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Home Minister reaches out to separatists

Ready To Talk To Them To Know What They Really Want: Shinde

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 20: Expressing his willingness to meet the Kashmiri separatist leaders, including Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Tuesday said he wants “to understand what they really want”.“What’s the harm in meeting them (separatist More


TOURIST INFLOW CAN’T ECLIPSE KASHMIR ISSUE: OMAR ABDULLAH

Pakistan Hampering Operation Of International Flights From Srinagar Airport

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 20: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday cautioned against drawing any political connotations from the huge tourist influx in Kashmir, as, according to him, tourism was just an economic activity.Omar blamed Pakistan for not allowing operations of international flights from Srinagar More


Chiranjeevi hails Kashmir’s resilience

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 20: Union Minister of State for Tourism, K Chiranjeevi, Tuesday praised people of Jammu and Kashmir for their efforts in ‘showing resilience while fighting militancy.’ The MoS with independent charge assured that Government of India would provide all possible assistance to J&K for More


Kashmir missed IT bus in 1990: Azad

‘Valley Safest Tourist Destination’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 20: Senior AICC leader and Union Minister for Health, Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said Kashmir lost the “golden opportunity” of becoming an Information Technology (IT) hub due to eruption of militancy in 1990 as Bangalore grabbed the opportunity.He also said that Kashmir was safest More


Hurriyat (M) begins consultation process ahead of Pak visit

Political Independence Has To Be Woven With Economic Freedom: Mirwaiz

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 20: Stating that political independence was incomplete without economic freedom, the Hurriyat (M) is mulling to form an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to revive the lost status of Jammu and Kashmir as an economically self-reliant state.The idea cropped up in a feedback meeting of More


India rejects OIC resolution on Kashmir

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 20: India Tuesday strongly rejected as “factually incorrect and misleading references” made by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir in its 39th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers.“We note with regret that the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation More


Kashmir can’t be solved in one go: Mufti

SUHAIL AJMAL

Bandipora, Nov 20: Stating that Jammu and Kashmir cannot be solved in one go, Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayed Tuesday said that it is an evolutionary process and dialogue is the only way to solve this issue peacefully.Addressing a public gathering in Bandipora town, Mufti More


PDP got money to wipe out NC: Dr Farooq

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Nov 20: National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah Tuesday accused opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of getting bags full of money in Delhi to wipe-out his party from Jammu and Kashmir."PDP got moneybags in Delhi to wipe out NC but we want to tell them NC is not weak More





  • Briefs

HBB organizes blood donation camp

Srinagar, Nov 20: Hamid Blood Bank, Aabi Guzar, on Tuesday organized a blood donation camp in memory of the Shaheed-i-Hurriyat Sheikh Abdul Hamid and other martyrs of Aali Kadal on their martyrdom anniversary More




  • Opinion

Saving Minister Taj

Story of NC and Congress’ successful campaign to protect their colleague from probe

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

It was an engaging spectacle witnessing the House Committee formed by the Legislative Council chairman Amrit Malhotra against the senior cabinet minister Taj Mohiudin fall apart. The process played out More



  • GK Magazine

GAZA burns again

Were the old barbarians any different!

GRUESOME

ISHFAQ AHMAD

‘Withdrawing’ implies, in whatever indistinct sense, an end or at least shrinking of hostilities. But, every now and again we wake up to discover that Israeli Army has committed a massacre in Palestine More




  • Letters

Unite now

This refers to the front page news report “Geelani rules out Hurriyat unification” (GK, 19 November). It speaks volumes about the adamant approach of an octogenarian leader. People consider him more than More



  • Editorial

JK’s Energy Crisis

That Jammu and Kashmir is facing the highest power deficit among all the northern and central states of India, as has been pointed in a study by a business chamber, is not wholly surprising. In the face More



  • Business

CM keeps options open

Privatization of Centaur hotel

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 20: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that state government was open to any suggestion on privatization of state owned Centaur hotel on banks of world famous Dal Lake here.  More



  • Sports

Eagerly looking forward to tour of India: Saeed Ajmal

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Karachi, Nov 20: Top Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal can’t wait to roll his arm over in the much-anticipated tour of India next month as the late-bloomer has played just once before on the Indian soil. & More



  • Kashmir

Millionaire candidates for Legislative Council polls

Property Details Of NC, Congress, PDP Faces Bagful Of Surprises

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 20: The election to two Legislative Council seats in Kashmir seems to have turned into a “money game” as major political parties have fielded ‘multi-millionaire’ candidates in the polls slated More



  • Srinagar City

Dy CM speaks tough on Master Plan violations

Officials found involved to be terminated: Tara Chand

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 20: Admitting that many residential colonies in Srinagar have been constructed in violation of the Master Plan, Deputy Chief Minster, Tara Chand Tuesday said state government would act “tough More




  • Jammu

BGSBU losing sheen; Students feel dejected

SUMIT BHARGAV

Rajouri, Nov 20: The prestigious Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri is losing its prestige – at least among the engineering students, who alleged that the administration is playing with their More



  • Bijbehara

Historic Chinar town faces official apathy

Sans basic facilities, people suffer

Bijbehara: Inhabitants of historic Chinar town are up in arms against the authorities for failing to provide them with basic amenities. Most of the roads in the town are dilapidated and the problem More



  • News

India votes against UNGA resolution banning death penalty

YOSHITA SINGH

United Nations, Nov 20: India was among the 39 countries that voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution which called for abolishing the death penalty, saying every nation had the "sovereign More



  • GKeducation&career

Story of an exemplary teacher

A government school teacher employs teachers in a remote government high school and pays their salary from his own pocket

INSPIRATION

MAJID MAQBOOL

In a remote government high school in Poshkreeri, zone Mattan, Anantnag, around 60kms from Srinagar, Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh, 47, attends to his duty an hour before the school starts. And he is the last More




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