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Improve trust: US to India, Pak

‘Kashmir Dispute Can’t Be Linked With Terrorism’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, Aug 13: Expressing concern over the latest flare-up along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the United States Tuesday said India and Pakistan need to keep taking steps to improve trust and improve their relationship. The US also made it clear that Kashmir dispute was different More


Committed to friendly ties: Pranab

No talks with Islamabad for now: MEA

ANIL ANAND/PTI

New Delhi, Aug 13: Notwithstanding heightened tensions along LoC, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said India is committed to building friendly and cooperative relations with Pakistan that leads to peace in the region.Mukherjee's affirmation came in a message to his Pakistani counterpart Asif More


Islamabad blames New Delhi

Agencies

Islamabad, Aug 13: Pakistan National Assembly, which met here on Tuesday adopted a unanimous resolution blaming India for violence along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. The National Assembly it also announced moral support to the fight for freedom in Jammu and Kashmir. More


What happened in Kishtwar on Eid

Locals Reveal Plot, Horror; Blame VDCs For Triggering Violence

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Aug 13: The otherwise blissful occasion of Eid this year proved to be a nightmarish experience for the inhabitants of this mountainous township as six hours of violence and arson left 2 persons dead and around 100 business and residential structures damaged.Situated at a distance of More


Charred to death, disability prevented Bashir from running

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Aug 13: When Kishtwar was burning, 42 year old Bashir Ahmed Sheikh could not escape the fury because of his disability. He was charred to death by a mob and later his body was thrown in Eidgah. Father of 4 children, Bashir was handicapped and could not walk properly. As per the locals, police More


SC asks JK to file affidavit

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 13: The Supreme Court today directed the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir to file a detailed affidavit on the communal clashes in Kishtwar district and subsequent steps taken by the state government to control the situation.The apex court directed the chief secretary to file More


Plea for disbanding VDCs reaches SHRC

Hurriyat (M) Files Petition With Rights Body

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Aug 13: A petition was filed on Tuesday in the State’s apex rights body - State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) - seeking disbanding of the Village Defence Committees (VDCs). The move comes amidst growing chorus for dissolution of VDCs in the wake of their alleged “involvement” in fanning More


Govt says categorical ‘no’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Aug 13: Asserting that there is no misuse of guns possessed by Village Defence Committees (VDCs), Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday ruled out any disbanding of VDCs in the state."No, it is a policy decision. As of now there is no such plan (disbanding of VDCs in JK). It is to be reviewed More


Calm returning to Jammu region

Curfew Relaxed In Many Areas

YOGESH SAGOTRA / ABHINAV VERMA

JAMMU, Aug 13: Life in Jammu region seems to be returning to normal after fourth consecutive day of curfew over Kishtwar violence in which three persons were killed, many others injured besides shops and business establishments set ablaze by uncontrolled mobs on August 9.Officials told Greater More


Police resort to selective arrests

None Held For Killings

Kishtwar, Aug 13: Following tremendous pressure, police here have allegedly resorted to selective arrests, while there has not been even a single arrest for the two killings that took place last Friday.Sources here said that 9 persons were picked up by the police from various parts of the township More


Rains bring respite from scorching heat

'Moderate Rainfall To Continue Today'

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 13: Torrential rains since early Tuesday morning brought respite from scorching heat in Kashmir while weatherman predicted that the change in the weather conditions would continue on Wednesday.People in Kashmir heaved sigh of relief from the hot weather conditions which continued More





  • Briefs

Driver gets 2-yr RI for reckless driving

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Aug 13: Judicial Magistrate fist class Uri (sub judge) today awarded a rigorous imprisonment of 2 years to a driver for reckless driving which led to the death of a woman at Uri in 2009. The More



  • National

SC prohibits new hydroelectric power project in Uttarakhand

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 13: Expressing concern over the recent tragedy in Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court today prohibited setting up of  any new hydroelectric power project in the state and directed the Centre More




  • Opinion

Normally Abnormal State

Kashmir is replete with political and social faultlines and each is programmed to trip in quick succession

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

Kashmir never ceases to interest. And I say it in a very negative sense. Just when we thought we had somehow brought peace to Budgam where a sectarian conflict raged on for a week in August, a communal More



  • Gk Health

Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus(MERS-Co-V)

Evolving story of a new deadly respiratory virus in saudi arabia and potential risk to Hajj 2013

PROF. M. S. KHUROO

Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and the most significant manifestation of Islamic faith and unity. Undertaking Hajj at least once in lifetime is a duty for every Muslim who is physically and financially More




  • Letters

Dividing state

It is very disheartening to hear about the communal clashes in Kishtwar belt on the auspicious occasion of Eid. Kishtwar riots are meant to confuse people and an attempt to break Kashmir and Jammu division More



  • Editorial

LoC flare-up

With LoC tension refusing to calm down, the hawks in India and Pakistan must be celebrating the unfolding of alarming situation that is apparently leading to yet another stand-off between the two South More



  • Business

Traders lose business to Internet gag

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 13: In this age of technology where snapping of internet services is simply unimaginable, in Kashmir it is almost a routine with the government whenever anything “untoward” happens.  More



  • Sports

TAJ FOR UTILISATION OF SPACE IN STADIUMS

Srinagar, Aug 13: Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Taj Mohi ud Din today visited Bakshi Stadium to inspect the renovation works being carried out there. He visited various pavilions More



  • Kashmir

Geelani seeks Moon’s intervention to resolve K-issue

Srinagar, Aug 13: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday sought intervention of UN General Secretary Ban-ki- Moon in resolving the long pending Kashmir dispute. Geelani, in a statement More



  • Srinagar City

In City centre, showers sink Govt claims

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Aug 13: Showers Monday yet again left the City centre areas like Residency Road in knee-deep waters –mocking at the government claims that “due attention is being paid towards developmental activities More




  • South Asia

Drones should be subject to international law,urges UN chief

AGENCIES

Islamabad, Aug 13: UN chief Ban Ki-moon waded into the controversy surrounding US drone strikes during a visit to Pakistan Tuesday, insisting they must operate within international law. Ban addressed More



  • PaK

Former PaK PM rejects his 'expulsion' from Peoples Party

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Aug 13: The ruling Peoples Party in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PP-PaK) on Tuesday claimed to have “terminated” the basic membership of its senior leader and former prime minister Barrister More




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