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Be bold enough to end alliance with BJP: Omar tells Mehbooba

Syed Amjad Shah

Bajalta (Nagrota), Feb 07: With the political crisis prevailing in the state even a month after former chief minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s death, National Conference Sunday asked Peoples Democratic Party to form the government without further delay or be bold enough to break its alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party and face fresh elections.Stating that people of J&K should not be made to wait for government formation any longer, former Chi ... Read

Deadly reminders: J&K on shaky ground

Mir Liyaqat Ali

Srinagar, Feb 07: The graph of earthquakes hitting Jammu and Kashmir has reached all time high with 27 ... Read

SAC gets down to work

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Feb 7: In the first meeting of the State Administrative Council, Governor N N Vohra Sunday s ... Read

Govt to review infra, staff shortage of pvt schools

Ishfaq Naseem

Srinagar, Feb 7: The state government has constituted a panel to review the infrastructure and staff s ... Read

Now J&K exports substandard drugs

Manzoor-ul-Hassan

Srinagar, Feb 7: After earning disrepute for sale and distribution of spurious and substandard drugs i ... Read

8 militants killed in last 2 weeks

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Feb 7: Eight militants have been killed by army and police personnel in separate gun battles ... Read

PSA only alternative to control stone pelting: IGP

Sumaiya Yousuf

Srinagar, Feb 5: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir SJM Gilani has claimed that invoking Public ... Read

Guv directs finalisation of interest subvention s...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Feb 6: Governor N N Vohra Saturday directed officials to finalise scheme for interest subven ... Read

Hizb militant killed in Pulwama: Police

Javid U Salam

Pulwama, Feb 06: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed in an encounter in South Kashmir’s Pulwama di ... Read

News

Estates Department to evict 215 illegal occupants in ...

Syed Amjad Shah

Jammu: Tightening the noose around illegal occupants, the Estates Department has identified 215 unauthorized occupancies in Government quarters in Jammu district and is preparing to evict them within 10 days.The Estates Department’s inspection team led by Assistant D ... Read

Frequent cable laying work damag...

IRFAN RAINA

Ganderbal: The frequent and haphazard digging by various cellular ... Read

Light snowfall in higher reaches...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Few areas in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir re ... Read

Indian, Chinese armies hold join...

PTI

Jammu: Indian and Chinese border troops conducted the first 'j ... Read

City

3 yrs on, DHSK fails to end contracts at JLNM hospital

Mansoor Peer

Srinagar: A group of contractors on Sunday expressed strong resentment against the Director Health Services and the Purchasing section of the JLNM hospital for failing to end the contract. Meanwhile vigilance has registered preliminary investigation.Jawaharlal Nehru Mem ... Read

DCGI talks tough on sale of drug...

Marouf Gazi

Srinagar: The courier companies across Kashmir today said that th ... Read

Congress delegation visits Mujah...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: A delegation of Congress Party functionaries visited fi ... Read

Medico body pitch for online pha...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today pitched for onl ... Read

Kashmir

Govt yet to relieve attached teachers from DSEK

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Even as the school education department has cancelled attachment of nearly 450 government teachers and transferred them to various schools of the state, a large number teachers are yet to be relieved from the directorate.“Nearly 37 teachers, masters and lectur ... Read

Ashamed of what I said about Sha...

Marouf Gazi

Srinagar: A couple of weeks after a video showing Jammu and Kashm ... Read

Time to revisit strategy over re...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Supporting calls for protest on 9th and 11th February, ... Read

Army backed NGO establishes bake...

Rising Kashmir News

Bandipora: Claiming to continue with its efforts to enhance “emplo ... Read

Jammu

Speaker reviews traffic system in Jammu City

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly,  Kavinder Gupta today convened a high level meeting of officers of Police and Civil Administration to review the traffic scenario in Jammu City.Legislators, Rajesh Gupta, Ramesh Arora, Charanjeet Singh Khalsa, P ... Read

Guv decides all matter for opera...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno ... Read

NHPC restores Unit-2 of Chutak p...

Rising Kashmir News

New Delhi: State-run NHPC has restored Unit-2 of its Chutak power ... Read

IIMC Chairman interacts with stu...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: With an objective of discussing new ideas related to ch ... Read

Opinion

Rejuvenated Kashmir Solidarity Day

Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani

February of every year engages the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir living in all the three administrations on both sides of the cease fire line, Kashmiri diaspora spread around the world, their sympathisers in India and in particular the Government  and the peop ... Read

Seeking fresh assurances, but why?

Nasir Ahmed

Mehbooba Mufti has finally broken her silence over the ... Read

America’s swing between left and...

M.J. Akbar

Wonders, we have been told more than once, will never c ... Read

America’s swing between left and...

M.J. Akbar

Wonders, we have been told more than once, will never c ... Read

Editorial

Education and Politics

In good old days education was education only inasmuch politics was politics only. The two realms were separate, independent in their functioning to a greater degree and therefore prolific. Literacy rate of the state population being low and education being re ... Read

Politics over Govt jobs

Unemployment continues to balk growth prospects of J&K ... Read

Government Uncertainty

The uncertainty still looms over the government formati ... Read

Wetland Woes

World Wetlands Day was observed on February 2. On the o ... Read

Business

Tourism getting back on track in Kashmir

Sheikh Suhail

Srinagar, Feb 7 (PTI) After the devastation wreaked by the floods of September, 2014, the tourism sector in Kashmir, badly hit by the calamity, is coming back to life with more than 75,000 tourists visiting the Valley in January this year.About 75,367 tourists, including 1,440 fore ... Read

Kashmir best destination for MIC...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Feb 7 In major fillip to the tourism sector, the government i ... Read

Youth hold entrepreneurship awar...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: A Youth Entrepreneurship awareness workshop – NAAD was ... Read

Govt arts emporium ‘fails’ artisans

Insha Rashid

Srinagar: Established with an aim to provide marketing support to ... Read

Sports

Maruti Suzuki Nagrota Premier League begins in Jammu

Omar

BAJALTA JAMMU FEBURYARY 7- Declaring open the first Maruti Suzuki  Nagrota Premier League Cricket tournament, an initiative of MLA Devender Singh Rana, former Chief Minister and National Conference Working President Mr Omar Abdullah on Sunday exhorted youth to fine-tune their capabiliti ... Read

IISM Gulmarg completes 3rd ski c...

Rising Kashmir News

srinagar Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering (IISM) comp ... Read

Haryana, Punjab win matches

Rising Kashmir News

srinagar Haryana and Panjab won their first Pool matches defeati ... Read

Div Com flags off Cyclothon

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Divisional Commissioner Pawan Kotwal on Saturday flagge ... Read

Viewpoint

Headless state and need for constitutional amendments

Fayaz Ganie

The death of former chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has put Jammu Kashmir in a crisis situation. Though JK is under the Governor’s rule, the uncertainty and unpredictability of players of the political game has handicapped this rule to perform optimall ... Read

Concept of education in Islam

Khursheed Nabi Malla

Islam is a complete way of life. Islam provides mankind ... Read

Relevance of Peace

Imtiyaz Wani

Every citizen in any country has right to live with dig ... Read

Confidence Building Measures: Co...

Prof. Farooq Fayaz

The political clime in Jammu Kashmir after the death of ... Read

Responses

Food security

Dear Editor,

This is regarding the information disseminated by governmentover issuance of Aadhar Card and NFSA implementation.Whether the cards and digitization process has been almostcompleted, completed or not, it does not matter as peopledid not protest on issuance of t ... Read

Also about culture and good taste

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the article titled ‘Music is pro ... Read

Missing Kupwara men

Dear Editor,

This refers to the new report published in Rising Kashm ... Read

Water scarcity

Dear Editor,

For last many months Rainawari area does not receive th ... Read

North Kashmir

Govt fails to repair Wagoora-Darwa road, abandons dre...

Peerzada Aarif

Baramulla: Even after one and a half of year after September 2014 floods, government has failed to repair the Wagoora-Darwa road in  Baramulla and has abandoned the dredging work and construction of protection walls along Ningli nullah.The inhabitants of the area are sub ... Read

Bandipora gets contaminated water

M T Rasool

Bandipora The contaminated water of the Athwatoo Nahalla and adjo ... Read

Police foil burglary bid

Rising Kashmir News

Handwara The Handwara police have busted a gang of thieves  and ... Read

Scars of counterinsurgency refus...

M T Rasool

Bandipora The residents of Maliknar in Malangam block of Bandipor ... Read

South Kashmir

Cement plants kill livestock, affect health of Satpak...

Javid u salam

Pampore: The residents of Satpakhran village in Pulwama are facing the hazards of the pollution from cement plants which has lead to death of cattle and caused heavy damages to agricultural produce. The pollution from the cement plants is also affecting the health of i ... Read

A single fire fighting vehicle c...

Muhammad Suhail

Anantnag The Fire and Emergency Services unit at Dooru-Shahabad ... Read

TB drug resistance poses a new c...

Javid U Salam

Pulwama: Around 3 dozen people have been found to be suffering f ... Read

Absence of electric poles poses ...

Muhammad Suhail

Anantnag The Power Development Department (PDD) in Anantnag has ... Read

Central Kashmir

Govt fails to repair damaged water pipes

Mir Liyaqat Ali

BUDGAM: Residents of a number of villages in Budgam are facing tough time due to damage to the water pipes resulting in leakages.However officials have failed to repair the leakages even as the matter was brought to their notice several times by local residents.  Even ... Read

Erratic power supply hits studen...

Irfan Raina

Ganderbal The unscheduled and frequent power cuts are taking a he ... Read

Budgam villagers protest suspens...

Mir Liyaqat Ali

BUDGAM: Demanding macadamization of Bemina- Mirgund road, resid ... Read

Illegal extraction of gravel, sa...

IRFAN RAINA

Ganderbal The Nullah Sindh, one of the main source of fresh water ... Read

Book Review

Of enflamed horizon, ruddy earth and air between

Rashmi Talwar

Danesh Rana’s debut novel, Red Maize, is a shout, an expose, on men, machinery and machinations. It uncovers a unique cocktail of intrigues to lure, entrap, mutilate and torture. It’s about selling your conscience for plum postings, self-claimed leadersh ... Read

Kashmir and Kashmiriyat

Shujaat Bukhari

With the changing dynamics of politics in South Asia an ... Read

Kashmiri literature enriched by ...

Ameen Fayaz

The author Ahad Hajini has produced the typical “loose ... Read

A legible book of political history

Naveed Qazi

The book “From The Ruins of Empire” intrigues due to i ... Read

Interviews

State awardee Khurram runs South Asia’s biggest apple...

Faisul Yaseen

Khurram Shafi Mir, who runs the H N Agri Serve Pvt Ltd, a 5000-metric ton controlled atmosphere storage facility in Lassipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, likes to be called its managing worker. Mir, who was given the State Award for Exempla ... Read

‘Govt should focus on developing...

Tourism sector hasn’t recovered much after the 2014 flo ... Read

Official apathy takes away busin...

While traders across Jammu and Kashmir face massive iss ... Read

‘Jamaat is tired now’ Nawaz shou...

Love him or hate him, you just can’t ignore him. Syed ... Read

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