• TOP STORIES

Jamaat  says no  to  polls

We will follow 1989-policy: Wani

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Aug 29: Influential politco-religious organization Jamaat-e-Islami Thursday categorically stated that it would not participate in the 2014 Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.The decision was taken at a meeting of the party’s top decision-making body, Markazi Majlis-e-Shoura (Central More


All fingers point at BOPEE Chairman

He used photocopies to make up for shortfall of Chemistry papers which necessitated cancellation of test

CET Mess

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Aug 29: Latest revelations are increasingly pointing to the fact that the entire blame of Common Entrance Test (CET)-2013 mess comes on Chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), RD Sharma. In brazen violation of norms, Sharma used photocopies of question papers to More


After State Govt’s silence, parents to approach GoI

CCA writes to PM, seeks BOPEE Chairman’s arrest

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Aug 29: Accusing the State government of failing to take cognizance of CET paper mess, a delegation of parents led by Prof. Mushtaq Siddiqi Thursday left for New Delhi to approach UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on the issue. The delegation is also proposed to meet several Union Ministers.< More


Inquiry term extended

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 29: Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday extended the term of inquiry being conducted into the paper mess of Common Entrance Test-2013.The term of the inquiry being conducted by Secretary General Administration Department, Ashraf Bukhari, has been extended up to 30.09. 2013, reads More


India, Pakistan to hold back- channel talks in Dubai

To firm up planned meeting between premiers of two countries

SNEHESH ALEX PHILIP

Islamabad, Aug 29: Former Foreign Secretary Shahryar Khan and ex-diplomat S K Lambah—the point-men for India-Pakistan back-channel diplomacy—will meet in Dubai to ease tensions and firm up a planned meeting between the premiers of the two countries, a media report said.The decision to initiate More


In India, 27 crore people live below poverty line

Population 123 Cr as of March 2012: Minister

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 29: India's population was estimated at 123 crore as of March 1, 2012, while as many as 27 crore people lived below the poverty line in 2011-12, Parliament was informed Thursday."The population as on March 1, 2012 has been estimated at 123 crore. Based on the estimated population More


Govt ‘kneels down’ before VDCs

No arrests, probe so far in Paddar killing

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Aug 29: The J&K government seems to have literally kneeled down before the infamous Village Defence Committees (VDCs) operating in this mountainous district as not a single person has so far been arrested in the abduction and killing of a villager in Padder area here during the recent More


Cash-starved JK set to procure another chopper for VIPs

Chief Secretary-Headed Committee To Fix Modalities

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Aug 29: The State Government Thursday gave its nod to a proposal by the Civil Aviation Department to add one more VIP helicopter to its fleet. A high-level committee headed by the State Chief Secretary Iqbal Khanday was constituted to work out the modalities for procurement of a ‘Light More


Change in recruitment process for IAS, IPS promotions

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 29: A state service officer may have to go through written test and interview to get promoted to IAS and IPS cadre under a revised scheme proposed by the government."It has been approved in principle, to consider a few changes in the scheme of selection process for recruitment to More





  • Briefs

Zahoor Watali gets Pugwash invitation

Srinagar, Aug 29: Zahoor Ahmad Watali, a prominent Kashmiri businessman, has been invited to Pugwash conference on Kashmir scheduled to be held at Islamabad from September 15-17.“International Pugwash More



  • National

Bhatkal arrested

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Aug 29: A mastermind of the banned Indian Mujahideen, Yasin Bhatkal has been arrested from Indo-Nepal border. He is a key suspect in several blasts since 2008. The arrest was the result of a More




  • Opinion

Imperialist’s cannon fodder

Had it been the reverse, Morsi would have been a sure shot for Nobel Prize

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

Just imagine had the protesters on sit-in near Al-Rabiya Masjids and Ramses Square and  other towns in Egypt been the secularist liberals, would the champions of democracy and ‘values’  responded More



  • Gk Features

Rediscovering Kashmir’s Forgotten Classical Music

Sufiyana Mausiqi has gradually faded away from the social and cultural life of Kashmir

FORGOTTEN LEGACY

NAUSHEEN NASEER

Mohammad Yaqoob Sheikh places his santoor on a wooden stand and picks up a pair of finely carved wooden mallets or kalems. He holds them carefully between his index and middle fingers. A deep, gripping More




  • Letters

Parking problem

The city centre, from Dalgate to Lal Chowk to Jahangir Chowk, has been experiencing acute parking menace due to the absence of sufficient parking sites. In fact all the Building Permission cases of shopping More



  • Friday Focus

Need for Constant Vigil

PROF G R MALIK

In what is known as the modern age, Islam has been harmed most by those people who bear Muslim names but do not actually believe in Islam. Such people interpret Islam either in terms of their favourite More



  • Business

Complimentary stays, free dinners nibble at govt revenue

SKICC IN THE SOUP

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 29: All is not well with Sher-I-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC).  A committee constituted to inquire into complaints received from conference organizers, has in its report More



  • Sports

TCI Cheetahs outplays Sachdeva Leopards

Hamid Nazir stars with 83

92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 29: TCI Cheetahs on Thursday outplayed Sachdeva Leopards in the high scoring encounter by seven wickets at Boys Higher Secondary School, Bijbehara ground. Batting first Sachdeva Leopards More



  • Kashmir

Congress, NC woo independents to control KAHDC

We Will Lead Council: Karbalai; Chairman Will Be Ours: Kamaal

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Aug 29: The fractured mandate given by the people to Congress and National Conference in Kargil Autonomous Hill Development Council (KAHDC) has forced both the parties to reach out to eight independent More



  • Srinagar City

PDP protests Achan stench, faces police batons

Brute Policing Govt Hallmark Even Against Foul Smell: Khurshid Aalam

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Aug 29: With no letup in stench emanating from Achan landfill site –the opposition Peoples Democracy Party(PDP) on Thursday took to Srinagar streets  -marking  the first ever protest More




  • Jammu

Driver dies while saving colleague

Tanker Caught Fire After Slipping Into Gorge, 2 Injured

MUHAMMAD TASKEEN

Banihal, Aug 29: Driver of a petrol tanker died here last night while trying to rescue another driver, trapped in a burning tanker that caught fire in an accident. Two others received critical burn injuries More



  • World

US, UK back down from immediate strike

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Cairo, Aug 29: The US and UK today appeared to have backed down from an immediate punitive military strike against Syria, even as embattled President Bashar al-Assad vowed that his country would emerge More



  • Court Watch

HC reserves judgement on reinvestigation

Issue Should Be Left To The Wisdom Of Trial Court: Government

ASIYA, NEELOFAR CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Aug 29: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday reserved the decision on a petition seeking reinvestigation of  ‘double rape and murder’ case of Asiya Jan and Neelofar whose bodies More




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