3 militants killed in 17-hr Pulwama gunfight

Forces blast residential house; 8 injured in clashes near encounter site; Hundreds join funeral of slain gunmen


Hanjan (Pulwama), Sep 2: Three militants including a district commander were killed Tuesday in a 17-hour fierce gunfight in this village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Massive clashes erupted near the encounter site in which eight persons were injured. The encounter between the government More

After UPA, NDA Govt wants ‘highway status’ to Khanabal-Panchtarni road

Centre asks State to consider matter on priority, communicate NOC


Srinagar, Sep 2: The central government has shot a fresh communication to the State Government seeking clearance for construction of the Khanabal-Panchtarni road in south Kashmir’s Anantnag (Islamabad) district under the National Highway program. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH More

Talks only way to resolve issues, says CM

Visits Jammu’s border areas


Jammu, Sep 2: J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said dialogue was the only way to resolve issues. He also said that skirmishes along the borders have always made the lives of people living there miserable and difficult. Interacting with people in the border areas of RS Pura and Bishnah More

PDP a tactical ally of BJP: NC

Sagar, Altaf, Nasir address party conventions


Srinagar, Sep 2: National Conference (NC) Tuesday accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party of having a “tactical alliance” with the BJP “which resulted in 2008 unrest over transfer of land to Amarnath Shrine Board.”“PDP has been in tactical partnership with BJP since 2008 when both parties More

NC leaders’ visit to Ganderbal turns sour


Ganderbal, Sep 2: A planned move of National Conference  to gauge mood and to test waters in the home turf of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah—Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir—ahead of crucial Assembly polls Tuesday turned out to be a sour one as the party activists were seen divided over the More

Pak Parliament backs Sharif

Govt calls protests as ‘mutiny against country’


Islamabad, Sep 2: Amid fears of violence and army intervention in the coup-prone nation, a cornered Nawaz Sharif Tuesday turned to Parliament for support with his government slamming the protests as a "mutiny against Pakistan".Leaders from across the political spectrum backed Sharif at an emergency More

Rajnath to visit JK on Friday

To chair UHQ meet in Srinagar


Srinagar, Sep 2: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is arriving in J&K on September 5 (Friday) on a two-day visit and is scheduled to co-chair the Unified Command Headquarters meeting here.  This will be the first visit of Singh as the Union Home Minister to J&K after the formation of More

  • Briefs

Youth ends life in Budgam

Srinagar, Sep 2: A youth ended his life by consuming some poison substance at his home in Budgam district.The 21-year-old Sajad Ahmad Wagay son of Abdul Satar of Kuchwari, consumed some poison substance More

  • News

IAS, IPS officers to sign bond before going on study leave: Govt


New Delhi, Sep 2: The IAS, IPS and IFoS officers need to execute a bond agreeing to refund all expenses borne on them by the government on their study leave in case they fail to return on duty after such More

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  • Opinion

Truth, Hype or Overreach?

BJP’s J&K ambition needs a host of factors to play exclusively to the party’s favour



In the swirling discourse around BJP's bid for a victory in the forthcoming Assembly polls in J&K, if anything that has got the least attention, it is the state's incompatible electoral arithmetic More

  • GK Magazine

A Superb Tourist Attraction

The Mughal Road is dotted with culture, history, and natural beauty



 The  Mughal Road was  originally  known as Namak  Road  ( Salt  Route)  before Mughals came. It was famous by this name because salt was exported to Kashmir from More

  • Letters

Vertical expansion

This refers to the news story “Is vertical expansion the solution to decongest city?” (GK City Page 28-8-2014).I completely agree with Sajad Ahmad Mir, the civil engineer, quoted in the story. Vertical More

  • Editorial

School children tortured

Please don't snatch sleep from these innocent souls!

The school timing fixed by the government has become a serious cause of concern for the parents in Kashmir. On the face of it, the official order issued in this regard seems to be bereft of any reason More

  • Business

Pilgrim footfall increases with train service to Katra

11 lakh yatris visited Vaishno Devi shrine during June


Jammu, Sept 2: The number of pilgrims visiting Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine has recorded sharp increase following the train service to Katra.Against the maximum 8 lakh arrivals a month, the pilgrim footfall More

  • Sports

SKIMS Medical College wins women’s Carrom title

GMC Inter-college Sports Meet

Srinagar, Sep 2: On the second day of the Government Medical College (GMC) Inter-College indoor sports meet, matches in the disciplines of Badminton, Chess and Carrom were played in both men and women More

  • GK Social

  • ePaper

  • Kashmir

No question of replacing Tosamaidan by Yusmarg: Govt

Srinagar, Sep 2: State government on Tuesday has termed media reports that Yusmarg was being proposed to be leased out to Army for conducting artillery exercises, as totally baseless and ill-conceived More

  • Srinagar City

Schoolchildren on wheels, authorities in slumber

‘Do parents unduly pamper kids on driving?’


Srinagar, Sep 2: Minors on wheels are going so common in the City that now scores of schoolchildren are seen driving two-wheelers to educational institutions on regular basis. While people accuse More

  • Jammu

Prez Mukherjee concludes J&K visit

Pays obeisance at Vaishno Devi Shrine


Katra, Sep 2: President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday paid obeisance at holy cave shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi situated in Trikuta hills of Reasi district.President performed darshan at the cave shrine More

  • Cricket

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