Amnesty slams JK Government over Danish’s detention

‘State Authorities Must Halt Practice Of Arbitrary Arrests Particularly Of Children’

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 30: Global rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI) Friday condemned what it calls the arbitrary detention of a minor Danish Farooq in Jammu and Kashmir, noting that J&K Government was arresting minors in violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other More

CJM SEEKS SHO’S PERSONAL APPEARANCE

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 30: Taking strong cognizance of not producing Danish Farooq, a ninth class student before court, Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar has issued contempt of court orders against SHO Kralkhud and has asked him to appear in person.  The application was moved by Farooq Ahmed Wani More

Amending Panchayat Act not desirable at present: Official Panel

‘73rd Amendment Could Be Considered In Future, Establish Institution First’

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Nov 30: While the state government has decided to amend state Panchayat Raj Act to incorporate provision of the 73rd amendment, an official panel which was tasked to suggest for empowerment of Panchayats had earlier cautioned against any such move, saying it was undesirable as the grassroots More

Mirwaiz convenes Shia-Sunni Coordination Committee meet

INVITES GEELANI, MALIK, ANSARI, AGHA SYED

Srinagar, Nov 30: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has invited various separatist and religious leaders to participate in a meeting of Sunni-Shia Coordination Committee to be held on Sunday. “The meeting would take place in the house of senior Hurriyat leader, Agha More

TUFAIL MATOO KILLING CASE CLOSED AS UNTRACED: SIT

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Nov 30:  The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the death of 12th class student Tufail Matoo of Saidakadal has filed latest status report in High Court stating that the case has been closed as untraced.    Tufail was killed on June 11, 2010 after a police teargas More

PDP BJP’s creation, alleges National Conference

Mufti Fond Of Former Bureaucrats: Tanveer

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 30: The National Conference on Friday said that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was a creation of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).  “The PDP is neither a political force to reckon with nor does it have organic connections with the people of the state. It is a creation and its trajectory More

Omar’s make-up-kit remark anti-woman: PDP

It Is Aimed At Making Female Voters Vulnerable Ahead Of LC Polls, Says Nayeem Akther

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar Nov 30: Describing the make-up-kit remark of the chief minister Omar Abdullah as an insult to the people of the state, the Peoples Democratic Party today said it was particularly denigrating to the womenfolk. In a statement the party chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar said it was unfortunate More

'HCC EXTRACTS 1.5 TONS OF FIREWOOD'

Mian Altaf orders probe, 2 workers booked

SUHAIL AJMAL

Mantrigam (Bandipora), Nov 30: Forest Minister Mian Altaf has ordered an inquiry into the extraction of firewood from the lush green forest at Chandaji here in north Kashmir allegedly by Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), executing 330 Megawatt Kishen Ganaga Hydro Electric Power Project in this More

Campaigning to end today

LC ELECTIONS

Srinagar, Nov 30: With the electioneering process set to close on Saturday, campaigning for the upcoming Legislative Council polls is on its peak with various parties and candidates trying to garner maximum number of votes to ensure victory. Amid accusations and counter-accusations between More

‘Establish mohalla level committees’
Srinagar, Nov 30:  The chairman of Jammu Kashmir National Front Nayeem Ahmad Khan has appealed to the people to establish committees at Mohalla level to keep a close eye on vested interests who try to create trouble among the Muslims.  “Committees on the Mohala levels are need of the More

CM’s pvt office receives 187 deputations, 823 individuals in Nov
Srinagar, Nov 30: Chief Minister’s Private Office at Srinagar received as many as 187 deputations and 823 individuals from different parts of Kashmir this month who projected their demands besides ensuring the availability of essentials in their respective areas.  The major problems and issues More

GoI failed to address aspirations of people: Dr Beg
Srinagar, Nov 30: Speaking on a motion moved by the Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde (Amendments in unlawful Activities Act) senior NC leader and Member Parliament, Dr Mehboob Beg  on Friday said it is unfortunate that even after over six decades, GoI needs laws like the Unlawful Activities More

  • Kashmir

Amnesty slams JK Government over Danish’s detention

‘State Authorities Must Halt Practice Of Arbitrary Arrests Particularly Of Children’

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 30: Global rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI) Friday condemned what it calls the arbitrary detention of a minor Danish Farooq in Jammu and Kashmir, noting that J&K Government More



  • Srinagar City

Slow services irk passengers at Srinagar International Airport

Air travel takes less time, collecting luggage takes more

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Nov 30: Air travel could be saving precious time of passengers but those landing at Srinagar International Airport nowadays curse their decision of taking the flight as luggage collection takes More




  • Jammu

NC-Congress campaign ends in Jammu region

Coalition for empowerment of common man: Rana, Tara

LC POLLS

Nagrota, Nov 30: The coalition candidates ended their election campaign for the Legislative Council polls here on Friday, a NC spokesman in a statement. He said that out of 43 sarpanchs, 39 along with More



  • South Asia

Pak, Afghan talks on Strategic Partnership

AGENCIES

Islamabad, Nov 30: Pakistan and Afghanistan today began negotiations on a Strategic Partnership Agreement even as Kabul called on Islamabad to take more steps, including the release of Taliban detainees More



  • World

PALESTINE WINS HISTORIC UN VOTE

YOSHITA SINGH

United Nations, Nov 30: Palestine overwhelmingly won a historic UN General Assembly vote which will upgrade its status to non-member observer state at the world body, a stinging diplomatic setback to the More



  • GK Careers

‘My aim is to retain marginalized children in government schools’

State of Education

INTERVIEW

In an interview with Shabir Ibn Yusuf, Director School Education, Kashmir, M Shafi Rather, while admitting that all is not well with the government schools in Kashmir, says he wants to link marginalized More



  • GK Features

Principal Caretaker

A retired teacher revived a neglected Pandit school in Nawakadal and ensured the temple inside the school was never closed for devotees

DEDICATION

MAJID MAQBOOL

When 76-year-old Ghulam Muhammad Malik retired as a government teacher in 1995, he had looked forward to his post-retirement life. But when the local people from Khankah-Sokhta in Nawakadal approached More



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