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26-HOUR SHOPIAN ENCOUNTER ENDS

Second Militant Killed After Engaging Forces For A Day; Locals March To Battleground, Try To Break Cordon; Thousands Attend Slain Militant’s Funeral

SHOWKAT DAR

Shopian, June 1: The encounter between militants and forces at Wanduna village of Shopian district in south Kashmir, which started Friday, continued for the second day on Saturday as a local militant gave tough time to forces after the killing of his associate yesterday evening. The encounter ended More


Sajad secured 80% in grad, 90% in PG

Shopian, June 1: Sajad Ahmad Mir son of Muhammad Yousuf of Litter Puwlama, who was killed by forces in an encounter here on Friday evening, had qualified his B.Sc with 80 percent marks, according to family sources.He later did his post-graduation in Islamic Studies from the University of Kashmir More


Eye on 2014, Omar wants people to ‘take PDP leaders to task’

'They Failed Their Voters By Staying Away From Legislature Proceedings'

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, June 1: Accusing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party leadership of ‘duping’ their voters by remaining absent from the legislature proceedings during the recent winter session, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday asked the people to ensure “permanent expulsion of the PDP legislators More


Power crisis: Omar says Pakistan situation warning for India

Delina (Baramulla), June 1: Omar Abdullah said the alarming power situation in Pakistan should serve as warning for India to strengthen its electricity generation capabilities to meet future needs.“The worsening power situation in Pakistan is a lesson for us... To focus on power generation to More


Palhalan terror: Govt wakes up, albeit lately

Seeks Report From DC Baramulla

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 1: Two days after this newspaper carried a story on atrocities committed by government forces in north Kashmir’s Palhalan area, the J&K government has asked the administrative head of Baramulla district to submit a report on the human rights situation at the village.Deputy Commissioner More


Centre, State discord over SARFAESI Act

‘Delhi Should First Exempt JK From Section 13 (4)’

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, June 1: The State Government seems to have taken a stand on SARFAESI Act in the backdrop of an agreement reached between Jammu and Kashmir and New Delhi in 2009 to resolve their differences on protection of investments made by financial institutions in the state.In 2002, the Government More





  • Briefs

10 KAS officers inducted into IAS

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 1: Ten Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officials have been inducted into the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) cadre. According to a notification issued by the Department of More



  • National

Direct benefit transfer for LPG scheme launched

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Tumkur (Karnataka), June 1: The ambitious direct transfer of cash subsidy on cooking gas was today kick-started in 18 districts with consumers being paid Rs 435 directly in their bank accounts. Petroleum More




  • Opinion

Hosts not Beggars

Promoting Kashmir with dignity and honor

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

It was painful to hear a radio commercial of a telecom service where two suave sophisticated Indian tourists have been shown asking a Kashmiri boatman about the money he charges for a boat ride. The boatman More



  • GK Magazine

The Chinese eyes and smiles question

Seeing China beyond Ladakh and the Tibetan Plateau is knowledge

DATELINE SRINAGAR

ARJIMAND HUSSAIN TALIB

Perceptions sometimes could be far from the reality. China and its widely reported incursions in J&K’s Ladakh territory hog the headlines on almost a daily basis now. In India the idea of China is More




  • Business

LeLafe makes strides in just 2 yrs

US-based Kashmiri entrepreneur generates employment in Valley

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, June 1: In just two years of its inception LeLafe— an initiative by a US-based Kashmiri entrepreneur, has developed into a full-fledged indigenous Kashmir software firm creating world class IT More



  • Sports

Big fm defeats national media

Srinagar, Jun 1: In an interesting match, 92.7 big fm today defeated national media by 25 runs. Batting first 92.7 big fm scored 152 in allotted 20 overs.  Imran was top scorer with 37 runs.Chasing More



  • Kashmir

Court extends Gulzar’s remand till June 5

Budgam, June 1: In an apparent move to save the fake faith-healer from the wrath of agitated people, the Police secretly produced Gulzar Bhat before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Budgam on Saturday. The More



  • Srinagar City

Time to revise private practice system: Governor

‘Overburdened doctors cannot provide quality consultation in overtime’

INDIAN ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jun 1: At a time when the ban on private practice by government doctors is being debated across the state, Governor NN Vohra Saturday joined the chorus saying that the present system needs an More




  • Jammu

Army detains Kashmiri cab drivers for taking pictures along LoC

Released On Bail After Police Verification

SUMIT BHARGAV

Rajouri, June 1: At least ten taxi drivers, mostly from Kashmir, were detained by Army for taking pictures along Line of Control. However, they were released on bail, while police said nothing suspicious More



  • South Asia

Pak New Parliament Sworn In

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 1: Fourteen years after his last stint as a parliamentarian, Prime Minister-designate Nawaz Sharif today returned to Pakistan's National Assembly, taking oath with other lawmakers in the More



  • GKeducation&career

Seven Myths About Civil Service Examination

The exam is not as tough as it is made out to be

DEMYSTIFYING IAS

NAVEED TRAMBOO

Civil service examination is quite an arduous task as most would agree – not only because of the tough competition, but also because of the lengthy time process, which stretches to over a year. Clearly More




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