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Kashmir shuts on Maqbool Bhat’s death anniversary

Sumaiya Yousuf

Srinagar, Feb 11: Kashmir observed complete shutdown on Thursday in response to the strike called by the separatist groups on the death anniversary of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat who was hanged on this day in 1984 in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar and North Kashmir including Trehgam, Bhat’s hometown, to prevent people from taking to roads and staging anti-government demonstrations. All shops and bus ... Read

AG and his team asked to resign

Faisul Yaseen

Srinagar, Feb 11: The Raj Bhavan has asked the Advocate General of the State besides two dozen law offi ... Read

Snow, rains drench Kashmir

Mir Liyaqat Ali

Srinagar, Feb 11: Vehicular traffic was suspended on Srinagar-Jammu Highway as light to moderate snowfa ... Read

All ReTs don’t have to appear in screening test: HC

Sheikh Saleem

Srinagar, Feb 11: The high court Thursday granted breather to Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers by clarify ... Read

Maqbool’s mother sees him in every person espousi...

Shahjahan Afzal

Trehgam, Feb 11: Thirty-two years have passed since Maqbool Bhat was hanged and buried inside Tihar ja ... Read

India, Pak in touch over Pathankot attack probe

Sajjad Hussain

Islamabad, Feb 11: India and Pakistan Thursday that it was in touch with India over all bilateral issues ... Read

Pak pitches for mutual demilitarisation of Siachen

PTI

New Delhi, Feb 11: On a day Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad died, Pakistan Thursday said time has come f ... Read

News

Ahead of Madhav-Mehbooba meet, BJP calls Nirmal Singh...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Ahead of the new government formation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, BJP high command held a high level meet with its state unit, apprising it about the measures being taken to end more than a month long deadlock.Sources divulged that the former deputy chi ... Read

Political stalemate exposed frag...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Saying that the ongoing political stalemate in Jammu an ... Read

Kashmir Council-EU holds peacefu...

RK Desk

Srinagar: The Kashmir Council-EU Thursday held a peaceful demonst ... Read

‘Kashmir would be a different pl...

Shahjahan Afzal

Kupwara: Shouldering a placard affixed with most reproduced imag ... Read

City

Official apathy crumbles SKIMS College

Marouf Gazi

Srinagar: Despite various attempts of Medical Faculty Association (MFA) of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) to “rebuild the institution”, the key issues that keep JVC (Jehlum Valley Medical College) Bemina Medical college entangled, continue to remai ... Read

Won’t compromise on safety, educ...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner (Kashmir), Dr Asgar Hassan Samo ... Read

Admin releases funds for city’s ...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Farooq Ahmed Lone Thur ... Read

Police recovers Rs 5 lac stake m...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: In its drive against the gamblers, Srinagar police arre ... Read

Kashmir

Burglar, drug gangs busted in Ganderbal

IRFAN RAINA

Ganderbal: Police in central Kash¬mir’s Ganderbal district today claimed to have busted gangs of burglars and drug peddlers recovering stolen prop¬erty worth lakhs and huge quantity of banned drugs from their posses¬sion. Police said that on the instructions of Superinte ... Read

Rasheed hails JNU students for t...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Legislator Er Rasheed today hailed various student orga ... Read

Snowfall brings smiles on people...

Rising Kashmir News

Tral: The large areas in South Kashmir today received a light ... Read

Div Com reviews dev projects in ...

Rising Kashmir News

Ganderbal: Divisional Com¬missioner ( Div Com) Kash¬mir Asgar Hass ... Read

Jammu

Ex-VC of SKUAST-J booked for 'illegal' appointment

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Former Vice Chancellor of Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Training and its two officials were today booked by the State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) in connection with an alleged "illegal" appointment. The SVO said in a statement here that ... Read

CS reviews implementation of SSA...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: The Executive Committee Ujala Society- Sarva Shiksha Ab ... Read

Div Com reviews preparedness

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr. Pawan Kotwal convened ... Read

Excise team raids illicit distil...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: In order to curb the menace of illicit distillation of ... Read

Opinion

Giving information is not charity

Raman Sharma

Recently, Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commission in a judgement has advised an information seeker to apprise the commission about the usage of all information he/she has so far received under the Right to Information Act. Despite having highest regard ... Read

Afzal Guru: ‘Judicial Murder’ of...

Gowhar Geelani

As Mohammad Afzal Guru was hanged inside the infamous T ... Read

Kashmir and Pakistan’s predicament

Shujaat Bukhari

This year’s Kashmir Solidarity Day observed on February ... Read

Appointed versus Elected Government

Shoeb Hamid

Failure of Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janat ... Read

Editorial

Dialogue, the way forward

Continuous detention of separatist leaders is an issue that can snowball into a major polemic dispute. Senior leaders and activists of Hurriyat Conference are said to be placed under continuous house arrests on occasions of death anniversaries of Mohammad M ... Read

Substandard drugs

The sale of substandard drugs has been continuing acros ... Read

Punctuality Missing

In the first meeting of the State Administrative Counci ... Read

AFSPA outlives Mufti

The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSP ... Read

Business

Goods worth Rs 3700 Cr traded across LoC since 2008

Rising Kashmir News

BARAMULLA In order to ensure smooth cross Line of Control (LoC) trade through Uri, District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Yasha Mudgal, today chaired a meeting of officers at Kaman Post today.The meeting was attended by Sub-Divisional Magistrate Uri, Joint Directo ... Read

Take technology to the farmers’ ...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: VC SKUAST-K Prof. Nazeer Ahmad impressed upon the exten ... Read

Polaris India felicitates touris...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Polaris India has recognized the efforts put in by the ... Read

Nagpur travel agents in Nagpur p...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Continuing with the promotional campaign, J&K Departmen ... Read

Sports

Jagti Jari Legends beat Chak Ladgan by six wickets

Rising Kashmir News

Bajalta: Jagti Jari Legends defeated Chak Ladgan Eros while Shiv Legends Nagrota won a sensational match against Jandyal Super Kings in the Maruti Suzuki Nagrota Premier League Tournament.Playing at Bajalta play field in the Nagrota Assembly Constituency, Chack Ladgan ... Read

Punjab, Haryana share honours in...

Rising Kashmir News

JAMMU In the last 2 matches of 70th National Football Champio ... Read

District Badminton Championship ...

Rising Kashmir News

Baramulla: Terming sports vital for the growth and development of ... Read

Pakistan name squads for World T...

Agencies

The World Twenty20 dream is over for Ahmed Shehzad and ... Read

Viewpoint

Islam and status of woman—II

Prof Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi

Islam opposes dowry system as it is detrimental to Islamic spirit and all forms of revealed Shari’ah apart from being irrational and to deny woman her dower is tantamount according to some scholars to a haram (unlawful) act, because it also goes against the ... Read

Will dogs stop biting after ster...

Dr. Mohsin Ali Gazi

It is a fact that the domestication of dogs dates back ... Read

Doctor’s Room

Nasir Ahmed

A few days back a friend of mine narrated to me a very ... Read

Golden opportunity for PDP to re...

Aajaz Dar

The political uncertainty continues in Jammu Kashmir af ... Read

Responses

Brick kilns

Dear Editor,

It is disheartening to know that numerous brick kilns are being set up in different areas of district Budgam, especially in Chadoora, in an unplanned manner. The guidelines framed by the PCB (Pollution Control Board) J&K, are mostly ignored by government as we ... Read

LAWDA’s failure

Dear Editor,

Lakes And Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) is an ... Read

Blaming India

Dear Editor,

Those who commit crimes in the eyes of courts have to f ... Read

Letter to Salman Nizami

I, a common Kashmiri, read your letter addressed to Mr. ... 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

Police steps up online monitoring to check militant r...

Javid U Salam

Anantnag: The police have constituted special monitoring cells to prevent militancy related stuff from getting circulated  on the social networking sites. The move from security agencies came after militants started using the networking sites to lure the youth into thei ... Read

Govt to shift tribal students fr...

Javid U Salam

Pulwama: The authorities in Pulwama will shift students of Gujja ... Read

Dry weather to hit crop production

RK Bureau

Pulwama: The dry weather conditions in the ongoing winter season ... Read

CAPD employees accuse higher aut...

RK Bureau

Pulwama: The field employees of consumer affairs and public dist ... 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

In search of lost spaces

Faisul Yaseen

Breaking Mazes: An Anthology of Kehwa Talks on KashmirEdited By: Peer Ghulam Nabi SuhailReview By: Faisul Yaseen Breaking Mazes: An Anthology of Kehwa Talks on Kashmir is a book edited by Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail, Director of the Centre for Research and De ... Read

Of enflamed horizon, ruddy earth...

Rashmi Talwar

Danesh Rana’s debut novel, Red Maize, is a shout, an ex ... 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

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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