• TOP STORIES

Tradeoffs unavoidable in coalition: Omar Abdullah

‘Centre Sometimes Oversteps Its Boundaries’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 17: Observing that the country was yet to mature to multi-party governance, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said it is impossible to eradicate corruption in a coalition government as “trade-offs” become necessary in such a dispensation.“It is impossible to More


‘Is Pakistan sincere on Kashmir?’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 17: Does Pakistan have the ‘Niyat’ (sincere intention), to resolve the Kashmir issue, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday asked former Pakistani military ruler Gen Parvez Musharraf.“Let me assure (all) that it is a misconception that it is Pakistan's military More


Let's bury the hatchet: Parvez Musharraf

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 17: Underlining that there is a need to “bury the hatchet”, former Pakistan President Parvez Musharraf Saturday said the Kashmir issue, the “root cause which spawns war”, needs to be resolved.He made it clear that the Pakistan Army was fully backing the peace initiative with India More


AZAD SLAMS VOTARIES OF TROOP-CUT

‘Armed Forces Being Defamed For Vote-Bank Politics’

AKSHAY AZAD/ABHINAV VERMA

Kathua/Jammu, Nov 17: Making a veiled attack on coalition partner National Conference (NC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for advocating withdrawal of army from Jammu and Kashmir, Union Health Minister and former state Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday said such a demand was More


Seeks action against Kamaal

Jammu, Nov 17: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday demanded “stern” action against National Conference (NC) leader Mustafa Kamaal for terming India as an “enemy” country. He said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his father Dr Farooq Abdullah were “under test over the issue”.Azad rejected More


Kamaal again! Says India stubborn on Kashmir

‘Indira-Abdullah Accord Was Compulsion’

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Nov 17: Terming the Indian attitude towards Kashmir as stubborn, senior National Conference (NC) leader and party General Secretary Dr Mustafa Kamaal on Saturday said that New Delhi has not sincerely addressed various issues which could have restored a sense of confidence among the people More


Qasim’s detention political vendetta: Geelani

Calls For Strike On Monday

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 17: Calling for a shutdown on Monday, chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday termed the dismissal of appeal against life imprisonment of Muslim League chief Dr Qasim Faktoo as political vendetta by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.“In 2009 the Chief Minster More


Judgment contrary to human justice: Hurriyat (M)

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 17: Hurriyat Conference (M) has said the recent court judgment on Muslim League chief Dr Qasim Faktoo was contrary to the basic principles of human justice.“The court decision on the petition is one sided and in tandem with Government’s stand on this particular case,” a Hurriyat More


DETENTION NOT VIABLE SOLUTION: Dr BEG

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Nov 17: Batting for the release of Muslim League leader Dr Qasim Faktoo, senior National Conference (NC) leader and parliamentarian, Dr Mehboob Beg, Saturday said that keeping separatists under detention was not a viable solution.Answering a question on Friday’s High Court More


JKLF also calls for shutdown

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 17: JKLF has called for shutdown on Monday to ‘show solidarity with Dr Qasim Faktoo and other prisoners.’“Dr Muhammad Qasim has spent more than 20 years of his life in jail. His health is fast deteriorating. Even many authorities in this connection have recommended for his release More


After Srinagar, liquor shop attacked in winter capital

1 Dead, 4 Wounded In Grenade Blast Near Narwal

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 17: Militants Saturday evening made their presence felt in the state’s winter capital by hurling a grenade towards a liquor shop in Narwal area that left one person dead and four others wounded.The attack came days after a shootout outside two liquor shops in a government-run hotel More


CPI(M) decries targeting of Muslim youth

FRAMED, DAMNED

New Delhi, Nov 17: A delegation of Communist Party of India (Marxist) Saturday met President Pranab Mukherjee to protest against the alleged targeting of Muslims in terror cases and demanded that innocent youths harassed by the police and investigative agencies be compensated.CPI (M) General Secretary More


Bal Thackeray is no more

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Mumbai, Nov 17: Bal Thackeray, a maverick politician who roused emotions on Marathi pride and catapulted Shiv Sena to power in Maharashtra in the 1990s, died here today after having been critically ill for the past few days.The 86-year-old cartoonist turned politician, known for his strong views More


Transporters reiterate strike call for Monday

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 17: The transporters associations across Jammu and Kashmir Saturday called for complete wheel-jam on Monday to press for revision of passenger fare. All Kashmir Valley Transporters Association (AKVTA) - representative body of transporters - while reiterating their call for strike More





  • Briefs

Shah leaves to meet Pak HC

Srinagar: Nov 17: Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has left for New Delhi after receiving invitation from Pakistan high commissioner Salman Bashir. A DFP statement said deputy High More




  • Opinion

Ambition kills

It has destroyed nations – individuals too

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

Herodotus, the great historian of ancient times begins his classic HISTORY with the belief that ambition destroys. Nations were doomed and what caused it was an insatiable hunger to have more. An ambition More



  • GK Magazine

No takers for City View Restaurant

City’s highest restaurant has failed to attract visitors

FLOP SHOW

MAJID MAQBOOL

Inaugurated in July 2009 with a lot of fanfare and publicity after a gap of 21 years, the city’s highest restaurant City View Restaurant, perched atop a hillock at Rustum Gari, Dalgate, has failed to attract More




  • Business

Power outages in Valley IEs

Production dips

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 17: The Valley entrepreneurs today complained poor electricity supply to the industrial estates in Kashmir.  They said the production in the industrial estates has come down sharply More



  • Sports

Indoor Stadium coming up in Jammu: Chib

Jammu, Nov 17: The 2nd KC Public School Shakuntla Rani Memorial Inter-School Basketball Tournament concluded here on Saturday. Minister Youth Services and Sports R S Chib was the chief guest.  More



  • Kashmir

No end to power curtailments

Generation Dips, Pesky Power Cuts Irk Consumers

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Nov 17: With no improvement in power generation in the state and dip in discharge of rivers leading to fall in generation, Kashmir is witnessing severe power cuts, adding to woes of Valleyites More



  • Srinagar City

SMC strengthens anti-polythene army

BUILDING INSPECTORS TO OPERATE AS APOS

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 17: Gearing up his staff to tackle polythene menace more stringently, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation Commissioner (SMC), Commissioner Dr GN Qasba Saturday spoke tough on the issue even More




  • Jammu

Top govt functionaries in dock; HC seeks personal appearance

COMMON SENIORITY OF MEDICAL FACULTY

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 17: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has taken serious notice of the suggestion made by a high-level committee, constituted by the government, recommending common seniority list of the faculty members More



  • Court Watch

HC quashes detention order of Mushtaq-ul-Islam

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Nov 17: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention order of chairman Muslim League Mushtaq-ul-Islam directing the government to release him immediately if he is not involved in some other More




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