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Qualified youth joining militancy: Omar

‘It’s A Matter Of Concern, Analyzing What Motivates Them’

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, June 12: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said highly qualified youth in Kashmir have started joining militancy and it’s a “matter of concern”.“It is a matter of great concern,” Omar told media persons on the sidelines of a police function here organized to award Sher-e-Kashmir More


SOUTH KASHMIR EMERGES AS HOTBED

6 Militants, 4 Soldiers Killed In 3 Weeks

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 12: After traditional stronghold in north, south Kashmir is emerging as a militant hotbed and during the past three weeks six local militants and four soldiers were killed in different encounters.All the six militants and four soldiers were killed in different parts of south Kashmir More


CM counsels media against ‘negative’ reporting on JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Leh, June 12: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today asked the media to take care while reporting the situation in the valley in order to avoid unnecessary speculation in the minds of tourists."While filing stories about various happenings, the reporters should take full care that these are not going More


Soldiers booked for ‘smuggling timber’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 12: Police Wednesday registered an FIR against Territorial Army (TA) for allegedly smuggling timber to their battalion headquarters in Kupwara district. Army has assured strict action against the defaulters.Police sources said that on specific information, a party lead by Deputy More


Sonia likely to accompany PM

No Change In Dr Singh’s Kashmir Visit: Omar

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, June 12: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is likely to accompany Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh during his visit to Kashmir scheduled later this month.“We are in discussion with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and possibly she will also be visiting More


Govt contests court directions against Home Minister

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, June 12: Jammu and Kashmir government has contested the order passed by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Kishtwar directing registration of case against Minister of State for Home Sajad Ahmed Kichloo.The minister was accused of slapping a KAS officer, who had reportedly entered into an More


Govt breaches ban on reemployment

Officials Covertly Reengaged Against Huge Salaries, Sops

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 12: In violation of the ban on re-employment of government officers after their retirement, at least three officials have been re-engaged against huge salary and sops, raising questions on the seriousness of the government to implement its own orders.Government order number 719 More


Rashid floats Awami Ittihad

‘NC, PDP Letdown People; Separatists Should Follow Me’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 12: Launching a new political party- Awami Ittihad- Independent MLA from Langate, Engineer Sheikh Abdur Rashid Wednesday said since National Conference and the opposition PDP have failed to fulfill the aspirations of people, his party would be an alternative that would bring a new revolution More


Cabinet to meet today

Creation Of DCW Post In R&B Deptt On Cards

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 12: The State Cabinet would Thursday take a call on creation of the post of Development Commissioner Works in the Roads and Buildings Department. The Cabinet, scheduled to meet at around 2:30 pm in Civil Secretariat here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, would More





  • Briefs

Release all Kashmiri prisoners: Nayeem Khan

Srinagar, June 12: Chairman of  National Front Nayeem Ahmad Khan on Wednesday visited Sopore in north Kashmir to meet Parvez Ahmad and Mushtaq Ahmad Kaloo, who were released by court after eight and More



  • National

NIA takes custody of man from Bandipora

'Funding pattern'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 12: In a headway that may help it get an insight into the funding pattern of different groups in Jammu and Kashmir, National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken the custody of man hailing More




  • Opinion

KASHMIR: Political Failure

Failure of political process has to cease within Kashmir, others can only help

INKsight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

A G Noorani’s observations about the current politics in Kashmir – Unionist as well as Separatist – are starky factual. Both the political spaces are severely divided. Apart from the lack of cohesion there More



  • GK Readings

The Book of one’s own Children

This piece is lovingly dedicated to my daughter, Hikmah, the loveliest person it has been my honor to know.

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

 Today I want to talk about the book which so few learn to treasure above all books of trade or politics. Not the book of words but the book of life, the book of love, the book of self transcendence More




  • Letters

Vision Srinagar

This refers to a superb writeup by Prof. Shakil A Romshoo on "Vision for Srinagar". His suggestion for Visioning Workshop involving all the stakeholders should be duly considered by SDA and carried forward More



  • Editorial

Clash of Ambitions

BJP patriarch L K Advani has withdrawn his resignation from the three key posts of the party following intervention by the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Though compromise formula has not been made public, it More



  • Business

Rs296 cr industrial package extended for JK’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 12: In a significant move to give boost to Industrialization in the geographically disadvantageous State of Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has extended Rs 296 crore Industrial Package for More



  • Sports

OFFICIAL APATHY TURNS PAMPORE STADIUM INTO MARSH

SHOWKAT DAR

Pulwama, June 12: Due to the continuing official neglect, sports stadium Pampore has turned into marshland due to lack of interest on part of Government and Sports Council. After foundation stone More



  • Kashmir

PDP top brass in town, Omar calls off Tangdhar visit

Was Scheduled To Tour The Border Area Today

SPOTLIGHT

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 12: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has cancelled his scheduled visit to the border town of Tangdhar in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district as senior leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic More



  • Srinagar City

HISTORIC PALLADIUM RUINS

Witness to Kashmir history from Pandit Jawahir Lal Nehru’s 1947 speech to Ragda of 2008, this prime site gasps since a ‘90s blaze when it was sealed as bunker forever

M HYDERI

PALLADIUM CINEMA SRINAGAR: These three words find an autosuggest in Google and have some 38,000 webpages to credit, enough to hint the popularity of this place. However, this site is not only about being More




  • Jammu

Infant among 3 killed in Kishtwar mishap

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, June 12: A 20-days old infant was among three persons who in a tragic road mishap here on Wednesday evening. Two others were injured in the accident.Police said a Maruti Car that was on way from More



  • South Asia

Friendly ties between India, Pakistan beneficial for entire region: Radha Kumar

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, June 12: Director General of Delhi Policy Group Dr Radha Kumar has said that peace between India and Pakistan would not only benefit the two countries and the region but was also imperative More



  • GKeducation&career

Beyond Engineering and Medical Streams

There’s a world beyond medical and engineering streams

CAREER OPTIONS

DR. DALEEP PARIMOO

Whenever one interacts with the students of the valley who aspire to pursue Professional degrees after 10+2, majority of the students have only two streams in mind – Engineering and Medical. Though they More




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