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With Modi on forefront no tie-up with NDA: Omar

Third Front May Take Shape After Parliamentary Polls

D A RASHID

Srinagar, June 16: Ruling out any tie-up with BJP-led NDA alliance in future, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said National Conference (NC) can never dream of going with the party that is projecting Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate. He also said that there is the possibility of More


CJI inaugurates State Judicial Academy

‘ADR Best Way To Bring Down Pendency Rate’

Srinagar, June 16: Chief Justice of India, Justice Altamas Kabir on Saturday said Alternative Disputes Redressal (ADR) mechanism is the only way to settle cases out of courts and it can bring down the pendency rate and lessen the burden on courts substantially. “ADR has done wonders and justice More


Speaker sidesteps Congress on Hindu Shrines bill

No Member From Party Included In House Panel; ‘NC Running Coalition On Its Own Terms’

COALITION CONUNDRUM

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 16: Day after All India Congress Committee (AICC) vice-president Rahul Gandhi termed J&K coalition as “healthy and constructive”, the State unit of Congress Sunday came out openly accusing its ally, National Conference (NC) of “running the coalition dharma on its own terms.” Congress More


CONGRESS REJIG: AMBIKA SONI TO LOOK AFTER JK

Azad Interacts With State Cong Leaders

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, June 16: A day ahead of the much talked about union cabinet reshuffle, the Congress on Sunday restructured AICC team with veteran Congress leader and Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad being relieved of the charge of General Secretary. He had a week back written to the Congress president More


Union Cabinet Reshuffle Today

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

The much talked about reshuffle of the Union Cabinet will take place tomorrow, ahead of which C P Joshi and Ajay Maken stepped down as Cabinet ministers.Both Joshi and Maken had handed over their resignations last night. Their resignations were today accepted by President Pranab Mukherjee with More


JD(U) jolts NDA

Nitish Dumps BJP, Removes Its Ministers In Bihar

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Patna, June 16: Denting NDA ahead of next year's Lok Sabha elections, JD(U) Sunday dumped BJP in Bihar in protest against the elevation of Narendra Modi, bringing to an end a 17-year-old alliance that had held firm through thick and thin in national politics. Heading the eight-year-old coalition More


Saudi Arabia restricts number of pilgrims

Kingdom Announces 50% Cut At Home, 20% Abroad

HAJJ - 2013

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Riyadh, June 16: Saudi Arabia has slashed the number of Hajj pilgrims, including from India, by 20 percent this year, citing massive ongoing construction work aimed at expanding grand Makkah mosque as a reason behind the decision. “The decision to reduce the numbers of pilgrims at home by More


JK parties pin hopes on PM’s visit

Srinagar, June 16: High expectations are riding on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Jammu and Kashmir later this month, with mainstream political parties hoping that he will initiate steps to address the internal and external dimensions of the Kashmir issue. "We hope that the Prime More


Abdul Khaliq Ansari passes away

JKLF To Offer Funeral Prayers In Absentia Today

GK NEWS NETWORK

Mirpur (PaK), June 16: Veteran pro-freedom leader Abdul Khaliq Ansari passed away at Mirpur in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) on Saturday night.  His Namaz-i-Jinazah was offered at Mirpur stadium in which thousands of Kashmiris participated.  JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik More


Mela Khir Bhawani today

Guv, CM, Muftis, Soz Greet People

Srinagar, June 16: Mela Khir Bhawani is being celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.  Thousands of people, mostly Kashmiri Pandits, are expected to turn on the occasion at Khirbhawani in north Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.  Governor NN Vohra More





  • Briefs

Civil Defence deputes volunteers to Kheer Bhawani

Srinagar, June 16:  On the instructions of Additional DG Police, Civil Defence, D R Dolly Barman two teams of CD Volunteers headed by Imtiyaz Ahmed, Divisional Warden and Rafiq Ahmed Baba Warden have More



  • National

Heavy rains in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana as monsoon arrives before time

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 16: Monsoon today roared into Delhi and hit Punjab and Haryana almost a fortnight in advance as heavy rains lashed northern India, driving away the heat and spreading cheer among the people More




  • Opinion

‘Peaceniks’ Are Here

Wherever they come from. Destination Kashmir.

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

After three summers of dissent, Kashmir had three peaceful summers. Summer of 2013 is third in the row. For having ensured peace continuously for three years, men in authority have been patting their backs More



  • GK Magazine

‘SEVENTY THOUSAND STUDENTS HAVE ALREADY BENEFITED FROM IGNOU’

Regional Director of IGNOU in Srinagar Dr Nurul Hassan says over 1.3 lakh learners have benefited from IGNOU centers in the past 12 years in Kashmir and 20, 000 students are currently pursuing various courses from the Srinagar regional centre

INTERVIEW

Tell us something about yourself?I come from a modest family. As a result I learned efficiency, how to take initiatives, and I could develop very compelling arguments with my older siblings. These skills More




  • Letters

Social dissent

This refers to Fida Iqbal's article Genesis of social dissent. I am surprised at how Fida iqbal eulogizes the slain Congress leader Mahinder Karma in Bastar Cchatisgarh. This person had a very violent More



  • Editorial

PM, Sonia visit

Pri me Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will jointly flag off the first train connecting Banihal in Jammu with Qazigund in Kashmir on June 25.The 18-kilometre long section comprises More



  • Business

‘Kashmir presents huge opportunities for branded hotels’

Two top-notch executives of Carlson Rezidor, one of world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, were recently in Kashmir exploring chances of adding one more place to their global footprint spanning More



  • Sports

On Dr Farooq’s direction, JKCA issues formal notice for event

BIG-GK Corporate Premiere League

Srinagar, June 16: Paving the way for cricketers of J&K to participate in the upcoming 92.7 Big FM-Greater Kashmir, J&K Corporate Premiere League, J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) on Saturday More



  • Kashmir

Govt buildings under illegal Police occupation

CM ASKS DIV COM TO SUBMIT REPORT

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, June 16: Taking cognizance of the state land being illegally occupied by law enforcing agencies at Amar Garh Sopore, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during his recent visit to this north Kashmir More



  • Srinagar City

Palladium site worth millions fetches ` 700 per month

2 decades on, standoff persists; While successive regimes failed amicable

FOLLOW UP

M HYDERI

Two decades on, successive regimes have failed amicable solution to the Palladium cinema site standoff. This has left the prized commercial site worth millions to decay under shanty bunkers, which security More




  • South Asia

'Woman LeJ suicide bomber hit the bus'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 16: A woman Lashkar-e-Jhangvi suicide bomber carried out the devastating attack on a university bus carrying women and her male accomplice struck a hospital in Pakistan's southwestern city More



  • World

Separate attacks kill 32 people across Iraq

Baghdad, June 16: A string of nearly a dozen apparently coordinated bombs and a shooting in cities across Iraq killed at least 32 and wounded dozens today, extending a wave of violence that is raising More




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