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, then a student of 8th class, was found dead in an orchard in Langate area in July 2007 after More

When’ll Govt appoint Director Panchayati Raj?

Key Post Lying Vacant For 3 Months

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 14: Notwithstanding the tall claims of Jammu and Kashmir Government about strengthening the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in the State, the newly created post of Director Panchayati Raj is lying vacant for the past three months.   Pertinently, the creation of the post More

GKWT distributes over Rs 5 lakh among Frislan, Sweeper colony Pahalgam fire victims
Frislan (Pahalgam), Jan 14: As part of its social responsibility, the GK Welfare Trust (GKWT) distributed over Rs five lakh through cheques among the fire victims in Frislan and Sweeper colony Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Islamabad (Anantnag) district on Sunday.  Nearly 55 structures including More

Medicos confirm Hepatitis-C outbreak in south Kashmir areas

6 Cases Detected In Magam Sonabarie

KHALID GUL

Islamabad, Jan 14: Doctors Monday confirmed the outbreak of Hepatitis-C in Magam Sonabarie area of Kokernag in this south Kashmir district. The medicos blamed chemists and diagnostics centers “operating in unhygienic conditions” for spread of infection. Reports said at least six cases of More

HC submits proposal for 8 Fast Track Courts

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Jan 14: For speedy trial and justice in cases related to sexual offences against women, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has formally submitted a proposal to the state government for setting up eight Fast Track Sessions Courts in the State.  The High Court has also submitted the More

No respite from cold wave across JK

Traffic To Ply From Jammu To Srinagar Today

PTI/GKNN

Srinagar, Jan 14: Jammu and Kashmir continued to remain in the grip of cold wave on Monday even as mercury rose across Kashmir Valley for the third consecutive day. While Kargil in frontier region of Ladakh remained the coldest recorded place in state with a minimum of minus 16.4 degrees More

Govt mulls action against teachers for private tuitions

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar. Jan 14: After tightening noose around private coaching centres in the Valley, the state government has decided to act tough against the government teachers giving private tuitions. Sources said the authorities have taken cognizance of reports that most of the coaching centres are More

Awantipora: Police cracks whip on drug peddlers

‘Teacher-Student Duo Arrested; 3000 Bottles Of Contraband Codeine Recovered’

KHALID GUL

Awantipora, Jan 14: Police here Monday claimed to have busted a network of drug peddlers involving a teacher-student duo. The action followed death of a youth in the area due to drug abuse few days back. A police official said around 3000 bottles of contraband codeine were recovered during More

JK healthcare: Procedural delay impairs introduction of Mobile Medical Units

‘Purchase Of Critical Care Vehicles Faces Setback Due To Tedious Rate Contract, Tendering Process’

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jan 14: At a time when J&K’s healthcare system is in a state of complete disarray due to multitude of problems, the introduction of vital Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) for the far-flung and cut-off areas of Jammu and Kashmir has been impaired due to procedural delay by the purchase committee More

GKWT distributes over Rs 5 lakh among Frislan, Sweeper colony Pahalgam fire victims
Frislan (Pahalgam), Jan 14: As part of its social responsibility, the GK Welfare Trust (GKWT) distributed over Rs five lakh through cheques among the fire victims in Frislan and Sweeper colony Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Islamabad (Anantnag) district on Sunday.  Nearly 55 structures including More

ANC concerned over granting PRC to west Pak refugees
Srinagar, Jan 14: Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference has expressed grave concern over the Congress-sponsored move to bring an amendment to the state constitution to pave the way for grant of Permanent Residence Certificates to West Pakistan refugees. “The move aims at changing the More

DPM DEMANDS UN PROBE

UNMARKED GRAVES IN BUDGAM

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 14: Chairman Democratic Political Movement Firdous Shah Monday said the latest discovery of unmarked graves in central Kashmir’s Budgam district was a grave concern. He sought intervention of international human rights bodies to probe such human rights violation in Kashmir.  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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