• TOP STORIES

BJP, RSS fanning terrorism: Shinde

Digvijay, Aiyar Endorse Home Minister’s Statement; Saffron Brigade Hits Back

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur, Jan 20: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Sunday stoked a major controversy by accusing BJP and RSS of fanning Hindu terrorism, a charge which drew angry reaction from both of them. "Reports have come during investigation that BJP and RSS conduct terror training camps to spread More


Omar sounds poll bugle

Asks NC Cadres To Get Ready For 2014 Political Battles; Nasir Aslam Wani Takes Over As Provincial President

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 20: Putting his party in election mode, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday asked the National Conference (NC) cadres to brace-up for 2014 Lok Sabha and state assembly polls. "You should keep this enthusiasm and feeling alive because now the time for the test is coming. This More


JK's unification prerequisite for plebiscite: Kamaal

Srinagar, Jan 20: Firebrand NC additional general secretary Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal Sunday said the promise of holding referendum in Jammu and Kashmir made by the tallest leader of India late Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru was applicable to erstwhile J&K for which unification of two divided parts was More


Beg slams extensive use of PSA

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 20: Admitting that 2010 agitation was a “peaceful movement”, senior NC leader and Member Parliament, Dr Mehboob Beg Sunday said the policy of slapping Public Safety Acts (PSA) on the Kashmiri youth needs to be revisited to bridge the disconnect between people and the party. He also More


Peace process with Pak back on track: India

We Don’t Get Influenced By Jingoistic Debates On Media: Salman Khurshid

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 20: Asserting that it will not be influenced by "jingoistic conversations" in sections of the media, the government on Sunday said peace process with Pakistan was back on track "considerably" but made it clear that "atmospherics" have to be right to move forward.  External More


PM asks Islamabad to reciprocate

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur, Jan 20: Asserting that the recent beheading of the Indian soldier along LoC can cast a "negative impact" on bilateral ties, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday asked Pakistan to reciprocate India's efforts for friendship with it."We take a consistent review of our ties with Pakistan. More


KICHLOO REVIEWS SECURITY

Srinagar, Jan 20: After taking over as Minister of State (MoS) for Home, Sajad Ahmad Kichloo Sunday chaired first security review meeting here at Police Control Room (PCR), official sources said.  While chairing the meeting, sources said that Kichloo asked the senior police officers to develop More


11 major projects under execution without administrative approval

Coming Up At Huge Cost These Include Jammu Golf Course, SPS Museum Srinagar, Convention Centre Leh

CONCERN

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Jan 20: Subverting the norms and throwing the financial code to winds, as many as 11 major projects, costing around Rs 283 crore, are under execution in Jammu and Kashmir without any administrative approval. Sources informed Greater Kashmir that 11 projects, including five each in More


Massive traffic jam chokes highway

Jammu, Jan 20: A massive traffic jam clogged the Srinagar-Jammu highway Sunday with hundreds of vehicles and thousands of commuters remaining stranded for hours together.Reports and eyewitnesses said the traffic jam was stretched throughout the 300-km highway – only surface link to the Valley More





  • Briefs

DC Budgam clarifies

Budgam, Jan 20: Reacting to a news report “2 women die in Budgam” carried by this newspaper in its today edition, Deputy Commissioner Budgam on Sunday said that woman Afroza wife of Ghulam Nabi Ganie expired More



  • National

Information on ceasefire violations, infiltration cannot be given: CIC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 20: Information related to ceasefire violations along the LoC and infiltrations from Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir cannot be disclosed as it may adversely affect India's relation with other More




  • Opinion

Expectations and Indian Civil Society

It's all about trust, respect and responsibilities

PUNCHLINE

Z. G. MUHAMMAD

I do not know, if I am the right person to talk on a subject that otherwise is domain of ‘intellectuals’.  Those in the words of JKLF leader Mohammad Yasin Malik are supposed to ‘provide voice to More



  • GKeducation&career

Understanding value based education

Let’s encourage students to question the conventional wisdom and discover the meaning of personal and civic values

QUALITY EDUCATION

PUPINDER SINGH BALI

Everyone here in Kashmir would agree that our schools should nurture good values and attitudes in students. This general concern has influenced the school curriculum. The student, as a result, often receives More




  • Letters

Sheikh's inconsistency

Apropos Mr. Zahid's article "inconsistency-we paid for" (GK 14th January 2013). While Sheikh saheb, as one of the members of Indian delegation to UN in Jannuary 1948, pleaded for an accession with India More



  • Editorial

Fair-Weather Government

In a welcome suggestion, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has highlighted the need to reverse the ''escapism'' of Darbar Move. Government will move to Jammu in summer and stay back in Valley in winter. There More



  • Business

Omar fixes Mar 31 deadline for LPG home delivery

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 20: In a major relief to the LPG consumers, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Sunday directed for putting in place 100 per cent home delivery system in Srinagar city by March 31. He said the More



  • Sports

Heavy-Duty strength lifting championship held

Associations, Sports Council Doing Nothing For Iron Sports: Irfan

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 20: Heavy-Duty Health Club organised a strength lifting championship at Heavy-Duty Health Club, Jawahar Nagar here. Around 20 participants competed in different weight categories.   More



  • Kashmir

Larnoo family accuses police of ‘torture, molestation’ during midnight raid

Village Shuts Down To Protest ‘Excesses, Brutality’; Police Says ‘Entire Family Is Rogue’

KHALID GUL

Kulgam, Jan 20: A family in Larnoo village of this south Kashmir district Sunday accused police of torture and molestation of two young girls of the household. The incident triggered massive protests and More



  • Srinagar City

MAIN ROAD ENCROACHED AT KHANYAR

Residents demand removal of blockade

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 20: Police have encroached one of the lanes of main road near the Khanyar police station in Shaher-e-Khaas here hampering smooth flow of traffic and causing immense inconvenience to commuters More




  • Jammu

‘Clear snow from all Kupwara roads’

Saifullah Directs District administration

Jammu, Jan 20:  Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah Sunday directed the district administration Kupwara to clear snow from all the interior roads of the district.  More



  • South Asia

Pak Commerce Minister calls off India visit

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 20: Pakistan Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim has called off a scheduled visit to India to attend a business meet later this month, against the backdrop of tensions between the two More



  • World

'UK to impose L-test lingo ban to stop cheating immigrants'

London, Jan 20: In a bid to stop cheating, Britain is set to ban immigrants from taking driving tests in Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kashmiri, Tamil, Urdu and 12 other foreign languages under new More




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