High Court pulls up SIT over slow probe

‘File Report Or Charge-Sheet By November 30’

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Nov 12: The Jammu and Kashmir High court Monday directed the Special Investigation Team, probing the killing of 12th class student Tufail Matoo of Saidakadal here, to complete the probe and file the report by November 30. Tufail was killed while returning home from tuitions on June More

After police move, Hurriyat (G) to reach out to people

Will Build Consensus On Issue, Go Door-To-Door: Geelani

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 12: The Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani has now decided to ‘reach out’ to people on the issue of Amarnath yatra and the Shrine Board’s management of the annual pilgrimage. This comes barely a few days after police foiled the Hurriyat’s seminar on “Shrine Board’s Role” on More

ISM doctors’ appointment put on hold after minister’s intervention

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Nov 12: The State Health Department has put on hold the appointment of several candidates as ISM doctors and pharmacists in Kashmir after the Health Minister’s intervention.  In September this year, the District Rural Health Society (DRHS) had notified selection of eight ISM doctors More

Boycott no way out: Tarigami to Sarpanchs, Panchs

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Nov 12: Asserting that boycotting Legislative Council elections reserved for the Panchayats was not the way out, CPI(M), General Secretary M Y Tarigami Monday blamed the political parties of politicizing the Panchayat institution in the state for their own interests.  More

Khalida hits back, calls Baig political novice

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 12: A day after the PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig accused late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah of trading his plebiscite cause for power, his daughter and president Awami National Conference Begum Khalida Shah hit back calling him (Baig) a political novice who is ‘ignorant about the history More

Stone quarry owners stage protest

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Nov 12: Tipper and stone quarry owners association held a protest here in north Kashmir on Monday against the Police and Forest department for “forcing them to close” their quarries and seizure of three tippers.  The protesting quarry owners blocked the Baramulla-Uri highway at More

Geelani only voice of integrity: SDP
Sopore, Nov 12: President of Socialistic Democratic Party Darakhshan Andrabi on Monday said that (Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G)) Syed Ali Shah Geelani is the only political voice of integrity in JK.     Addressing a gathering at Warpora here in north Kashmir, Andrabi More

Drangbal: Where stones come crumbling down, everyday

Quarrying Takes Toll On Locals,

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Drangbal (Baramulla), Nov 12: This north Kashmir village every day wakes up to this deafening noise: crumbling down of rocks in the wake of mine blasting. But this is not a routine exercise to be taken too casually, given the toll it has taken on the people and the wildlife in the area. According More

Watershed development programme poorly executed in JK

Agriculture Dept Fails On Every Front In NWDPRA Implementation

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 12: An internal audit by the Jammu and Kashmir Government has revealed that the centrally-sponsored scheme—National Watershed Development Project in Rainfed Areas (NWDPRA)—has been poorly implemented by the State Department of Agriculture. The audit reveals that the J&K More

Firewood godown catches fire in Sulkot

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Nov 12: A fire broke out at a firewood-gowdown at Gulshanabad Sulkot on the outskirts of Kupwara town last evening. While the godown was gutted within minutes, the fire spread to a nearby forest and also engulfed a residential house. But, according to witnesses, the timely intervention by More

‘Dr Faktoo’s health condition stable at SKIMS’

DeM, Muslim League concerned

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 12: Chairman Muslim League Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of SK Institute of Medical Sciences on Sunday, is believed to be stable after getting treatment at the Institute. According to SKIMS officials, Dr Faktoo was suffering from More

Police sends recovered material for FSL testing

SHRINE TORCHING INCIDENT

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 12: Police on Monday sent the material, recovered from a non-local who was arrested a few days back on charges of torching a Masjid at Dastgeer Sahib (RA) Shrine in old Srinagar, to the Forensic Science Laboratory here. Sources privy to the investigation said police officials More

Youth join hands to curb timber smuggling

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Nov 12: Residents of Kanibhack a remote hamlet in Hayhama area of this frontier district have taken a pledge not to allow the timber smugglers to loot the green gold in the area. Recently a group of unemployed youth of this village intercepted a tractor laden with smuggled timber More

Mega Lok Adalat to be held at Islamabad
Islamabad (Anantnag) Nov 12: For the early settlement of matrimonial disputes, compensation matters, civil and criminal cases, a Mega Lok Adalat shall be held in the District Court Complex, Islamabad (Anantnag) on November 19, 20 and 21, 2012, an official spokesman said.   He said in this More

  • Kashmir

High Court pulls up SIT over slow probe

‘File Report Or Charge-Sheet By November 30’

TUFAIL MATOO CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Nov 12: The Jammu and Kashmir High court Monday directed the Special Investigation Team, probing the killing of 12th class student Tufail Matoo of Saidakadal here, to complete the probe and file More



  • Srinagar City

LD Hospital new block inauguration delayed

UEED forgets timely construction of STP

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Nov 12: The new block at Valley’s sole maternity hospital, the LD Hospital will not be thrown open for public in December as scheduled but is feared to be delayed by a year. Reasons:  Authorities More




  • Jammu

‘Gandhi intended to make Urdu India’s official language’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Nov 12: In connection with World Urdu Day and birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalaam Azad, Kishtwar Campus University of Jammu in collaboration with National Council for promotion of Urdu Language More



  • South Asia

Karachi violence toll 83

Islamabad, Nov 12: The week-long toll in the violence in Pakistan's port city of Karachi rose to 83 Monday after two more people were shot dead in target killings.Sindh Inspector General of Police Fayyaz More



  • World

Russia to help exhume Arafat's remains

Gaza, Nov 12: Russian experts will be part of an international group tasked with exhuming the body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, alleged to have been poisoned by polonium, Palestinian President More



  • Health

To fight diabetes, development alone won't do: IDF chief

NOVEMBER 14 -WORLD DIABETES DAY

ANJALI OJHA

New Delhi, Nov 12: Development without any focus on health is the reason for the increasing burden of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, International Diabetes Federation President Jean Claude Mbanya said More



  • Kangan

Desecration of graveyard triggers protest at Sumbal

LOCALS ALLEGE CONTRACTOR-OFFICIAL NEXUS, DEMAND ACTION

SUHAIL AJMAL

Sumbal (Bandipora), Nov 12: People on Tuesday staged massive protest against alleged desecration of a graveyard at Tengpora here and demanded action against the accused.   Hundreds of people More



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