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Omar hails LoC truce

‘Centre Has Shown Maturity In Defusing Situation’

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Jan 19: The Central leadership has shown “maturity” in defusing tensions along the LoC with Pakistan following the killing of two Indian soldiers, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said.“You cannot expect India to ignore what was done to its soldiers on the LoC in More


‘Time to reverse durbar move’

Jammu, Jan 19: If Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has his way, Srinagar could remain the state capital in winter and Jammu during summer.Omar Saturday wrote on Twitter that he wanted the bi-annual shift of administration, known as the durbar move, to be reversed. This is the second time that the More


Decision on Pakistan can’t be guided by emotions: Rahul

Salman Khurshid Advocates Balanced Approach

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur, Jan 19: Seeking to temper the discourse on Pakistan in the wake of the beheading of an Indian soldier, Rahul Gandhi Saturday made some plain speaking saying taking tough steps and showing emotions are two different things.Gandhi, who spoke in the sub-group on ‘India and the World’ at the More


Gandhi family scion appointed Congress VP

AGENCIES

Jaipur, Jan 19: In a significant move, Congress party on Saturday appointed Rahul Gandhi as its vice president.The Congress Working Committee (CWC), meeting here at party’s ‘Chintan Shivir’, passed a resolution unanimously elevating Rahul Gandhi – till now the party general secretary – as the More


Manhas joins PDP

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 19: Noted writer, literary activist and political analyst Zaffar Iqbal Manhas has joined the Peoples Democratic Party. He called on the party president Mehbooba Mufti here Saturday to formally join the party and dedicate himself to its agenda.Welcoming Manhas into the party fold More


Avalanche threat: 40 families shifted from Waltengoo

KHALID GUL

Kulgam, Jan 19: Amid avalanche threats in the wake of heavy snowfall, police have evacuated about 40 families comprising 130 persons in the remote village of Waltengoo Nar in this South Kashmir district.A police official said that teams were dispatched on Friday evening to rescue the villagers More


Weather improves

Dry Conditions To Prevail Next Week: Met Office

Srinagar, Jan 19: Kashmir heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday with improvement in weather following two days of snowfall.The weatherman predicted dry weather in the Valley for the next week. While air traffic resumed this afternoon, the Srinagar-Jammu highway was opened to clear stranded vehicles More


GoI to undertake GI Survey in JK

Panel To Point Out Infrastructural Deficiencies In Civic Amenities

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Jan 19: In a latest, the Government of India has constituted a panel to undertake a comprehensive geographical index survey of rural and urban areas of J&K to point out infrastructural and civic deficiencies.The panel has been asked to rope in consortiums in J&K to undertake More


Highway open for one-way traffic

Vehicles To Move From Jammu To Srinagar Today

Srinagar, Jan 19: The authorities Saturday said that subject to fair weather conditions movement of one-way traffic would be allowed on Srinagar-Jammu highway tomorrow.“Subject to good condition of road all kinds of vehicles including private LMVs, commercial LMVs, LCVs, medium passenger as well More





  • Briefs

Hurriyat (G) advisory council endorses Geelani’s programmes

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G), at a meeting of its advisory council held here today with its general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji in chair, endorsed the programmes given by the amalgam chairman Syed More



  • National

2 women Naxals dead in encounter

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Raipur, Jan 19: Two women Naxals were shot dead in an encounter with security forces in the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh this afternoon, police said. Kanker Superintendent of Police Rahul Bhagat More




  • Opinion

Gender neutral discourse

Why make society a battlefield of genders?

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

The shock and awe caused by the recent acid attack is not without reason. Civil societies, NGOs and other socially active groups are raising their voice against this abnormal increase in violence against More



  • GK Magazine

Crafting a New Pakistaniat

There are eight reasons according to Javed Jabbar that make Pakistan’s origins unique

ALTERNATIVES

DR GULL WANI

   During my last visit to Lahore, Pakistan, I got enthused by a book by Javed Jabbar - former federal information minister of Pakistan. The book deserves to be reviewed as it falls within the More




  • Business

Flight of capital won’t be allowed: FinMin

Pre-budget discussions begin

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 19: Initiating the exercise of pre-budget discussions here on Saturday, Minister for Finance Abdul Rahim Rather said the issue of flight of capital due to diversion of trade from the state would More



  • Sports

Banned Armstrong says he wants to compete again

Los Angeles, Jan 19: Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong, shorn of cycling's greatest prizes and expelled from sport, wants to compete again and doesn't believe he deserved the "death penalty" of a life ban More



  • Kashmir

Snowfall exposes R&B

Potholes Reappear On Valley Roads

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 19: The recent snowfall has brought to fore the substandard material used by the Road and Buildings Department and improper techniques adopted for the construction of roads in the Valley More



  • Srinagar City

Jehangir Chowk–Natipora flyover construction hits roadblock

HSHS traders accuse authorities of breach of trust in rehabilitation

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 19: Traders of commercial hub Hari Singh High Street (HSHS) here on Saturday accused the state government of “breach of trust” in their rehabilitation for the proposed construction of flyover More




  • Jammu

TARA ACTS TOUGH

Commences inspection of schools

ATTACHMENT OF STAFF IN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 19:  To have firsthand experience of working in government schools and as part of his initiative to detach staff in education department, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, who is Minister More



  • South Asia

‘All-inclusive dialogue needed to settle Kashmir issue peacefully’

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Jan 19: While stressing the need for de-escalating tensions across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, the speakers at the All Parties Kashmir Conference (APKC) urged the international community to More



  • World

Controversial full body scanners to be removed from US airports

Washington, Jan 19: Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away. The Transportation Security Administration says the scanners that used a low-dose X-ray More




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