• TOP STORIES

Ahead of shutdown, Govt imposes restrictions

Protests In Pulwama, Magam

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 19: In view of the strike call given by Hurriyat Conference (G), the Government has decided to impose restrictions in sensitive areas across the Kashmir valley on Wednesday, while Section 144 CrPC was imposed in Srinagar district Tuesday evening.Geelani has appealed people to observe More


Court of Arbitration upholds India’s right to divert water

‘Delhi Bound To Maintain Minimum Flow To Pak’

KISHENGANGA HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Feb 19: An international court of arbitration on Indo-Pak dispute on Kishenganga hydroelectric project has upheld India’s right to divert water for the power plant, but said New Delhi is bound to maintain a minimum flow of water to protect the agricultural interests of Pakistan.The More


Hurriyat (G) protests Geelani’s house arrest

‘Haven’t Seen Such Restrictions On Him So Far’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 19: Hurriyat Conference (G) Tuesday questioned the continuous house arrest of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani in New Delhi since February 9, the day Muhammad Afzal Guru was sent to the gallows. The party said Geelani and his wife haven’t been allowed to come out of their room in New Delhi More


10 candidates in fray for LC polls

2 Nominations Rejected;No Contest For 3 Jammu Seats

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Feb 19: With the rejection of two nominations – one each for Kashmir and Jammu seats – 10 candidates are left in fray for the eight Legislative Council seats slated to go to polls on March 7.As per the scenario emerging after the scrutiny of nominations, all the three candidates on Jammu More


Handover Afzal’s body to family: Janta Dal (U)

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Feb 19: Janta Dal (U) president Sharad Yadav has said that it would be appropriate for the government to hand-over the body of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged on February 9, to his family.“It is my personal opinion that Guru’s body should be handed over to his family More


Life imprisonment for rape; suggests legal panel

Law Ministry Seeks CM’s Approval For Amending Laws

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 19: A committee constituted to recommend amending the existing laws related to sexual offences to make them stricter in Jammu and Kashmir has proposed life imprisonment for the offenders.State’s Law Minister Mir Saifullah said the report received by his office was sent to Chief Minister More


JK TO SET UP PANEL TO PROBE COMPLAINTS AGAINST COPS

Police Bill-2013 Likely To Be Tabled In Budget Session

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Feb 19: Jammu and Kashmir government will set up a State Police Complaints Authority to inquire into misconduct accusations against police personnel in the state.“The government shall within six months of the coming into force of this Act (J&K Police Act), establish a State Police Complaints More


Scores of youth, separatist activists detained

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 19: Apprehending trouble, police Tuesday reportedly launched fresh crackdown on youth and separatist workers across the valley to “prevent” protest rallies or disruption of peace.Though the police was tight-lipped over the issue, sources said scores of youth and separatist activists More





  • Briefs

JKLF defers Feb 20 sit-in program

Srinagar, Feb 19: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front has postponed its February 20 sit-in programme, citing proposed civil curfew on Wednesday.   “In wake of civil curfew, JKLF has postponed More



  • National

No change in policy for visa to Narendra Modi: US

AGENCIES

New Delhi, Feb 19:  The European Union recently ended its decade-long boycott of Narendra Modi, but the US has indicated that it will continue to deny the Gujarat Chief Minister a visa. US Assistant More




  • Opinion

Giving a damn about Kashmir

The simple moral world of the discourse on terror

VIEW POINT

RIYAZ AHMAD

It was disconcerting to watch television channels debate Afzal Guru’s execution. “Guru was a terrorist, why should Kashmir protest,” was how the debate was framed by most of the talking heads outside Kashmir More



  • GK Magazine

Afzal Guru's hanging has created a dangerously radioactive political fallout

By executing the Kashmiri in the way that it did, the Indian government has decided to fuel the process of destabilisation

COMMENT IS FREE

ARUNDHATI ROY

What are the political consequences of the secret and sudden hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru, the prime accused in the 2001 parliament attack, going to be? Does anybody know?The memo, in callous bureaucratese More




  • Letters

Guru letter

This refers to "I hope my forced silence will be heard" published on February 14 after the hanging of innocent Afzal Guru. What If media would have published it before hanging. The results would have been More



  • Editorial

Poor CDR

The recent State Level Bankers’ Committee Meet has again painted a grim picture of several areas of economy in Jammu and Kashmir. While there is no denying the fact that investment holds the key to underpin More



  • Business

PSU banks to strike work on Feb 20, 21

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Feb 19: All nationalized trade unions and public sector banks shall strike work for two days from February 20 to protest the price rise and “anti-economic policies” of the centre government.& More



  • Sports

JK Sports Policy in offing

Omar Directs For Categorization Of Sports

Jammu, Feb 19: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday directed for categorization of sports to ensure focused attention for balanced growth and development of various games. He also emphasized on formulation More



  • Kashmir

Occurrence not a fake encounter: HC

Censures Police For Not Taking Photograph Of Body

JANGLAT MANDI CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Feb 19: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday directed the Senior Superintendent of Police Anantnag (Islamabad) to entrust the Janglat Mandi fake encounter case to a gazetted officer for necessary More



  • Srinagar City

POLICE DETAIN MINORS IN SHAHER-E-KHAAS

We took stone pelters into preventive custody: Police

AFZAL HANGING AFTERMATH

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Feb 19: In the aftermath of protests against hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru, police have detained four minors in various areas of Shaher-e-Khaas.   Parents of these minors minced no More




  • Jammu

SSA in a shambles, admits School Education Minister

‘RMSA Yet To Make A Mark’

Patnitop, Feb 19: Minister for School Education Tara Chand Tuesday expressed dismay over the bleak performance in implementation of the schemes including SSA and RAMSA and regretted the “negligent attitude More



  • South Asia

Pak launches 'targeted operation' against Quetta militants

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Feb 19: Pakistan today ordered a "targeted operation" against militants in Quetta after nearly 90 people died in a terror attack last week in a Shia area in the restive southwestern city,  More



  • World

‘Sri Lankan army shot LTTE chief's son in cold blood’

AGENCIES

Colombo, Feb 19: The Sri Lankan government has described as "diabolical" the allegation, made by UK's Channel 4, that the country's armed forces executed the 12-year-old child of LTTE leader V Prabhakaran More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Teaching Social Skills in Schools

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

LIFE SKILLS

PUPINDER SINGH BALI

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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