Sarpanch shot dead in Awantipora

Police urges village heads ‘not to venture out at evenings’


Awantipora, Apr 18: Barely a month after gunmen killed father of a Sarpanch in this south Kashmir area, suspected militants shot dead another village head here late Thursday evening. The slain Sarpanch belongs to the Peoples Democratic Party.Reports said unidentified gunmen barged into the residential More

Mehbooba blames NC

Questions EC’s silence over MCC violations by ruling party


Srinagar, Apr 18: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday held the ruling National Conference responsible for the killing of the party’s Sarpanch in Pulwama district Thursday. The PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said the National Conference “wants to create fear-psychosis among people to enforce More

NC condemns Sarpanch killing

Srinagar, Apr 18: The ruling National Conference Friday condemned the killing of a Sarpanch by unidentified gunmen in Awantipora and expressed the party's grief and sorrow at the incident. The NC spokesman Junaid Mattu said “such incidents will not scuttle the process of grassroots empowerment More

Geelani’s bombshell: A separatist group in league with Narendra Modi


Srinagar, Apr 18: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Friday said a pro-freedom organization was “in league with BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.”  Without naming the group or its leaders, Geelani accused it of “working against the cause of Kashmiris.”< More

LS polls: Baig fears NC will repeat 1987


Baramulla, Apr 18: Peoples Democratic Party leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig Friday warned that “if the 1987-like situation is allowed to replicate, it will not only jeopardize India’s integrity but also dethrone Sheikh dynasty from the State.”Baig said this after filing his nomination for the Baramulla More

PDP desperate to see Modi as PM, says Omar


Tral, Apr 18: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said Kashmiris would never accept Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister and his Bhartiya Janata Party as the ruling one. Addressing a public gathering at Tral town in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district amid shutdown, Omar said: “Kashmiris neither have More

Tosamaidan to breathe easy as lease ends

Won’t allow firing drills in meadow: Home Secy



Srinagar, Apr 18: With Army Friday losing the controversial lease to use Tosamaidan meadow in Budgam as its firing range, the J&K government has decided not to allow anymore firing drills in the area.The State Home Secretary, Suresh Kumar, said since the notification to declare Tosamaidan More

‘Army requires land for artillery’

Srinagar, Apr 18: With lease to Army on Tosamaidan use ending Friday, the GOC of 15 Corps Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh said the Government has to take a final decision on the issue of artillery drills by Army.  Singh told local news gathering agency CNS that there is a requirement for Army More

  • Briefs

3 nominations filed in Leh

Leh, Apr 8: Three more candidates have so far filed nominations in Leh for the polls for one parliament seat in the province taking the number of candidates in the fray to five. They are Sayed Kazim Sabri More

  • News

Muslim body slams Salim Khan, Salman for praising Modi


Aligarh, Apr 18: The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis has slammed Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father and film writer Salim Khan for praising Narendra Modi for "pure commercial gains".FMSA More

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  • Opinion

The Test of Patriotism

An apologetic behaviour, with revolting expressions, has become the defining characteristic of the Indian Muslims


Slavery is a “state of mind”; this chilling idea can be easily explained by another quotation, “slave thinks through the mind of his master”.  Last week, in an election related show on TV, a Muslim More

  • GK Magazine

TOSAMAIDAN: Demilitarization and Dispute

Would this activism, and the raw demands for demilitarization, bring us any relief!


As the expiry date of the lease agreement drew close, opposition to extension in the lease agreement,   became louder. This is in a nutshell how the past week went abuzz with the demands that More

  • Editorial

Guarding against divisiveness

Political parties are expected to exhibit utmost degree of responsibility

One of the most important things for Jammu & Kashmir state is its territorial and political cohesiveness. That political cohesiveness has ensured peaceful co-existence of various ethnic and regional More

  • Business

JK loses Rs 500 cr foreign deal, courtesy govt indifference

Oman-based ATTE Pvt Ltd was keen to invest in JK’s marble, granite industry: Stakeholders


Srinagar, Apr 18: Government’s failure to revalidate lease for extraction of marble and granite in favour of private players, has cost the state a foreign deal worth Rs 500 crore. President, Chamber More

  • Sports

Event postponed; to be held on Wednesday

4th JK Bank Run For Shahr-e-Khaas

Srinagar, Apr 18: The prevailing inclement weather conditions have forced J&K Sports Development Association (JKSDA) to reschedule the 4th J&K Bank Run for Shahr-E-Khaas that was scheduled to be More

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  • Kashmir

People press for freeing meadow

TBF stages protests, threatens agitation

Tosamaidan Lease Row


Srinagar, Apr 18: In an effort to press government not to extend the Tosamaidan lease, protests were held at various places on Friday while scores of Tosamaidan Bachao Front (TMBF) activists staged demonstrations More

  • Srinagar City

Auqaf Market Lal Chowk,residential colonies in darkness

Women seek rights commission intervention on streetlights again


Srinagar, Apr 18: With authorities failing to ensure proper lighting of marketplaces and residential colonies in the City, now Auqaf Market Lal Chowk reels under darkness. Apart from people in general More

  • Jammu

10 lakhs voters fail to turn up for polls in Jammu


Jammu, Apr 18: Despite record voting turnout in first two phases of Lok Sabha election in Jammu and Kashmir, over ten lakh registered voters of Jammu region have not exercised their franchise.As per the More

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