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Gilgit-Baltistan can’t be made Pakistan province: Geelani

Junaid Kathju

Srinagar, July 29: Breaking his silence on the issue, Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said Gilgit-Baltistan is part of a “disputed region” of Jammu and Kashmir and “it cannot be made the province of Pakistan”.“I want to make it clear that Gilgit-Baltistan belongs to Jammu and Kashmir and unless Kashmir dispute is resolved as per the United Nations resolutions it cannot merge with Pakistan,” Geelani said at a ... Read

4 CRPF men among 8 injured in Anantnag grenade blast

Muhammad Suhail

Anantnag, July 29: Four CRPF men were among eight persons injured in a grenade blast along Khannabal-Pah ... Read

Memon’s Kashmir Connection: Cong MLA says he’s no...

Faisul Yaseen

Srinagar, July 29: Militant-turned-renegade-turned-legislator, Usman Majeed Wednesday said he had no rol ... Read

Chopper services soon for Kashmir tourist destina...

Sajad Kralyari

Srinagar, July 29: Kashmir will soon get an added attraction for tourists as the government is introduci ... Read

Bakaya appointed Farooq’s Pol Advisor

Srinagar, July 29: Opposition National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has appointed senior party l ... Read

Govt posts staff with PSC

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Srinagar, July 29: The government on Wednesday posted the staff with the Public Service Commission (PSC) ... Read

Yakub Memon to be hanged today


New Delhi, July 29: Yakub Memon, facing gallows in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, is all set to be executed ... Read


HC constitutes committee to inspect coaching centers ...

Sheikh Saleem

Beerwa High Court has directed to constitute a two-member court committee to inspect the coaching centres in Jammu division.On the pattern of the court committee of two retired district judges constituted for Kashmir division to inspect the coaching centres, the cour ... Read

Omar reviews progress of works i...

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Beerwa National Conference Working President and MLA Beerwah, ... Read

Charak blames senior leaders for...

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SRINAGAR: Suspended Congressman and former minister Gulchain Sing ... Read

Appeals Intl HR organizations to...

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SRINAGAR: Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday co ... Read


‘Women, Children worst affected in Kashmir: Drabu

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SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Labour, Employment and Culture, Dr Haseeb Drabu today underscored the need for imparting education through non-conventional modes like performing arts, fine arts as is being done in other countries and states.He said such an initiative wi ... Read

‘High standards of sanitation, h...

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SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation today kick started an ex ... Read

JK education sector to get new d...

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SRINAGAR: Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar, today said that va ... Read

CEO Srinagar, Principal HSS Koth...

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SRINAGAR: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar today ordered atta ... Read


Calling govt 'Opportunistic Alliance' shows Oppositio...

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SRINAGAR: PDP Chief Spokesperson Mehboob Beg today expressed surprise over “Opposition calling the present alliance an Opportunistic Alliance”.Mehboob Beg said, “Opposition is getting impatient even though not a single working season has passed ever since the present di ... Read

Police arrests kidnapper in Anan...

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SRINAGAR: Police today said it has apprehended the kidnapper of a ... Read

13472 vehicles challened, 1952 s...

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SRINAGAR: Police today said, in its drive against the traffic vio ... Read

‘PDP fabricates lies, distorts h...

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SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) Wednesday lashed out at PDP fo ... Read


ACC's hunger strike enters 9th day

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Jammu, July 29: Amid protests by political parties, the chain hunger strike of the AIIMS coordination committee (ACC) demanding setting up an of AIIMS here entered its ninth consecutive day today. A massive protest demonstration by Congress party activists was held at Bishnah ... Read

JKNPP activists court arrest

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Jammu, July 29: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) activ ... Read

State BJP delegation rushes to D...

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Jammu, July 29: In view of intense campaigning for the establishment of ... Read

US woman alleges molestation in ...

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Jammu, July 29: A 23-year-old US woman has alleged molestation by a co- ... Read


Of Kashmir and frozen mindsets in Delhi

Gowhar Geelani

Only a few days ago, some of the big names in Indian journalism converged on the scenic banks of Kashmir’s famed Dal Lake to share their perspective on themes like ‘Kashmir’s Portrayal in Indian Media’ and ‘Electronic Media and Indian Nationalism’ at the in ... Read

Exploring the radicalization nar...

Shujaat Bukhari

For past few weeks the issue of radicalization among K ... Read

What makes Israel so unhappy?

Manish Rai

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately a ... Read

Peace Constituency and Blood on ...

Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani

Peace activist, Kuldip Nayar is partly right that the b ... Read


Makhdoom Sahib Ropeway Project

Over two years ago, in 2013, the ropeway car project, built near the shrine of Makhdoom Sahib, reached its completion. There was much fanfare as the project was touted to add a landmark for tourism in Srinagar city. Reportedly, built at an expense of six an ... Read

Improve healthcare

The hospitals, particularly those functioning in rural ... Read

Accountability Check

It is commendable that the demand of replacement of dam ... Read

Stop Politics, Save People

Cloudbursts and the havocs they have been wrecking in ... Read


Kashmir to host international tourism conclave on Aug...

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SRINAGAR: To address the issues confronting tourism industry and thrash out a strategy for its promotion, Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir and PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry are jointly organizing an international tourism conclave on August 27 at SKICC in Srinagar un ... Read

Kashmir Motors receives ‘India -...

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SRINAGAR: Polaris Industries US awarded M/S Kashmir Motors with " ... Read

Aircel musters mass support for ...

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SRINAGAR: Strengthening its commitment to the cause of tiger cons ... Read

Div Com reviews functioning of h...

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SRINAGAR, JULY 29: To give fillip to the Horticulture Sector in Valley and ... Read


Sami-ul-llah wins Islamia College cycle race

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SRINAGAR: Physical Education Department of Islamia College of Science and Commerce, Srinagar, organized Annual Cycle Race for the college male students on Wednesday. The race was flagged off by the college Principal Prof. (Dr.) Mohammad Aslam Baba at 6 am from Nehru Par ... Read

B Tech lifts Inter Dept Football...

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SRINAGAR: B Tech lifted the Inter-department football tourney def ... Read

JK wins 20 gold, finishes 2nd in...

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir State Thang-Ta team bagged 2nd place ... Read

Youth Services & Sorts kick star...

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Bandipora, 29th July Director General, Department of Youth Services & Sports ... Read


Traumatic experiences of cloudbursts

Javid U Salam

Pulwama An elderly woman Haseena Akhter lost her 15-year old son on Eid. Her son Mukhtar Ahmad Gorse was washed away by flash floods caused by cloudburst in Hakdiyaj rivulet. Since then she has been remaining mostly indoors reluctant to be drawn into any talk. “She co ... Read

Over 10 dead in 3 weeks

After floods, the new threat that hangs over the Kashmi ... Read

‘I have lost everything, my life...

Irfan Raina

Ganderbal: The cloud bursts have unleashed a trail of destruction ... Read

Inclement weather causes extensi...

Peerzada Aarif

Baramulla: The inclement weather in North Kashmir has severely dam ... Read


Power tariff hike

Dear Editor, In response to the news report titled Kashmir’s domestic power consumers to pay 300 % more fee!, published in Rising Kashmir on 29 July. In order to meet its targets the Power development Department may pull up its officers but it should not ... Read

Commendable action

Dear Editor, We thank Education Minister Naeem Akhte ... Read

Fire at Batamaloo

Dear Editor, A fire under mysterious circumstances b ... Read

Category vs Open Merit

Dear Editor, The debates over Category Reservation i ... Read

North Kashmir

Health centers function from rickety infrastructure ...

M T Rasool

Bandipora: The health care centres in  North Kashmir’s Bandipora district are running from rickety infrastructure with 33 villages lacking healthcare facilities.According to officials  51 out of 62 health centres in the  district are operating from  rented rooms and lack ... Read

3 years on BRO fails to repair B...

M T Rasool

Bandipora: The Border Roads Organization (BRO) has failed to repai ... Read

Delina residents peeved over lac...

Peerzada Aarif

BARAMULLA The inhabitants of Delina in North Kashmir’s Baramulla ... Read

Govt neglects historic Shahabad

Shahjahan Afzal

Shahabad The village Shahabad- which has been named after the no ... Read

South Kashmir

Garbage litters roads in Pulwama

Javid u Salam

Pulwama A health threat looms in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district due to unattended piles of garbage at public places across the town which has shot up the population of stray dogs here.The Municipal Committee Pulwama (MCP) has failed to dispose off the waste in a sci ... Read

Vessu industrial estate sans dev...

Muhammad Suhail

Anantnag, Jul 26 The development of industrial estate at Veesu in Qazigu ... Read

CM’s constituency reels under da...

RK South Bureau

Anantnag, Jul 25: The Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s home town, ... Read

Production takes hit as Bijbehar...

Muhammad Suhail

Bijbehara The Bijbehara industrial estate is devoid of basic infr ... Read

Central Kashmir

Picturesque Doodhpathri turns den of ‘illicit activit...

Nazir Ganaie

DOODHPATHRI, BUDGAM: At a time when the State government was contemplating to develop various tourist destinations across Jammu Kashmir with high-standards and infrastructure, the Doodhpathri resort in central Kashmir’s Budgam district is virtually turning into a den of anti-s ... Read

Plundering Nallah Sindh


Ganderbal, June 24 Illegal extraction of sand, bajri, boulders from nallah ... Read

Ganderbal town stinks


Ganderbal, June 24 This central Kashmir town has turned into a dumping pla ... Read

Book Review

The book leads us from ignorance to knowledge

Mehak Dhaar

Overlook The book, Kashmir Oppressed, is a compilation of two pamphlets by two Europeans Arthur Brinckman and Robert Thorp who visited Kashmir during Maharaja’s rule. Though the initial purpose of their visits was not to research or write about Kashmir but eve ... Read

A thought provoking read

Dr. Gulfishan Khan

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

A marvelous contribution for rea...

Mumtaz Ahmad Numani

The book, small in size but large in content, has been ... Read

Murder mystery set in an ashram


‘Guruji’s Ashram’, the debut novel of Sunil Sinha, make ... Read


Modi is in better position to get K-issue resolved: K...

Veteran journalist, Kuldip Nayar, is a witness to India’s 68 years of existence. He has seen every facet of India from times of Lord Mountbatten to Narendra Modi. Yet he considers himself a journalist by accident. On the sidelines of Srinagar Media Summit, ... Read

Previous government did not take...

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

Third party mediation on Kashmir...

Kapil Kak, retired Air Vice Marshal of the Indian Air F ... Read

‘Dukh to Hota Hai but I stay pos...

Gowhar Geelani

Parvez Rasool’s meteoric ascendency to stardom can be g ... Read

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