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Pak protesters storm Secretariat, PTV office

Imran Khan, Tahir-ul-Qadri booked under ‘Anti-Terrorist Act’

SAJJAD HUSSAIN

Islamabad, Sep 1: Pakistan's powerful Army Chief Monday met embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss the deepening political crisis that has put the country on the edge even as hundreds of protesters stormed the heavily-guarded Secretariat and the state broadcaster's office.Fresh clashes More


Gen Raheel meets Sharif, asks him to step down: Report

Government, Army deny news as ‘rumor’

SAJJAD HUSSAIN\PTI

Islamabad, Sep 1: Fresh controversy erupted after Pakistan's powerful Army Chief Monday met Premier Nawaz Sharif to discuss ways to resolve the deepening political crisis with media reports claiming that the embattled Prime Minister was advised to step down during the meeting.After TV channels More


India says concerned over Pak developments

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Sep 1: Expressing concern over developments in Pakistan, Government Monday said the Ministry of External Affairs is closely watching the situation in the neighbouring country."What is happening in Pakistan is definitely a matter of concern. Ministry of External Affairs looks at it minutely More


Yusmarg: Another Tosamaidan in the making?

CS-led committee seeks ‘resettlement plan’ for people living in Bajpathri

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Sep 1: A panel of the J&K Government has asked the State Forest department to work out a “resettlement plan” for people of Bajpathri—one of the two places the Army had identified as alternate location to its Tosamaidan firing range—in the vicinity of Yusmarg hill resort in central Kashmir More


Kalaroos encounter enters 8th day

Army extends search operation to Lolab

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Sep 1: An encounter between forces and militants in Kalaroos area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district entered into eighth straight day Monday. So far five militants and three soldiers have been killed in the encounter.The operation was launched on August 24 after Army claimed to have More


Kashmir sees birth of new parties ahead of polls

5 new groups launched since June; NC, PDP say ‘they are formed to divide vote’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Sep 1: Ahead of the forthcoming Assembly elections, a number of new political groups, headed by lesser-known faces, are emerging in the State, particularly in Kashmir, much to the surprise of the major political players. At least five new groups or parties have surfaced on the Kashmir’s More


JK emerging as knowledge hub: Prez

Urges academics to address challenges in higher education

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Sep 1: President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said Jammu and Kashmir is emerging as a knowledge hub, even as he called upon academics in the country to work hard and achieve the 3-Es in the field of higher education. These, he said, were Expansion, Excellence and Equity.“The higher education More


Governor briefs President

Jammu, Sep 1: Governor of J&K, NN Vohra, Monday briefed the President Pranab Mukherjee regarding all important issues relating to the State, an official spokesman said.The Governor particularly briefed the President about the obtaining and emerging internal and external security situation More


Universities crucibles of change: Omar

Jammu, Sep 1: J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said the universities and higher educational institutions are the “crucibles of change towards holistic development.” He also underlined that knowledge and its related themes like human and intellectual capital are the key ingredients and yardstick More


Rajnath seeks exemption of environmental clearance for border projects

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Sep 1: Concerned over delay in strategic border projects, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has suggested exemption of environment clearance given to such projects falling within 100 km from International Border, Line of Actual Control and Line of Control.He said there is a need to deal with More


SC issues notice to Centre, States on wetland conservation

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Sep 1: The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Centre and the states on a PIL seeking its direction to them to preserve wetlands and to restrain construction on them.A bench headed by Justice H L Dattu sought response from Tamil Nadu government on a plea of the petitioner seeking More





  • Briefs

NREGA employees stage demos

Srinagar, Sep 1: Several contractual employees working under centrally-sponsored NERGA scheme Monday held protest demonstrations, demanding regularization of their services. They said in other states More




  • National

I&B min asks TV news channel to follow norms

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Sep 1: The Information and Broadcasting ministry has asked a TV news channel to strictly comply with norms after it came to its notice that certain disturbing visuals were telecast by it.Issuing More




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Army finds underground tunnel on Indo-Pak border

Lastupdate at : Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:18:27 IST

Jammu, Sep 2: A 150-metre long tunnel which was recently discovered near a forward post along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu region's sensitive Pallanwala sector, was apparently dug up for infiltrating militants More






  • Opinion

Ultra Vires of the constitution

Mission 44 has multiple dimensions

JK Trifurcation

DR. JAVID IQBAL

JK trifurcation has been much propagated by Sangh Parivar since long. It implies that Jammu may go its own way. Ladakh could be made a Union Territory. Valley could be segregated, with its political status More



  • GK Magazine

KASHMIR HOUSE: The Men and The Memories

My association with Kashmir Houses, New Delhi goes back to 1957

MEMOIR

NAZIR AHMAD

The Palatial building at 5, Prithviraj road, New Delhi, formerly known as Bhavnagar house, was property of Maharaja Bhavnagar, Gujarat State. There were quite a large number of such huge houses in Delhi More



  • Letters

Boycott bind

This refers to "The boycott bind" by Haseeb Drabu, GK dated August 28, 2014. I have serious disagreement with the views expressed in the very first para of his column when he says that underlying the aggressive More



  • Editorial

Crisis Again

Political leadership of Pakistan need to get their act together and save democracy

When it seemed that democracy has come to stay in Pakistan, it is facing the biggest ever challenge during past over a decade. It augured well when there was smooth transition of power in 2013, from five More



  • Business

At Rs 20,000/qtl, Kashmir’s traditional rice variety Mushk Budij on revival mode

Kashmir can grow special rice variety on 10,000 hectares: Experts

HAROON MIRANI

Srinagar, Aug 27: With its price soaring as high as Rs 20,000 per quintal, the aromatic Mushk Budij, a traditional Kashmir rice variety, is making a comeback in the market as a highly prized product.The More



  • Sports

Imran blitzkrieg helps Stars thrash Gliders by 6 wickets

Khyber Big Downtown Champions’ League T20

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Sep 1: Riding a power-packed knock of 43 runs by Imran Haroon, Kashmir Royal Stars Buchpora made it two wins in a row, beating Ghani Gliders Zaina Kadal by six wickets in a group match of the More



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10 months on, Edu Panel yet to compile first draft

Change in govt at Centre one of the reasons of failure

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Sep 1: Ten months after it was tasked with formulating a policy for the school education system in Jammu and Kashmir, an official panel, comprising distinguished academics, has crossed the final More



  • Srinagar City

1965 war veteran pledges to support center for spinal injuries

Major Ahluwalia visits VMS Bemina; Inaugurates workshop for specialists

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Sep 1: 1965 Indo-Pak war brought a twist in the life of this world famous mountaineer and Army major when a bullet pierced his spine on the frontier. Though with his back 'broken', he didn’t More




  • Jammu

Pandits for earning goodwill of Kashmiri Muslims

Discuss roadmaps for their return to Valley

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Sep 1: Expressing their willingness to return to their native land, hundreds of representatives of different Kashmiri Pandit (KP) groups, prominent citizens and intellectuals of the community Monday More



  • World

US urges restraint in Pak political crisis

REUTERS

Washington, Sep 1: The United States on Monday called for restraint by all sides in Pakistan's political crisis, saying protesters had a right to demonstrate peacefully but that it strongly opposed efforts More



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