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Coffers empty, JK out with ‘begging bowl’

Borrows Rs 300 cr from open market; Officials blame delay in plan allocation

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, July 22: Facing a financial crunch due to delay in the annual plan allocations by the Government of India, the J&K Government Monday resorted to open market borrowing to meet the day-to-day expenses.The Government functioning has taken a hit in the State and work on the development More


PDP door open for Congress, says Baig

Hints possibility of post-poll alliance in Assembly elections with former ally

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MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, July 22: Senior Peoples Democratic Party leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig Tuesday said the party would prefer post-poll alliance with Congress to form the next government in J&K to “ensure representative character in the government to all regions of the State.”Baig’s disclosure comes More


Govt recalls Irfan Yasin to head LAWDA

To function as Vice-Chairman for 6 months

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, July 22: Ending suspense over the appointment of Vice-Chairperson of the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA)—the body entrusted with conservation of Dal Lake—the state government Tuesday ordered recalling and reemployment of former VC Irfan Yasin as head of the Authority for More


Omar invokes Sheikh’s legacy, says will ‘gain clear mandate’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Gurez/Sumbal, July 22: The Working President of National Conference Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the party would script a historic victory in the Assembly elections.“People of J&K would continue to repose their faith in NC which has not only protected the State’s political interests and regional More


No plans to review AFSPA: Government

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 22: Government has no plans to review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.“At present there is no such proposal. If the situation so warrants that areas be declared as disturbed, the same is done. This is examined/assessed periodically,” Minister More





  • Briefs

Pharmacists stage pro-Gaza protests

Srinagar, July 22: Expressing solidarity with the people of Palestine, scores of pharmacists and druggists Tuesday staged protest demonstrations at Press Enclave here.They demanded end to the civilian More




  • National

No decision taken on interlocutors' report on JK: Centre

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 22: The Centre today said no decision has been taken on the report submitted by three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir in 2011 and it will welcome any "informed debate" on its contents More





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Omar condemns Shiv Sena MPs who force-fed fasting Muslim manager

Lastupdate at : Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:19:37 IST

Srinagar, July 23: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday condemned the alleged forcing of a Muslim to break his Ramadhan fast by some Shiv Sena MPs at Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi. More






  • Opinion

Our hearts bleed for Palestine

But should we launch a parallel, long distance struggle for their Azadi?

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

Kashmir has been roiled by protests ever since fresh hostilities broke out between Palestine and Israel. One of the reasons beside the obvious sentimental affinity with the Palestinian cause is the access More



  • GK Magazine

KILLING KASHMIR: By way of tourism

Glaciers feeding the main rivers of Kashmir are melting at an alarming rate and at a higher rate than any other glacier in the Himalayan region

ALARM

KHAKI AUDIL

khakeez@gmail.comHistorically civilizations around the world have flourished on and around the banks of rivers, springs, lakes,  ponds and other fresh water bodies. Water, which is the basic requirement More



  • Letters

Gaza genocide

It is shocking that most of the World’s peace keeping & human right watchdog organizations  and especially Muslim world are criminally silent over the genocide of innocent Muslims in Gaza. The More



  • Editorial

Prevent Accidents

Mind it, it is the human life which is at stake

The National Crime Records Bureau report ‘Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India 2013’ revealing that Jammu and Kashmir has recorded the highest percentage of unnatural deaths occurring due to road accidents More



  • Business

KEA-D comes in open against Khan-led Kashmir Economic Alliance

Says senior office bearers of KEA-K paving way for BJP to win elections in Kashmir

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, July 22: In a open attack against Kashmir Economic Alliance led by Muhammad Yaseen Khan and its office bearers, the breakaway KEA led by Farooq Ahmad Dar today accused the former of having been More



  • Sports

Parvez scalps 2 as India-A register win

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 22: All-rounder Parvez Rasool’s focus on line, length and variations seems to have paid off as he picked up two crucial wickets against South Africa-A, helping his team to victory, in the More



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Police on arrest spree in old Srinagar

50 youth held, preventive detention must to ensure peace: SP North

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 22: Ahead of the last Friday of Ramadhan, Jumat-ul-Vida, to be observed as Youm-e-Kashmir and Youm-e-Qudus, police have launched a massive crackdown on youth across Srinagar by detaining More



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  • Jammu

Panun calls for creation of Union Territory in Kashmir for KPs

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, July 23: A Kashmiri Pandits’ body has sought for the creation of a centrally administered Union Territory in Kashmir for sustainable and viable rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley.“ More



  • World

604 Palestinians killed in 15 days

GAZA GORY

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Gaza/Jerusalem, July 22: Israel today stepped up its assault on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll to 604 in the 15-day conflict that has also left 29 Israelis dead, even as More



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