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,” says Sabina of Nishat here, whose husband Showkat Ahmed Khan was sentenced to life imprisonment More

Hurriyat(M) stages peace march in old city

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 4: On the directions of Hurriyat(M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a joint delegation of Shia-Sunni coordination committee Tuesday staged a peace rally at Hawal and Zadibal areas of old city “to convey that there was no room for division between the two communities.” In a statement More

Disclose information or face action: CIC to JKP

UNMARKED GRAVES

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 4: The State Information Commission has asked Jammu and Kashmir Police to disclose the information on unmarked graves within 30 days or else the Commission would take coercive action for getting its order implemented. “Taking holistic view and keeping under consideration the More

Soz upbeat over record polling

LC POLLS

Srinagar, Dec 4: State Congress Chief Prof Saifudin Soz Tuesday welcomed the huge participation of Sarpanchs and Panchs in the recently held elections for the four Legislative Council seats. In a statement here, Soz said: “It is heartening situation that Sarpanchs and Panchs   have More

Malik’s demise widely mourned
Srinagar, Dec 4: People from different walks of life have expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Abdul Samad Malik, father of Riyaz Malik, senior sub-editor of Kashmir Uzma, describing him a pious, virtuous and affable man.  A large number of people participated in his Nimaz 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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