• TOP STORIES

JCC threatens indefinite strike

Govt employees observe protest lockout, to work out ‘harsh strategy’ if demands not met

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Aug 23: Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), an amalgam of various employees unions, Friday threatened of an indefinite strike by government employees if the government failed to accept their demands. The threat comes on a day when government employees remained away from their offices across More


Kashmiris should be recognized ‘in reality’: German Ambassador

‘September 7 event is purely cultural, not political or tourism related’

ABID BASHIR

 Srinagar, Aug 23: Germany’s Ambassador to India Michael Steiner Friday said that people of Kashmir should be recognized ‘in reality’ across the globe as the place has a great history and culture. He also said that September 7 event—the maiden international classical music concert by renowned More


NHRC admits petition on probe

4 people were killed and 44 injured in BSF firing on July 18

Gool Killings

Srinagar, Aug 23: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has admitted a petition seeking probe into the Gool firing incident in Ramban district of Jammu in which four people were killed and 44 others injured by the Border Security Force on July 18.The petition seeks an independent investigation More


Geelani barred from Friday prayers for 25th week

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 23: Hurriyat Conference (G) has strongly condemned the continued house arrest of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani, saying it was 25th Friday today in a row that he was not permitted to offer congregational prayers.“Preventing a leader from attending his religious, social and political More


Mirwaiz condemns bloodshed in Egypt, Iraq, Syria

‘Criminal silence of Islamic world causing bloodbath to continue'

Srinagar, Aug 23: Condemning bloodshed in Egypt, Iraq and Syria, the Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said the criminal silence maintained by the Islamic world, international community and human rights organizations is allowing the carnage of people in these countries to More


Shopian shuts against ‘police excesses’

KHALID GUL

Shopian, Aug 23: A day after business resumed in this south Kashmir town after five days of shutdown and violent clashes, complete shutdown was again observed here on Friday against “police excesses.”Reports said all shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed while More


Hajj-2013 arrangements reviewed

First flight on Sep 7

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 23: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday received brief on the arrangements put in place by various agencies for smooth conduct of Hajj-2013. He directed for ensuring all facilities to the pilgrims of the State to make their stay and travel comfortable.The Chief Minister expressed More





  • Briefs

German envoy calls on Omar

Srinagar, Aug 23: German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner today called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here and discussed matters relating to mutual interest, an official spokesman More



  • National

Disregard for SOPs reason for soldiers' killing: Probe

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 23: Disregard for standard operating procedures while patrolling along the Line of Control (LoC) has been cited as one of the main reasons for the killing of five Indian soldiers on the More




  • Opinion

Brotherhood Resistance

And They didn’t left their children back in the safety of home

FIRDOUS SYED

State repression against the Muslim Brotherhood is so absolute and brazen that not even an iota of doubt is left about the real intentions of tyranny. The resilience of the Muslim Brotherhood, however More



  • GK Readings

PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Reform or Abolish?

Invoking Ivan Illich’s De-schooling Society & A. K. Coomaraswamy’s Bugbear of Literacy

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

This piece is dedicated to all the victims – teachers, students and parents – of private school system as operating in Kashmir. It is also dedicated to those who are dedicated to the project of reforming More




  • Editorial

Post-retirement jobs

It is a fallacy to imagine that once people are let go after their retirement, the world comes to an end.

On Thursday this newspaper explicitly demonstrated how the avowed government policy of non-extension of services of retired government officials was being flouted with almost no accountability. This is More



  • Business

WagonR Stingray rolled out in Valley

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 23: Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray was rolled out in the Valley. The car was unveiled simultaneously at three different authorized dealerships of the company in the Valley. Jamkash Vehicleades More



  • Sports

Finally, Cemtac Stars defeat Simula Bulls

92.7 BIG FM-J&K CORPORATE PREMIERE LEAGUE

Srinagar, Aug 23: Simula Bulls on Friday suffered defeat at the hands of the resurgent Cemtac Stars as the later defeated Bulls by five wickets in the match of the 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premiere More



  • Kashmir

2 die in house collapse

SHOWKAT DAR

Tral (Pulwama), Aug 23: Two ladies died while four other members of the family were critically injured, after their residential house collapsed in Tral area of district Pulwama last night.Reports said More



  • Srinagar City

Waterlogging in dry weather continues to hamper marriage celebrations

‘Govt Has Introduced Infrastructural Crisis In Srinagar’

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Aug 23: Rainfall subsided over a week back but waterlogging of residential colonies continues to hinder marriage functions in this summer Capital with more and more families either going for More




  • Jammu

TAJ PROPOSES, SHABIR OPPOSES

Union Health Ministry Wants Senior IAS Officer To Head The ‘Complex’ Health Program

REPATRIATION OF DIRECTOR NRHM

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Aug 23: The post of Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has become a bone of contention between two Congress ministers in the State.According to highly placed sources, while Minister More



  • South Asia

Pakistan frees 337 Indian prisoners

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Karachi, Aug 23:  Pakistan today released 337 Indian nationals, most of them fishermen, against the backdrop of tensions between the two countries over firing on the LoC. An official of the Home Department More



  • World

Car bombs at Lebanon Masjids kill 27, wound 352

Tripoli (Lebanon), Aug 23: Powerful car bombs exploded today outside two Masjids in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, killing at least 27 people and wounding 352, Health Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said."Up 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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