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Pakistan pledges restraint

Sharif Seeks UN Intervention In K-Resolution

LoC Flare-up

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Aug 14: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday pledged to respond with "restraint and responsibility" to the situation on the LoC, saying there is a need for more diplomacy to achieve peace. He also sought UN intervention in resolving the “long-pending Kashmir dispute.”"Pakistan More


Committed to friendship: PM

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 14: Amid skirmishes at the border, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today conveyed to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif that India would keep pursuing peace, friendship and cooperation with that country.In his Independence Day greetings, Singh extended good wishes to Sharif for building More


Patience has limits: Pranab

Parliament Rejects Pak Resolution

New Delhi, Aug 14: India today told Pakistan that "patience has limits" and all "necessary steps" will be taken to ensure internal security and protect territorial integrity.Without mentioning Pakistan by name, President Pranab Mukherjee said despite India's consistent efforts to build friendly relations More


Kishtwar under curfew for 6th day

Restrictions Relaxed In Other Districts

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Aug 14: Only the violence-hit Kishtwar district was under the siege of Army and para-military forces for 6th consecutive day on Wednesday while curfew was partially lifted from other districts of Jammu region.Talking to Greater Kashmir, District Magistrate Kishtwar, Baseer Ahmed Khan, said More


SIT arrives in Kishtwar

Detained Youth Resort To Hunger Strike

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar/Jammu, Aug 14: A six-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by police headquarters arrived in Kishtwar Wednesday to probe the August 9 clashes and the subsequent incidents of violence in the township. However, the judicial probe ordered by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is yet to More


People run out of essentials

Highways, Inter-District Roads Closed

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Aug 14: People in most parts of Jammu region, especially Kishtwar and Rajouri districts, are running short of essentials including medicines due to the continuous closure of highways and curfew for the last six days.Official sources said that all highways including Jammu-Srinagar, Batote-Kisthwar More


August 15: Kashmir under security blanket

Checking Of Vehicles, Frisking Intensified

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Aug 14: Government has made elaborate security arrangements across Kashmir to thwart any attempt at disruption in August 15 functions. Additional forces have been deployed around vital installations and patrolling intensified.Vehicles are being checked in Srinagar and other major towns More


Join hands against destabilizing forces: Guv

‘Peace On LoC Must For JK’s Development’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 14: Governor N. N. Vohra today said that there have been continuing attempts at infiltration and repeated attacks on security forces since the beginning of this year, leaving no doubt that the adversary agencies and forces across the LoC remain committed to their agenda of destabilizing More


Create conducive conditions for dialogue: Omar to Pak

Seeks Parleys Between Separatists, Centre

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 14: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today asked Pakistan to restore peace along the border and create conducive atmosphere for starting a dialogue process with India to address all issues."It is the talking process which can melt the ice and help find solution to all matters," Omar More


Rains create havoc,7 dead

Water Bodies Swell, Flood Alert Sounded In Kashmir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar/Jammu, Aug 14: Heavy rains and flash floods created havoc across Jammu and Kashmir leaving at least 7 persons, including a couple and three minors, dead and causing widespread damages.Though hundreds of people in various parts of the state were rescued by the authorities, the downpour More


2 militants killed in Keran encounter

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Aug 14: Two unidentified militants were killed on Line of Control (LoC) in Keran Sector of frontier district Kupwara on Wednesday, Army said. An Army official here said that soldiers along the LoC noticed a group of militants trying to sneak into this side Wednesday morning.“The militants More


Egyptian troops storm pro-Morsi camps

Hundreds Killed In Fresh Bloodbath

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Cairo, Aug 14: Hundreds were reportedly killed today when Egyptian security forces, backed by bulldozers and armored vehicles, stormed two camps occupied by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as the crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters turned into a bloodbath.The interior ministry More


Indian submarine sinks after serial blasts

18 Navymen Missing

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Mumbai, Aug 14: In one of the worst disasters to have struck the Indian Navy, a series of explosions rocked its submarine INS Sindhurakshak at the dockyard here around midnight, sinking it partially in the shallow sea, in which 18 personnel including three officers are feared killed.A smaller intensity More


SC turns down JK’s plea

Says Injured Also Entitled To Compensation

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Aug 14: People injured in Kishtwar communal clashes in Jammu and Kashmir will also be entitled to compensation up to Rs 2 lakh, the Supreme Court today said, refusing to modify its order.A Bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam turned down the plea of the state government against More





  • Briefs

CS seeks survey on manual scavengers

Srinagar, Aug 14: A high level officers’ meeting was held here Wednesday under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Muhammad Iqbal Khandey to review the latest status of progress on conducting survey on More



  • News

41 Police officials from JK honoured for 'meritorious service, bravery'

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Aug 14: At least 41 officers of various ranks of the Jammu and Kashmir Police have been awarded medals in different categories for the services rendered by them. The awards have been announced More




  • Opinion

Traitor or Trojan

Come GST and neither the state legislature nor the state cabinet will have a say on J&K's taxation

Back to Basics

HASEEB A DRABU

In a significant development, one that is pregnant with far reaching possibilities, Finance Minister, A R Rather was elected the Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods More



  • GK Magazine

Reading Prof. Rashid Nazki

The most eloquent exponent of mystical face of Kashmiri literary tradition

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

Lolach katha karuv waliv dil moshkbu karuvBeyi naushlab paruv tae macchil guftagu karuvLet us speak of love, let us fill our hearts with fragranceLet us read Nushlab, let us speak of loveRashid Nazki ( More




  • Letters

Eidgah arrangements

This refers to a report entitled “people aghast over Eidgah arrangements (GK August 12, 2013). The allegation is made that prayer mats were available in the Eid-gah only for a few dozen people and that More



  • Editorial

Healing Kishtawar

What happened in Kishtawar on Eid-ul-Fitr and threatened to burn the entire state was not unexpected. There had been enough indications for the past month that the trouble was brewing in this communally More



  • Business

Soaring onion prices bring tears in eyes of people

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 14: With onion price going through the roof, it has brought tears in the eyes of Aam Aadmi.  The sharp increase in prices of onions in Kashmir like elsewhere in India, has stoked inflation More



  • Sports

AZHARUDDIN TO COACH JK TEAM: DR FAROOQ

New Delhi, Aug 14: Former India captain Muhammad Azharuddin could soon return to official cricket fold – not as a player but as a coach. Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), President, Dr More



  • Kashmir

After Mirwaiz Umar’s request, Geelani defers Friday strike

Hurriyat (M) Welcomes Gesture; Now, Strike On Saturday

Srinagar, Aug 14: A day after Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq made a fervent appeal to separatist organizations to desist from calling shutdowns on Fridays, the Hurriyat Conference More



  • Srinagar City

Traders fume over City centre inundation

Slump In Regal Chowk, Shops Shut In Sarai Bala

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Aug 14: The City centre areas like plush Residency Road on one side and Sarai Bala across Jhelum on the other remained waterlogged for second day Wednesday with shopkeepers complaining that inundation More




  • Jammu

At one woman's death, communities draw together in Jammu

AGENCIES

Jammu, Aug 14: As the media remains focused on a few miscreants trying to exploit the one-off communal flare-up in Kishtwar, saner voices and sentiments of the overwhelming majority of the people of Jammu More




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