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5 militants killed in Kangan shootout

Hizb Commander Asadullah, 4 associates trapped near Preng Bridge; Protests, Shutdown in Area after encounter

Hundreds participate in last rites; Hizb pays tribute

SHEIKH NAZIR

Kangan, Aug 30: Five militants were killed in an encounter with police and army in Kangan area of Ganderbal district in the wee hours of Friday.Superintendent of Police, Ganderbal, Shahid Meraj, told Greater Kashmir that on a tip off, army’s 24 RR and police laid ambush near Preng Bridge to trap More


SIT head likely to be sacked for ‘poor performance’

Gool Killings

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Aug 30:  The head of the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing civilian killings in Gool area of Ramban by Border Security Force (BSF) in July is likely be removed as investigations have not shown satisfactory results so far. Four persons, including a government lecturer and More


KAHDC: Independent candidates hold the key

NC, Cong explore ‘all options’ to get majority

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Aug 30:  The electoral situation in Kargil seems to be quite tricky after the fractured mandate given by the people in the polls to the Kargil Autonomous Hill Development Council (KAHDC). Both National Conference and Congress are now lobbying hard to get the majority to stake claim More


110,and counting

Budgam man set to taste second century time after successful cancer surgery

GK NEWS NETWORK

Budgam, Aug 30: A locality in this central Kashmir district, known as Dar Mohalla, is situated on the banks of famed karewas (ancient limestone deposits), not far from the Srinagar “International” Airport. The locality at Humhama is abuzz with activity these days with people waiting to welcome back More


Once again, Geelani barred from offering Friday prayers

Srinagar, Aug 30: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, who continues to be under house arrest since March 7, was again barred from offering Friday prayers today.“Since his arrival from Delhi, Geelani continues to be virtually in jail and a heavy contingent of police keeps a continuous More


Cong to discuss poll strategy in Jammu today

Azad, Ambika to hear party leaders

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Aug 30: Congress leaders would be deliberating on its strategy for upcoming Assembly elections during its day-long party convention here on Saturday with special emphasis on the options of pre-poll alliance with National Conference.Ambika Soni (MP), General Secretary of All India Congress More





  • Briefs

Ashok Bhan resigns from Govt's apex committee

Srinagar, Aug 30: Senior Congress Leader Ashok Bhan has resigned from the membership of the Apex Committee. The committee was tasked to help the State government for implementation of 6000 employment package More



  • National

Combative PM holds BJP responsible for economic crisis

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Aug 30: Taking the fight to the opposition camp Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has said that the prevailing turmoil in Parliament on account persistent disturbance by the premier opposition More




  • Opinion

Feelings from Kashmir

Is everything about the concert really apolitical!

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

The wizards of tyranny have created a very tricky situation: criticize the music concert you are damned; accept it as offshoot of peace, you are still damned.  Perhaps “hundreds of crores of rupees More



  • Gk Readings

The Great Vision: Reading Mystics

For the mystics there is no dead thing; everything is living

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

What do mystics say in so many verses? Can one sum it up in one couplet? I think yes. Just contemplate on the following verse.Rafta rafta voh meri hasti ka samaan ho gayaePahlae jan, phir jan-i-jan, phir More




  • Editorial

Food security and J&K

Government’s efforts should have been focussed on finding ways and means in reducing the food inflation

Weekend Comment

The passage of the Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha marks an important step towards right to food for the people in India. For Jammu & Kashmir the passage of the bill must act as a precursor to More



  • Business

Spurious chemicals eating away apple production in Kashmir: Experts

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 30: With scab and alterania disease threatening apple production, experts and the worrying growers blame “spurious” fungicides and pesticides being recommended by the Horticulture Department More



  • Sports

Ishtiyaq Rasools’ 101 powers Kehwa Kings to victory

92.7 BIG FM-J&K CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE

Srinagar, Aug 30: A superb knock of 101 runs by Ishtiyaq Rasool powered Kehwa Kings to victory against TCI Cheetah’s in the match played at Kashmir University ground here on Friday. Batting first More



  • Kashmir

Relatives of missing persons seek independent Commission of Inquiry

‘I Want To Live For The Day When I Could Hug And Kiss My Beloved Son’

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DISAPPEARED

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Aug 30: Amid gloom the International Day of Disappeared was observed in Kashmir on Friday with families of the missing persons asking the state government to institute an independent Commission More



  • Srinagar City

Shalimar Bagh vandalized for Zubin Mehta concert!

'Auditorium' Being Erected Over Mughal Era Fountains; Papier-Mâché Work Gets White Coat

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Aug 30: The Mughal emperors wouldn’t ever have it in their wildest imaginations that the majestic fountains of their royal gardens in Kashmir would someday be buried under iron planks to host More




  • Jammu

Flash floods damage border out posts,fencing

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Aug 30:  Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have damaged eight Border Out Posts (BOPs) and border fencing along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir. Due to flash floods, eight More



  • South Asia

'World community should play role to settle Kashmir issue'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Aug 30: Pakistan today asked the world community to play its role in resolving the dragging Kashmir dispute as India's insistence on settling the issue through bilateral talks has not produced More



  • Court Watch

Situation at Achan explosive: HC

‘Set Aside Codal Formalities To Install Leachate Plants’

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Aug 30: Declaring the situation at Achan land fill site as explosive warranting urgent action, J&K High Court on Friday directed the Chief Secretary to install two additional Leachate plants More




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