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Sumbal killings trigger clashes, protests; Army school torched

Curfew Imposed In Hajin, Sumbal, Naidkhai

MIR TARIQ

Bandipora, July 1: Protests and clashes broke out in various parts of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday against the Sunday’s killing of two local youth by army. Angry protestors torched Army Goodwill School in Hajin while an attempt was made to burn a municipality building in Main Chowk More


Don’t know who killed Irfan: Army

Troopers Resorted To Firing In Markundal Village: Eyewitness

MIR TARIQ

Markundal (Sumbal), July 1: A day after regretting killing of Irfan Ahmad Ganaie, 17, and expressing sadness over his death, Army Monday expressed ignorance about the incident stating ‘they are surprised who fired upon him (Irfan)’. However, an eyewitness account punctured the army claims when the More


Geelani rejects inquiry as eyewash

Calls For Bandipora, Safapora March On July 3; JKLF To Stage Candlelight Protest Today

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 1: Terming the inquiry into the killing of two youths at Sumbal yesterday as mere eyewash, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani Monday said no uniformed personnel would be punished for the act.“Inquiry ordered into the killings is laughable and it is only an announcement More


Kashmir shuts in protest; Separatists under house arrest

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 1: Kashmir observed a shutdown on Monday to protest the killing of two youth in Army firing in Bandipora district. The strike call was given by Hurriyat Conference (G) and JKLF.The government made elaborate security arrangements in every nook and corner of Kashmir to thwart any More


Sumbal killings gruesome, avoidable: Chief Minister

‘Such Incidents Lengthen Distance Between Kashmir And Delhi’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 1: Describing as gruesome the death of two youths in army firing at Sumbal, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said such “avoidable” incidents negate attempts being made by the Centre to bridge the emotional distance between the state and rest of the country.“I do not have the More


3 militants, cop killed in Tral gunfight

Three Security Personnel Injured; Locals Stage Protests

KHALID GUL

Tral (Pulwama), July 1: Three Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) militants and a policeman were killed after a fierce gunfight broke out between forces and militants in this South Kashmir district Monday.The gunfight started early morning at Mandoora village of Tral when militants fired on a search party More


Lt Gen Chachra takes over as Northern Command chief

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, July 1: Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra Monday took over as chief of Udhampur-based Army's Northern Command.Lt Gen Chachra assumed the charge of GOC-in-C of the prestigious Northern (Dhruva) Command at a simple ceremony in Udhampur, a defence spokesman said. He succeeded Lt Gen K T Parnaik who retired More


Gurez festival deferred

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar July 1: The State Government has postponed Gurez festival which was scheduled later this week in Bandipora district, in the wake of the killing of two youth by Army in the district.Minister for Tourism, GA Mir said the two-day festival was postponed as a “mark of respect” to the youth More





  • Briefs

IUST to hold national level seminar

Awantipora, July 1: Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) would hold a two day national level Seminar “Muslim Response to Modern Education-Approaches and Prospects” on July 2-3. Professors More



  • National

No age limit for vehicle to ply on road: Centre tell SC

New Delhi, July 1: Vehicles can ply on the roads irrespective of their age if they satisfy prescribed norms and standards, the Centre today told the Supreme Court. "Even though, the central government More




  • Opinion

The Modi experiment

It seems to have brought us face to face with all our ugliness

X-PRESSIONS

M.L. KOTRU

The aggressive sales pitch surrounding the saffron parivar’s Narendra Modi brooks no dissent. It poses a threat to the very credibility of the political arm of the parivar, the BJP, and to those who choose More



  • GK Magazine

Jammu & Kashmir Tourism: VISION 30

The need of the hour is to have a comprehensive integrated tourism plan

THINKING AHEAD

A. RAUF

Basic ingredients for a successful tourist industry in any region are scenic beauty, richness of flora and fauna, culture, historical monuments, pilgrimage centers, easy access, tourist transport network More




  • Letters

Bandipora incident

This refers to a shocking incident that snatched two more youth from us. May Allah bless their soul. Waseem Parveez DarMalikpora Pulwama More



  • Editorial

Root Cause

On Sunday, another scarlet leaf was added to the gory history of Kashmir after two more youth were killed in army firing in Sumbal area of Bandipora district. Irfan Ahmed Ganai of Teng Mohalla, Markundal More



  • Business

Kashmiri boy develops android news application

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, July 1: A Kashmiri youth Mehraj-ur-Rehman (26) from Rambagh has developed an android news application. The application, according to its developer, keeps users updated with latest happenings More



  • Sports

Reyaz, Insha emerge winner

SSS 5th Srinagar Marathon

Srinagar, July 1: Shaheen Syndicate Social Trust on Sunday organized 5th Srinagar road race from Nowhatta to Nehru Park, here.The theme of the race was ‘Sacrilege of women, stopping violence against women More



  • Kashmir

KU professor resigns as Director South Campus

CITES ‘ADMINISTRATIVE IMPEDIMENTS, OTHER EVILS’

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, July 1: Irked by the ‘messy’ administrative set-up, a senior professor at the University of Kashmir has tendered his resignation from a coveted position, citing “impediments created by certain More



  • Srinagar City

NO DRINKING WATER, WASHROOMS CLOSED FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN!

LEADING PVT SCHOOLS FAIL TO PROVIDE BASIC FACILITIES

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 1: No drinking water! Washrooms closed! These are the latest complaints about some of the leading private schools in the City where schoolchildren suffer for the want basic facilities.  More




  • Jammu

‘TAINTED’ OFFICIALS ENJOY PLUM POSTING

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, July 1: Jammu and Kashmir Health Department is sleeping over the proposed action against some of its officials allegedly involved in the spurious drugs scam. Official sources revealed that More



  • South Asia

Death toll in Pak attacks climbs to 52

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, July 1: Police officials say the death toll from several weekend bombings in Pakistan has climbed to 52 after three victims died overnight from their wounds.  Senior police officer Fayaz More



  • World

16 protesters killed during Egypt protests

Cairo, July 1: At least 16 people were killed and hundreds injured in clashes across Egypt as angry protesters took to the streets for the second day today, storming the headquarters ruling Muslim Brotherhood 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




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