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2 Youth Killed In Army Firing

Murder Case Registered Against Troopers; SSP Bandipora Among 5 Injured In Clashes

MIR TARIQ

Bandipora, June 30: Two youths including a teenager were killed and three injured in Army firing at Markundal village in this north Kashmir district triggering public outrage and massive protests in the area. Police has filed an FIR against unknown army personnel under Section 302 IPC (murder charges More


Omar skips prize distribution function

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, June 30: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah skipped the prize distribution function of the Mughal Road Car Rally at SKICC here in the aftermath of the killing of two youth in Army firing at Bandipora today.According to sources, Omar cancelled his scheduled presence at the prize distribution More


WE FEEL SAD: ARMY

‘Have Ordered Thorough Investigation’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Awantipora (Pulwama), June 30: The Army on Sunday termed Sumbal firing incident that left two youth dead as “sad” and assured that strict action would be taken against soldiers “if found guilty.”Addressing a hurriedly convened press conference here in south Kashmir, the General Officer Commanding More


‘Budding intellectual lost’

Irfan Missed The Prize He Was Waiting For: Mother

MIR TARIQ

Markundal (Bandipora), June 30: Amid wails, sobs and cries, residents of Markundal mourn the loss of a budding intellectual - Irfan Ahmed Ganaie - who used to deliver public sermons at an early age. However, Irfan’s mother has only regret that his son could not get the promised prize.Hanifa Begum More


Day before his engagement, Tariq bids adieu to family

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 30: A day which was supposed to be joyous for Laharwal family has turned into a tragedy for them as their son Tahir Ahmad Laharwal, who was scheduled to get engaged to his widowed sister-in-law on Tuesday fell to the Army bullets.  Tariq Ahmad Laharwal, killed in Sumbal Sunday More


Goswami assumes charge as Union Home Secretary

He Will Have Fixed Tenure Of Two Years

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, June 30: Anil Goswami, a 1978 batch IAS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, on Sunday assumed charge as the new Union Home Secretary. He has replaced R K Singh who attained the age of superannuation today.Goswami is the first IAS officer from J&K to rise to the coveted post of Home More


Separatists condemn Sumbal killings, call for shutdown today

Geelani Addresses Mourners, Mirwaiz Appoints Fact-Finding Mission, Malik Detained

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 30: Separatist groups in Kashmir have strongly condemned the killing of two youth by Army in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district saying that the “trigger-happy uniformed men have the license to kill Kashmiris”.They have also called for a complete shutdown on Monday (July 1) to protest More


Mainstream aghast

Revenge Killing: Cries NC; Barbaric: Says Mufti; Army Responsible: Soz

Srinagar, June 30: Mainstream parties in Jammu and Kashmir have castigated Army for the killing of two youth in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district and demanded a thorough probe into the incident.Terming the incident as revenge killing, ruling National Conference (NC) demanded a thorough probe More


Another volte-face: Govt withdraws latest diktat

‘Locals, Tourists Free To Visit Pahalgam, Sonamarg’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 30: Day after putting restrictions on locals and tourists desirous of visiting Pahalgam and Sonamarg, in a volte-face Jammu and Kashmir government Sunday said people are free to visit the two tourist resorts and don’t require any passes or permission for the same.Pertinently, this More


Northern Command bids adieu to Gen Parnaik

Jammu, June 30: Northern Command Sunday bid adieu to their GOC-in-C Lt Gen K T Parnaik, who retired after a 41-year-long career.General Parnaik had taken over the reins of Northern Command on January 1, 2011 and remained at its helm for over two years.The General Officer has been attributed More





  • Briefs

Yaum-i-Shamas Faqeer observed

Khansahib, June 30: Shamas Faqeer Day was observed at Kalshipora, Khansahib during the intervening night of 29th and 30th June. A musical programme of Sufi poetry was organized by the Information department More




  • Opinion

2014 and us

Will there be something in store for us?

Punchline

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

Has 2014 - the year when US and NATO troops will withdraw from Afghanistan -  any surprises in stock for us? The answer could be could both `yes' and `no'. Looking for an answer to the question, there More



  • GKeducation&career

Reforming the Examination System

There’s a need to improve teaching-learning processes in our educational institutions

EXAMINATION

FAHEEM IQBAL SHAYIQ

Examination occupies a central position in our educational system. Examination scheme influences the classroom practices to a large extent as the classroom practices are considered to be a ‘means to an More




  • Letters

Black marketing

Gulmarg and other tourist hubs are now becoming the spots for black marketing. The small scale enterprises are using unfair trade practices by looting the tourists, A simple cup of Kashmiri Kahwa (which More



  • Editorial

Don’t Ignore Kashmir

Chief minister Omar Abdullah has voiced concern over the fast transforming situation in Afghanistan and its likely fallout on Kashmir. Speaking at the ongoing three day international conference on Central More



  • Business

‘Luck fails, hard work not’

He was keen to join his family business from childhood. Nationalization of forests in 1984 made him to switch over to hospitality sector. Mushtaq Ahmad Burza, chairman Ahad Hotels and Resorts shares his More



  • Sports

J&K Bank 4th Mughal Road car rally concludes

G A Mir distributes prizes among winners

Srinagar, June 30: Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmad Mir gave away prizes to the winners of 4th Mughal Rally at SKICC here today.First prize of Rs 2 lakh and trophy was won by Amittrajit Ghosh and AshwinNaik More



  • Kashmir

CBI seeks transfer of case to NIA

SURANKOTE MASSACRE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, June 30: In Sunrankote massacre case of 1998 in which 19 members of three families were killed, the Central Bureau of Investigation in its compliance report has pleaded before the High Court More



  • Srinagar City

HYDER PORA FLYOVER TO BE WALLED SOON: R&B MINISTER

No compromise on Azad’s security, says Wani; Inaugurates Tengpora bridge

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 30: Terming the much-awaited walling of the Hyder Pora flyover as an “important issue”, the Minister for Roads and Buildings, Abdul Majeed Wani on Sunday said the elevated expressway would More




  • Jammu

PIR PANCHAL RAIL ATTRACTS HUGE CROWD

MUHAMMAD TASKEEN/PTI

Banihal, June 30: It was a busy day for the railway employees here at Banihal station as thousands of people from various parts of Kashmir region visited this highway township using the recently inaugurated More



  • News

'NSA bugs EU embassies, infiltrates their computer networks'

MAMMEN MATHEW

Berlin, June 30: American intelligence service used bugs, phone taps and cybermonitoring to obtain information from European Union embassies and offices in Washington, New York and Brussels, a German weekly More




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