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AFSPA is must if Army has to operate in J&K: Parrikar

Snehesh Alex Philip

New Delhi, May 28: The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is mandatory if the Army has to be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir or any other state for internal security, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said."Mine is not the Ministry to decide about it (AFSPA). It is very simple that if the Act is existing in that particular area, the Army can operate in that area. If it is not there, Army can't operate there," Parrikar said.He wa ...

Lifting of AFSPA from Tripura victory for sanity,...

PTI

New Delhi: Tripura government's decision to withdraw AFSPA from the state was hailed by former home ...

IGP blames HM for Sopore attacks

Sumaiya Yousuf

Srinagar, May 28: Police on Friday blamed militant group Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) for recent attacks on the t ...

No objection on interest-free banking in Kashmir:...

Junaid Kathju

Srinagar, May 28: Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan Thursday said he has no objection to es ...

CM for enhancing CDR of banks in J&K

Rising Kashmir News’

Srinagar, May 28: Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan, called on the Chief Minister, Muft ...

Pak warns of ‘appropriate measures’ after Parrika...

Sajjad Hussain

Islamabad, May 28: Pakistan Thursday said Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's remarks that "terrorist ...

Can’t tolerate Pak flags, slogans on Indian soil:...

SYED AMJAD SHAH

Jammu, May 27: Taking strong exception to the waving of Pakistani flags and raising of pro-Pakistani slo ...

News

Construction boom eats up Kashmir’s cultivable land

Shahjahan Afzal

Srinagar, May 22: Kashmir is fast losing its cultivable land to an unchecked construction boom and unabated conversion of agricultural-land to residential and commercial purposes, official data reveals.Data collected by state’s Statistics and Evaluation Department shows that th ...

Amnesty International urges JK p...

New Delhi/Srinagar: International rights watchdog, Amnesty International In ...

Kashmir a disputed territory: Er...

SRINAGAR: MLA Langate Er. Rasheed Thursday asked Union Home Minis ...

KP township aimed at dividing JK...

SRINAGAR: Terming Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement o ...

City

Police foils employees’ secretariat gherao

Sumaiya Yousuf

SRINAGAR: Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) Thursday held a massive protest to press for their demands in which 12 persons were injured and 250 detained by the police.According to the president EJAC Abdul Qyoom Wani, two persons are critically injured and have bee ...

Our cane charge highlights their...

SRINAGAR: Amid massive anti-government sloganeering by the Employ ...

Need to overhaul education secto...

Rahiba R Parveen

Srinagar, May 28: Stressing upon initiating new means of education that w ...

Div Com reviews Pantha Chowk roa...

SRINAGAR: In connection with road widening at Pantha Chowk-Zewan ...

Kashmir

What happened to promises made by PDP, BJP during ele...

Rising Kashmir News’

Budgam: President Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) G.A. Mir today said, what happened to the promises made by PDP and BJP to people during the elections?PCC president while chairing a day-long political convention of Congress Party functionaries, con ...

BJP condemns Sopore killings, at...

Rising Kashmir News’

Budgam: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today condemned killings o ...

‘Army helps in infrastructure bu...

Rising Kashmir News’

Budgam: As part of ongoing endeavor to help Soyibug village of ...

Padder inspects water supply sch...

Rising Kashmir News’

Doodpathri: Minister of State for Forests, PHE and Irrigation, Abdu ...

Jammu

2 killed, 9 injured in separate road accidents

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, May 28: Two persons were killed and nine others injured in two separate road accidents in Rajouri and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir. In the first incident, Manzoor Hussain (40) and Maqbool Ahmed (45) died on the spot and three others were injured when their car, ...

BJP’s Kashmir Displaced Unit dem...

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, May 28: BJP's Kashmir Displaced Unit has urged the Government o ...

Arms cache recovered in Reasi

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, May 28: The security forces on Thursday busted a militant hideo ...

3-day historic Baba Aghar Jitto ...

Reasi (Agar Jitto), May 28: Arrangements for the 3-days historic Baba Aghar Jitto M ...

Opinion

Two Highs, Too Many Lows

Zafar Choudhary

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in New Delhi completed its first year earlier this week, there are more reasons than one to look at the performance of government from a Jammu and Kashmir centric viewpoint. After all, even as Indian Union inche ...

Violence against women going as ...

Malik Zahra Khalid

Domestic violence, dowry deaths, stalking of girls and ...

Why some conflicts never end?

D. Suba Chandran

Afghanistan, Balochistan, J&K, Northeast and Sri Lanka ...

Kashmir in Modi’s first year

Shujaat Bukhari

On Tuesday (May 26) Narendra Modi completed one year in ...

Editorial

Perilous Pellets

Amnesty International India has urged J&K government to end the use of pellet guns. Human rights activists have been expressing concern over the use of pellet-firing shotguns by police and paramilitary forces against demonstrations. Pellet gun cartridges co ...

Debate on Policies

The term ‘policy’ has sadly become banal with governmen ...

Compensate flood-hit

State government has miserably failed to compensate the ...

Refrain from politicking

Since the declaration of state assembly election result ...

Business

Habibullah recalls good old days

During past 25 years, tourist inflow declined to its lowest ebb which recently has seen a gradual increase. Filmmakers have now again started romancing with Valley’s landscape.Working with various reputed companies here, Habibullah Pandow is witness to tourism ...

No ration card will be given to ...

Rising Kashmir News’

SRINAGAR, MAY 28 Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution ( ...

KCCI holds curtain raiser for 6t...

Rising Kashmir News’

SRINAGAR, MAY 28 The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries Thursday ...

Nakhpatri, Bandibala, Sathresera...

Rising Kashmir News’

SRINAGAR, MAY 28 Minister for Law Justice Parliamentary Affairs and Reli ...

Sports

Ghani Gliders begins cricket tourneys

Rising Kashmir News’

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: JK Sports Development Association Saturday organized a one day cricket match between Ghani Gliders Reds and Ghani Gliders Blues.GG Blue won the toss and decided to field first. While batting first, GG Red scored 195 while losing all wickets in 38.2 overs. In r ...

Adil wins cycling championship

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SRINAGAR, MAY 23: J&K Sports for All Association an organization for deve ...

Kothi Bagh School organizes trek...

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: To infuse spirit among the girl students of the Governm ...

District Level Inter-School Cric...

REASI, MAY 23- The district-level inter-school under-17 (Boys) cricket ...

Viewpoint

Renaissance of Muslims—IV

Prof Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi

Abduh has been described as an Egyptian reformer who sought to “modernize” Islam and rectify it through reason. In several matters he was “un-traditional”. It is also claimed that his views and ideas appealed to those who wished to imitate the West without aba ...

Guns that hurt most

Dr Qayum Hamid Changal

Whichever school of thought we belong to, there is a ge ...

People of Kashmir ought to be ca...

Shoeb Hamid

We are forced to believe that the people of Jammu have ...

A Saint who synergized the conce...

Dr Qazi Haroon

O, My beloved Listen to the shrieks of my bleeding ...

Responses

Employees protesting

Dear Editor, Government employees are once again on the streets in Srinagar protesting. The story was the same in previous Omar-led government. Several times the employees and their leaders put their demands before former ministers including Ali Mohamma ...

Corruption

Dear Editor, Corruption is a menace and a major thre ...

Travel document

Dear Editor, The Right to travel within state and ou ...

Sopore attack

Dear Editor, The attack on telecom office in Sopore ...

Interviews

Tripartite dialogue only way forward: Fazal

Fazal Haq Qureshi is the founder of People’s Political Front and a known separatist leader in Kashmir. A former militant chief and co-founders of the Al Fatah, Kashmir’s first insurgent group, Qureshi insists on resolving Kashmir conflict for lasting peace ...

Historic archives of Radio Kashm...

Syed Humayun Qaisar, who is a famous in Kashmir valley ...

Aijaz Dar was killed by his own ...

Ali Mohammad Watali, who had studied law, is former Di ...

Kashmir lacks high quality unive...

Dr. Sreeram Chaulia is Professor and Executive Director ...

Book Review

A conundrum called Pakistan

Bilal Ahmad

Pakistan's achievements, though maligning, have always been overshadowed by its failures (failure of becoming a stable political entity of peace, progress and prosperity). Despite huge efforts by its founders to install a democratic nation, Pakistan is still i ...

A book for those entering wedlock

Raashid Ul Nabi Khan

The book “I WANT TO MARRY, BUT” is about importance of ...

A tribute to India’s religious b...

Bilal Parray Hassan Suroor’s book India’s Muslim Sprin ...

A fascinating read

Sumaiya Aadil Shah Gushing Fountain: A Collection of P ...

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