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Police chief dares UJC chief

‘Salahuddin Should Come Here And Then Issue Threats’

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Dec 4: Daring United Jihad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin to come to Jammu and Kashmir and issue threats from here, Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad Tuesday said police is perfectly equipped to take care of his threats.“He (Salah-ud-Din) is little too far from here - he More


Govt probing Panch killings: Centre

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 4: Jammu and Kashmir Government is probing whether the recent killings of Panchayat members were carried out by militants or resulted from personal enmity and criminal nexus.In a written reply, Minister of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh said “As per information received from More


Omar for packaging JK afresh

‘Need To Work For Modification Of Negative Travel Advisories’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 4: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said “negative propaganda” about the state needs to be countered to win back the confidence of countries which still have negative travel advisories in place. He said his government wants to present Kashmir in a new form.“There is a need to More


TIME NOT RIGHT FOR PAK VISIT: GEELANI

‘Islamabad Has Accepted Kashmir As Dispute; India Hurdle In Resolution’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 4: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday said he would stay with the people of Kashmir “who are facing oppression from all quarters” and not visit Pakistan at a time when that country is about to witness elections to form a new government. He said Pakistan has already More


Sheikh's birth anniversary today

Governor, CM, Dr Farooq, Others Pay Tributes

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 4: The 107th birth anniversary of National Conference founder Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah will be observed on Wednesday with the main function scheduled to be held at his mausoleum at Hazratbal here.Fateha Khawni, Quran Khawni and floral tributes will be paid to Sheikh on the occasion More


Centre asks JK to review DAA notification

'Decision Taken On Recommendation Of All Party Delegation'

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Dec 4: Passing the buck over to Jammu and Kashmir government on partial withdrawal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the state, the Centre Tuesday said it has asked the State Government to review notification of the areas as 'Disturbed Areas' under the Disturbed More


Nocturnal raids in Nowhatta, Hawal

12 Youth Arrested, Allege Residents

Srinagar, Dec 4: Residents of old city on Tuesday alleged that police carried out nocturnal raids in various areas last night and arrested more than 12 youth. However, police said that only five youth were arrested.“Heavy contingents of police raided various localities and arrested around a dozen More


Curfew lifted from old city

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 4: Authorities on Tuesday lifted the curfew from Zadibal, Nowhatta and Urdu Bazar areas of old city as no untoward incident was reported during the two hour relaxation this evening.“The situation has improved and during the relaxation situation remained normal,” Superintendent of More





  • Briefs

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 More




  • Opinion

Pointless Visit?

Pakistan travel will bring some attention but do little to rescue moderate Hurriyat from its decline in Kashmir

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

Hurriyat is going to Pakistan in December after a gap of five years. The purpose of the visit is to hold consultations with Pakistan government and the opposition parties on Kashmir. But there is a hitch More



  • GK Magazine

On 107th birthday

SHEIKH MUHAMMAD ABDULLAH

TANVIR SADIQ

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.”  This pithy Shakespearean quote, typical of great minds, eloquently captures the More




  • Letters

Pension scheme

This refers to the new pension scheme which compared to the old one is nothing. Old pension provides security cover to its employes till their death and then offers family pension to  them, whereas More



  • Editorial

Issues of Disabled

December 3 is world over observed as the ‘day of people with disability’. This is primarily done to promote an understanding of disability issues so that the people at the helm take note and address such 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



  • Business

LPG dealers ticked off for ‘wrong entries’ in accounts

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 4: The Valley gas agencies have again come under public criticism. This time around the consumers accuse the dealers of effecting fake entries in their accounts showing them to have taken More



  • Sports

Srinagar on Int’l cycling map

Tour-de-India

Srinagar, Dec 4: Srinagar got its place on the International cycling map with the hosting of second leg of the Tour-de-India International Cycling race here on Wednesday. The race was flagged off 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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