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No further extension of Tosamaidan lease: Rather

It Will Be First Step Towards AFSPA Revocation: Farooq

ABID BASHIR

Khansahab (Budgam), Apr 15:  Succumbing to the mounting public pressure, senior National Conference (NC) leader and Finance Minister Abdur Rahim Rather Tuesday declared that the state government won’t extend Tosamaidan lease. He said the Chief Secretary-led official panel would identify some More


Will Government take over Tosamaidan on Friday?

Matter Yet To Be Decided: Army

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 15: As JK government toughened its stand on contentious issue of Tosamaidan re-notification for use by Army, all eyes are on fixed on whether the State authorities would take over possession of the picturesque meadow on Friday when the lease ends.An official said that as per law More


Eye on polls, Cong seeks UT status for Ladakh

Demand Part Of Party’s Manifesto For Desert Region

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Apr 15: The State Congress on Tuesday openly demanded the grant of Union Territory status to the mountainous Ladakh area which is presently part of Kashmir division.The party has made the demand a part of its manifesto for 2014 parliamentary polls for the Ladakh which mentions that Congress More


Vote for PDP is vote for Modi: Omar

‘Mufti Got Top Militants Eliminated; Rahul Best PM Candidate’

KHALID GUL/ SHOWKAT DAR

Pulwama, Apr 15: Accusing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of forging a secret alliance with rightwing Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said voting for PDP is vote for BJP. Omar also accused PDP of scuttling talks between More


After Mufti, Shopian shuts to protest CM’s visit

KHALID GUL/SHOWKAT DAR

Shopian, Apr 15: Amid clashes, a complete shutdown was observed in this South Kashmir town on Tuesday to protest the visit of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.Omar was in the town to campaign for Mehboob Beg, coalition candidate for the Anantnag Parliamentary constituency. Reports said that the shops More


Mufti helping BJP in Jammu: Dr Farooq

‘PDP Party Of Liars’

ABID BASHIR

Khansahab (Budgam), Apr 15: Accusing PDP of having a nexus with BJP, National Conference (NC) president and Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said Mufti Muhammad Sayeed deliberately fielded candidates for two Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu to help BJP.Addressing an election rally here More


High Court seeks status report on release of funds

Wullar Conservation Plan

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 15: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the Government of India to submit, by May 15, the status report on the release of Rs 30 crore for conservation of Wullar lake.A division bench comprising Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Hasnain Massodi passed the direction after More


NC, Congress non-performing liability: Mufti

‘Coalition Reversed Peace Process, Development’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 15: Dubbing Omar Abdullah-led NC-Congress coalition as a non-performing liability, patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Tuesday regretted that the present regime has reversed the process of peace and development initiated by the previous PDP-led government More


Houses of NC, PDP workers attacked

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 15: Unidentified persons Monday night attacked residential houses of ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) workers in old Srinagar. Police said unidentified persons attacked the houses of Manzoor Ahmad Khandwal of PDP, Muhammad Shafi and GM Bhat More





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Geelani arriving today

Srinagar, Apr 15: Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani is returning to Valley today from New Delhi where he was undergoing medical treatment. Hurriyat Conference has appealed to the people who want More




  • National

Govt woman employee can get uninterrupted 2-yr leave for child care: SC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 15: The Supreme Court today held that a woman employee of government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness.A bench More




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Shutdown, protests in Qaimoh

Khalid Gul

Lastupdate at : Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:21:57 IST

Islamabad, Apr 116: Violent protests have rocked Qaimoh town in south Kashmir's Kulgam district against the visit of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, reports said. The town is observing complete shutdown More






  • Opinion

Unresponsive Leaders, Indifferent People

Elections give us a first-hand experience of Valley’s contradictions

RIYAZ AHMAD

Kashmir is in the thick of the parliament polls but there is little to indicate that the exercise has generated any public excitement. There has been little difference to the banal, predictable routine More



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LIDDER VALLEY: Skiing is still Possible

Lidder Valley has huge scope for Snow Sports provided the tourism players and the Government take the initiative and exploit potential of unique adventure tourism products.

ADVENTURE TOURISM

MUHAMMAD YUSUF

With the closure of ski-lifts at Gulmarg on 1st April the snow skiing has come to an abrupt end here. Enthusiasts and athletes have just wrapped up their ski gears and think of doing skiing next winter More



  • Editorial

Food (in)security

The point is that the climatic disorder is a realty now, and it is too big a problem to be left to any particular government or agency to tackle

The weather vagaries this season caused a lot of consternation among the farming community in Kashmir. Lagging behind in critical farm infrastructure, growth in Kashmir agriculture sector largely depends More



  • Business

HP Anytime: Cooking gas booking becomes easier

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Apr 15: In a bid to ensure hassle-free home delivery of LPG, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has launched 24-hour Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) on which customers can More



  • Sports

Sunrisers capable of lifting IPL-7 title: Parvez Rasool

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Apr 15: Delighted over his inclusion in the Hyderabad Sunrisers squad for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), J&K’s star cricketer Parvez Rasool on Tuesday said his team More



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PaK returnees hit streets against ‘official apathy’

'Rehabilitation Policy Falling Apart'

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Apr 15: Alleging that the J&K’s government’s Rehabilitation Policy has proved to be a ‘torture policy’ for them, scores of PaK returnees Tuesday staged the anti-government protest here. They More



  • Srinagar City

TRAFFIC SIGNALS FAIL

No Red, No Green, blink only Yellow; Trigger chaos on roads

THE INSIGHT STORY

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Apr 15: What has universally been about harmony of Red, Yellow and Green –the traffic signal system in this summer Capital blinks but mostly Yellow alone -fuelling chaos on the roads. While authorities More




  • Jammu

Vote Congress, defeat fundamental forces: Azad

Kishtwar, Apr 15: Making an emotional pitch to voters to support the Congress in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that his party was More



  • World

NEW ‘SATNAV’ SHOES TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR WAY HOME

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Boston, Apr 15: Deciphering a map on your cell phone when you are lost may soon be passe, thanks to a new type of footwear developed by an Indian start-up.The footwear uses a Bluetooth link to connect More



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