• TOP STORIES

Sumbal Killings: Shutdown, protests continue in Bandipora

Stone Pelting, Clashes In Many Areas; Scores Injured

MIR TARIQ

Bandipora, July 2: Amid a complete shutdown, protests against the killing of two youth by Army continued to rock several areas of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district for the third consecutive day Tuesday. Several persons were reportedly injured in today’s clashes even as restrictions on public movement More


Witness arrested

Markundal (Bandipora), July 2: Police on Monday evening arrested Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh, who claimed to be an eyewitness to the killing of a youth by Army at Markundal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Manzoor Sheikh was arrested in Markundal when police raided his house Monday evening More


AMNESTY SEEKS IMPARTIAL PROBE

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 2: Global rights watchdog, Amnesty International on Tuesday said that Indian authorities should ensure that soldiers allegedly responsible for the killing of two youth in Bandipora on June 30 are investigated and prosecuted.“These deaths must be investigated promptly, thoroughly More


Ascertaining facts: DGP

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 2: J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad Tuesday said that investigators probing Sumbal killings are ascertaining whether Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) was followed or not that led to killing of a youth in the first incident.“Sumbal killings are the two different More


Clashes rock Maisuma

JKLF Candlelight Protest Turns Violent

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, July 2: The candlelight protest, organized by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) to pay tributes to two youth killed in Army firing in Bandipora, turned violent on Tuesday evening when mourners clashed with forces.Soon after candlelight protest ended protestors raised pro-freedom More


INDIA, PAK TO REVIVE BILATERAL PARLEYS

Khurshid, Sartaj Meet In Brunei

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Bandar Seri Begawan/New Delhi, July 2: India and Pakistan Tuesday agreed to hold third round of meetings on outstanding bilateral issues in next two to three months, after a small pause in the wake of the beheading of Indian soldiers on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir January this year.This was announced More


Manmohan, Nawaz to meet in New York

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), July 2: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif are likely to meet for the first time in September on the sidelines of UN General Assembly annual session in New York, a senior Pakistani official said here today."There are number More


Rehabilitation Of MilitantsOfficial panel clears 300 cases

1100 Applications Pending Clearance, 264 Returned

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, July 2: A high powered panel on Tuesday recommended return of more than 300 youth who crossed the Line of Control (LoC) for arms training during the past two decades but want to return and “live dignified life”.Highly placed sources told Greater Kashmir that the panel headed by State More


Mir for skill development of released militants

Srinagar, July 2:  Stating that Rehabilitation Policy for the released militants was a major issue which needs to be taken care of, Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) president and Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Tuesday said he would take up the matter with the Centre and the State More


Grenade goes off at Tral encounter site, 3 injured

Locals Were Clearing Debris Of Destroyed Houses

KHALID GUL

Tral, July 2: Three civilians were injured, two of them critically, when a grenade went off at Monday’s encounter site in Mundoora village of Tral.The explosion occurred when the locals were clearing the debris of the houses razed to ground in a 12-hour long fierce gunfight between forces and More


Thousands attend militants’ funeral

Tral, July 2: A complete shutdown was observed in this South Kashmir area on Tuesday to mourn the death of three local militants in yesterday’s encounter with forces. Thousands of people participated in the funeral of the slain militants in their native villages.Reports said that shops, business More


Cabinet sanctions new court for Sopore

Approves Creation Of Development Commissioner Works

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 2: The State cabinet which met here Tuesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah accorded sanction to the establishment of Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge at Sopore in north Kashmir.It approved creation of 14 posts thereof including Additional District More





  • Briefs

Asiya pays tributes to slain militants

Srinagar, July 2: Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi has paid glowing tributes to three militants who were slain on Monday in a daylong encounter with forces at Tral in south Kashmir. In a statement More



  • National

Pak-based groups remain threat to hinterland: Shinde

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 2: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said Pakistan-based groups continue to sponsor, plan and organise terror act in India and their activities remain a threat in the hinterland.  More




  • Opinion

While we seek justice for them

For a change, we must also blame ourselves for our rank indifference to the victims of human rights abuse

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

In recent weeks, the alleged 1991 mass rape of more than 30 women in twin Kupwara villages of Kunan and Poshpora has come back into public discourse in Valley in a big way. A helpful order by a court in More



  • GK Health

Can BRAIN STROKE be prevented?

UPENDRA KAUL

Stroke is a catastrophic problem arising because of interruption of blood supply to a portion of the brain because of a clot formation in one of the blood vessels supplying it. These blood vessels arise More




  • Letters

Exam system

This refers to the article "Reforming the exam system". The writer has rightly said that the examination is  the central part of our educational system, but unless there is any change in teaching More



  • Editorial

Grave Issue

PROTEST demonstrations and rallies by casual labours, daily rated workers, contractual teachers etcetera, have become a common sight in Srinagar. Hardly any week passes when one does not come across such More



  • Business

Govt puts 'civil accounting system’ on hold

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, July 2: In a major relief to the contractors, the government has decided to put on hold the recently introduced ‘civil accounting system’ in several government departments. Billed by the government More



  • Sports

ADGP ARMED CONGRATULATES CHAMPION POLICE TEAM

20th State Football Championship

Srinagar July 2: The Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Armed J&K, SM Sahai congratulated the J&K Police football team for winning the 20th State Football championship.  Wishing More



  • Kashmir

Germany recognizes legitimate institutions in Kashmir: Ambassador

Terms Bandipora, Tral Killings ‘Tragedies’

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, July 2: Germany ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, said on Tuesday his country recognized the legitimate institutions in Kashmir and it would not take a position which can be in anyway seen More



  • Srinagar City

DELAY IN SPS MUSEUM COMPLETION FURTHERS

To take another year; Bhalla reviews work

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, July 2: Notwithstanding the coalition government claims that due attention was being paid towards the timely completion of developmental projects in Srinagar, the much-awaited SPS Museum building More




  • Jammu

PDP committed to deliver good governance: Mufti

CONG LEADER HAMID CHOWDHARY JOINS PDP

Jammu, July 2: Seeking a decisive mandate to establish a ‘new system of justice and equality’ in Jammu and Kashmir, the patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Tuesday said his More



  • South Asia

Taliban attack on NATO suppliers kills 9 in Kabul

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Kabul, July 2: A Taliban truck bomb and gun attack killed nine people in the Afghan capital Kabul today, destroying the entrance to a NATO supply company's compound in the latest insurgent assault to shake More



  • PaK

Salahuddin urges separatists to unite

Pays tributes to slain Hizb militants

Muzaffarabad, July 2: The chairman of United Jihad Council (UJC), Syed Salahuddin has said the sacred-blood of Kashmiri martyrs demands that the separatist leadership must forge unity and come forward 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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