• TOP STORIES

When Kashmir mechanic got stuck with UN observers during 1965 Indo-Pak war

Najar’s 45-Year Stint At UNMOGIP Office In Srinagar Earned Him Gold Medal, Peace Prize

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 31: He was just 15 when he landed at the office of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) at Sonwar here. A mechanic by profession, little did he know that the wheel of his fate would catapult in a direction where the UN would become a source of survival More


‘Unrest’ in JK Congress

Leaders Smell Conspiracy, Express Displeasure With Party High Command

RESHUFFLE FALLOUT

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Jan 31: The recent reshuffle in the council of ministers in Jammu and Kashmir seems to have ruffled many feathers in the State Congress, with majority of its cadres expressing strong displeasure over the party High Command’s move to ‘cut most of the senior legislators to size.’Sources told More


Omar meets Sonia, Dr Singh, Shinde

Seeks Financial Assistance, Exemption From Recovery Of Cost On Central Forces

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Jan 31: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had separate meetings with the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde here Thursday in which issues pertaining to the development and prevailing peace situation in Jammu and Kashmir More


NC’s Nawa-e-Subah in PDD’s defaulters list

Owes Rs 7.80 Lakh Electricity Charges To Power Department

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 31: Nawa-e-Subah, the headquarters of ruling National Conference here, figures in the fresh list of consumers who have defaulted on payment of electricity bills to the Power Development Department (PDD).In the list, which appeared in some local dailies, the PDD has shown that the More


NOW, AMARNATH YATRA FOR 55 DAYS

To Begin On June 28; No Pilgrim Registration Without Health Certificate: Shrine Board

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Jan 31: The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board Thursday announced that the annual pilgrimage would start this year on June 28 and end on August 21. The decision was arrived at by the Board in a three-hour meeting in New Delhi chaired by J&K Governor NN Vohra, who is also the Chairman More


MHA asks JK Govt to review separatists’ security

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 31: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the Jammu and Kashmir Government to go for a ‘detailed review’ of the security of separatist leaders in Kashmir. The Government has also been asked to offer security to the separatist leaders who have denied the cover so far.
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Magisterial probe begins

Mian Altaf Visits Bereaved Family

IMRAN KHAN

Thanamandi (Rajouri), Jan 31: The magisterial probe ordered in a mysterious blast, which killed two minors here yesterday, began on Thursday. The Minister for Forests Mian Altaf Ahmad visited Thanamandi and handed over ex-gratia relief to the bereaved family.Official sources said the Additional More





  • Briefs

‘Ban of private practice big relief to people’

Srinagar, Jan 31: Calling the ban on private practices of Head of Departments as big relief to the ailing people of Jammu and Kashmir, the People’s Forum, an NGO, on Thursday said the move would improve More



  • National

Cabinet clears revised draft of Lokpal Bill

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Jan 31: In a significant development ahead of the coming Budget Session of Parliament, the Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared the new-revised Lokpal Bill despite certain objections raised to More




  • Opinion

Congratulations Minister

New broom sweeps clean, fights cronyism, partisanship and prejudice

MY TAKE

DR ABDUL MAJID SIRAJ

Congratulations  Ministers of governance. You have  already demonstrated how keen you are in working towards creating jobs, providing basic energy needs, efficient transport and  traffic More



  • GK Features

Kashmir, the invisible sufferer

Kashmir bears the brunt every time there is an Indo-Pak border flare-up

INDIA, PAKISTAN AND KASHMIR

ABID BASHIR

The recent skirmishes at the Line of Control may have forced the two nuclear powers to calm down and stick to the cease-fire agreement, but Kashmir has already received a big jolt. History bears testimony More




  • Letters

Juvenile acts

This refers to the issue of juvenile acts. If the government can issue a two-wheeler license to an under-16 child, how can they stop implementing juvenile acts from happening?Rizwan RashidRizwanrr89@gmail More



  • Friday Focus

The Western Barrier

PROF G R MALIK

The unfortunate psychological barrier that exists between the West and Islam has its origin in the Medieval era of European history. This era was dominated by Pauline Christianity which regarded renunciation More



  • Business

JK gears up to host 2 mn tourists this year

Govt to free hotels, guesthouses from forces: Kichloo

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 31: Looking forward to host two million tourists this year, J&K Government is preparing a new Master Plan to cater to the heavy rush.  “We have almost prepared a new Master Plan More



  • Sports

Indo-Pak LoC tension takes toll on Heli-Ski in Kashmir

Half Season Past, Defence Ministry Yet To Grant NoC

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Jan 31: It seems that recent Indo-Pak Line of Control (LoC) tension has taken its toll on the third season of Kashmir Heli-Skiing as the Defence Ministry is yet to grant a No-Objection Certificate More



  • Kashmir

Authorities shielding killers, alleges victim’s father

WAMIQ FAROOQ’S 3RD DEATH ANNIVERSARY

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 31: Farooq Ahmed Wani, father of Wamiq Farooq, 13 year old teenage boy, killed allegedly in police action in old city in 2010, on Thursday accused authorities of shielding policemen involved More



  • Srinagar City

Draft Master Plan envisions green Srinagar

Over 50 Percent Of City’s Total Area Proposed To Be Reserved For Agricultural Land, Forests, Water Bodies

Protection Enhanced For Dal, Nigeen, Aanchar Lakes, Hokersar Wetland

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Jan 31: If all goes well, the historic Srinagar City which has faced massive onslaught of haphazard concrete constructions over the years, will emerge as a greener city with vast agricultural More




  • Jammu

Land conversion committee reconstituted

Jammu, Jan 31: The Deputy Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly has appointed former Minister and MLA, Qamar Ali Akhoon as the chairman of the Committee to look into the illegal encroachment of wet lands More



  • South Asia

Musharraf claims Kargil was a big success militarily for Pak

‘We lost only 270 soldiers as against India’s 1600 men’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 31: Claiming that his 1999 Kargil operation was a "big success militarily", former President Pervez Musharraf has said that if the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had not visited the US More



  • GKeducation&Careers

SUCCESS STORIES

AAQIB ASHRAF

After outshining boys in the merit list of recently announced class 10thresults, girls have yet again excelled by topping in the recently declared class 12th annual board results. Out of the thirty students More




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