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Ashura today

Government To Impose Restrictions In Srinagar

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Nov 24: The authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have decided to ban Muharram procession on Sunday. They have announced restrictions in parts of Srinagar and tight security arrangements in other Shia-dominated areas of the valley.District Magistrate (DM) Srinagar, Baseer Ahmad Khan told More


Vohra, Omar pay tributes

Jammu, Nov 24: Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura.In a message on Aashur-e-Muharram, the Governor said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions sacrificed their lives for upholding the high values More


PDP conniving to break NC-Congress coalition: Omar

‘The Party Is Power-Hungry; They Torched

Temples, Brought Gun To Kashmir’

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Nov 24: Launching scathing attack on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Saturday accused the party of conspiring against coalition government to create fissures among the alliance partners.“They (PDP) are clearly unnerved with the More


Panchs will get more powers: Saif-ud-Din Soz

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Nov 24: Hinting that some more clauses of the 73rd Amendment of Indian Constitution will be incorporated in the JK Panchayat Raj Act, State Congress chief Saifuddin Soz Saturday assured the Panchayat members that they will be given more powers and an honorarium.Addressing More


Gear up for winter: CS tells Administration

Directs For Ensuring Home Delivery Of LPG

Srinagar, Nov 24: Chief Secretary Madhav Lal today asked divisional administration to gear up men and machinery to face any challenge during ensuing winter besides ensuring availability of essential commodities in the Valley.The Chief Secretary was addressing a high-level officers’ meeting here More


16 die, 60 injured in Udhampur accident

Bus Carrying Marriage Party Plunges Into Gorge

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 24: An over-loaded bus carrying a wedding party skidded off the road and plunged into a 300-feet deep gorge in Dudu area of Udhampur district Saturday, killing 16 people and injuring 60 others, 15 of them critically.Police said the bus was on way to Basantgarh from Marothi village when More


16 YRS ON FAMILY WAITS TO SEE THEIR ONLY SON

Javed Serving Life Sentence In Tihar Jail

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 24: For a moment there is silence in the room; and then 66-year-old Muhammad Shafi Khan of Khanqah-e-Moula, Srinagar, breaks down. His only son Javed Ahmad Khan is lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail for the past 16 years. Javed’s mother Fatima, who stares for hours at her son’s wall picture More


Coalition exploiting Sarpanchs, Panchs: Mufti

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 24: Drawing battle-lines for the upcoming polls to the four Legislative Council (LC) seats reserved for the Panchayat representatives, former state Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Saturday called upon Panchs and Sarpanchs to defeat the coalition More


Fresh snowfall in upper reaches

Temperature Dips

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 24: As upper reaches of the Valley received light snowfall last night, the weatherman has predicted that rain or light snow may occur at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours. The temperature also dipped sharply in the valley.“Light rain or snow may occur More


Jaish commdr killed in encounter

GHULAM MUHAMMAD

Sopore, Nov 24: Police and Army Saturday killed a top Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) commander in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir.Giving the details, Superintendent of Police Sopore, Imtiyaz Hussain, said that on the basis of specific information about the presence of the commander More





  • Briefs

Nazir Reshi joins NC

It Is A Setback To PDP: Lone

Srinagar, Nov 24: Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and senior National Conference leader, Muhammad Akbar Lone, on Saturday welcomed the decision of the PDP leader Nazir Ahmad Reshi of Nasbal Sonawari More



  • National

Ajmal Kasab was executed like Bhagat Singh, alleges Ramdev

AGENCIES

New Delhi, Nov 24: Yoga expert Ramdev is in the spotlight again after he made a statement comparing the hanging of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks convict Ajmal Kasab with that of freedom movement revolutionary More




  • Opinion

Brother kills brother

Ponty Chadha's story is both ugly and inspiring

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

Gurdeep Singh Chadha alias Ponty Chadha sold snacks by the roadside with his father in front of a liquor shop. Well that is long past when he was a boy. Now he was a man owning a huge business empire worth More



  • GK Feature

Principal Caretaker

A retired teacher revived a neglected Pandit school in Nawakadal and ensured the temple inside the school was never closed for devotees

SUNDAY FEATURE

MAJID MAQBOOL

When 76-year-old Ghulam Muhammad Malik retired as a government teacher in 1995, he had looked forward to his post-retirement life. But when the local people from Khankah-Sokhta in Nawakadal approached More




  • Business

7 months on, JK books only 20% expenditure under district plans

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Nov 24: Even as the major part of the crucial working season in J&K is over, the government has booked just 20 per cent capital expenditure under District Plan outlays for FY 2012-13. Official More



  • Sports

Cook, Pietersen strengthen England's cause

2ND TEST DAY 2

AGENCIES

Mumbai, Nov 24: India have a lead of 149 but England also have two well set batsmen in Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen who, after their fifties, are looking to go the distance. After 1016 minutes More



  • Kashmir

Pulwama erupts against scarcity of electricity, shortage of LGP

PROTESTS HELD AS CM WAS IN TOWN

KHALID GUL/SHOWKAT DAR

Pulwama, Nov 24: Several people were injured with one of them critically in the clashes that erupted in this South Kashmir town for the second day on Saturday against scarcity of electricity and shortage More



  • Srinagar City

Govt pledges to make City polythene free

20,000 KGs of bags recovered; Weeklong drive extended till yearend; Officials say big guns exploit physically challenged to ferry banned lot

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Nov 24: Buoyed at the recovery of over 20,000 Kgs of polythene from the City during the weeklong drive initiated by Srinagar Municipal Corporation, the government Saturday extended the campaign More




  • Jammu

Utilize police welfare funds judiciously: DGP

JK Police Parivar meeting

Jammu, Nov 24: The Director General of Police Ashok Prasad on Saturday asked his subordinates to utilize police welfare funds judiciously.  The DGP while presiding the joint meeting of Executive and More



  • World

Egypt erupts over Mursi ‘power grab’

ARAB NEWS

Cairo, Nov 24: Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi’s decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury among his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities yesterday. Police More




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