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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Highlights
  • Shutdown tomorrow against​ custodial death: Resistance Group - Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called shutdown in Kashmir tomorrow against the custodial death of a school teacher. “JRL has strongly condemned the custodial killing of 28-year-old school teacher Rizwan Asad Pandith of Awantipora who was picked up by the SOG and NIA a few days ago,” said a statement...
  • Youth dies in Police custody, Magisterial probe ordered, Shutdown, Clashes in Awantipora, Downtown Srinagar - A youth from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district died in a police custody in Srinagar on Tuesday. A senior Police officer confirmed the incident while talking to Kashmir Post. “An individual has died (in custody). He was held in a militacy-related case. We will share the details after sometime,” he said....
  • BJP sounds poll bugle, kick-starts LS poll campaign across Valley - The BJP kick-started its Lok Sabha campaign in militancy-hit Valley with a meet at the Sher-e-Kashmir Park on Thursday.The ‘Shakti Kendra Sammelan’ was presided by party’s national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna. The agenda of the meeting was to strengthen ground-level organisation by holding several such meetings in the state, which...
  • In pre poll process more arrests on cards : J&K Police - Police plan to arrest more people in the run up to the general elections. Sources in the police said their focus is to keep “trouble makers in check” so that there is no untoward incident and people come out to vote in a “fear-free environment”. “The process to arrest potential...
  • Shutdown tomorrow against arrest spree, slapping PSA on Yasin Malik: JRL - Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called shutdown tomorrow in Kashmir against the arrest spree, ban on Jamat-e-Islami and slapping of Public Safety Act (PSA) on JKLF chief Yasin Malik. “Arbitrary arrest and detention of senior resistance leader and chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik and many others under draconian PSA and...
  • One dead, scores injured in Grenade explosion at Jammu bus stand - One person died and 29 others were injured in a grenade blast at Jammu bus stand on Thursday, hospital sources said.An official said that the blast took place at 11:45 am when a grenade was hurled at a stationary bus at the main terminus. Inspector General of Police, Jammu M...

General News

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Congress, National Conference forge alliance for Lok Sabha polls

The National Conference and Congress on Wednesday sealed an alliance for three Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir and decided to go for friendly contests on three other seats. The state sends six MPs to the Lok Sabha. ...

Against recent constitutional amendments, HC issues notice to Centre, J&K...

The High Court Monday asked the government of India and the Jammu and Kashmir government to respond to a plea against two constitutional amendments extended to the state vis-à-vis reservation in promotion for scheduled ...

PDP, BJP still in alliance in J&K: National Conference

National Conference on Wednesday lashed out at Peoples Democratic Party saying that the party was still in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and hand-in-glove to influence the polls by “deceit and deceptio...

The surgical​ strike was done for sole purpose of winning...

National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah Monday made serious allegations against the BJP-led government, saying it ordered the air strike in Pakistan’s Balakot with the “sole purpose” of winni...

Rahul condemns violence against Kashmiris, Centre issues fresh advisory

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the violence against Kashmiris and said India belonged to its citizens from every corner of the country.Gandhi’s reaction came after two Kashmiri vendors selling dry ...

Kashmir

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‘No borders that terrorism cannot cross’: Kashmir condemns Christchurch Mosques...

The Kashmir Valley on Friday came together to denounce terror attack at two New Zealand mosques that killed at least 49 people saying the brutality proved that there is no place terrorism cannot reach The Kashmir Valley ...

Won’t succumb to threats, will continue to pursue a ​peaceful...

The Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said that he has been seeking a “peaceful” resolution of the Kashmir issue as per the aspirations of the people, and questioned how such an advocacy can...

The decision to apply constitutional provisions to J&K has sparked...

Kashmir’s politicians say a central law cannot be applied when the state is under Governor’s rule while people fear it’s a step towards repealing Article 35A. On February 28, the Union Cabinet extended two constitu...

Armed Resistance in Kashmir is ‘Not Terrorism’ and Kashmiris have...

Pakistani / Kashmiri leaders and media must tell world that “armed struggle and resistance against illegal Indian military occupation and repression in (Indian occupied Kashmir) are not terrorism. In 1982, the UN “re...

Fuel crisis continues across Kashmir Valley

In Kashmir where survival is the priority, from past few days a new concern has emerged among the panicked population: petrol, which has gone rare despite official claims that stocks have been replenished. Two days back,...

Jammu

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Amid escalating tension as well fearing war, locals rush for...

As the news filtered in about the Indian Air Force (IAF) strikes on terror camps in Pakistan and PoK on Tuesday morning, a palpable tension gripped the winter capital. Although residents went on doing their normal chores...

Lookout notice for three men involved in anti-national sloganeering

The J&K Police have issued a lookout notice for three suspects who allegedly raised anti-national slogans outside GGM Science College in Jammu on February 11. The police have released the photographs of the three men...

Curfew relaxed across Jammu, but Section 144 in place

The district administration eased restrictions in Jammu on Wednesday after five days but Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits the gathering of four or more persons at one place remained in place. A curfew was clamped...

Release detained youths or situation will turn worse, threatens Dogra...

The Jammu Province People’s Forum (JPPF), an organisation advocating cause of Dogras, Wednesday threatened agitation if police do not immediately release over 100 boys allegedly detained in Jammu during protests agains...

After 4 days curfew, 3-hr relaxation in parts of Jammu

After four days of curfew, the administration on Monday gave three-hour relaxation in Jammu. The district administration had clamped curfew in Jammu on Friday in view of the violence in some part after the Pulwama attack...

Ladakh

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With divisional status, BJP tries to gain lost ground in...

The BJP’s direction to the Ladakh unit to celebrate the grant of divisional status with much ‘fanfare’ is an indication that the saffron party is trying to retrieve its lost ground in the mountainous region through...

Ladakh to be J&K’s third administrative division

Ladakh to have full administrative and revenue division at par with Jammu and Kashmir divisionsLadakh’s separate administrative and revenue division—comprising Leh and Kargil districts—will have its headquarter...

PDP, Congress in war of words over granting divisional status...

The Congress and PDP on Tuesday accused each other of ‘communalising’ the proposed move of the state administration to grant divisional status to Ladakh and the demand raised by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to impart...

BJP faces leadership crisis in Ladakh

Ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled next year, the BJP is facing a “leadership crisis” in the Ladakh region as all attempts of party leaders to mollify the “angry” lone Lok Sabha member from the region, Th...

Like the Zojila Tunnel, Train to Ladakh is another empty...

Every national media house has carried recent news about the railways getting to Ladakh. The announcements read that the line would stretch to 465 kilometers and would be one of a kind, comparable only to the Qinghai-Tib...

Community

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Centre misusing NIA to target Kashmiris: Saifuddin Soz

Alleging that Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre was misusing National Investigation Agency (NIA) to target Kashmiris, senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said this will be useless and ...

Farooq Abdullah to contest from Srinagar, Akbar Lone from Baramulla

A high-level meeting of the National Conference’s parliamentary board decided on Monday that the party president Farooq Abdullah will contest the Lok Sabha election from Srinagar and senior leader Mohammad Ak...

Education

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JKSECC threatens to close all pvt schools, colleges, if Jama’at-e-Islami...

Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC) has threatened to close all private schools and colleges in Kashmir if Jama’at-e-Islami institutions were not ensured to function normally.JKSE...

Parents, Students worried as winter break extended twice

The authorities in Kashmir have delayed the reopening of the schools after the winter break twice since March 1, saying it was because of the bad weather, but students and parents are apprehensive. They feel th...

Business

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Business slump continues, little hope for revival: Kashmir Inc

Thanks to recent Indo-Pak hostilities and uncertainty over hearing of Article 35A in Supreme Court, Kashmir businesses do not see any hope coming out of prolonged slump. The economic condition of Kashmir may further dete...

Lighting system and other surprises at Tulip Garden this year

More than a million tulips are about to bloom alongside scented hyacinths in Asia’s largest tulip garden at the foothills of Zabarwan mountain in Srinagar.The department of floriculture these days is busy giving final ...

Bollywood continues to keep date with Kashmir

Despite recent drop in Kashmir’s tourist footfall after the Pulwama attack on February 14, popular tourist hubs across the valley continue to be popular destinations for Bollywood to shoot their films. With Tulip and a...

J&K tourism may advertise in upcoming IPL

In a move to attract visitors back to Kashmir, J&K tourism department is mulling to advertise state’s tourism destinations during the telecast of upcoming IPL 2019 from various sports channels. According to an offi...

Extend UDAN scheme to Kashmir: Tourism Body

With the skyrocketing airfares shooing away intending tourists to Kashmir, the Valley-based tourism players Monday asked why the central government was not extending its air travel scheme, which facilitates cheaper airfa...

Articales

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Nar Pir Asthan: Epitome of Eiman

The spread of Islam in Kashmir in the fourteenth century is regarded as an event of extra-ordinary significance in the history of the...
If Article 35A goes Kashmir will become autonomous

If Article 35A goes Kashmir will become autonomous

With both India and Pakistan locking horns after the recent Pulwama attack, a heated debate is going around on Article 35A. Speculations are...
Civilian killings in Kashmir: A review of 2018

Civilian killings in Kashmir: A review of 2018

Kashmir valley is wrapped with armed conflict from 1989 and after post-Burhan Wani, the turmoil changed completely. The valley had seen large number...

Environment

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For polluting Chenab and Tawi rivers, NGT slaps Rs 2...

The NGT has slapped a penalty of Rs 1 crore each on the Gammon India Limited and the Hindustan Construction Co (HCC) Ltd for damaging the environment by dumping soil in Chenab and Tawi rivers for construction on a stretc...

Unabated cold wave continues across Kashmir Valley

An unabated cold wave continues in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, with Ladakh plunging into a deep freeze and Kargil recording minus 14.9 degrees Celsius. The Met forecast the cold wave would continue for another week ...

At -9.5 degrees Gulmarg coldest in Kashmir

Higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snow on Thursday while the plains witnessed intermittent rain as the minimum temperature settled below the freezing point at most places in the Valley and Ladakh region....

Despite spending crores govt fails to restore Dal’s lost glory

Intense cold wave continues across Kashmir Valley, Fresh snowfall expected...

An intense cold wave continued on Thursday across the Ladakh region with Leh recording minus 8.6 degrees Celsius, a Met department official said. He said the minimum temperatures remained below freezing point in the Kash...

Mercury plunges further, Srinagar shivers at -3.2

With the winter’s core period — famously known as ‘Chillai Kalan’ — still weeks away, the minimum temperatures across the Kashmir valley have dropped several degrees below the freezing point marking an early ar...

Sports

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What will be the worth of that World Cup trophy...

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has given his opinion on the increasing calls for India to boycott their World Cup group stage match against Pakistan on June 16 at Old Trafford in Manchester. In the aftermath of the...

Rasik Salam, South Kashmir pacer makes it to Mumbai Indians

Happy at his selection in the Mumbai Indians squad for the twelfth season of the coveted Indian Premier League (IPL), Rasik Salam, a teenaged pacer from Kulgam district in south Kashmir, hopes to prove his mettle on the ...

J&K beat Haryana by 130 runs in Ranji Trophy

J&K’s mentor-cum-player Irfan Pathan took five-wicket haul while as Umar Nazir took three wickets as J&K bundled out hosts Haryana for 91 runs in their second inning to register 130 run win in the match of Ranj...

Post Warne’s praise 7-Year old Kashmiri spinner becomes an internet...

Saturday will be the most cherished morning for the Ali family and their son Ahmad Abbas, as the seven-year-old came to know of his clip catching the eyeballs of legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne and cricket fans around ...

Health

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Deadly XDR tuberculosis spreads tentacles in state

Detection of 12 patients with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has increased the worries of health officials in the state. It may pose a challenge to the target for the complete eradication of the disease...

Experts recommend caution as traces of dreaded Polio Type 2...

When India was declared polio-free in the year 2014, the country heaved a collective sigh of relief. Which is exactly why the resurgence of the Polio type 2 virus in certain parts of the country is worrisome, to say the ...

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...

Technology

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Down for hours, Facebook, Instagram suffer a ​major global outage

Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday suffered a major global outage. Users were unable to access the two platforms on their smartphones as well as on desktop. Messenger is also down for several users. Some users complaine...

Today World Wide Web turns 30

Today, the web completed 30 years on Earth. Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web (WWW) on March 12, 1989 at CERN, a research organization near Geneva. CERN is now giving users access to the first website created. ...

Indo-Pak tensions reach​ cyberspace, several websites hit

Hackers from Pakistan attacked over 90 Indian government websites and critical systems within hours of the Pulwama suicide strike by a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist in which 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (...

So far 52 times Cyber curfew imposed in Jammu &...

The militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir has earned the dubious distinction of witnessing the highest number of internet shutdowns in the country. Under the standard operating procedures, the area-specific internet shutdowns ...

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...

News From Across India

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Hindutva goons assault Muslim father, son; forcefully shave their beard

In an outrageous incident occurred in Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, some communal elements harassed Muslims. The miscreants beat up a father and son in Sanjarwas village and forcefully shaved their beard. The goons not only as...

Police arrest 10 for playing PUBG post ban in Rajkot

Police said they had seized the mobile phones “for the purpose of the investigation”. “This game is highly addictive and the accused were so engrossed in playing them that they could not even notice our team approa...

India’s election is among the world’s most expensive exercise

The world’s biggest democracy will soon hold what’s likely to be one of the world’s costliest elections. India’s six-week-long vote will span the Himalayan range in the north, the Indian Ocean in the south, the T...

The sacrifice​ of martyrs being used by BJP for vote...

Shiv Sena has launched the attack on Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ally saying that those seeking votes on the basis of the martyrdom of brave jawans’ are ‘culprits’ and should be held responsible for politicisi...

VVPATs at all booths, Candidate photos on EVMs among firsts...

Voters in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will find, for the first time, the faces of the candidates along with their respective party symbols in the electronic voting machines (EVMs), the Election Commission (EC)...

World News

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China firmly with Pakistan, says Beijing and Islamabad...

China on Tuesday assured Pakistan of firm support to protect its territorial integrity and dignity during a high-level bilateral strategic dialogue in Beijing....
No terrorists will be allowed to attack from Pakistani soil: Imran Khan

No terrorists will be allowed to attack from...

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said no militant group would be allowed to operate from Pakistani soil to carry out attacks...
Peace Plan for India and Pakistan Already Exists

Peace Plan for India and Pakistan Already Exists

A path toward resolving the Kashmir dispute, negotiated in the mid-2000s, deserves another look. India and Pakistan don’t have to be on the...