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India, Pak talk peace, trade fire

Both countries press for upholding sanctity of LoC while skirmishes continue

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi/ Islamabad, Aug 22: India and Pakistan Thursday asked each other to uphold the sanctity of the Line of Control and abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003 while their forces continued to exchange fire on the border dividing Jammu and Kashmir."India is committed to resolve all outstanding More


Pak National Assembly passes resolution against LoC firing

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/PTI

Islamabad, Aug 22: In a strident resolution, the Pakistan National Assembly today deplored what it called an act of aggression, the firing incident at the LoC resulting in the death of a Captain of the Pakistan Army while calling for "constructive" engagement with India.This was the second anti More


Another Pak soldier killed

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/PTI

Islamabad, Aug 22: The Pakistan Army Thursday claimed one of its soldiers was killed in firing by Indian troops on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.A senior military official said the latest casualty occurred in Rakhcahri sector of the LoC near Rawalakot."Sepoy Habib was killed due to More


2 civilians injured in Poonch

SALIL RAINA

Poonch, Aug 22: Pakistani troops opened fire on at least four Border Out Posts (BOP) along the Line of Control in Kerni sector of this border district, officials said.Two persons were injured when mortar shells fired from across the border landed in Kerni village, official sources said adding More


Cops flex muscles on govt employees, several injured

Scores detained as they attempt to cordon Chief Minister’s residence

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Aug 22: Several government employees were Thursday injured after police beat them with bamboo sticks while they marched towards the Chief Minister’s office residence here to “press for fulfillment of their demands.” The march, which was attended by hundreds of employees, was called by the More


US to station military aircraft in India?

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 22: A top US Air Force official's remarks that his country is planning to station a military aircraft in Thiruvananthapuram as part of its policy of encircling China with defence bases has created flutters here and the government has dismissed any such possibility.General Helbert More


Zubin Mehta to perform in Kashmir

Western classical music concert in Shalimar garden on Sep 7; live telecast in India and Europe

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Aug 22: Kashmir will soon reverberate with western classical music played to the baton of renowned music conductor of international repute, Zubin Mehta. He will travel to Kashmir, his second visit since 1970s, to perform at the historic Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar on September 7. He will More


Pampore: Army beats people, triggers protests

They pelted stones at our cavalcade: Officer

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Aug 22:  People in Pampore area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir Thursday alleged that Army resorted to aerial firing and beat up cricket players on Wednesday evening “without any provocation.” However, Army denied having resorted to aerial firing but said that “miscreants” pelted More





  • Briefs

Trooper injured in Shopian explosion

SHOWKAT DAR

Shopian, Aug 22: An Army soldier was injured when some unknown persons hurled a locally made bomb on a patrolling party here in south Kashmir on Thursday.Eyewitnesses said that some unidentified persons More



  • National

Convicted MPs, MLAs will retain seats with no voting rights

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 22: Moving to negate Supreme Court ruling on immediate disqualification of convicted lawmakers, the Cabinet today  gave its nod to a proposal under which such MPs and MLAs will retain More




  • Opinion

Conscience sleeps with power

The Kishtwar tragedy and the power hungry politicians

COMMENTS

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

  ‘Politics’, they say, ‘is the refuge of scoundrels’. The unscrupulous power hungry politicians have no qualms to raise their fortunes and have their political ambitions secured on destroying More



  • Gk Features

LADIES IN THE LAW

Kashmiri women are taking up Law as a career, excelling against all odds

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

FAHEEM UN NISA\SANA YASEEN

Cross the gates of the Sadar court complex in Lal Chowk, Srinagar, and a sea of lawyers emerge, both males and females. They are all impeccably dressed in black and white. The court premises buzz with More




  • Letters

Egypt massacre

The deadliest crack down carried by Military backed interim government has resulted in the killing of thousands of innocent people. The crisis continues. It was all fire and blood in Cairo on Wednesday More



  • Friday Focus

The Burial of Democracy in Egypt

PROF G R MALIK

After going through blood and fire for forty years, Egypt had finally succeeded in overthrowing its, what we thought, last dictator, Hosni Mubarak, and installing the democratically elected government More



  • Business

Traders up in arms against JK Bank

PRESENT MANAGEMENT DOING DISSERVICE TO THIS INSTITUTION: KEA

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 22: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Thursday lashed out at Jammu and Kashmir Bank accusing it of slapping steep interest rates on the local business community, while facilitating flight of More



  • Sports

Khawaja, Reshi stars in Kehwah King's big win

92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 22: The strong batting display by skipper Adil Reshi and Arshad Khawaja helped Kehwa Kings to outplay Khazir Royals by seven wickets in the match of ongoing 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate More



  • Kashmir

Court issues non-bailable warrants against ASI, SPO

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Aug 22: A local court here Thursday issued non bailable arrest warrants against two accused in Wamiq Farooq’s case, directing the Inspector General of Police Kashmir to execute the warrants to More



  • Srinagar City

Marriage celebrations cancelled,courtesy waterlogging in dry weather

SRINAGAR’S POOR DRAINAGE MOCKS AT GOVT CLAIMS

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Aug 22: Srinagar could be the only City where drainage has been so poor and government seemingly so unconcerned that for now people have started cancelling marriage celebrations because of waterlogging More




  • Jammu

‘Border skirmishes detrimental for people’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kathua (Jammu), Aug 22: Expressing concern over the repeated ceasefire violations along the Line of Control by Pakistani troops, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that the More



  • World

Hosni Mubarak released from prison

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Cairo, Aug 22: Deposed Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was released from prison today, over two years after he was jailed on charges of corruption and for killing protesters, but will remain under house More




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