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India, Pak spar over UN presence in Kashmir

UNMOGIP Not Needed: Delhi; Force Still Has Relevance: Islamabad

YOSHITA SINGH/PTI

United Nations, Jan 22: India and Pakistan clashed at the Security Council over the relevance of the UN Military Observer Group on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir with New Delhi saying it has been “overtaken” by 1971 Shimla Accord and Islamabad insisting the force still had a role. The exchange of words More


Backgrounder on UNMOGIP

GK NEWS NETWORK

THE first group of United Nations military observers arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on 24 January of 1949 to supervise the ceasefire between India and Pakistan in the State. According to UN website, after India and Pakistan became independent in August 1947, under the scheme of partition provided by the More


Won’t allow UN withdrawal: Mirwaiz Umar

ABID BASHIR

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UN has failed to uphold LoC sanctity: Omar

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 22: Asserting that United Nations has failed to maintain the sanctity of Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the Government of India has apparently made the demand for winding up the UN mission as the world body “proved unsuccessful in its intent More


India rejects third party intervention

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 22: Amidst moves by Pakistan to internationalize recent tension at the Line of Control (LoC), India Tuesday made it clear that the issue has to be dealt with bilaterally and there was no scope of any third party involvement.“We did hear some statements about giving access to third More


Pak swears by non-escalation

REZAUL H LASKAR/PTI

Islamabad, Jan 22: Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Tuesday said that Islamabad will stick to a policy of non-escalation with India in the wake of increased tensions over a string of ceasefire violations along the LoC.In the face of a call from Leader of Opposition Chaudhary Nisar Ali More


Home Secy affirms RSS terror link

‘10 Persons Wanted In Blast Cases Associated With Sangh Parivar’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 22: At least 10 people, who were allegedly involved in a spate of terror attacks in different parts of the country, had links with RSS or its affiliated organizations, Union Home Secretary RK Singh said Tuesday.“Yes, during investigation of Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and (Ajmer More


Appointment of SVC members soon: CM

‘Govt Has Responded To Governor’s Queries’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 22: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that Jammu and Kashmir Government would soon appoint two members of the State Vigilance Commission (SVC).“I am hopeful that at least we will appoint two members of the Commission in the days ahead,” Omar told reporters here, adding that More


Budget session likely from Feb 28

Cabinet Approves Promotion Of 1 IAS, 3 KAS Officers

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 22: Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday fixed February 28 as the tentative date for commencement of the annual budget session of the state legislature.Official sources said the matter came up for discussion during the cabinet meeting held here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister More





  • Briefs

13 injured in Sopore accident

Srinagar, Jan 22:  Thirteen passengers were injured when a bus they were travelling in overturned Sopore in north Kashmir’s Sopore area, a police spokesman said.  He said, bus (No. JK03A/4011 More



  • News

Chautalas get 10 yrs in jail for graft

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 22: In a judgement that could have electoral ramifications in Haryana, former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala were today sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for More




  • Opinion

Hurriyat’s Pakistan Visit

It was a tour packed with a series of meetings across the political

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

On their visit to Pakistan, Hurriyat found Pakistan in a tense state of wait for 2014 to rethink its Kashmir policy. And this wait is not because of the upcoming national elections in the country. Pakistan More



  • GK Health

LIVER: A VITAL ORGAN

Liver diseases are now established as the fifth most common cause of death after heart disease, stroke, chest infections and cancer

PROF. M. S. KHUROO

Of late, diseases of the liver are often a focus of media attention. This article shall give an overview of the structure & functions of the liver and spectrum of the diseases, which affect this vital More




  • Letters

Road widening

This refers to the news item (Greater Kashmir, Jan 18th), regarding the rehabilitation of dislocated shopkeepers of Zarab Khana Zainakadal Srinagar under road widening programme. The stake holders have More



  • Editorial

Ill-timed

Jammu and Kashmir Police Civil Defence and State Disaster Response Force’s advisory to people for protection in case nuclear war erupts between India and Pakistan is both ill-timed and inopportune. It More



  • Business

Amid LPG crisis, freezing chill fireplace goes in great demand

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 22: The new LPG policy that restricted the number of subsidized gas cylinders per family annually and the freezing temperatures in Kashmir have brought spurt in the sales of cast iron fireplace More



  • Sports

Gulmarg Ski Cup concludes

Srinagar, Jan 22: The 3-day Gulmarg Ski Cup organized by the Directorate of Tourism concluded at Gulmarg on Tuesday. Around 120 competitors in different age groups in both boys and girls sections More



  • Kashmir

  • Srinagar City

Drainage system defunct at Mandir Bagh Baghat

Inhabitants suffer, seek DC’s intervention

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 22: Residents of Mandir Bagh at Baghat-e-Barzulla here are up in arms against the authorities for failing to overcome drainage problem in the area. A delegation from the area said in More




  • Jammu

Law Department awaits suggestions, recommendations on amending laws

SEXUAL OFFENCES

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Jan 22: The State Law Department is yet to receive suggestions from experts and members of civil society on making necessary amendments in laws related to offences against women.   Sources 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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