• TOP STORIES

Justice Verma committee pitches for AFSPA review

‘Sexual Offences By Armed Forces In Conflict Areas Should Be Brought Under Ordinary Criminal Law’

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Jan 23: In a major fillip to the ongoing demand for revocation of the contentious Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from conflict zones such as Jammu and Kashmir and Northeastern states, Justice J S Verma committee set up by the government to look into laws for sexual crimes following More


Omar proposes all party meet

Jammu, Jan 23: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday proposed an all-party meeting to discuss the recommendations of Justice Verma Committee and ensure its implementation in the state.Welcoming the recommendations made by the Committee, in its report submitted to the Union government, the Chief More


UN rules out termination of mission Kashmir

‘Only Security Council Can Decide On Scrapping UNMOGIP’

YOSHITA SINGH/PTI

United Nations, Jan 23: As India and Pakistan clashed in the Security Council over the relevance of the UN Military Observers Group in Kashmir, a spokesperson for UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the force can be terminated only by a decision of the 15-nation body.The United Nations Military Observer More


Withdrawal demand unjustified: Geelani

Srinagar, Jan 23: The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Wednesday said the presence of UN Military Observers Group in Kashmir was of vital importance and the demand for its withdrawal was “unjustified and unrealistic.”“The relevance of the UN military observers in Kashmir More


Girls outperform boys in class 12 results

59% Students Qualify Exam; 30 Share First Three Positions

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 23: The result of Class 12th examination was declared on Wednesday by the State Board of School Education (BOSE), with girls once again outshining boys in overall pass percentage as well as merit list. While 25 out of 30 students sharing first three positions in all the four streams More


TOPPERS SHARE THEIR SUCCESS STORIES

AAQIB ASHRAF/ALTAF BABA

Srinagar/Baramulla, Jan 23: Amara Wani of Iqbal Memorial (Girls) Higher Secondary School Bemina was thrilled with joy when she came to know that she had bagged first position in class 12th examination. Amara obtained 490 marks out of 500 to share first position with four other students.“I was More


Omar irked over ‘daft’ advisory

Political Parties Condemn ‘Scaring’ Act

NUCLEAR ATTACK

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 23: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday criticized state police’s Disaster Response Force for issuing an advisory on nuclear war which triggered widespread concern in Kashmir.“What a daft idea. Indian Kashmir told to prepare for nuclear war: ‘Build a bunker and stockpile food More


Omar’s UN remark exposes NC’s doublespeak: PDP

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 23: Dismissing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s criticism of the UN role in monitoring ceasefire on the line of control (LoC) in Kashmir, opposition PDP Wednesday said “it was typical of NC leadership’s tradition of speaking in different languages in order to play to galleries of different More


Non-state subjects figure in JK electoral rolls

Punjab Families Own Land, Businesses In Kashmir, Jammu

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 23: In contravention to J&K State Subject laws, non-locals from neighboring state of Punjab have reportedly managed enrollment in the municipal electoral rolls of J&K, putting a question mark on the claims of successive regimes of the state on protecting the special identity More


Fresh snowfall in parts of Valley

Kashmir In Grip Of Intense Cold Wave

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 23: Fresh spell of snowfall in high-altitude areas of Kashmir led to sharp dip in temperature on Wednesday even as the Meteorological Department forecast improvement in weather from Thursday afternoon.The Met officials said here that a cold wave was sweeping the Valley and Ladakh More





  • Briefs

3 months on, Bla village reels under darkness

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Jan 23: Residents of Gowhan Laddi Jungle in this north Kashmir district are up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD) for its failure to repair a transformer even after three More



  • News

Indo-Pak Secy level talks on water cancelled

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 23: Yet another Indo-Pak engagement has been put off in the backdrop of strain in bilateral ties arising out of ceasefire violations. The scheduled January-end Indo-Pak Secretary-level More




  • Opinion

Party, Ideology, and Politics

Can the Islamist forces, like Jama’at-e-Islami, turn into future political power!

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

In an earlier column there was a reference to Qazi Husain Ahmed’s initiative to reach out to the masses in Pakistan from the platform of Jam’at. His attempt to relax the disciplinary cordon of Jam’at-e More



  • GK Readings

The Greatest Book

The Prophet (SAW) is not only the ideal man but the ideality of every man

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

The pen and ink have been created to write the praise of Muhammad (SAW) who is peace and blessing in the world of lovers as he is the First and the Last (nigahe-ishq-o-masti maei wahi awwak wahi aakhir More




  • Letters

Good step

This refers to the news 'let coaching centres function till students appear in the exam'. It is really a welcome step. This will help students to prepare with zeal. The government ban followed by strike More



  • Editorial

From LoC into UN

Just when India and Pakistan seemed on the rebound from the fallout from recent skirmishes on the Line of Control, the two countries have again sparred over Kashmir at the United Nations. This time over More



  • Business

Tax law reforms imperative: FinMin

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 23: Minister for Financial, Abdul Rahim Rather today said that the Government was always open to remove anomalies in tax statues, if any, with an objective to generate more revenue without any More



  • Sports

DIG North distributes sports kits in Baramulla

Srinagar, Jan 23: Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar distributed Cricket playing Kits among the best performing teams of North Kashmir Range.DIG North Kashmir, Range Shri Rajesh Kumar in a More



  • Kashmir

‘JK yet to register 98.5% eligible old persons under national scheme’

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 23: The J&K Government is yet to register 98 per cent old persons under a centrally-sponsored scheme on pension, a study has revealed.The study conducted by the National Level Monitoring More



  • Srinagar City

TRAFFIC POLICE FINALIZES ROUTE PLAN

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) celebrations

GK NEWS NETWORK

 Srinagar, Jan 23: In connection with Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) celebrations, the Traffic department has finalized traffic route plan to ensure smooth movement of vehicles to and fro Dargah Hazratbal More




  • Jammu

Govt employee commits suicide

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Jan 23: A Jammu and Kashmir government employee Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his office in Samba district, about 32 kms from here.Kartar Chand, More



  • PaK

PaK PMs spend Rs 32 million on copter rides

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Jan 23: Helicopter jaunts by three former prime ministers of Pakistan administered Kashmir have cost more than Rs 32 million to the region’s taxpayers during July 2006 to July 2011, according 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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