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Respect LoC, India tells Pakistan

Pak Summons Indian Envoy, Serves Demarche; DGMOs In Regular Touch

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 11: Underlining the need for respecting the sanctity of Line of Control, India Friday told Pakistan that it had only resorted to “controlled response” to the “unprovoked” firing by Pakistani army yesterday along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.This was conveyed More


Truce must continue: Omar

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Pune, Jan 11: Amidst escalating tension along the Indo-Pak border, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said the ceasefire between the two countries must continue because its violation adversely affects the population of the militancy-affected state. Abdullah, asked to react More


Soldiers’ killing a turning point: A K Antony

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 11: India Friday said the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir were a matter of “serious concern” and the provocative action of killing of two soldiers was a “turning point.”Defence Minister A K Antony said there were “enough troops” in Jammu More


Kashmir violence could turn ugly: Hafiz Saeed

REUTERS

Islamabad, Jan 11: Jamaat-u-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attack, Friday said India was trying to destabilize Pakistan and predicted violence in the Kashmir region could get “ugly.”“We do not want any force to be used or any military operation for this. But the More


Pak suspends cross-LoC bus service

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Jan 11: In yet another setback to cross-LoC travel, Pakistan today decided to suspend “Carvan-e-Aman” bus service between Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) and Jammu and Kashmir.There would be no bus service on Monday.“Pakistan has suspended the cross-LoC bus service between Chakan More


Indian troops on alert at border with Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Jan 11: Tension on Friday prevailed along the India-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir where Army was on alert after repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops."The borderline with Pakistan is tense. But the situation is under control (along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir)", an More


Sarpanch shot dead in Sopore

Cowardly Act: Omar; Premature To Say Who Killed Mir: Police

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 11: Unidentified gunmen Friday shot dead a Sarpanch in Sopore Tehsil of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, taking the number of such killings to five in the past less than two years. The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah termed the killing as a “cowardly act” and hoped that police would More


Attack widely condemned

Srinagar, Jan 11: Cutting across party lines, the mainstream camp has termed the killing of a Sarpanch in Sopore as an inhuman act and direct attack on democracy.Reacting to the killing, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand said that such acts are the attempts of certain elements to keep the people More


JK legislators push for ‘goodwill visit’ to Pakistan

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 11: Close on the heels of Hurriyat (M) visit to Pakistan, the two houses of the J&K legislature have approached Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to get requisite permission for their  members to undertake a visit to the neighboring country for “promoting goodwill.”Speaker of More


After 150 years, JK set to have new Police Act

Draft Legislation Will Be Made Public Soon: MoS Home

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 11: After a span of over 150 years, Jammu and Kashmir is all set to get a new Police Act as the state government has finalized the draft legislation for “wider public consultation.”The draft legislation of the Act is being made public by the government for debate after discussing More


JCC to give ‘last chance’ to Govt

5th Phase Of Agitation To Commence In February

ZAHID MAQBOOL/ABHINAV VERMA

Srinagar, Jan 11: The Joint Consultative Committee, an umbrella body of various government employees’ unions and associations in Jammu and Kashmir, Friday said their fifth phase of agitation will commence in February. The time in between, according to the Committee, shall serve as a “breathing space More


CSC gets 7th extension

Justice Sagheer Report

Jammu, Jan 11: Faced with continuous lack of consensus among its members, the Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC), constituted to look into the recommendations of Justice Sagheer led Working Group on Centre-State relations, got another extension till April 30 to submit its report.Official sources said More


Geelani visits acid victim at Apollo

Srinagar, Jan 11: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Friday visited the acid victim at the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi.“He expressed sympathy with the victim and her family. He also prayed for her speedy recovery. Later Geelani had a talk with doctors about her health. Doctors More





  • Briefs

AJKPC demand security

Srinagar, Jan 11: All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) Friday urged the government to provide security to the Sarpanchs and Panchs of sensitive areas including those representing various More



  • National

President awards Census Medals

Farooq Faktoo among recipients

New Delhi Jan 11: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday presented the Census Medals for extraordinary performance at the Census 2011 here. Among those who received medals include Commissioner-Secretary More




  • Opinion

Towards chaos

Is this the way to educate our young generation?

Words within

FIRDOUS SYED

The horrible dastardly act of acid throwing on an innocent woman has expectedly caused a deep stir in the society. The widespread condemnation is indicative of the fact that how extremely perturbed Kashmiri More



  • GK Weekend

When I met Dilip Kumar

I was called to see Dilip Sahib at Bakhshi house behind Natraj hotel on circuit road

NOSTALGIA

DR. MIRZA ASHRAF BEG

Pahalgam, a place where you get a chance to know a variety of personalities from all over the world. The horse owner and the millionaire riding his horse or a laborer and an aristocrat from Bombay become More




  • Letters

Balanced view

The growing mess of tuition centers is a common concern. But we must not make sweeping generalizations about the whole issue. Many doctors and engineers are produced by them every year. Moreover, many More



  • Editorial

LoC Hostilities

The ongoing hostilities across the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan have aroused nervousness and anxiety across the globe. The United Nations (UN) has expressed its concern on the situation More



  • Business

LPG portability launched: JK still to wait few months

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 11: Here is some good news for the cooking gas consumers. Central government today launched LPG portability scheme on the lines of mobile phone services, enabling the consumers to change More



  • Sports

Gulmarg Ski Cup from January 18

Srinagar, Jan 11: The Tourism Department, Kashmir is going to organise a three-day Gulmarg Ski Cup at Gulmarg from January 18 to 20. The competitions will be held in Slalom and Giant Slalom events More



  • Kashmir

JKLF Jail Bharo programme

30 Court Arrest At Khanqah-e-Moula

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 11: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday launched the fourth phase of its Jail Bharo programme with about 30 people courting arrest at Khanqah-e- Moula in old city here.   More



  • Srinagar City

Deputy CM inaugurates Habitat Centre at Bemina

Hails SDA’s contribution to revitalize City’s development’

Srinagar, Jan 11: Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand inaugurated the Srinagar Development Authority’s prestigious Habitat Centre at Bemina today.  On the occasion, the Deputy CM appreciated the SDA More




  • Jammu

Mufti for deescalating tension along LoC

Taj’s PRO Joins PDP

Jammu, Jan 11: Stressing the need of maintaining spirit of ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC), PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today emphasized that political leadership of India and Pakistan must More



  • South Asia

122 killed in Pak blasts

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Jan 11: The death toll in a string of devastating terrorist attacks in two restive Pakistani provinces today rose to 122 as authorities made special arrangements to airlift critically injured 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




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