JK elections no victory over Pakistan, says Omar

Rules out post-poll alliance with BJP; Regrets AFSPA wasn’t revoked in his tenure


Srinagar, Dec 22: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said the assembly elections in J&K should not be perceived as a plebiscite and India’s National Security Advisor should not project it as a “strategic victory over Pakistan.” “I would beg to disagree with the NSA. The moment you convert More

Par panel slams JK govt for ‘inadequate steps’ on flood warning

Omar hits back:If state government was sleeping, what were central departments doing?


New Delhi, Dec 22: A Parliamentary panel Monday rapped the Jammu and Kashmir Government for not taking sufficient measures on the forewarning of the meteorological department about "more than normal" heavy showers during the recent floods and also asked the Centre "not to shrug off its responsibility More

JK polls: Counting of votes today


Jammu, Dec 22:  Counting of votes for the recently-held assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir shall take place on Tuesday.According to official sources, the counting will be held at district headquarters of 22 districts of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions comprising 87 assembly constituencies More

Many contestants have political survival at stake


Jammu, Dec 22: With counting of votes for the 87 Assembly seats in Jammu & Kashmir taking place Tuesday, all eyes are on fate of key contestants who, according to observers, have their political survival at stake.While the outcome of poll results will determine the future of regional parties More

3-tier security in place for smooth counting: Shantmanu

‘Prior permission required for victory processions’


Jammu, Dec 22: Three-tier security has been put in place to ensure smooth and peaceful counting at 11 counting centers set up in Jammu region while the administration has identified routes for victory processions by winning candidates.Officials said no victory procession will be allowed in Rajouri More

JKLF takes agitation to streets

Holds sit-in at Maisuma against ‘harassment by police’


Srinagar, Dec 22: Intensifying its agitation against “harassment of youth by police”, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Monday held a sit-in at Maisuma locality here.JKLF leaders, activists and relatives of detained youth assembled at MaisumaChowk and staged protest against police More

‘Leh-Manali to be connected by rail’


New Delhi, Dec 22: Four strategic places along the Sino-India border have been identified by the Defence Ministry for rail connectivity in the first phase, LokSabha was informed Monday.They are Missamari-Tenga-Tawang (378 km), Bilaspur-Manali- Leh (498 km), Pasighat-Tezu-Rupai (227 km) and North More

Nawaz Sharif chairs counter-terrorism meet

‘There will be a decisive war against terrorists’

Islamabad, Dec 22: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday chaired a high-level meeting on counter-terrorism which decided to crush rising terrorism in the country with full force.The meeting reviewed all existing anti-terror laws and decided to bring necessary amendments in order to toughen these More

Pakistan set to execute 55 of 500 death-row militants


Islamabad, Dec 22: Pakistan is preparing to execute at least 55 more death-row militants among the 500 condemned militants after their mercy appeals were rejected following the end of a 2008 moratorium on death penalty.An official of Interior Ministry said that President ManmoonHussain rejected More

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Aman Farooq bereaved

Srinagar, Dec 22: Ghulam Ahmad Wani of Azad Mohalla Habba Kadal locality here passed away on Monday. He was 75. He was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard at Habba Kadal here. The deceased was the More

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BJP expresses confidence over forming next govt in JK

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Jammu, Dec 22: A day ahead of the counting of votes for the five-phased assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the state unit of BJP today expressed confidence over the party forming the next government More

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‘K’ dispute in international agenda amidst elections

…UN moves underline live and standing resistance narrative



‘K’ resistance remains live and standing despite the din and crescendo of election and drumming-up of state narrative by electronic media. Deft moves in UN in recent days relate a tale that resonates with More

  • Education

Living Dangerously Outside Kashmir

Kashmiri students studying outside the state say they fear for their safety



As a group of Kashmiri students prepare to de-board a train at Hazrat Nizamuddin station in New Delhi, the ticket checker asks them for their identity. “We are from Jammu,” the students reply in unison More

  • Letters

Sheer cowardice

This refers to the killing of another sarpanch. This is an act of cowardice. Stop killing innocents in Kashmir and go to Palestine and fight their for the Palestinians who really suffer there. Farhan Bashir More

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J&K exports handicap

The only way to achieve a turnaround in exports is to significantly improve its connectivity with the outside world and the Indian mainland itself

It is barely surprising that Jammu & Kashmir's annual exports of around Rs 2000 crore represent only 0.1 % of India's total export volume. The conference on foreign trade held in Srinagar on Wednesday More

  • Business

JK Bank’s major CSR initiative in Jammu

Donates sophisticated medical equipment to hospitals


Jammu, Dec 22: In one of its major Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, J&K Bank today donated specialized life saving treatment machines including Computed Radiography (CR) System, five More

  • Sports

Baroda firm after Parvez, Dayal tons

Vadodara, Dec 22: Parveez Rasool played a captain's knock as his sixth first-class century propelled Jammu and Kashmir to a commendable first-innings score of 497 against Baroda in a group league encounter More

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Kashmir continues to shiver amid dry weather

Met office predicts rains, snowfall


Srinagar, Dec 22: Kashmir Valley continued to experience dry and cold weather on the second day of 'Chillai-Kalan' – the 40-day harshest winter period, as the minimum temperatures remained below the freezing More

  • Srinagar City

MASTER PLAN VIOLATIONS everywhere, admin nowhere!


Srinagar, Dec 22: With no let up in complaints of illegal constructions during the ongoing election year, Master Plan is being brazenly violated in Srinagar, a victim of “haphazard urbanization”.  More

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Chilly conditions in Jmu region


Jammu, Dec 22: Chilly conditions being experienced across Jammu region would continue on Tuesday with the weathermen predicting no change in weather during next twenty four hours.Weathermen said dense More

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