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Long walk to freedom

*17 Years After, Delhi High Court Frees Lajpat Nagar Blast Convicts

*Slams Police For Not Maintaining Minimum Standard Of Proof, Casual Approach

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 22: Slamming police for “serious lapses” in the investigations into the 1996 Lajpat Nagar bomb blast case, the Delhi High court Thursday acquitted two alleged militants, sentenced with capital punishment in the case, and commuted the death penalty of the third militant to life imprisonment More


Acquitted man’s mother narrates ordeal

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 22: In a corner of a dimly-lit room, Padsha Begum, 65—whose son was Thursday acquitted after 17 years by Delhi High Court in the 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast case—is on a prayer mat with both joy and sorrow reflecting on her face. Her daughter Nighat is reciting some verses from the holy More


OMAR HINTS AT ‘GRAND ALLIANCE’ BETWEEN CONGRESS-NC IN 2014 POLLS

Down Plays Threats To Panchayat Members; Says Posters Threatening Panchs, Sarpanchs Fake

SUHAIL AJMAL

Bandipora, Nov 22: Stating that strong coalition at grassroots is necessary for a successful government in Jammu and Kashmir, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said the coalition partners, National Conference and Congress, should not repeat the mistakes “which damaged the coalition earlier More


NC-Congress bonhomie: More to it than meets the eye?

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 22: A strategy adopted by the ruling National Conference and Congress over the elections to four Legislative Council (LC) seats from the Panchayat quota is understood to have cleared the decks for the two parties to forge a pre-poll alliance for the 2014 elections. To begin with, the More


Place pre-fabricated cement tiles on Cave route: Supreme Court

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 22: The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to pave the passage from Panchtarni to Amarnath holy cave with pre-fabricated cement tiles to ensure that pilgrims do not slip on the way.A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar also said that side More


Address internal dimension of K-issue: Mufti to Delhi

Says Media-Posturing Can Prove Counter-Productive

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 22: Terming media-posturing a futile exercise that can prove counter-productive, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Thursday urged New Delhi to go for a serious dialogue to address internal dimension of Kashmir issue.Addressing a party workers’ meeting at More


Kashmir will witness storm if Guru is hanged: Geelani

Srinagar, Nov 22: The Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Thursday warned Government of India of dire consequences if it decided to hang the Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru, asserting that if Guru is hanged, Kashmir will witness a “storm.” Geelani also termed Guru as a More


It will trigger new era of violence: Malik

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 22: JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Thursday warned of disastrous consequences and a new era of violence in Kashmir if New Delhi decides to execute the Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru.“After hanging Ajmal Kasab, BJP has intensified pressure demanding hanging of Afzal More


Evolve consensus to tackle LPG crisis: Sajad

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 22: Castigating the state government for ‘failing’ to tackle LPG crisis, Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Lone Thursday urged all political parties to shun politics and evolve a consensus in order to mitigate sufferings of common people.“Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s government More


Soldiers ‘beat’ shopkeepers in Kupwara, 6 injured

'Army Orders Internal Inquiry'

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Nov 22: At least six shopkeepers were injured when soldiers of Army’s 6-RashtriyaRifles allegedly thrashed them at Tarathpora Vilgam in this frontier district last evening. The incident triggered protests in the area.Reports said that soldiers of Hafrada Army camp last evening ordered More





  • Briefs

TeH condemns activist’s arrest

Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu Kashmir Thursday strongly condemned, what it termed, as unjustified arrest of its member Sajjad Ahmad Khan by the police on Wednesday morning from Mohalla Jamia , Old More



  • News

Life imprisonment means jail term for entire life: SC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 22: The life imprisonment implies a jail term till the end of convict's life and it is not limited to merely 14 or 20 years, which is a misconception, the Supreme Court has held in a ruling More




  • Opinion

Killing humanity at Gaza

For what crime are they being killed?

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

 World’s fourth largest military is relentlessly attacking a defenseless besieged population in Gaza. As I begin composing this text the death toll has risen to 112 with 400 injured. The casualties More



  • GK Magazine

Iqbal on Palestine

The problem of Palestine causes the greatest stress to Allama’s heart and mind and its evidence exists throughout his writings and lectures.

HISTORIC INJUSTICE

AJAZ LONE

Islam and the Muslim world constitute the central theme of all the works of Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The defeat and dismemberment of the Khilāfat i Uthmānia hurt Allama Iqbal’s heart most severely More




  • Letters

Power trouble

When will we really welcome that spring with regards to our PDD Department. There literally seems to be no ray of hope. Winter has not yet fully arrived and alas we are without any electricity. I am afraid More



  • Friday Focus

Fundamentally Important

The distinction that sets humans apart from all other creatures is the power to make choice. This choice is fundamental to the purpose of the creation of mankind. Te history of mankind is actually the More



  • Business

RBI rules out Islamic banking in India

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Kochi, Nov 22: Reserve Bank Governor D Subbarao today ruled out introduction of Islamic banking in the country but said other methods for channelising funds based on the principles of Islamic law can be More



  • Sports

Revolt in JK team,Kmr players boycott practice

Accuse Mehboob Iqbal,Bedi Of Creating Regional Rift

RANJI TROPHY

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Nov 22: A day after J&K Cricket team for the third Ranji Trophy tie against Andra Pradesh was announced, players from Kashmir province on Thursday boycotted the practice session in protest More



  • Kashmir

British High Commission team in Valley

Envoys Discuss Human Rights Situation With SHRC Officials

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Nov 22: For the first time in the past nearly two decades of unrest in Kashmir, a high level team of the British High Commission in Islamabad and New Delhi are jointly making an on-the-spot assessment More



  • Srinagar City

From cozy offices,SMC top brass takes to streets

Dr Qasba does Gandhigiri in City centre, intensifies Anti-Polythene drive

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Nov 22: The next time someone argues with you over use of polythene, do give a second thought, if you want to resist his “uncalled for intervention”. Reasons: You may end up in trouble and could More




  • Jammu

People sick of present government: Mehbooba

NC Never Allowed Democracy To Flourish: Qarra

SALIL RAINA

Poonch, Nov 22: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Thursday lambasted the state government for what she termed its failure on all fronts and said that people want to get rid 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



  • Kangan

Roadblock hits construction of Bamluna spill channel

Affected farmers demand compensation at market rate

Bamluna (Kangan): The farmers whose land has been acquired for construction of a water spill channel from Wangat to Kijpora have demanded compensation at existing market rates.  Authorities have acquired More




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