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Don't provoke us: China warns India

‘Our Neighbor Should Be Cautious About What It Says And What It Does’

K J M VARMA

Beijing, July 4: Hours before the arrival of Defence Minister A K Antony here for high-level talks, a hawkish Chinese General today warned India against provoking “new trouble” by increasing its military deployment at the border.“There is no denying that there are tensions and problems between More


Army brings down Morsi Govt in Egypt

Agencies

Cairo, July 4: A senior jurist was sworn in as Egypt’s acting head of state on Thursday, hours after military officers removed the country’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, suspended the Constitution and installed an interim government.The chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional More


Fee panel to tighten noose around private schools

Won’t Allow Arbitrary Hike: Justice Nazki

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, July 4: In a decision that could bring relief to thousands of parents in Jammu and Kashmir, the newly-constituted Fee Structure Panel is all set to issue a circular next week to put  freeze on hiking of fee by more than 5000 private educational institutions of the State. Holding that More


Unidentified persons disarm MLA’s PSO

SHOWKAT DAR

Pulwama, July 4: Police have started inquiry against the Personal Security Officer (PSO) of MLA Pulwama Muhammad Khalil Bandh, whose weapon was snatched by unidentified persons Wednesday. The policeman is also the brother of the MLA.Reports said that Assistant Sub-Inspector Abdul Gani Bandh informed More


Government renders BOPEE incapacitated

Year On, Board Functioning Without Secretary, Controller

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, July 4: The Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) which has invited public outrage for the recent “inexcusable” goof-up in the Common Entrance Test (CET) is functioning without some key positions for the past more than one year.Besides, the Body which conducts entrance More


JK SETS FOOT IN THERMAL POWER GENERATION

Gets Coal Block In Odisha, PDC To Develop 1000 MW Project

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, July 4: The Union Coal Ministry has allocated 130 million tonnes of coal block to Jammu and Kashmir in Odisha for thermal power generation.J&K Government, which was trying for past many years to get a coal block, had applied last year with the Ministry after which the State Power More


K-resolution will make Pak normal State: CIA veteran

‘US Should Quietly Work To Resolve South Asia’s Unfinished Business’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 4: Resolution of the Kashmir issue would go a long way towards making Pakistan a more normal State and reducing its preoccupation with India, says CIA veteran Bruce Riedel. He also suggests a quiet American effort led by President Barack Obama to move the two countries towards an agreement More


Protests after CRPF men beat driver in Baltal

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 4: Police opened fire in air to disperse protests that erupted in Baltal area of Ganderbal district Thursday evening after Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel allegedly beat a local driver.The driver has been shifted to SKIMS in Srinagar while senior police officers rushed More





  • Briefs

Yatra no threat to environment: SASB

Srinagar, July 4: Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Thursday denounced the apprehensions that the arrival of Amarnath Yatris in large numbers would pose Uttarakhand like threat to Kashmir. In a hurriedly More



  • National

Govt mulling ban on sale of TB drugs in open market

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 4: Sale of tuberculosis drugs could be prohibited in open market as part of efforts to ensure calibrated and monitored administration of these medicines which would then only be given on More




  • Opinion

‘Mainstream’ complicity

A mere condemnation does not absolve you of all your responsibilities

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

 Two more students in their full bloom were snuffed out. Another scarlet leaf was added to the gory pages of history of J&K. Again some old rhetoric to cool fraying tempers. Same deceptive tactics More



  • GK Feature

TOSA MAIDAN – In the line of fire

Tosa Maidan firing range is not only putting at risk the lives of people but also endangering the surrounding environment and aquatic life

MATTER OF CONCERN

TAHA MIRANI

Every year with the onset of summer government issues a fresh notification to 16 adjoining villages of Tosa Maidan, asking them to stay indoors.  A rich pasture located in central Kashmir’s Budgam More




  • Letters

Rail link

Finally the Qazigun Banihal got connected by rail link. It reduces the slide prone 35km road length to18 kms only. Thanks to IRCON whose efforts turned this dream into reality. The 11km long tunnel which More



  • Friday Focus

The Surroundings of Heaven and Hell

PROF G R MALIK

A highly significant hadith reported by Abu Daud and Tirmidhi reads:“When Allah created the Paradise He asked Gabriel to go and take a look at it. Gabriel did so and returned to say, ‘By Your Glory O Lord More



  • Business

JK suffering irreparable losses under IWT: Omar

Inaugurates power project under IPP

GK NEWS NETWORK

Tangmarg, July 4: Equating self-reliance in power production with financial autonomy, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said the bright future of Jammu and Kashmir was in optimum utilization of water More



  • Sports

Kids' day out at GVEI

Highland Kids Sports Meet

Srinagar, July 4: It was kids' day out at Green Valley Educational Institute (GVEI) as hundreds of them from different Institute of city exhibited their skills in the Highland Kids Sports Meet organised More



  • Kashmir

JK not releasing funds share under NRHM: Union Ministry

‘We Are Forced To Withhold Central Assistance’

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, July 4: The Jammu and Kashmir government’s failure to release its share for funds under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has forced the Union Health Ministry to withhold funding under More



  • Srinagar City

ADHERE TO NORMS OR FACE DE-RECOGNITION: DSEK TELLS PVT SCHOOLS

CEO directs ‘erring lot’ to ensure drinking water, washroom facilities

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 4: Taking serious note of public complaints that some leading private schools in the City were taking them for the ride, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir has directed the erring More




  • Jammu

BSF repatriates youth to Pak

Jammu, July 4: A Pakistani youth has been repatriated to his country, BSF officials said here Thursday. Muhmmad Asif was handed over to the Pakistani Rangers at Flag Meeting by the Border Security More



  • South Asia

Pakistan ends moratorium on executions

AGENCIES

Islamabad, July 4: Pakistan’s new government has ended a moratorium on executions, an official said on Thursday as Amnesty International raised concerns about a “shocking and retrograde step”. Under More



  • World

Sharif meets Chinese President

Seeks investment to revive economy

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, July 4: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today met Chinese President Xi Jinping and sought assistance in energy, transport and infrastructure projects, hoping that China will stand by its More




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