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LoC clash: UN steps in

*World Body To Probe Pak Complaint Of ‘Cross-LoC Raid By India’ *UNMOGIP Has No Role: New Delhi *Islamabad Hopes Ceasefire Violations Won’t Derail Peace Process

YOSHITA SINGH

United Nations, Jan 10: The UN observer force in Kashmir will probe a Pakistani complaint of alleged ceasefire violation by Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in which it claims a Pakistani soldier was killed.Pakistan has complained to the United Nations Military Observer More


Pak again violated ceasefire in Poonch sector: Army

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 10: Army on Thursday said Pakistan fired at Indian posts in the Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir, the scene of Tuesday's brutal killing of two  Indian soldiers by Pakistani Army troops. “The Pakistani troops' firing started in the Battal area in Poonch sector at 1630 More


Trade Halted In Poonch

Uri bus service on

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 10: With India and Pakistan trading fire at Line of Control, the Srinagar- Muzaffarabad bus service is plying normally but authorities said further course of action will depend on the situation. However LoC trade was suspended on Thursday in Chakan-da-Bagh Poonch.The bus services More


United States to help de-escalate situation

LALIT K JHA/PTI

Washington, Jan 10: Concerned over the rise in tension between India and Pakistan over the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers, the US said it has been counseling both governments to de-escalate the situation and has instructed its envoys there to work in this direction.Secretary of State Hillary More


WHAT TRIGGERED THE CLASHES

A 70-Year Old Grandmother Crossing LoC?

GK MONITORING DESK

Srinagar, Jan 10: Two New Delhi-based newspapers have suggested that the current fatal clashes between India and Pakistan may have been triggered by a 70-year old woman crossing the Line of Control in Kashmir.The reports say commanders breached a ceasefire accord by ordering new observation posts More


Another soldier killed by Indian forces: Pak Army

Islamabad, Jan 10: The Pakistani military said Indian soldiers shot and killed a Pakistani soldier on Thursday, the third deadly cross-border incident reported in five days in Kashmir region, Pakistani media reported.“Pakistan Army soldier, Havildar Mohyuddin, embraced shahadat (martyrdom) due More


‘No compromise’

Congress Says NC Has To Fall In Line

PERMANENT RESIDENT CERTIFICATE ROW

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Jan 10: After a tug-of-war over implementation of 73rd constitutional amendments in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress has now put a defiant face against its coalition alliance National Conference over grant of Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs) to the West Pakistan refugees in the State.Informed More


Hurriyat (G) threatens agitation

Srinagar, Jan 10: The Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said it will oppose the government’s move to settle the West Pakistan refugees in Jammu and Kashmir as the step is aimed to assault the special status of the State.In a statement issued here, a Hurriyat (G) spokesman said More


JCC strike: Police beats up employees

200 Arrested

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Jan 10: Police Thursday used force and resorted to lathi-charge to foil a massive protest demonstration called by the Joint Consultative Committee of the state employees. Police arrested more than 200 employees here.In Jammu, police however desisted from using force on the protesting More


JK cabinet reshuffle: Sonia chairs meeting at 10-Janpath

Changes In Council Of Ministers In Next Few Days

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 10: In the run up to the reshuffle in the council of ministers in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress President Sonia Gandhi Thursday presided over a meeting in New Delhi to discuss the induction of party’s new faces in the state cabinet besides reallocation of portfolios of the existing More


CJ inaugurates fast track courts

Jammu, Jan 10: Jammu and Kashmir became the first northern state to have fast track courts for trail of cases pertaining to the offences against women.Chief Justice of the state Justice M M Kumar Thursday inaugurated five Fast Track courts, including one each in the two capital cities of Srinagar More


Dravid asks Dhoni to quit T20 captaincy but lead in Tests

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 10: Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has thrown his weight behind the beleaguered Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying that he is the “only man” capable of leading the Test team but should quit Twenty20 captaincy to avoid becoming “stale”. “Not only is Dhoni the only man to lead India More





  • Briefs

Traffic to ply from Jammu to Srinagar today

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 10: Traffic shall ply from Jammu to Kashmir on highway tomorrow in case of fair weather conditions, Inspector General of Police, Traffic said in a statement. “All kinds of vehicles including More




  • Opinion

Paraypora shock

This must change our way of thinking about the principle of crime and punishment

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGIREE

‘We die a thousand times when we see killers of our daughters. We hang our heads at the court room as we have committed crime, while the killers of my daughter  (Romana Javid) raise their heads proudly More



  • GK Features

‘Tell us, where is our son?’

Eight years after his disappearance, Shabir’s ailing parents live in misery

KASHMIR’S DISAPPEARED

MAJID MAQBOOL

“We don’t want to talk about our son,” the ailing mother of Shabir Ahmad Dar,  who disappeared eight years ago, says at the door of their modest two-room home in Noorbagh, Qamarwari. “We’re tired More




  • Letters

RIP Shyamji

1pm ET, 11:30 pm IST. It is a call from India and the screen shows it is Javed Jalib. He is a sort of incoherent and I could feel he was totally shattered. An odd time to call and the caller not his usual More



  • Friday Focus

Entering Islam in Entirety

PROF G R MALIK

The Quran calls on all those who profess faith to enter Islam in entirety (udkhuloo fi al-silmi qaffah). What does this entry in its entirety imply?First it denotes a change of outlook about human existence More



  • Business

Kashmir consumers shell out Rs 400 cr for power

Shabir for reforms to bridge gap between supply and revenue collection

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 10: Underscoring the significance of the energy sector in the economic development of the State, Minister of State for Power, Shabir Ahmed Khan Thursday called for necessary reforms to bridge More



  • Sports

'Pujara unlikely to play in home ODI'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Prolific Saurashtra middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who slammed his career’s second Ranji Trophy triple hundred on Thursday, may have to wait a little more to make his ODI debut, Indian captain More



  • Kashmir

KCSDS seminar presses for stringent laws

Speakers Say Cops Must Focus On Investigation, Stop Moral Policing

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jan 10: The Valley-based civil society members and students Thursday launched a crusade against the violence inflicted on women to push the government for making stringent laws to prevent such More



  • Srinagar City

Police raids unjustified :CCA

Srinagar, Jan 10: Coaching Centres’ Association (CCA) on Thursday called on Director Education MS Rather and discussed various issues confronting them including raids by police.   In a statement More




  • Jammu

Cabinet approves draft ordinance

NEW RECRUITMENT RULES

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 10: The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday accorded approval to an ordinance on amending some of the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services, Decentralization and Recruitment Act More



  • News

43 killed in 4 bomb attacks in Pakistan

REZAUL H LASKAR/PTI

Islamabad, Jan 10: Forty-three people were killed and over 120 others injured in four bomb attacks in the restive Pakistani provinces of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa today, with terrorists targeting More



  • Islamabad

Old town demands marriage hall

Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 10: Residents of this south Kashmir town have urged the authorities to construct a marriage hall in the town.  “Residents of old town face tremendous problems during marriage More




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