Talk to Delhi: Omar tells separatists

‘Political Issues Can’t Be Resolved By Gun Or Money’


Jammu, Jan 25: Asserting that dialogue is the only way forward to resolve issues, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday asked separatists to open channels of communication with the Centre and discuss political issues threadbare to seek amicable solution.“When they can talk to the leadership of neighboring More

CM calls on Governor

Jammu, Jan 25: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today met Governor N N Vohra and discussed the report of the Justice J S Verma panel which recommends changes in the criminal justice system to protect the dignity of women and enhance their safety and security.Omar met the Governor at Raj Bhawan here More

Revoke AFSPA, we will talk: Mirwaiz

‘People Should Feel Some Change On Ground’


Srinagar, Jan 25: Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said the conglomerate would consider dialogue with New Delhi if Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is revoked from Jammu and Kashmir.“Let them revoke the draconian AFSPA, we will think over talks with New Delhi More

13 persons get state award

Awardees Include Dr Saleem, Sofi, Shyam Koul

Jammu, Jan 25: Jammu and Kashmir government Friday announced grant of state awards on the eve of Republic Day in favour of 13 persons for rendering meritorious services in the different fields.Award for bravery including Rs 51000 cash, a medal and a citation was accorded to Vivek Kumar S/o Shamsher More

Security beefed up across Valley


Srinagar, Jan 25: With strict security arrangements put in place ahead of January 26, Srinagar and other major towns of the Valley Friday witnessed thin movement of people and transport despite Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW).Frisking, random search operations and checking of identity cards by police More

Governor for providing ‘secure environment’ to Panchayat representatives

Asks Security Forces Not To Lower Guard; Calls For Sprucing Administrative Set Up


Jammu, Jan 25: Calling for providing a secure environment to the Panchayat members, Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra Friday said the establishment of Panchayati Raj and devolution of powers to elected representatives in municipal administration would fortify decentralized democratic framework at More

Omar eyeing north Kashmir?

In Run Up To 2014 Polls, NC Lays Its Hands On Kupwara


Srinagar, Jan 25: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah deciding to address rallies in frontier towns of Handwara and Kupwara after the recent cabinet reshuffle indicates that he wants to ensure that north Kashmir remains his party’s strong bastion in 2014 polls.Thousands of people turning up to attend More


Thousands Throng Hazratbal; Processions Taken Out Across Valley


Srinagar, Jan 25: Braving the intense cold, thousands of devotees Friday thronged Hazratbal Shrine here to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Elsewhere in Kashmir division, congregational prayers were offered and processions taken out to mark Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW).Devotees including More

GOC Chinar Corps greets people


Srinagar, Jan 25: Lieutenant General Om Prakash, GOC of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, has greeted the people on Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) on behalf of all ranks of the Army in Kashmir.In a message of greetings, the GOC described Islam as a religion of peace and said that this holy day marks the birth More

  • Briefs

Masjid roof collapses,25 injured


Ganderbal, Jan 25: At least 25 persons were injured two of them critically when a wooden roof of Masjid collapsed at Sayed Basti here in north Kashmir on Friday. Witnesses said incident took place More

  • National

35 years jail for Headley not enough: India


New Delhi, Jan 25: India today made clear its disappointment over David Headley not getting a "harsher" sentence than 35 years in jail for helping plot Mumbai terror attack even as the US justified its More

  • Opinion

The greatest of all

His message is not for a community, but for entire humanity. May peace be upon him



“By the Qur'an, full of Wisdom Thou art indeed one of the apostles”. Furthermore Quran very emphatically brings to fore the truth about Prophet Muhammad’s SAW real stature: “And raised high the esteem More

  • GK Weekend

Animal pain: current concepts

Comparing pain in animals with that of humans


Animals play multiple roles in our lives. They are not only our food but also companions and beasts of burden. They not just enrich our lives but also make us better human beings. From the Islamic viewpoint More

  • Letters

Failed democracy

Democracy has not survived in Pakistan as it seems that Pakistan did not suit democracy. But we have to see that can Tahreek Minhaj -ul-Quran play a role in maintaining democracy in the country.Hilal Ahmed More

  • Editorial

Justice Verma Recommendations

As the country woke up to the menace of crimes against women in the wake of the horrendous gang rape in Delhi last month, a review of the laws concerning women was very essential. Former Chief Justice More

  • Business

34,000 Panchs in JK to get insurance cover

4 Companies In Race To Get Contract


Srinagar, Jan 25: The Jammu and Kashmir is going to be the first state to provide insurance cover to the Panchayat representatives.  Sources said that four insurance companies are vying for the More

  • Sports

Parvez Rasool selected for NCA Bangalore


Srinagar, Jan 25: The all-rounder from Jammu and Kashmir Parvez Rasool has been selected for the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Bangalore. The star cricketer who recently had his second stint with More

  • Kashmir

Justice Verma’s recommendations, remarks appropriate: Geelani

Srinagar, Jan 25: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday hailed the recommendations of Justice Verma Commission regarding the review of Armed Forces Special Powers Act More

  • Srinagar City

SMC celebrates National Voters Day

Srinagar,Jan 25: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday celebrated National Voters Day at different polling stations in the summer capital.  In a statement a spokesperson of SMC said functions More

  • Jammu

State to seek 10 %hike in annual plan allocation

Rather Likely To Present State Budget On March 5

Jammu, Jan 25: Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to seek 10 per cent hike in the annual plan allocation for the fiscal 2013-14 besides extension of center’s special package under Prime Minister.  More

  • South Asia

Pak military conducting ‘Saffron Bandit’ exercise


Islamabad, Jan 25: Against the backdrop of a spike in tensions with India, the Pakistani military is conducting a combat exercise involving fighter jets and ground troops with a top General saying the More

  • GK Features

On Loving Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

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



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

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