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Five drug peddlers held with contraband substance in Jammu and Kashmir

@Admin : 20-Jan-2019, 02:00 PM

Mohan Lal, a resident of Bhartund Chaka, was arrested and 50 g of charas was recovered from his possession during frisking at Ban Ganga in Reasi district, a police spokesperson said.

Five drug peddlers were arrested Sunday along with contraband substance in separate operations in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Mohan Lal, a resident of Bhartund Chaka, was arrested and 50 g of ch more...

Scooty rider dies in Ganderbal road accident

@Admin : 20-Jan-2019, 12:00 PM

Station house officer police station Kheerbawani, Nazir Ahmed told Greater Kashmir that a Scooty, driven by Ghulam Nabi Tantray, was hit by a car in Kurhama area on Sunday afternoon.

A scooty-rider died in a road accident in Kurhama area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Sunday, police said.

Station house officer police station Kheerbawani, Nazir Ahmed told Greate more...

Rape accused among two absconders held in Jammu

@Admin : 20-Jan-2019, 10:00 AM

The rape accused, identified as Shadi Lal, a resident of Butla village, was arrested from Bhaderwah in Doda district Saturday, a police official said.

Two absconders, including a man accused of raping a woman 21 years ago, were arrested in separate operations in Jammu and Kashmir, police said Sunday.

The rape accused, identified as Shadi Lal, a resident of Butla village, was arr more...

India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in Rajouri after two-day lull

@Admin : 20-Jan-2019, 09:00 AM

Sources told Greater Kashmir that the exchange of fire and shelling started at 1pm in Kalal and Baba Khori areas of Nowshera sector.

The armies of India and Pakistan on Sunday fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir after two-day lull.

Sources told Greater Kashmir that the exchange of fire and shelling started at 1pm in Kalal and Baba Khori more...

Gadkari to inaugurate first inter-state bridge in Jammu and Kashmir on Jan 22

@Admin : 20-Jan-2019, 08:00 AM

The inter-state bridge was built at a cost of nearly Rs 150 crore in a span of three and a half years linking secluded areas of Kathua district with Punjab, the officials said.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the 1.2 km-long Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge on the Ravi river in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on January 22, officials said Sunday.

The inter-state bridge more...

Grave of Kashmir’s exiled king Yusuf Shah Chuk in Bihar lies in ruins

@Admin : 20-Jan-2019, 08:00 AM

Yusuf Shah Chak ruled Kashmir from 1579 to 1586 and was one of the last native rulers of independent Kashmir. Yusuf Shah, who succeeded his father Ali Shah, was imprisoned by the Mughal emperor Akbar and later exiled to Bihar.

The resting place of last independent king of Kashmir, Yusuf Shah Chak, in Bihar lies in ruins and faces a threat from local land grabbers, a media report said toda more...

Today, I feel relieved from a huge burden: Altaf Bukhari

@Admin : 20-Jan-2019, 06:00 AM

Bukhari won his maiden Assembly election from Srinagar’s Amira Kadal constituency in 2014. He was inducted as a minister in the PDP-BJP coalition government headed by Mufti Sayeed.

Responding to his expulsion from the PDP, former finance minister, Syed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday said he was “happy” over the decision but termed the reasons given for his removal as “debat more...

Two injured after car hits road divider in north Kashmir’s Sopore

@Admin : 20-Jan-2019, 06:00 AM

The injured were identified as Abdul Gani Shah of Shallapora and Zahoor Ahmad Malla of Sher colony Sopore.

Two persons were injured late last night after their car met with an accident in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Reports said the driver lost control on the car and crashed it into a road divider in New colony area.

They said the two more...

Pathana Peer residents stage protest against PDD

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

Allege officials seek money for poles, wires

Residents of Pathana Peer village in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district on Saturday staged a demonstration against the PDD department for not providing them with the electric poles and wires.

Raising slogans against the PDD chief engineer, XEn Ponch and AEE PDD Mendhar, the villagers claimed the PDD officials of the area are charging m more...

Amid outcry over newborn’s death on road, Govt orders inquiry

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

Accused doctor suspended, SOP not followed: Principal GMC

J&K government on Saturday ordered inquiry into the death of a newborn on the roadside here after the mother from a remote village of Kupwara was “denied” admission at maternity LalDed hospital. 

The government swung into action after the shocking incident led to widespread outcry with people demandin more...

Shortage of staff at Kupwara Hospital forcing patients to move to Srinagar

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

There are six gynaecologist posts but only two doctors are available, two anaesthetists, three orthopaedics in which only one is available.

Over 100 gynae patients have been referred from Kupwara sub-district hospital to Srinagar this month only as the hospital faces shortage of doctors and infrastructure.

The dearth of doctors has turned it into a referral hospital, claiming nu more...

World of make-believe

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

Addressing Kashmir, false beliefs also dominate the rational ideas of common masses

Clinging on to the ancient traditions, regarded as a personified Kali Mata and worshipped by many Hindus and Buddhists, a girl is elected from a Newar caste of Buddhists in Nepal as a result of a meticulous edifying manner to be “living goddess”. And once she goes into the age of adolescence, s more...

The Plank in Your Own Eyes

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

The self-same countries have put economic sanctions on Iran for not one good reason beyond US order

UPI writes that the European Union issues sanctions on Iran over assassination plots on January 8, 2019. And US Secretary of State, Pompeo, fully supports them.

The move puts the individuals and intelligence unit on the EU terrorist list – freezing their financial assets. more...

Global War on Dangerous Ideas

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

Those who reject democratic values or processes are extremists by that definition

The West and the power-aspiring countries are abuzz with an ostensibly novel notion about what ails the existing global order: “extremism.” Extremism is deemed the underlying impediment to peace, prosperity, and freedom. 

When it comes to Kashmir, (Islamic) extremism is increasingl more...

Kashmir: Questions on governance

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

Aijaz Ashraf Wani's book touches the sensitive chord

The landmark book on governance authored by Aijaz Ashraf Wani has an unusual title, ‘What Happened to Governance in Kashmir’? The author seeks to answer the question in a study, hitherto untouched. Kashmir lost in the vortex of conflict and violence remains largely ungovernable. The study is backed by a sound academic pool, more...

Daribal School and Last Iconic Artisans

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

Of the three great artists the last one, Mohammad Amin Kundanagar, died on Thursday, at 90

The ‘hint of sweet spring was in the air; it was the first day of March’ after long vacations school had opened. Nonetheless, the heaps of frozen snow still littered the lanes, blankets of snow covered many mud roofs in our Mohalla and the latticed windows pasted with brown paper and old more...

Sonamarg: Make it an all weather tourist place

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

As the recent snowfall brought cheer to the people associated with tourism, it also brought joy to hundreds of tourists visiting famous resorts including Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg to see the snow. However, much to the disappointment of the hundreds of domestic as well as non local tourists who had come to visit their preferred tourist destination Sonamarg, but had to leave back disa more...

Court restrains 3 traders from selling products with Ooshin trade mark

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

The court added that application filed by defendants, seeking modification of earlier interim order (ex-party) being bereft of any reason and substance merits dismissal.

A local court here Saturday restrained three traders from dealing, selling or storing the products under the trade name of “New Ooshn NZ" or any other name similar or identical to trademark of plaintiff Ooshin more...

Skyview Patnitop participates in SATTE 2019

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

Skyview Patnitop, owned by Empyrean Skyview Projects Private Limited, a subsidiary of FIL Industries, is coming up with India’s premium adventure destination being created at Patnitop.

On its journey to transform the adventure and hospitality sector in India, Skyview Patnitop by Empyrean participated in SATTE 2019 held from January 16-18 at India Expo Center, Greater Noida.  more...

KCCI launches ‘Conversations’

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 PM

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Saturday launched first issue of ‘Conversations” a quarterly journal of the activities of the chamber for the October-December quarter. “The main objective of the journal, which will be a regular feature fron now onwards, would be awareness of members and other concerned with regard to promotion of trade commerce and in more...