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Separatist discourse digressing towards governance: Malik

‘Struggle Losing Steam As It Is Orphaned’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 30: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik Sunday said that Kashmir struggle is “feeling orphaned” as the discourse in the separatist camp is being diverted towards issues of governance.  Addressing a seminar on “Prisoners of Kashmir and our More


Non-local writers more vocal on Kashmir: Asiya

Srinagar,Dec 30: Duktaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi Sunday said that intellectuals from across India were more supportive for the Kashmir cause than the local writers. She also urged separatist camp to constitute a legal aid cell so that the prisoners who don’t have access to lawyers could get More


JKLF to launch Jail Bharo campaign

Srinagar, Dec 30: JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Sunday announced to launch 10-day Jail Bharo movement from Friday as first-phase of the campaign to seek rollback of life-sentences awarded to Kashmiris and press for release of prisoners. Speaking at a seminar here, JKLF chairman said More


DAY-3:Curfew, clashes continue in Pulwama

Locals Complain Of Shortage Of Essentials

KHALID GUL

Pulwama, Dec 30: An indefinite curfew continued Sunday for the third running day, amid sporadic clashes, in this South Kashmir district where security forces had on Friday allegedly resorted to indiscriminate firing on civilians at two separate places injuring nine persons.  A senior official More


2 YOUTH ARRESTED 8 More Wanted: DC

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 30: With the reports of alleged harassment pouring in from Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police Sunday arrested two youth in the town as authorities claimed they were involved in stone throwing and disruption of peace.  Residents said a heavy contingent of police and paramilitary More


Met office forecast dry,foggy conditions

Fog Disrupts Flights,Train Services;Highway Open For One-Way Traffic

ZAHID MAQBOOL/ABHINAV VERMA

Srinagar/Jammu, Dec 30: While the Valley continued to remain in the grip of freezing cold, Met office on Sunday said the weather is likely to remain dry for at least next four days.  “Though weather will remain cold and cloudy, there would be no rainfall or snow in the Valley at least for More


Fate of Urdu Academy hangs in balance

Higher Education Department Proposal Goes Missing In GAD

ADMINISTRATIVE INERTIA

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Dec 30: The dream of having an Urdu Academy in the state seems to be meeting a catastrophic end as the proposal moved by the Higher Education Department in this regard has gone missing in the General Administration Department (GAD). The height of carelessness can be gauged from the More


50,000 WEAPONS SEIZED IN JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Dec 30: Twenty-three years of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir have seen security forces recover nearly 50,000 weapons, including 30,859 AK assault rifles, according to a recent report on militancy compiled by the state’s Home Department. The list of 49,627 weapons recovered till November More


‘118 militants infiltrated this year’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 30: Days after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that he won’t be able to give the exact figures about the number of militants who infiltrated into the Valley this year, officials have put the number of infiltrators at 118. A senior official of the State’s Home Department told Greater More





  • Briefs

Omar’s advice to Hurriyat leaders misdirected: Bazaz

Srinagar, Dec 30:  President of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Forum Pandit Bhushan Bazaz on Sunday said Omar Abdullah’s advice to the Hurriyat leaders to hold dialogue with New Delhi to resolve More



  • National

Delhi gang-rape victim cremated; public kept at bay

New Delhi, Dec 30: Amid outpouring of anger and grief in the country, the body of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim was flown here from Singapore early Sunday morning and cremated within hours. The mortal More




  • Opinion

Is Geography Our Villain?

Would we be better off without this geo-strategic politics?

Punchline

Z. G. MUHAMMAD

‘Geo-strategy’ and ‘geopolitics,’ otherwise important words in diplomatic lexicon have of late become political clichés in our part of the world. For quite some time now, some Kashmiri leaders have been More



  • GKeducation&career

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results

REMEDIAL MEASURES

REHANA JABEEN

It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More




  • Letters

Sad news

This refers to the news ''JK subverts coaching scheme for Scs, OBCs (G.K 27th december). It is very shocking as in this part there is no such institute which provides free coaching to poor backward students More



  • Editorial

Grief Over Gangrape

The death of 23 year old Delhi gang-rape victim has plunged India into a deep mourning. There have been silent protests in the country, even in the US where Indian-Americans gathered at the Gandhi statue More



  • Business

Poor infra keeps JK from DCT

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 30: The much-vaunted Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) of subsidizes won’t be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir in the first phase, courtesy the poor infrastructure in the state. According to More



  • Sports

Jamshed outshines Dhoni as Pakistan win 1st ODI

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chennai, Dec 30: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's heroic unbeaten century under pressure went in vain as archrivals Pakistan held their nerve to clinch the first one-day international with a comfortable More



  • Kashmir

KU ‘reluctant’ to run human rights course

Varsity Authorities Indecisive On Taking Financial Assistance From UGC

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 30:  Kashmir University authorities are indecisive on accepting the financial assistance from the University Grants Commission (UGC) for running a human rights course at the varsity More



  • Srinagar City

Dal gets buffer zones to check heavy nutrient, silt influx

Eco-friendly measure aimed to naturally filter lake’s inflow waters

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 30: Government has created buffer zones around Dal Lake to prevent heavy inflow of obnoxious nutrients, silt and Azolla from its catchment areas.  Excessive siltation and nutrient inflow More




  • Jammu

SS ALI IS NO MORE

Demise Widely Condoled

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 30: Former Additional Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, SS Ali, passed away Sunday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi after brief illness. Various More



  • South Asia

21 Pak soldiers gunned down by Taliban

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Dec 30: The Pakistani Taliban have gunned down 21 security personnel at a cricket ground after abducting them from check posts near the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said today.The More



  • Bandipora

Electric sub division Watpora defunct

20000 consumers suffer

Watapora (Bandipora), Dec 30: The electric sub division catering to   thousands of consumers in this north Kashmir area is virtually defunct from the past few months owing to the “sub standard More




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