• TOP STORIES

India, Pakistan agree to deescalate situation

Armies Asked To Respect Ceasefire, Exercise Restraint

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 16: Top military commanders of India and Pakistan Wednesday agreed not to allow escalation of tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) with the Pakistan Army asking its troops to observe ceasefire strictly and exercise restraint.The ways to defuse the tension on the LoC in Jammu More


'Delhi indulging in warmongering'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New York, Jan 16: Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Wednesday accused India of engaging in “war-mongering” in the aftermath of clashes and killing of soldiers at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.Khar said Islamabad is “deeply disappointed” to hear statements from India More


'Peace in interest of Islamabad'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 16: Asserting that economic engagement can be enhanced in an environment of peace and stability, India on Wednesday said it was for Pakistan to realize where the well being of its economy lies.The remarks by commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma came a day after Prime Minister More


KASHMIR BRACES FOR FRESH SNOWFALL

Precipitation Improves Temperature

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 16: While overnight rain led to a rise in temperature in parts of Kashmir Valley, the weatherman predicted fresh spell of snowfall from tonight onwards, prompting the administration to order half-day closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway on January 17 as a precautionary measure More


HALF DAY TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY

Jammu, Jan 16: In view of snowfall forecast, the traffic on highway from Jammu to Srinagar on Thursday would be permitted for half day only, an official spokesman said.All the vehicles proceeding towards Srinagar shall cross Nagrota up to 8.00 am and Udhampur up to 10.00 am.  Thereafter no More


All CBMs gone waste: Mirwaiz

‘Only Demilitarization Can De-Escalate LoC Tension’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 16: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Wednesday said all Confidence Building Measures taken by India and Pakistan have gone waste and only way to de-escalate the tension at Line of Control is that New Delhi should announce immediate demilitarization of Kashmir.
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9 die, 13 injured in Bhaderwah accident

Governor, CM, Muftis Express Grief

GK NEWS NETWORK

Doda, Jan 16: At least nine persons were killed and 13 others sustained injuries, some of them critically, when a matador skidded off the road and plunged into a rivulet in Bhaderwah area of this mountainous district on Wednesday.Police said the ill-fated matador was on way from Doda to Bhaderwah More


Malik to stage hunger strike at Jantar Mantar

Protests Life Sentences To Kashmiris

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 16: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday said he would stage a 48-hour hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the life sentences awarded to Kashmiris. He threatened to go for an indefinite fast if New Delhi and J&K government fail More


Hurriyat (G) flays denial of travel documents to Geelani

Srinagar, Jan 16: Hurriyat Conference (G) has denounced the denial of travel documents to Syed Ali Shah Geelani to visit Pakistan to extend condolences to the bereaved family of former Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad, who passed away recently.Terming the denial of passport to More


Ministers assume charge

Jammu, Jan 16: The newly inducted ministers assumed charge of their allotted ministries in the Civil Secretariat here on Wednesday.The Ministers who took over their responsibilities included Minister for Higher Education, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Minister for Planning and Development, Labour and Employment More





  • Briefs

Forest Minister meets Governor

Jammu, Jan 16: Minister for Forests Mian Altaf Ahmad Wednesday called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan here this evening.An official spokesman said the Governor had a “useful discussion” with the Forest More



  • National

‘Cyber security to be subject in varsities’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 16: Cyber security is set to be introduced as a subject in universities and technical colleges in keeping with the recommendations of a task force on National Security System. University More




  • Opinion

The Long March

A shower neither preceded by clouds nor followed by any vegetation!

INKSIGHT

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

In the last weeks Pakistan threw up two surprises. One, in the cricket field, another, in politics. First, a boy who impressed one and all with his brilliant piece of bowling, second, a cleric, who came More



  • GK Readings

The Dialogues

Plato should be read by everyone who can read

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

There are two kinds of men: those who have read Plato (at least some dialogues including The Republic) and those who have not. One can only pity those who are in the later camp. Plato’s Dialogues constitute More




  • Letters

Remembering teachers

This refers to ZGM's nostalgia of morning assembly in which author highlights the role played by the teachers of yore in imparting moral education. The writeup reveals the past educational activities especially More



  • Editorial

In Reverse Gear Again

It seems that the hawks have once again succeeded in wrecking Indo-Pak relations. After a painstaking progress over the past two years that saw the two nations move towards a promising trading relationship More



  • Business

6 artisan clusters sanctioned for Shehr-e-Khas

17,000 artisans to be benefited

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 16: In what could give a major boost to traditional crafts of Kashmir, the government of India has sanctioned six artisan clusters for Shahr-e-Khas. The clusters shall cover six different crafts More



  • Sports

Shaheen Sports Syndicate distributes blankets

Srinagar, Jan 16: Shaheen Sports Syndicate distributed 40 woolen blankets among the students of Nurul Islam Oriental College Rajouri Kadal on Wednesday here.The blankets were distributed as part of social More



  • Kashmir

Zalpora youth loses life ‘at the hands of Sarpanch’

Villagers Accuse Panchayat Head Of Beating 22-Year-Old Boy To Death

SUHAIL AJMAL

Zalpora (Sumbal), Jan 16: A day after a 22-year-old youth from Zalpora was found dead near Sultanpora village on the outskirts of Sumbal tehsil in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the villagers Wednesday More



  • Srinagar City

URS NAQSHBAND SAHIB (RA) OBSERVED WITH FERVOR

Srinagar, Jan 16: The annual urs of Hazrat Khwaja Naqshband Sahib (RA)  was observed with fervor and reverence across Kashmir today. The largest congregation was held at the shrine of Khanqah More




  • Jammu

Glaring disparity in rental charges

Govt accommodation

Legislators Pay 10 Times Less Than State Employees

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Jan 16: Reflecting how politicians are availing huge concessions at the expense of public money, the state government is charging ten times less rent from the legislators than the employees for More



  • South Asia

‘Pak general elections by May 15’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 16: Amidst protests by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri for the dissolution of Parliament, the Pakistan government today said it is determined to complete its five-year term and to hold the polls by More



  • Pattan/Hajin

Hajin remains overcast with dust

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Hajin (Sonawari), Jan 16: Sand is a ‘big problem’ in this north Kashmir town. Everyday when hundreds of vehicles zoom around carrying the substance extracted from the river Jhelum, clouds of dust hover More




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