• TOP STORIES

2 STUDENTS AMONG 3 HELD FOR ‘THREATENING’ PRAGAASH

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 7: Police have arrested three youth—Tariq, Rameez and Irshad—for their alleged involvement in threatening Kashmir’s first all-girls rock band Pragaash. More arrests are likely in the coming days.“We have arrested three persons during last night,” Senior Superintendent of Police, More


Families question ‘selective justice’

KHALID GUL/SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Islamabad/Srinagar, Feb 7: The family of a youth arrested in Islamabad (Anantnag) last night, on charges of threatening girls band Pragaash, has accused police of implicating him. 23-year old Tariq Majid Khan son of Abdul Majid Khan, a post-graduate in English Literature was arrested from his residence More


Chief Minister glad over arrests

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Ajmer, Feb 7: Government will not spare those who issued threats to Kashmiri girl band, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Thursday, but maintained there was no need for legal action against the grand mufti who issued Fatwa terming singing as un-Islamic.Abdullah, during a visit More


NC begins ‘Mission 2014’

*Accommodates Annoyed Faces*Eyes South Kashmir Bastions*Foresees

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 7: With an eye on the 2014 Assembly elections, the ruling National Conference Thursday accommodated many ‘annoyed’ faces in its restructured provincial committee. While the party is eying to grab many a South Kashmir bastions, which are otherwise understood to be a stronghold of opposition More


Won’t ally with NDA: Omar

Ajmer, Feb 7: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Thursday ruled out the possibility of any coalition with NDA in the 2014 general elections. “Jammu and Kashmir National Conference will not join NDA,” Chief Minister and party President Omar Abdullah told reporters here.Abdullah was here along More


Public hearings begin at Jammu

Sadhotra,Rana Assure ‘Inclusive Development’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 7: Minister for Planning, Labour and Employment Ajay Kumar Sadhotra Thursday reiterated the commitment of National Conference to involve grassroots level workers in the decision-making process. He also said that NC workers’ role is important in framing policies and programs for the overall More


‘Recruitment drive in offing for JK youth’

It’ll Help Tackle Problem Of Unemployment: Rather

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 7: Reiterating that the remaining two years of the present dispensation will “turn around” the socio-economic emancipation of Jammu and Kashmir, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdur Rahim Rather Thursday said the “main thrust will be on creation of as many job opportunities More


Lobbying for 8 seats intensifies

Coalition,Opposition Count Numbers; Open Ballot System Expected

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL POLLS

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Feb 7: With the announcement of elections for eight seats to the Legislative Council falling vacant on March 16, hectic lobbying has begun among the ruling coalition and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to muster the number and secure their berth in the Upper House.Insiders in political More


OIC backs Pak call for ‘fact-finding’ mission in JK

REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI

Islamabad, Feb 7: Backing Pakistan, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Thursday asked India to allow a OIC fact-finding mission, international rights groups and humanitarian organisations to visit Jammu and Kashmir to assess the rights situation.A joint communique adopted at an OIC summit More


Roshni Scheme: Now left out occupants can claim State land

‘REVENUE DEPARTMENT WORKING OUT MODALITIES’

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 7: Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling procedural review of the Roshni scheme to allow ‘left out authorized occupants’ stake ownership rights over the State land.Sources said the Revenue Department was working out modalities in this regard which would be placed before Cabinet More





  • Briefs

IRC donates relief material

Srinagar, Feb 7: The Indian Red Cross Society donated relief material and wheel chairs to the differently able children in a health camp held at Boniyar Uri in north Kashmir.The health camp was organized More



  • National

Madhav Lal appointed MSME Secretary

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 7: Madhav Lal has been appointed as the Secretary in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). He succeeds Vivek Rae, who has become Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum More




  • Opinion

Educate them

Coercion has never worked. It all depends on how we bring up our children and inculcate values in them

ROCK BAND

MEHBOOB MAKHDOOMI

These three little souls of our community should not be embarrassed or harassed by us to the extent that they start hating us. Actually, theirs is a very little fault and I can understand how tough it More



  • GK Features

The difficulty of being a domestic help

Unnoticed and often ill-treated, she struggles to earn a respectable living for her family

CONCERN

FAYAZ SAFVI

She heads off to work at eight in the morning, makes breakfast for her morning employer, readies her children for school and juggles many other roles. She works 10 hours a day with one hour lunch break More




  • Letters

BBA again

This is a follow up to what has been already brought to the notice of the Vice Chancellor through your esteemed daily. It's about BBA Third year results of a paper titled Quantitative Technique, code no More



  • Friday Focus

The Subcontinental Barrier

PROF G R MALIK

The psychological barrier that stands between Islam and non-Muslims of the subcontinent has a long and complex history. Islam reached the subcontinent through its selfless votaries, like the Muslim traders More



  • Business

SC pulls up CBI in Babri Masjid demolition case

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 7: CBI's submission in the Babri Masjid demolition case that senior BJP leader L K Advani and others had committed a 'national crime' drew a sharp reaction from the Supreme Court which asked More



  • Sports

MIR INAUGURATES SKI LIFT, HELI PORT, SOLAR PLANT AT GULMARG

‘National Level Ski Championship At Gulmarg From February 11’

Gulmarg, Feb 7: Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, on Thursday inaugurated a state-of-the-art Ski lift, Ski rescue base and Ski heli port at the world famous ski-resort here. He also laid foundation More



  • Kashmir

After SSA muddle, RMSA implementation also tardy

UPGRADED SCHOOLS SUFFER FOR WANT OF STAFF

Concern

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Feb 7: After failing to effectively implement Government of India’s flagship scheme Sarava Shiksha Abhyan (SSA) at the elementary level, the state’s Education Department is now dallying on implementation More



  • Srinagar City

SET UP EXPERT COMMITTEE: NLCO TO GOVT

‘It should not be prepared in a hush-hush manner’

MASTER PLAN REVIEW

Srinagar, Feb 7: Nigeen Lake Conservation Organisation (NLCO) has welcomed the mid-term review of the Srinagar Master Plan 2001-2021 undertaken by the Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) and sought participation More




  • Jammu

Senior Army officers call on Guv

Jammu, Feb 7: Senior Army officers including Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, GOC-in-C, Western Command; Lt Gen Anil Bhalla, GOC, 9 Corps and Maj Gen Ashwani Kumar, GOC, 26 Infantry Div, called on Governor NN Vohra More



  • South Asia

'Suicide bombing, killing of innocent people un-Islamic'

REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI

Islamabad, Feb 7: A group of 50 prominent Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa (edict) that states the killing of innocent people, targeted killings and suicide bombings are un-Islamic. The Sunni More




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