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  • J&K: Protest against Israel's Gaza action turns violent, 1 killed in police firing July 19, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir: A youth named Suhail Ahmad was killed on Saturday in the police firing in the Qaimoh area of Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place as the protest against Israel's action against Palestine turned violent. The young Suhail Ahmad succumbed to his wounds. The...
  • In JK Rowling's second story, Harry Potter's wife Ginny, a sports reporter with the Daily Prophet, live blogs from the Quidditch World Cup July 14, 2014

    On Tuesday when JK Rowling gave fans a glimpse of how Harry Potter and his gang are doing 7 years post the battle at Hogwarts, there were speculations on whether these posts would become a regular feature on the Pottermore site. Good news is that on Saturday, Rowling posted a live...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 13, 2014

    This week, CJ puts its focus on the issues concerning the children. Be it the condition of government run schools, child labour or sexual harassment faced by young women, it's all here on the show. ...
  • Is the world on the brink of a new Harry Potter series? Harry is 34. Neville Longbottom is an alcoholic. 15 things revealed in JK Rowling's explosive new tease July 9, 2014

    Author JK Rowling teased a new short story just days ahead of her man wizard Harry Potter's 34th birthday. Written as a news report by the magical newspaper Daily Prophet's gossip columnist Rita Skeeter, the story is set around a Quidditch World Cup final in the Patagonian desert and is...
  • Harry Potter returns in new JK Rowling short story July 9, 2014

    (Reuters) - Harry Potter has returned, in a short story posted online by J.K. Rowling that features her best-selling hero at a school reunion, approaching the age of 34 and showing a few grey hairs. Written as an article in the fictional Daily Prophet newspaper under the headline "Dumbledore's Army Reunites...
  • Attention Harry Potter fans: JK Rowling posts story about Harry sporting a new cut on his cheek and attending Quidditch game July 8, 2014

    OMG, you guys! You will never believe what gossip columnist Rita Skeeter is reporting! JK Rowling has just posted a new short-story about Harry Potter attending a Quidditch World Cup game in a new article on her website, Pottermore.com. Harry, last seen waving his children onto the Hogwarts train at the...
  • J&K: Militant killed, jawan injured in encounter in Pulwama July 5, 2014

    Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed and an Army jawan injured in an encounter in Tral area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday. Security forces launched a search operation in the forest area of Aripal village in Tral area following information about presence of militants there, an Army spokesman...
  • JK Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' to be shot in UK July 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', which is set 70 years before the story of boy wizard, will be shot in UK. The shooting of the film will take place at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden. The movie is slated to hit theaters on...
  • The Silkworm review: JK Rowling casts a spell as Robert Galbraith June 28, 2014

    It's clear now, that JK Rowling's debut under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith was no flash in the pan. The Cuckoo's Calling was a taut, pacey read, and while The Silkworm feels like a longer one, she's packed a lot in. First things first, let's just admit that the main man,...
  • BJP using Article 370 to garner votes for J&K polls: Congress June 23, 2014

    Srinagar: BJP is raking up the issue of revoking Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, to garner votes in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state, Congress said on Monday. "Article 370 is an issue used for garnering votes. They (BJP) used...
  • Sopore encounter: Suspected terrorist gunned down in encounter June 23, 2014

    Sopore: One suspected terrorist has been gunned down in an encounter with security personnel in Jammu & Kashmir's Sopore that began on Sunday. One of the security personnel was also injured in the gunfight. The encounter had started after the Army and police cordoned off a locality in Sopore, where suspected terrorists,...
  • NC top brass to meet to discuss strategy for J&K Assembly polls June 16, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference's Central Working Committee (CWC) is meeting on Wednesday to discuss strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is the working president of National Conference, has called the CWC meeting on June 18 at the party headquarters at Nawa-e-Subah Complex,...
  • Jaitley has one on one with Omar June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: An official statement issued in Srinagar said: "Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley met here on Saturday and discussed in detail the security scenario prevailing in the state. "During the meeting which lasted for over an hour, the two leaders also discussed the current situation...
  • Omar Abdullah tweets about his meeting with Union Defence Minister June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu & Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday met Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley who is visiting the state to take stock of security situation there. Abdullah tweeted about the meeting that took place in the afternoon. Calling the meeting productive, the J&K CM said the two leaders discussed issues...
  • J&K set for Jaitley's visit June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will be heading out on a two day visit to the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The visit comes after Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire agreement, which took the life of one soldier of the Indian army. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on...
  • J&K: One Army soldier killed in suspected IED blast in Poonch June 12, 2014

    Poonch: In an attack on an Army patrol on Thursday morning, one soldier was killed in a suspected IED blast in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Three other soldiers have been reportedly injured. The area was cordoned off and those injured evacuated after the attack. Search operations are in progress...
  • J&K government sets up 88 mulberry nurseries June 11, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has set up 88 mulberry nurseries to cater to the demand of farmers for mulberry plants in the Jammu province. "88 mulberry nurseries have been set up which will cater to the demand of farmers for mulberry plants in the province", an official of sericulture department...
  • Ahead of assembly polls, BJP woos ex-servicemen in J&K June 2, 2014

    Jammu: Reaching out to ex-servicemen ahead of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP on Monday said it would provide a platform to them for airing their demands and grievances. "The party will become a voice of ex-servicemen and provide them a platform to air their grievances and demands," state...
  • Even founder of Jana Sangh endorsed Article 370: National Conference May 29, 2014

    Jammu: Raising its pitch over Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the state's ruling National Conference today claimed the constitutional provision had full endorsement of even Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of Jana Sangh, BJP's earlier avatar. "This constitutional proviso had full endorsement of even Shyama Prasad...
  • My remarks on Article 370 misquoted, says MoS Jitendra Singh May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS, PMO who stirred up a controversy with his remarks on the revocation of Article 370 issued a statement on Tuesday evening saying he was misquoted. Singh had stirred a hornet's nest when he said that the Narendra Modi government had started speaking to stakeholders to...
  • Omar Abdullah says talks of repealing Article 370 'irresponsible' May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has reacted strongly to the statements made by MoS, PMO on repealing Article 370 in the state. He condemned the move saying, "Mark my words & save this tweet - long after Modi government is a distant memory either J&K won't...
  • Alfonso Cuaron reportedly in talks for JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off May 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Gravity' helmer Alfonso Cuaron is believed to be in talks to direct the first upcoming Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The movie is planned to hit theaters on November 18, 2016. It aims at launching a new trilogy, with two sequels expected to...
  • Harry Potter spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' set for November 18, 2016 release May 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Here's another gift for all the Harry Potter fans as its spinoff trilogy 'Fantastic Beasts' has finally got a release date for its first instalment, 'Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them'. According to The Huffington Post, the movie is slated to be released on November 18, 2016. 'Fantastic...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC for the fifth time in 15 days May 11, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops again targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing a retaliation from Indian troops. This was the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last fortnight. "Pakistani troops resorted to firing from small arms on Indian posts along...
  • A Billion Votes: High voter turnout in the eighth phase of LS polls May 7, 2014

    The fate of 897 candidates will be sealed on Wednesday, May 7 as voting was being held across 64 constituencies in seven states. There was 46 percent voter turnout in the 15 seats of Uttar Pradesh that include the high-profile constituency of Amethi, where Rahul Gandhi is facing a tough...
  • J&K: Security personnel bust terrorist hideout, recover arms May 5, 2014

    Bandipora: With just two days left for fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Jammu & Kashmir, 14 Rashtriya Rifles and state police bust an apparent terrorist hideout in Sonarwain, Bandipora. The security personnel recovered eight pistols, eight magazines and 32 bullets from the spot. No arrests have been made. This comes...
  • Srinagar: Senior Abdullah steals the show April 29, 2014

    Srinagar: At 77, Farooq Abdullah looks frail. There are creases on his faces and his cheeks are no longer blood-red. He needs help to climb and get off the podiums from where these days he stirs aam aadmi emotions among people who come to listen to him. In sun, shade...
  • State orders change of working hours in Jammu from May 1 April 26, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered to change the working hours in the government offices and educational institutions with effect from May 1, 2014. As per an official order issued by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, the working hours in the government offices and educational institutions have been changed wef May 1,...
  • JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' to turn into miniseries April 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' will be brought onto the small screen. The first book for adult readership from the "Harry Potter" author will be adapted into a three-hour miniseries on HBO and BBC, reported Ace Showbiz. The story centres on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village whose history...
  • J&K: Terrorists strike NC leader's house, 4 including attackers killed April 13, 2014

    Srinagar: A National Conference Youth wing leader's house in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama was attacked by terrorists on Sunday afternoon in which two policemen were killed. The two militants who opened fire at the house of the political leader were gunned down by police in an encounter that followed. The security forces...