Youth dies amidst protests

Uneasy calm prevails in curfewed Valley

SUHAIL AJMAL/Shabir Ibn Yusuf

Sumbal/ Srinagar Feb 10: A youth died on Sunday when he was allegedly chased by policemen and was forced to jump in River Jehlum in north Kashmir’s Sumbal area in Bandipore district. However, Police denied that he was chased by the cops and claimed that he died when a boat he was traveling in capsized More

Curfew, media gag to continue till Friday


Srinagar, Feb 10: Curfew and curbs on local media are likely to continue in the Valley till Friday, official sources told Greater Kashmir. They said there were least possible chances of Government lifting the curfew and allowing local newspapers to hit the stands till Friday.None of the Valley More

5 injured in Watergam

Srinagar, Feb 11: Five persons were wounded when paramilitary CRPF men allegedly opened fire on protesters in Watergam area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday evening. The condition of the two injured who were shifted to SKIMS Soura is stated to be critical.Despite repeated attempts More

Afzal’s hanging would reinforce feeling of alienation in JK: Omar

‘Onus on New Delhi to prove this wasn't selective execution’

GK News Network

Srinagar, Feb 10: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday slammed Centre for hanging Afzal Guru saying, “Move will reinforce sense of alienation in the state, especially among young Kashmiris.”Chief Minister reiterated that the state had no role in Guru’s hanging. “The onus rests on the judiciary More

‘Something seriously wrong with the system’


GK Monitoring Desk

Srinagar, Feb 11: A controversy erupted today over the purported communication from the Centre to the family of Afzal Guru about the decision to hang him on Saturday with the family alleging that they came to know about his hanging from TV channels.Though Union Home Secretary R K Singh had yesterday More

Guru's belongings to be returned to his family


New Delhi, Feb 10: Afzal Guru's belongings like books, clothes, spectacles and a radio are likely to be returned to his family by authorities of Tihar Jail where he was hanged in an operation shrouded in secrecy."We will follow the jail manual on the issue," a senior Tihar Jail official said.

Government postpones Cabinet meeting

Decision on new Chief Secretary delayed; Lal arrives to hand over charge

GK News Network

Jammu, Feb 10: The cabinet meeting, which was scheduled for Monday, was postponed by the government late on Sunday evening, during the prevailing situation in the state.Official sources told Greater Kashmir that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was scheduled to chair a crucial cabinet meeting here on More

10 more CRPF companies to reach Valley today

State seeks re-enforcement


Srinagar, Feb 10: To tackle the fallout of hanging of Afzal Guru ten more companies of paramilitary CRPF would arrive in the Valley by Monday evening. “Force is arriving in Jammu on Sunday evening from New Delhi headquarters of CRPF. They would arrive in the Valley by Monday evening,” a senior police More

PDP hits at Congress led UPA for hanging Guru

It’s setback to peace process, has created trust deficit: Mehbooba

Muddasir Ali

Srinagar, Feb 10: Peoples Democratic Party Sunday attacked Congress led UPA Government over hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru saying it was an “unfortunate” move taken to combat opposition BJP and “divert attention” from the mounting corruption and bad governance at the center.The party said the execution More

  • Opinion

Between OIC and UN

How will the thinking emerge need be seen



Situation on the home turf during 2013 is difficult to predict- if it would be unruffled as all through 2012 or shaking as during 2010. However, there are indications that during the next ten months fulcrum More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Training journalists of the future

Ill-equipped departments, obsolete syllabus and inexperienced faculty worries journalism students



Um Roommana Sulaiman, 23, wants to become a successful television broadcaster like Mishal Husain of the BBC. A 4th semester student of journalism at the Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora More

  • Letters

Syllabus problem

This refer to the syllabus prescribed by the University of Kashmir for the screening test of academic arrangement of teachers 2013-14. Conducting screening test was an appreciable move. But the syllabus More

  • Editorial

Guru’s hanging

As we expected, the hanging of Afzal Guru has tipped valley into fresh turmoil.  Government has placed valley under a stringent curfew to prevent people from venting their anger on the streets. But More

  • Kashmir

Guru’s execution miscarriage of justice: Kashmiri leaders



Islamabad, Jan 10: Denouncing the hanging of Afzal Guru the Kashmiri leaders hailing from both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday termed his execution as “miscarriage of justice” and a stark More

  • Jammu

Congress set to block govt move

Reverting back SKIMS management


Jammu, Feb 10: A group of Congress ministers in the state were contemplating to oppose the government move to revert land, management and assets of the prestigious Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences More

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