebels killed in Handwara gunbattle - Five forces personnel including a Colonel and Major-rank officers, a Police sub-Inspector, two other army men, and two rebels were killed in a fierce gunbattle at Chajimulla village in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday. A senior police officer said the cordon and search operation was launched Army,...
  • Air Force, Army put on high alert, Troop buildup triggers panic among Kashmiri’s - Govt has put IAF and Army on high alert in Kashmir Centre has also rushed 28,000 troops to the Kashmir valley Omar Abdullah has said this sounds alarming Day after the Centre decided to send an additional 28,000 troop to Kashmir, the central government has now put the Army and...
  • Hoisting tricolor in all panchayats on Independence Day reason behind troop surge in Kashmir - The Centre is “infusing” troops in Jammu and Kashmir to provide security cover for a move to hoist the Tricolour in every panchayat in the state this Independence Day, government sources said. “The government is infusing troops as many panchayat heads want to hoist the national flag this Independence Day....
  • J&K administration reshuffled - The governor Adminstration has ordered a major reshuffle in civil Adminstration. According to the decission, 1. Ms. Sushma Chauhan, IAS(JK:2009), Deputy Commissioner, Samba, is transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Jammu. 2. Mr. Ramesh Kumar, IAS(JK:2011), Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, is transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to the Government, Industries...
  • Railway Protection Force asks staff to prepare for impending unrest in Kashmir - The Railway Protection Force (RPF) held a security meeting in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Saturday after the security agencies sent an input regarding the prediction of deteriorating situation in the Kashmir Valley. After the meeting, the RPF issued a set of directions for its staff in...

General News

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Non-locals to be ‘Considered & Dealt with as RSS agents’:...

The offshoot of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba has issued an open threat to the non-residents of Jammu and Kashmir saying that they’ll be considered and dealt with as the agents of Rashtriya Swayamsevak S...

Lockdown 4.0: Ongoing countrywide lockdown has been extended till May...

By: Tahaa Yaseen • Public spaces, flight ops, shopping malls to remain shut• Offices, shops to reopen with conditions• States to decide Red, Green, Orange Zones The ongoing countrywide lockdown has been extended ti...

Life inside the World’s longest Lockdown

Just before the whole world went into lockdown, Kashmir was coming out of one. At the start of the year, before the coronavirus hit, the Indian government had been slowly lifting the restrictions on movement and commun...

“Access to the Internet not fundamental right”, J&K admin opposes...

The right to access the internet is not a fundamental right and the state can curtail the freedom of speech and the right to trade through the internet, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has told the Supreme Court whi...

Post uproaring across J&K, Centre amends domicile rule

The Union home ministry on Friday evening amended the new domicile rule for Jammu and Kashmir issued this week that had triggered howls of protest in the Kashmir valley. In its final form, only domiciled residents of J&a...

Kashmir

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“Kashmir in terrible lockdown within lockdown”: P Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday questioned the role of the judiciary pointing to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the politicians who are living in a locked down state for nearly 10 months and hoped that the ...

Kashmir continues to suffer as Mobile and Internet Services remained...

Like the rest of the world, India is experiencing an especially difficult time in its national trajectory with the coronavirus pandemic taking a toll over the lives of people and the lockdown tossing the economy upside d...

Amid Corona-virus lock-down killing of rebels continues across Kashmir

Indian government forces have killed four rebels in a gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir during a stringent lockdown to combat the coronavirus, the Indian army has said. The fighting broke out in a village in sout...

#COVID19: Surge in corona-virus cases across Kashmir Valley continues

With 27 new samples testing positive, Kashmir witnessed a spike of COVID19 cases today taking the total in J&K to 407. As many as 27 patients tested positive for coronavirus in Kashmir in a single day on Wednesday, b...

Panic buying across Kashmir, as valley heading towards another virtual...

A day after a woman tested positive for coronavirus, Kashmir valley was headed towards a virtual lockdown on Thursday as restrictions were imposed on the movement of people in several parts and all public transport banne...

Jammu

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BJP hoped to win Kashmir by abrogating article 370 but...

More than five months after Parliament voted to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir to “fully integrate” the erstwhile state with India, even the people in Jammu are voicing their open displeasure. There is...

Lawyers from Jammu advocating for the strengthening of Article 370,...

Lawyers in Jammu on Tuesday pitched for strengthening Articles 370 and 35-A at a time when campaign against J&K’s special status by rightwing organisations has gained momentum. A meeting was organised here by promi...

Govt failed to tackle the flood threat posed by Chenab...

The state government has failed to tackle the flood threat posed by the mighty Chenab and Tawi and much-touted flood protection projects exist on paper only. The non-serious approach of planners has emerged as the bigges...

Vande Bharat Express, new train to cut short Delhi-Katra travel...

Offering bonanza to Vaishno Devi pilgrims, the Indian Railways has decided to run a high-tech semi-high-speed Vande Bharat Express between Delhi and Katra with an aim to reduce the travel time by about four hours. Senior...

BJP told to clear stand on Articles 35A, 370: PIL

Dilly-dallying on the abrogation of Articles 35A and 370 amounts to “murdering people’s mandate and negating Preamble of the Indian Constitution”. “The abrogation of these Articles, constitution of a Delimitation...

Ladakh

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Ice Stupas store hope for locals in Ladakh’s cold desert

Ice stupas — the man-made mini glaciers — are solving the water problem in the remote and cold desert region of Ladakh where less precipitation during the crucial spring has resulted in lack of vegetation. Sonam Wang...

Today governor, Satya Pal Malik to inaugurate Sindhu festival in...

Governor Satya Pal Malik is arriving in Leh district on Friday on a two-day visit. The Governor will on Friday inaugurate the day-long Ladakh Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival, being organised by the tourism department on ...

Zanskar demands repolling

In a major political development ahead of the counting of votes on May 23, three of the four candidates from the Ladakh parliamentary constituency on Monday jointly wrote to the J&K Chief Electoral Officer, demanding...

‘Old wine in new bottle’, BJP’s Ladakh manifesto continues with...

The BJP’s election manifesto for Ladakh appears to be ‘old wine in new bottle’ as it has again made the issue of Union Territory (UT) status for arid region and inclusion of Bhoti language in the 8th Schedule of In...

Rijiju, Naqvi to mobilise Buddhists, Shias in Ladakh

Even as the BJP leadership has assigned responsibility to two Union ministers – Kiran Rijiju and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – to mobilise Buddhists and Shias of Leh and Kargil districts, respectively, the state unit...

Community

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Kashmir completes 300 days of lockdown amid military siege

In Kashmir, the inhumane lockdown imposed by RSS-backed Narendra Modi-led fascist government on August 05, last year, when it revoked the special status of the territory, has completed 300 days. An analytical r...

KSCAN writes letter to UN Security Council for immediate intervention...

Open letter to the UN Secretary General, the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and the UN Security Council: Requesting an immediate intervention to prevent forced demographic ch...

Education

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Align state curriculum with national standard: MHA

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has directed the J&K authorities to accelerate the sports activities in the state and bring the curriculum of the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on a...

Attacks on Kashmiris continue, Student allegedly attacked in Bengaluru

There seems to be no end to attacks on innocent Kashmiris are are continuing after the Pulwama attack, in which 49 CRPF personnel were killed. In the latest incident, a Kashmiri student residing in Bengaluru wa...

Business

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#Lockdown: Apple industry in shamble, as millions of cartons are...

The nationwide coronavirus lockdown has badly hit apple farmers in Jammu and Kashmir. As the farmers are not finding market for their produce, over three million cartons of apples are lying in cold storage. They are rath...

Civilian flights from Awantipora airfield got Defence Ministry node

In a significant development, the Union Defence Ministry has approved operation of civilian flights from Awantipora airfield, a strategically important airbase managed by Indian Air Force in southern Kashmir. “‘In-pr...

Irregularities in appointments, loans at heart of J&K Bank raids

Allegations of large-scale irregularities in matters related to loans, finances and appointments are at the heart of raids by the state anti-corruption bureau (ACB) at the corporate headquarters of the Jammu and Kashmir ...

Tourism sector on the brink of disaster

Kashmir needs no introduction as a tourism destination and its rich history is known the world over. Over the years, huge investment from the government as well as the public has played a vital role in making it a world ...

Cross-LoC trade to resume after plugging of loopholes: MHA

The cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade, which was suspended by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) because of its misuse for terror funneling purposes, will resume soon after the mechanisms to check the loopholes are put i...

Articales

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Kashmiris who received international recognition for their work in Journalism, Literature and Human Rights

Kashmiris who received international recognition for their work...

The announcement by Dana Canedy, the administrator of the Pulitzer prizes came late Monday via her youtube stream, being deferred by two weeks...
Kashmir after nine months lockdown

Kashmir after nine months lockdown

Prof Upendra Kaul It is nine months since the demotion of Jammu and Kashmir to a union territory. This population has always been...
What GOI achieved in last 9 months, post scraping of J&K’s special status?

What GOI achieved in last 9 months, post...

Taking the revocation of Articles 370 and 35A to be a fait accompli – since it may be a vain expectation that the Supreme Court...

Environment

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Study shows no link between COVID19 and Pollen, But govt...

The order, which is already being followed through, will wreak havoc with local livelihoods and green cover in the Valley. With the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Kashmir and the resulting fear psychosis in the...

Cloudbursts triggers flood in Lolab, damaging houses and crops, woman...

A woman died after multiple cloudbursts triggered flash floods in Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday. According to local reports and the police, the woman identified as Shafiqa Bano (35) was was...

California to Kashmir: How ready we are for 6.4 eventuality?

The San Andreas Fault, a major dextral strike-slip fault system in United States, is probably one of the most well-known structures to mankind. Yet, the moment magnitude (Mw) 7.1 and 6.4 earthquakes that have occurred in...

At 32.5 Srinagar records highest temperature of the season, Jammu...

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday recorded the season’s highest temperature at 32.5 degrees Celsius while the heatwave prevailed in Jammu, the metrological department said. The day temper...

Valley grappling with widespread seasonal allergy caused by pollen from...

The Kashmir valley is grappling with a seasonal health hazard — pollen-induced allergy. Despite thousands of Russian poplars being cut down last year on the orders of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, the pollen allerg...

Earthquake of 8.5 magnitude long overdue in Himalayan region: Scientists

A mega earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more is long overdue in the Himalayan region but India has not learnt from past mistakes and is far from being prepared for such an eventuality with no strategy to minimise loss of l...

Sports

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Better cricket facilities would have helped me: Parvez Rasool

South Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool on Tuesday said he would have performed better if the state had the right cricket infrastructure. However, he asserted that things had started to improve as the J&K Cricket Assoc...

Rasikh Salam banned for two years by BCCI for age...

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday (June 19) withdrew Rasikh Salam from the India Under-19 squad after banning him for two years for age fudging and named Prabhat Maurya as his replacement for an ODI ...

Real Kashmir FC takes on the might of ATK in...

Fresh from its fruitful I-League season, Real Kashmir FC braces up to take on ATK, an Indian Super League (ISL) club in the Hero Super Cup pre-quarterfinal contest at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Monday. Real Ka...

In couple of years, Rasikh Salam will be a special...

Impressed with his composure and control over his swing, former India batsman Yuvraj Singh said J&K young fast bowler Rasikh Salam is going to emerge as a special player in the next two to three years.“Rasikh swung...

Health

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Regular Internet blackout thwart fight against coronavirus across Kashmir Valley

For three days without internet or phone service this month, Rouf Ahmad found himself cut off from his family in Indian-administered Kashmir while his mother was receiving treatment for the coronavirus disease. The 23-ye...

#Covid19: Understanding Coronavirus

Coronavirus first originated in China in December last year but has spread to more than 100 countries and infected over one lakh people. It has also led to the death of more than 3,000 people. Covid-19, the disease cause...

Antibiotics showing resistance against bugs: Doctors Association Kashmir

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has claimed that hospitals have turned into breeding grounds for resistant microbes endangering the safety of patients In a statement, DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan claimed that SMHS ...

Internet may alter brain functions: Study

The Internet can alter specific brain regions and affect our attention capacity, memory processes and social interaction, a study has found. The research, published in the journal World Psychiatry, showed that the Intern...

Technology

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Global Internet Shutdown score is not good news​ for Kashmir

The Stanford University study says that Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and J&K account for nearly 75% of all recorded shutdowns in India, while J&K alone comprises about 47%. Internet shutdowns in Kashmir, perhaps, ...

Down for hours, Facebook, Instagram suffer a ​major global outage

Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday suffered a major global outage. Users were unable to access the two platforms on their smartphones as well as on desktop. Messenger is also down for several users. Some users complaine...

Today World Wide Web turns 30

Today, the web completed 30 years on Earth. Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web (WWW) on March 12, 1989 at CERN, a research organization near Geneva. CERN is now giving users access to the first website created. ...

Indo-Pak tensions reach​ cyberspace, several websites hit

Hackers from Pakistan attacked over 90 Indian government websites and critical systems within hours of the Pulwama suicide strike by a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist in which 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (...

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 ...

News From Across India

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Indian media blaming Muslims for the spread of the coronavirus

“During this lockdown, why does every crowd gather only near mosques?” journalist Arnab Goswami recently asked on the Indian news channel, Republic TV. The well-known anchor was referring to a crowd that had ...

Jail for ‘Pregnant Lady’, Bail for ‘Gun Supplier’ in Delhi’s...

Consider the case of two people arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the Delhi riots of February 2020. One is a pregnant Muslim woman, a student of Jamia Millia Islamia with no prior involvement in any crimina...

‘Do not buy from Muslims Vendors’: BJP leader calls for...

India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a notice to one of its leaders after a video showing him asking people not to buy vegetables from Muslims surfaced amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. &...

Arab World up in arms against India’s Corona-virus related Islamophobia

Thanks to anti-Muslim bias in the media and even official messaging over the coronavirus, the intelligentsia in India-friendly Gulf countries has started critically examining the ruling BJP’s attitudes towards Musl...

How the coronavirus outbreak in India was blamed on Muslims

The COVID-19 pandemic has been turned into yet another Islamophobic conspiracy theory. The outbreak of COVID-19 in India has presented yet another opportunity to launch a fresh attack on the Muslim community. Physical, v...

World News

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US Panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

US Panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

A US government panel has called for India to be put on a religious freedom blacklist over a “drastic” downturn under Prime Minister...
Indian Expats in the Middle East warned of arrest, cancellation of Visa harboring RSS Ideology

Indian Expats in the Middle East warned of...

A prominent Keralite businessman in the UAE has apologised for unintentionally hurting religious sentiments through his poem about coronavirus.  In recent days several...
India neither ready to hold talks nor accepting mediation on Kashmir Issue: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

India neither ready to hold talks nor accepting...

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that India is neither ready to hold talks bilaterally with Pakistan on Kashmir dispute nor...