• TOP STORIES

Will try to break ice on Kashmir in Pak: Mirwaiz

Hurriyat (M) Concludes Feedback Exercise

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 12: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday said the amalgam will put in its best to break ice on ‘institutionalizing the dialogue with active participation of Kashmiris’ during its Pakistan visit. He said Kashmir issue had to be resolved as status quo was ‘no More


COSMETIC EXERCISES WON’T HELP: GEELANI

‘People Misinterpret Our Stand On Dialogue’

Srinagar, Dec 12: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said “cosmetic exercises” will not help resolve Kashmir as there can be “no short-cut solutions” for the vexed issue.In a statement issued from New Delhi, Geelani said Kashmir issue can only be resolved through sincerity More


Hurriyat (M) delegation leaves for New Delhi

Srinagar, Dec 12: The seven-member Hurriyat (M) delegation headed by Chairman of the amalgam, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Wednesday left for New Delhi to begin their Pakistan visit from December 17. The move comes after seven of the eight executive members of Hurriyat (M) were granted passports to travel More


NC, Congress firming up pre-poll alliance: Omar

‘Talks On With Sonia Gandhi; Our Ties Have Historic Background’

SUMIT BHARGAV

Nowshera/Akhnoor, Dec 12: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday declared that his party is in the process of finalizing a grand pre-poll¬ alliance for upcoming parliamentary elections and the assembly elections in the state with the Congress high command.“We are already in touch with UPA chairperson More


‘Awaiting Soz report for BDC polls’

Akhnoor, Dec 12: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said the state government was waiting for the report of the NC-Congress coordination committee, headed by PCC chief Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz, for holding Block Development Council (BDC) polls.Addressing a public meeting here, Omar said his government More


Mufti asks youth to be pioneers of change

Jammu, Dec 12: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Wednesday sought support of the youth to establish what he called a system where every section of the society would get justice and equal opportunities for development and economic growth. He said that youth being future of More


Amnesty chides New Delhi

‘Take Responsibility, Probe HR Violations In JK’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 12: Amnesty International on Wednesday said Indian authorities must take responsibility and initiate independent, impartial, prompt and efficient investigations into serious allegations of human rights violations in Jammu & Kashmir. Two Srinagar-based human rights organizations released More


80 Central Jail detainees ill

‘They Are Served Sub-Standard Food’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 12: Around 80 detainees have fallen ill in the highly fortified Central Jail Srinagar reportedly due to consumption of sub-standard food, forcing the authorities to send a high level team to ascertain the facts.Most of the detainees are suffering from gastric problems, skin disorders More


Doctor arrested for infant murder

‘Body Was Thrown Into Nallah’

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Dec 12: Police in this frontier district have arrested a doctor of sub-district hospital Kupwara and two sweepers for allegedly performing an illegal delivery and helping in the subsequent murder of the baby before throwing its body into Kehmil Nallah.On October 10 this year, Police had More


Girl dies after eating stale noodles

KHALID GUL

Kulgam, Dec 12: A five year old girl died while five other members of a family fell unconscious, allegedly after consuming a pack of Maggi noodles in Manzgam village of this south Kashmir district Wednesday.Police said Abroo (5) daughter of Nisar Ahmad Chak fell unconscious along with her parents More





  • Briefs

Kargil air courier service takes off

Srinagar, Dec 12: Over 30 passengers were airlifted from Kargil to Srinagar today by the first flight of Kargil Courier Service, the only means connecting the frontier district with rest of the country More



  • National

SC acquits Pak national of murder charge

Allows Him To Return Home

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 12: Pakistani microbiologist Muhammad Khalil Chishti was today acquitted by the Supreme Court of the murder charge in a 20-year-old criminal case and was allowed to return home without any More




  • Opinion

Recalling 1975 Accord

When the Accord is hitting the headlines, certain things are good to remember

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

In 1972, after almost two decades, Plebiscite Front decided to participate in the election, but its attempts were scuttled. Its leaders, including Sheikh M Abdullah, were arrested. Many of its lower rung More



  • GK Readings

Bertolt Brechet: Marrying Art and Politics

No subservience to politics though, we need to be conscious of the ends we serve as poets

DR MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

Zaref Ahmed Zaref once remarked that his son calls him and fellow poets as wah wah  party. This is true about many poets but not all of them. Zaref Sahab himself is no wah wah man. Our key poets have More




  • Letters

Anti polythene

This refers to Anti-polythene drive by Commissioner SMC Dr. G.N.Qasba in Srinagar city. Polythene used by vendors is a problem in itself. But in general public can overcome this problem by making it a More



  • Editorial

Peace and AFSPA

AFSPA, says the home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, will not be lifted in Kashmir until the state is ''quiet and calm''. Unlike his predecessor P Chidambaram who was partial to the idea of partial revocation More



  • Business

'No decision on raising LPG cap'

New Delhi, Dec 12: A day after Election Commission rap, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily today said the government has not yet taken any decision on raising cap on supply of subsidised LPG cylinders and the More



  • Sports

Burn Hall emerges winner

COCA COLA FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 12: Burn Hall School emerged out as winner of the Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy, Coca Cola Inter-School Football Tournament defeating Heavens Land Qamarwari in the final played at Polo Ground More



  • Kashmir

Lolab girl loses life in littered explosive blast

2 Siblings Also Injured; SOP Nowhere In Sight

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 12: A girl died while two of her siblings were injured in a littered explosive blast in Lolab area of frontier district of Kupwara on Wednesday evening.  Police sources said Nuzhat Akhter More



  • Srinagar City

CITY TO ATTRACT TREKKERS

JKSMA holds symbolic trek from Faqeer Gujri to Asthan Marg in Dara stretch of Harwan area in the heels of mount Mahadev

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, Dec 12: Adventure tourism lovers Wednesday joined hands to promote hills in Srinagar for trekking by holding a symbolic trek in the picturesque Harwan area.  In continuation to the celebration More




  • Jammu

Govt sets up panel to probe Assembly Complex damage

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Dec 12: A portion of the Assembly complex here collapsed reportedly due to construction work going on nearby, prompting the Jammu and Kashmir government to set up a three-member panel to probe the More



  • World

Pt Ravi Shankar passes away

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, Dec 12: Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, who spearheaded the worldwide spread of Indian music and had a major influence on Western musicians like The Beatles, died today in San More



  • Court Watch

Court directs State to relocate 3 foreign under-trials

Counsel seeks lodging of accused at lock-ups nearer to their trial court

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 12: A local court Wednesday directed the State to lodge two foreign ‘militants’ at Central Jail Srinagar and district jail Baramulla while sending the third ‘militant’ back to district jail More



  • GKeducation&Careers

‘Allow kids to think critically’

BETTER EDUCATION

 Since 2008, Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI), a volunteer-driven philanthropic organization with a focus on education in Kashmir, has been quietly supporting education of talented and deserving More




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