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Omar negates Army,Shinde

Terms Assertions Of Threat To Amarnath Yatra ‘Gross Exaggeration’

Monitoring Situation Closely: DGP

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 20: Counteracting the claims of Army and the Union Home Ministry, J&K Government Thursday dismissed the reports that there was any specific threat to annual Amarnath Yatra, terming the recent assertions from MHA and Army on the issue as “gross exaggeration.”“While we will take More


Don’t politicize Yatra: Tarigami to Centre

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 20: Sounding word of caution to the Centre and the state government, CPI (M) State Secretary MY Tarigami Thursday said the issue of security of Amarnath pilgrims should not be politicized as it adds element of uncertainty to the annual pilgrimage which is integral to Kashmiri ethos More


Can’t rule out attack on Yatra by agencies: Geelani

‘Kashmiris Have Facilitated Smooth Pilgrimage For Decades’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, June 20: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Thursday termed ‘Operation Shiva’ as part of a conspiracy to ‘defame’ ongoing movement of Kashmiris at international level and maintained that he cannot rule out attacks on Amarnath pilgrims by the Indian intelligence More


Threat to Yatra is brazen lie: Mirwaiz

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, June 20: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said there was no threat to annual Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir.“Claims of threat to Yatra are nothing but just a State-backed propaganda to defame the ongoing freedom struggle,” he said, addressing a seminar at party More


‘SHEIKH’S ENVOY ACCEPTED JK’S ACCESSION IN 1970’

Fotedar Bares It All, Says Working Groups, Interlocutors Just A Damage Control Move

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 20: Refusing to budge from his stand, senior Congress leader and member of its Central Working Committee, Makhan Lal Fotedar, Thursday made some startling revelations by claiming that Mirza Muhammad Afzal Beg accepted accession and its implications in 1970, which laid the foundation More


Strengthen democratic institutions in JK: Mufti

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 20: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today called for strengthening the democratic and civil institutions in Jammu and Kashmir to pave way for the “settlement of Kashmir issue” through “globally accepted means”.“Democratic space could no longer More


Raj Bhavan concerned on poor PMGSY implementation

Vohra Seeks Report From Omar

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 20: The dismal execution of centrally-sponsored Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Jammu and Kashmir has come under the radar of Raj Bhavan with Governor N N Vohra seeking a comprehensive report from Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over the corrective measures initiated by his More





  • Briefs

ReT teachers threaten secretariat gherao

Srinagar, June 20: Jammu and Kashmir Rebar-e-Taleem Teachers’ Forum has threatened secretariat gherao on June 28, should the government fail to resolve all the problems and demands of ReT teachers by June More



  • National

Rescue operations in full swing in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Dehradun, June 20: A mammoth multi-agency rescue and relief operations were put in place today in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand evacuating people from the worst-affected Kedarnath town and other areas even More




  • Opinion

Denying political space

Why educated youth take to gun is a serious concern

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGIREE

Qualified youth joining militant ranks, as their killings in recent encounters shows, has set alarm bells ringing  in the corridors of power both in Delhi and Srinagar. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah More



  • GK Features

Her mental health

‘STRESS DUE TO OVERWORK CAN LEAD TO MENTAL DISORDERS’

CONCERN

INSHA LATIEF

FOR the past four months, Tehmina Akhtar (name changed), 28, a resident of district Baramulla, is undergoing treatment at Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Rainawari, the lone psychiatric More




  • Letters

PG Entrance

This refers to the PG Entrance exams held by Central University. Unlike other universities, they provided us no carbon copies to check our answers later on. They even demanded our question papers back More



  • Friday Focus

Infinite Mercy

PROF G R MALIK

Of the sacred attributes of Allah (SWT) mentioned in the Quran, the first and the foremost and the most oft-repeated is His attribute of Mercy. The Quran opens with the name of the Infinitely Merciful More



  • Business

Cherry rates decline, courtesy bumper crop

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 20: Even as Kashmir has harvested a bumper cherry crop this year, the growers have been hit by low demand. According to the growers the huge production has declined the demand and brought More



  • Sports

Shaheen Sports defeat United Football Club

Pattan, June 20: Shaheen Football Tournament took off to a flying start at SNW Memorial Ground Chanderhama Pattan.  In the inagural match, Shaheen Sports Chanderhama defeated United Football Club More



  • Kashmir

Police trainees say ‘no’ to Yatra duty, demand passing out parade

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jun 20: A battalion of cadets of J&K Police at the Police Training College (PTC) at Manigam in Ganderbal district Wednesday night refused to proceed on Yatra duty unless they are passed out More



  • Srinagar City

NC harassing Jawahir Nagar traders for political gains: PC

‘Captain Demolition new avatar of SMC’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 20: The Peoples Conference led by Sajad Gani Lone on Thursday accused the ruling National Conference-led government of harassing Jawahir Nagar traders for political gains adding that the More




  • Jammu

CB presents charge-sheet against 13 accused

SPURIOUS DRUG SCAM

Jammu, June 20: The Crime Branch Jammu Thursday produced the charge-sheet (Challan) before the Court of Special Judge (Anti-Corruption) against 13 persons accused in the infamous spurious drug scam.  More



  • South Asia

Possible ceasefire on the cards: Taliban negotiator

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 20: A key Afghan Taliban negotiator has said a ceasefire may be on the agenda during talks with the United States in the Qatari capital of Doha, where the militants have opened a political More




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