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  • Srinagar experiences coldest night of season - Cold wave tightened its grip over Kashmir as several places, including Srinagar, experienced the coldest night this season, with the minimum temperature settling below the freezing point across the Valley for the first time this winter. The night temperature across Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, settled below the freezing point,...
  • Curbs / Restrictions in parts of Srinagar, Train services suspended, Post Zakura attack - Authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar on Saturday to prevent protests in the wake of a militant’s killing the previous day, police said. “District Magistrate Srinagar has imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPc in Parimpora, Safa Kadal, M.R.Gunj, Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Maisuma and Kralkhud areas,” the police said. All schools and...
  • Schools closed as Pakistan Army opens indiscriminate fire at Indian border posts - Pakistan Army on Friday opened indiscriminate fire at the Indian positions near the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector, injuring a jawan and triggering a massive retaliatory firing by the security forces. Automatic weapons and mortars were used in the unprovoked firing by the Pakistani forces along the...
  • Gunfight erupts in Tral, Qazigund - A gunfight is underway between the militants and the state government forces in Laam, Tral area of Awantipora in district Pulwama. A police official informed Kashmir Post that the Police, Army and CRPF are jointly dealing with the situation. A fierce gunfight erupted between militants and the state government forces...
  • Srinagar braves season’s coldest night, rain likely on Tuesday - Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar braved the coldest night of the season with the temperature dropping below the freezing point, as the Met office said the dry spell in the Valley was likely to end this week. The temperature dipped to minus 0.7 degree Celsius–three notches below the normal–in...
  • Kashmir Valley may soon enjoy season’s first snowfall due to western disturbances - It seems that winter is all set to make onset over the hilly states of North India. All thanks to the fresh Western Disturbance which is approaching the Western Himalayas around November 13. Weather across Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand has been almost dry for last many days....

General News

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Appointment of J&K interlocutor shows Centre’s intent to engage

Government sources said the appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor comes at a time when local support for militancy is on the decline. The appointment of an interlocutor for Kashmir does not mean the government ...

Dineshwar Sharma’s second visit to J&K from Nov 24

Centre’s special representative Dineshwar Sharma will undertake his second visit to Jammu and Kashmir from Friday. During his nearly week-long stay in the state, he will meet youth and try to reach out to all sections ...

BJP seeks rotation of reserved Assembly seats

In the first meeting of the re-constituted Coalition Coordination Committee, BJP’s representatives emphasised rotating Assembly constituencies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs) in Jammu province. Although many issues...

Anti Terrorist Front India places Rs 21 lakh bounty on...

The Anti Terrorist Front India announced a bounty of Rs 21 lakh prize for cutting former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah’s tongue, saying he has “insulted” the country with his pro- Pak...

Center’s 792 MWs allocation won’t end power crisis

Have infrastructure for only 1300 MWs power: CE The Government of India’s (GoIs) decision to allocate 792 MWs of electricity can’t help overcome power crises as the existing infrastructure lacks capacity to transmit ...

Kashmir

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Center creating Ikhwan-type organisations in Kashmir: UJC chief Syed Salahuddin

The United Jihad Council, an amalgam of various militant outfits, alleged on Tuesday that New Delhi is working on a plan to “create Ikhwan-type organisations” in Kashmir. Quoting a statement by UJC chief Syed Salahud...

From Pro-Pak Green to ISIS Black – Kashmir’s Changing Colours

On Sunday, 19 November 2017, downtown Srinagar – the traditional hub of Kashmir’s Azadi movement – witnessed the first massive funeral procession of a militant since 1990 without the green-coloured flags. There wer...

New geo-strategic risks in Kashmir

Mumbai mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s nephew was among six Pakistani terrorists killed in an encounter at Hajjin in Bandipora in north Kashmir on Saturday. This read with the killing of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masoo...

Pir Panjal Range receives heavy snowfall forcing roads to close

It’s snow time in Kashmir It’s snow time in Kashmir. The Pir Panjal Range, part of the Inner Himalayas, experienced heavy snowfall on Saturday morning, with temperatures dipping to below zero levels. As a res...

Mother’s love brought Majid back, We respected his mother’s call,...

He went on his own, returned on his own: IGP He’s a brave boy, who choose to shun militancy: GoC Victor Force We respected his mother’s call, says Lashkar A week after joining Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit, a...

Jammu

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‘Denial’ of ration to West Pak refugees: Cong slams BJP

Saffron party says ‘administrative lapse’, Dy CM wants probe Slamming the state government over the deletion of West Pakistan refugee families from the list of ration beneficiaries, the Congress today described the a...

Jammu man shocked on seeing his picture among dead terrorists

In a faux pas, several media houses on Sunday reportedly carried the picture of a local lad as one of the six Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists killed in a fierce gun battle in Bandipora district of north Kashmir yester...

Govt policies strengthening separatism: Panun Kashmir

Panun Kashmir, a frontal organisation of displaced Pandits, has alleged that the policies of the PDP-BJP coalition government were strengthening separatism in J&K while the recent dialogue process initiated by the Ce...

Rats having free run in Jammu city as admin looks...

The rat menace has taken the Jammu city by storm as almost every household is affected by them while the authorities, it seems, have no plan to check the problem. It has been a common phenomenon in the city, particularly...

Don’t see much hope in peace initiative: Displaced Kashmiri Pandits

Families living in camps say they need a united front Despite being badly affected by Pakistan-supported militancy in J&K, displaced Pandits living in camps in Jammu see themselves as becoming “irrelevant” in new...

Ladakh

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Ladakh celebrates its glorious history with cultural festival

The second annual Ladakh dpal-nams Tuston-2017 (Ladakhi Pride Festival) was dedicated in the honour of the first Ladakhi political and social leader, late Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, on his birth centenary. The festival was ...

Leh coldest at minus 6.3°C

Leh and Kargil witnessed coldest nights this winter as the temperature at the two stations dipped several degrees below the freezing point even as Kashmir Valley saw the mercury rise above freezing point owing to a cloud...

World’s highest motorable road ready in Ladakh

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed the world’s highest motorable road in the cold desert of Ladakh, which has boosted the troop movement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the eastern sector. Ch...

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...

Community

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India plans to fast-track Hydro Projects in Kashmir Region

Deputy chief minister says hydro power could quintuple Pakistan has previously expressed concern on water shortages India plans to as much as quintuple development of hydroelectric power in Jammu and Kashmir, a...

‘Khoje-e-Digar’, 400 year-old tradition at Khanqah-i-Naqshbandia today

Thousands of people would assemble at the revered shrine of Hazrat Khawja Naqshband (RA) at Khawja Bazar in Downtown here on Wednesday afternoon to offer ‘Khawja Digar’, the centuries old practice of offeri...

Education

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Govt announces winter vacations from December 3

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday announced winter vacations for all schools in Kashmir division and winter zones of Jammu division. As per the order issued by the school education department, winter ...

To baptize students four government schools adopting CBSE in 2018

The government has decided to take CBSE route to baptize students of SP Higher Secondary School and Amira Kadal Girls Higher Secondary School that remained in news for student protests and stone-pelting against...

Business

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Govt may reconsider market closure roster

Buckling under pressure from traders, the government is mulling to keep in abeyance the reverently issued weekly market closure roster. As per the roster, the authorities had fixed different week days as “close days”...

GST on carpet will be slashed from 12% to 5%:...

Admitting that the carpet industry is passing through difficult times, the minister for finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu assured that Goods and Services tax charged on carpets will be slashed from 12 to 5 percent in coming days ...

Business Leaders suggest measures on revival of ‘Shattered’ economy

Kashmir’s business associations on Sunday participated enthusiastically in the first-ever business conclave here to put forth their problems and suggestions on revival of the Valley’s economy. At the conclave organis...

How a bureaucrat ‘Sabotaged’ two major power schemes to allow...

Tendering of two projects that would have strengthened power distribution system in Kashmir was cleared thrice by power department’s own committees. However, commissioner secretary power Dheeraj Gupta got an outsid...

Only businessmen doing ‘Jihad’ in Kashmir: Haseeb Drabu

Acknowledging that economic scenario in Kashmir is “distressing”, the finance minister Haseeb Drabu said on Sunday that businessmen in Kashmir are “the only ones doing ‘jihad’ as they are fighting against all o...

Articales

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Marriages in Kashmir

Marriages in Kashmir

Traditional sonorous symphony of Wanwun has been replaced by nuisance of mumbo jumbo musical bands and tosh singers   Marriage as a concept...
VoxPop – What changed after Darbar Move?

VoxPop – What changed after Darbar Move?

Secretariat and most of the government offices moved to Jammu and Kashmir’s winter capital, Jammu, this month. This reporter spoke to people in...
Autumn – the season of colours

Autumn – the season of colours

Birchbark was used as paper by humans thousands years back and it now needs our protection.   With the onset of autumn most...
Modi has wiped out space for dialogue with Kashmir

Modi has wiped out space for dialogue with...

The Narendra Modi government’s dialogue with Kashmir has died even before it got a chance to be born. The fault does not lie...
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...

Environment

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Winter chill knocking doors in Kashmir Valley

Winter chill in Jammu and Kashmir has started knocking the doors as night temperatures dipped at many places in the state. Leh in frontier region of Ladakh registered a low of minus 5.9 degrees Celsius this morning, maki...

Long dry spells across Kashmir an ‘Emerging Trend’ as well...

Director meteorological department Srinagar Sonam Lotus on Friday said that an analysis of the weather data of the past decade shows a trend of prolonged dry spells emerging in Kashmir. This year, there has been no rainf...

Fog to thicken in coming days across state

Smog has been slowly engulfing the state and in all likelihood, the condition will get worse in the coming days due to dry weather. The current haze is due to suspended particles in air which can only get cleared with We...

Jhelum turned into sewer, carries toxic water: Experts

Environment experts who visited the river Jhelum in Srinagar on Sunday expressed serious concern over its deteriorating condition, terming the dredging of the river ‘a futile exercise’. The experts are members of the...

Water crisis across Kashmir as Jhelum level hits rock bottom

Villages of Kupwara, Bandipora, Budgam districts most affected An unprecedented water crisis is unfolding in the Kashmir valley as a lengthy dry spell has led to a record low level of water in the Jhelum river, one of th...

Oxygen levels in Dal lake below permissible limits

High Court directs authorities to upgrade five STPs With the Pollution Control Board indicating in its report that the dissolved oxygen levels in the Dal lake have gone down drastically below the permissible levels due t...

Sports

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Kashmir to feature Paragliding & White Water Rafting courses at...

Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, who also chairs the Executive Council of the institute, announced a whopping grant of Rs 10 crore to facilitate the inclusion of the adventure sports at the 8th meeting of 3rd Execut...

Champions Gujarat crush J&K by an inning and 64 runs

Hosts and defending champions Gujarat inflicted another crushing inning defeat on J&K in the Ranji trophy tournament as they wrapped up four day match in three days at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat Gujarat on Thu...

110 Kms non-stop, Young athlete Hamid creates history, ran from...

A young athlete created history in annals of Kashmir sports by running non-stop 110 km from Srinagar to Baltal on Sunday. 22-year-old Hamid Aziz, who hails from Downtown, managed to cover 110 kms distance in 10.45 hours ...

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...

Health

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HC directs govt to improve medical care facilities in all...

The High Court on Monday directed the government to improve medical care facilities in all the government run hospitals and take steps to decrease the infant mortality. Disposing of a Public Interest Litigation(PIL), a d...

16,840 Cancer cases detected across J&K

With the state lagging behind in the medical advancements for the timely detection of cancer, the number of cancer cases has been increasing every year. According to the data released by the Indian Council of Medical Res...

Six SKIMS doctors test positive for H1N1

At least six doctors working at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences here have tested positive for the H1N1 influenza, an official source said on Tuesday. The source said that those who have tested positive for t...

Youngsters in Kashmir more prone to diabetes: Dr Ashraf Ganie

Sedentary lifestyle, stress, high calorie diet among major causes Noted endocrinologist, Dr Muhammad Ashraf Ganie, who is President of MPPCOS Society and Senior Consultant Endocrinology and Metabolism, AIIMS, New Delhi i...

Technology

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Throughput of 5.7Gbps, Ultra-low latency and more; Ericsson’s first 5G...

The live demo highlighted how 5G can leverage wireless network resources using higher frequency bands on a small cell architecture. Communications technology firm Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-t...

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 ...

World News

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 145

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at...

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region around the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 145 people state media...
China mulls 1,000 km tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters to Xinjiang region

China mulls 1,000 km tunnel to divert Brahmaputra...

China’s top leadership is considering digging a 1,000-km long tunnel, which if completed would be the world’s longest by a huge margin, to...
‘We Blew Up WTC-7 On 9/11’, Dying CIA Agent makes Deathbed Confession

‘We Blew Up WTC-7 On 9/11’, Dying CIA...

Having originally trained as a civil engineer, Howard says he became an explosives expert after he was headhunted by the CIA in the...
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...