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Monday, 22 January 2018

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  • Considering amnesty to second-time Stone Pelters: Mehbooba Mufti - Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said her government was considering amnesty to second-time stone-pelters in the Kashmir Valley. The Chief Minister, replying to a question in the upper house of the Assembly, said: “The government is reviewing the cases of second-time offenders involved in stone-pelting protests.”...
  • Four cops killed in IED blast in Sopore - Four policemen were killed in a blast in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Munir Khan said that four policemen were killed in the IED blast. Three of the four policemen were identified as ASI Irshad of Doda, M Amin of...
  • Clashes erupt ahead of slain militant’s funeral in Drubgam, Youth hit by bullet during clashes - Massive clashes erupted in Drubgam village of Pulwama in south Kashmir on Monday after mourners were prevented from taking part in the last rites of slain Jaish militant Manzoor Ahmad Baba. Baba was killed along with an associate Fardeen Ahmad Khandey after they mounted an attack on CRPF training centre...
  • Tassaduq Mufti trolled after he swears in the name of ‘Dog’ - Tassaduq Mufti, the younger brother of Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday was trolled on social media after he accidentally said he swore in the name of “dog” instead of the name of “god” during an oath-taking ceremony as a minister. While taking the oath, delivered by...
  • To foil resistance protest, restrictions placed in parts of Srinagar - Mirwaiz placed under house arrest The district administration Srinagar has decided to impose restrictions in parts of the summer capital on Wednesday to foil protests in view of the shutdown called by the separatist leaders. An official said the administration has decided to impose restrictions in areas falling under the...
  • Joint Resistance Leadership calls for shutdown tomorrow against civilian killings - Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a shutdown on Wednesday to protest against the killing of three civilians in firing by government forces. A spokesman appealed for a complete shutdown tomorrow against the killings of Misra Bano, Asif Iqbal and Beauty Jan. Bano was killed during an encounter between...

General News

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NC, Cong members stage walkout to protest power crisis in...

Several National Conference and Congress members on Monday staged a walkout from the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over the government’s “unsatisfactory reply” on the issue of power crisis in the state and border shel...

Intel agencies warn of infiltration bids in J&K ahead of...

Security along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir was beefed up following an alert by intelligence agencies about possible infiltration attempts by militants ahead of the 26 January, police said today. A ...

Infighting in BJP comes to fore, MLAs ‘Demonise’ their own...

NIA charges Hurriyat leaders with ‘Sedition’, Move aimed at forcing...

A chargesheet was filed on Thursday against 12 people by the NIA including Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen head Syed Salahuddin for “conspiring to wage war against the government” and “fomen...

Kashmir can’t secede from India: General Bipin Rawat

People in Jammu and Kashmir are tired of militancy as they have realised that it cannot give them what they want, the army chief, general Bipin Rawat, said on Wednesday. In a Facebook Live session at the ongoing Raisina ...

Kashmir

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Most development projects miss deadlines in Kashmir

The development in Kashmir is a story of missing deadlines and work in progress. Many projects are under construction for the last so many years, with extensions issued to them year after year – reflecting the lack...

GOI using so-called dialogue to dilute Kashmir movement: Syed Salahuddin

The chairman of United Jihad Council (UJC) and supreme commander of Hizbul Mujhahideen Syed Sallahudin today hit out at New Delhi for what he termed as “using talks as an instrument to dilute the intensity of freedom m...

Joint Resistance Leadership calls for shutdown on January 21, 25,...

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday has called for a complete shutdown in Lal Chowk, Srinagar, Handwara and Kupwara towns on January ...

Mehbooba Mufti bats for ‘Meaningful Engagement’ of Kashmir youth

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today batted strongly for ‘meaningfully engagement’ of Kashmiri youth so that they are able to contribute to the society. Stressing that security agencies should adopt a more hum...

We believe in dialogue, but separatists not forthcoming: Mehbooba Mufti

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday hit out at separatists for not participating in the dialogue process initiated by the government of India’s “special representative” Dineshwar Sharma. “The government is ma...

Jammu

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Booming guns give sleepless nights to residents along IB

As guns boomed along the International Border on Friday and Saturday, the thuds of falling shells could be heard in Jammu city, reminding people that how close the winter capital, having a population of 7 lakh, is to the...

Soldier, Teenager among 4 killed in Pak shelling, death toll...

Pakistani forces on Saturday once again resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along international border and the Line of Control across RS Pura, Akhnoor and Krishna Ghati in Poonch. A soldier and a 17-year-old boy w...

‘Separate Homeland’, Protests mark ‘Holocaust Day’ in Jammu

Pandits reiterate demand for separate homeland, setting up of judicial panel Marking 28 years of their exodus from the Kashmir valley, displaced Pandits today observed ‘Holocaust Day’ by holding protests in different...

Minor raped and murdered in Kathua, triggers outrage; Mehbooba Mufti...

She went missing on January 10 after she had left home in Rasana village. An eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua was raped and murdered before her body was dumped on a roadside. She went missing on Ja...

210 Complaints filed by Pandits regarding encroachment of properties, action...

Displaced Kashmiri Pandits have filed 210 complaints regarding encroachment of their immovable properties in the Valley since 1990 when they were forced to flee due to the armed insurgency. However, the government has ta...

Ladakh

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Ladakh Shuts in protest against bombs found in Bodhgaya

The Ladakh region today observed a peaceful bandh to condemn a low-intensity explosion near the Kalchakara ground in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, where Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Buddhist pilgrims are participating...

At -15.2 degrees, Leh coldest in J&K

Srinagar city recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 4.0 degrees Celsius Leh experienced the coldest night ...

Allege bias, Ladakh leaders push for separation from Kashmir

Given the “discriminatory” policies of successive governments towards the remote Ladakh region, the regional divide has deepened to such an extent in Jammu and Kashmir that the elected representatives of Ladakhi peop...

Losar festival begins in Ladakh

Losar, one of the biggest festivals in Ladakh, began in the Ladakh region today. The festival is celebrated to mark the New Year and the festivities continue for three to 15 days in different parts of the region. A funct...

Cold wave sweeps Kashmir, At minus 11.3 Leh coldest place...

Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the state as the mercury settled several degrees below the freezing point there. Most places in the Valley also witnessing a decrease in the nig...

Community

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Kangris still first choice to keep Kashmir warm

With electricity supply erratic this winter, kangri — the traditional earthen firepot woven in wicker — has emerged as an useful means to fight subzero temperatures in Kashmir. Sales of kangri have almost d...

A film from Kashmir after 45 years but unfortunately, it...

Film aficionados in Kashmir won’t be able to watch it since no cinema in the Valley has been functional for close to two decades. On January 4, for the first time in 45 years, a Kashmiri feature film shot and...

Education

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Over 11000 Schools run from dilapidated buildings, 3000 from rented...

The government Saturday revealed in the Legislative Assembly (LA) that around 11,000 school buildings were in dilapidated condition in the state while as 3,000 schools were operating from rented accommodation. ...

284 Pvt schools shut for flouting safety norms across Jammu...

In a major decision, the state Education Department has closed at least 284 private schools operating within the Jammu Municipal limits for flouting safety norms and putting the lives of children at risk. The s...

Business

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Tourism in doldrums, footfall down in last 6 years

The government’s claim of creating tourism infrastructure in the state has fallen flat as the number of tourists arrivals in the state is decreasing with each passing year. Except the Vaishno Devi shrine and the Amarna...

‘Gul Makai’ Malala biopic shoot creates buzz in Sonamarg

A biopic based on Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is currently being shot in Sonamarg on the Kashmir-Ladakh axis after the makers discovered that the area resembled the Swat valley known as the ‘Switzerland o...

US asks its citizens not to travel to JK, Advisory...

The United States Administration of President Donald Trump has warned Americans to exercise maximum caution while travelling to India due to a spurt in crime and terrorism. The advisory has been issued by the US State De...

‘Negative’ media coverage of Kashmir affected tourism: Congress

The Congress today expressed concern over the “negative” portrayal of Kashmir in prime-time television debates, saying it has hurt the state’s tourism sector. “There is a concern over the negative...

GST not viable for J&K’s economy: KCCI

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has not gone down well with the businessmen in Kashmir who are seeking its roll back in the present form. They complained that their concerns were never considered b...

Articales

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Mental distress in Kashmir

Mental distress in Kashmir

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own...
Are Muslims to be blamed for Pandit Migration?

Are Muslims to be blamed for Pandit Migration?

Muslims need to stop being apologetic for a crime which we didn’t commit The Kashmiri Pandit“trump” card is often employed not only by...
Shawl making in Kashmir

Shawl making in Kashmir

The arts and crafts of Kashmir have enjoyed a well-earned fame for centuries. The pre-eminence of the decorative art can be attributed to...
Spring of Kashmir

Spring of Kashmir

The word spring comes from the German word springer, which refers to “leaping from the ground”. Without going much in scientific definitions, in...
The time when Hindi Journalism turned into ‘Hindu’ Journalism

The time when Hindi Journalism turned into ‘Hindu’...

The period of the VHP’s belligerent build-up to the Babri Masjid destruction saw the rise of a mainstream ‘kar sevak’ media which destroyed...
Radical land reforms were key to Sheikh Abdullah’s towering influence on Kashmir

Radical land reforms were key to Sheikh Abdullah’s...

Within the Valley, the reforms caused a social transformation that has few parallels. It is relatively well-known that many Kashmiris almost worshipped the...

Environment

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Kashmir reels under biting cold conditions, Kargil at -19 deg...

Cold wave conditions persisted in the Kashmir division, including the Ladakh region, as the minimum temperature remained several degrees below the freezing point. Kargil continued to be the coldest recorded place in the ...

PDP MLA joins opposition in cornering govt on Jehlum dredging

The Legislative Assembly Wednesday witnessed bonhomie between ruling party and opposition legislators on demand for constitution of a house committee to monitor dredging in river Jhelum. As the Minister for Irrigation an...

Nallah Maar: Story of heritage lost to urbanisation, apathy

A wooden boat glides through placid waters against a setting sun as fishermen row close to waterfront houses with gardens that burst with colours. It’s an idyllic picture of a Srinagar that once was, a visual recal...

Srinagar, Jammu record season’s lowest temperatures; Leh at -16.8 degrees...

Pahalgam recorded minus 8.9 and Gulmarg minus 9.4 degrees Celsius as their minimum temperatures while Leh recorded a minus 16.8 and Kargil minus 18.8 degrees Celsius. The cities of Srinagar and Jammu on Sunday recorded t...

Jammu records lowest temperature, Kargil freezes at -20

Jammu on Thursday recorded the coldest night of the season at 2.7 degrees Celsius as the cold wave intensified further in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu on Thursday recorded the coldest night of the season at 2.7 degrees Celsi...

Mercury drops to – 4.4°C in Srinagar City

The night temperature in the Kashmir valley has fallen several degrees below the freezing point while the days are unusually warm, rising to a high of a few degrees above the average. The minimum temperature recorded ove...

Sports

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Icestock team from J&K to represent India in world championship

Jammu and Kashmir State Icestock team is all set to play in 12th Icestock World Championship-2018, to be held at Winklarn and Amstetten in Austria from 26th of February. J&K Icestock team will represent India in Worl...

Manzoor Ahmad Dar, Kashmir’s newest cricket sensation

A weightlifter, kabbadi player, wood artist and a security guard — all explain one man and converge at cricket. And if luck smiles on him, he may well be one of the hottest properties this Indian Premier League (IPL) s...

Faarukh Usmaan, Kashmiri skier questions WGFI’s move to keep his...

The national gold medal winning skier from Kashmir, Faarukh Usmaan, has questioned Winter Games Federation of India (WGFI) over keeping his status in the disputed list. “Federation International Skiing (FIS) races are ...

Baghat Gymkhana lifts Shaheed-e-Milat T20 trophy

Baghat Gymkhana thrashed Parimpora XI and won the 7th Shaheed-e-Milat T20 Cricket Tournament played at Islamia College Srinagar. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was the chief guest on the occasion and witnessed the final match. Over...

Health

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Use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos declared unsafe

Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, today informed the House that use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos has been declared as unsafe. He said a special drive to detect use of Monosodium Glutamate in Mom...

Cancer on steep rise in J&K; 28424 patients registered in...

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday revealed that there was a sharp rise in cancer cases in the state, particularly in Kashmir region. Replying to a question of legislator Saif-ud-Din Bhat and supplementary ques...

Energy drinks are more dangerous for the heart than coffee

Over half of the youth and young adults who consume an energy drink, have reported experiencing an adverse health event. Beware! Teenagers and adults who consume energy drinks may suffer from rapid heartbeat, nausea and ...

Two more die of Swine Flu at SKIMS, toll rises...

Two more patients died of Swine Flu at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, taking the death toll to 27 this season. Sources at SKIMS told Kashmir Post that a woman hailing from central Kashmir’s...

Technology

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All you need to know about In-flight Internet Services

How internet is provided onboard an aircraft Broadly, there are two ways to get an internet signal onto something that is 35,000 feet above ground: 1. Ground-to-air -Technology uses ground-based mobile broadband towers -...

Flaw in UIDAI’s SMS service lets anyone with your Aadhaar...

In light of media reports about access to a specialised Aadhaar website being sold for as little as Rs 500, an SMS flaw in UIDAI’s service has become apparent that allows anyone who has your Aadhaar number to figure ou...

Discarded Walnut Shells can be used to make batteries

Sodium-ion batteries are significantly cheaper than lithium-ion varieties ashmir’s lofty mountains and majestic slopes, together with the temperate are ideally suited for walnut production, and it is no wonder that Kas...

Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia calls on Fin Min, IT Minister,...

Founder of Hotmail, Sabeer Bhatia, today called on Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu and Minister for Information Technology, Imran Raza Ansari, chief secretary, B.B Vyas and other Administrative Secretaries to discuss t...

Throughput of 5.7Gbps, Ultra-low latency and more; Ericsson’s first 5G...

The live demo highlighted how 5G can leverage wireless network resources using higher frequency bands on a small cell architecture. Communications technology firm Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-t...

World News

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Russia sees minus 67 degrees Celsius were even the eyelashes freeze

Russia sees minus 67 degrees Celsius were even...

Even thermometers can’t keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia’s remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees...
Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 128 nations including India, defy Trump at UN

Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 128 nations...

India joined an overwhelming majority of UN member countries to vote for a resolution criticising the United States for recognising Jerusalem of Israel...
Pakistan links Kashmir issue to Palestinian crisis at UNSC

Pakistan links Kashmir issue to Palestinian crisis at...

Pakistan frequently raises the Kashmir issue at various UN forums. However, for the second consecutive year not a single other nation has come...
India and Pakistan are racing to tap the Himalayas in disputed Kashmir

India and Pakistan are racing to tap the...

Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a huge hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and...