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Curfew lifted from Kishtwar

All-Party Delegation Leads Peace March; Markets Open; Educational Institutions To Reopen On August 25

Day-13

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Aug 21: Authorities on Wednesday lifted the curfew from riot-hit Kishtwar area after members of the estranged communities reached a compromise following intervention of All-Party Delegation. Later members of both the communities took out a peace march.Authorities had imposed indefinite More


'BJP leaders taking dictates from Nagpur'

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 21: Provincial President of National Conference, Devender Singh Rana, on Wednesday revealed that BJP leaders who were part of the All Party Delegation (APD) to Kishtwar left the area after they apparently got a call from Nagpur (RSS headquarters).Talking to Greater Kashmir, Rana, who More


Adequate security deployed: JK to SC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 21: Jammu and Kashmir government today told the Supreme Court that adequate number of police personnel were deployed in Kishtwar district to maintain law and order following the communal clashes there.Filing an affidavit before the apex court, the state's Chief Secretary Iqbal Khandey More


Consensus eludes Govt on Property Tax

Coalition Ministers Speak Different Languages; Opposition Mum

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Aug 21: With the senior National Conference (NC) leader and Minister of Finance Abdul Rahim Rather ruling out levying of Property Tax in Jammu and Kashmir, lack of consensus over the contentious tax regime in the coalition government has come to fore even as the Property Tax Board already More


Blue-eyed Babus never retire in JK

150 And Counting; Ban Or No Ban, They Are There ‘Eternally’

Lifelong Employees

MUDDASIR ALI/UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Aug 21: When the post-retirement job policy was framed in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government projected it as an exceptional norm for retaining “best talent” in the interest of the state administration. However, years on, it is turning out to be a windfall for the politically connected More


'PDP played devious game with militants'

We Brought Back 300 From PaK: Omar

SHOWKAT DAR

Reban (Shopian), Aug 21: Dubbing opposition PDP leaders as traitors, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said the party has always played with the aspirations of the people. He accused PDP of playing a devious political game with militants during the former’s tenure in power.Addressing a public More


Present Govt biggest threat to peace: Mehbooba

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 21: Terming Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s slogan of “peace for prosperity” as another hypocritical stance, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today said that State Government has, in fact, emerged as biggest threat to peace in the State.In a statement issued here today, PDP president More


Amarnath Yatra concludes

3.54 Lakh Pilgrims Pay Obeisance

Guv Thanks All For Support

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 21: Today on Shravan Purnima, the annual pilgrimage to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji concluded amid chanting of religious hymns and Pooja.Due to rain and poor visibility beyond Sonamarg, Governor N. N. Vohra, who is Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, could not More





  • Briefs

Girl found hanging at home in Budgam

Srinagar, Aug 21: A 21-year-old girl (name withheld) of housing colony Ompora was found hanging at her home, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Budgam.Budgam police has initiated inquest proceedings More



  • National

Chinese troops intrude into Arunachal; Stay for 2 days

We don't focus on non-events: India

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Itanagar/New Delhi, Aug 21: In yet another face-off with Indian Army similar to the one in Ladakh, Chinese troops reportedly intruded more than 20 kilometres inside Indian territory in Chaglagam area of More




  • Opinion

Moral Cowardice

Hurling Invectives At Individuals Under The Cover Of Pseudonyms Is Cowardly, To Say The Least

SPOTLIGHT

FAHEEM ASLAM

 First a quick recap of a scene in the Bollywood thriller Laawaris. Fed up with the villain’s failure to show up on the spot, Amitabh Bachchan makes a strong point: ‘Arey Agar Maa Ka Doodh Piya Hai More



  • GK Magazine

CSC: A Platform for Young and Talented Children

CSC programme is not only for school going children but is also open for children outside the formal boundary of schools

SAJAD AHMAD MIR

 The seeds of the Children Science Congress (CSC) programme, in the way of an exercise to carry out small research activity at micro level, were planted in Madhya Pradesh by an NGO called Gwalior More




  • Letters

Egypt crisis

This refers to statement of Jamate Islami blaming Salafis of Egypt for bloodbath of Muslim Brotherhood. This is ridiculous. Al Nour party announces that they will neither be part of pro Morsi nor anti More



  • Editorial

Egyptian Irony

Egypt is once again making headlines and for all the wrong reasons. The rising death toll of the supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi has shocked the world. The military government which is More



  • Business

‘Buy Hajj packages from selected PTOs only’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 21: All India Hajj Umrah Tour Organizers’ Association today appealed people not to buy any Hajj package from any unauthorized PTOs. In this context, AIHUTO has shot a letter to all the More



  • Sports

Kanwal Tigers outplay Tramboo Panthers

92.7 BIG FM-J&K CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE

Srinagar, Aug 21: Kanwal Tigers made a strong come back by outplaying Tramboo Panthers in the match of the ongoing 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League at Boys Higher secondary School Bijbehara More



  • Kashmir

Tahir killing:PIO refuses to share probe details

Says Information Exempted From Disclosure

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Aug 21: The Public Information Officer (PIO) at the Deputy Commissioner’s office here has rejected the application of Ghulam Rasool Sofi seeking information under the J&K Right to Information More



  • Srinagar City

Now Achan stench nauseates SKIMS

Patient care at risk: Experts

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Aug 21: With no let up in stench emanating from Achan landfill site, the obnoxious smell is now a cause of nausea at Kashmir’s sole tertiary care hospital, the SK Institute of Medical Sciences More




  • Jammu

NC ‘sacrificed’ Kichloo to secure Congress vote bank?

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Aug 21: Buckling under pressure from the central government, the ruling National Conference is understood to have sacrificed its minister for Home, Sajad Ahmed Kichloo, to secure vote bank of its More



  • South Asia

‘Pakistan Army Captain killed on LoC’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Aug 21: The Pakistan Army today claimed that "unprovoked" Indian firing across the Line of Control in Kashmir had killed one of its officers and injured a soldier. A senior military official More



  • World

Syria oppn says 1,300 killed in chemical attack

Beirut, Aug 21: Syria's main opposition group accused the regime of using chemical weapons on Wednesday to strike rebel areas near Damascus in a "massacre" that left more than 1,300 people dead. Videos 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




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