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Nawa-e-Subah creates history

National Conference Headquarter Hosts Congress Leaders; It’s Outcome Of Rahul-Omar Bonhomie: Sagar

IN RUN-UP TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL POLLS

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 21: Creating a history of sorts, historic Nawa-e-Subah Complex in Srinagar – the headquarters of ruling National Conference (NC) Wednesday heartily hosted a group of leaders from the state Congress, a party once despised by NC and its cadres in Kashmir.“It’s for the first time that More


Chenab region legislators continue to be indifferent

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Nov 21: Although, the coalition partners Congress and National Conference today kick-started joint campaign for upcoming Legislative Council (LC) polls, the faction-ridden state Congress may have to face certain upheavals as the estranged party MLAs from the Chenab region have made it clear More


NC-Congress alliance unholy: Bhim Singh

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Nov 21: Terming National Conference-Congress coalition an unholy alliance, Panthers Party (PP) patron Prof Bhim Singh Wednesday asked the people to defeat the coalition partners in the upcoming Legislative Council (LC) polls and punish them for 2010 killings.Addressing a press conference More


‘Talk to Geelani, Malik et al before Pakistan visit’

KEA Urges Hurriyat (M)

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 21: Kashmir Economic Alliance - an amalgam of traders, hoteliers and transporters- Wednesday asked Hurriyat Conference (M) to take all separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani and Muhammad Yasin Malik on board before its Pakistan visit. “We have urged the chairman of Hurriyat Conference More


KASAB SENT TO GALLOWS SECRETLY

‘He Was Nervous But Quiet Before Execution’

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Nov 21: In coup of sorts the beleaguered UPA Government smarting under series of corruption charges for once breathed easier for secretly planning the execution of 26/11 Mumbai attack convict Ajmal Kasab. Usually found dithering, the Government acted swiftly and maintained utmost secrecy More


Omar praises Centre’s secrecy

Justice Done: Farooq

Srinagar, Nov 21: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday praised New Delhi and Maharashtra Government for what he said, successfully keeping the Ajmal Kasab’s hanging under wraps, and said both the governments have shown that “we can still keep a secret if we need to.”“Gotta hand it to the Governments More


BJP wants Guru hanged next

New Delhi, Nov 21: Calling Ajmal Kasab's execution a case of “better late than never”, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday demanded that Afzal Guru, convicted in the December 2001 parliament attack case, be hanged next.“It took us four years to finally hang him. Better late than never,” More


Pakistan reacts cautiously

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Nov 21: In a cautious reaction to the hanging of Ajmal Kasab, Pakistan said today that it condemned terrorism “in all its forms” and was willing to cooperate with other countries to eliminate it.“We condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestation,” Foreign Office Spokesman Moazzam More


Shinde’s statement hilarious: Geelani

‘Astonishing That Home Minister Doesn’t Know What Kashmiris Want’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 21: Reacting to the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s talks offer to separatists ‘to know what they want’, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today said it was astonishing that a person holding the charge of Home Ministry is unable to understand the real aspirations More


Visionless NC headed for degeneration: Mufti Sayeed

‘Public Perception, Not Money, Makes Parties’

Srinagar, Nov 21: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed has said political parties lacking vision, efficiency and integrity need nothing else to lose the confidence of people. Addressing a workers meeting of Chadoora constituency Wednesday, he said National Conference does not More


Ashoora holiday on November 25

Jammu, Nov 21: The state government has ordered that the holiday on account of ‘Ashoora’ which was earlier notified for November 24 (Saturday), shall now be observed on November 25, 2012 (Sunday). More


Traffic restrictions in higher reaches

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 21: In view of forecast of light to moderate rain/snowfall on November 24 and 25 in higher reaches of the Valley, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, has ordered traffic restrictions on movement of vehicles on Kargil-Zanskar, Srinagar-Zojila-Kargil, Kupwara-Machil More





  • Briefs

Police officer attacked in Pulwama

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 21: Suspected militants last evening opened fire on a police officer of the Special Operation Group (SOG) in Pulwama in south Kashmir. He however escaped unhurt.   A senior police More




  • Opinion

The cycle of suicides

National Conference must be awarded for the number of suicides it committed over generations

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

Omar Abdullah offering an explanation on why it was not possible for him to expunge corruption completely from his government was a silent confession of his being a man incapacitated.His explanation might More



  • GK Magazine

The Great Book of Sermons

Today I talk about one of the greatest books ever written on spiritual life.

Word’s Wisdom

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

What better gift can we give to our friends than a good book? And if this book happens to be about the most important and treasured things of life then this gift can be life transforming. I don’t believe More




  • Letters

Media silent

This refers to the killing of Palestinian children by Israeli warplanes. Israel is killing civilian population in Gaza strip especially the children but the world media is silent about it. But when Malala More



  • Editorial

Talk About Talks

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has hinted at starting a new engagement with Kashmir.In an interview to PTI he not only expressed his desire to meet separatists ‘’to know what they really want More



  • Business

Horticulture Mission goes slow in JK

Only 17,000-hec rejuvenated in 7 years

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 21: The centrally sponsored multi-crore Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH) is proving a failure in J&K as authorities here are indifferent to act upon its More



  • Sports

Rs 49 cr new Toll Plaza Lakhanpur to come up within 15 days

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 21: Announcing that the ambitious Rs. 49 crore New Toll Plaza at Lakhanpur will be commissioned after 15 days, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather today said construction More



  • Kashmir

Audit picks holes in NRDWP implementation in JK

‘State has reported less than 50% achievement’

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 21: A vital flagship scheme of the Government of India aimed at providing safe drinking water to rural population has been poorly implemented in Jammu and Kashmir, an audit report has revealed More



  • Srinagar City

ANTI-ISRAEL PROTESTS ROCK CITY

STUDENTS TAKE TO STREETS IN SUPPORT OF PALESTINIAN VICTIMS

MUKIT AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 21: Massive anti-Israel protests rocked the City Wednesday as students from various educational institutions including Kashmir University, Valley’s highest chair of learning and the Government More




  • Jammu

SADHOTRA CHAIRS HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING

MASTER PLAN VIOLATIONS

Jammu, Nov 21: A high level meeting of the members of House Committee was today held under the Chairmanship of MLC, Ajay Sadhotra. It discussed the issue regarding the conversion of the residential areas More



  • Pulwama

Garbage takes sheen off Pulwama

Municipal Authorities In Slumber

Pulwama: Inhabitants of Pulwama are up in arms against the authorities for failing to provide basic civic amenities saying it causes immense inconvenience to them.       In 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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