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Curfew enforces calm in Budgam

Army, Other Forces Remain Deployed; No Relaxation In Restrictions Till Things Normalize: Government

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, July 25: Situation in curfew bound villages of central Kashmir’s Budgam district hit by group clashes continued to remain tense but under control on Thursday while authorities decided against easing the restrictions till normalcy returns.Sources said army continued to carry out flag More


Separatists, others reiterate appeals for peace

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 25: Continuing with his peace march in clash-hit areas in district Budgam on second day today, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, called upon people to maintain unity.“The sacred personality of our beloved Prophet (SAW) is the pivot of our faith and More


Pattern of riots suspicious: Civil Society

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 25: Civil society members of Kashmir on Thursday urged all religious leaders to play a positive role in ending the clashes in Budgam, stressing that the pattern of riots in the district was “very suspicious.”In a statement issued here, the civil society group said for the last few More


Stung by Roshni fraud, Government to tighten noose around defaulters

Jammu Pays Rs 22 Crore, Kashmir Rs 54 Crore

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 25: The National Conference-Congress coalition government headed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is finding itself in a tight spot over huge revenue outstanding from the occupants of the State land under the Roshni scheme enacted in 2001. Left with no option, the government is finalizing More


Despite selection, fare hike renders Hajj unaffordable for many

JK Govt Fails To Convince Delhi On Exorbitant Rates For Repeat Pilgrimage

M HYDERI

Srinagar, July 25: Her long cherished dream to perform Hajj may remain a dream as this 60-year-old woman won’t be able to go for the pilgrimage despite her selection. Reason: Her husband, who was to accompany her as Mehram, a compulsory companion, is being charged exorbitant rate for his repeat pilgrimage More


NHRC takes suo moto cognizance of Gool firing

BSF Report To Home Ministry Says Its Troops Were ‘Compelled To Fire For Safety Of Personnel And Weapons’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 25: The National Human Rights Commission today asked the Centre and the Jammu-Kashmir Police to submit a report on the firing by paramilitary BSF at Gool in Ramban district that left four persons dead on July 18.Taking suo moto cognizance of the incident, the NHRC has asked the More


Security agencies review situation in Chenab Valley

GK NEWS NETWORK

Ramban, July 25: Security agencies held a joint conference at Batote on Thursday to review the present situation across Chenab valley, especially following the recent incident of killing of four civilians in Gool by paramilitary BSF and subsequent unrest across the region. The joint conference More


K-movement indigenous: Pak

‘Can’t Be Stopped With Force’

Agencies

Islamabad, July 25: Expressing concern over the prevailing situation in Kashmir, Pakistan on Thursday said the movement of Kashmiris is indigenous.Foreign Office Spokesman Aizaz Chaudhry said that Pakistan has already expressed its concern over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir especially due More


Chinese troops make fresh incursion bid in Ladakh

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Leh/New Delhi, July 25: Close on the heels of over a dozen incursions since the face off in Ladakh in April from across the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Chinese troops made a fresh attempt to violate the International Border at Chumar area in north east of Leh on July 20 but were forced back by Indian More





  • Briefs

PC appeals for calm in Budgam

GK NEWS NETWORK

Budgam, July 25: Peoples’ Conference Vice-Chairman and leader from Budgam, Muhammad Kamaal Malik, who toured various areas of Budgam district during past two days in view of the unrest, has appealed for More



  • National

Delhi court convicts 'IM' man for cop's murder

Batla House case

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 25: Suspected Indian Mujahideen man Shahzad Ahmad was today convicted by a Delhi court for murdering a police  inspector in the 2008 Batla House encounter, an incident Congress leader More




  • Opinion

Projecting Malala

Through her the West reflects an inveterate prejudice against the Muslim world

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

 As Malala Yousufzaie was receiving standing ovations from ‘liberal secular’ West during her first UN appearance in New York on July 12 last, Dr Aafia Sidiqi, a PhD scholar in neuroscience was serving More



  • GK Feature

Sahar Khawan – Waking up people

In the month of Ramadan Sahar Khawans have been beating the drums and waking up people since ages

TRADITION

ABRAR UL MUSTAFA

During this holy month of Ramadan, in the quiet of the night, a Sahar Khawan hits the streets beating his drum. He breaks the silence of the night, waking up the faithful to take their pre-dawn meals and More




  • Letters

Burmese Muslims

Why UN, OIC and  other human right Organization are silent over the massacre of Muslims all over the world especially the Rohingya Muslims of Burma (Myanmar). Many times the Muslims residing in Burma More



  • Friday Focus

Fasting: Spirit and Form

PROF G R MALIK

A hadith reported by Bukhari and Muslim reads:“People will continue to be on the path of rectitude as long as they hasten to break their fast (when its due time arrives).”Musnad Ahmad, while reporting More



  • Business

‘Heavy monsoon can damage maze, paddy, vegetable crops in JK’

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, July 25: With Jammu and Kashmir receiving more than the normal rainfall this monsoon, experts apprehend it may damage the paddy, sugarcane, pluses and vegetable crops across the state.Experts said More



  • Sports

Surya Risers beat Tramboo Panthers in low scoring clash

92.7 BIG FM-J&K CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE

Srinagar, July 25: Surya Risers defeated Tramboo Panthers in a low scoring match of 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate League at MA Stadium Jammu on Thursday. Batting first Tramboo Panthers never went More



  • Kashmir

Gulmarg defacement: HC issues show-cause notice to ex-CEO

Directs Incumbent CEO To Explain Action Taken On Illegal Constructions

D A RASHID

Srinagar, July 25: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday issued show-cause notice to ex-Chief Executive Officer of the Gulmarg Development Authority, Mehboob Ahmad, asking him to explain as to how More



  • Srinagar City

Orphan boy found dead in school, family cries murder

Beaten by teacher, Noor was last seen weeping: Students

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, July 25: A 3rd standard student Najeeb-Bin-Noor of Saliha Sublime School Rag Bagh was Thursday found dead in mysterious circumstances in the school toilet, police and reports said. As the schools More




  • South Asia

Taliban claims attack on ISI office

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad/Karachi, July 25: A Taliban faction today claimed responsibility for one of the first major suicide attacks on an ISI  facility in southern Pakistan that killed five persons, including a More



  • World

77 dead in Spanish train crash

Santi ago De Compostela, (Spain), July 25: A train hurtled off the tracks in northwest Spain killing at least 77 passengers and  injuring more than 140, an official said today. Four carriages More




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