Hurriyat (G) asks Safi, others to follow its directives in Pak
Srinagar, Dec 4: Hurriyat Conference (G) executive body has directed Kashmiri leader Ghulam Muhammad Safi and representatives of other pro-freedom parties in Pakistan to follow the guidelines and directives of the amalgam in letter and spirit.  “They should, through all possible means, convey More

Police issue lookout notice for murder accused
Srinagar, Dec 4: Police on Tuesday issued a look out notice regarding an absconding murder accused Fayaz Ahmad Shah.  “A person who will assist police in his arrest will be suitably rewarded and his identity will be kept confidential”, a police spokesman said in a statement. “Superintendent More

Mian Altaf bereaved
Ganderbal, Dec 4: Ayesha Begum aunt and mother in law of forest minister and senior NC leader Mian Altaf passed away at Katchnambal, 30 kms from here, on Monday night. Ayesha Begum, 90, wife of Mian Junaid was ailing for a long time. Her funeral prayers were held at Babanagri on Tuesday afternoon More

JKYF intervenes at Frislan
Srinagar: J&K Yateem Foundation in collaboration with Human Concern International, Canada has distributed emergency relief in the form of 208 GI tin sheets amounting to Rs One Lakh approximately for construction of temporary shelter sheds, among 36 affected families, who had lost their houses More

Police, CRPF lock horns

BEMINA INCIDENT

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 4: Police and paramilitary CRPF are at loggerheads over the killing of a CRPF personnel at Bemina here last week. CRPF claims that constable Parveen Singh Rajput of Madhya Pradesh had died in a militant attack on November 28. However, police say that he committed suicide.   More

Sgr-Kargil-Leh road closed from Dec 6
Srinagar, Dec 4:   Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon has ordered closure of Srinagar-Kargil-Leh road for traffic from December 06, 2012 till further orders. More

SKIMS annual day today
Srinagar, Dec 4: The SK Institute of Medical Sciences will celebrate its annual day on Wednesday (December 5).  The Minister of Medical Education R S Chib, Minister of State for Medical education Javed Dar , Director SKIMS, Dr Showkat Ali Zargar, senior doctors of medical fraternity and students More

Counting on Dec 6
Srinagar, Dec 4:  According to Returning Officer for Legislative Council Elections for two seats of Panchayat quota in Kashmir division, the counting of polled votes shall be held at SKICC, Srinagar from 8 am on December 06, 2012. More

  • Kashmir

19 months on, Sabina awaits husband and justice

Showkat’s Family Pleads He’s Innocent, Decries Life Sentence

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 4: “How can I stop my son (Azhar) from taking any extreme step? He is very disturbed after hearing about his father’s life imprisonment. I fear that he might take any extreme step someday More



  • Srinagar City

Caged Shaher-e-Khaas attracts concerns

Kashmir Inc bashes Govt on curfews

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 4: Kashmir-based trade bodies and business organizations Tuesday ‘castigated’ state government for continuously imposing curfews in old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas.  Terming the curbs imposed More




  • Jammu

Omar hails LC poll turnout

Jammu, Dec 4: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is happy over the huge turnout for the four seats in the legislative council elections Monday. Onar wrote on the microblogginhg site Twitter Tuesday: "Good More



  • News

UJC outraged at TADA court verdict

Hurriyat (G), Nayeem Khan ors support Dec 10 strike call

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad/ Srinagar Dec 4: Various separatist and militant organizations have expressed anger over TADA court awarding a life sentence to two Kashmiri youth Sheikh Nazir Ahmed and Showkat Ahmed Khan.  More



  • GK Features

Four Sons of Jana Begum

A mother who lost her four sons and her husband to conflict in the past sixteen years

A MOTHER’S TRAGEDY

MAJID MAQBOOL

Sitting near the window of her modest home in Diver, Lolab, 120kms north of Srinagar, Jana Begum, 51, emptily stares around, heaving long sighs of “haye meray Khuda”, before talking about what she has More



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