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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 Safety Act (PSA) against stone pelters is the only alternative left with the police to control the stone pelting incidents in the Valley.“If legal action against the stone pelters does not stop stone pelting incidents in the Valley, then we will have to take extreme steps to control it,” Gilani told Rising Kashmir.He said they usual ... 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

Sec-144 to be imposed on encounter sites

Muhammad Suhail

Pulwama, Feb 06: To keep a check on civilian casualties, authorities Saturday ordered imposition of Se ... Read

Cop decamps with AK-47 rifle

Sumaiya Yousuf

Srinagar, Feb 6: A policeman has allegedly “deserted” the police force and decamped with the service r ... Read

No large ISIS footprint in J&K: Army

PTI

Nowshera (LoC), Feb 6: The ISIS does not have "very large footprint" in Jammu and Kashmir but care needs to ... Read

Geelani slams Police for hounding TeH members

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Feb 6: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Saturday accused J&K Police of car ... Read

Vaid, Reddy, Choudhary among eight officers clear...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Feb 06: Senior police officers S P Vaid, Gopal Reddy, Arun Choudhary, RR Swain, Uttam Chand a ... Read

No breakthrough on govt formation: PDP

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Feb 6: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday said there has been no breakthrough on govern ... Read

News

CBI cracks down on accused; conducts raids, lodges FIR

Shahjahan Afzal

Jammu: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday carried out a crackdown after filing an FIR in a scam allegedly run by accused officials in connivance with a contractor in BEACON – the premier construction agency of Border Roads Organisation, Rising Kashmir ... Read

Use of mobile phone shall invite...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Traffic Department has issued directions to the personn ... Read

Khurshid Ganai calls on Governor

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Advisor to Governor, called on Go ... Read

PDP caught between devil and dee...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir Satur ... Read

City

GLTF organizes rally in support of DSEK

Marouf Gazi

Srinagar: At a time when School Education Employees Coordination Committee (SEECC) is up in arms against the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), the Jammu and Kashmir General Line Teachers Forum (GLTF) held a peaceful demonstration in support of Directorate ... Read

IAP’s PHYSIOCON comes to Kashmir

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: A two-day conference of Physiotherapist—Physiocon 2016 ... Read

Wilson college students, faculty...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: A group of mass media students along with their faculty ... Read

Court denies bail to Papa Kishtw...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: A local court here rejected the bail plea of a governme ... Read

Kashmir

Talking about Kashmir resolution doesn’t mean separat...

Rising Kashmir News

Anantnag: AIP Chief and MLA Langate Er Rasheed today said those who have introduced “mainstream and separatists” labels for Kashmiri politicians have done it with well-designed thought to divide Kashmiris. While addressing party convention at Town Hall Anantnag today, h ... Read

Village heads booked for assault...

Muhammad Suhail

Anantnag: Police in Kokernag lodged an FIR against five village h ... Read

Faktoo being punished for his id...

Rising Kashmir News

s Bar Association today said, in an extra ordinary meetin ... Read

GoI approves funds for widening ...

Rising Kashmir News

s The much awaited widening of the vital Shopian-Bijbehar ... 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

Seeking fresh assurances, but why?

Nasir Ahmed

Mehbooba Mufti has finally broken her silence over the future of PDPs alliance with BJP on the issue of government formation in the state. It has been a long month full of suspense, speculations, hypotheses and theories before she spoke her heart out. The issu ... 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

The Cult of Facebook@12

Suhail Ahmad

They say the world is small and Facebook has perhaps ma ... Read

Editorial

Politics over Govt jobs

Unemployment continues to balk growth prospects of J&K state. There are too many figures, official figures, which bring to light the problem of unemployment in the state. The state administration is already cognizant of the figures. So any effort to make admin ... 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

Nadru and our lakes

A report on the cultivation of Nadru or Lotus roots was ... Read

Business

Govt arts emporium ‘fails’ artisans

Insha Rashid

Srinagar: Established with an aim to provide marketing support to artisans, the J&K government Arts Emporium has ‘failed’ to organize exhibitions to showcase State’s unique art and craft.In order to have a direct contacts with customers, the then Industries Minister Cha ... Read

Skill training centre opened in ...

PEERZADA AARIF

Baramulla To provide skill based training to youth for employment ... Read

Chowdhary bereaved

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Jammu university professor Nusrat Zia wife of Zia breat ... Read

Director agriculture reviews sta...

Rising Kashmir News

Pampore, Feb 06: A review meeting regarding the outstanding and remittan ... Read

Sports

Div Com flags off Cyclothon

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Divisional Commissioner Pawan Kotwal on Saturday flagged off a Cyclothon organized by ‘Jammu Cyclists’ on the theme ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ to aware people about saving the girl child.About 20 cyclists between the age group of 14-50 years are participating i ... Read

JK, Delhi post victories in Sant...

Rising Kashmir News

Delhi and hosts- Jammu& Kashmir posted identical victor ... Read

Wadoo has always been a role mod...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Football Players Welfare Association has wished valley’ ... Read

Karwan-i-Aman SSB cricket tourna...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) 47th Bn, Srinagar organized a ... Read

Viewpoint

Confidence Building Measures: Condition or a Necessity

Prof. Farooq Fayaz

The political clime in Jammu Kashmir after the death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on January 7, could best be equated with a literary expression known as “Theatre of Absurd”, a term coined to denote a kind of theatrics which not only keeps audience in a puzzlin ... Read

Bartering innocence with few pen...

Saltanat Farooq

The day before yesterday, was a sunny day and my approa ... Read

Cold weather construction

Muzamil Rashid Rather

In Kashmir, we see lot of climate changes throughout th ... Read

Avoid wasting food

Dr Qayum Hamid Changal

The favours bestowed on us by The Creator are unlimited ... Read

Responses

Also about culture and good taste

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the article titled ‘Music is prohibited in Islam’ by Raashid ul Nabi Khan, published in Rising Kashmir on February 5. The author has pointed out references and verses from the holy book. I like to listen to music and songs myself, and ... 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

Education reforms

Dear Editor,

In response to the article titled Seeking cooperation f ... 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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