• TOP STORIES

Mirwaiz calls for LoC truce

Shoots Letters To Prime Ministers of India, Pakistan

2003 Ceasefire Was An Act Of Great Wisdom, Statesmanship

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Aug 26: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said the ‘deteriorating’ situation on the Line of Control (LoC) has compelled him to shoot letters to Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan seeking immediate de-escalation of situation on the borders. He said Kashmir More


‘Hurriyat won’t contest polls’

Srinagar, Aug 26: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday made it clear that the amalgam led by him won’t contest any polls neither would it field any proxy candidates.“Election is a non-issue for us,” Mirwaiz told reporters in reply to a query. “Even the parties who contest More


‘Let’s have Kashmir-German friendship hospital’

Srinagar, Aug 26: Opposing proposed musical concert by German embassy on September 7 in Srinagar, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said since the musical concert by Zubin Mehta would cost crores, he would suggest to Germany to construct a special hospital in Kashmir instead More


Geelani concerned over loss of life in LoC shelling

Urges India, Pak To Halt Firing

Srinagar, Aug 26: Urging India and Pakistan to immediately halt firing on Line of Control, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Monday expressed grief and said he was concerned over loss of precious lives in the ongoing shelling on LoC. “Unless Kashmir dispute is resolved in More


BOPEE 'deviously' skipped colour coding

Where Are Missing Chemistry Papers? Government Under Pressure To File FIR

CET Mess

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Aug 26: It has come to fore that paper mess in Common Entrance Test (CET)-2013 conducted by Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) occurred after officials avoided colour coding of question papers. What creates doubt on the intentions of BOPEE authorities is that they have made More


28 IAS cadre posts vacant in JK

10 officers including 9 locals retiring by April next year

SPOTLIGHT

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Aug 26: By next April nine senior IAS officers from Jammu and Kashmir would retire from services while the state would altogether see 10 senior bureaucrats of the cadre attaining superannuation during the period.Four IAS officers including three bureaucrats having JK domicile would exit More


'NC more lethal than Ikhwan'

Present Govt Worst Ever Dispensation: Mehbooba

GK NEWS NETWORK

Sumbal (Bandipora), Aug 26: Stating that the National Conference (NC) is deadly than once counter insurgency group Ikhwan, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that NC forced youth in the state to take to arms, lured them to surrender and later forced them to act as security More


Gunmen attack MLC’s escort

CRPF man killed; Lawmaker Was In Shopian Village To Attend Marriage Function

KHALID GUL

Shopian, Aug 26: A CRPF personnel was killed and another injured when militants fired at the escort of ruling National Conference MLC Showkat Ahmad Ganai in village Awneera in Shopian district Monday. Ganai was in the village to attend a marriage function and was inside a house when the militants More


SOG patrol attacked in Arwani

Cop Killed

Islamabad (Anantnag), Aug 26: A police constable was killed and a civilian injured when militants fired on a patrol party of Special Operation Group (SOG) of police at Arwani, Bijbehara, in this South Kashmir district on Monday. The assailants also decamped with the service rifle of the cop.A More





  • Briefs

Dilshad Shaheen promoted as Special Secretary

Srinagar, Aug 26: Additional Secretary, Home, Dilshad Shaheen has been promoted as Special Secretary by Jammu and Kashmir government vide order No 298020 Estt of 2013.A law graduate from Kashmir University More



  • National

Shake-up in AICC departments with Rahul's imprint

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 26:  Rahul Gandhi's aide Meenakshi Natarajan today replaced senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar as Chairperson of Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Raj Sangathan, marking the beginning of More




  • Opinion

Waiting For Uncle Sam

Will then Obama administration help defuse the tension across the LoC

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

The relations between India-Pakistan are on the rocks. It is not hyperbole; the two countries are on a collision course.  The year 2013- perhaps for unlucky thirteen in it did not augur well for the More



  • GK Magazine

A Story of Child Population over-count in J&K

The census data in the State has not been subjected to a thorough statistical review by demographers and researchers

CENSUS 2011

BASHIR AHMAD BHAT

prckashmir@gmail.comAfter the release of 2011 Census Population, the shocking figures pertaining to declining sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir has put the State Government in an embarrassing situation. Recently More




  • Letters

Contaminated water

Apropos the news item (GK 26-08-2013), Bandipora gets contaminated water MPN count unsatisfactory: SSO.It is a fact that I have not talked to the corespondent nor has any report been given from my office More



  • Editorial

Listen to Saner Voices

Former Chief Minister was right in criticizing some opposition parties for leading the rhetoric and jingoism against Pakistan

Across the political divide, there is a consensus in the state that dialogue between India and Pakistan is a way forwards for finding a peaceful solution to Kashmir imbroglio. On Sunday, when the opposition More



  • Business

Who monitors textbook prices in Kashmir?

PUBLISHERS IN NEXUS WITH PRIVATE SCHOOLS FLEECE CUSTOMERS

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 25: Textbooks worth over a whopping Rs 100 crore are sold every year in Kashmir, yet there is no agency to monitor their price.  According to sources the prices are fixed by the publishers More



  • Sports

Simula Bulls upset favourites Saifco Lions

92.7 BIG FM-J&K CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE

Srinagar, Aug 26: Hilal Rather on Monday helped Simula Bulls to outplay dominating side of the league Saifco Lions by six wickets at Boys Higher Secondary School Bijbehara, ground. Batting first, More



  • Kashmir

SHRC orders independent probe into Kunan-Poshpora mass rape

Censures DGP, DC Kupwara For Failing To File Reports, Says They Seem Uninterested In Assisting The Commission To Dispose Of The Complaint

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Aug 26: Censuring J&K’s Director General of Police (DGP) and Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara for failing to file reports on the mass rape of over 40 women of Kunan-Poshpora in north Kashmir More



  • Srinagar City

Missing Padshahi Bagh youth’s body fished out

Family Cries Murder

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Aug 26: The body of a Padshahi Bagh youth who was missing since Friday last week was fished out from Jhelum near LD Hospital Monday, police and reports said. The incident triggered instant protests More




  • Jammu

AUTHORITIES LEAVE JOB ASPIRANTS IN LURCH

KISHTWAR VIOLENCE AFTERMATH

3 Exams Scheduled For Same Day

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Aug 26: The communal clashes in Kishtwar on the day of Eid on August 9 and the resultant situation in the region is likely to take its toll on thousands of job aspirants of the State as some of More



  • South Asia

Karzai seeks Pak help to arrange peace talks with Taliban

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Aug 26: Afghan President Hamid Karzai today pitched for a joint campaign against extremism with Pakistan and sought its cooperation to jumpstart the peace process with the Taliban in his war More



  • World

UN probes Syria 'chemical' site as West mulls action

Damascus, Aug 26: UN inspectors braved sniper fire today to reach the site of a suspected deadly chemical weapons attack near Damascus, as the West weighed possible military action against Syria's regime 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




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