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30 lakh Muslims to arrive in Mina today

WAQUF-E-ARAFAT ON THURSDAY

HAJJ-2012

GK MONITORING DESK

Makkah, Oct 23: Around 30 lakh Muslims from across the world would be reaching Mina Wednesday evening for performing Hajj with the main pillar of the annual pilgrimage ‘Waquf-e-Arafat’ to be performed on Thursday.The biggest tent village will be erected in Mina, where over 30 lakh pilgrims will More


TAJ SEEKS SPEAKER’S INTERVENTION

Minister Says Legislative Council House Panel Constituted With Malafide Intention

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Oct 23: Inquiry into alleged forest land grab by PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Minister, Taj Mohiuddin, took a new turn as the Minister wrote to Speaker, Legislative Assembly, with the plea that “malafide intentions” and “personal enmity” was behind the constitution of the House panel More


Mulling unity on 2008 pattern: Mirwaiz Umar

‘Can’t Tolerate Anything Against Kashmiris’ Interests’

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Oct 23: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Tuesday said that efforts are on for coordination between different separatist groups on the pattern of 2008.“I assure you that there are no serious differences between us. We are all on one path. Whatever party or leader More


Victims allege neglect by separatist camp

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Oct 23: The Hurriyat headquarters at Rajbagh witnessed emotional scenes when victims of violence from across Kashmir accused separatist leaders of ignoring them.The meet between separatists and victims was organized by Kashmir Salvation Movement and Association of Kashmiri Affected Families More


Stakeholders pitch for more LPG outlets in Valley

‘Why Don’t We See Long Queues For Cooking Gas Outside Kashmir’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Oct 23: While the oil companies operating in J&K strictly adhere to the new LPG policy announced by Government of India recently, these companies have miserably ‘failed’ to increase the number of outlets for better delivery of services and hassle free distribution of cooking gas in the More


Kashmir issue a reality: Yasin Malik

‘Linking Tourism, Sports With Politics Reflects Negative Mindset’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Oct 23: The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said buying apples at Lal Chowk here and tourists visiting some places does not mean that all is well in Kashmir.“Kashmir issue is a reality. Buying apples at Lal Chowk and issuing statements from New More


Congress wants extension of 73rd Amendment to JK in toto

Seeks Expert Advice To Put ‘Strong Case’ Before CC

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Oct 23: Seeking incorporation of all important provisions of 73rd Amendment of Indian Constitution into J&K’s Panchayati Raj Act, the State unit of Congress has decided to consult experts and persuade its alliance partner, National Conference, to avoid any confrontation on the issue More


GoI panel to look into implementation of education schemes in JK

There Are Reports Of Mismanagement In SSA And Other Schemes: Sibal

MUDDASIR ALI

Pulwama, Oct 23: Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal Tuesday said he has set up a committee to look into the problems faced in implementation of Government of India-funded Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and other educational schemes in Jammu and Kashmir.“I have set up a committee More





  • Briefs

Hizb militant, 2 accomplices nabbed in JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Oct 23: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant, along with two of his accomplices, has been arrested from Kulgam district of south Kashmir. According to police, Muhammad Yousuf Magray was involved More



  • News

MHA rejects Kasab’s mercy plea

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Oct, 23: Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday rejected mercy plea of the only surviving militant Ajmal Kasab involved in the 26/11 Mumbai attack. Accordingly, the Ministry sent its recommendation More




  • Opinion

Of Malala

Does Taliban attack on adolescent Swat girl recast the frame of ongoing

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

The attack on Pakistani girl Malala Yousefzai by Taliban has outraged theworld. A 14 year old girl who wanted to go to school and become a doctorwas shot by masked gunmen while riding back to her home More



  • GK Magazine

From Halmatpora to ‘Hell- Met PURA’

The village till yesterday was a marvelous piece of natural beauty…

EXPERIENCE

SHEIKH FAYAZ AHMAD

Halmatpora, a small village where I was born some 26 years ago, is a place much closer to the Pakistan borders than to our ‘city’ Srinagar. I was brought up in this small village and studied here till More




  • Letters

Fresh talent

There is hope even at a time when people are struggling against unemployment, dilapidated roads and ordinary schools. Somewhere in the same villages marvellous things are quietly happening. A student from More



  • Editorial

LPG oligopoly

The oil companies operating in Kashmir have let oligopoly— a market structure characterized by small number of firms— to prevail in the LPG distribution system by allowing only a few gas dealers to dominate More



  • Business

Valley fruit industry in trouble, courtesy poor transport facility, freight hike

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Oct 23: The Valley’s apple industry has come under strain due to steep hike in freight and deficient transport facilities. The fruit traders and exporters today said the truckers have hiked More



  • Sports

Players, JKCA officials exchange blows

RANJI TROPHY SELECTION

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Oct 23: As if Multi-Score scam was not enough to malign the name of J&K Cricket, the cricketers and J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) officials exchanged blows inside Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket More



  • Kashmir

Govt curtails GMC funding

With 10 Crore Liability, College Gets Peanuts For 2012-13

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Oct 23: While the Government Medical College Srinagar is stressed with a liability of Rs 10 crores, the J&K Government has allocated a meager amount of Rs 5.62 crores for the premier health More



  • Srinagar City

Shah-e-Hamdan (RA) Urs observed

THOUSANDS THRONG SHRINE, OFFER PRAYERS

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Oct 23: The annual Urs of Hazat Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) popularly known as Shah-e-Hamdan was observed at Khanqah -e-Moula in Shaher-e-Khaas Tuesday with religious fervor and enthusiasm.  More




  • Jammu

BJP communalizing situation in erstwhile Doda district: Rana

‘People should remain aware of party’s nefarious designs’

Kastigarh, Oct 23: Devender Singh Rana Political Advisor to the Chief Minister on Tuesday accused the BJP of communalizing the situation in the erstwhile Doda district for what he said “petty political More




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