• TOP STORIES

Finally, LPG cap raised to 9 cylinders

Omar Lauds Decision, Expresses Gratitude To Govt Of India

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 17: In a mix of populist and reform measures, Government Thursday raised the cap on supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) to nine cylinders per household from six and virtually deregulated diesel prices allowing “small” hikes over a period of time.Diesel prices in all probability More


People heave sigh of relief

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 17: The Centre’s decision to raise the subsidized LPG cylinder cap from 6 to 9 with effect from April this year has come as a major relief to common people in Jammu and Kashmir. In view of the harsh climatic conditions in the Valley, people as well as the Government had been pleading More


Kashmir carpeted white

Govt Shuts Highway, Warns Of Avalanches Near LoC

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 17: A fresh snowfall hit Kashmir Valley on Thursday, prompting authorities to close the Srinagar-Jammu highway even as the weatherman predicted the conditions would continue till Friday evening.While the snowfall which intensified by evening brought relief to Valleyites from intense More


Kashmir University postpones exams

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 17: University of Kashmir has postponed all examinations scheduled to be held on January 18, Friday. Fresh dates will be notified separately, the university spokesman Showkat Shafi said. More


Don’t abandon your Pak policy: Mufti to PM

Jammu, Jan 17: Regretting that Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had chosen to lend his voice to the hawks on the current Indo-Pakistan problems, Peoples Democratic Party Thursday expressed strong disapproval of measures that undermine the peace process.Addressing the members of party’s district More


PAK OFFERS TALKS

Rhetoric Is Counter-Productive: Khar

REZAUL H LASKAR/YOSHITA SINGH

Islamabad/New York, Jan 17: Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who had earlier accused India of engaging in war-mongering, has offered to hold “discussion and dialogue” with her Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid to resolve the crisis at the Line of Control.“Instead of issuing belligerent More


INDIA IN NO HURRY

Talks Between Ministers Do Not Happen In Rush: Salman Khurshid

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Jan 17: India does not favour talks between the Foreign Ministers to ease Indo-Pak tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) as proposed by Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Unenthusiastic about Khar's offer for a “discussion and dialogue” with him, External Affairs Minister More


Cabinet reshuffle wasn’t an easy decision, says Chief Minister

Rana Takes Over As NC Provincial President

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Jan 17: The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is also the working president of National Conference, Thursday asserted that those who have been given the party responsibility have been assigned a “much important job in comparison to a ministerial berth.”Omar maintained that party is always More


Taj’s first shot at new job

Bans Private Practice Of HoDs In Medical, Dental Colleges

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jan 17: In a significant decision, the Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday banned private practice by all Heads of Departments in government-run medical and dental colleges including those working in the associated hospitals.As per order no. 43-HME-2013, dated January 17, 2013, Commissioner More





  • Briefs

Kafeel-ur-Rehman gets Cabinet Minister’s status

Srinagar, Jan 17: A day after senior NC leader Kafeel urRehman from Karnah refused to join office after being appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Pahari Advisory Board, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today More



  • National

3 arrested for threatening Kashmiri Students in Nagpur

AGENCIES

Nagpur, Jan 17: Nandanvan police have arrested a goon and his two accomplices for threatening the students who tried to defend the son of their landlord. The arrested goon Gaffar Ramzan Ali, Sheikh Sultan More




  • Opinion

Holding peace a hostage

Irrespective of which side of the line they belong to, we must learn to respect humans as humans

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGIREE

The simmering lava of Kashmir is once again showing effect. India and Pakistan are dangerously engaged in a conflict. The bubble of Confidence Building Measures (which includes reducing restrictions in More



  • GK Features

Don’t keep us in the dark’

‘Twelve years after Yaseen’s enforced disappearance, his family wants to know if he is dead or alive

KASHMIR’S DISAPPEARED

MAJID MAQBOOL

On Friday evening of March 2, 2000, Muhammad Yaseen Bhat, then a 26-year-old University student, was coming out of his neighborhood mosque in Nowhatta after offering the evening prayers. Before he could More




  • Letters

Cabinet reshuffle

This refers to the recent cabinet reshuffle by chief minister. it is high time for NC government to win over the people of the valley. The reshuffle too has been done keeping in view the next year elections More



  • Friday Focus

Nightmarish Days

PROF G R MALIK

A youthful woman and her teenaged sister-in-law are gang-raped for a whole night and then brutally done to death and thrown in a dry river; a girl is abducted, raped, killed and then consigned to the waters More



  • Business

'Diverse cropping pattern essential for economic security'

Kissan/Machinery Mela Held

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 17: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today said that diverse cropping pattern was essential for economic security of farmers. The minister asked the farmers to adopt diverse More



  • Sports

Gulmarg Ski cup postponed

Srinagar, Jan 17: The Tourism department has decided to postpone the Gulmarg Ski Cup which was scheduled to be held from January 18 to 20 at Gulmarg.The Winter Sports Technical Committee convened by the More



  • Kashmir

Pir held for raping minor

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 17: Police on Thursday arrested a 52-year old self styled Pir at Mattan here in south Kashmir district for allegedly raping a minor girl.  A police official said that a girl More



  • Srinagar City

Snow, rains leave roads waterlogged

People face inconvenience, administration caught napping

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 17: Few hours of snowfall and rains caused water-logging in many areas of Srinagar causing immense inconvenience to the commuters. In absence of proper dewatering system, many areas including More




  • Jammu

Calls for strict adherence to Master Plans

LA PANEL REVIEWS FUNCTIONING OF HUD DEPARTMENT

Jammu, Jan 17: The Estimates Committee (EC) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today reviewed the functioning of Housing and Urban Development Department. The Committee which met here today More



  • South Asia

Pak govt opens dialogue front with Qadri

4TH DAY OF PROTEST

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 17: As the Pakistan government made moves to hold talks with Tahir-ul-Qadri today, the agitating cleric told his supporters he was giving "democracy a final chance" and asked them not to More



  • World

‘100 killed in new massacre in Syria’

Damascus, Jan 17: More than 100 civilians have been killed in a new "massacre" in Syria, a watchdog said today, as Russia slammed the United States for blaming deadly blasts at a university campus on the More




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