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Muscular policy on Kashmir is brainless policy: Yashwant Sinha

In an apparent swipe at the Centre, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today said a ‘muscular policy’ on Kashmir is a brainless one as muscles do not have brain. Speaking at an event to launch a book, written j...

Hurriyat will talk to GOI: Prof Abdul Gani Bhat

Days after Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) rejected Delhi’s unilateral Ramadan ceasefire in Kashmir, former Hurriyat chairman Prof Abdul Gani Bhat Tuesday said Hurriyat Conference would talk to Delhi as fighting war ...

‘Our goal is clear, we want freedom’: Mirwaiz on Social...

In an angry response to government curbs on him and other leaders of the Joint Resistance Leadership, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday took to social media for reaching out to people, and put out a 30-minute long video message...

Hurriyat was ISI creation, Regrets giving ‘Factions’ free run in...

In what is believed to be the first such confession to emerge from Pakistan, the country’s former spy chief Mohammad Asad Durrani has admitted that the Hurriyat was the creation of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)...

Narendra Modi calls for ceasefire, Mehbooba praises the ‘Difficult Decision’

Kashmir

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‘Catch them alive and understand their grievances’: Security forces new...

In a departure from conventional approach, security forces battling militancy in Jammu and Kashmir have shifted focus on “catching them alive” and motivating them to return to their families. “Our effort is to catc...

Hizbul Mujahideen releases photo of service weapons looted from J&K...

Pakistan-backed terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has released photos of the three service weapons looted from the Jammu and Kashmir policemen from Srinagar on Thursday evening. According to reports, the terror outfit h...

Heavy security across Valley on PM Modi’s arrives

Hurriyat chief Mirwaiz urges him to listen to Kashmiris’ mann ki baat: ‘Resolve Kashmir dispute’ A day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to J&K, the state was enveloped in a security blanket as ar...

Centre declares Ramadan ceasefire, LeT rejects, Hurriyat tight-lipped, Mainstream welcomes

The forces will not launch any operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramadan but they reserve the right to retaliate if attacked, the Home Ministry said today. The announcement came two days ahead of P...

From years to months, career span of militants shrinking in...

The career span of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir has shrunk considerably over the last few years due to a raft of factors including better coordination among security forces, a first-rate intelligence network, and poor...

Jammu

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Villages along IB turn into ghost towns as cross border...

A week of relentless Pakistan shelling has driven 1,00,000 people from their homes in Jammu and Kashmir, reducing their villages to ghost towns and leaving their homes pockmarked, bearing the telltale signs of hostilitie...

Border Flare-Up: Firing intensifies, 24 BSF posts targeted, 20 Civilian...

The fresh mortar shelling across the International Border (IB) injured 20 more civilians in Samba and Arnia sectors and RS Pura Tuesday evening. The heavy shelling triggered mass migration from Arnia and R S Pura. At lea...

Lal Singh threatens to pull the govt down, if Rasna...

Dares Kashmiri politicians to hold rallies in Valley ‘Entire Jammu will be on roads if demands not met’ Challenging Kashmiri mainstream politicians to hold rallies in Kashmir like him, former Minister and BJP MLA, Ch...

On eve of PM Modi’s visit, 5 killed in Jammu...

A day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir four civilians and a Border Security Force soldier were killed early Friday morning during cross border firing and shelling by Pakistan rangers o...

Awami Ittehad Party will great PM Modi with black flags...

The Independent legislator from Langate constituency in Jammu and Kashmir, Sheikh Abdul Rasheed, said today that activists of his outfit would show black flags to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the vall...

Ladakh

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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...

PM Narendra Modi likely to visit Leh on May 19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Leh on May 19 to address a public gathering to mark conclusion of the birth centenary celebrations of 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, the architect of modern Ladakh. The Prime...

Srinagar-Leh highway opens post 4 months closure

The strategic 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway was thrown open to traffic on Friday ahead of the normal time. The road was closed in winter due to the accumulation of snow at Zojila. Lt Gen AK Bhatt, General Off...

Community

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Smartphone overindulgence blamed for weapons snatching in Valley

Blaming overindulgence in use of smartphones by police personnel for spike in weapon-snatching incidents in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Police has banned use of such gadgets by its sentries during duty time. ...

Infamous human shield expert major Leetul Gogoi held with girl...

An army officer behind last year’s human shield case was handed over to the police after he was held by people with a girl at a hotel in Srinagar on Wednesday. Major Leetul Gogoi, who had tied a civilian Faro...

Education

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Unending protests hit education system across Kashmir Valley

The continuing strife in Kashmir is not only harming the State’s economy but also the education sector, as students are either out on the roads participating in protests or are confined to homes due to the fr...

Let holidays be working days in schools, DSEK’s proposal to...

The director school education Kashmir G N Itoo has submitted a proposal to the government, proposing that the next holiday should be deemed as the working day to make up for the academic loss in case the school...

Business

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Flying on Srinagar-New Delhi route is no longer an option...

The airfare on Srinagar-New Delhi route has gone up so high in the last few weeks that for many it is no longer an option to look at while making their travel plan. Students, sick people, and tourists are instead taking ...

Since the beginning of holy Ramadan commodity prices soaring up

Consumers across Kashmir complained on Monday that the prices of food items including vegetables, fruit, chicken and meat in the local markets have risen sharply since the beginning of holy Ramadhan. The consumers accuse...

Rs 4 a litre hike in petrol, diesel prices in...

A Rs 4 per litre increase in petrol and diesel prices is in the offing if state-owned fuel retailers are to return to pre-Karnataka poll hiatus margin levels, brokerage firms said. No sooner had Karnataka polled to elect...

Tourist death could be last nail in Kashmir Tourism Coffin:...

The tourism trade in Kashmir condemned the killing, saying that those who had thrown stones at the vehicle in which the tourist was travelling were not well wishers of Kashmir but cold-blooded murders. The fragile touris...

Hoteliers from across Kashmir pledge to counter negative publicity

The J&K Hoteliers’ Club held its quarterly extraordinary general meeting here at Vivanta by Taj, where the members passed a resolution to ‘safeguard Kashmir tourism from negative publicity’. “The club passed ...

Articales

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Kashmir – An issue of Humanity versus Brutality

Kashmir – An issue of Humanity versus Brutality

Kashmir is simply not an issue of dispute between India and Pakistan but today it is an issue of humanity versus brutality. Kashmir,...
Why Jammu uses hatred as a Political Weapon?

Why Jammu uses hatred as a Political Weapon?

Asim Hashmi Rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu has shaken the whole world. But certain Jammu based groups, self-proclaimed...
The idea of Kashmir

The idea of Kashmir

Jammu Kashmir can act as a bridge of friendship for India and Pakistan Khurram Wani As a believer, I have faith in Gods...

Environment

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Take up procurement of machinery for deweeding in Cabinet: HC...

The High Court has directed the government to re-submit the proposal for procurement of machinery for de-weeding Dal lake here to the state cabinet. “Memorandum of submission approved by the competent authority and alr...

Tourism properties, resorts ‘No-polythene zones’: Director Tourism Mehmood Shah

Use of polythene and disposable plastic at tourist destinations and properties in Jammu and Kashmir can now lead to cancellation of a violating operator’s license. A ban ordered by the government (No PLN/171/DTK/2660-6...

Rains lash Valley, Fresh snow in Gulmarg, higher reaches

Rain lashes valley for third day, snowfall in Sonamarg

Intermittent rainfall continued in the city here and in other districts of the Kashmir valley for the third consecutive day on Tuesday while Sonamarg resort received fresh snowfall. The downpour, which began on Sunday, h...

Rains lash Valley, MeT predicts more rains in next 3...

Rains lashed Kashmir Sunday bringing down the maximum temperature across the Valley with the MeT office forecasting the wet spell to continue over the few next days. Most parts of Kashmir, including summer capital Srinag...

Massive forest fires in four districts of J&K

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said officers and fire department are on the job to control forest fires Forest fires have engulfed large tracts in Bandipore, Kupwara, Ganderbal and Anantnag districts of Jammu and Kashmir....

Sports

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Irfan Pathan joins J&K Criket Team as Mentor-cum-Player

After months of uncertainty, the air was cleared on Friday as international cricketer Irfan Pathan officially joined Jammu and Kashmir cricket team as mentor cum player at Sher-i-Kashmir International Cricket Stadium, So...

Manzoor Ahmad alias pandav all set to play in IPL...

The new cricketing sensation of the state, Manzoor Ahmad Dar also known as Pandav departed to Chandigarh on Monday afternoon to play in Indian Premier League (IPL) season 11 for Kings XI Punjab. Manzoor Pandav told Kashm...

Ahmad Banday a new batting mainstay from Kashmir

While the likes of Parvez Rasool and Manzoor (Dar) Pandav are hogging the limelight, the 23-year old young talented cricketer from Srinagar, Ahmad Banday has silently climbed the ladder to become new batting mainstay of ...

Hilal Rasool appointed Jamshedpur FC head coach

J&K Bank senior football team coach, Hilal Rasool Parray who is highly regarded in national football arena was on Sunday introduced as head coach by Tata Steel for its Jamshedpur FC Reserves Team that will be playing...

Health

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Nipah Virus infection contained, no need to panic: Centre

The highly contagious Nipah virus infected 18 and killed 11 persons in Kerala before it was contained, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday of the viral disease that has triggered panic in the southern state. Seve...

Medicinal Benefits of Babri Beoul (Basil Seeds)

Medicinal_Benefits of #BABRI_BEOUL Punjabi. (BABRI) Kashmiri..(BABRI BEOEL) English. .Basil seeds A Regular Drink in summer seasons & at Iftiar Times during Ramzan. Just add a few seeds in a glass of Water,milk or La...

Consuming Antidepressants, Antibiotics without consulting doctor can lead to organ...

Saika Nisar (name changed), 27, started consuming Petril 0.5 mg (a tablet used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder) prescribed by her Doctor in 2015 when she lost her brother in an accident. She was advised...

Medical Benefits of Ramadhan

Fasting During Ramzan Improves the health and stamina, so enjoy your fasting. But Mus­lims don’t fast because of health benefits but because it has been ordained to them in the Quran. The medical benefits of fasting a...

Technology

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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 ...

Earth’s satellite turns red, stargazers see ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’...

Moon-gazers saw a super moon, when it looks bigger and brighter than ever because it is closer to the earth, a blue moon, which is the second full moon in a calendar month, and a blood moon, a reference to the red colour...

News From Across India

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Govt can cut petrol prices by up to Rs 25...

Congress leader and former union finance minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday criticised the Centre for the fuel price hike and claimed that petrol prices can be reduced by Rs 25 per litre, but the government is not doin...

Fuel prices soar for 10th straight day, govt seeks long-term...

Wednesday marked the 10th day in a row that fuel prices rose, to Rs 77.17 a litre of petrol and Rs 68.34 a litre of diesel in the capital, but law and information technology (IT) minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said a long-...

One dead, 3 Injured in fresh violence in Tuticorin

A man was killed in fresh police firing on anti-Sterlite plant agitators on Wednesday, while some others were injured in clashes with security personnel in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin town, a day after ten people were kille...

Met issues heat wave alert after Delhi sizzles at 44...

Brace for the first heat wave of the season on Wednesday. With the day temperature in the city shooting up to 44 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and 46 degrees Celsius at the outskirts in Palam, the India Meteorological Depar...

Nine killed as police fire on anti-Sterlite protesters in Tamil...

Nine people were killed on Tuesday during a protest seeking the closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin, ANI news agency reported. The protest turned violent with agitators pelting stones ...

World News

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Pakistan says UNSC must end selectivity in implementing resolutions on Kashmir, Palestine disputes

Pakistan says UNSC must end selectivity in implementing...

Pakistan has said that the UN Security Council must end “selectivity” in implementing its resolutions, especially long-standing “disputes” such as Jammu and Kashmir...
Pakistan to raise Indus Waters Treaty ‘Violation’ with World Bank

Pakistan to raise Indus Waters Treaty ‘Violation’ with...

Pakistan will raise the issue of India’s alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with the World Bank, a media report said...
A rare look inside China’s detention camps to ‘Brainwash’ Muslims

A rare look inside China’s detention camps to...

Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic...