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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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  • Hizbs threat to J&K Cops, “Resign or get ready to Die” - A day after an Army jawan was shot dead by Hizbul Mujahideen, the terror group has threatened security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir to either resign or get ready to be killed. The threat came through a video in which a man, possibly a local commander, can be heard speaking...
  • Five Rebels, Civilian killed in Kulgam gunfight, Scores injured during clashes - Five militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizb ul Mujahideen and a civilian were killed in a gunfight and clashes in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday. Army’s Srinagar based defense spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia in a statement said that the operation ended with the killing of five militants at Chowgam....
  • Eight dead several passengers missing as mini bus skidded in Kishtwar - At least eight passengers died and several others went missing in a road accident in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Reports said that a minibus (registration number JK17 0662) skidded off the road and rolled down into Chenab river at Thakrie in Kishtwar district around 9:55 am....
  • Youth killed after forces open fire on protesters in Gusoo village Pulwama - A youth was killed after the government forces fired live ammunition into protesters in Gusoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Reports said that youth hurled stones on the forces’ vehicles during a cordon-and-search-operation in the village. The forces, they said, responded by firing tear gas, pellets and...
  • Don’t harass our families, Riyaz Naikoo warns Kashmir Policemen - Hizbul Mujahideen operations commander Riyaz Ahmad Naikoo on Friday issued a new audio serving a strong warning to the Kashmir policemen to stop harassment of militant families and common masses. “Kashmir police remains always at the forefront. They raid our houses, beat our families and slap PSA on innocent youth...
  • Hearing over Article 35A adjourned till January 2019 - The Supreme Court of India has adjourned the hearing of a series of petitions regarding Article 35(A) again. The case is now listed for early January 2019, reports reaching from Delhi said. The apex court’s three-judge bench presided over by the chief justice of India Justice Deepak Mishra heard the...

General News

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Will provide corruption-free governance system, Anger of Kashmir youth a...

Ensuring a transparent and people-oriented governance system is my topmost priority as head of Jammu and Kashmir, the Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Tuesday, and assured that he would listen to public grievances freque...

Bugle sounded for Municipal poll in J&K

The election department on Tuesday sounded the bugle for the urban local bodies poll by issuing a notification for the conduct of elections to 422 municipal wards to be held in the first phase on October 8. Of the 422 mu...

Rajnath appeals parties to participate in ULB, Panchayat polls, NC,...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday appealed political parties to participate in the forthcoming panchayat and urban local body polls in Jammu and Kashmir, in the wake of the NC and the PDP announcing a boycott of t...

BJP shortlists candidates, NC, PDP term govt decision as ‘Mockery...

While the Congress is still in a dilemma over its participation in the urban local bodies election, the BJP has shortlisted potential candidates for all 79 civic bodies of the state. The list of candidates is likely to b...

Municipal elections dates announced for J&K, to be held in...

Jammu and Kashmir municipal elections will be held in 4 phases from October 8-16 and counting will take place on October 20, news agency ANI reported Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra as saying. According to Kabra, e...

Kashmir

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Kashmir, Banihal Shuts against civilian killings

Paying heed to the Joint Resistance Leadership’s call for a complete shutdown against militant and civilian killings in southern Kulgam district on Saturday, life came to a grinding halt on Monday as businesses, office...

UN should resolve Kashmir Issue in peaceful manner: Turkey

The UN should resolve the Kashmir issue in a peaceful manner and Turkey supports Pakistan’s efforts to find a peaceful solution, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday as he held talks with his Pakistani counter...

GoI can’t alter Kashmir Dispute by using judiciary: Mirwaiz Umar...

Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said Government of India (GoI) cannot alter the “disputed status of Kashmir” by using judiciary, executive, armed forces or the Parliament. Addressing a Fri...

Fayaz Ahmad Wani, youth killed during anti-CASO protest in Pulwama

A young man was killed and four others sustained injuries on Monday when government forces fired live ammunition into protesters during a massive search operation in several villages of Pulwama district. The slain man ha...

Fear spreads as families of JK cops turn collateral –...

Alarm and despair spread among the Jammu and Kashmir policemen and their families after a series of abductions of relatives of policemen in south Kashmir by suspected militants on Thursday night. The abductions were trig...

Jammu

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BJP will sweep elections: Ravinder Raina

Ravinder Raina, state BJP unit president, on Monday said the party would sweep the municipal polls in the state and would back candidates in the panchayat polls that are being held on the non-party basis. “We know that...

NC, Congress want ‘Autonomy’ for their families: Jitendra Singh

Union minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday alleged that the opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir are looking for excuses to not participate in the upcoming panchayat and urban local body (ULB) elections in the state. H...

Jammu region sharply divided over Article 35A

Amid too much of uproar and an atmosphere filled with apprehensions about Article 35-A, Jammu region is sharply divided right from Kishtwar, Doda and Bhaderwah at one end to Rajouri and Poonch at the other end with peopl...

National Conference playing role of separatists: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party Wednesday hit out at the National Conference for announcing to boycott the forthcoming civic bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir, alleging the party was playing the “role of separatists” ...

Satya Pal Malik new Guv is “Our Man”, J&K BJP...

Days after Satya Pal Malik assumed charge as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, a video has emerged of BJP state president Ravinder Raina controversially claiming that the new governor is “their man” and that...

Ladakh

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Five year long social boycott between Muslims and Buddhists ended...

A five year long social boycott between Muslims and Buddhists at Padum Zanskar ended after Buddhist spiritual leader Dali Lama visited the area. The social boycott between the two religious communities ended on Sunday wh...

Governor NN Vohra meets Dalai Lama in Leh

Governor NN Vohra, who visited Leh on Tuesday, called on His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the latter’s residence at Jive-tsal Choglamsar. They both interacted on the growing tensions across the world. During his interact...

Ladakh in festive mood ahead of PM Modi’s visit

Festive mood has gripped the Ladakh region ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Leh on Saturday. The Prime Minister is scheduled to join the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, t...

Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone of Zojila tunnel on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Asia’s longest bi-directional Zojila tunnel, connecting Kashmir’s Sonamarg with the Gumri area in Kargil district, on May 19 during his visit to Ladakh. T...

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Siachen base camp today

President Ram Nath Kovind will visit the Siachen base camp, world’s highest battlefield, on Thursday and interact with soldiers. President Kovind, who is also the Supreme Commander of the armed forces, will be the firs...

Community

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Braving threats, 850 candidates seek BJP ticket in Kashmir

In face of terror threats and a boycott call, over 850 candidates have applied for BJP ticket in the urban local bodies elections in the Kashmir valley. Not only men, even a good number of women have also expre...

A Journey to Gurez Valley

In 1895, the British author Sir Walter Lawrence called the Gurez Valley “one of the most beautiful scenes in all of Kashmir,” where the tourmaline waters of the Kishenganga River are framed by “mountain s...

Education

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Exorbitant Fee Row: Complaints against two more private schools

Days after the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) issued a suspension notice against two private schools here the Fee Fixation Committee (FFC) Tuesday said they have received fresh complaints agains...

Cancel license of Schools for exorbitant fee hike: Baseer Khan...

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday directed Director Directorate of School Education (DSEK) to cancel recognition of all those private schools in the valley including Leh and Kargil distri...

Business

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Fuel prices continue northward march, Soaring prices set commuters pockets...

The soaring prices of diesel and petrol is proving to be a burden for commuters and transporters in Kashmir, many of whom say their monthly expenses have shot up due to the fuel price hike. Several commuters who spoke to...

Kashmir Tourism goes in for fresh marketing

As Kashmir tourism sector is on a revival path, the government and private stakeholders on Thursday embarked on a fresh countrywide promotional campaign. The tourism department will focus on wooing south Indian tourists ...

Spike in fuel price continues, Petrol price goes up 30...

Petrol prices in Delhi breached Rs 79 a litre on Monday, continuing a rising streak in prices across metros. At Rs 79.15 a litre in the national capital, the price of petrol hit a fresh record high on Monday, more than 3...

Why J&K Tourism lags far behind Kerala and Gujarat?

In 2017, a record 10 million foreign tourists visited India. As many as 103 million domestic tourists visited the picnic spots and health resorts within India, the same year. The hospitality sector contributes 6.88 perce...

Post test run, night flights to operate at Srinagar airport...

In the run up to commencement of night flights at Srinagar airport, the authorities on Thursday conducted its test. Director Srinagar International Airport Akash Deep Mathur said they would take off a test flight. “Aro...

Articales

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Trifurcating Jammu Kashmir

Trifurcating Jammu Kashmir

Neither the Prime Minister, nor the Parliament of India can unilaterally redraw the borders of the state Post Article 35A debate, a new...
‘It’s safer to be a cow than a woman or Muslim in India’: Arundhati Roy

‘It’s safer to be a cow than a...

Writer Arundhati Roy is in South Africa to promote her latest novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. But in her homeland of India,...
A militant’s promise, a Pandit’s trust

A militant’s promise, a Pandit’s trust

In Hall village of Pulwama, an aged Kashmiri Pandit tells how love of a newly purchased house made him resist migration years ago...

Environment

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High Court issues notice to Govt, Power Grid Corp against...

The High Court on Friday issued notice to the Power Grid Corporation of India and the Jammu and Kashmir government on a Public Interest Litigation petition against cutting down of thousands of trees in the Sindh forests ...

Famed Dal Lake may get new lease of life

The Dal, a famed lake at the heart of Kashmir’s holidaying industry which serves as a quiet host to thousands of tourists, has drastically degraded and its water has become unhealthy. The lake may now get a new lease o...

Rise in temperature leading drop in Jhelum level

The day temperature in the Kashmir valley has registered a significant increase and has been several degrees above normal in the last week leading to a drop in the water level of the Jhelum. The maximum temperature acros...

Jhelum – Once Kashimir Valley’s lifeline, now dying a slow...

Unplanned urbanisation, govt apathy, changing climate major reasons Once the lifeline of the Kashmir valley, the Jhelum is now facing a series of challenges originating from unplanned urbanisation, apathy of successive g...

Govt cancels Wular dredging contract to Indo-Sino company

Nearly a year after a ministerial panel cleared an Indo-Sino company to dredge the Wular Lake, the Governor’s administration has cancelled the contract that had run into controversy over some financial issues. A source...

Surrounded by glaciers, Kashmir faces drought-like conditions as precipitation levels...

In 2002, the Jammu and Kashmir government set up a water-treatment plant at Pokhribal in Srinagar to supply drinking water from the Dal Lake to the households of the area. But local people objected saying the lake water ...

Sports

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J&K all set to have its own Indian Premier League...

Cricket is all set to return to paradise! Thanks to Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik, the terror-plagued state is pitching to have its own team in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Malik is in touch with IPL Cha...

Qamran Iqbal shines yet again, scores 89 against Afghanistan in...

After making a stunning debut by scoring match winning fifty for India Under-19 against Nepal, new batting sensation of J&K, Qamran Iqbal on Friday scored brilliant 89 run knock as India Under-19 B defeated Afghanist...

Two trekkers die after falling into crevice of Kolahoi Glacier...

Two trekkers were killed on Friday when they fell into a crevice of a glacier in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said. A group of three trekkers fell into a crevice at Kolahoi glacier, 26 km from the famo...

Qamran Iqbal, Kashmiri boy makes it to Under 19 cricket...

Kashmir’s promising cricketer Qamran Iqbal (17) has made it to the under-19 national side. Elated over his selection, the teenager from old Srinagar city now dreams of playing test cricket for the Indian national team....

Health

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8 in Sopore, 4 in Ponch illegal health clinics sealed

The health department on Thursday sealed eight clinics in Sopore after the later failed to furnish “requisite documents”. An official said a departmental team headed by chief medical officer Baramulla, Bashir Ahmad C...

To get fit & lean eight exercises recommended by experts...

There are times when you read so many articles on exercises and fitness that you forget the basics that are key to getting in shape. We tell you eight basic exercises which will not only get you in shape, but will also h...

Caught between the limited resources, Kashmiri’s are forces to eat...

Punjabi poultry farmers have used politics to retain Kashmir as their main market to sell used layers and parents’ chicks’ that otherwise is dog food. We report the costs that consumers pay for making the cheap and s...

Valley doctors mitigate Nipah Virus fear

Doctors and health authorities Monday said there was no immediate threat of the deadly Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kashmir, but advised people to take precautions. The virology division of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sc...

Technology

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Vodafone, Idea completes merger, creates India’s largest mobile operator

The merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India has been completed, creating India’s biggest telecom service provider with over 408 million subscribers, the two companies said on Friday. A new board has been constituted...

Gmail will soon let you send emails with an expiry...

Google recently confirmed it is working on redesigning its popular Gmail service. However, it’s not just the design that will be new as it looks like the service will get new features as well. One of the features has b...

Zuckerberg says sorry after allegations of Cambridge Analytica data misuse

Facebook is facing growing scrutiny in Europe and the US about allegations that political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user information to build profiles on American voters which were later us...

Huawei, Airtel conduct India’s first successful 5G network trial in...

Airtel says that during the test trial over 3Gbps of user throughput was achieved. Chinese technology giant Huawei and telecom services provider Bharti Airtel on Friday announced to have successfully conducted 5G network...

4G Speed in India slowest in world

India may be going digital, but high-speed internet on mobile phones still remains a challenge, even on 4G. Despite telecom companies announcing massive rollout of 4G services, the average network speed in India remains ...

News From Across India

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Rahul Gandhi says will abolish Gabbar Singh Tax, would bring...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi? on Saturday said if his party comes to power, it would impose one slab of Goods and Services Tax instead of five and abolish the 28 per cent GST slab During an interaction with students a...

Sensex plunges more than 500 points, Rupee falls below 72...

After rallying for two sessions, the BSE benchmark Sensex tumbled over 505 points on Monday to slip below the 38,000-level as worries about global trade war and prevailing rupee crisis dampened investors mood despite the...

Modi govt ‘Failing On All Fronts’, calls for an alternative...

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of failure on all fronts, saying it had led to agrarian distress, economic turmoil and deteriorating relations with n...

Can’t take back chocolate from kid immediately: Sumitra Mahajan on...

Amid widespread anger, including calls of ‘Bharat bandh’, against the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said all political parties should get togethe...

‘Rat fever’ kills 9 in flood battered Kerala, 37 more...

Following severe flooding, 196 leptospirosis (rat fever) cases and nine deaths have been confirmed in Kerala since August 15. Another 37 suspected deaths are awaiting laboratory confirmation, said the state health minist...

World News

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New Pakistan govt sells 70 luxury cars including Mercedes, BMW

New Pakistan govt sells 70 luxury cars including...

The cash-strapped Pakistan government on Monday sold 70 cars “above their market price” as it started the process of auctioning of 102 luxury...
Pakistan gets Turkey’s backing to use UN report on Kashmir at UNGA sidelines

Pakistan gets Turkey’s backing to use UN report...

Pakistan plans to use a report on Kashmir by the UN Human Rights Office to highlight the issue during a conference that will...
Proposal ready to resolve Kashmir Issue: Pakistan Minister

Proposal ready to resolve Kashmir Issue: Pakistan Minister

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government is preparing a proposal to resolve the Kashmir issue, a senior Pakistani minister has said, describing the draft...