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LoC situation stabilizing: Khurshid

‘Ties With Pakistan To Move Forward In Sensible, Calibrated Way’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 21: Asserting that the situation on Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir is a lot better, India Monday said ties with Pakistan can move forward in a “sensible and calibrated” way once the “dust settles”.“I think it is important that we let little time go by so that the dust More


Malik reminds Delhi of Nehru’s pledge

GAWKADAL MASSACRE

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 21: Days after National Conference (NC) General Secretary Sheikh Nazir reminded the Centre about late Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru’s promise of holding plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir, JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Monday joined the chorus asking New Delhi to fulfill the promise made More


Lal Chowk, adjoining areas observe shutdown

Separatists Demand Probe By International Rights Groups

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 21: Life in Lal Chowk and its adjoining areas was paralyzed Monday due a separatist-sponsored strike called to mark 23rd anniversary of Gawkadal massacre here. On this day in 1990, around 50 civilians were killed in alleged firing of security forces on a procession in Gawkadal area of More


COLD RETURNS TO KASHMIR

Gulmarg Freezes At -11.8; Met Office Forecasts Dry Weather

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 21: After a brief respite, cold wave conditions returned to trouble people as night temperatures hovered several degrees below the freezing point across the Kashmir Valley.The MeT office has predicted dry weather for few more days. Snowfall on Thursday had brought relief from intense More


Traffic to ply from Jammu to Srinagar today

Srinagar, Jan 21: Traffic will move from Jammu towards Kashmir on Srinagar-Jammu highway tomorrow subject to fair weather conditions, Inspector General of Police, Traffic said in a statement.“Subject to fair weather conditions and good condition of road all kinds of vehicles including private More


Div Com fails to ascertain cause of fire

Submits Recommendations, Leaves Probe To Cops

DASTGEER SAHAB (RA) SHRINE BLAZE

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 21: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has submitted his report on the mysterious fire at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), popularly known as Gaus-ul-Azam Peer Dastgeer Sahib (RA). Unable to ascertain the cause of fire, the officer has said that police would investigate the More


Disaster Response Force issues advisory on nuclear attack

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 21: From construction of basements to stocking non-perishable food items and staying calm, Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Civil Defence and State Disaster Response Force on Monday issued a detailed advisory to people for protection in case a nuclear war erupts. The advisory comes at a time More


Cabinet to meet today

Jammu, Jan 21: For the first time after recent reshuffle and expansion of the council of ministers, state cabinet will be meeting here at Civil Secretariat tomorrow.Official sources said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will be chairing the cabinet meeting, which is more or less expected to be More





  • Briefs

Faculty says order ‘arbitrary’

Ban On Private Practice

Jammu, Jan 21: Faculty members of Government Medical College Jammu have submitted a petition to the Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohi-ud-Din against a recent government order banning the private More



  • National

MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in judicial custody in 2005 case

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Hyderabad, Jan 21: MIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, against whom a non-bailable warrant was pending in a 2005 case, today appeared before a court in Sangareddy town of Medak district which More




  • Opinion

What next?

Turmoil in Pakistan making of its own

VIEWPOINT

ANIL ANAND

Pakistan in turmoil cannot escape India’s attention. Like the inseparable twins, developments in Pakistan, as always, have a direct bearing on India’s domestic affairs including the security aspect. The More



  • GK Magazine

Drive to Death

More than a 1000 were consumed in the last year

ROAD SAFETY

SAGAR AAQIB

In Kashmir road accidents are on a rise. A number of factors contribute to this; vehicle design, speed of operation, road design, road environment, driving skill, and drivers’ behaviour.    More




  • Letters

Great contribution

This refers to M Ashraf’s article on Prof. M S Khuroo. I first time met Dr. Khuroo in 1962. A lean-thin, shy and silent teenager with the typical Soopori accent absorbed on a cadaver on the dissecting More



  • Editorial

Good Omen

It bodes well that the peace process between India and Pakistan is ‘considerably’ back on track. Notwithstanding a section of electronic media orchestrating lot of jingoism and some opposition leaders More



  • Business

Farmers demand crop insurance

FinMin for making agri hi-tech

Pre-Budget Discussions

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 21: Underscoring the importance of agriculture in the socio-economic development of the state, Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather today stressed the need for introduction of modern techniques More



  • Sports

IISM Gulmarg introduces hot air balloon on World Snow Day

Srinagar, Jan 21: On the occasion of World Snow day Indian Institute of Ski and Mountaineering (IISM), Gulmarg introduced hot air balloon flight at Gulmarg on Sunday. The event was inaugurated by More



  • Kashmir

JK’s unemployed youth dole out Rs 3 cr in 25 days

SSB Makes Fortune By Taxing Jobless Candidates; Aspirants Rue Non-Availability Of Forms

UNEMPLOYMENT ‘BONANZA’

ALTAF BABA

Srinagar, Jan 21: The Service Selection Board has earned at least Rs 3 crores by selling 1,53,000 forms to the unemployed youth of Jammu and Kashmir in the past 25 days. But despite charging the hefty More



  • Srinagar City

MoS Home hails police for maintaining law and order

VISITS POLICE STATIONS IN SHAHER-E-KHAAS

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 21: Minister of State for Home, Sajad Ahmed Kichloo, visited two police stations in Shaher-e-Khaas and interacted with police officers and cops.     A police spokesman More




  • Jammu

BDC elections soon: Minister

Jammu, Jan 21: The Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Ali Muhammad Sagar Monday said that the government is committed to hold elections to the Block Development Councils (BDCs) as soon as possible More



  • South Asia

Indian organizations involved in all kinds of terrorism in Pak: Hafiz Saeed

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, Jan 21: A day after Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde accused BJP and RSS of running terror camps and indulging in Hindu terror, LeT founder Hafiz Saeed said that Indian organisations were "involved More



  • World

More than 80 killed in Sahara siege

Algiers, Jan 21: The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara has climbed past 80 as Algerian forces searching the refinery for explosives found dozens more bodies, many More



  • GKeducation&Careers

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




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