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India says war no solution

Dialogue Better Option In Improving Ties: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid

LoC Skirmishes

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Dehradun, Aug 17: Amid heightened tension with Pakistan over the LoC killings of Indian soldiers, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today said "persistent dialogue" is a better option to normalise ties with neighbours."War is no solution. Persistent dialogue is definitely a better alternative More


Dr Jalal loses battle for life

All Sections Of Society Mourn Demise

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Aug 17: J&K’s leading cardiologist and former Director SKIMS, Dr Sheikh Jalal-ud-din, who was injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen last month, lost his battle for life at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Saturday morning.“He succumbed to injuries More


Chowgan: When site of communal harmony turned into battle-ground

SN HUSSAIN

Kishtwar, Aug 17: Known as the site of communal harmony and brotherhood, the historic Chowgan ground here turned into a battle-ground on August 9 when clashes broke out between two communities.Situated on the northern side of the township, the ground—spread over about 500 kanals—has for centuries More


Govt releases Rs 5 cr relief

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 17: The State Government on Saturday ordered release of Rs five crore as ex-gratia relief to the victims of Jammu province for loss of property suffered in recent communal clashes in Kishtwar and other districts.An order issued by General Administration Department said sanction is More


Curfew relaxed for brief period in Kishtwar

Dy CM-Led Group Of Ministers Arrives

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Aug 17: While curfew was relaxed for one-and-a-half hours in selected areas of communal violence-hit Kishtwar on Saturday, a four-member Group of Ministers led by Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand arrived here to take stock of the situation.Curfew in selected areas of Kishtwar town was More


12 injured in clashes amid shutdown

Several Youth Arrested In Baramulla, Bandipora For Alleged Stone Pelting

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/KHALID GUL

Srinagar/Shopian, Aug 17:  Around a dozen persons including five cops were injured in clashes at several places in Kashmir amid a shutdown called by Hurriyat Conference (G) to press the demand of disbanding Village Defence Committees (VDCs) in Jammu division.Shops and other business establishments More


‘Government determined to make JK self-reliant in power’

9000 MW Generation In Offing: Omar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Budgam, Aug 17: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday reiterated the determination of the Government to make required dent in power sector to achieve self-reliance and economic betterment for J&K.The Chief Minister said that 9000 MW of power are in offing within next some years to realize More





  • Briefs

Communal clashes didn’t harm Congress : Saif-u-Din Soz

Srinagar, Aug 17:  State Congress Chief Professor Saif-u-Din Soz Saturday said that Congress party is still dominant in Chenab Valley and it would win all the assembly seats in the region.  He More



  • National

Dawood’s close aide arrested: Delhi Police

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 17: Delhi Police on Saturday claimed that it arrested Abdul Karim, a close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, and one of India's "most wanted militants who was a bomb-maker for LeT." & More




  • Opinion

Target Internet

All lines to this route are barred. But why?

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

 Whatever happens in Kashmir and whenever, internet falls a fall guy. All lines are snapped and all routes to reach each other blocked. It has emerged as an unhealthy trend. In a world where we depend More



  • GK Magazine

Over to property tax, again!

Taxing Srinagar and Jammu for municipal services is fine. The question is: will it work as ADB loan condition now?

ARJIMAND HUSSAIN TALIB

It is quite a while now since we are taking loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to build our infrastructure. Some real good work has been done with the loan money – building bridges, roads, drinking 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



  • GK Features

The case against Village Defence Committees

The state government should disband VDCs and plug the communal faultlines in Jammu region

POWERS MISUSED

ARSHAD BHAT

The recent violence in Kishtwar has sent shock waves across the J&K state. Village Defence Committee (VDC) members and people from right wing organizations allegedly pelted stones and later fired on More



  • Business

Companies in Kashmir pay lip service to after-sales service

ONCE SOLD, NEVER REPLACED, RARELY REPAIRED

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 17: Most of the outside companies least bother about providing after-sale services to the customers in Kashmir, market observers and affected buyers here said.   Such complaints More



  • Sports

Biscoe, Mallinson students complete one mile swim

Srinagar, Aug 17: In continuation with the preparations for the Dal Cross and Re-Cross swim hundreds of students of Tyndale Biscoe and Mallinson school participated in the one mile swim from Kotharkhana More



  • Kashmir

Cabinet decision on compensation for rape, torture victims draws flak

Government Legalizing And Institutionalizing Persecution: Yasin Malik; Atrocities Being Turned Into Commodity: PDP

Srinagar, Aug 17: The decision of the state cabinet to compensate the families of rape victims and those killed in police custody has drawn flak as both the separatist and mainstream groups have criticized More



  • Srinagar City

Close shave for Sonawar residents as power transmission lines collapse

Locals Demand System Revamp; PDD Pleads Shortage Of Funds, Spends Millions On Re-metering

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Aug 17: It was a narrow escape for the residents of Parray Kocha, Palpora Sonawar last night when the power transmission lines snapped in the densely populated area. Though nobody was hurt in More




  • Jammu

Flood alert sounded in Samba

Samba (Jammu) Aug 17: In view of the incessant rains, the water level has arisen in all rivers, nallahs and tributaries in Jammu’s Samba district. Deputy commissioner (DC), Samba R.K Verma has appealed More



  • South Asia

17 civilians killed in Taliban attacks

BLOODBATH IN AFGHANISTAN

Herat, Aug 17: At least 17 civilians have been killed in multiple Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, officials said today, underscoring increasing insecurity for ordinary people as foreign forces complete More



  • World

Army clear Morsi supporters from Masjid

Street clashes toll 180; More than 800 killed, 1000 arrested in crackdown on Egyptians

EGYPT CRISIS

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Cairo, Aug 17: Protesters today exchanged heavy gunfire with Egyptian security forces before the troops cleared a Masjid where hundreds of supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi were holed up, More




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