• TOP STORIES

President promulgates anti-rape ordinance

Proposed Law Silent On AFSPA Review,Fate Of Politicians Involved In Sexual Abuse

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 3: Two days after it was cleared by the Union Cabinet, an ordinance on sexual violence against women under which rape that leads to death of the victim can now attract death penalty was Sunday promulgated by President Pranab Mukherjee. “The President of India has accorded his More


Centre’s response to AFSPA regrettable: Mufti Sayeed

GK NEWS NETWORK

Marh (Jammu), Feb 3: Welcoming prompt follow-up action on the Justice Verma committee report on crimes against women, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday regretted the government response to recommendations on AFSPA. “This is clearly a case of double-standards More


Verma panel report buried: KCSDS

Srinagar, Feb 3: A Kashmir-based civil society group Sunday slammed the Government of India over its proposed ordinance on crime against women. The Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies (KCSDS) chairperson Prof Hameeda Nayeem came out strongly against the proposed ordinance More


Cabinet rejig continues to cark State Congress

Disgruntled Leaders Explore Options On How To Register Protest

RESHUFFLE AFTERMATH

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 3: Weeks after the cabinet reshuffle-cum expansion in J&K’s ruling dispensation, simmering discontent is brewing in the state unit of the Congress with party’s senior leaders seriously mulling to approach the high command to lodge strong protest as most of them they feel “having More


Grand Mufti, Hurriyats join ‘reproving’ chorus

Music Part Of Kashmir’s Spiritual Culture: PDP

ROCK BAND ROW

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 3: Kashmir’s first-ever girls’ rock band has triggered a fresh row between the mainstream and separatist camp with Valley’s Grand Mufti, Mufti Bashir-ud-Din Sunday slamming Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for “expressing unnecessary support to a shameless act”. Reacting to reported More


Snow,rains lash Valley

Precipitation To Continue Till Feb 6: Met Office

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 3: Snow and rains lashed Kashmir valley since Sunday evening causing sharp dip in temperature while as Metrological Department forecasted heavy snow and rainfall till February 6. Traffic Department said subject to fair weather conditions and good condition of road all kinds More


Govt move to prosecute Nayeem Khan draws flak

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 3: Political parties including the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have flayed Jammu and Kashmir Government’s move to prosecute senior separatist leader Nayeem Ahmed Khan in a two-year old case. In a statement, Jammu Kashmir National Front strongly reacted to the move More


Action exposes NC’s ‘double-dealing’: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Feb 3: Condemning the “double-standards” practiced by the National Conference-led government in the state, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said prosecution of senior leader Nayeem Ahmed Khan was only the latest instance of the ruling party saying one thing and doing another More


4 minors injured in shell explosion

SUHAIL AJMAL

Chitaybanday (Bandipora), Feb 3: Four minors sustained injuries when a shell exploded at Aragam Chattabandy here in north Kashmir, witnesses said. “Children aged between 2 and 8 years were playing in open paddy fields this morning when they found an unexploded shell and started fiddling with it More


US conducted ‘intensive counseling’

LoC SKIRMISHES

AGENCIES

Washington, Feb 3: The United States was involved in “intensive counseling” during the recent crisis along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, urging both India and Pakistan to revive direct talks, says the State Department. Last month relations between India and Pakistan deteriorated rapidly More





  • Briefs

Inqilabi slams SASB

Srinagar, Feb 3: Chief Patron of Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi (MeA) Muhammad Azam Inqilabi Sunday alleged that the leaders in New Delhi don’t understand that “due to lingering Kashmir dispute entire South More



  • National

Ban on 'Vishwaroopam' lifted

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chennai, Feb 3: Clearing the way for screening of Kamal Haasan's Tamil movie "Vishwaroopam", the ban on it was lifted today, a day after the actor-director struck a compromise with Muslim groups to end More




  • Opinion

Reviving Plebiscite Front?

Some questions from the past finding answers in the present

Punchline

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

On a cold but not freezing February afternoon pushing my way through crowded and crushing Residency Road to a nearby bookshop I was stopped by an old time Plebiscite Front worker. Given to intolerance More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Training journalists of the future

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

TEACHING JOURNALISM

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

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

Brave heart

Mr. hameed was really a brave person. He was a year senior to me in DAV School Magarmal Bagh.I remember a fire incident near the school when he ran to extinguish fire and to help the inmates. That was More



  • Editorial

Gear up

Chilla-i-kalan is over, but the chill has not gone yet. We think that we are through the worst but we don't know the worse may have to follow. Winter in Kashmir has a dubious distinction of raring its More



  • Business

Daily Mail features Dal lake, houseboat

Recommends people to visit Kashmir

MUIKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Feb 3: In what could give fillip to high-end tourism in the Kashmir Valley, the United Kingdom’s leading tabloid Daily Mail has featured picturesque Dal lake and houseboat in its “pick of the More



  • Sports

Kolkata feat boosts Kashmir speedster’s Bangkok stint

Mehjoor Ali Likely To Play In Thailand

Srinagar, Feb 3: Unperturbed over snub by Ranji trophy selectors back home, Mehjoor Ali Sofi , the lanky speedster from Kashmir Valley continues with his good show with the ball in Kolkata league which More



  • Kashmir

JK Govt ‘forgets’ PaK returnees

Children Denied Admission In Schools; Families Suffer For Want Of Basic Amenities

SHAM REHABILITATION POLICY?

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Feb 3: The much-hyped Rehabilitation Policy is proving to be a damp squib with more than 200 ex-militants along with their families, who have returned back to Kashmir via Nepal, facing immense More



  • Srinagar City

Historic Eidgah ground faces official vandalization

UEED STARTS DRAIN CONSTRUCTION THROUGH IT TO CARRY SEWAGE OF ADJOINING AREAS

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Feb 3: Historic Eidgah ground is facing vandalisation as the State Government has started construction of a drain through it for carrying sewage of adjoining areas.    For past More




  • Jammu

3% reservation in govt jobs does no good to differently-abled persons

Recruiting Agencies Prefer Partially Handicapped Under Grab Of SRO 62

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Feb 3:  Notwithstanding the existing provision of three percent reservation for them, majority of differently-abled persons in Jammu and Kashmir are being denied government jobs in the State More



  • World

TTP to hold talks with govt if 3 politicians act as guarantors

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Feb 3: Asserting that it has no confidence in the army, the banned Pakistani Taliban today said it would hold talks with the government if three top politicians, including PML-N chief Nawaz More




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