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  • Zil Hajj moon not sighted, Eid ul Adha on September 2 - The first day of Eid ul Adha will be celebrated across Pakistan on September 2, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced, saying no credible reports of the sighting of the Zilhaj moon were received on Tuesday. The announcement was preceded by meetings of the moon-sighting committee and other...
  • Chenab Valley Shuts against ‘Efforts’ to abrogate Article 35A - A complete shutdown is being observed in Chenab Valley to protest against a plea in the Supreme Court seeking abrogation of Article 35-A of the constitution. Joint Resistance Leadership has called for Kashmir Bandh to protest the “efforts” to abrogate Article 35-A which confers special rights on residents of Jammu...
  • Kashmir observing Shutdown over Article 35A Row - A complete shutdown in being observed in Kashmir valley in view of a shutdown call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against attempts to abrogate Article 35-A. Kashmir Post has learnt that shops, public transport and educational institutions have been closed. Heavy contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police...
  • Six Dead, Nine injured in road accident in Puneja district Doda - Six passengers have be killed and nine injured as the tempo, in which they were travelling, plunged into a gorge in district Doda on Friday. With two more persons succumbed to their injuries, taking the death toll to six in a road accident in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir...
  • 7 Dead, 10 Injured as tempo traveller falls into gorge in Reasi - Seven persons were killed and ten others injured in a road accident in Mahore tehsil of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. Reports said that a tempo, bearing registration number JK02 AT-0730, rolled down near Shishi Nallah, resulting into on spot death of seven persons. They said one...
  • Three youth injured in Army firing at Saderkoot Bandipora - Three youth were injured after army opened fire in Saderkoot Bala area of district Bandipora on Saturday morning. The injured have been identified as Hilal Ahmed Wani s/o Abdul Ahad Wani, Latief Ahmed Khan s/o Muhmmad Yousuf Khan and Suhail Ahmed Bhat s/o Nazir Ahmed Baht. Hilal has fire injuries...

General News[ View All ]

Govt to shut transit camps, move Pandit staff to flats

The state government has decided to shut the transit camps for displaced Kashmiri Pandit employees in the Valley in phases after concerns were expressed by security agencies over their vulnerability to mob attacks. Durin...

Supreme Court says dialogue not possible in J&K unless violence...

No meaningful dialogue is possible in Jammu and Kashmir unless violence stops in the strife-torn Valley, the Supreme Court said on Monday. “Talks with whom? No talk can take place unless the violence stops,” ...

Geelani seeks ‘Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriat’ to resolve Kashmir Issue

Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has sought “insaniyat”, Kashmiriyat” and “Jamhooriat” to resolve the Kashmir dispute — ideas he derided when then Prime Minister Atal B...

Not just one, three petitions challenge Article 35A

As Jammu and Kashmir is in a bit of uncertainty over the challenge to Article 35A of Indian Constitution in the Supreme Court, it has come to fore that not just one but three petitions challenging the validity of the law...

Claims galore on Article 35A

As nationwide debate on Article 35A of the Constitution has started, self-proclaimed experts on Kashmir are staking claims that it was all due to their exclusive studies that countrywide discussions on this provision hav...

Kashmir[ View All ]

Protest against ‘Failure’ of legislators to safeguard JK’s Special Status

Accusing legislators from Jammu and Kashmir of “failing” to safeguard special status of the state, Jammu Kashmir People’s Alliance, a newly floated party held a sit-in at Press Enclave on Tuesday. Holding placards ...

Unidentified gun men killed 3 Civilians in 3 days in...

In a fresh spree of mysterious killings, three civilians have been shot dead in Anantnag and Shopian districts during the past three days. While police blames militants for the killings, however no militant outfit has cl...

After PM’s Kashmir outreach, 4 Member team from Delhi visits...

‘Group intends to open communication channels with Hurriyat’ Soon after former external affairs minister, Yashwant Sinha’s team wound up its third visit to Kashmir on Saturday, yet another team arrived in the Valle...

Killing of militants wont help resolve Kashmir Issue: Mirwaiz Umar...

Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today claimed that killing of militants by the security forces will not help resolve the Kashmir issue. “Each day, young educated boys are being killed and ...

Geelani should introspect, ‘Stop selling blood of Youth’: National Conference

National Conference (NC) Thursday said Syed Ali Geelani should introspect and “stop selling the blood of thousands of Kashmiri youth to curry favors from the current political dispensation as interim relief in the curr...

Jammu[ View All ]

How will Article 35-A abrogation benefit Dogras: NC asks BJP

National Conference provincial president Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday asked BJP to convince people of Jammu how repealing Article 35A will benefit the Dogras and safeguard their interests. Addressing party workers here...

Three more incidents of Mysterious braid chopping reported; Police grapple...

In last 24 hours three more braid chopping incidents have been reported in rural areas of Jammu and Samba districts. As per officials two cases were reported form Saba district, where both victims are of 10 year old. The...

BJP counters Omar Abdullah on Article 35A

Says the constitutional provision is tilted against women Countering former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s claim that Article 35A does not allow any gender discrimination, the BJP today “reminded” the National Conf...

Pak shelling leaves jawan, civilian hurt in Poonch and Rajouri

A soldier and a civilian were injured when the Pakistani army resorted to firing and mortar shelling on forward Indian posts in Poonch and Rajouri districts today. Pakistani troops used small arms to target posts in Poon...

At Independence Day event factionalism in BJP come to fore

The factionalism in the BJP came to the fore when a majority of the party leaders gave a miss to the official Independence Day function in which Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh was the chief guest. Although leaders of...

Ladakh[ View All ]

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...

Mehbooba welcomes Dalai Lama at Leh, Praises him for statement...

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Leh would give boost to tourist arrivals Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday welcomed the Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, who is currently on a visit to Leh in connection with an annu...

Ladakh seeks Goods and Services Tax exemption

Ladakh, the cold desert of the country, has unanimously sought exemption of the goods and services tax (GST) for the Scheduled Tribes living in the region, citing “country’s security considerations in border area and...

Chinese media protests against unfurling of Tibetan flag in Ladakh

Chinese media is criticizing a reported move by the Tibetan government in exile to unfurl a flag representing its idea of “Tibetan national flag” on the shores of Bangong Lake, known as Pangong Lake in India,...

Community[ View All ]

Kashmiri student goes missing in Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University

Varsity alerts police after reports suggested he may have joined militancy Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSB) authorities Tuesday lodged a written complaint with police and civil administration following reports ...

Kashmir NCC woman cadet trolled on Facebook over azadi, stone...

“I want to tell the youth that the real azadi (freedom) is here. If you want azadi, it is here,” she said in the post and asked young Kashmiris to stay away from stone pelting and raising pro azadi slogans. An NCC wo...

Education[ View All ]

100 Open-sky schools in Jammu to get buildings

Students in remote areas of the district face hardships due to lack of proper infrastructure at open-sky schools, which functioning without buildings and often face closure due to bad weather. Nearly 100 open-sky schools...

All edu institutions across valley to remain closed today

All educational institutions from primary upto higher secondary schools shall remain closed across Kashmir on Monday. Director School Education Kashmir, G N Itoo said, “The decision to close down all educational instit...

Business[ View All ]

KEA extends support to Hurriyat Conference on Article 35A row

Kashmir Economic Alliance, an umbrella trade body, on Tuesday extended its complete support to Hurriyat Conference for fighting the proposed abrogation of Article 35-A. Addressing a press conference at a local hotel here...

5% Hotel occupancy in ‘Peak’ tourist season

Even as tourist arrivals in the Kashmir valley have remained on the lower side this year, the hoteliers are among the worst hit. The stakeholders say there is just around five per cent occupancy rate in hotels at a time ...

Kashmir Industrialists call Centre’s tax exemption decision ‘Discriminatory’

Calling the central government’s recent tax exemption announcement for Jammu and Kashmir ‘discriminatory as is going to benefit only handful of industrial units in the state’, the Federation of Chambers of Industri...

NIA arrests businessman Zahoor Watali for ‘Funding Militants’

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali for allegedly funding militant and separatist activities in the state. Watali, who is an alleged hawala conduit, was arrested in New...

Businessman’s office, house raided in Srinagar by Enforcement Directorate

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday raided the house and office of a leading businessman and carpet exporter in Kashmir in connection with exports proceeds involving over Rs 20 crore. A joint team of the Enforcement ...

Articales[ View All ]

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 an...
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 (G)...
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 locals...
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 like...
Kashmiris do not need to prove their humanity, India needs to prove its own

Kashmiris do not need to prove their humanity, India needs...

Hafsa Kanjwal In her July 10 Post commentary, “Why a terrorist attack on Hindu pilgrims could change everything for Kashmir,” Indian journalist Barkha Dutt...
Why a terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatra’s could change everything in Kashmir

Why a terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatra’s could change everything...

There comes a moment when a “cause” gets buried under the debris of its own failings. Or when a single incident is enough for...

Environment[ View All ]

Govt transfers forest land to businessman in Pahalgam

At a time the judiciary has gone tough on illegal constructions in eco-sensitive zones, the J&K Government has allotted forest land to a businessman for constructing a hotel in Pahalgam. Officials said the Forest Dep...

Failure to dredge Jhelum on scientific lines puts Kashmir at...

Experts Tuesday cautioned that dredging project has not helped to address the problem of floods in any way and Kashmir stands at same stage where it had been post 2014 devastating floods. They termed the dredging of Jhel...

Srinagar swelters as mercury goes beyond 30°C

With mercury constantly remaining above 30°C, Srinagar is reeling under sweltering heat. The mercury in the city has been above 30°C for the past one week and is likely to remain same for the next at least five days. T...

Solid Waste Management in Srinagar still on paper

More than 13,000 metric tonnes of solid waste that is produced in Srinagar every month may become one of the main challenges for the successful implementation of the Smart City project in the summer capital. For the past...

Governor NN Vohra briefed on Jhelum flood recovery project

Sundeep Kumar Nayak, Chief Executive Officer, Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project, called on Governor NN Vohra here today. Nayak briefed the Governor about the status of ongoing works to support the recovery and incr...

Chalk out ways to check Dal Lake pollution: High Court

Pointing out that nitrates, phosphates and other nutrients were present beyond the permissible limits in the Dal Lake, the High Court today directed the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority to check the sources of t...

Sports[ View All ]

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...

Mujtaba Yousuf, Anantnag pacer among probables for U-16 team

A 16-year-old fast bowler, Mujtaba Yousuf, from Bijbehara town has been called to attend a month-long camp at the prestigious National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. The camp, which is a training ground of probables...

This Kashmiri girl kicks off football with stone pelters: Qudsiya...

Not far from the Friday rush at the Hazratbal shrine, Qudsiya Altaf, 23, adjusts her bright red cap on the lush green fields of Kashmir University. With six footballs at her pair of shuffling soccer cleats, she rattles o...

Tanveer Hussain, snowshoe athlete from Kashmir charged with sexual abuse...

A 24-year-old Indian athlete has been indicted in the US on charges of sexually abusing a minor girl, days after he arrived from Kashmir for a snowshoe competition. Tanveer Hussain was indicted last week by an Essex Coun...

Health[ View All ]

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 ...

Home remedies for acne treatment

There are several home remedies for acne treatments which are very effective with no side effect. However, Dermatologists may recommend topical ointment and/or oral medicine to treat acne. Usually, people tend to press t...

“Principles of Losing Weight”

Dr Qayum Hamid Changal Most of the health related issues are related to being overweight or obese. During the past couple of decades if our life style has taken a couple of steps forward, the unhealthy part of it makes u...

Technology[ View All ]

‘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...

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...

World News[ View All ]

Darshan Lal first Hindu in Pak govt in over two decades

Darshan Lal first Hindu in Pak govt in over two...

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi formed his cabinet on Friday, filling it with his toppled predecessor Nawaz Sharif’s aides and allies. It...
Withdraw troops from Doklam: China tells India

Withdraw troops from Doklam: China tells India

‘India reduces troops from 400 to 40’ China Wednesday said it has conveyed its firm stand to India that it must take concrete actions...
Pakistani lawmakers elect Shahid Abbasi as PM to replace ousted Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani lawmakers elect Shahid Abbasi as PM to replace ousted...

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was on Tuesday elected Prime Minister by Pakistan’s National Assembly, becoming the interim leader of the country after Nawaz Sharif was...