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Whose Martyrs Are They?

Mainstream, Separatist Parties Stake Claim To Legacy Of Those Martyred In 1931

Martyrs Day Today

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 12: Kashmir is set to observe Martyrs Day on Saturday to remember 21 Kashmiris who fell to the bullets of Dogra army on July 13, 1931 at Central Jail, Srinagar. Even after 82 years of the incident, both mainstream and separatists stake claim over those buried in the graveyard at the More


Restrictions in old Srinagar today

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 12: Authorities have decided to impose restrictions on public movement in areas of old Srinagar on Saturday as the separatist groups have called for march to the Martyrs Graveyard at Naqshband Sahab (RA) shrine here.Chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani More


Abhai is new PCCF, Ranjan Chairman PCB

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 12: The State Cabinet Friday approved transfers and positing in the Forest Department.The Cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Okayed promotion of Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Abhai Kumar (IFS-1983) as Principal Chief More


Shocker from Hajj Committee of India

JK Pilgrims To Pay Highest Airfare For Repeat Pilgrimage

M HYDERI

Srinagar, July 12: What has come as a `shocker, the Hajj pilgrims from J&K who are going for repeat pilgrimage this year as companion/mehram will have to pay highest airfare, almost double to what aspirants from other Indian states are being charged.As against the subsidy for the first-time More


6 INJURED IN NOWHATTA CLASHES

Police Fires Teargas Shells, Pellets At Protesters

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 12: At least six people were injured, one among them critically, after clashes broke out in Nowhatta area of old Srinagar on Friday afternoon.Reports said soon after the Friday prayers, hundreds of people took out a procession at Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta. The protesters marched More


NOW, PRIVATE SCHOOLS CAN’T HIKE FEE WITHOUT APPROVAL

Justice Nazki-Headed Panel Issues Circular; Schools Directed To Furnish Fee, Property Details

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, July 12: Setting the stage for regulating fee structure of private educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir, the government panel headed by Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki issued a circular on Friday to restrain them from raising fees without prior approval.The panel directed all educational More


JK loses Rs 1226 crore to financial indiscipline

Cuts Sorry Figure At PCI Meet; 82% Plan Expenditure Recorded For 2012-13

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, July 12: Inability of the state executing agencies to meet targets, non-submission of utilization certificates and non-adherence to codal formalities has cost Jammu and Kashmir around Rs 1226 crore during the last financial year.Official sources said out of the total plan allocation for More





  • Briefs

Naseer Ganai bereaved

Srinagar, July 12: The mother of noted journalist Naseer Ahmad Ganai passed away on the intervening night of July 11/12, at SKIMS, Souyra, after brief illness.  The demise, according to family sources More



  • National

India to redeploy surveillance camera in Chumar sector

New Delhi, July 12: Indian Army is planning to put back a surveillance camera in the Chumar area along the LAC to keep an eye on the movement of the Chinese troops which had reportedly taken away a similar More




  • Opinion

Pushed to the wall

Freedom denied in Egypt. Courtesy the West.

FIRDOUS SYED

Today is July the 13th. We commemorate this day as a moment of real reckoning rather awakening. On this day in 1931, blood of the martyrs had rejuvenated the struggle of the oppressed. That resistance More



  • GK Magazine

Troubles on the Roads to Zangskar

Two incomplete roads, two estranged communities and a looming isolation that breeds disastrous misperceptions

SIDDIQ WAHID

The road between Ladakh’s trans-Himalayan towns of Kargil and Padum opened in the mid-1970s. Like the road between Srinagar and Leh – they would be called ‘motor roads’ in the early 20th century to distinguish More




  • Letters

Dust disease

The condition of the Chanapora road particularly near J&K Bank Ltd is in deteriorated state for the past so many years. Notwithstanding the requests to the authorities, nothing has been done so far More



  • Editorial

PRC issue: caution needed

Government’s belief that decentralising powers to issue Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs) at the district level will help in preventing fake certificate issuance will have to be approached with some More



  • Business

Local travel operators should get 80 pc ticket quota: TASK

Accuse Global Vectra of bringing defective helicopters

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, July 12: Travel Agents Society of Kashmir (TASK) has demanded that Valley-based tour operators should be allotted 80 per cent quota of the Amarnath yatra copter tickets.General Secretary, TASK More



  • Sports

Kehwa Kings on winning streak, beat Sachdeva Leopards

Adil Reshi Adjudged HDFC MoM

'J&K CORPORATE PREMIERE LEAGUE

Srinagar, July 12: Continuing its unbeaten run in the 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League, Kehwa Kings on Friday won its third straight match against Sachdeva Leopards at Kashmir University ground More



  • Kashmir

Geelani, Mirwaiz under house arrest

Hurriyat (M) Reiterates Call For March To Martyrs’ Graveyard

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 13: Authorities on Friday placed chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat Conference under house arrest, a day ahead of Martyrs’ Day. “He (Geelani Sahab) was not even allowed to offer More



  • Srinagar City

REHAB OF DAL DWELLERS TO BE COMPLETED IN 3 YRS: CM

OMAR FOR REHABILITATION TIMEFRAME SHRINKING

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 2: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Friday directed that the rehabilitation of the Dal dwellers be completed in three years, an official handout said. The CM directed for “shrinking the More




  • South Asia

‘India, Pakistan should improve bilateral relations’

3rd Islamabad Dialogue recommends slew of CBMs

Islamabad, July 12: Jinnah Institute’s 3rd Islamabad Dialogue concluded in Islamabad on Friday with the release of a draft resolution outlining recommendations for India and Pakistan to improve bilateral More



  • GKeducation&career

Kashmir University or 10-Janpath?

The University of Kashmir is posing a new challenge to regional parties in J&K,particularly National Conference

MATTER OF CONCERN

ABID BASHIR

Had National Conference founder Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah been alive, he would not allow so many things to happen that his progeny is otherwise permitting. There is a reason to it: who would like to see More




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