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Thursday, 21 September 2017

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  • 3 Youth from Banihal carried out last night attack on SSB troopers - Police and army have launched a search operation in upper reaches of Banihal following last night’s firing incident in which a paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal trooper was killed and another injured. An official said that three Banihal youth missing from their homes since yesterday afternoon carried out the attack on...
  • Three Army soldiers injured in landmine blast in Kupwara - Three soldiers were injured in Kashmir’s Kupwara district, during a routine patrolling on Sunday, after one of the soldiers accidentally set off a landmine explosion. According to official sources, troops of 16 Madras were conducting routine patrolling at the Khwaja Bailkh Post in the Keran sector, when one of the...
  • Gunfight rages in Sopore; Clashes erupt near gunfight, Internet suspended, Schools closed - Gunfight broke out in Reban village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday morning, police said. An official said that a search operation was launched in the area following inputs about the presence of militants around 3 am. “As the forces approached towards the suspected spot around 8...
  • Joint Resistance Leadership calls shutdown on Sunday against Rajnath’s Kashmir visit - Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called shutdown on September 10 against the upcoming visit of Rajnath Singh to Jammu and Kashmir. “By observing the strike, people of Kashmir will prove to the world community and the Indian leadership that by using military might against the people or harassing the leadership...
  • One Killed, 14 injured in Grenade attack in Jehangir Chowk - One person was killed and 14 others were injured in a grenade attack at the busy Jehangir Chowk in Srinagar on Thursday. It was almost after three years that the militants carried out a grenade attack in the heart of Srinagar. The police said the grenade was lobbed by militants...
  • Geelani, Malik, Mirwaiz to volunteer arrest before NIA on Sep 9 - The joint resistance leadership is flying to Delhi on September 9, to volunteer arrest before the NIA. The decision was taken to end harassment by the federal investigating agency in Kashmir. JKLF leader Yasin Malik said he and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Octogenarian leader Syed Ali Geelani have already arranged...

General News

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Differences widen in BJP camp ahead of Ram Madhav’s visit

Kashmiri leaders oppose Rohingya refugees deportation, Article 35A abrogation Differences have cropped up between the leaders of BJP representing Kashmir and Jammu region over the deportation of Rohingya Muslims and abro...

Rajasthan ATS seeks details of Home Dept officials in Arms...

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Rajasthan that is investigating the inter-state arms licence scam has sought details of top officers posted in the J&K Home Department since 2001. The ATS has asked the J&K Gover...

Kashmiris don’t need lecture on Secularism: Omar to Modi

In a scathing rebuttal of Narendra Modi’s charge, former Jammu Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the migration of Pandits from Kashmir took place under Jagmohan, who was appointed governor by the ce...

To get feedback on BJP ministers, party brass to meet...

Meeting scheduled with Amit Shah in New Delhi on Sept 25 Amid allegations that BJP ministers had brazenly “bartered” the party’s core ideology just to enjoy power with the PDP in J&K, the high command has calle...

Some Rohingyas ‘linked to Pak terror groups’: Centre to Supreme...

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court not to interfere in the Rohingya issue as it was a policy decision to deport them and that some of them were “linked to Pakistani terrorist groups.” As the apex court heard...

Kashmir

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Posters, Videos terming Zakir ‘Traitor’ surface in south Kashmir

A series of poorly scripted videos and dubious origin posters — attempting to cash on divisions between Al-Qaeda-linked commander Zakir Musa and his erstwhile group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen — have appeared in the region in...

Three leaders (Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti) and their...

It is very difficult to write about the powerful people whom one has known for decades. It becomes more difficult when they happen to be political rivals, each nursing Himalayan ego. As a journalist, I have encountered m...

Security forces wipe out LeT top brass, but militant outfit...

Contrary to claims made by security forces, that a leadership vacuum has been created in the ranks of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) after the killing of its Kashmir chief Abu Ismail, the militant outfit still commands respect in...

Blacktopping work picks up pace across Valley

After failing to deliver on infrastructure development due to the unrest in the Valley last year, the government is showing its presence by taking up blacktopping of roads across the state on a massive scale. Only 30.64 ...

Trauma, Memory loss, Anxiety; Inside the ‘Dark World’ of pellet...

For them, the world is dark. It’s been almost a year since they lost their vision to deadly pellets fired ‘indiscriminately’ by government forces during the 2016 uprising in Kashmir. Aged between nine to 20 years, ...

Jammu

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Pak violates ceasefire in R S Pura’s Arnia district

Pakistan on Thursday violated the ceasefire in Arnia Sector of R S Pura in Jammu district. This comes a day after a soldier was martyred as Pakistani troops opened fire at an Army patrol along the Line of Control in Kera...

Pak shelling sparks migration along LOC

With Pakistan Rangers pounding Allah village and nearby areas, located along the International Border, for the past few days, border residents have sent women and children to either houses of their relatives or relief ca...

Jammu bandh evokes mixed response

The bandh called by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the premier body of traders and industrialists, evoked mixed response on Monday. Though most of the traders kept their shutters down, the call evoked little respo...

Student groups clashed in Jammu varsity, five injured

At least five students were injured in a clash between two groups campaigning for the first-ever student elections at the Law School on the Jammu University campus today. According to the eye witnesses, Urvashi Raina, an...

Woman killed, 5 injured in Pak shelling on International Border

A woman was killed and five others were injured in Pakistani shelling across the International Border that erupted on Saturday night and continued till Sunday morning. Ratno Devi (65) of Alla village in the Arnia sector ...

Ladakh

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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) ...

Bipin Rawat Army Chief General to review security in Ladakh

In a significant development, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will review the security scenario in eastern Ladakh over the weekend. His visit comes after Indian and Chinese troops clashed at a spot, north of the Pangong L...

Scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh as two...

A major scuffle, which included stone-pelting, took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Line of Actual Control at eastern Ladakh in the western sector on Tuesday even as the tense troop stand-off in Dokla...

Community

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Adopt community policing to track crime: CM to Police

Asking the police to be more relaxed and humane in dealing with the situation, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today advised the force to act as an institution of public reassurance rather than a cause of fear am...

Resistance Group hold protest against NIA Raids, Arrests

Resistance today staged a protest demonstration here, denouncing and condemning the raids and detention of several separatist leaders by the National Investigation Agency. The protest was organised jointly by b...

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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Consumers burdened with double taxation as Govt refuses to withdraw...

The consumers are facing double taxation after the introduction of goods and services tax (GST) over two months back as the government has continued with the toll tax in the state. The toll tax remains even as GST was pr...

Rs 1100 cr loss in a year, Kashmir tourism continues...

Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s killing on July 8 last year and subsequent unrest have cost Kashmir’s hotel industry Rs 1,100 crore. Javid Amin, 40, looks pensive at his Spartan office in Srinagar. ...

Kashmir Chamber to Jammu Chamber, Reconsider Strike Call

The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Sunday urged its Jammu counterpart to reconsider its strike call for Monday. The JCCI on Saturday gave a Jammu bandh call to press for its various demands, including...

Time for Private players & Tourism Deptt to launch joint...

TAAK elects Ashfaq as its new President Calling the tourism stakeholder to launch aggressive marketing campaigns, the Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah Saturday said the department is trying to counter negative per...

Contractors threaten boycott of developmental works: GST Fallout

While threatening to stop ongoing developmental works, Jammu and Kashmir Central Contractors Coordination Committee (JKCCCC) Tuesday demanded release of outstanding Rs 350 crore from the state government. JKCCCC has also...

Articales

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The demon called Ikhwan

The demon called Ikhwan

Writhing in pain he shouted for help but none dared to turn up Brothers form a close knit bond. Brothers share unrequited affection....
Songs of the wounded

Songs of the wounded

Twenty five years of terror, alienation, exile. Kashmir’s art echoes the rage. And is now demanding a stage to vent it. The Srinagar...
Why BJP’s opposition to Article 35A has merit

Why BJP’s opposition to Article 35A has merit

With the Supreme Court indicating that the constitutionality of Article 35A would be examined by a constitution bench of five judges, it provides...
Geelani down but not out

Geelani down but not out

Since last year, journalists – locals as well as from mainland India – have tried their luck to get an interview of Hurriyat...
Kashmir’s Job Market

Kashmir’s Job Market

The outside workers in Kashmir both skilled and unskilled result in an outflow of over Rupees 40 crores everyday which could be easily earned by the...
Recession in Kashmir

Recession in Kashmir

Ejaz Ayoub Economic activity in Kashmir is facing a serious slump which is reflected in all forms of manufacturing, commerce and trade. Indicators...

Environment

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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...

Authorities direct for closure of 51 Brick kilns around Srinagar...

Acting on the directions of High Court regarding relocation of Brick Kiln located around Srinagar Airport, authorities today directed for closure of 51 brick kilns around it. “In adhering the Court’s direction regard...

Army’s Warfare School coming up without permission in Sonamarg

Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday informed the High Court that a High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) is being set up by Army without permission in tourist resort Sonamarg even as the Court directed the Army to produ...

Make Dal Lake’s surface visible: High Court to Authorities

Seeking a report indicating the progress in the removal of water lilies from the Dal Lake, the J&K High Court has directed the authorities concerned to continue the process of weeding so that the lake surface is cle...

Ministerial panel to verify Chinese firm’s credentials for Wular Dredging

A ministerial panel of the J&K government on Tuesday decided to verify the credentials of a Chinese company, which is part of the joint venture emerging as the lone contender for the multi-crore Wular Lake dredging p...

Seven Minister panel constituted to save Wular lake: Govt

The state government today constituted a group of seven senior Cabinet ministers to examine the proposal regarding accord of administrative approval for execution of work for dredging and strengthening embankments of th...

Sports

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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 ...

Jasia Akhtar becomes first Kashmiri female cricketer to get India...

Jasia Akhtar, the top woman cricketer of Kashmir who plays for Punjab in national arena, on Sunday became first ever Kashmiri female cricketer to be selected for the Indian national women cricket camp scheduled to be hel...

Dir Tourism inaugurates 25 day Kayaking, Canoeing camp at Nigeen...

On the occasion of National Sport Day, Director Tourism Kashmir Tuesday morning inaugurated 25-day Kayaking and Canoeing camp for students of various schools at Water Sports Centre Nigeen. Hundreds of the students from K...

Irfan Pathan’s Academy to train two young Cricketers from J&K

The Cricket Academy of Pathans is run by Irfan Pathan and brother Yusuf Pathan. While many former cricketers take to coaching after their playing days are over, Irfan Pathan and brother Yusuf have taken up the job of tra...

Health

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Meat intake can increases diabetes risk: Study

Eating too much red meat and poultry may increase risk of developing diabetes, a large Asian study suggests. The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, partially attributes the risk to the higher conte...

Swine Flu now a deadlier, year-round disease: Doctors Association Kashmir

Deadly swine flu is no more a seasonal illness and mutation of the virus has made it active in summer season for the first time, causing unusual spike in cases across India, Doctors Association Kashmir warned on Sunday. ...

Alert! Solar eclipse can leave you blind: Dr Nisar ul...

With solar eclipse nearing, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today advised that looking directly at the sun during eclipse with bare eyes could cause permanent damage to your eyes. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a ...

Smelly bomb to douse protests in Kashmir doesn’t raise a...

Bombs that smell like sewage didn’t meet the CRPF standards. Officials say the liquid used in the bomb is harmless and the protesters would manage to tolerate the smell without much difficulty. A bomb that smells like ...

Technology

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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...

‘Watch’ YouTube’s competitor launched by Facebook

In an apparent bid to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has rolled out ‘Watch’ – a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers. The social media giant last year launched ‘Video&#821...

BSNL asks net users to change password post Malware Attack

State-owned telecom operator BSNL today said it has advised broadband users to change the default system password after a section of its broadband system was hit by a malware attack earlier this week. The malware attack ...

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...

World News

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7.1 Magnitude earthquake kills more than 140 in Mexico

7.1 Magnitude earthquake kills more than 140 in...

More than 140 people were killed when a powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the capital and sowing panic...
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (Pak PM) to bring up Kashmir, Rohingyas in UN General Assembly speech

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (Pak PM) to bring up...

He’s likely to use his interactions with American officials to halt a rapid deterioration in US-Pakistan relations, reports said. While scheduling President Donald...
Paris awarded 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles gets 2028 Games: IOC

Paris awarded 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles gets 2028...

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a...
Aung San Suu Kyi likens issue to Kashmir, calls for need to sift terrorists from innocent people

Aung San Suu Kyi likens issue to Kashmir,...

Facing the problem of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday likened the issue to Kashmir and said that...