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Centre defends AFSPA immunity on crimes against women

How Do You Divide Action Taken In Line Of Duty; Asks Law Minister

VERMA PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 24: A day after Justice Verma panel made recommendations for changing laws to check crimes against women, government today indicated it may not be able to implement them in relation to AFSPA and disqualification of lawmakers.The Justice Verma Committee, set up to review laws dealing More


Separatists welcome recommendations

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 24: State’s political parties on Thursday welcomed Justice JS Verma committee’s recommendations for reviewing the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in conflict zones like Jammu and Kashmir, asking Government of India to act on the proposal forthwith.Justice Verma More


‘GO MANIPUR WAY’

Civil Society Asks CM To Revoke AFSPA Unilaterally

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 24: With the recommendations of Justice J S Verma Committee at their back, the civil society of Kashmir has demanded that Government of India and State Government should repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir forthwith.“Both the Centre and the State More


Law Department to study report

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Jan 24: Jammu and Kashmir government has started the process of studying recommendations of central government-appointed Justice JS Verma panel regarding amendments in the prevailing laws against sexual crimes and Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).Sources informed Greater Kashmir More


Women in conflict areas vulnerable to atrocities: Plan panel

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 24: Amid renewed debate on the need to review contentious Armed Forces Special powers Act (AFSPA) and make it gender-sensitive in light of Justice JS Verma panel recommendations, the 12th Plan document approved by the National Development Council (NDC) also brings to fore the vagaries More


UN observers not needed:Omar

‘Political Issues Can Be Resolved Bilaterally’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kupwara, Jan 24: Echoing the government of India stance that UN military observers on Kashmir have become redundant and they are no more required, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said that political issues of J&K can be resolved only bilaterally.Addressing public gatherings at Handwara More


Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) today

Omar,Vohra, Muftis Greet People

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar,Jan 24: Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) will be observed on Friday with reverence, devotion and religious fervour in Jammu and Kashmir as special functions would be held across the state at various shrines and masjids.The biggest function will be held at Hazratbal Shrine here where thousands More


After Kargil ‘revolt,’Akhoon may get Cabinet status

Likely To Be Appointed Advisor To CM

Fallout

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar,Jan 24: After facing a serious revolt-like situation from the people of Kargil for dropping the former Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) minister Qamar Ali Akhoon from the Cabinet, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is likely to appoint the disgruntled NC leader as his Advisor More


MGNREGS a huge scam in JK: PDP

Srinagar, Jan 24:Questioning claims of the government on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday called for a thorough inquiry into the implementation of this flagship programme which, according to the party, has turned More


Fresh snowfall brings respite from cold

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 24: Fresh snowfall in upper reaches on Thursday has brought some respite from intense cold in Kashmir Valley even as Meteorological Department said that there would be rise in night temperature also.Met Department officials here said night temperatures across the valley remained More





  • Briefs

DLP alleges harassment

Srinagar, Jan 24: The Democratic Liberation Party (DLP) president Hashim Qureshi on Thursday alleged that civilian population was being subjected to torture by the forces in Kashmir on the pretext of security More



  • PaK

Seerah competition commences in PaK

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Jan 24: Presenting true image of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as mercy to all mankind and inculcating moral and spiritual values and beliefs in young students, a local non-governmental More




  • Opinion

Indo-Pak war games

The relation between the two neighbours hover between love and hate. Is it due to deeply ingrained mistrust or part of the psychological games people play for sustaining their vested interests?

MY TAKE

M.ASHRAF

Eric Berne, the famous psychiatrist wrote in 1964 the bestselling book on human psychology, the Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships. Since its publication the book has already sold More



  • GK Features

On Loving Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

The major part of the Prophet’s mission was to bring peace to the world

ROLE MODEL

FIAZ FAZILI

Ask any Muslim about his or her love for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and he or she will answer, “Fidayak Ya Rasool Allah. Sincerely yours, we believe what we tell ourselves Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad More




  • Letters

Rich poor

This refers to rich-poor gap that is telling upon the health of our society.Rich can afford to live during war by dumping essential commodities but what about poor? Rich never share their luxuries but More



  • Friday Focus

Meelad 1434 AH

PROF G R MALIK

On the auspicious occasion of Meelad today, we try to briefly examine the attitude of modern man towards the message of the Prophet (SAW). One of the gravest misfortunes that has always perverted human More



  • Business

Peace key to tourism promotion: Mir

Says all grievances of tourism players would be addressed

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 24: Stating that the peace was key to promotion of tourism in the state, Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, today said the government was committed to promote Kashmir as safe tourist More



  • Sports

JK Police lifts Christmas Gold Cup Sports

Develops Discipline, Helps Overall Growth: Feroz

Jammu,Jan 24: Minister of State for Information Technology,Science Technology and Youth Services and Sports, Feroz Ahmad Khan, today said that sports develops discipline besides ensuring a strong mind More



  • Kashmir

Girl ends life,10 attempt suicide

CLASS XII RESULTS

KHALID GUL/ MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Pulwama/Srinagar Jan 24: In a tragic incident, a girl committed suicide in south Kashmir’s Awantipora area, while 10 others made an abortive bid to end their lives after class 12th examinations results More



  • Srinagar City

MIRWAIZ CONCERNED OVER IMMORALITY IN SOCIETY

‘Due to unislamic customs, extravagance, 30,000 girls await marriage’

Srinagar, Jan. 24: Expressing serious concern over growing immorality and extravagance in the society, Chairman Mutahida Majlis Ulma, Jammu and Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday said over 30,000 More




  • Jammu

Court Turns Down DySP's Bail Plea

RAMBAN CUSTODIAL KILLING

GK NEWS NETWORK

Ramban, Jan 24: Principal Sessions Judge Ramban M A Choudhary has rejected the bail plea of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sonaullah Naik, facing trial for allegedly killing a local youth in custody More



  • South Asia

‘Pakistan wants to resolve all issues with India’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 24: Amidst strain in bilateral ties arising out of ceasefire violations, Pakistan today said it wants to resolve all issues with India, including tensions along the  Line of Control More




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