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Ramban-Banihal stretch a deathtrap for Amarnth pilgrims

Road sinking at several places, landslides make it worse Amarnath pilgrims, who come from all parts of the country and abroad, have been witnessing bad roads in the Jammu region. A 36-km-long accident-prone crucial stret...

UN Chief calls for ‘Peaceful’ Kashmir resolution

UN chief Antonio Guterres has reiterated the need for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue through engagement and dialogue, his spokesperson said. Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarri...

July 1931 Martyrs remembered amid Siege

Mirwaiz detained after trying to take out rally Pulwama boy receives pellet injury in leg during clashes Troops conduct CASO in Dadasara, Tral Situation remained peaceful: Police Kashmir observed complete shutdown on Thu...

Kashmir Situation has drawn International attention: China

China said on Wednesday that it was willing to play a “constructive role” in improving relations between India and Pakistan, especially after the increased hostility along the LoC, saying the situation in Kas...

Kashmiriyat still alive, All Kashmiris not terrorists, I salute people...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said he saluted the people of Jammu and Kashmir who had condemned the attack on Amarnath pilgrims and kept the spirit of Kashmiriyat alive. “The attack on Amarnath pilgrims in ...

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Dialogue with separatists can’t be held at gunpoint: Nirmal Singh

Dialogue with separatists cannot be held at gunpoint, and they should help to create a conducive atmosphere by dissociating themselves from the ongoing violence in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister Nirm...

Government open for talks on Kashmir, Opposition told

The centre has made it clear to opposition leaders that it is open for talks with “all stakeholders” as far as the issue of Kashmir was concerned, at a meeting held to brief them on the Amarnath tragedy. It has also ...

National Investigation Agency ropes in tax officials to probe LoC...

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has roped in tax officials to probe trans-LoC trade and alleged receipt of money by separatists groups in the Kashmir valley, believed to be the main source of terror financing, of...

People of Kashmir are between two maximalist positions: Chidambaram

The Congress leader’s tweets come a day after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti pointed out that the instability in the Valley is not due to a lack of law and order, but due to few external dimensions...

Nation first ‘be it China or Kashmir’, opposition leaders post...

The issue with China and the growing unrest in Kashmir will be raised in the Parliament session beginning next week by opposition parties, who were on Friday briefed by the government about the situation on both the fron...

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Kashmir becoming flash point after China’s increasing interest in dispute:...

Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani while commenting on “China’s increasing interest in Kashmir issue” said that Kashmir is becoming a flash point and “it’s disputed nature is spreading beyond limits”. Gee...

After consuming south Kashmir, militancy knocks again on Srinagar’s door

In 2010, security forces killed a Lashkar-e-Tayyeba militant Sajad Ahmad Khan in the Rajouri district of Jammu. Though Khan was little-known in the Kashmir Valley, his death was a remarkable achievement for the security ...

In a first, Resistance Leaders call for end of ‘Bloodshed...

They hailed Kashmiris for condemning the attack on the Amarnath yatris In a significant development, three top separatist leaders hailed Kashmiris for condemning killing of Amarnath yatris unequivocally. They also descri...

Amarnath Yatra attack shows system has failed Kashmir, its youth:...

Monday’s attack on pilgrims of the Amarnath yatra is one more indicator of just how badly the situation in Kashmir has deteriorated. This did not snap out of the blue the moment militant commander Burhan Wani was k...

Kashmiris vow strike won’t smear Valley’s famed hospitality: Amarnath Yatra...

It was 11 am on Tuesday at the Batangoo area in Khanabal of south Kashmir where an attack on the Amarnath yatris had occurred a night before. The area was buzzing with security forces. Online broadcasting vans of news ch...

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Faith Conquers Fear: Amarnath Yatris number from Jammu goes up

Faith has conquered fear in the aftermath of the terror attack on an Amarnath yatra bus in Anantnag on July 10 evening that left seven pilgrims dead and 19 others injured as the number of yatris leaving the Jammu base ca...

Traders suffer losses due to ongoing National Investigation Agency Probe

With the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the link between the cross-LoC trade and hawala money, Wagah border traders claim to have suffered losses due to this trade. Traders of Punjab, involved in trade from ...

Mohan Bhagwat discusses situation with local leaders

On a weeklong state visit, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat today discussed the functioning of the PDP-BJP government in J&K with the local leadership. Although formal discussions about “achiev...

Mohan Bhagwat RSS chief today arriving in Jammu

Amid allegations of Kashmir centric groups that the Sangh Parivar is setting its foot in the Valley, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), ideological fountain head of the Parivar, has first time chosen Jammu as venue f...

Despite rains, water crisis hits Jammu

The supply of dirty water in the old Jammu area after the first monsoon showers has negated the PHE Department’s claim of providing safe and pure drinking water. The rain that lashed the Jammu region yesterday brought ...

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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,...

Govt to promote lesser-known tourist spots of Ladakh region

As the Ladakh region is witnessing a good tourism season, the government will be promoting lesser known spots of the region to attract more tourists. During an interactive meeting with travel agents and hoteliers at Karg...

Ladakh the cold desert sees tourism boom

Even as the tourism sector is still on a revival path in the Valley, the Ladakh region is attracting a good number of visitors. Officials are expecting a record footfall this year as over 45,000 tourists visited Ladakh i...

Dalai Lama to visit Ladakh later this month

According to officials, arrangements for Dalai Lama’s visit have been entrusted to the Ladakh Affairs department and “no stone will be left unturned for ensuring his smooth one-and-a-half month stay”. T...

Today Srinagar – Leh highway re-opens for traffic

The Leh-Srinagar highway will be re-opened for traffic on Friday after remaining closed for more than five months due to heavy snowfall. The Leh-Srinagar highway will be re-opened for traffic on Friday after remaining cl...

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The black shroud in Kashmir marks presence of ISIS in...

The contours of terrorism are changing in the Kashmir Valley with the emergence of radical younger militants, who seem to have aligned themselves with the ISIS. The black flag of ISIS is new on the scene of Kashmir Valle...

Thousands participate in militant’s back to back funeral in Tral

Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of slain Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) militant, Mukhtar Ahmed Lone alias Bita Molvi, who along with his two associates, Parvaiz Ahmad Wani of Pahoo Pulwama and a Pakista...

Education[ View All ]

10 Day Summer Vacation for educational institutions begins from July...

The vacation coincides with a protest schedule issued by United Jehad Council (UJC), an amalgam of militant organisations operating in the valley. The Jammu and Kashmir government today announced a 10-day summer vacation...

Kashmiri Students booked for pro-Pak slogans in UP college

A police complaint has been lodged against some Kashmiri students at a dental college here for allegedly shouting pro-Pakistan slogans and uploading objectionable picture of the Indian cricket team on social media after ...

Business[ View All ]

Haseeb Drabu sets operational target for businesses to migrate to...

Setting immediate operational target to achieve cent percent registration of businesses under GST, Minister for Finance, Haseeb Drabu, today directed the district administrations to work towards successful implementation...

‘Culture on Cruise’ an initiative by Tourism Deptt, JKAACL launch...

J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in association with Tourism Department Kashmir launched a weekly cultural programme series titled “Culture on Cruise” here on Saturday at Dal Lake. Conceived by JKAACL, t...

Clamour grows louder for abolition of toll tax in state:...

Even as the ruling dispensation has given the excuse of Rs 900-crore revenue loss to the state exchequer on account of abolition of the toll tax at Lakhanpur, clamour has gone louder against the charging of the toll tax ...

Kashmir Unrest may drive luxury glass-roof trains down South

Given the unrest in Kashmir, the government is thinking of moving the train to Andhra Pradesh’s Araku Valley, or even routes in Goa and Kerala. Will Kashmir’s loss become Kerala’s gain? With the Indian Railways eng...

Internet banned 10 times in 3 months across Kashmir

At a time when frequent internet bans have become a regular trend here, Kashmir has witnessed suspension of both mobile and broadband internet services 10 times between April, 2017 and July 13. This year interestingly fr...

Articales[ View All ]

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...
Cool Kashmir, Boiling Sub-continent!

Cool Kashmir, Boiling Sub-continent!

There has been a significant change in the physical climate both in the entire sub-continent and the Valley of Kashmir. Apparently it is part...
Is Kashmir headed towards major catastrophe?

Is Kashmir headed towards major catastrophe?

After the April 9 “human shield” episode for which Major Leetul Gogoi was rewarded with the Army Chief’s commendation certificate, the ire against the...
The irresolvable Kashmir ROW

The irresolvable Kashmir ROW

The most devilishly complex issue is Kashmir. Broadly speaking, Pakistan has, with the help of the US, played its Kashmir card better than India...
Kashmir, as a separate country!

Kashmir, as a separate country!

M.Ashraf There was recently a news item about the UN showing Kashmir as a separate country. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social...

Sports[ View All ]

First Kashmir football team scheduled to play abroad eagerly awaits...

Real Kashmir have become the first side from Kashmir to be invited to play a tournament in the United Kingdom. Real Kashmir football club, which became the first football club from Valley to be invited to play a tourname...

State Cricket Academy to organize mega cricketing event next month

The State Cricket Academy (SCA) is all set to organize a mega cricketing event from next month, in which 160 teams from Kashmir province and 164 teams from Jammu are expected to participate. The event would be held in tw...

Champions Trophy: Pakistan steamroll abject India to claim title

Right from the start, Pakistan looked very little like, well, Pakistan. And that, intoxicatingly, was the fulcrum of their stunning thrashing of India by 180 runs to lift the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy at London’s K...

Valley cricketers to interact with Adam Gilchrist

The budding cricketers from Jammu and Kashmir will get a rare opportunity to interact with cricketing legend from Australia, Adam Gilchrist in New Delhi on 19 June. The interaction is being coordinated by Advisor to Chie...

Health[ View All ]

“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...

Eating Momos causes Migraine, Cancer: Ramesh Arora BJP MLC

Ramesh Arora, a BJP MLC from Jammu today said that ‘consumption of momos (dumpling) and use of ajinomoto salt is root cause of several life-threatening diseases, including migraine and cancer’. “Momos contain the c...

All 31 Blood banks in state without valid licences

While people will observe World Blood Donor Day tomorrow, all 31 blood banks in the state are without valid licences, which are under the scrutiny of the Drug and Food Control Organisation (DFCO), J&K. As per the Dru...

Heavy School Bags: Pvt schools to retain notebooks, additional books...

Following directions from government to reduce burden on students due to heavy school bags, private schools have decided to modify academic schedule for the lower primary and junior class students. The school administrat...

Technology[ View All ]

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...

16-year-old develops Kashbook, Kashmir’s own Facebook, after government banned social...

Meet the 16-year-old Zeyan Shafiq who created KashBook, Kashmir’s own version of Facebook, and launched mobile app for it too. Three weeks since the Jammu and Kashmir government banned 22 social media services, inc...

Ransomware: What you need to know about this new cyber...

What is WannaCry? WannaCry, also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WannaCry and WCry, is a form of “ransomware” that locks up the files on your computer and encrypts them in a way that you cannot access them anymore....