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One-sided talks won’t resolve Kashmir: Omar

‘Hurriyat (M) Must Start Unconditional Dialogue With Delhi After Pakistan Visit’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 20: Expressing happiness over the Hurriyat (M) initiative of starting dialogue with Pakistan, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said the amalgam should initiate unconditional talks with New Delhi after their Islamabad visit as “one-sided dialogue won’t resolve Kashmir issue.” More


‘Pakistan for permanent solution to Kashmir issue’

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Dec 20: Pakistan wants a “sustained and result-oriented” engagement with India to find a permanent solution to the Kashmir issue that could usher in peace and stability in the region, President Asif Ali Zardari told a visiting Hurriyat delegation on Thursday.“Pakistan firmly believes More


Govt schools drop students to improve results

Will Look Into The Matter: Director School Education

CLASS 10 EXAMINATION

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Dec 20: While the Department of Education is rejoicing the ‘satisfactory’ results of recently declared class 10th examination, reports said that several government schools barred many students from appearing in the examination to avoid bad results.In Baramulla district, around 3446 More


Probe poor performance by govt schools: M Y Tarigami

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 20: Taking serious note of poor performance shown by some government schools which registered zero per cent results in the matriculation examination, the CPI (M) State Secretary MY Tarigami Thursday asked the government to come out with a concrete plan to streamline the functioning of these More


CHILLAY KALAN TO MAKE SUNNY ENTRY

‘Kashmir Skies To Remain Clear In Next Few Days’

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Dec 20: As the harshest period of winter, Chillay Kalan, sets in from Friday, the weatherman predicted that Kashmir skies will remain mostly dry and sunny in the coming few days.“There is least or no possibility of downpour in the Valley for the next 24 hours. The weather will remain More


CIC asks Omar to ‘reconsider changes’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 20: In the line of fire for repealing the Right to Information Act Rules of 2010, the Jammu and Kashmir Government, in a damage control exercise, is actively considering inclusion of provisions related to the Secretary and Registrar of the State Information Commission in the new set More


National Conference MPs abstain from voting in favour

‘Police, Intelligence Officers, Their Informers In JK Most Dreaded Face Of Establishment’

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Dec 20: Two National Conference MPs in Rajya Sabha, Muhammad Shafi Uri and GN Ratanpuri, Thursday opposed the bill seeking amendment in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1947. The NC members’ stand was diametrically opposite to the party’s stand in the Lok Sabha earlier this week More


Gulmarg gets added attraction

CM Inaugurates ‘The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Gulmarg, Dec 20: The world famous Ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir Thursday got a new attraction: The Khyber, Himalayan Resort & Spa.The J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah inaugurated the first luxury resort formally, asserting that such an infrastructure was important to ‘woo tourists More


Delhi blast accused killed, claim police

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 20: Police on Thursday claimed that it killed one of the prime accused in Delhi High Court blast case, Chota Hafiz, in an encounter in Kishtwar district.The encounter took place in Kadrana area of Marwah tehsil, where a joint party of police, army and NIA had launched searches to trace More





  • Briefs

K-resolution must for Indo-Pak friendship: DPM

Srinagar, Dec 20:  Democratic Political Movement (DPM) chairman Firdous Ahmad Shah on Thursday said the resolution of Kashmir issue was imperative for abiding peace in subcontinent and Indo-Pak bonhomie More



  • News

Hat-trick for Modi, Cong ousts BJP in HP

Gujarat-Himachal Polls

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Ahmedabad/Shimla, Dec 20: Narendra Modi today performed a hat-trick retaining power for the third time in Gujarat and propelled himself as a strong contender in the Prime Ministerial race in 2014 while More




  • Opinion

Simply shocking!

The rape of a young student in South Delhi has outraged all – and genuinely so

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

Entire Indian nation is, expectedly, outraged over the last Sunday horrific gang rape of a  young physiotherapy student in a moving bus in South Delhi. Angry members in both the houses of parliament More



  • GK Features

He left home for work, but never returned

A disappeared painter leaves behind a homeless family struggling to survive in two rented rooms

Kashmir's Disappeared

MAJID MAQBOOL

Like other days, that day in the year 2002, Syed Anwar Shah, a 25-year-old painter from old Fateh Kadal, left home early in the morning for work. Unlike other days, he did not come back home in the evening More




  • Letters

Take action

This refers to the coaching centers which lack accommodation. Students in these centers stand on windows and they demand hefty amount from the students. Government should take action.Haris Rasheed haristeli More



  • Friday Focus

The Palestinian See-Saw

PROF G R MALIK

Another phase of precarious and temporary peace has just begun in Palestine. This phase has coincided with two developments contrary to each other: partial recognition of Palestinian statehood by the U More



  • Business

Khyber embodies the magnificence of Gulmarg

GK NEWS NETWORK

Gulmarg, Dec 20: In the breathtaking slopes of world famous Gulmarg, this luxury resort would make your dreams even sweeter. In the ‘Khyber, Himalayan Resort & Spa’ this world famous tourist resort More



  • Sports

GULMARG GEARS UP FOR MEGA WINTER SEASON

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Dec 20: Known among the winter sports enthusiasts as the best winter sports destination in Country, Gulmarg is gearing to host many events to woo tourists all over the season. To keep Gulmarg More



  • Kashmir

Sopore gunbattle leaves behind tragedies,trail of destruction

Scores Of Orchards, Houses Damaged

GHULAM MUHAMMAD

Sopore, Dec 20: Tuesday’s gunbattle at Saidpora, Sopore in which six militants were killed has left behind a trail of destruction in the area with scores of orchards and houses damaged completely.  More



  • Srinagar City

Shahr-e-Khas ailing heart of Srinagar: CM

‘IT BORE THE BRUNT OF CRACKDOWNS, CURFEWS, STONE PELTING’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 20: Terming Shahr-e-Khas as “heart of Srinagar”, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said this heart been ailing with many problems and needs to be cured by the government now.  More




  • Jammu

PSC, Hr Edu deptt caught in a row

Intervention Of GAD Sought To End Deadlock

Validity Of Distance Mode Degrees

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Dec 20: The Higher Education Department and Public Service Commission (PSC) are caught in a row with PSC repeatedly denying to admit the requisition for recruitments to various posts, till the issue More



  • GKeducation&career

Giving hope to Kashmir orphans

A young social activist is committed to better the lives of orphans

ENGINEERING SOCIAL CHANGE

ARIF SHAFI WANI

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. But this door never opened for an unfortunate group of children in Kashmir who lost their childhood in past over two More




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