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Situation along borders not normal, says India

Pakistan Hopes Meeting Of PMs Will Help Build Trust

LoC Skirmishes

Dehradun/Islamabad, Aug 16: Admitting that the situation along India’s borders with Pakistan is not normal at the moment, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Friday said the Centre will have to explore at what level dialogue between the two countries can be taken up."Just a few days ago More


Anil Goswami reviews situation

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Aug 16: Amid heightened tension and fresh skirmishes along the Line of Control and India-Pak border, Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami Friday reviewed the security situation along Jammu frontier.Goswami, who arrived here on a 2-day visit this morning, visited Border Out Posts (BOPs) along More


Ceasefire violation in Kargil

First In The Area Since 1999 War; We Will Effectively Respond: GOC 15 Corps

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Aug 16: Army Friday said that Pakistani troops targeted Indian forward posts in Drass Sector of Kargil in Ladakh region last night. This is the first ceasefire violation on LoC in Kargil since the 1999 war.Army said that there was no loss of life or property and this is the 17th ceasefire More


Jammu limps back to normalcy,curfew continues in Kishtwar

Not Aware Of Any Intelligence Report On Kishtwar: Anil Goswami

YOGESH SAGOTRA/ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Aug 16: Normalcy returned in most parts of this region, including the Jammu district, as day curfew was completely lifted on Friday and traders resumed their routine work. However the trouble-torn Kishtwar township remained under curfew for the 8th consecutive day Friday.“The situation More


Cabinet condemns Kishtwar clashes

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 16: The State Cabinet on Friday condemned the recent communal clashes in Kishtwar and directed Revenue Department to assess losses to the property and business in the district and submit report to the Government.A Group of Ministers from both National Conference and Congress parties More


Cabinet paves way for Property Tax

Board To Assess, Levy Duty On Commercial, Residential Assets

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Aug 16: The State Cabinet Friday cleared constitution of State Property Tax Board, paving way for imposition of property tax in Jammu and Kashmir for the first time.The Commissioner Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department, Jeet Lal Gupta, will take over as Chairman of the More


Cabinet Re-Employs 2 Retired Bureaucrats

Rules are for fools!

Srinagar, Aug 16: Violating its own order banning reemployment of government officials, the State Cabinet Friday accorded approval for reengaging two retired bureaucrats.The cabinet ordered for reemploying former Law secretary Farhat Tasneem and former Secretary Revenue Kachoo Isfandyar Khan as More


4 members of Shopian family among 5 killed

Ramban Road Mishap

MM PARVAIZ

Ramban, Aug 16: Five persons including four members of a family from south Kashmir’s Shopian district were killed in a tragic road mishap here on Friday afternoon.Police said it recovered the bodies of five persons including three women and a baby girl, aged 3, from a deep gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar More


Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens after 2 days

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Aug 16: Jammu-Srinagar highway was Friday reopened for vehicular traffic after remaining closed for two days due to landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban and Udhampur districts of the state.The 300-km long highway was reopened for vehicular traffic late this afternoon after clearance More


Militant’s pistol fails to fire;cop survives

Islamabad,(Anantnag) Aug 16: A policeman survived a bid on his life by unknown gunman in Islamabad (Anantnag) town of south Kashmir Friday.Police sources told local news gathering agency CNS that Constable Touseef Ahmed was standing guard near KP Road Islamabad (Anantnag) at SM Crossing when an unidentified More





  • Briefs

DFP denounces Shah’s house arrest

Srinagar: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly condemned the continued house detention of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, terming it undemocratic.  “In the past over two years Shabir Shah has More



  • National

5 bodies found, DNA tests needed to identify them

INS Sindhurakshak

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Mumbai, Aug 16: The Indian Navy today said that the bodies of five of 18 sailors who were inside the INS Sindhurakshak when it went up in flames have been found, but cautioned that it does not expect divers More




  • Opinion

Kishtawar: Exposing Indian Politics

An engineered clash is presented as a threat to “the sovereignty and integrity of the country”!!!

FIRDOUS SYED

What happened in Kishtwar on the day of Eid has to be condemned unequivocally. Irrespective of any religious divide, our heart goes out to the families of the victims of this  tragedy. As if cold More



  • GK Weekend

Understanding Kishtwar Clashes

What about the divide people in power corridors have created or at least allowed to be created?

FAULTLINES

FIRDOUS TAK

A day before the Eid-ul-Fitr a friend of mine, a known BJP leader, rang me up from my home town Kishtwar – now a troubled place - to wish me on the auspicious occasion. He was critical of me and my family More




  • Editorial

Time to debate VDCs

The communal riots in Kishtwar have once again brought into the focus the role of Village Defence Committees in the region. The VDCs are largely seen to have vitiated the inter-community relations in Jammu More



  • Business

Stock investors, traders in Kashmir feel pinch

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 16:  With markets tumbling, the stock traders and shareholders of different companies in Kashmir were not insulated from the shock as they incurred huge losses.  Scores of day traders More



  • Sports

Tyndale Biscoe organises Dal swim event

Srinagar, Aug 16: Tyndale-Biscoe School and its affiliates successfully conducted Round the Boats Swim in the Dal Lake at Nehru Park.  The activity which is in continuation of practice swims for the More



  • Kashmir

FLOOD THREAT KEEPS LOCALS AWAKE

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Aug 16:  Flood threat looms large over localities situated at banks of river Jehlum as residents apprehend that the water of Jehlum would be diverted towards their localities to save Srinagar More



  • Srinagar City

SKIMS to start liver transplant

CM Chairs Governing Body Meeting, Approves New Facility

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 16: The SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura is all set to start the much-needed liver transplant facility with Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah giving the nod at a high level meeting More




  • Jammu

23 die, 3000 houses damaged across Jammu: Government

Flood Threat Looms Large As Rivers Flow Near Danger Mark

ABHINAV VERMA / SUMIT BHARGAV

Jammu, Aug 16: Government Friday said that about 23 persons have died and around 3000 houses have suffered damages due to the flash floods and heavy rains, which continue to lash Jammu region, since last More



  • South Asia

Nawaz approves Pak-China trade corridor route

Islamabad, Aug 16: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday, terming the Pakistan China economic corridor as future of the country, said it will provide connectivity with the Central Asian republics and make More



  • World

Hezbollah chief says ready to fight in Syria

Beirut, Aug 16: Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Friday he is ready to fight in Syria, a day after a deadly car bomb in a Beirut stronghold of his pro-Damascus group.Nasrallah also accused radical More



  • GKeducation&career

Exploiting the unemployed

The government recruitment bodies should first reduce the application fee charged per applicant

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

ABRAR UL MUSTAFA

Thousands of educated youth every now and then apply to various job vacancies notified by various recruitment agencies, both central and state. These agencies exploit the unemployment situation and use More




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