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Passenger vehicle skids off road in Baramulla

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

A passenger vehicle on the way to Sheeri from Baramulla town skidded off the road due to slippery road conditions during snowfall on Saturday. However, the Beacon authorities carri…

1750 deaths, 8,000 accidents on Srinagar-Jammu highway in a decade

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway has seen over 8,000 road accidents and 1,750 resultant fatalities in the last one decade, official data reveals. As per the data compiled by J…

Traffic disrupted in Ganderbal

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Ganderbal district received moderate to heavy snowfall since Saturday morning that continued till late evening, disrupting normal life. Higher reaches of the district including Son…

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Snowfall snaps electricity, roads largely uncleared in Bandipora

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Moderate to heavy snowfall in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Saturday caused major disruptions in electricity supply while snow-accumulated roads gave a tough time to commut…

Key roads closed in Kupwara

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

With widespread snowfall on Saturday across north Kashmir's Kupwara district, several areas remained cut off from district headquarters throwing normal life out of gear. Snowfall l…

Fresh snowfall in Rajouri, Poonch

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Another spell of snowfall in higher reaches and rainfall in low lying areas have knocked normal life out of gear in Rajouri and Poonch districts. Heavy snowfall at higher reaches o…

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Life affected in Baramulla

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

The fresh snowfall that lashed most parts of north Kashmir on Saturday disrupted normal life here badly. The snowfall started early morning on Saturday and continued till evening.…

Snowfall disrupts surface, air traffic

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Snowfall across Kashmir on Saturday cut off the valley from the rest of the world as both surface and air traffic were disrupted by the inclement weather. The snowfall led to closu…

4 cases of bird flu in crows confirmed in 4 Kashmir districts

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Three days after the J&K administration lifted ban on import of poultry, the central government has confirmed four cases of avian flu in dead crows in four districts of Kashmir…

This is the 4th tunnel detected from the past six months in Samba, Hiranagar and Kathua regions and 10th across Jammu division.

Underground tunnel detected along IB in Kathua: BSF

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday detected a second underground tunnel constructed by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district to facilitate the infiltration, a sp…

Business

Srinagar Airport upgradation must for Kashmir tourism: JKHC

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Hoteliers Club highlighted the issue of frequent flight cancellation at Srinagar Airport due to low visibility and bad weather with the delegation of Parliamentar…

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Investment in Gold

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

During the peak time of coronavirus pandemic gold dominated the markets with a record breaking surge in its price. The unprecedented health emergency saw financial markets in chaos…

Why Poor Response to Vaccine?

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

?We all know that developing an efficient and safe vaccine for a particular infection is a complex procedure that involves many studies in laboratory and trials on a large sample o…

Education for All

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

?“Education is important for three reasons, first education is a right, second education enhances individual freedom, and third education yields important development benefits.” -…

Kashmir

74 snow clearance machines deputed in 74 wards: SMC

January 24, 2021, 1:25 AM

The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Saturday said that it had sent 74 snow clearance machines from its transport yard and deputed them in 74 electoral wards for snow clearance…

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Ensure timely snow clearance, power restoration: Congress tells Govt

January 24, 2021, 1:05 AM

The Congress Saturday asked the government to ensure timely snow clearance, road connectivity and electric supply to the people as fresh snowfall was bound to create more problems…

Tarigami protests outside Raj Bhavan, demands farm laws rollback

January 24, 2021, 1:03 AM

Seeking revocation of farm laws, CPI (M) senior leader Muhammad YousufTarigami Saturday held a protest demonstration outside the Raj Bhavan in Jammu. A statement of CPI (M) issued…

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Road widening requires unique interventions: DC Srinagar

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Saturday said that road widening in Srinagar city requires unique interventions while authorities had initiated process for inst…

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ACB produces chargesheet against officials for abuse of official position

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Saturday produced a chargesheet in case the then Executive Officer Municipal Committee Achabal and other officials for abusing their official position.…

Police distributes COVID19 safety kits among needy families

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Police under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid19 safety kits among the poor and needy families of North Zone of district Srinagar. A distribution function was h…

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DC Srinagar monitors snow clearance

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

The entire fleet of machines at the disposal of Srinagar district administration were out on the ground Saturday as fresh snowfall was received and continued through the day, an of…

Felling of trees for Zojila Tunnel is environmental disaster: Hakeem Yaseen

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) Chairman Hakeem Yaseen Saturday expressed concern over the wanton destruction of forests by felling of hundreds of pine trees by a private company as…

Farooq, Omar condole demise of Hafizullah Dar, Shahbaz Rajourvi

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah Saturday expressed grief over the demise of (Retd) DIG Hafizullah Dar, who breathed his last at his R…

New JK Industrial Land Allotment Policy bereft of democratic bearings: NC

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

National Conference (NC) Saturday expressed dismay over the adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Industrial Land Allotment Policy, 2021-30 by the incumbent administration. A statement of…

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Solina hit-and-run case cracked: Police

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

A hit-and-run case of Solina area of Srinagar has been solved and the accused arrested, Police said Saturday. A statement of Police issued here said quoted the Police spokesman as…

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1 dies of COVID19 in JK, 94 test positive

January 24, 2021, 1:02 AM

One person died of COVID19 while 94 tested positive for the coronavirus across Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. With the death of one more person due to SARS-CoV-2, the death toll du…

Snow jams city

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Srinagar city roads Saturday witnessed chaos as commuters had to struggle to move every inch amid traffic jams. The accumulation of snow made roads slippery as the authorities fail…

Amid heavy snow, Muslims clear road in Shopian to cremate Pandit neighbour

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

A narrow snow-covered road leading to the house of Baskar Nath in Pargochi village of south Kashmir's Shopian district was filled with Muslim mourners. While young men from the com…

National
Now Subhas Chandra Bose's bust vandalised in Kolkata

Netaji remembered on 125th birth anniversary

January 24, 2021, 1:12 AM

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of political leaders including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee paid…

Govt to continue ban on Chinese apps including Tiktok

January 24, 2021, 1:15 AM

The government has sent notices to Chinese apps, including Tiktok, that the order to block them will be continued. The notice has been issued by the Ministry of Electronics and IT…

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India, China to hold 9th round of military talks today

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

India and China are set to hold their ninth round of Corps Commander-level talks on Sunday with a focus on ways to move forward on the long-negotiated disengagement process in east…

DRPSC reviews status of rail, road, aviation projects

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

At the last leg of 3 day visit to Kashmir, the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Commits (DRPSC) on transport, tourism and culture, headed by its chairman, Mr. T G Venkates…

OP-Ed

Republic Day: Resolve to Fight for Citizens Rights

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

When the pogrom against minorities in Gujarat was raging in 2002, the then President of India, K. R. Narayanan, had remarked to a delegation which met him seeking intervention, tha…

Less is more: Why go minimalist?

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

The word minimalism has a negative connotation to many. They believe being a minimalist means you are sacrificing things. It means you are not taking advantage of all that is avail…

NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY |They are Equals

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

The girl child day is celebrated every? year on 24th January across the country with special focus on different aspects of rights of Girl child like awareness, information, protect…

World

Ageing dams in India pose growing threat: UN report

January 24, 2021, 1:17 AM

Over a thousand large dams in India will be roughly 50 years old in 2025 and such aging embankments across the world pose a growing threat, according to a UN report which notes tha…

Broadcasting giant Larry King dies

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, di…

Hand sanitisers hurting more children's eyes, some severely: Study

January 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Hand hygiene is an important way to prevent the spread of COVID19 and, when soap and water isn't available, alcohol-based hand sanitiser is the next best way to do this. Dispensers…