• TOP STORIES

As Govt turns 4, CM admits deficiencies

‘Poor Electricity, Less Jobs, Corruption Are Shortcomings’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 5: On the fourth anniversary of National Conference-Congress coalition government, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday admitted that poor electricity, less jobs and corruption were the biggest shortcomings of the government. He, however, was quick to add that in the coming months the More


Working on strict law on sexual assaults: Omar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 5: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said the government is working to frame a strict law that will have a stern punishment for sexual assault on women.“I have directed the Law Minister to frame a strict law against sexual assaults on women. I believe Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) More


Sexual offences: Govt to set-up ‘fast track courts’ for speedy justice

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Jan 5: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is contemplating setting up fast-track courts for speedy justice in cases related to sexual offence against woman in the State.Seeking their opinion for the need to set-up fast track courts in the State, the government has already invited suggestions More


Govt reverting to backdoor appointments: PDP

Party Takes To Roads; Mis-Governance, Corruption Trademark Of Ruling Coalition: Mehbooba

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 5: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party Saturday said that National Conference-led government in Jammu and Kashmir was reverting to “old tactics of backdoor appointments” which was creating uncertainty among educated youth and promoting mis-governance. The party accused that rampant corruption More


Parvez to represent India-A team today

KHALID GUL

Bijbehara, Jan 5: With 23-year old cricketer Parvez Rasool from this Chinar town of South Kashmir set to represent India-A for a warm-up match against England in Delhi on Sunday, Kashmiris are eagerly waiting for the contest.The mood in Zargar house and the neighborhood is upbeat with the family More


Bowls to Indian stars at nets

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 5: Promising Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parvez Rasool was on Saturday summoned by the Indian team management to bowl to the likes of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli ahead of the side's third and final ODI against Pakistan on Sunday.Rasool, who is in the India-A squad More


ACID ATTACK VICTIM SPEAKS, RUES HER SILENCE ON STALKING

Decision On Plastic Surgery Soon, Say Medicos

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Jan 5: Breaking her silence for the first time since the horrific incident, the Srinagar’s acid attack victim Saturday said she “should have lodged complaint against the stalker earlier.”“I rue why I didn’t lodge a complaint with police earlier,” she told Greater Kashmir at the Indraprastha More


Statements of nine persons recorded

Police To File Charge-Sheet Soon

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 5: Investigation into the acid attack on a girl from Barzulla area of Srinagar is going on at a ‘fast pace’ and the charge sheet would be filed soon, police said Saturday.Police has so far recorded the statements of nine persons and shall record some more statements under Section More


Family demands justice on fast-track basis

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jan 5: Family of the acid attack victim has demanded setting up of ‘fast track court’ so that the perpetrator of the dastardly act is punished quickly.“The attack on my sister is height of cruelty. The perpetrator needs to be punished quickly in a fast track court. Police must understand More


New Taliban faction chief fought in JK

REZAUL H LASKAR/PTI

Islamabad, Jan 5: Bahawal Khan, the new chief of a Taliban faction in Pakistan's South Waziristan region after the killing of Mullah Nazir in a US drone strike, is a militant who fought Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir.Khan was named the head of the faction shortly after Nazir and 12 other militants More


Srinagar freezes at minus 5.4

No Respite From Cold Wave In Kashmir

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar Jan 5: Kashmir valley continues to remain in the grip of intense cold, with the summer capital Srinagar recording coldest night of the season at minus 5.4 degree Celsius. The weatherman, meanwhile, predicted no improvement in the cold wave in coming days.An official of the Meteorological More





  • Briefs

Chahrum of Mir’s sister-in-law on Monday

Srinagar, Jan 5: The Chahrum of Aisha, wife of Ghulam Mohiuddin Mir - younger brother of Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir- would be observed on January 7 (Monday).  Aisha passed away on More



  • National

‘No one came to help us in Delhi’

New Delhi, Jan 5: The male friend of the Delhi gang-rape victim - the only witness in the case - on Friday spoke for the first time in front of the nation and exclusively told Zee News that his friend More




  • Opinion

Throwing acid at innocence

No punishment means no letup in crime

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

The recent acid throwing incident in the uptown area of Srinagar has shocked us all. Two men committed an act worse than murder in the broad day light. It is not for the first time that a girl has been More



  • GK Magazine

Where Bharat becomes India

We are not prepared to recognize that women’s rights are fundamentally human rights cutting across cultures, regions and religions

ALTERNATIVES

DR GULL WANI

 The RSS Chief Mr. Mohan Bhagwat has created a virtual storm by saying that rape is mainly prevalent in urban India. He attributes it to the impact of western culture and influence mainly prevalent 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



  • Business

Don’t exceed budgetary allocations: FM to try officers

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 5: Asserting that treasuries are the custodian of state exchequer, Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather today called for maintaining the Budget Control religiously, adding More



  • Sports

Broken India look to save face in dead rubber

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 5: One thing is abundantly clear – India no longer boast any home advantage. Having lost the Test series to England, drawn two short Twenty20 series and then surrendering this ODI series More



  • Kashmir

Don’t advocate readymade solutions: Geelani to separatists

Musharraf Divided Hurriyat: Sehrai

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 5: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday asked separatist groups not to advocate Musharaff’s four point formula or any other readymade solution for resolving More



  • Srinagar City

Healthcare government’s most important concern: CM

Inaugurates Nursing College, Genetic Centre, lays foundation of OPD Block, Sarai at SKIMS

Srinagar, Jan 5: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday said that his government has focused health care sector as one of the important concerns in the State’s development policy.  Inaugurating Madr More




  • South Asia

Pak will have to redefine its military doctrine: PM

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 5: Warning that "forces of doom and gloom" are bent on derailing the system, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that Pakistan will have to redefine its military doctrine to comprehensively More



  • PaK

Musharraf backstabbed Kashmiri militants: Salahuddin

‘Inconsistent Pak Policy Responsible For Friction Among Hurriyat’

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Jan 5: Chairman of United Jihad Council (UJC) and Supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin on Saturday said that former President of Pakistan Parvez Musharraf “backstabbed” More




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