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Eye on 2014, Omar overhauls team

RATHER,ALTAF RETAIN MINISTRIES; SAGAR STRIPPED OF LAW; RAMZAN, MIR, KICHLOO, LONE NEW ENTRANTS; GUL DESIGNATED AS SPEAKER

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Jan 15: In a major reshuffle in his four-year-old government, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday inducted 10 legislators- seven from National Conference and three from Congress –into his council of ministers.Following the induction of new faces, Omar also reshuffled his entire Cabinet More


Rejig aimed at control, consolidation?

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 15: The audacious revamp affected by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah simultaneously in National Conference (NC) organizational structure and council of ministers is being viewed by political pundits as his tactical move to have “direct control” over the party affairs on one hand and consolidate More


NC gets new functionaries

Rana, Wani Appointed Provincial Presidents

Jammu, Jan 15: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is also working president of National Conference (NC) Tuesday effected major changes in the organizational structure ahead of assembly elections due next year.In a move to “rejuvenate” the party, Chief Minister brought in two of More


PM warns Pakistan

Visa Facility Put On Hold; Hockey Players Sent Back

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Jan 15: Politics seems to have taken precedence over diplomacy as the Congress-led UPA Government Tuesday wilted under pressure mounted by a section of the Opposition and media vis a vis Pakistan after the recent LoC clashes. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh did some plain speaking warning More


US steps in to defuse tension

Bhubaneswar, Jan 15: Voicing concern over the tension between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC), the United States Tuesday favored steps to defuse it and resolve the immediate problem through measures like enhancing people-to-people contacts.“I think we have already been doing More


Ready to face any challenge: Army Chief

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 15: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh Tuesday asserted that the Indian Army is prepared to face all challenges to national security and foil the designs of the enemy against the backdrop of nationwide anger over the beheading of a soldier allegedly by Pakistani troops on the LoC.Addressing More


Pak Crisis: SC orders PM’s arrest

Polls Will Be Held On Time: EC

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Jan 15: Pakistan today plunged into a fresh political crisis with the Supreme Court ordering the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for allegedly receiving bribes in power projects.Already rocked by fiery cleric Tahirul Qadri’s ongoing protest seeking dissolution of provincial More


TAHIR-UL-QADRI SERVES ULTIMATUM

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Jan 15: Influential cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri’s campaign for electoral reforms today flared into an open confrontation with the Pakistan government as he called for the dissolution of the national and provincial assemblies by 11 a.m.Addressing a gathering of tens of thousands of his followers More


JK debates unfolding events

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 15: The developments unfolding in Pakistan in wake of its Supreme Court order on arresting the country’s Prime Minister kept people interested in Jammu and Kashmir.Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on allegations for accepting bribes More


Gen Singh’s comment’s very hostile: Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, Jan 15: The remarks made by Indian Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh following the beheading of an Indian soldier on the LoC last week were “very hostile”, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said today, as she asked Indian leaders to “catch up” with developments in her country.
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  • Briefs

Snow forecast: Div Com reviews preparedness

Srinagar, Jan 15: In view of the possibility of moderate to heavy snowfall due to approaching western disturbance, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon Tuesday enjoined upon all More



  • National

Fast track court awards death for minor's rape, murder

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 15: For raping and murdering a minor girl, a 56-year-old man was given death penalty today by a fast track court, set up recently to deal exclusively with the cases of crime against women More




  • Opinion

Disingenuous Politics

Sheikh Nazir’s plebiscite talk plays to a wave of public indifference and why?

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

Last week, the general secretary of the ruling National Conference Sheikh Nazir decided to remind New Delhi of its promise to hold plebiscite in Kashmir. An egregious demand indeed,  coming from a More



  • Gk Health

The Scientist Deserving Acclaim!

There is a Kashmiri saying that even the prophets have not been recognised by their own people, not to talk of ordinary humans!

M.ASHRAF

As the proverb goes, Kashmiris have many outstanding people among them who have been forgotten by the local population, not to talk of recognising or honouring them! Mulla Tahir Ghani, the renowned Persian More




  • Letters

Handwara case

This refers to the news item regarding the death of a child in the intervening night of 12-01-13 and 13-01-13, wherein it is alleged that death of a child occurred due to negligence and absence of doctors More



  • Editorial

Major Concern

With the present financial year coming to end in over two months, the state is gearing up for the new budget. While it would be interesting to see how the state deals with a number of challenges on fiscal More



  • Business

Valley has `100 cr market for 2-wheelers

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 15: The Valleyites purchase two-wheelers for Rs 100 crore annually. According to a market survey Greater Kashmir conducted this week, people in Kashmir valley every year purchase around More



  • Sports

Gulmarg Heli-Ski hit among extreme skiers

Will Start 3rd Year Of Operation On Saturday: Billa

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Jan 15: With third year of operation set to start on Saturday, the Gulmarg Heli Ski has turned Kashmir into preferred destination for the extreme skiers across the world. Launched in 2011 More



  • Kashmir

Candidate applies as female, appears ‘male’

KU: ‘Sex-Change Case’ Figures In Written Test For JA’s

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 15: The recently held written test for appointment of Junior Assistants at the University of Kashmir has triggered a lot of suspense after a candidate applied as female but appeared as ‘male More



  • Srinagar City

IGP chairs security meet

‘Keep check on trouble mongers, devise proper traffic plan to shrines’

EID-E-MILAD-UN-NABI (SAW) CELEBRATIONS

Srinagar, Jan 15: Inspector General of Police, Kashmir S M Sahai chaired a security meeting for ensuring smooth culmination of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) and R-Day here.  On the occasion, the IGP directed More




  • Jammu

Army threatens to avenge killings

We Have Definite Plans To Retaliate: Gen Parnaik

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 15: The Indian Army has a "definite plan" to avenge the killing of two soldiers by Pakistani troops, Lt Gen KT Parnaik declared on Tuesday. "We have definite plans to retaliate but not More



  • South Asia

Pak aims to develop smaller lighter nuclear warheads: Report

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, Jan 15: Expanding its nuclear arsenal at a rapid pace, Pakistan is now aiming to develop smaller and lighter atomic warheads more suitable for use on missiles, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist 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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