• TOP STORIES

Acid attack on girl, 2 youth held

‘One Of The Accused Was Harassing Victim For Some Time’

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jan 2: In a rare incident of its kind in the Valley, a girl from uptown Barzulla Wednesday received burn injuries when two men threw acid on her face after assaulting her near Parraypora on Airport Road here.Family of the girl (identity withheld) said that she was attacked by two men More


INCIDENT EVOKES WIDESPREAD CONDEMNATION

‘Perpetrators Of This Beastly Act Deserve Harshest Punishment’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 2: The bone-chilling incident of acid attack on a female school teacher in uptown Parraypora area of the city on Wednesday evoked widespread condemnation from women activists and various shades of political opinion in the state.Talking to Greater Kashmir, noted civil society activist More


SC issues notice to Centre, States on women safety

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 2: Amid nationwide outrage over the Delhi gang-rape, the Supreme Court Wednesday decided to take up the issue of fast-track courts for speedy trial of rape cases even as it sought responses from the Centre and states within a month on providing adequate security to women.The apex More


PARENTS WORRIED OVER GROWING RAUCOUSNESS

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Jan 2: Wednesday’s acid attack has raised serious concerns over the safety of girls in general and those studying at various coaching centers across the Valley in particular.The incident has evoked widespread condemnation from various circles with student fraternity and non-government More


Cabinet to meet today

Promotion Of IAS Officers On Agenda

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 2: The state government is expected to clear promotion of around a dozen senior IAS officers in the cabinet meeting to be chaired by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here on Thursday.Official sources said that Omar, who was out on a vacation returned to the winter capital of today. More


Delhi chill breaks 43 yr record

SRINAGAR SHIVERS AT MINUS 3.9

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 2: It was bitterly cold on Wednesday in north India with maximum temperature in Delhi breaking 43-year record as the maximum temperature was a mere 9.8 degrees Celsius, 11 notches below normal.The day began chilly and foggy in Delhi with minimum temperature two notches below average More


JK mulls capital punishment for rape

Death Sentence To Be Also Considered For Acid Attacks: AG

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 2: Jammu and Kashmir is contemplating to modify the existing laws against rape in the state to incorporate capital punishment for sexual offence against women.The state government also plans to amend the existing laws to ensure that sexual offender/s don’t get bail and the trial More


‘Clipping SIC wings’ is an achievement for JK Govt

Revision Of RTI Rules Listed Among Major Accomplishments Of 2012

SPOTLIGHT

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 2: What could be termed a baffling move, Jammu and Kashmir Government has highlighted review of RTI rules, aimed at ‘clipping wings’ of the State Information Commission (SIC), as one of its major achievements in 2012.The State Government has enumerated RTI rules revision, which evoked More


JCC readies for major face-off with government

Calls Statewide Protests From Jan 8

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 2: Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) of various employees unions in the state Wednesday announced major face-off with the government asking employees to hold statewide protests during the three day pen-down strike beginning January 8.Addressing a press conference here today, JCC leaders More


Pulwama normal after 5 days

Firing On Civilians Intolerable: NC Lawmaker

KHALID GUL

Pulwama, Jan 2: Life in this South Kashmir town limped back to normal on Wednesday after five days of curfew and shutdown following the forces’ firing on civilians resulting in injuries to nine persons.Though the authorities had lifted the curfew on Tuesday after strictly enforcing it for four More


Forces ‘violated’ SOP

Thorough Investigation Will Lead Us To Conclusion: Police

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 2: As the Army is facing severe censure for allegedly opening fire on civilians in Pulwama last week, the incident has brought to spotlight the adherence to, or violation of, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) by the security forces. Police have already filed an FIR against the Army More


Ratanpuri denounces police role

‘Youth Brutalized By Excesses’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 2: Denouncing the role of police in Pulwama firing incident, National Conference leader and Member Parliament (MP) Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri has welcomed the initiative of Defence Minister A K Anthony and has demanded sever punishment to the guilty. In a statement issued Wednesday, Ratanpuri More





  • Briefs

HCBA team to provide legal aid to detainees

Srinagar, Jan 2: A 16-member team of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association led by its president advocate Z A Qureshi is visiting different jails in and outside Kashmir to provide necessary legal More



  • National

India bans journalistic activities on tourist visa

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 2: India has banned journalistic activities by foreigners visiting the country on tourist visa.The order has been issued by the Home Ministry after noticing that foreigners coming on tourist More




  • Opinion

Master Ahsan Dar

Hiding in the past, or searching for the future!

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

This column is not in praise of a person who we know as one of the most formidable militant commanders of yesteryears. Neither is it a vilification of the ‘most dreaded terrorist’. It is not about the More



  • GK Magazine

Mir’s Shortest Book on Ethics

Today I talk about a great book that has the distinction of being the smallest book available on web on the subject

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

The Prophet of Islam (SAW) expressed the ethical prerogative of his mission in his famous utterance that “I have come to perfect ethics.” There is too much debate about religion or theology but little More




  • Letters

Celebrating 2013

2013 has already dawned and celebrations are going on in different parts of the world. There are two types of celebrations. One is Thanksgiving, an expression of gratitude for the Divine. The second comes More



  • Editorial

Go Beyond Report

Defence Minister A K Antony has sought the report of the Pulwama incident in which seven civilians were injured when the army personnel opened fire on the people allegedly throwing stones at the security More



  • Business

Oilcos asked to fast track LPG record updating

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 2: Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution, Qamar Ali Akhoon today asked the oil companies to expedite the process of updating of records of the LPG consumers. The Minister More



  • Sports

Parvez makes it to India-A squad

‘I Will Do My Best To Impress Selectors’

ENGLAND IN INDIA 2012-13

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Jan 2: The superb all-round dream show in the Ranji Trophy season has paved way for the JK Cricket’s rising star Parvez Rasool into the India-A cricket team squad that will play warm up one-day More



  • Kashmir

Food Safety: High Court directs JK Govt to ‘get spices tested’

Makes testing of milk, imported food items mandatory; Seeks compliance report by January 31

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Jan 2: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state government to collect samples of spices, manufactured by factories and/or industrial units in the state, on weekly basis for laboratory More



  • Srinagar City

Expedite land acquisition for Bagh-i- Dilawar Khan College: Sagar

Srinagar, Jan 2: Minister for Rural Development, Law, Justice, Parliamentary Affairs and Panchayati Raj, Ali Muhammad Sagar on Wednesday directed the district administration to expedite land acquisition More




  • Jammu

7 hydel power projects put on EPC mode in JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Jan 2: The Jammu and Kashmir Government Wednesday said seven hydel power projects in the state with combined installed capacity of 1,036 MW have been put on the public- private partnership route More



  • South Asia

Tahir-ul Qadri's 'long march' puts PPP, PML-N in same boat

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, Jan 2: Rattled by the sudden re-emergence of Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistan's two main political parties -– PPP and PML-N –- have joined hands to deal with his planned protest in Islamabad on January More



  • Mamoosa

Mamoosa:‘Super Model Village’ sans basic amenities

AHMAD KASHMIRI

Mamoosa (Pattan), Jan 3: This north Kashmir hamlet, just a few kms from Srinagar-Gulmarg highway, which was named as ‘Super Model Village’ by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, four years ago sans basic More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results

REMEDIAL MEASURES

REHANA JABEEN

It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More




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