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No authoritative info on ISIS presence in JK: GoI


New Delhi, Nov 20: The Government of India (GoI) Monday sought to downplay Islamic State's presence in Jammu and Kashmir saying there is no authoritative information on presence of the militant group in the State.“There is no authoritative information about the presence of ISIS in Jammu and Kashmir,” a senior home ministry official said.The comment came in the wake of claims that the international militant organization ISIS was involved in an encounter with forces in Zakura area of SriRead
2 more families appeal militant sons to return home

2 more families appeal militant sons to return ho...

Javid Ahmad

Srinagar, Nov 20:After the surrender of footballer-turned-militant Majid Irshad Khan on his mother&rsq...Read

Teenage militant surrenders

Teenage militant surrenders

Shafat Mir

Kulgam: A 16-year-old boy, who had joined militant ranks two month back, returned to his fami...Read

HM militant killed in Tral gunfight

HM militant killed in Tral gunfight

Shafat Mir

Tral (Pulwama), Nov 20: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed in an encounter with forces in Chopan Mohalla...Read

PDP-BJP coordination committee meeting today

PDP-BJP coordination committee meeting today


Jammu, Nov 20:The coordination committee of ruling BJP-PDP alliance would be meeting at the residen...Read

GoI’s 792 MWs allocation won’t end power crisis

GoI’s 792 MWs allocation won’t end power crisis

Sameer Showkin Lone

Srinagar, Nov 20: The Government of India’s (GoIs) decision to allocate 792 MWs...Read

Nayak to proceed on GoI deputation, posted as MD NCDC

Nayak to proceed on GoI deputation, posted as MD ...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar:The Government of India (GoI) Monday posted senior IAS officer of J&K cadre, Sand...Read

JK records 2nd highest growth rate in India during 201

JK records 2nd highest growth rate in India durin...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Nov 20: At an impressive growth rate of 14.7 percent in 2015-16, Jammu and Kashmir ranked 2nd...Read

Mehbooba convenes public grievances camp at Kathua

Mehbooba convenes public grievances camp at Kathu...

Rising Kashmir News

KATHUA, NOV 20: A day after conducting her Public Outreach programme at Samba, Chief Minister, Mehboo...Read

8th class result today

8th class result today

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Nov 20:Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Monday said result of annual class 8th...Read

Delhi HC to hear plea against Farooq

Delhi HC to hear plea against Farooq


New Delhi, Nov 20: The Delhi High Court Monday agreed to hear a PIL seeking action against National Conf...Read

SVC to hear complaints in Srinagar

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Nov 21: The State Vigilance Commission (SVC) is holding sittings on November 22nd and 23rd at...Read

Anti-militancy ops brought change in Kashmir situation

Anti-militancy ops brought change in Kashmir situ...

Javid Ahmad

SrinagarThe Army on Sunday said that sustained anti-militancy operations have brought a &ldqu...Read


Geelani terms militant causalities a big loss

Geelani terms militant causalities a big loss

'Rising Kashmir News'

'Srinagar: 'Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Monday expressed shock and grief over reports about the number of militant causalities during current year, saying “it is a big loss and a national tragedy”.While referring to the reports, Geelani ... Read

SHRC directs Home Secretary to ensu...

Srinagar: State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Monday directed Ho...Read

Monga expresses concern over unabat...

Srinagar:While expressing serious concern over the unabated cycl...Read

NHM Dir awarded for improving prima...

Srinagar:Mission Director, National Health Mission, J&K Dr M...Read


HC asks Govt to improve healthcare, decrease infant mo

HC asks Govt to improve healthcare, decrease infa...

'Insha Latief'

'Srinagar:'Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday directed the state government to enhance medical facilities in the government-run hospitals and take steps to decrease the infant mortality rate.Division bench of Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice Ali Mohammad Magre... Read

Rarest of rare books put on display

Srinagar: “Rarest of rare books” are being showcased ...Read

School buses, ambulances seized for...

Srinagar:Traffic police on Monday claimed to have seized two sch...Read

Special buses for women to be deplo...

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government was on Monday informed...Read



SC stays NGT

SC stays NGT's order to open new path to Vaishno ...


'New Delhi:'The Supreme Court today stayed the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order directing the opening of a new pathway to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu for pedestrians and battery-operated cars from November 24. The apex court order came after Shri Mata Vaishno De... Read

Governor discuss issues relating to...

Jammu:Governor N N Vohra, chaired a meeting of the Committee ...Read

Div Com reviews Milad arrangements

Srinagar, November 20: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan toda...Read

Create awareness among school kids ...

New Delhi:The Supreme Court (SC) Monday directed all state govern...Read


BJP hits back at Abdullah over communal politics remar

BJP hits back at Abdullah over communal politics ...

'Press Trust of India'

'Jammu:'The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP on Monday accused Farooq Abdullah of "spreading falsehood" against his opponents, a day after the National Conference president claimed that the saffron outfit wants to "fragment India".Abdullah on Sunday accused the BJP a... Read

Education at school level shapes fu...

Jammu: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affair...Read

Panthers Party demands Rs 1 cr ex g...

Jammu: The JKNational Panthers Partyon Monday demanded an ex g...Read

JK in urgent need of permanent proc...

JAMMU: Vice Chairman, State Advisory Board for Development of ...Read


Master Plan

Master Plan


''The government put the 290-page Master Plan document in public domain some time ago. It was done to generate meaningful debates and subsequently fine tune the new plan. The document blames the earlier two plans 1971-91 and 2001-2021 for haphazard development i... Read

H1N1 risk

Director of SKIMS, the premier hospital in Kashmir, Dr ...Read

NGT directions

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has hit the headlines of ...Read

Roads and deaths

In nine months 692 people have died and over 5000 injur...Read


The slow burn in Balochistan

The slow burn in Balochistan

'D Suba Chandran'

''Despite multiple incidents relating to violence in contemporary Balochistan including a series of suicide attacks, there is not much attention either in the national media, or a political debate within and outside the Parliament in Islamabad. In fact, the ongo... Read

Who poisoned Indian public opinion ...

Last week, Pew Research Centre came up with its survey ...Read

BBC investigation exposes US, UK, S...

The BBC expose, with graphic visuals, is quite emphatic...Read

Sustaining CBMs in Kashmir

The bus service and trade across the Line of Control (L...Read


‘Handloom Corporation favors blue-eyed for textile pro

‘Handloom Corporation favors blue-eyed for textil...

'Irfan Yattoo'

'Srinagar:'Valley based textile manufacturers have accused state Handloom Development Corporation of favoring blue-eyed for textile procurement.They further complained that the Corporation preferred outside textile manufacturers over locals.The local manufactures said th... Read

71% dredging of Jhelum completed: R...

Srinagar:Reach Dredging Limited (RDL), a Kolkata-based firm, whi...Read

Measures afoot to make PDS transpar...

RAJOURI, NOVEMBER 20: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affair...Read

Mughal Road closed for 3rd day due ...

Jammu, Nov 20: The Mughal Road, the alternative link between Kashmir a...Read


55000 register online for ‘Let

55000 register online for ‘Let's Play’

'Rising Kashmir News'

'Jammu 19 Nov:'Director Youth Services and Sports Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad said ‘Let's Play Football Tournament’ being organized by the Department Of Youth Services and Sports J&K under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (GOI) with the co-branding of... Read

5-year-old Kashmiri girl among 10 w...

Srinagar:At least 10 students, including a five-year-old girl wi...Read

Novelty defeats IFC Nowgam in CRPF ...

Srinagar: Only one match was played on Saturday at the Gindun sta...Read

Govt working on upgradation of spor...

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 18- The Three -day 16th State Matsogi-Do championship concl...Read


Battle for control of Brussels’ Grand Mosque

Battle for control of Brussels’ Grand Mosque

'James M. Dorsey'

'' It’s hard to prove beyond doubt a direct causal link between militancy and Saudi-inspired ultra-conservative forms of Sunni Muslim Islam. That hasn’t stopped Belgium’s parliament from attempting to wrest control from Sau... Read

Rules of court of law

Can in Supreme Court, a 2-judge bench refer a matter to...Read

Trade and commerce in Islamic persp...

Islam provides a complete code of conduct and a perfect...Read

Marriages in Kashmir Marriag...Read


Dog problem

Dog problem

'Dear Editor,'

''This is regarding the unbridled reign of stray dogs on streets of Kashmir. Municipalities have failed to curb the problem, but there is a more serious issue emerging with the rising number of dogs in Kashmir, particularly in Srinagar. Many hoteliers, restauran... Read

 Khankah e Mualla

In response to the report titled “Maha Kali templ...Read

Power cuts

This is regarding the power cuts in Kashmir valley that...Read

Derailed education

Education is and has remained an intellectual, moral an...Read

Book Review

Ordeal of Palestine children

Ordeal of Palestine children

'Ashraf Amin'

'' Israel continues to commit atrocities on the Palestinians since its creation in 1945. It hardly shuns from occupying and building settlements on the Palestinian land, blockading Gaza, preventing and seizing medicine and food meant for t... Read

Art and Culture

From Budgam to Bollywood

From Budgam to Bollywood

'Nazir Ganaie'

'Budgam: 'His decisiontomovefromcentral Kashmir’s districtBudgamtoBengaluru in 2009 landed him into modeling industry instead of his Indian Air Force job as medical assistant. Rouhallah Gazi, has come a long waytobecome one of the top models in India today. After... Read

Music from the folk, for the folk o...

Music in Himalayan region of Kashmir displays diverse f...Read

Know your Sarangi

It is a stringed musical instrument played with a bow a...Read

The resilient art of dissent

These past few days, I have been on a Faiz Ahmed Faiz p...Read


SKIMS Bemina to be independent medical college soon: G

SKIMS Bemina to be independent medical college so...

'Mansoor Peer '

'Srinagar, Nov 20:'Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat Monday said that the government was mulling to make JVC medial institute, Bemina an independent college and SKIMS won’t have any administrative control over it. “We will try to make JVC an inde... Read

Hemophilia patients living miserabl...

Srinagar: Experts from Haemophilia Federation India (HFI) who vis...Read

People fume over absence of PHC in ...

SRINAGAR:People from over a dozen villages in Nadihal and its ad...Read

Live operative workshop on endometr...

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 20:The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of SKIMS...Read


School of Architecture: a step toward quality educatio

School of Architecture: a step toward quality edu...

'Yawar Hussain'

'Srinagar, Nov 15:'Jammu and Kashmir government run School of Architecture is a step toward quality education. The first ever Government School of Architecture which started its operations this year has a batch of 36 students currently enrolled with just a meagre fee of Rs 50000... Read

School buses, cabs continue to ply ...

Srinagar: The recent drive of Traffic police department against t...Read

Naidu, Irani laud JK media students...

NEW DELHI:Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Union minister for ...Read

How to fix accountability in school...

For some time now, accountability has become the buzzwo...Read

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