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India, Pak trade heavy fire, shelling along IB

SYED AMJAD SHAH

Jammu/Islamabad, Aug 28: At least nine civilians were killed and 66 others injured in both sides of Jammu and Kashmir as Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy gunfire and mortar shelling along International Border on Friday on the 50th anniversary of India-Pakistan 1965 war. BSF sources said Pakistani troops fired on 15 villages and 12 BSF outposts in RS Pura and Arnia sectors in Jammu province during the preceding night.Four BSF posts in ... Read

Need to explore ways to end sufferings: CM

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar/Jammu, Aug 28: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and PDP pres ... Read

India-backed terror linked to LoC firing: Gen Raheel

Sajjad Hussain

Islamabad, Aug 28: Pakistan's army chief Friday said that there was a link between "Indian-sponsored ter ... Read

Sajad was tasked to set up LeT base in Sopore

Sumaiya Yousuf

Srinagar, August 28: Sajad Ahmed, a Pakistani militant, has reportedly told his interrogators that he and ... Read

GoI seeks report from JK Govt

PTI

New Delhi: Government of India (GoI) Friday sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir governmen ... Read

Rahul takes tea break in Maisuma

PTI

Srinagar, Aug 28: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Friday made a surprise visit to Maisuma locality ... Read

Court declares accused doctor as proclaimed offender

Sheikh Saleem

Srinagar, Aug 28: Special anti-corruption court in Srinagar has declared a doctor as proclaimed offende ... Read

News

Hospital location shifted to highly flood prone area ...

Manzoor-ul-Hassan

Srinagar: The prestigious project of 200-bed pediatric hospital has faced a set back after the state government shifted its location to Bemina, a highly flood prone area and unfit for ailing children.The development is seen as a serious glitch on part of the State Healt ... Read

Geelani again barred from offeri...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani continued to rem ... Read

Mirwaiz asks India-Pakistan to r...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Terming the continuous escalation of hostilities betwee ... Read

Malik, others arrested to foil B...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Police resorted use of strong force and from last night ... Read

City

DSEK sets deadline for clearing teacher’s grievances

Afsha Arjumand

Srinagar: The Directorate of School Education Kamir (DSEK) has eased sufferings of teachers for getting ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) for acquiring passports by setting a two-day deadline for clearing applications.Newly appointed Director School Education, ah Faesal ... Read

Academy to promote JK’s diverse ...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages today commemo ... Read

Governor inaugurates IDEAS INDIA...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: IDEAS INDIA 2015, an initiative of Ananta Centre, focus ... Read

Admin intensifies market checkin...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: The Enforcement squad headed by Assistant Director Enfo ... Read

Kashmir

Omission of Sgr, Jmu from smart city list brazen, sur...

Rising Kashmir News

Leh: National Conference (NC) today condemned what it called the brazen and surprising omission of JK from the list of 98 cities: the cities announced on Wednesday to be selected for the 'Smart City Mission". "The PDP-BJP Common Minimum Program (CMP) clearly stated ... Read

Kohli takes stock of transport r...

Rising Kashmir News

Leh: Minister for Transport, Abdul Gani Kohli, today convene ... Read

Hurriyat (M) stage demo against ...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Senior APHC leaders Javaid Ahmad Mir and Mushtaq Ahmad ... Read

Govt utterly ignores Doodpathri:...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) President and MLA Khansa ... Read

Jammu

Two persons held for uploading objectionable video

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Aug 28: Two persons have been arrested in the city for allegedly hurting the sentiments of a community by posting a objectionable video on social media, police said here today. "We have arrested two persons for posting a video on social media and hurting the sentiment ... Read

JKPCC condemns Pak shelling

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Aug 28: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee today stro ... Read

JKNPP holds protest in favour of...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Aug 28: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party today held a ... Read

Govt constitutes search committe...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Aug 28: The state government has constituted a search committee ... Read

Opinion

Smokescreen of screening test

Suhail Ahmad

The government decision to conduct screening tests for Rehbar-e-taleem teachers for regularisation of their services triggered an interesting debate. The government move and the subsequent outrage from a section of teaching fraternity need to be seen in the br ... Read

Revisiting government schools

Sheikh Shabir

Why do government schools (of J&K) fall behind private ... Read

The Business of Birth

FARAH DEEBA

Health is a blessing bestowed by Almighty to his creati ... Read

Diplomatic equations on Syria ch...

Manish Rai

The recent diplomatic activity on Syria is intriguing. ... Read

Editorial

Fix proper rent

The information given by the Nazool office to an RTI activist speaks volumes about the concessions given to the missionary schools by the state government. The Presentation Convent has 85 kanals of state land and pays a rent of Rs 12000 annually. The Tyndale B ... Read

The Strike Syndrome

Patwaris, who observed a strike for three days, called ... Read

Escalation in militancy

Militant incidents in the state have seen a sharp rise ... Read

All for a good sport

Over a week ago, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed w ... Read

Business

Taj Group, Indigo Airlines organize FAM tour for trav...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Taj Group in association with Indigo Airlines organized yet another Familiarization Tour for the reputed Travel Agents from North India mostly from New Delhi, Gurgaon , Jaipur, Lukhnow and Punjab . This endeavor is a part of marketing efforts made to reinforce ... Read

J&K Bank convenes DLRC meet, hol...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Aug 27 To review achievements under Annual District Credit Pla ... Read

TAAK, KHAROF promote Kashmir in ...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) and Kashmir ... Read

Sajjad for enhancing investment ...

Rising Kashmir News

SHOPIAN, AUGUST 28: Minister for Sheep & Animal Husbandry Sajad Gani Lone t ... Read

Sports

Inter-Zone Kabadi, Volleyball concludes in Jammu

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu DG Sports Jahangir Mir said government has given top priority to sports in the State.Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr. Pawan Kotwal was the chief guest on the concluding function of District Level Inter-Zonal Kabaddi and Volleyball tournament of under-19 age g ... Read

YSS drops 4 women teams for stat...

IRFAN RASHID

Srinagar: Four women teams in Judo, basketball, football and hock ... Read

Rajeev Gandhi Khel Abhiyaan orga...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Zonal physical education officer Hajin organized   Raje ... Read

CRPF organizes Athletic Meet

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: With a sole motive to promote the spirit of sports and ... Read

Viewpoint

Kashmir through Bollywood lens

Safina Nabi

We Kashmiris often criticise the portrayals of Kashmiri people in popular Hindi movies. Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan or Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider, both are no exceptions to Bollywood's efforts to present Kashmir as a cliché and its people as stereotypes. ... Read

An open letter to Director Schoo...

Fayaz Ahmad

Respected sir, I am a recently appointed teacher in the ... Read

How it was won

Standing at a height of 8652 feet, flanked by massive B ... Read

Every Kashmiri is not anti India

Salman Nizami

Nobody asks for a price for an act of kindness. But if ... Read

Responses

Drug addiction in Kashmir

Dear Editor, Drug addiction is fast making inroads into the lives of young people from all walks of life. There are a number of cases reported of self-administration of opioids, cannabinoids, sedatives or hypnotics, hallucinogens volatile solvents, tobac ... Read

Bad driving

Dear Editor, This is regarding poor driving that peo ... Read

Unemployment

Dear Editor, We, the people of Jammu and Kashmir, fa ... Read

Contract lecturers

Dear Editor, It is very painful for highly qualified ... Read

North Kashmir

Overloading in commercial vehicles increases mishaps

Shahjahan Afzal

Kupwara: The Authorities have failed to check the over-loading in the commercial vehicles in Kupwara due to which many people have died here in the road mishaps.Earlier this month  10  people including a toddler died after a road accident on the Karnah - Kupwara highwa ... Read

Geelani’s home town Zurmunz fail...

M T Rasool

Zurmunz The Zurmunz village, birthplace of separatist leader Sy ... Read

Wildlife attacks on rise in Band...

M T Rasool

Bandipora: Panic has gripped different areas of Bandipora after in ... Read

Leopard attack leaves 2 injured

RK Bureau

BARAMULLA A wild leopard attacked and injured two persons in Boni ... Read

South Kashmir

Gujjar habitation in Pulwama faces Govt neglect

Javid u Salam

Pulwama: The Chowtal Bathoo,  a Gujjar village of around 150 households,  lying  on a low hill in Romeshi forest range in South Kashmir on the fringes of Pulwama-Budgam border, is lacking in basic amenities including the health care and school facilities.  A steep path ... Read

Scab hits apple produce in Shopian

RK Bureau

Shopian: Orchardists in South Kashmir’s Shopian have decried off ... Read

Farmer turns to poetry to air gr...

RK Bureau

Pulwama A marginal farmer in south Kashmiri’s Pulwama district ... Read

Pharma company seeks to reach ou...

Javid U Salam

Pulwama Protech- Biopharma, a Pulwama based Pharmaceutical comp ... Read

Central Kashmir

Kangan faces traffic jams due to lesser-width, broken...

Irfan Raina

Kangan The Kangan town in Central Kashmir's Ganderbal district lacks proper roads and  commuters are facing time travelling on the broken and potholed roads. Local residents said that the roads lie in shambles across the town and much of the road length is unpaved in ... Read

Poor facilities hit work at Char...

IRFAN RASHID

Charar-i-Sharief The Char-i-Sharief sub-district hospital (SDH) is facin ... Read

Govt reviews arrangements for ha...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, August 27 Kashmir will host a 12-days trade fair “SARAS Mela” off ... Read

Sajjad chairs review meetings of...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, August 27 Minister for Animal and Sheep husbandry Sajjad Gani Lon ... Read

Book Review

An artistic collection of Ekphrastic poetry

Waseem Majazi

About the poet Sonnet Mondal is an Indian poet, born in West Bengal. He has authored eight books about poetry. He was featured as one of the Famous Five of Bengali Youths in India Today Magazine in 2010 and was long listed in The Forbes Magazine’s top 10 ... Read

Story of Kashmir told in a ficti...

Ghulam Nabi Khayal

With the vehement eruption of armed militancy in Kashmi ... Read

The book leads us from ignorance...

Mehak Dhaar

Overlook The book, Kashmir Oppressed, is a compilation ... Read

A thought provoking read

Dr. Gulfishan Khan

The book, Essays on Sayyid Ahmad Khan and Shaikh Muhamm ... Read

Interviews

J&K Bank embarks upon social change through CSR mode

Mounting bad loans and stressed assets continue to tease banking industry in the country. Being an integral part of the banking industry, J&K Bank didn’t remain isolated to these stressful moments. However, in J&K Bank, the situation has started improving a ... Read

‘Radicalization is getting unnec...

• Astonishing to see so much talent in Kashmir• 38 yout ... Read

Modi is in better position to ge...

Veteran journalist, Kuldip Nayar, is a witness to Indi ... Read

Previous government did not take...

In the second episode of Daily Rising Kashmir’s Live Ch ... Read

Newsroom Trial

‘Peace Journalism will never escalate a conflict’

Steven Youngblood is the Director of Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University. Youngblood recently was on a weeklong visit to Kashmir and interacted with students of various universities. He also faced the ‘Newsroom Trial’ in Rising Kashmir on ... Read

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