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Pistol borne man lynched to death after he shot and...

A man was lynched to death by an angry crowd after he shot and injured three persons outside the Jamia Masjid in downtown area of Srinagar – summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. PTI news agency reported that the ma...

UN Chief engages to resume India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir

Guterres was asked about the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control and the ceasefire violations since he assumed office as the UN chief in January. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

PDP’s ally BJP wants GST law implemented in ‘Original Form’

The controversy over the implementation of new Goods and Services Tax (GST) thickened further on Tuesday when the state BJP clearly said the law should be enforced in its pan-Indian form “without any delay.” “Our s...

All not well within coalition, BJP ministers skip ‘Iftar’ hosted...

All does not seem well within the PDP-BJP coalition government as most of the BJP ministers and its state party president skipped the ‘iftar’ party hosted by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu on Sunday evening. ...

2 Protesters shot by security men at the encounter site...

Top LeT commander, aide ‘killed’ in Kulgam encounter A top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander is among two militants believed to be killed in an ongoing encounter in the Arwini area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district,...

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Resistance camp mustn’t be involved in dialogue: Panun Kashmir

The Panun Kashmir today asserted that separatists and extremist elements in the Valley could not be stakeholders in talks as they were responsible for the present turmoil. Addressing a press conference, Panun Kashmir pre...

National Highway shuts after landslides in Ramban, Udhampur

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed to traffic after rain triggered landslides in the Udhampur and Ramban districts today. A heavy rain triggered landslides as well as mudslides on the highway at the Bali Nall...

State BJP asks Nirmal Singh to convince PDP on GST

Approaches party brass for resolving issue before July 1  The state BJP has entrusted Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh with the task of getting the GST issue resolved before July 1 following criticism from different q...

Smart City tag may finallycome twin capitals way

Srinagar, Jammu likely to get Central approval in third round  With the result the Smart City Challenge-II coming later this week, the J&K Government believes Jammu and Srinagar will make the cut in the competition....

Mehbooba Mufti reviews widening of Srinagar-Jammu highway

The widening and upgrade work on a 170-km stretch of the Srinagar-Jammu national highway has been completed at a cost of Rs 5,011 crore, while work is in full swing on the remaining portion of the highway, including som...

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Operation All-Out, Starts in Kashmir, Army prepares kill list of...

Top security establishment of India has prepared a blueprint to deliver “a lethal blow to militancy in Jammu and Kashmir with a long term plan for a lasting peace in the trouble-torn Valley”, India Today TV reported....

Three LeT militants gunned down, Army officer injured in Pulwama...

Protester killed in clashes following the encounter in south Kashmir Security forces achieved a major success when they killed three local Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in an overnight gunfight in south Kashmir’s volatile ...

Incessant rain lashes Kashmir Valley

The Kashmir valley is witnessing incessant rain for the past 24 hours, providing much relief to the people from the sweltering heat as the region is also observing Ramadan. The region, including summer capital Srinagar, ...

Army to deploy 2 more battalions in south Kashmir

Two additional battalions — a total of 2,000 men — of the Army will be sent as reinforcement to four troubled districts of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said today. With the presence of additional forces in Kulgam, An...

Markets across Valley abuzz with shoppers, ahead of Eid

As the countdown to Eid has begun, markets across the Valley, including the summer capital Srinagar, wore a festive look today as people came out in large numbers to shop. Residents thronged the markets in the Valley to ...

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Jammu traders write to Modi over state BJP’s ‘Silence’ on...

Urge Central leadership to intervene; threaten agitation In a major embarrassment for the ruling alliance partner, BJP, Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jammu (JCCI) today shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narend...

3rd Intl Yoga Day observed across Jammu, Rain fails to...

On 3rd International Yoga Day today, incessant rain played a spoilsport but it failed to dampen the spirit of the participants. Various departments, organisations and educational institutes had organised yoga sessions th...

Pre-monsoon rain exposes poor sewerage across Jammu city

Pre-monsoon rain in Jammu has exposed the much-hyped underground sewerage system laid under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission as overflowing manholes spilled dirty water on the roads. The project execut...

Jammu gets lion’s share in allocation of funds under MGNREGA

Rural Development Schemes-I Jammu division has walked away with the lion’s share in allocation of funds under the union Rural Development Ministry monitored Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNRE...

Jammu Federation of Industries raises concerns over GST implementation

A delegation of the Federation of Industries, Jammu, today called on the Minister for Industries & Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga, to apprise him of the concerns of the industries’ sector in the state in view of t...

Ladakh[ View All ]

Govt to promote lesser-known tourist spots of Ladakh region

As the Ladakh region is witnessing a good tourism season, the government will be promoting lesser known spots of the region to attract more tourists. During an interactive meeting with travel agents and hoteliers at Karg...

Ladakh the cold desert sees tourism boom

Even as the tourism sector is still on a revival path in the Valley, the Ladakh region is attracting a good number of visitors. Officials are expecting a record footfall this year as over 45,000 tourists visited Ladakh i...

Dalai Lama to visit Ladakh later this month

According to officials, arrangements for Dalai Lama’s visit have been entrusted to the Ladakh Affairs department and “no stone will be left unturned for ensuring his smooth one-and-a-half month stay”. T...

Today Srinagar – Leh highway re-opens for traffic

The Leh-Srinagar highway will be re-opened for traffic on Friday after remaining closed for more than five months due to heavy snowfall. The Leh-Srinagar highway will be re-opened for traffic on Friday after remaining cl...

Setback for PDP, BJP as Zanskar MLA leaves coalition

Ahead of the crucial Legislative Council elections, the PDP-BJP coalition received a setback today as the Independent MLA from the Zanskar Assembly constituency, Sayed Baqir Razvi, today refused to back the PDP-BJP candi...

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18 Civilians killed at gunfight sites in Kashmir since last...

At least 18 civilians have so far been killed at gunfight sites by government forces in Kashmir in the past 15 months, official records have revealed. Of 14 civilians killed in the first three months of 2017, eight have ...

Amarnath Yatra 2017: First batch to leave Jammu on June...

The first batch of pilgrims for the Amarnath yatra will depart from the Jammu base camp on June 28 under tight security. All arrangements have been made by the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) and the state government...

Education[ View All ]

Kashmiri Students booked for pro-Pak slogans in UP college

A police complaint has been lodged against some Kashmiri students at a dental college here for allegedly shouting pro-Pakistan slogans and uploading objectionable picture of the Indian cricket team on social media after ...

Install CCTVs in schools, colleges to curb student protests: Police

With student protests in colleges and schools refusing to die down in Kashmir, the educational institutions in north Kashmir have been asked to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to check what the police ha...

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Will JK face double taxation from July 1? GST Row

From July 1 onward people in Jammu and Kashmir may have to face brunt of double taxation as the state government has failed to evolve consensus over implementation of Goods Service Tax (GST) regime, with opposition termi...

Thousands lose jobs as restive Kashmir’s tourism economy dwindles

Tourism is important for Jammu and Kashmir’s economy, contributing 8% to the state’s gross domestic product. In 2016, the state recorded 1.29 million tourists. At the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Rizwan Ahmad Bhat stands ne...

All states pass GST Act, except JK

With Kerala approving the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) Act on Wednesday, Jammu and Kashmir remains the only state yet to pass the legislation ahead of the July 1 launch of the pan-India tax regime. “All states a...

Kashmiri work force shrinks, Migrant labourers gain millions odd day...

Migrant labourers gain millions odd day jobs every year Kashmir’s indigenous workforce is showing an ever decreasing participation in skilled and unskilled sectors, leaving millions of day-jobs for migrant labour from ...

Was ‘Alternate GST model’ for JK ignored?

While the state government is caught in a major controversy over implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) law in Jammu and Kashmir, an official panel had recommended an ‘alternative GST’ similar to the European ...

Articales[ View All ]

Cool Kashmir, Boiling Sub-continent!

Cool Kashmir, Boiling Sub-continent!

There has been a significant change in the physical climate both in the entire sub-continent and the Valley of Kashmir. Apparently it is part...
Is Kashmir headed towards major catastrophe?

Is Kashmir headed towards major catastrophe?

After the April 9 “human shield” episode for which Major Leetul Gogoi was rewarded with the Army Chief’s commendation certificate, the ire against the...
The irresolvable Kashmir ROW

The irresolvable Kashmir ROW

The most devilishly complex issue is Kashmir. Broadly speaking, Pakistan has, with the help of the US, played its Kashmir card better than India...
Kashmir, as a separate country!

Kashmir, as a separate country!

M.Ashraf There was recently a news item about the UN showing Kashmir as a separate country. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social...
Student Unrest; The answer does not lie in closure of educational institutions

Student Unrest; The answer does not lie in closure of...

Malik Zahra Khalid Education is the first casualty of year 2017 protests as the government is caught in a fix. They are finding it...
The Danger of becoming Jammu Vs Kashmir

The Danger of becoming Jammu Vs Kashmir

I spent most of last week in Kashmir with a team from the Kolkata-based Centre for Peace and Progress led by its chairman OP...

Sports[ View All ]

State Cricket Academy to organize mega cricketing event next month

The State Cricket Academy (SCA) is all set to organize a mega cricketing event from next month, in which 160 teams from Kashmir province and 164 teams from Jammu are expected to participate. The event would be held in tw...

Champions Trophy: Pakistan steamroll abject India to claim title

Right from the start, Pakistan looked very little like, well, Pakistan. And that, intoxicatingly, was the fulcrum of their stunning thrashing of India by 180 runs to lift the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy at London’s K...

Valley cricketers to interact with Adam Gilchrist

The budding cricketers from Jammu and Kashmir will get a rare opportunity to interact with cricketing legend from Australia, Adam Gilchrist in New Delhi on 19 June. The interaction is being coordinated by Advisor to Chie...

In face of odds, Kashmir now has its own Girl’s...

Just a month ago some Kashmiri girls hit headlines by throwing stones at police vans in Srinagar but these football loving girls are determined to change that and pursue their dreams despite all odds. The first girls&#82...

Health[ View All ]

Eating Momos causes Migraine, Cancer: Ramesh Arora BJP MLC

Ramesh Arora, a BJP MLC from Jammu today said that ‘consumption of momos (dumpling) and use of ajinomoto salt is root cause of several life-threatening diseases, including migraine and cancer’. “Momos contain the c...

All 31 Blood banks in state without valid licences

While people will observe World Blood Donor Day tomorrow, all 31 blood banks in the state are without valid licences, which are under the scrutiny of the Drug and Food Control Organisation (DFCO), J&K. As per the Dru...

Heavy School Bags: Pvt schools to retain notebooks, additional books...

Following directions from government to reduce burden on students due to heavy school bags, private schools have decided to modify academic schedule for the lower primary and junior class students. The school administrat...

Once a month diabetes treatment may replace daily insulin jabs

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a technology that may provide weeks of glucose control for diabetes with a single injection, which would be a dramatic improvement over current therapies. In pri...

Technology[ View All ]

How to avoid online frauds and scams: Pro Tips

Earlier this month, UP (Uttar Pradesh) Police’s Special Task Force (STF) busted a pan-India online fraud racket which had allegedly duped thousands of people within the country as well as overseas by using their cr...

Social Media used by militants to copy IS modus operandi:...

Even as the J&K Government has already indicated that it may continue with the social media ban in Kashmir, intelligence reports have suggested that “active and prominent” militants have been using social media p...

Govt’s Social Media ban goes for a toss as netizens...

The month-long ban imposed by the Jammu and Kashmir government on social media applications and internet sites to curb the unrest in the Valley has come a cropper with almost everyone accessing these platforms using Virt...

16-year-old develops Kashbook, Kashmir’s own Facebook, after government banned social...

Meet the 16-year-old Zeyan Shafiq who created KashBook, Kashmir’s own version of Facebook, and launched mobile app for it too. Three weeks since the Jammu and Kashmir government banned 22 social media services, inc...

Ransomware: What you need to know about this new cyber...

What is WannaCry? WannaCry, also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WannaCry and WCry, is a form of “ransomware” that locks up the files on your computer and encrypts them in a way that you cannot access them anymore....