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Jama’at chief-led delegation meets Geelani to condole demise of his son-in-law

@Admin : 15-Nov-2018, 02:00 PM

A Jama’at spokesman said the delegation met Geelani and expressed condolences on the death of his son-in-law Ghulam Hassan Makhdoomi who died at SKIMS on Tuesday.

A delegation of Jama’at-e-Islami led by its chief Dr Abdul Hamid Fayaz met Hurriyat (G) leader Syed Ali Geelani at his Hyderpora residence to condole the demise of his son-in-law.

A Jama’at spokesman said more...

Geelani visits Sopore after five years, reiterates his demand for self-determination

@Admin : 15-Nov-2018, 02:00 PM

Ghulam Hassan Makdhoomi, the eldest son-in-law of the octogenarian leader, passed away at SKIMS Soura on Tuesday.

Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Thursday reached Dooru Sopore, his first visit to the area after a gap of five years, to meet his bereaved daughter.

Ghulam Hassan Makdhoomi, the eldest son-in-law of the octogenarian leader, passed away at SKIMS Soura o more...

Jammu and Kashmir govt amends GP fund rules

@Admin : 15-Nov-2018, 02:00 PM

According to a notification issued by the Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin K Choudhary, one-time GP Fund withdrawal shall now also include expenditure on account of training of Technical Nature/Higher Studies of the children within and outside the State and expenditure on account of pilgrimage within and outside the country, which by religion of the subscriber is obligatory upon himself/hers more...

Disburse compensation to affected fruit growers immediately: Div Com to DCs

@Admin : 15-Nov-2018, 02:00 PM

He also directed them to constitute teams to monitor the progress of disbursement process and send the daily based report to his office, said an official handout.

The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all Deputy Commissioners of the valley to start disbursement of enhanced compensation amount to the affected fruit growers immediately whose fruits were damage more...

Pulwama men arrested in Poonch were militant associates: Police

@Admin : 15-Nov-2018, 09:00 AM

Addressing a presser, Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Rajiv Pandey said that both the men arrested from a vehicle in Jarran wali Gali were tasked with ferrying weapons from Mendhar to Kashmir valley.

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that the two Pulwama residents arrested during a search operation in Poonch yesterday were militant associates.

Addressing a press more...

BJP leader Chander Mohan Gupta elected Jammu Mayor

@Admin : 15-Nov-2018, 08:00 AM

While Gupta polled 45 votes, his nearest rival, Vijay Choudhary, an Independent backed by the Congress got 30 votes.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chander Mohan Gupta was on Thursday elected as the new mayor of Jammu municipal corporation (JMC).

While Gupta polled 45 votes, his nearest rival, Vijay Choudhary, an Independent backed by the Congress got 30 votes. more...

Watch: Narrow escape for police team as landslides hit Zojila Pass on Kargil highway

@Admin : 15-Nov-2018, 08:00 AM

The rescue team was clearing the stranded vehicles at Zojila when snowfall triggered landslides in the area.

Station house officer (SHO) police station Sonamarg and his team had a narrow escape at Zojila pass on Srinagar-Kargil highway last evening when landslides hit the area.

The rescue team was clearing the stranded vehicles at Zojila when snowfall triggered landslides in the more...

Indian, Pakistani origin authors make cut for South Asian lit prize

@Admin : 15-Nov-2018, 07:00 AM

Besides, Mohsin Hamid for "Exit West" (Riverhead Books, USA and Penguin Random House, India) and Kamila Shamsie for "Home Fire" (Riverhead Books, USA and Bloomsbury, UK) from the Pakistani side.

Four authors of Indian origin and two of Pakistani, whose novels bring alive a spectrum of themes and emotions relevant in contemporary South Asian life were short-listed on Thursday for the US $2 more...

PaK prez says no military solution to Kashmir dispute, asks UN to step forward

@Admin : 15-Nov-2018, 05:00 AM

He said there was no possible military solution to the Kashmir issue and India will have to initiate dialogues with Pakistan to find a peaceful resolution to this conflict.

While maintaining that there was no military solution to Kashmir conflict, Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (PaK) president Sardar Masood Khan has said that "Indian obstinacy" could push nuclear armed India and more...

Allow Kashmiris to decide their future: Shahid Afridi to India, Pakistan

@Admin : 15-Nov-2018, 05:00 AM

“Don’t give Kashmir to Pakistan or India either. Let them be independent. Humanity is big thing. Human are being killed there (Kashmir)

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi has asked India and Pakistan to leave Kashmir "for the sake of humanity" and let Kashmiris decide their own future.

“Don’t give Kashmir to Pakistan or India either. Let them more...

India, Pakistan armies exchange gunfire along LoC in Rajouri

@Admin : 14-Nov-2018, 10:00 PM

Intermittent shelling was going on till last reports poured in.

The armies of India and Pakistan on Wednesday exchanged gunfire at two locations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports said that the armies of both the countries exchanged fire with small and heavy arms in Kalal and Deeing forward locations in Nowshera tehsil near the LoC more...

Candidates file nominations for Rajouri MCs

@Admin : 14-Nov-2018, 10:00 PM

It is being believed that in Nowshera and Sunderbani municipal committees, BJP will clinch the posts of president and vice-presidents, whereas in Kalakote, independent candidates will be elected.

Several candidates filed their nomination papers for the posts of president and vice-president in five municipal committees of Rajouri district on Wednesday, while in Rajouri municipal committee, more...

5 injured in Poonch road accident

@Admin : 14-Nov-2018, 10:00 PM

Five persons were injured in a road accident here this evening. As per reports, a Tata sumo (No JKO2G 2744) which was on its way from Poonch to Mendhar met with an accident and rolled down in a nallah near KG Top. “Five persons who were injured were shifted to hospital for treatment," said a source, identifying them as Anis Ismial, Rubeena Kouser, Zabeena Kouser, Zabeena Kouse more...

Advisor Kumar visit SDH Dooru

@Admin : 14-Nov-2018, 10:00 PM

Various deputations including Auqaf Committee Dooru and Traders Federation Dooru also had meetings with Kumar.

Governor’s Adviosr K Vijay Kumar today visited newly constructed building of Sub-District Hospital (SDH), Dooru.

An official spokesman said that the Director Health Services, Kashmir and CMO, Anantnag informed the Advisor that new building of SDH Dooru, getting co more...

The Shrinking Space!

@Admin : 14-Nov-2018, 10:00 PM

For the last few years the political space in Kashmir has been gradually made to shrink and now even the so called “mainstream” is being squeezed out!

Recently Omar Abdullah in an interview said that the political space for mainstream parties has shrunk in Kashmir. One could ask him whether there ever was real political space in Kashmir any time right from 1947. It had been totally sq more...

Kashmir's Unending Power Woes

@Admin : 14-Nov-2018, 10:00 PM

Where lies the problem and where the solution

Come October-end, the State Administration shifts to Jammu leaving behind the Valley in darkness. Suddenly, you observe power generation has drastically gone down, as if till its move to winter capital the civil secretariat was generating electricity. This year, the situation has worsened too soon. Within days of Chief Secretary assuring peopl more...

A train to Qazigund

@Admin : 14-Nov-2018, 10:00 PM

This itinerary proved to be the worst nightmare of sorts

Life is a journey full of crests and troughs. Endless permutations and combinations make it a joy ride. Delight and distress walk side by side. Merriment and mourning is what defines life. Last week, my friend invited me to the auspicious occasion of his marriage ceremony. It is a much-awaited D-day in our lives. Sky was sad, clouds more...

Re-establishing Identity

@Admin : 14-Nov-2018, 10:00 PM

Dr Abdul Ahad’s Kashmir Rediscovered dismantles ‘his-story’ to re-discover the lost free and sovereign status of the present muzzled people and land

Allama Iqbal mourned the sad plight of Kashmiris in the following words: “Today, Kashmir has become weak, helpless and poor/Once, the wise would call it the Little Iran … Alas! These people, so skillful of hands, so rich in more...

Understanding the Book

@Admin : 14-Nov-2018, 10:00 PM

Dr. Tauseef Ahmad Parray has penned down yet another well researched book depicting some Key Terms and Basic Concepts of Qur’an

Book: Towards Understanding Some Qur’anic Terms, Concepts, and Themes

Publisher: Qirtas Publishers Karachi, Pakistan

Publishing Year: June, 2017

Author: Dr. Tauseef Ahmad Parray

Pages: 296


Frequent highway closures hit LPG supplies in Kashmir

@Admin : 14-Nov-2018, 10:00 PM

Except for the Hindustan Petroleum, which has a bottling plant in Kashmir, the oil marketing companies are mostly dependent on outside supplies they cannot stock unbottled LPG in the valley for the long winters.

Frequent Srinagar-Jammu Highway closures has hit the cooking gas supply to Kashmir creating shortage like situation across the valley. 

Consumers from across the v more...