Army subverting peace: NC

‘In AFSPA Garb Troops Can’t Go On Doing What They Want; Machil Fake Encounter Triggered 2010 Unrest’



Srinagar, Dec 31: Virtually blaming the Army for “subverting” peace efforts in Kashmir, ruling National Conference (NC) Monday said “the armed forces shouldn’t repeat the mistakes that led to earlier spells of mass unrest in the Valley.”Strongly condemning the firing incidents at Chandgam and More



Pulwama, Dec 31: Curfew continued Monday for the fourth consecutive day in this South Kashmir district where forces allegedly resorted to firing on civilians at two separate places on Friday injuring nine persons.Reports said that police and paramilitary CRPF personnel, armed with sophisticated More

Valley observes shutdown


Srinagar, Dec 31: Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected Monday due to the shutdown called by separatists to protest the firing on civilians by forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Friday.The shutdown was called by Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Hurriyat More

Police to constitute SIT


Pulwama, Dec 31: After filing a criminal case against Army for allegedly opening fire on civilians in this South Kashmir town on Friday, police will take up the investigations soon by constituting a Special Investigating Team (SIT). The government has already ordered magisterial inquiry into the incident More

Hurriyat (G) seeks impartial probe

Srinagar, Dec 31: Hurriyat Conference (G) today reiterated its demand for impartial probe into the Pulwama firing by some neutral agency.In a statement today, Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said the announcement made by Omar Abdullah administration was an attempt to pacify the fury of the people More

PDP demands release of youth

Srinagar, Dec 31: The Peoples Democratic Party while condemning the continuous curfew in Pulwama town and its adjoining villages has criticized the NC-led Government for ‘unleashing reign of terror’ on the people of J&K.In a statement, the party chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar, senior leader More

Meeting Challenges In 2013

FUTILITY of measuring time in terms of days, months and years has often been stressed at the metaphysical level like in the words of the Bard of the East “Aik Zamaney Ki Rau Jis Mein Na Din Hai Na Raat” (a constant current of time that knows no day or night). But still the mankind has learnt no better More

Mainstream camp to gear up for big political battles ahead

National Conference To Reach-Out To Lost Roots; Peoples Democratic Party To Fight Against Corruption; Congress To Consult High Command


Srinagar, Dec 31: With the year 2012 over, the mainstream camp in J&K would be busy in 2013 to prepare for the big political battles ahead as the Parliament and state assembly polls are scheduled for 2014.The ruling National Conference (NC) wants to reach-out to its “lost roots” to revive More

‘12005 explosions in 23 yrs’


Jammu, Dec 31: Militants have triggered over 12,000 explosions and killed 1,770 people while injuring 15,725 persons during 23 years of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, according to a new report compiled by state home ministry.As many as 12,005 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and grenade blasts More

  • Briefs

Internal conditions will force New Delhi to change policy: DPM

Srinagar, Dec 31: The chairman of Democratic Political Movement (DPM) Firdous Ahmad Shah on Monday exuded hope that 2013 would mark a considerable progress vis-à-vis Kashmir issue and that the internal More

  • News

Damini’s family wants rapists hanged

New Delhi, Dec 31: Family of Damini (name changed), the 23-year-old medical student who died after being brutally gang-raped on December 16 said they would not rest until her killers are hanged as police More

  • Opinion

(Wel)Come 2013

Will this year be any different for Kashmiris?



Purely from the point of  view  the residents of  Jammu and Kashmir, let it be said that despite certain changes in the  mood  in the year gone by, not much has changed in the More

  • GK Magazine

The Karakul Cap

Wearing Karakul Cap seems to be symbolic in Kashmir for politicians especially of the mainstream genre!

Tuesday Take


The other day it was quite amusing to see the Chief Minister addressing the passing out parade of the police wearing a Karakul Cap. The wearing of these caps of different hues, shapes, and sizes seems More

  • Letters

Unemployment problem

Unemployment has been a constant threat to Kashmiri society and is increasing at a rate faster than ever. There are many people in Kashmir living below poverty line, but the government has not taken any More

  • Editorial

Cause of Concern

It is disturbing to note that once again students from Kashmir receiving education in institutions outside the state are harassed and intimidated. There have been reports that students undergoing various More

  • Business

JK Bank kicks off platinum jubilee celebrations

Chairman unveils special logo, calendar-2013


Srinagar, Dec 31: Chairman and CEO, J&K Bank Limited, Mushtaq Ahmad, today kicked off the Bank’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations and launched its special logo and calendar-2013 at its corporate headquarters More

  • Sports

Akber cruises to victory


Srinagar, Dec 31: Muhammad Akber of Chinar Cycling Club, Magam cruised to victory in the Tour-de-Gulmarg Snow cycling race held around Gulmarg bowl on Monday. The event organised by Pine Palace Resorts More

  • Kashmir

Crime Branch confirms Major Avtar’s death

Court Closes Jaleel Andrabi Case


Srinagar, Dec 31:  A court here on Monday closed the case against Major Avtar Singh, accused of killing noted lawyer and human rights activist Jaleel Andrabi, after the Crime Branch submitted death More

  • Srinagar City

New Year resolutions for Srinagar

‘WILL MAKE CITY GREEN, CLEAN’  Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Dr GN Qasba has made a New Year resolution to make Srinagar City green and clean.  Enumerating his New Year resolution More

  • Jammu

‘2012 important year in history of JK’

CM, Governor, DGP, Others Greet People On New Year


Jammu, Dec 31: A host of politicians, bureaucrats and police officers Monday greeted people of Jammu and Kashmir on New Year, hoping that it would ‘bring about peace and prosperity to the State.’  More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results



It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More

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