SC directs JK Govt to furnish ‘outcome of probe’ by SIT

Wamiq Farooq killing


Srinagar, Oct 29: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to place on record the outcome of probe carried out by a Special Investigation Team of police into the killing of Wamiq Farooq, a class 7th student, in the 2010 mass unrest in Kashmir.“Learned senior counsel More

For now, New Delhi puts off ‘idea’ to replace JK Governor


Srinagar, Oct 29: In a significant political development, the Narendra Modi-led Government at the Centre has, for the time being, gone back over the “idea” to replace the J&K Governor NN Vohra, putting the speculations about the change of guard at the Raj Bhawan to rest, at least for now.Authoritative More

2 more militants killed in Handwara gunfight; toll 4


Srinagar, Oct 29: Two more militants were Wednesday killed in a gun-battle in Handwara area of frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir, taking the overall death toll to four, so far.The gun-battle started Tuesday morning when, according to official sources, a search party comprising Army More

JK polls: Congress clears list of candidates

Mandate likely for all sitting MLAs, some youth


New Delhi, Oct 29: The Central Election Committee of Congress has cleared names of a number of candidates it intends to field in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, beginning November 25. The CEC, which met here Wednesday morning to clear its candidates, decided also to keep some More

Party in poll mode, says will address regional aspirations


Srinagar, Oct 29:  After facing a complete rout in the Parliamentary polls in J&K, Congress is mulling to play a different card in its Assembly election campaign in the State in a bid to ensure votes and stay in power.The party’s big-wigs have suggested to its high command in New Delhi More

Won’t contact India for talks, says Pakistan

‘Kashmir cornerstone of our foreign policy’

Islamabad, Oct 29: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi, Wednesday said Pakistan won’t initiate contact with India for talks, adding that if India wants to enter a dialogue with Pakistan, they would have to take the initiative themselves.“It was because More

March Session a permanent feature: Dir Education

Says mass promotions by private schools have no validity


Srinagar, Oct 29: Stating that March Session will be a permanent feature in academic calendar of Jammu and Kashmir from now on, a top government official Wednesday warned private schools of “dire consequences” if they go ahead with mass promotions till class 7th as already announced by them.Talking More

JK transfers 45 officials after ECI directions


Srinagar, Oct 29: In the wake of directions from the Election Commission of India, the state government Wednesday issued transfer orders to 45 officials of the Revenue department—most of whom were posted in their home districts.Though the State’s Revenue department had pushed for retaining them More

  • Briefs

Gandabal appeals DC, DirEdu

Srinagar, Oct 29: Residents of Gandabal here have appealed authorities to construct the link road upto Government Primary School in the locality, stating that due to absence of connectivity, the school More

  • National

GoI asks state governments to promote self-attestation

People spend Rs 8000 crore on affidavits


New Delhi, Oct 29: Citing that Indians spend about Rs 8,000 crore on affidavits annually, the Centre has asked all its ministries and state governments to promote self-certification of documents in various More

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  • Opinion

Post flood politics

The question that practitioners of politics must ask is who has social control in the villages today



The floods of 2014 have already become a major event in the social and economic history of Kashmir. The intensity of floods, extent of damage and the valor of the youth will overtime become new age folk More

  • GK Magazine

AASHOORA: The Alchemy of Sorrow

Khoanaen Nawa is the best to read non-Muslim poets on Karbala



Aaj tak roti hae teray gam mei her mahfil hussainIss mein koi shak nahi to hae jehan ka dil hussain (Maenk)There are only two categories of people in the world: those who know they love Hussain and those More

  • Editorial

Schools that don’t care

It is time private schools do their bit to help the situation by sharing in the collective grief

Post-flood the functioning of the affected schools in Srinagar and the other parts of Valley has become a subject of contentious public debate, forcing also the High Court to take note of it. In its status More

  • Business

Vegetable prices skyrocket,Saag sells at Rs70 a kg

People must lodge complaints against profiteers: Dir CA&PD


Srinagar, Oct 29: Post-floods in Kashmir prices of vegetables have skyrocketed. Not just the imported, even the locally grown vegetables are sold at steep prices.Saag (a locally grown leafy vegetable) More

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  • Kashmir

Acid test for Azad to maintain Cong sway on home turf

‘I am seeking mandate on the plank of development'


Banihal, Oct 29: As Congress seeks a turnaround in its electoral fortunes in the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, its star campaigner and former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad finds himself More

  • Srinagar City

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Naseem Bagh


Srinagar, Oct 29: In broad daylight two armed robbers Wednesday morning attacked a woman and snatched jewelry she was wearing in Naseem Bagh locality of east City, reports and witnesses said. Aarifa More

  • South Asia

Bangladesh Jamaat chief sentenced to death for ‘war crimes’


Dhaka, Oct 29: Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was Wednesday sentenced to death by a special tribunal for his alleged “role in the killing of thousands of people during the nation More

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