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Govt to impose restrictions on Afzal’s death anniversary

Sumaiya Yousuf

Srinagar, Feb 8: Authorities have decided to impose restrictions across Kashmir valley on Tuesday on the third death anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru.Highly placed sources said all the district magistrates have been asked to impose restrictions under Section 144 of RPC. “All the deputy commissioners have been asked to ensure imposition of Section 144 which restricts assembly of four or more people to prevent protest demonstrations ... Read

‘Legal means open to seek Afzal’s mortal remains’

Manzoor-ul-Hassan

Srinagar, Feb 08: While Government of India continues to deny the mortal remains and belongings of Afza ... Read

At least return belongings of my father to me: Af...

Rising Kashmir News

Sopore, Feb 8: On the third death anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru, his son Ghalib Guru, who recen ... Read

Police cracks down on Geelani’s Hurriyat

Mir Liyaqat Ali

Srinagar, Feb 08: Several separatist leaders and activists were detained or put under house arrest ahea ... Read

Mirwaiz meets Pak envoy in Delhi

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Feb 08: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday met Pakistan envoy to Ind ... Read

Multiple inquiries can be ordered against delinqu...

Sheikh Saleem

Srinagar, Feb 08: The High Court has stated that multiple inquiries can be ordered against an official ... Read

Guv approves draft Road Safety Policy, to invite ...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, Feb 8: Governor N N Vohra Monday approved the draft Road Safety Policy of the state which wo ... Read

Pakistan rules out JeM chief’s role in Pathankot ...

Agencies

New Delhi, Feb 9: The Pakistani team tasked to investigate the role of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant ... Read

Noted poet-lyricist Nida Fazli passes away

PTI

Mumbai, Feb 8: Renowned poet and lyricist Nida Fazli, who has enthralled several generations with hi ... Read

News

JK's interests supreme, PDP not power hungry: Rafi

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Taking a dig at national conference, PDP General Secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir Monday said PDP leadership is not power hungry unlike the national conference which has a history of bartering the interests of people of J&K.In a statement Mir said his party needed no ... Read

Panic in Pulwama hospital after ...

Rising Kashmir News

Pulwama: Panic gripped Pulwama district hospital where a Hepatit ... Read

Headley wanted to fight Indian A...

PTI

Mumbai: Pakistani-American LeT operative David Headley wanted t ... Read

NFSA being implemented in JK soo...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: The state government is implementing National Food Secu ... Read

City

Div Com calls for synergy between military, civil admin

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Calling for a strong synergy between military and civil administration, Divisional Commissioner (Kashmir), Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon on Monday said all the developmental projects should be completed on priority. “All the developmental projects pertaining to the K ... Read

MAJK demands Butt, Guru’s mortal...

Omer Malik

Srinagar: Mahaz-I-Azadi Jammu Kashmir on Monday reiterated its de ... Read

DC releases Rs 15 cr for land ac...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: With a view to accelerate the process of acquisition an ... Read

Fishermen seek action against ‘c...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Belying tall claims of authorities of launching an ambi ... Read

Kashmir

Clear your stand on govt formation with BJP: Yasin as...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) Chief and MLA Khansahib Hakim Mohammad Yasin today asked Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership to clear its stand over the formation of government in alliance with BJP.In a statement issued today, he said, “Last year it took ... Read

Wani raises employees’ issues wi...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Employees Joint Action Committee  (EJAC) today said its ... Read

Fire endangers wildlife in Dachigam

Insha Rashid

Srinagar: A fire broke out in famous Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, ... Read

Solidarity rally marks beginning...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Reacting to the comments made by President and Spokespe ... Read

Jammu

Suchetgarh to be promoted as tourist destination

Rising Kashmir News

Udhampur: Keen to promote border tourism in a big way, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism plans to develop the Suchetgarh international border near Jammu on the pattern of the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab. Infrastructure will be developed in the area to shore up tourist arrival ... Read

Jitendra steps in to help slain ...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: Coming to the aid of a slain VDC member's teenage son, ... Read

SVC seeks ATR from DC Kathua in ...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: The State Vigilance Commission (SVC) in Jammu and Kashm ... Read

Action initiated against 17 non-...

Rising Kashmir News

Udhampur: Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhar ... Read

Opinion

Kashmir deserves statesmanship

Ashok Bhan

To ally or not to ally – with the BJP to form peoples government in JK State is the moot question with Kashmir centric PDP, the mainstream pro-India political party. Mufti Sayeed, after due diligence headed the BJP-PDP coalition government. He described the ... Read

Who was Afzal Guru?

Aaqib Javaid

The year was 2013, day was February 9, and I woke up ea ... Read

Rejuvenated Kashmir Solidarity Day

Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani

February of every year engages the citizens of Jammu an ... Read

Seeking fresh assurances, but why?

Nasir Ahmed

Mehbooba Mufti has finally broken her silence over the ... Read

Editorial

AFSPA outlives Mufti

The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) JK was passed in 1990. The Act granted special powers, excessive and unrestrained, to armed forces engaged in counter insurgency operations in northeastern states of Manipur, Assam, Tripura and Nagaland ... Read

Education and Politics

In good old days education was education only inasmuch ... Read

Politics over Govt jobs

Unemployment continues to balk growth prospects of J&K ... Read

Government Uncertainty

The uncertainty still looms over the government formati ... Read

Business

Tourism getting back on track in Kashmir

Sheikh Suhail

Srinagar, Feb 7 (PTI) After the devastation wreaked by the floods of September, 2014, the tourism sector in Kashmir, badly hit by the calamity, is coming back to life with more than 75,000 tourists visiting the Valley in January this year.About 75,367 tourists, including 1,440 fore ... Read

Kashmir best destination for MIC...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Feb 7 In major fillip to the tourism sector, the government i ... Read

Youth hold entrepreneurship awar...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: A Youth Entrepreneurship awareness workshop – NAAD was ... Read

Govt arts emporium ‘fails’ artisans

Insha Rashid

Srinagar: Established with an aim to provide marketing support to ... Read

Sports

JK drub Chandigarh 4-0 in Santosh Trophy

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu: In the ongoing Santosh Trophy, J&K posted yet another win after thrashing Chandigarh XI by four goals at the GGM Sc. College, Jammu.Adnan Ayoub from J&K gave first lead to his team in 25th mint. Striker Farooq Choudhary scored three goals in row (First hatrick ... Read

5-day National Taekwondo champio...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Five-day National Taekwondo championship in which 12 st ... Read

DC Srinagar reviews Sports facil...

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone toda ... Read

Maruti Suzuki Nagrota Premier Le...

Omar

BAJALTA JAMMU FEBURYARY 7- Declaring open the first Maruti Suzuki  Nagrota Premier ... Read

Viewpoint

How Kashmir was buried in Tihar?

Shujaat Bukhari

After the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru on February 9 (Saturday) I had tweeted “Kashmir buried in Tihar”. Many people mocked at it, some turned emotional, some cynical and a few critical. Since Twitter is a space of just 140 characters and for an issue suc ... Read

Lifting sanctions on Iran

Ahmad Zaboor

Islam’s schism simmering for 14 centuries does not at a ... Read

Miscarriage of Justice

Pomposh Aalam

The February 9, 2013 morning was not the incomparable o ... Read

Headless state and need for cons...

Fayaz Ganie

The death of former chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayee ... Read

Responses

Letter to Salman Nizami

I, a common Kashmiri, read your letter addressed to Mr. Anupam Kher. I am no admirer of Mr. Kher, except for his acting skills. But you, being a spokesperson of Congress, need to know certain bitter facts, for which you cannot take a high moral ground. Sinc ... Read

Food security

Dear Editor,

This is regarding the information disseminated by gover ... Read

Also about culture and good taste

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the article titled ‘Music is pro ... Read

Missing Kupwara men

Dear Editor,

This refers to the new report published in Rising Kashm ... Read

North Kashmir

Govt fails to repair Wagoora-Darwa road, abandons dre...

Peerzada Aarif

Baramulla: Even after one and a half of year after September 2014 floods, government has failed to repair the Wagoora-Darwa road in  Baramulla and has abandoned the dredging work and construction of protection walls along Ningli nullah.The inhabitants of the area are sub ... Read

Bandipora gets contaminated water

M T Rasool

Bandipora The contaminated water of the Athwatoo Nahalla and adjo ... Read

Police foil burglary bid

Rising Kashmir News

Handwara The Handwara police have busted a gang of thieves  and ... Read

Scars of counterinsurgency refus...

M T Rasool

Bandipora The residents of Maliknar in Malangam block of Bandipor ... Read

South Kashmir

Police steps up online monitoring to check militant r...

Javid U Salam

Anantnag: The police have constituted special monitoring cells to prevent militancy related stuff from getting circulated  on the social networking sites. The move from security agencies came after militants started using the networking sites to lure the youth into thei ... Read

Govt to shift tribal students fr...

Javid U Salam

Pulwama: The authorities in Pulwama will shift students of Gujja ... Read

Dry weather to hit crop production

RK Bureau

Pulwama: The dry weather conditions in the ongoing winter season ... Read

CAPD employees accuse higher aut...

RK Bureau

Pulwama: The field employees of consumer affairs and public dist ... Read

Central Kashmir

Govt fails to repair damaged water pipes

Mir Liyaqat Ali

BUDGAM: Residents of a number of villages in Budgam are facing tough time due to damage to the water pipes resulting in leakages.However officials have failed to repair the leakages even as the matter was brought to their notice several times by local residents.  Even ... Read

Erratic power supply hits studen...

Irfan Raina

Ganderbal The unscheduled and frequent power cuts are taking a he ... Read

Budgam villagers protest suspens...

Mir Liyaqat Ali

BUDGAM: Demanding macadamization of Bemina- Mirgund road, resid ... Read

Illegal extraction of gravel, sa...

IRFAN RAINA

Ganderbal The Nullah Sindh, one of the main source of fresh water ... Read

Book Review

Of enflamed horizon, ruddy earth and air between

Rashmi Talwar

Danesh Rana’s debut novel, Red Maize, is a shout, an expose, on men, machinery and machinations. It uncovers a unique cocktail of intrigues to lure, entrap, mutilate and torture. It’s about selling your conscience for plum postings, self-claimed leadersh ... Read

Kashmir and Kashmiriyat

Shujaat Bukhari

With the changing dynamics of politics in South Asia an ... Read

Kashmiri literature enriched by ...

Ameen Fayaz

The author Ahad Hajini has produced the typical “loose ... Read

A legible book of political history

Naveed Qazi

The book “From The Ruins of Empire” intrigues due to i ... Read

Interviews

State awardee Khurram runs South Asia’s biggest apple...

Faisul Yaseen

Khurram Shafi Mir, who runs the H N Agri Serve Pvt Ltd, a 5000-metric ton controlled atmosphere storage facility in Lassipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, likes to be called its managing worker. Mir, who was given the State Award for Exempla ... Read

‘Govt should focus on developing...

Tourism sector hasn’t recovered much after the 2014 flo ... Read

Official apathy takes away busin...

While traders across Jammu and Kashmir face massive iss ... Read

‘Jamaat is tired now’ Nawaz shou...

Love him or hate him, you just can’t ignore him. Syed ... Read

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