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Can states hold separate entrance exams this year, SC asks Solicitor General

PTI

New Delhi: In a major development with regard to the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), states on Thursday sought clarification from the Supreme Court whether the state governments should go ahead with their state medical entrance tests separately or not. A three-judge bench headed by Justice A R Dave and comprising justices Shiva Kirti Singh and Adarsh Kumar Goel asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar to take instruction ... Read

Private colleges can’t hold separate tests: SC

Sumaiya Yousuf

New Delhi: Unaided private medical colleges across the country cannot be permitted to go ahead w ... Read

In her first Kashmir rally, CM vows to protect JK...

Sumaiya Yousuf

Anantnag, May 5: In her first public address in Kashmir valley after becoming chief minister of the st ... Read

NC, Cong MLAs booed by PDP workers at official fu...

Muhammad Suhail

Anantnag, May 05: MLA Homeshalibugh, Abdul Majeed Bhat (Larmi) Thursday walked out of a function presid ... Read

Train wreck: Chaos mars first run of Banihal-Bara...

Sumaiya Yousuf

Anantnag, May 5: As the new passenger trains chugged off on Thursday, the mismanagement on part of the ... Read

PDP-BJP coalition govt to write new chapter: Dy CM

Rising Kashmir News

Anantnag, May 5: In his address, Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Singh said the BJP-PDP al ... Read

Rajnath discusses J&K with Parrikar

PTI

New Delhi, May 5: A high-level meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday discussed variou ... Read

Today’s holiday rescheduled

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, May 5: The holiday on account of Friday following of Shab-i- Meiraj will now be observed on ... Read

1418 students return to NIT

PTI

New Delhi: As many as 1,418 of the 1,441 NIT Srinagar students, who chose not to sit for examina ... Read

News

Bad roads hinder travel, tourism in Kupwara

Shahjahan Afzal

Kupwara: The dilapidated condition of roads in Kupwara district has been hindering travel and efforts to promote tourism in the region. The major roads of the area are dotted with deep and wide ditches.Residents have accused politicians and administration for "substand ... Read

Shah leaves for treatment in New...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, May 5: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Sh ... Read

Six men allegedly gang rape two ...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, May 5: Two women have been allegedly gang raped in Gharota are ... Read

Met forecasts improved weather f...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, May 05: After three days of cloudy weather with scant rainfall ... Read

City

Fast food gets a new address in Srinagar

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Fast food got a new moving address in Srinagar city with the opening of ‘Chew N Brew’, a mobile food van on Thursday.The outlet was inaugurated on Jhelum banks today amid a gathering of more than 200 people. The innovative fast food outlet is sponsored by Jamm ... Read

‘Hyderpora School epicentre of J...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Education Department today said the enrollment of stude ... Read

SSS Nowhatta reaches out to Noor...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Members of Shaheen Sports Syndicate Nowhatta Srinagar, ... Read

Private Schools reject any propo...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Joint Committee of Private Schools (JCoPS) has out- rig ... Read

Kashmir

Over 150 Islamic jurists debate medical insurance, fa...

M T Rasool

Bandipora: More than 150 Islamic jurists and expounders of Islamic law debated Medical Insurance (MI) and Father-Son proprietary issues during the second day of Islamic jurisprudence conference on Thursday at Darul Uloom Raheemiya in North Kashmir's Bandipora district.Ov ... Read

Army organises ex-servicemen mela

Rising Kashmir News

Bandipora: Army organised an ex-servicemen mela Thursday  at Kharp ... Read

NHM association becomes EJAC con...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: The National Health Mission (NHM) Employees’ Associatio ... Read

JK’s economic backwardness becau...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: J K Insaf Party chairman G A Gulzar today said economic ... Read

Jammu

Headmistress, staff suspended after holiday for son's...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: A headmistress, along with the entire staff in Doda in Jammu and Kashmir, has been suspended after she declared a school holiday on the occasion of her son's wedding. "We have placed the entire staff of Government High School, Bhagla in Bharat area of the dist ... Read

No corruption cases under PDP-BJ...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: BJP Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna today highlighted ... Read

Heritage photo exhibition inaugu...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Minister of State for Tourism, Education, Technical Edu ... Read

Minor girl rescued, abductor arr...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: A minor girl was rescued and one person arrested for al ... Read

Opinion

Ladies Special Bus Service: A cruel joke

Malik Zahra Khalid

A report published in a local daily on male passengers travelling in a ladies special bus says it all. The report showcased the media blitz started in the name of women that finally fizzle on ground. It prompted me to write about the “special status” granted b ... Read

IQBAL, FAIZ & FARAZ AND KASHMIR ...

Gowhar Geelani

Legendary Mirza Ghalib never visited Kashmir in his li ... Read

From Hazratbal to Rajouri, Educa...

Aaliya Ahmad

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar unrest, ... Read

Why has Waqf failed?

Shujaat Bukhari

In its revealing cover story this week, the newly launc ... Read

Editorial

Contaminated food

The progress report of state’s health sector has not shown any advance despite heavy spending and support of governments over the years. To make things worse, contaminated and adulterated foods have been entering the food chain with authorities least bothered ... Read

Dismal educational performance

The education sector which forms the bedrock of nation ... Read

World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day was observed on Tuesday, May 3. ... Read

Business Delegation

Former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed began the j ... Read

Business

Thai businessmen exploring investment in Kashmir

Mir Basit hussain

Srinagar, May 5: Thai businessmen who are in Kashmir to explore business opportunities said they could upgrade Valley’s tourism infrastructure if government allows investment.A 24-member business delegation from Thailand held a meeting with the members of the PHD Chamber of Co ... Read

2 more Indigo flights to Srinaga...

Rakib Chatt

Srinagar May 5: With the increase in the flow of the tourists to Valley ... Read

Take stakeholders on board for m...

Mir Basit Hussain

Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir Hoteliers’ Club on Wednesday said gov ... Read

Corporate houses select 148 poly...

Muhammad Suhail

Kulgam, May 05: Over 75 per cent of the applicants were today rejected ... Read

Sports

Fake degree ‘scam’ surfaces in DYSS

Umar Mukhtar

Srinagar: Notwithstanding its tall claims of keeping corruption out of institutions, government has failed to punish officers who have been promoted on fake degrees at Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS).According to sources a probe panel formed to look into ... Read

Akbar continues dominance in cyc...

Rising Kashmir News

Budgam: The only international cyclist of the state Akbar khan ... Read

Archery Academy to be set-up in ...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: A two-day Archery coaching camp was organized by the J& ... Read

Burn Hall celebrates diamond jub...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Burn Hall School Diamond Jubilee Inter School Cricket T ... Read

Viewpoint

Brides for sale

Muhammad Asif Rashid

There are numerous social evils like superstition, child labour, gender inequality, female infanticide, untouchability, drug abuse, etc in our society but the custom of dowry known as “Dahej  Pratha” is the worst of all.It is a custom that is prevalent in a ... Read

Islam, modern world and comparat...

Dr Nazir Ahmad Zargar

IslamIslam is religion of peace. It is also the way to ... Read

Are journalists free in Kashmir?

Mansoor Peer

Media is the fourth estate of democracy. The constituti ... Read

Darbar Move: An Invisible Elephant

Dr Sirfaraz Ahmed Dar

The practice of Darbar Move is a unique administrative ... Read

Responses

On anger

Dear Editor,

Anger is a subtle human emotion that can be expressed whenever something unusual, unexpected or undesirable happens. Although it is one of the traits of a normal human being yet it is generally considered not good for health. There is no brain with a perfectio ... Read

Traffic mess

Dear Editor,

Regarding the traffic diversion plan and the mess in th ... Read

SSB examination

Dear Editor,

Respected Editor, We the students of J&K have appeared ... Read

Water shortage

Dear Editor,

We the residents of Bagati Kanipora want to bring it to ... Read

North Kashmir

Health Dept runs Lehrawalpora sub centre from unsafe ...

M T Rasool

Leharwalpora (Bandipora) The residents of Leharwalpora hamlet of Bandipora district are forced to receive health care services at the Medical Centre which is running from a room that was earlier used as a cowshed and also lacks hygienic environs.The centre was declared unsafe by the h ... Read

Kanyari village devoid of basic ...

Sajad Gul

Kanyari [Sonawari] The residents of Kanyari village in Bandipora district ... Read

Uri residents face ordeal due to...

PEERZADA AARIF

Uri The Authorities in this frontier town have failed to re ... Read

Govt imposes `selective’ ban on ...

M T Rasool

Bandipora: The government ban over the extraction of sand from Mad ... Read

South Kashmir

Lost Heritage

Javid U Salam

Anantnag: The Mughal-era heritage sites across South Kashmir have been left in ruins as government has failed to check their  massive vandalism.The heritage sites have been neglected by Authorities.  The monuments lying in dilapidated condition include Omoh Sarai, Shadi ... Read

Mufti’s graveyard is a neglected...

Javid U Salam

Bijbehara The ruins of two pillars, a wall and a wooden hut in th ... Read

A recount of Mughals and their S...

RK Bureau

Pulwama For centuries the  Mughal rulers have been using the  s ... Read

Rise and Rise of Militancy in So...

Javid U Salam

Shopian Last year on 16 December Shakoor Ahmad Parray left his ... 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

The book brings stories of ignored victims

Saba Shah

The book titled Kashmir Scars of Pellet Gun authored and compiled by human rights defender Mannan Bukhari is the first of its kind to be written on the subject. The book contains the details of horror caused by the use of pellet gun in Kashmir. The author h ... Read

Forget past, move forward

Anil Bhat

Although people have moved to other side of border but ... Read

My name is Khan and I’m not a te...

Mohammad Aamir Khan’s account of his false implication ... Read

Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora?

Farah Deeba

When a book is with stress recommended and more pressur ... Read

Interviews

Absenteeism hits Baramulla’s development: DC

FOR her working in rural Kashmir district is challenging and full of surprises. Yasha Mudgal - a 2007 batch IAS officer and Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla – one of the oldest districts of Jammu and Kashmir, maintains that the historical district has a huge sco ... Read

‘Ganderbal will be gateway of Ka...

Rising Kashmir News

From being termed as the ignored “prestigious” district ... Read

‘Evening shifts only meant for h...

Prof.  Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi Vice Chancellor of Kashm ... Read

Poor, faulty work culture mars K...

Espousing his vision to enable citizens to access safe ... Read

Art & Culture

German footprints in Shalimar

INTACH’s conservation, restoration plan for Deewan-i-Khas to be unveiled todayOne of the significant symbols of the Mughal era in Kashmir Shalimar Bagh had been facing decades of official neglect and public ignorance which damaged its unique Mughal architectur ... Read

Conservation of Hammam (2010-13)

The Shalimar hammam is part of this architectural ensem ... Read

Fading Calligraphy

Ridha Akhoon

Mohammad Ayoub stands near a stack of newspapers he had ... Read

Crewl

Crewel embroidery is fascinating needle art. Typically ... Read

Youth Pulse

Colourless rainbow

Childhood is the most beautiful of life’s seasons. Being the most blissful and significant stage, childhood is all that a human being can cherish through his life. Everyone says they desire to go flipside in that phase of life. But all are not born with the lu ... Read

Truth

Truth is the most valuable gem in the world. A truthful ... Read

Dowry

Marriage is such a happy occasion that everyone looks f ... Read

Humanity

Why is it that we always ask the most obvious of questi ... Read

Health

Hospitals litter deadly waste in the open

Manzoor-ul-Hassan

State Pollution Control Board (PCB) has exposed the grave negligence of health department while dealing with the bio-medical waste in hospitals.According to an official report untreated and neglected medical waste is posing a serious threat to people of contra ... Read

What happen to your body when yo...

Everybody wants to lose weight and people's instinctive ... Read

Provend joins hands with Medanta

By Dr Arif Maghribi

Provend has joined hands with super-specialists from ME ... Read

Don’t ignore somatic symptoms!

By Dr Arif Maghribi

A year back a male patient visited me, his story many p ... Read

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