Normalcy after 9 days



Srinagar/Islamabad Feb 18: Life limped back to normal in the Valley on Monday after nine days of curfew and strike in the aftermath of the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru at Tihar Jail in New Delhi on February 9. Meanwhile, south Kashmir’s Islamabad and Pulwama towns observed a shutdown against the More

Woman’s death triggers protest

‘She Died During Nocturnal Raid’; Police, Army Deny


Kulgam, Feb 18: The death of a 60 year old widow due to a heart attack during a nocturnal raid conducted by the Army and the Police triggered massive protests in Kaimoh area of this south Kashmir district on Monday. Several persons, including six cops, were injured during the protests following which More

Khanday takes over as Chief Secretary

Lal Relieved To Join Central Govt; Vyas Gets Additional Charge Of Finance


Jammu, Feb 18: After over a month of speculations, Jammu and Kashmir Government Monday appointed Muhammad Iqbal Khanday, a 1978 batch IAS officer, as the new Chief Secretary of the state. He replaced Madhav Lal, who has been appointed as Secretary in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises More

Congress stalls move to revert SKIMS to SK Trust

ReT Honorarium Enhanced, CSC On Saghir Report Reconstituted

Jammu, Feb 18: Congress Monday blocked a government move to revert the management, land and other assets of prestigious Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar to the Sher-e-Kashmir National Medical Institute Trust.It was reliably learnt that as the issue came up for discussion More

12 nominations filed for Legislative Council polls

Revolt In Congress, PDP To Back Dudha


Jammu/Srinagar, Feb 18: While six coalition candidates filed their nomination papers for the upcoming Legislative Council (LC) polls, serious differences cropped-up in state unit of the Congress as one of its “disgruntled” leaders filed nomination papers without the party’s consent.At the same More

Ishfaq quits Cong


Srinagar, Feb 18: In what could be seen as a major setback for the state Congress, one of its key members from central Kashmir, Sheikh Ishfaq Monday resigned from the basic membership of the party “for being denied candidature for Legislative Council (LC) polls.”“I was promised MLC berth by the More

JK to set up State Security Commission


Jammu, Feb 18: Jammu and Kashmir government will set up a State Security Commission (SSC) to be headed by the Chief Minister to review security scenario in the state and frame policy guidelines under the proposed J&K Police Bill 2013.“The government within six months of the coming into force More


Strike On Feb 20, 21; ‘No Alternative To Bandhs’


Srinagar, Feb 18: Asserting that there is no alternative to strikes, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Monday appealed people to observe complete strike on February 20 and 21 and to stage mass protests after 12 pm on Friday with a single demand- “return Muhammad Afzal Guru’s body.” More

JKLF for shutdown, protests on Friday

Srinagar, Feb 18: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has called for shutdown and protests on February 22, Friday, against the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru, killings and arrests in the state.“We call for daylong shutdown and protests on Friday against the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru and continued More

Intelligence agencies scuttled APM: Er Rashid

‘Won’t Give Up LA Seat’


Srinagar, Feb 18: Independent MLA Engineer Rashid Monday accused the mainstream parties of staying away from a meeting called by him to chalk out joint strategy for getting back the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru. Rashid, however, refused to quit as a member of the Legislative Assembly (LA) to ‘protest More

SC stays Veerapan associates’ execution


New Delhi, Feb 18: The Supreme Court has stayed till further orders execution of four accomplices of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan who was killed by police in an encounter 2004. They were awarded capital punishment in 2004 for a landmine blast in Karnataka that had left 22 police personnel dead.

‘Centre unlikely to return Afzal Guru’s body’

New Delhi, Feb 18: Government is likely to turn down the request of family of Muhammad Afzal Guru, who was hanged and buried in Tihar jail, for handing over his body.A senior Home Ministry official said a final decision in this regard will be taken soon and the Jammu and Kashmir government will More

  • Briefs

Continue agitation till GoI returns bodies: Aasiya

Srinagar, Feb 18: Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Aasiya Andrabi on Monday demanded that Government  of India should return the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru, who was hanged at Tihar Jail in New More

  • Opinion

Kashmiris wounded

and the wound will fester for all the time to come



For a strange reason, I suddenly feel ashamed. I can't somehow face my dear Kashmiri Muslim friends. It feels like an assault on their helplessness. Feb 9, 2013, the day when Afzal Guru is “hanged until More

  • GK Magazine

The desperate politicians

Afzal Guru’s execution is a desperate ploy by a calculating Congress Party



One has often heard Indian Muslim intellectuals warn that there isn’t much of a real difference between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Their policies are essentially one and the same. The More

  • Letters

Just inhuman

On one hand Indian administration tries to pacify the situation, on the other they resort to inhuman means. The two things can't go together. 100 plus people were killed from 2008 and the process continues More

  • Editorial

Pepper Guns

The death of sixty year old citizen, whether asthmatic or not in old city due to pepper gas cannot be brushed aside as something routine. It is, by all standards, a human right violation. Studies conducted More

  • Business

CM for bringing clearance of IUs under PSGA

Interacts with SKEWPY entrepreneurs


Jammu, Feb 18: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday expressed satisfaction over the “popularity of SKEWPY" among educated youth, underlining the need for bringing the clearance process for launch of economic More

  • Sports

Chief Commissioner Scouts condole Affandi demise

Srinagar, Feb 18: The Chief Commissioner, J&K Scouts & Guides, Khwaja Farooq Renzu Shah has condoled the demise of Ahmad-ullah-Affandi who passed away on Monday.Affandi, was one among the basic More

  • Kashmir

Don’t beg for return of martyrs’ bodies: Salahuddin

Srinagar, Feb 18:  The Chairman of the United Jehad Council Chairman Syed Salahuddin on Monday called on Kashmiris in general and family of Afzal Guru in particular not to ‘beseech for return of his More

  • Srinagar City


Chaos due to sudden vehicular rush: SP Traffic


Srinagar, Feb 18: After a continuous spell of curfew and strikes for nine consecutive days, various roads of the City on Monday witnessed chaos due to long traffic jams.  Long traffic jams were witnessed More

  • Jammu

NC-Cong Govt enhancing people’s pain: Mehbooba

Jammu Feb 18: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the Congress-NC coalition was only enhancing the pain caused by the unholy haste and secrecy adopted in the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru More

  • News

Militants storm govt complex in Peshawar; 7 killed


Islamabad, Feb 18: Two suicide attackers disguised as security personnel blew themselves up after storming a government complex in the restive Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan today, killing five people More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Teaching Social Skills in Schools

We need to teach social skills to our students to deal with personal emotional states



We live in a competitive world and being globally connected, we need to understand and experience diverse culture of our state. We would need to determine whether every child in our state is ready to contribute More

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