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Row over JNU’s pro-Guru event escalates

PTI

New Delhi: JNU Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested Friday in connection with a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy over holding of an event at the prestigious institute against hanging of Afzal Guru.The case was registered yesterday under Section of 124 A (sedition) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC against unknown persons at Vasant Kunj (North) Police station following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Gir ... Read

Anti-India acts won't be tolerated: Rajanth

PTI

New Delhi, Feb 12: Talking tough, Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday warned of "strongest possible" acti ... Read

SAR Geelani booked for sedition

PTI

New Delhi, Feb 12: Former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani has been booked for sedition in connecti ... Read

Left questions arrest of JNUSU president

PTI

New Delhi, Feb 12: Left parties Friday questioned the arrest of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and asked ... Read

JNU bars 8 students from academic activities

PTI

New Delhi, Feb 12: As many as eight students have been debarred from academic activities by JNU pending ... Read

Geelani warns of consequences, demands release of...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Feb 12: The chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat Conference Friday condemned the arrest of J ... Read

Govt formation by Feb-end

Sumaiya Yousuf

Srinagar, Feb 12: The political stalemate in Jammu Kashmir may end next week with a PDP-BJP coalition l ... Read

News

Custom officials at Wagah Border charge visitors from JK

Javed Iqbal

Mendhar: Facing harassment allegedly at the hands of custom officers at Wagah Border in Punjab, the residents of border district Poonch Friday said they are charged excessively on the goods they bring from Pakistan administered Kashmir on their return (PaK) to India.Mo ... Read

After ten months, Geelani offers...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani Friday offered F ... Read

India asks Pak's 'state actors' ...

PTI

New Delhi: India today seized on former Pakistan President Pervez ... Read

Time for Mehbooba to become CM h...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Former RAW Chief, A.S Dulat Wednesday asked the PDP pre ... Read

City

Why top private schools shy away from responsibilities?

Sheikh Saleem

Srinagar: High Court has accepted to hear a petition seeking directions to valleys top private institutes to have 25 per cent reservation for students of under privileged class of society.The petition filled by chairman International Forum for Human Rights Justice Ahsan ... Read

Ganai asks officials to act toug...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, Khursheed Ganai, Friday directed t ... Read

Div Com reviews progress of seri...

Rising Kashmir News

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

CUK to launch engineering progra...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: The Central University of Kashmir (CUK) is going to lau ... Read

Kashmir

Use of polythene bags continues unabated in Tral

Basharat Rashid

Tral: Despite efforts of municipal authorities to implement ban on polythene bags across the Valley, the use of non-biodegradable material continues unabatedly in Tral area of South Kashmirs Pulwama district.The use of polythene bags is a cause of worry for Tral res ... Read

Formulation of District Irrigati...

Rising Kashmir News

Anantnag: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag today chaired a meeti ... Read

Dir ULB visits Kupwara, reviews ...

Rising Kashmir News

Kupwara: Director Urban Local Bodies (ULB) Kashmir today took st ... Read

Bhat barred from offering Friday...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) Friday said ... Read

Jammu

Vyas for expediting implementation of PM’s reconstruc...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Financial Commissioner, Planning and Development Department,  B B Vyas today called for early completion of procedural requirements for the projects to be taken up under Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan. Vyas enjoined upon the officers to ensure timely com ... Read

Chief Executive Officer meets La...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: On the directions of the Governor N N Vohra, who is als ... Read

PDP, BJP pushed JK into politica...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Asking PDP-BJP combine to apologise the people of Jammu ... Read

Ex-VC of SKUAST-J booked for 'il...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Former Vice Chancellor of Sher-i-Kashmir University of ... Read

Opinion

Afzal Guru at JNU and beyond

Suhail Ahmad

Kashmir valley observed shutdown on the death anniversaries of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat. But it was not the hartal in the valley that caught the attention of Indian media. An event organised at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi stok ... Read

The inadequacy of language

Shabir Ahmad Mir

The poetry of T.S Eliot is an exercise in intellect. On ... Read

Giving information is not charity

Raman Sharma

Recently, Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commissio ... Read

Afzal Guru: ‘Judicial Murder’ of...

Gowhar Geelani

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

TAAK kick-starts promotional program with road shows ...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) has kick started its two-week-long tourism promotion¬al campaign from Ahmadebad during which they would organize road shows, seminar and press meets. Over 20 members from TAAK have reached Ahmadebad on Friday morn¬in ... Read

Div Com for hassle-free Cross-Lo...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner(Kashmir) Dr Asgar HassanSamoon ... Read

Tourism participates in India He...

Rising Kashmir News

Jaipur: Continuing its campaign to promote various tourism prod ... Read

J&K Bank conducts awareness camps

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Spreading financial awarenessacross the rural spaces of ... Read

Sports

J&K Ice Hockey Association to hold first-ever state c...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: The Kargil based J&K Ice Hockey Association is organizing the first ever state Ice Hockey championship at Ice Skating Rink in Drass from 14thto 18thof February. As many as 10 teams from all provinces of the state including Kashmir, Jammu, Drass, Kargil, and Le ... Read

Valley’s athlete lauded after re...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: The members of J&K Hussaini Sports Club welcomed the Ta ... Read

Jandrah Khiladis, Jagti Hurrican...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Jandrah Khiladis defeated Jandyal Conquerors while Jagt ... Read

Girls Athletic meet held at Kathua

Rising Kashmir News

Kathua: The first leg of ‘Girls Athletic Meet’ under the initia ... Read

Viewpoint

ReTs must not shy away from test

Dr Nazir Ahmad Gilkar

Rehber-e-Taleem, Rehber-e-Sehat, Rehber-e-Zirat, Rehber-e-Sannat etc fundamentally are apprenticeship programs. To regularise an apprentice after completing a requisite period is put to test, written as well as viva.In mid 1970s, at HMT watch factory, Srina ... Read

What is preventing demilitarisat...

Aamir Rafiq Peerzada

In October 2015, I got a chance to be a part of a civil ... Read

South Asia’s violent geography

Syed Suhail Yaqoob

South Asia is a home to more than one billion populatio ... Read

South Asia’s violent geography

Syed Suhail Yaqoob

South Asia is a home to more than one billion populatio ... Read

Responses

Paradigm shift in education

Dear Editor,

The education sector seems to attain more and more significance with each passing day. However, the mechanism adopted to ensure a change should always be democratic and inclusive. All stakeholders including administrators, parents, students, teachers and assoc ... Read

Brick kilns

Dear Editor,

It is disheartening to know that numerous brick kilns a ... 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

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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