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SRINAGAR TRADERS DOWN SHUTTERS IN PROTEST

Civil Society Expresses Shock; Victim Admitted To Apollo Hospital; Doctors Say She’s Stable

ACID ATTACK AFTERMATH

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jan 4: Traders in Srinagar’s Regal Chowk and its adjoining areas Friday closed their businesses and held demonstrations demanding stringent punishment to those who threw acid on a girl here Wednesday.Terming the attack as barbaric and inhumane, the Regal Chowk Traders Association and More


Govt wakes up to help victim

Will bear her treatment expenses: Health Minister

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 4: A day after national spokesperson of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party Dr Sameer Kaul extended medical assistance to the Wednesday’s acid attack victim, the State Government Friday joined the chorus, deciding to bear all expenses on treatment of the girl. The Government has More


JKLF leaders, others court arrest against life-sentences

Life Imprisonments Can Force Valley Youth To Pick Up Guns Again: Yasin Malik

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 4: Launching a 10-day jail bharo movement against life-sentences to Kashmiri youth, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik Friday said the assurances of 1994 to then militants that Kashmiris would be provided space for peaceful struggle have turned deceptive. Malik More


UN resolutions relevant, says Pak

KASHMIR SETTLEMENT

YOSHITA SINGH

United Nations, Jan 4: Pakistan has said the Kashmir issue with India has to be settled by the two countries even as it described the UN resolutions on the matter as an “important framework” for its settlement. “When we talk about the bilateral dimension of this issue (Kashmir), of course it has to More


Intense cold envelopes Kashmir

Srinagar Witnesses Season’s Coldest Night At -4.3 Degrees

Srinagar, Jan 4: Intense cold tightened its grip across Kashmir valley as minimum temperatures plunged further with summer capital Srinagar witnessing the coldest night of the season at minus 4.3 degrees Celsius.The minimum temperature recorded in Srinagar was down from minus 4.0 degrees Celsius More





  • Briefs

Traffic suspended on Bandipora-Gurez road

Bandipora, Jan 4: In view of heavy snowfall on Bandipora-Gurez road and forming of ice on the road surface due to which the road has become slippery, District Magistrate, Bandipora has ordered the suspension More



  • National

Shinde for sensitization of police towards women

Lady Cops To Be Compulsorily Deployed In All Police Stations

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Jan 4: Shaken by the public outrage after brutal gang-rape of a young Delhi girl, the Home Ministry has decided to make Delhi Police more women friendly. In this regard, plans are afoot to launch More




  • Opinion

2013 – the year begins

How will the things shape up remains to be seen

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Now its year 2013, thereby 2014 is not far away.  What is special about 2014 that a particular reference is being made to the year that’s yet 12 months away. The NATO forces led by so-called superpower More



  • GK Weekend

Tears and Wails

The notion of security has grown to absurd limits in the state

Screening denied

DR. JAVID IQBAL

Bilal Jan—highly sensitive film maker of the much propagated movie ‘Ocean of Tears’ is disappointed, disturbed and distraught—robbed of his dream, ever since his documentary was proscribed for viewing More




  • Letters

Acid attack

The recent acid attack on the girl means attacking on the entire women folk. When a woman isn't treated fairly on roads, the question is how unsafe public funded roads have turned? How morals have taken More



  • Editorial

A case for action

The shocking incident of acid throwing on the face of a girl in Srinagar on Wednesday demands societal action at several levels. It is not just this incident that has created a wave of anger and anxiety More



  • Business

Mercy Corps pitches for Islamic banking in Kashmir

Says Easier Access To Loans Essential For Promoting Entrepreneurship

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 4: Global humanitarian relief organization, the Mercy Corps, has in its latest report pitched for Islamic banking in Kashmir. “The (Islamic banking) concept is an increasing phenomenon in More



  • Sports

Skiing out of bounds for skiers

Skiers Aghast Over Non-Functioning Of 2nd Phase Gulmarg Gondola

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Jan 4: Despite much fanfare given to opening of winter resort of Gulmarg on the eve of New Year for skiers, the Ski lifts have yet to be made operational by the tourism department much to the More



  • Kashmir

Haji Yousuf 's ghost haunts Crime Branch

Govt To Act On Bedi Commission Report, Initiate Action Against Cops

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 4:  Jammu and Kashmir Government is contemplating disciplinary action against the Crime Branch (CB) officials held guilty by Justice HS Bedi panel, the one-man Commission of Inquiry More



  • Srinagar City

SHRC TAKES STRONG NOTE

Seeks report from IGP Kashmir, SP, SHO Hazratbal

ASSAULT ON GK CORRESPONDENT

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 4: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Friday took strong note of assault on Greater Kashmir correspondent Imran Muzaffar by some policemen on Thursday and sought reports More




  • Jammu

Woman cop commits suicide

Jammu, Jan 4: A woman police constable allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Rajouri district, police said on Friday.  The constable, identified as More



  • South Asia

Siachen Glacier shrinking, says study

Karachi,Jan 4: The Siachen Glacier has been reduced by 5.9km in longitudinal extent between 1989 and 2009 because of rising temperatures, says a study published recently. Human presence at Siachen More



  • Pattan/Tangmarg

Waripora sans basic amenities

‘SUCCESSIVE REGIMES IGNORED US’

Waripora (Pattan) Jan 4: Inhabitants of Waripora Payeen in this north Kashmir area are up in arms against the non-availability of the basic amenities in the village. Located at the bank of Nallah 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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