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Govt shows door to corrupt, deadwood

Faisul Yaseen

Srinagar, July 01: The government has shown door to 63 senior, middle-rung and lower ranks civil servants after being caught in trap cases by anti-graft bodies, cases involving disproportionate assets and miscellaneous cases.Addressing a news conference here Wednesday, Minister for Education and the chief spokesman of the government said 25 of them were involved in trap cases by different anti-graft bodies, 11 had cases of disproportio ... Read

Officers to be judged by integrity, performance: CM

Rising Kashmir News’

Srinagar, July 01: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Wednesday said the officers will be solely tes ... Read

Govt notifies new job policy

Faisul Yaseen

Srinagar, July 01: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar Wednesday announced a new job policy of the gove ... Read

GoI, J&K govt obstruct justice in Kashmir: AI report

Gowhar Geelani

Srinagar, July 1: World’s leading human rights body Amnesty International (AI) in its latest report rel ... Read

Govt opens land encroachment case against Taj

Ishfaq Naseem

Srinagar, July 1: The forest department has started an inquiry against senior Congress leader and forme ... Read

Numberdar shot dead in Pulwama

Muhammad Suhail

Pulwama, Jul 01: A village Numberdar was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pulwama district of south ... Read

On-the-run PSO poses with fellow militants

Sumaiya Yousuf

Srinagar, July 1: A group photograph of armed militants donning Army fatigues has gone viral on social ... Read

News

Valley doctors have no reason to celebrate

Manzoor-ul-Hassan

Srinagar, July 01: Aliya Khan (name changed) was living a normal life as a doctor until she met a hostile mob at a tertiary hospital that harassed and abused her and her colleagues. Months after the incident took place she regrets her decision of choosing medical profession and ... Read

PDP slams BJP's ASFPA remarks

Rising Kashmir News’

Srinagar, July 01: PDP chief spokesperson Dr Mehboob Beg has reacted sharp ... Read

HC admits petition seeking imple...

Sheikh Saleem

Srinagar, July 01: High Court has admitted the petition seeking implementa ... Read

Geelani to address Friday congre...

Rising Kashmir News’

Srinagar, July 01: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani is likely to add ... Read

City

Creativity lockdown at DDK Srinagar

IRFAN RASHID

SRINAGAR: Scores of artists, who entertain audiences on television screens through their art and acting skills today, staged a protest dharna outside DD office in Srinagar to demand release of in-house payments pending since 2009.Scores of artists including Producers, d ... Read

Restore dignity of artists: Wahe...

Rising Kashmir News’

SRINAGAR: Noted music composer, singer and chairman Kashmir Music ... Read

GB Panth Hospital to get critica...

Rising Kashmir News’

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today visited G. ... Read

Stop humiliating doctors: CSFK t...

Rising Kashmir News’

SRINAGAR: Civil Society Forum Kashmir today condemned behavior of ... Read

Kashmir

Private schools hike fee in violation of court orders

Rahiba R Parveen

SRINAGAR: Private schools in Valley have hiked the fee structure while turning deaf ear not only to the woes of parents but to the orders of High Court and Directorate of School Education (DSE).While sources from DSE claim that their directions are not being followed by ... Read

Kupwara town bears festive look ...

Shahjahan Afzal

Kupwara: Kupwara town bears a festive look with the advent of ho ... Read

Joint Dir Edu refutes allegations

Khalid Shah

SRINAGAR: Joint Director SSA today clarified regarding a Rising K ... Read

Mirwaiz expresses condolences to...

Rising Kashmir News’

SRINAGAR: APHC (M) chairman Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Umar Farooq to ... Read

Jammu

Amarnath yatra begins, first batch of 1280 leaves for...

Rising Kashmir News’

Jammu, July 01: Amid tight security arrangements, the annual Amarnath yatra today commenced from Jammu as the first batch of 1,280 pilgrims left for the cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas."Amarnath yatra began from Jammu today. A batch of 1,280 pilgrims have left from Bha ... Read

Students protest against 'discri...

Rising Kashmir News’

Jammu, July 01: Members of a students' body backed by the opposition Na ... Read

Police officer arrested for hidi...

Rising Kashmir News’

Jammu, July 01: A police officer was arrested for hiding pieces of prec ... Read

Lal Singh touches woman doctor's...

Rising Kashmir News’

Jammu, July 01: A photograph of Jammu and Kashmir Minister Chaudhary La ... Read

Opinion

Deception in Despotism and Democracy

Gowhar Geelani

After the Anglo-Afghan War (1839-43), many things changed in Kashmir. Gulab Singh met British army commander Colonel Henry Lawrence at Peshawar in 1841 to form a bond which paid rich dividends to the Dogra ruler a few years later. As Gulab Singh’s soldie ... Read

Understanding KU campus chaos

Shujaat Bukhari

Kashmir University has rarely seen such a volatile situ ... Read

Saffron or Sabz?

Rajni Shaleen Chopra

Some stories are painful. Heart-breaking too. But they ... Read

Sacrilege of Jamia Masjid

Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani

Seven international instruments, namely, The Universal ... Read

Editorial

Destructive drugs

Four peddlers were arrested in Bandipora and large quantity of Codeine Phosphate was recovered from their possession, police said Wednesday. Earlier, two peddlers were arrested in Pattan and two more were arrested in Srinagar in the month of June. While dru ... Read

Averting floods

The state government has failed to learn any lesson fro ... Read

With Agriculture rests the hope

In 2001 J&K’s population stood near one crore with a d ... Read

Long wait for good times

Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday submitted that the ... Read

Business

J&K Bank farewells Senior Presidents

Rising Kashmir News’

Srinagar, July 1: J&K Bank gave a warm send off to its Senior Presidents Roop Krishan Shah and Meera Jamwal, who attained superannuation on June 30.Throughout their service career that spanned around three decades, they played an important role in different capacities and heade ... Read

High-tech CCTV surveillance syst...

Srinagar, June 29: High-tech CCTV surveillance system at Civil Secretariat ... Read

HDFC Bank launches 30-minute aut...

Srinagar, June 30, 2015 HDFC Bank has launched an auto loan that is disbursed i ... Read

Vodafone launches ‘Mobile for Go...

Srinagar, June 30 Vodafone Foundation today, launched the fifth edition o ... Read

Sports

Fair Selection is the Key

Mubashir Hassan

Summer is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere and so is the cricket season in Kashmir. Valley Cricketers in particular have two reasons to rejoice: one, that many cricket leagues are being played in almost every nook and corner of the region and two, cond ... Read

JK dragon boat team lifts Federa...

Rising Kashmir News’

Srinagar, June 27: Jammu and Kashmir has emerged champion in the Federatio ... Read

National Taekwondo Summer Camp h...

Rising Kashmir News’

Srinagar, June 27: Aita Atul International Taekwondo Academy organized 1st ... Read

JKCA members flays its General S...

Rising Kashmir News’

Srinagar, June 27: The general council members of Jammu and Kashmir Cricke ... Read

Viewpoint

Beyond thirst and hunger

Dr. Khalid Ul Rehman Hakeem

Allah Subhaanahu Wata‘aala mentions in al-Qur’an: “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” (al-Baqarah 2:183). From this verse we learned that fasting, which was ordaine ... Read

An Islamic perspective

Dr. Abid H. Banday

For the past few decades, our society has been shattere ... Read

A cry within

Saltanat Farooq

It’s usually being said that women face injustice from ... Read

When will Public Service Commiss...

Dr. Zubair Ahmad War / Er. Sheikh Adil

The Governor N N Vohra has once again returned the PSC ... Read

Responses

Dogs everywhere

Dear Editor, Here in our locality, at Soura, dogs are a big nuisance. The dog population is fast growing and hundreds of dogs have made our life miserable. In every lane scores of dogs are always on prowl, which makes it difficult even to board a bus on ... Read

Floods scare

Dear Editor, This is regarding the threat of floods ... Read

NET

Dear Editor This refers to the recently held NET exa ... Read

Blaming parties, people

Dear Editor, This is regarding a news report which a ... Read

Ramadan Special

Ramadan: A guide to the Islamic holy month

Aisha Gani

Muslims around the world are preparing for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. From waking up in the early hours for a quick bite and sip of water, to the waiting – date in hand – for the seconds to tick by until the call to prayer at sunset, why do Muslims fas ... Read

Fasting where the sun doesn't set

Marya Hannun

This week, with the start of Ramadan, Muslims from Indo ... Read

Want to enjoy Ramadan abroad?

Asma Ajroudi

While many people resort to long hours of sleep to avoi ... Read

6 things you shouldn't say to so...

Bilal Zafar

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in w ... Read

North Kashmir

Women’s College Kupwara lacks permanent staff, runs f...

Shahjahan Afzal

Kupwara The degree college for women in Kupwara lacks basic infrastructure and the permanent staff badly affecting the education of the girls in the frontier district. The women’s college operates from 3 rooms and doesn’t have permanent teaching faculty for over 500 f ... Read

Govt intensifies anti-encroachme...

Peerzada Aarif

BARAMULLA The state government has intensified the  drive against ... Read

Baramulla dist admin fails to re...

BARAMULLA The Authorities have failed  to repair the damaged brid ... Read

Bandipora street lights defunct

M T Rasool

Bandipora: The street lights installed in 2103 at an expenditure o ... Read

South Kashmir

When South Kashmir drowned

After it poured unceasingly state government asked the people not to panic, but they became frenetic. As the water level rose in South Kashmir, people abandoned houses only to return back and find them turn into rubble. The floods smashed down houses, washed a ... Read

Houses damaged, bridges washed away

Muhammad Suhail

Anantnag: The flood caused extensive damage to public property no ... Read

Anger spills over

Muhammad Suhail

Anantnag: The residents in Anantnag town are miffed with the gove ... Read

Central Kashmir

Picturesque Doodhpathri turns den of ‘illicit activit...

Nazir Ganaie

DOODHPATHRI, BUDGAM: At a time when the State government was contemplating to develop various tourist destinations across Jammu Kashmir with high-standards and infrastructure, the Doodhpathri resort in central Kashmir’s Budgam district is virtually turning into a den of anti-s ... Read

Plundering Nallah Sindh

IRFAN RAINA

Ganderbal, June 24 Illegal extraction of sand, bajri, boulders from nallah ... Read

Ganderbal town stinks

IRFAN RAINA

Ganderbal, June 24 This central Kashmir town has turned into a dumping pla ... Read

Book Review

Murder mystery set in an ashram

IRFAN RASHID

‘Guruji’s Ashram’, the debut novel of Sunil Sinha, makes for an easy read. Sunil was born in Odisha, the state where his novel is set. His inspiration came from the many Gurus who accumulate millions in the name of God and peace. Since India has been roc ... Read

Book communicates the message of...

Prof Syed Habib

Lal Ded Revisited, hard bound, printed on good paper is ... Read

Not a bad read to know Geelani’s...

Gowhar Geelani

For his countless admirers Kashmir’s octogenarian Syed ... Read

A comprehensive read about Islam

Dr Tauseef Ahmad Parray

Although by now a ‘one–and-a-half-decade-old-event, the ... Read

Interviews

Third party mediation on Kashmir is ruled out: Kapil Kak

Kapil Kak, retired Air Vice Marshal of the Indian Air Force and a man involved in more than two dozen Track-II dialogues on Kashmir, believes that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in New Delhi led by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, needs t ... Read

‘Dukh to Hota Hai but I stay pos...

Gowhar Geelani

Parvez Rasool’s meteoric ascendency to stardom can be g ... Read

Even parents of disappeared can ...

GR Sufi has done MBA from University of Hull, England, ... Read

Had PDP-BJP not formed governmen...

Fayaz Wani

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