Massive allegations of rape against Army in JK: Wajahat Habibullah

Questions Former Army Chief’s Role In Delhi Protests


New Delhi, Dec 27: National Minorities Commission Chairman Wajahat Habibullah Thursday criticized former Army Chief V K Singh for taking to streets against the gang rape of a girl in Delhi, asking whether allegations of rape against personnel of the force in Jammu and Kashmir have ever been enquired More

Courts must ensure speedy trial in rape cases: Supreme Court


New Delhi, Dec 27: Rape trials must end within two months as stipulated under law, the Supreme Court has said directing trial courts to "strictly adhere” to existing norms while asking them to rule out the possibility of “manoeuvring” through undue long adjournments.A bench of justices Swatanter More

‘Pakistan agrees to no bilateral pact on Kashmir’

Won’t Go With Begging Bowl Before New Delhi: Mirwaiz


Srinagar, Dec 27: Terming the Pakistan visit as a ‘successful one’, the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said the “biggest achievement of the amalgam’s Islamabad trip was that Pakistan has agreed that there will be no bilateral agreement on Kashmir with India.” He also More

No need of AFSPA if people cooperate: IG CRPF


Bandipora, Dec 27: Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) S S Sandhu Thursday said the need for laws like AFSPA won’t be felt in Jammu and Kashmir if the public keeps on supporting armed forces in future.“Laws like AFSPA need not to be applied if armed forces continue to get More

TADA court acquits 11 after 25 years

They Were Accused Of Disrupting 1987 Polls


Srinagar, Dec 27: After 25 years of trial, TADA court Kashmir has acquitted 11 persons accused of ‘disrupting poll process and unleashing terror’ in 1987 Assembly elections.Court of Additional District Judge (TADA) Kashmir, Muzaffar Iqbal Qureshi acquitted the 11 accused of the charges after the More

Govt makes passport clearance time-bound

Verification Process Brought Under PSGA,To Be Completed Within 60 Days


Srinagar, Dec 27: In a significant development, the State Government Thursday ordered making passport clearance by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) a time-bound service.The General Administration Department (GAD) issued a notice bringing the passport service within the ambit of the More

JK asks Centre to relook at LPG cap


New Delhi, Dec 27: The J&K Government Thursday pleaded that the overall economic development of Jammu and Kashmir can boost the economy of both India and Pakistan, and cause the State to become a bridge between the two countries rather than becoming a bone of contention.Addressing the 57th More

Rather seeks Rs 68000 cr plan assistance

New Delhi, Dec 27: The J&K Finance Minister Abdur Rahim Rather Thursday sought Rs 68000-crore plan assistance from the Government of India, asserting that the State was facing “additional set of problems, unlike other states of the country.”Speaking at the 57th National Development Council More

  • Briefs

Youth killed in road accident

Islamabad ( Anantnag), Dec 27:An unknown vehicle hit and killed a youth on Wednesday in Kanelawan village of Bijbehara in this South Kashmir district. Reports said that a motor bike borne youth Farooq More

  • National

Samjhauta accused also involved in Jammu blast: NIA

Police Had Blamed Militants For The 2004 Attack On Peer Mitha Mosque


New Delhi, Dec 27: Investigations into right-wing terror network in the country have led sleuths of NIA to suspect that some blasts in Jammu in 2004 were carried out by the group which was involved in More

  • Opinion

Same story, different response

Delhi incident shocked entire India and that speaks of an alive collective conscience, but one wishes to see the same behavior when the same, or even worse, happens elsewhere



Reminiscent of the last years Ana Hazare’s anti-corruption campaign that brought thousands of agitated people on the streets, the bone-chilling rape of a Delhi medical student in a moving bus has evoked More

  • GK Features

Reviving a Kashmiri literary magazine

Neab has been a torchbearer of modern writing in Kashmiri

Feature Story


In October 1968, Neab, a literary magazine in Kashmiri language was born in Srinagar. The publication, which went on to become a trend-setter magazine, was one among the numerous achievements of its founder More

  • Letters

Other side

This refers to the letter zero percent by Aagaz Sofi. The view is one-sided. Yes there were few schools which recorded zero percent results but in a broader perspective government schools have shown better More

  • Friday Focus

Where Does the Shoe Pinch?


Of late one has been witness to certain stinking events, some of them publicised and others which may never see the light of the day. These events, proceeding from the worship of worldly pelf, power and More

  • Business

Rattle power project gets environmental clearance

CERA approves Rs 5517 cr estimated cost


Jammu, Dec 27: Finally the prestigious Rattle Hydroelectric Power Project has been accorded environmental clearance by the Union Ministry of Environment with revised capacity of 850 Megawatts. Besides More

  • Sports

KU coach gets PG degree in fitness


Srinagar, Dec 27: Kashmir University gymnasium coach has become first person from the State to get Post Graduate degree in gymnasium and fitness training.Sheikh Adil who works in Directorate of Physical More

  • Kashmir

‘2012 most peaceful year since eruption of militancy’

Police data reveals zero incidents of violence in five Valley districts


Srinagar, Dec 27: Steep decline in militancy-related incidents in the Valley continued through 2012, bringing the killings to all time low. Interestingly, five districts of the Valley did not record a More

  • Srinagar City

Choked drains at Naveedabad irk inhabitants, authorities mute

‘Drainage mess has affected our social relationships’


Srinagar, Dec 27: Despite spending crores of rupees on construction of drainage system in Srinagar, most of the drains in many localities here are choked in absence of regular cleaning.  Inhabitants More

  • South Asia

Bilawal makes formal entry into Pak politics


Islamabad, Dec 27:  Slain former premier Benazir Bhutto's 24-year-old son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today made his formal entry into Pakistani politics, pledging to protect his country and its fledgling More

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