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Despite Jinnah’s popularity, Kashmiris sided with Sheikh, acceded to India: Mufti

Ishfaq Naseem

Srinagar, Oct 09: A day after BJP MLAs assaulted MLA Langate Engineer Rashid in Assembly, the lower house of legislature Friday passed a resolution to maintain communal harmony in the state.The resolution was proposed by former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition, Omar Abdullah, during Zero Hour today.Referring to yesterday’s assault on Rashid by BJP members, he said the incident was not the real face of the Jammu and Kashmir. “Th ... Read

LC adopts resolution on secularism

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Oct 09: The Legislative Council Friday unanimously adopted a resolution reiterating the firm ... Read

Rashid holds sit-in, detained

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Oct 09: MLA Langate Engineer Rashid was Friday detained after he tried to cordon the Jammu Ka ... Read

GoI slashes flood package from Rs 44000 Cr to 110...

Ishfaq Naseem

Srinagar, Oct 09: Finance Minister, Haseeb  Drabu Friday said the NITI Ayog, which has replaced the Pla ... Read

Govt facing funds shortage to develop infra: CM

Ishfaq Naseem

Srinagar, Oct 09: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Friday said government is facing shortage of f ... Read

Tough fight expected between BJP, Cong in LAHDC L...

Sajjad Kargili

Leh, Oct 09: The poll campaign for Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh polls ha ... Read

No proposal to exempt helicopter services from ta...

Srinagar, Oct 09: The government Friday said there is no proposal to exempt the helicopter service from ... Read


Congress members stage walkout from both houses

Rising Kashmir News

SRINAGAR: Congress legislators today staged walkout in Legislative Assembly after Speaker Kavinder Gupta disallowed the adjournment notice for suspension of question hour and taking up of the discussion on damages to the property in cross-border firing.As soon as the pr ... Read

J&K govt to identify land for AI...

Rising Kashmir News

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government today said the Centre has ... Read

Unauthorized absent doctors will...

Rising Kashmir News

SRINAGAR: Minister for Health and Medical Education, Choudhary La ... Read

LeT claims responsibility of att...

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SRINAGAR: Claiming the responsibility of the killing of Sub-Inspe ... Read


Shutdown, clashes against attempt of hoisting BJP fla...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: The Srinagar’s main business hub Lal Chowk and old town Friday witnessed clashes and shutdown when two miscreants allegedly tried to unfurl BJPs flag on the clock tower.According to local newsgathering agency, KNS, as the news of hoisting, BJP flag on clock to ... Read

Feeling chocked, say protesting ...


Srinagar: At a time when government made concrete steps to persua ... Read

Vacant posts in Health Deptt bei...

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Srinagar: Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asi ... Read

RBI organizes All India Inter Sc...

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Srinagar: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in collaboration with Educa ... Read


Congress condemns attack on Er Rashid, ASI killing

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Congress MLAs today condemned the assault on independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly yesterday.In a joint statement, Congress MLAs including Ajaz Ahmed Khan, G M Saroori, Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Vikar Rasool, Mohammad Amin Bhat, Us ... Read

Azad congratulates Cong legislators

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New Delhi: The Leader of Opposition (LoP) Ghulam Nabi Azad today c ... Read

PYC submits memorandum to CM, de...

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Srinagar: Taking an “aggressive” stand against the recently adopt ... Read

Saffron brigade wants State to b...

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Anantnag: Chairman Ummat e Islami and Mirwaiz South Kashmir Qazi ... Read


Bandh observed in 3 districts over ‘cow slaughter’ issue

Rising Kashmir News

Udhampur, Oct 9: Situation Friday continued to remain tense in Udhampur district which observed a complete bandh, along with Kathua and Reasi districts in the state, a day after three cow carcasses were found here. A complete bandh was observed in the three districts after a s ... Read

Congress protests outside BJP of...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Oct 9: The activists of Congress state unit today held a prote ... Read

Twenty booked for attacking poli...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Oct 9: Twenty persons were today booked for an attack on a pol ... Read

‘If he can be thrashed in Srinag...

Syed Amjad Shah

Jammu, Oct 90: Rightwing Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Friday warned ind ... Read


Dadri dichotomy: Feeble condemnation, tacit approval


When BJP romped to power last year, apprehensions were voiced about the threat posed by rightwing Hindutva parties to Muslims of India. Those fears seem to have come true. The lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq of Dadri(Uttar Pradesh) and the feeble response from the ... Read

Centrality of caste in Bihar Ele...

Sajjan Kumar

In the popular parlance, both Nitish Kumar and Narendr ... Read

PM must rein in the fringe

Rajni Shaleen Chopra

India is changing. Undeniably and unmistakably. It is n ... Read

Is Cricket Association rehabilit...

Gowhar Geelani

Unlike other places across the globe, Kashmir valley is ... Read


Endangering human life

Illegal and extensive mining for extraction of limestone by the unscrupulous cement factory owners has wreaked havoc with the environment in parts of South Kashmir. Blasting of mountains has disturbed the habitat of the wild animals besides endangering huma ... Read

Exceeding the brief

It was not surprising to see the State legislature turn ... Read

Assembly Ruckus

The Legislative Assembly has been witnessing bedlam for ... Read

Pollution Control

Led by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the incumb ... Read


Floating vegetable market comes alive again

Ridha Akhoon

Srinagar, October 7: Dal dwellers are again paddling boats laden with their vegetable produce to floating market, Guder, after last year’s September floods had damaged their crops inside the Dal Lake.Large quantities of vegetable produced from the farmlands and floating gardens in ... Read

TALRISE-40 found standard quality

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Talrise-40, the brand of Adlife, has been found of qual ... Read

TASK condoles Bakshi family

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Srinagar: Travel Agents Society of Kashmir (TASK) has condoled th ... Read

KTMF delegation calls on Mufti

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SRINAGAR, OCT 09 A delegation of Kashmir Traders’ & Manufacturers Federa ... Read


CM throws open 61st School National Games

Umar Mukhtar

Dharamsala: The 61st National School Games 2015-2016 (Football Under 19 years) boys tournament under the aegis of school Games Federation of India was inaugurated at the Bakshi Stadium on Friday by Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.Apart from that, Minister of State (I ... Read

HP stages comeback, score 300/5 ...

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Dharamsala: Riding high on a mammoth 157-run partnership for the fi ... Read

Talab-e-Hunar in final stage, So...

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Awantipura: The sports meet ‘Talab – E – Hunar’ which had commenced ... Read

LoneStars thrash Arafat XI in Qu...

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Srinagar: LoneStar Kashmir FC came up with a remarkable winning s ... Read


Who is the culprit?

Saltanat Farooq

Waking up to such incidents that trample down the soul’s only urge to live more is unfortunate. Undoubtedly, we are unfortunate, and we are so, not because of some other person’s fault but rather because of the beast we keep up feeding inside our bony cage. ... Read

Genesis of Divide

Mohmad Rafeeq Baba

In a country like India which is not only communally s ... Read

Politicians should behave properly

Akther Hussain Bhat

Instead of doing their duty by discussing and striving ... Read

Rise from the ashes of Phoenix

Farah Deeba

Living on earth was never as dangerous as it happens to ... Read


Manhandling in Assembly

Dear Editor, This is in response to the news report titled SHAME! BJP lawmakers manhandle Rashid in LA, published in Rising Kashmir on October 9. The assault on the legislator says about hooliganism which has brought a bad name to politics in the state a ... Read


Dear Editor, It is estimated that Rs 300 crore is sp ... Read

Debasing Marriage

Dear Editor, Marriage is a sacred bond that unites two ... Read

Beef Ban

Dear Editor,This is in response to the murder of a Musl ... Read

North Kashmir

Broken Kanispora-Singhpora road leaves residents fuming

Rising Kashmir News

Baramulla: The damage to the Kanispora-Singhpora road in Baramulla has triggered resentment among the local residents here. Inhabitants of the area have demanded that the road should be tarred. The 5-km stretch passes through various villages including Chak Kanispora, Si ... Read

Residents seek repair of Lagama-...

Peerzada Aarif

Uri Local residents of Uri tehsil of Baramulla district hav ... Read

Forest dept launches anti-smuggl...

RK Bureau

BARAMULLA In order to curb the smuggling of timber, the  Forest d ... Read

Govt fails to set up fire statio...

M T Rasool

Bandipora: State government has failed to set up the fire service ... Read

South Kashmir

Kashmiri born Pakistani citizen faces threat of depor...

Javid u Salam

Pulwama An 85-year old Kashmiri born Pakistani citizen, Abdul Salam Najar, who was reunited with his family here after 60-years, faces a threat of deportation as his visa expires shortly. He lives alone in Pakistan and his last wish is to die here. Najar, who is on vi ... Read

Docs, paramedics overstay at SDH...

Muhammad Suhail

Bijbehara The doctors and paramedical staff working at Sub-Distri ... Read

Cannabis cultivation flourishes ...

Muhammad Suhail

Anantnag: The cannabis cultivation here in the South Kashmir has ... Read

A Hindu love story that echoes i...

Javaid ul Salam

Pulwama: Kashmiri historian, Mohammad Yusuf Taing, said that the ... Read

Central Kashmir

Kullan without safe drinking water

Irfan Raina

Kullan (Kangan) The residents of Kullan village in tehsil Gund are up in arms against the Public Health engineering (PHE) department and district administration for their “failure’’ to provide them the potable drinking water.Two months back Kullan was hit by a cloudburst whic ... Read

Dist hospital Ganderbal remains ...

Irfan Raina

Ganderbal: The hospitals in Ganderbal district are facing shortage ... Read

Agarwal stresses on professional...

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Srinagar: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Trainings ... Read

Govt to revamp health sector in ...

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BUDGAM: Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trai ... Read

Book Review

Book traces the left and the right affiliations and t...

Sheikh Saleem

Human rights lawyer, activist and writer Nandita Haksar’s book, “The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism” is based on detailed interviews with a Kashmiri trade union leader Sampat Prakash and her interactions with the Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. I ... Read

An authentic account of Kashmir ...

Waseem Majazi

The book, ‘Kashmir: A Valley of Endless Sorrow’ by Sye ... Read

Maimed by pellets

Bilal Bashir Bhat

The book “Scars of Pellet Gun” highlights the grim tra ... Read

DAK cautions against H1N1 outbre...

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Srinagar Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Monday cautioned the ... Read


Beef issue will soon die down

Neerja Chowdhury

Last year, when elections in Jammu and Kashmir saw a massive turnout bringing to power Mufti Mohammad Sayeed once again, it seemed that Mufti, in his last lap of a long political career, hoped to break new ground with BJP in a government of opposites, pinni ... Read

‘PM showed reluctance to release...

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Srinagar: The business fraternity has held many deliberations wit ... Read

Talks are never going to succeed...

• Kashmir has to be solved according to wishes and aspi ... Read

J&K Bank embarks upon social cha...

Mounting bad loans and stressed assets continue to teas ... Read

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