• TOP STORIES

Property tax: Kashmir Inc gears up to oppose ‘politically-motivated’ move

Property Tax In JK

UP IN ARMS

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Aug 18: With the Jammu and Kashmir government setting stage for imposing property tax on commercial and residential properties, people are up in arms against the move, saying the ‘diktat’ is aimed at putting financial burden on the beleaguered people in the State.  However, the authorities More


Attempt to weaken Kashmiris economically: Syed Ali Shah Geelani

‘We Will Launch Agitation Against The Anti-People Move’

Srinagar, Aug 18: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani termed the government’s move to levy property tax as “part of a conspiracy to weaken Kashmiris economically and suppress the ongoing movement for right to self-determination.”   “Government of India and its puppet More


Day 10: Curfew in Kishtwar continues

Ministerial Team Meets People To Forge Harmony

APD To Visit Township Today

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Aug 18: Amid curfew that is continuing for the past 10 days, a four member team of JK ministers which reached Kishtwar town yesterday held detailed deliberations with representatives of both the communities on Sunday to restore peace in the trouble-torn township.Official sources said the More


‘Rape compensation’: JK Govt goes for damage control

Says Obeying Supreme Court Order; Good Initiative, Tweets Omar

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Aug 18: Amid a controversy over its scheme to compensate victims of rape and other forms of violence against women, Jammu and Kashmir government Sunday said it was merely following Supreme Court's directions to the Centre and state governments in this regard.A spokesperson of the Home Department More


JK employees to strike work on Aug 23

FACE-OFF

Jammu, Aug 18: Jammu and Kashmir government employees Sunday announced to hold a state-wide strike on August 23 in support of their demands, including raising retirement age from 58 to 60 years."We have decided to organise massive protests on August 22 at all the district headquarters of the state More


JK records 62% above normal rainfall

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Aug 18: Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 62 percent above normal rainfall this season, officials said.    The Met officials attributed the excessive rains to prevailing high frequency monsoon winds accompanied by active torrential western release in mid and upper tropospheric More





  • Briefs

Decision on my political career within week: Ishfaq

SHEIKH NAZIR

Ganderbal, Aug 18: District president of Congress Sheikh Ishfaq Jabar on Sunday said he will take a decision about his political career within a week.  Addressing party workers at his residence at More



  • National

Bhagat Singh a martyr, records or not, says PM

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 18: Even as the Home Ministry declared it had no records to show martyr status of Bhagat Singh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the "fact" that the late freedom fighter was More




  • Opinion

Nip the Evil in the Bud

To ensure August 9 is not repeated, armed outfits need be disbanded

Punchline

Z. G. MUHAMMAD

Most of the prying eyes in Jammu and Kashmir are fixed on the year 2014.  For both intelligentsia and common people there are two obvious reasons for the curiosity.  One, how the withdrawal of More



  • GKeducation&career

MATHEMATICS – The music of reason

Mathematics is quintessentially about the world of ideas

SUBJECT MATTERS

PROF M A SOFI

Where does India and, in particular, the state of Jammu & Kashmir stand in the development of mathematics as an important human endeavour? Before one begins to understand the subtext of this question More




  • Letters

Omar's latest

This refers to Javaid Malik's article on 17 Aug. It was a masterpiece written about chief minister Omar Abdullah. At last Omar speaks out. Well this seem to be only a political stunt which Mr Omar is using More



  • Editorial

India, Pak need to talk

For the past more than a week, Line of Control has been active in Kashmir. The exchange of fire along LoC from Samba to Drass has once again underlined the inherent fragility of the relationship between More



  • Business

JK Bank lends little,charges 140 per cent more interest in JK

Outside State Customers Reap Benefit Of Bank’s Soft Interest Rates

NISSAR BHAT

Srinagar, Aug 18: How Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited is treating its customers in Jammu and Kashmir, its core business constitutency? Read on! While the bank has 68 per cent of its total deposits More



  • Sports

Saifco Lions crush Tramboo Panthers

92.7 BIG FM-J&K CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE

Srinagar, Aug 18: Saifco Lions on Sunday crushed Tramboo Panthers by 29 runs in the match of 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League played at Boys Higher secondary School, Bijbehara ground.  More



  • Kashmir

Dr Jalal buried amid tearful eyes

Hundreds participate in funeral

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 18: Renowned cardiologist and former Director SKIMS Dr Sheikh Jalal-ud-din who passed away on Saturday at AIIMS in New Delhi was buried at his ancestral graveyard in south Kashmir’s Pampore More



  • Srinagar City

CHOWDHARY GROUP LAUNCHES HATTRICK PUBLIC SCHOOL

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 17: In a local initiative that could boost education sector in the state, Kashmir’s premier business house, the Chowdhary Group on Sunday formally launched Hattrick Public School(HPS).  More




  • Jammu

Congress leaders congratulate Azad

Jammu, Aug 18: Congress today congratulated Union Health Minster and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad who has been voted as the most popular and best Health Minister the country More



  • South Asia

Sharif orders immediate halt to executions

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Aug 18: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today ordered an immediate halt to death sentences, including that of many  hard-core militants, till he has discussed the matter with President More



  • World

Virus targets social network in new fraud twist

REUTERS

New York, Aug 18: In the world of cyber fraud, a fake fan on Instagram can be worth five times more than a stolen credit card number.As social media has become increasingly influential in shaping reputations More




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