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CABINET REJIG TODAY

At Dinner Meet Omar Indicates Comprehensive Changes Of Party Functionaries, Council Of Ministers

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Jan 14: The much-awaited reshuffle of the council of ministers in four-year-old Omar Abdullah led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir will be carried out tomorrow with some new faces both from National Conference (NC) and Congress expected to get ministerial berths.Almost all NC ministers More


IN RUN-UP TO 2014 POLITICAL BATTLES?

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 14: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s decision to go for revamp of the council of ministers is seen as a step with an eye on the 2014 Assembly elections.“Lost roots of National Conference, serious in-roads made by the opposition PDP and tiredness among some of the ministers has forced More


OATH CEREMONY AT 4:00 PM

Jammu, Jan 14: The oath ceremony of the ministers in the wake of cabinet reshuffle is scheduled to take place at Raj Bhavan here tomorrow at 4.00 pm.Governor, N N Vohra, will administer the oath of office and secrecy to legislators being inducted in the council of ministers at Raj Bhavan Jammu More


Coalition panel meets to iron-out differences

Cong Submits Report On 73rd Amendment

ABID BASHIR/ARVIND SHARMA

Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 14: Ahead of the much-awaited expansion-cum-reshuffle of the state’s council of ministers on Tuesday, Congress Monday placed before the Coalition Coordination Committee (CCC) a crucial report of its “in-house panel” regarding incorporation of certain amendments of the Constitution More


Law Deptt to study suggestions

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 14: National Conference (NC) has asked the state’s Law Department to study the suggestions made by Congress regarding incorporation of provisions of 73rd amendment of the Constitution of India in J&K Panchayati Raj Act.Law Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar, who is also a member of More


Army sees ‘other angle’

ATTACKS ON PANCHAYAT MEMBERS

KHALID GUL

Kulgam, Jan 14: Echoing the views of IG CRPF that the attacks on village heads might not necessarily be militancy-related, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Srinagar based 15 Corps Lt Gen Om Prakash Monday asked the Panchayat members to “inform the Army about any suspicious persons in their More


20 MORE PANCHS RESIGN

GHULAM MUHAMMAD

Sopore, Jan 14: Day after 20 Panchs and Sarpanches from Hardshiva area of Sopore tendered their resignation, 20 more Panchayat representatives from Zainagair belt resigned on Monday, stating that they do not need any security cover.“We do not need any security. We snap all ties with political More


OMAR DEEPLY CONCERNED: SOZ

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Jan 14: Condemning the killing of Panchayat representatives, State Congress chief, Prof Saifuddin Soz Monday reiterated that security of Sarpanchs and Panchs is paramount for the coalition government.Talking to mediapersons after the Coalition Coordination Committee (CCC) meeting here Monday More


Yasin Malik, 125 others released

Srinagar, Jan 14: JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik along with 125 others, who were arrested and lodged in different jails during Jail Bharo programme, was released today while 26 others continue to be behind the bars.Meanwhile, the Front chairman is addressing a press conference on January 16 More


Like Ravana NC has many heads: Beig

‘Plebiscite Demand Illegitimate As Per JK Constitution’

Jammu, Jan 14: Like Ravana, National Conference (NC) has many heads. We wonder if in present day India, there is any Lord Rama and Hanuman, to vanquish this contemporary Ravana.We are compelled to make this assertion in view of the latest statement of the General Secretary, ideologue and the most More


ARMY TALKS TOUGH

Gen Singh Threatens Aggressive Retaliation; Says LeT Militants Could Be Behind Killing Of Soldiers

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Jan 14: Terming as “unpardonable” the beheading of a soldier allegedly by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC), Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh Monday warned that India’s military will retaliate aggressively in case of any further provocation.Talking tough, Gen Singh said the killing of More


‘No revocation, dilution of AFSPA’

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Jan 14: Army chief Gen Bikram Singh on Monday said he did not favour dilution of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir as it was “an enabler” for soldiers to fight militancy in an asymmetric environment.He also disfavored demilitarization of Siachen Glacier area More


BRIGADE COMMANDERS MEET AT CHAKAN-DA-BAGH

SALIL RAINA

Jammu, Jan 14: India Monday lodged strong protest with Pakistan Army over the killing of two of its soldiers and continued ceasefire violations along the LoC in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.“The flag meeting between brigade commanders of India and Pakistan started around 1.00 pm and ended More


Karwan-e-Aman bus plies as usual

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 14: Notwithstanding the mounting tension between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control LoC), Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service also known as Karwan-e-Aman plied normally on Monday.Police sources said that in view of tension on the LoC, adequate security arrangements were made More


India committed to peace: Khurshid

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Thimpu, Jan 14: Notwithstanding Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh's tough talk on Pakistan on the recent ceasefire violations on the LoC, the government Monday said it will try its best to ensure that the peace process was not derailed.External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, who is here on a two More





  • Briefs

‘Teargas shell’ lobbed at EJAC Vice-President’s house

SUHAIL AJMAL

Watapora (Bandipora), Jan 14: Fear gripped Watapora area of this north Kashmir district after a ‘teargas shell’ was lobbed at the house of the Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) Vice-President for More



  • National

Govt mulls emergency alert device that is affordable

CRIME AGAINST WOMEN

New Delhi, Jan 14: Against the backdrop of spurt in violent crimes, especially against women, the government has started work on a plan to develop a wrist watch like safety device that can sense voice More




  • Opinion

A tale of two FMs

Salman must learn the art of diplomacy from Hina

Impressions

BINOO JOSHI

Pakistani Foreign Minister  Hina Rabbani  is not only the smartest lady around  in the subcontinent,  but also a confident woman  with much better articulation than the Indian More



  • GK Magazine

Lincoln: Filming the Legendry President

The movie is set in 1865 and depicts the final four months of Lincoln’s life

FILM REVIEW

MIR MAJID NAZIR

Steven Spielberg is not new to Historical Dramas. Having already directed movies like Schindler’s List and Munich, he added Lincoln to the list in 2012. The movie stars Daniel Day Lewis as the US President More




  • Letters

Unregistered centres

This refers to the recent sealing of unregistered coaching centres of Islamabad town by DC. These unregistered coaching centres were teaching the students in dusty and unhygienic rooms. But students were More



  • Editorial

Ensuring Good Governance

Good management needs effective institutions that can ensure accountability in administration and eliminate vices of ineffectiveness at all levels.  The sad story is that the state administration More



  • Business

Govt eyes Rs5,500 cr tax revenue this fiscal

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 14: Finance Minister, Abdul Rahim Rather today said the government was expecting Rs 5,500 crore tax revenue this fiscal. "The tax revenue was all set to touch a new high of Rs 5,500 crore More



  • Sports

Parvez summoned for another India team net session

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Jan 14: Impressed with his skills during the short stint at Indian team’s net session during India-Pakistan third one-day match, the new poster boy of JK cricket Parvez Rasool has again been More



  • Kashmir

Tabinda Gani Case: 5 yrs on, family awaits justice

‘Rapists Should Be Hanged Without Any Leniency Whatsoever’

SHAHID RAFIQ

(Langate) Handwara, Jan 14: For the more than five years, the family of 14-year-old Tabinda Gani, who was allegedly raped and murdered here, is awaiting justice: punishment to the culprits. Tabinda More



  • Srinagar City

Police accused of harassment at Old Barzulla

Aggrieved family stages sit-in at Press Enclave

Srinagar, Jan 14: Alleged harassment by police at Old Barzulla triggered massive protest here on late Monday evening. Police has taken cognizance of the matter and assured to look into the allegations More




  • Jammu

Omar reviews status, says BDC elections soon

DEVOLUTION OF POWERS TO PRIs

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 14: Indicating that elections to the Block Development Council of Panchayats would be held in next few weeks, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday reaffirmed his government’s “sincere commitment More



  • South Asia

Pak PM sacks Balochistan govt after brutal killings

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad/Karachi, Jan 14: Yielding to protests over the killing of nearly 100 persons in Quetta, Pakistan Premier Raja Pervez Ashraf today sacked Balochistan government and imposed Governor's Rule in More



  • Bandipora

Kaloosa Bridge misses 6th deadline, ERA fails to keep promise

Bandipora, Jan 14: Even after many assurances from the authorities, Kaloosa bridge-vital link connecting Bandipora with Sopore has missed the sixth deadline. The work going on the bridge at snail 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 of giving More




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