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Pathana Peer residents stage protest against PDD

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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...

U-23 T20: J&K suffer 4th defeat

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J&K team almost registered its first win of the tournament but they lost plot in the last three overs of the run chase. Going well in the chase of 113 run target, J&K went from 97 for the loss of seven wickets to 103 all out within a space of eight balls.

J&K suffered fourth straight defeat in the ongoing Women’s Cricket Under-23 T20 League as they fell 10 runs short of target more...

Skiing course flagged off

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The group was flagged off by Principal, Fr Sebstain, from Srinagar. As many as 18 skiers will get training for a period of 14 days from expert trainers Niyaz Wani , Feroz Ahmad Khan and Rouf Bhat.

After the conclusion of the first skiing course of season, Burn Hall School flagged off a group of 18 students for the second course to be held in Gulmarg.

The group was flagged off by more...

Sports Council employees welcome merger proposal

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We the employees of Sports Council support the Government announcement,” read a statement of J&K State Sports Council Low Paid Employees Union

J&K State Sports Council employees have welcomed Government’s proposed move of merging Sports Council with Department of Youth Services and Sports. They requested the Government to solve the pending issues of the employees before going more...

Real Kashmir beat Lajong 1-0

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The only goal of the match come from Aaron Katebe in the 78th minute by a header. With this win Real Kashmir have jumped to second place on points table with 25 points from 13 matches. Chennai City FC stands at top with 30 points from 13 matches.

Real Kashmir football club kept their unbeaten record in away fixtures of I-League intact as they beat hosts Shillong Lajong FC by 1 goal at JLN more...

Gen Bhat gives away prizes at IISM Gulmarg

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Gen Bhat expressed satisfaction on the excellent conduct of training by the IISM.

Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering at Gulmarg completed its second ski course today in which 80 students participated. A graduation ceremony was held at IISM in which Gen AK Bhat, commander of Chinar Corps, was the chief guest who gave away the certificates and medals to the winners. Amongst the more...

Pak PM asks UNGA chief to probe rights ‘abuses’ in Kashmir

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Maria Espinosa calls for peaceful resolution of all conflicts including Kashmir

Prime Minis¬ter Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qure¬shi on Friday raised the Kash¬mir issue in their meetings with United Nations General Assem¬bly president Maria Espinosa, asking her to set up a commission to probe “rights abuses” in Kashmir and take steps for the im more...

Confident to form stable govt alone: NC

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The meeting was convened to “strategies and draw a road map for the assembly elections,” the party in a statement said.

Exuding confidence about giving Jammu and Kashmir a “stable and strong” government, National Conference on Saturday ruled out any alliance in the ensuing elections.

“Coalition culture does not suit the state like Jammu and Kashmir, which i more...

Jammu airport to be made functional at night

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AAI extends watch hours’ upto 9 PM

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to extend the watch hours upto 9:00 PM at the Jammu Airport.

In a communication to the State Government, AAI has conveyed that it is ready to handle extended ‘watch hours’ operations at Jammu Airport. As and when the airlines submit their flight schedule, AAI will permit these oper more...