• TOP STORIES

Delhi understands Kashmiris’ sentiments: Sonia Gandhi

‘Even As There Are Genuine Concerns In JK, Solution Lies In Dialogue, Democracy’

MUDDASIR ALI

Banihal, June 26: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said New Delhi understood sentiments of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and democracy in India offered solution to all problems.“Even as we do understand that there are genuine concerns, but feel that issues can be resolved in a democratic More


Will defend Article 370 with our lives: Omar

Advocates Continuation Of NC-Congress Alliance

Banihal, June 26: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday batted for continuation of National Conference-Congress coalition in the State even as he attacked the opposition BJP for advocating abolishment of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.Without naming BJP leader LK Advani, who recently sought More


PM, Sonia flag off Banihal-Qazigund rail

Centre Will Extend All Possible Support For JK’s Development: Manmohan Singh

MUDDASIR ALI

Banihal, June 26: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi Wednesday flagged off the first train connecting Banihal in Jammu with Qazigund in Kashmir.The PM along with Gandhi boarded the eight-coach train decorated with flowers and took a journey from Banihal Railway Station More


Highway traffic halted for VVIP visit

Thousands Stranded

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), June 26: Thousands of travelers here had a tough time as traffic on Srinagar-Jammu Highway was stopped for hours together by police in view of Prime Minister and UPA Chairperson’s visit to Banihal on Wednesday.Reports said police stopped all Jammu-bound and other vehicles More


JK’s wrap-up meeting with Planning Commission today

PCI Proposes July 8 For Finalization Of Annual Plan

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 26: A high level team of the Jammu and Kashmir government is scheduled to hold consultations with the Planning Commission of India (PCI) on Thursday in New Delhi while as a meeting between Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and PCI Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia for finalization of More


‘HIMAYAT’ MAN SHOT DEAD IN SOPORE

Mehbooba, Kichloo Condemn Killing

GHULAM MUHAMMAD

Sopore, June 26: Unidentified gunmen Wednesday morning shot dead a 40-year old man in Buripora area of this north Kashmir town. The slain person has been identified as Kifayat Ahmad Mir son of Ahsan Mir of Buripora.Reports said unidentified gunmen shot at Kifayat, who worked with centrally-sponsored More


2 militants killed in Rajouri

SUMIT BHARGAV

Rajouri, June 26: Two militants were killed when army foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control in Rajouri on Wednesday.A Defence spokesman said that a group of two to three armed persons were seen moving towards this side of LoC in Keri forward area around 11 a.m.“As they were moving More


Omar reviews security situation

Srinagar, June 26: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday evening reviewed the prevailing law and order situation in the state and received brief from army and security agencies on the issue.The Chief Minister was apprised of the coordination between various security agencies in dealing with militancy More


DAK president’s arrest draws flak

Doctors Threaten Stir, Civil Society Aghast; Dr Sameer Kaul, Qayoom Wani Condemn Arrest

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, June 26: Kashmir-based doctors Wednesday suspended work at the Valley’s prime health institute, SMHS Hospital to protest the continuous detention Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) president, Dr Nissar-ul-Hassan who was arrested on June 24.The doctors have threatened to suspend work in More





  • Briefs

Students march in Baramulla

Baramulla, June 26: Peoples Social and Cultural Society (PSCS) in collaboration with NSS unit -1st Government Degree college Boys Baramulla organized a rally here in north Kashmir on Wednesday to observe More



  • National

Centre orders ISPs to block 39 websites

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 26: Government has ordered internet service providers in India to block 39 internet sites that host and allow their users to share obscene content. Providing specific names of the More




  • Opinion

Credit for defacement!

In a bid to take credit for setting up of various public facilities, people end up defacing the otherwise attractive landscape

MY TAKE

M ASHRAF

In every part of the world one sees huge hoardings on the highways, motorways and on internal roads in towns and cities advertising various goods and services. With the advent of modern technology most More



  • GK Readings

Reading Ibn-e-Arabi on Ethics

Tough one this time but one can’t help

MUHAMMED MAROOF

Today Sufism is under scanner from various quarters. Sufism and Salafism are thought to complicit with imperialism by respective critics. So how do we tackle these accusations and counter-accusations? More




  • Letters

IWT losses

Losses suffered by the J&K state on account of Indus Water Treaty brokered by the World Bank and signed by  India and Pakistan in 1960, were for the first time  quantified in 1998 when the More



  • Editorial

No politics on ecology

Kedarnath calamity has focussed attention on the imperative to regulate religious tourism in the country. Both Prime Minister Manmohan and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi during their two day visit to the More



  • Business

Kashmir Inc calls on PM

Demands return of power projects to JK, revocation of ban on Shahtosh

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 26: A high level delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Tuesday called on Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and demanded return of NHPC-run hydel power projects More



  • Sports

Youth being provided sports facilities for all round development: Taj

Summer Coaching Camp concludes

Bandipora, June 26: Calling students and youth to fully engage themselves in both academic and sports activities, the Minister for Medical Education and Youth Services & Sports,  Taj Mohi-ud-din More



  • Kashmir

First batch of Amarnath pilgrims enters JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Kathua, June 26: The first batch of Amarnath yatris from outside the state was welcomed today by the police and civil administration amid tight security arrangements at Lakhanpur, the gateway to Jammu More



  • Srinagar City

BITTEN BY STRAY DOGS, POOR MAN DIES UNHEARD

AS RULING COALITION PLEADS CANINE RIGHTS, HUMANS CONTINUE TO FALL PREY TO DEADLY BITES

M HYDERI

Srinagar, June 26: For a poor man who earns livelihood by pushing a handcart, sitting idle could mean starvation. But this urge to eke out a living proved fatal for this Raidawala who fall prey to Srinagar More




  • Jammu

Official websites provide misleading data

JK's poor e-governance

YOGESH SHARMA

Jammu, June 26: Official websites in J&K are puncturing the government’s claim to introduce e-governance and bring about transparency in functioning of different departments. At on date, most of official More



  • South Asia

Pak govt initiates process

TREASON CASE AGAINST MUSHARRAF

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 26: Pakistan today initiated the process of filing a high treason case against Pervez Musharraf, two days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif backed a trial for former military ruler's "unconstitutional More



  • World

Mandela on life support system

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Johannesburg, June 26: South Africa's ailing peace icon Nelson Mandela has been put on a life-support system following deterioration of his health, three weeks after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader More



  • Gkeducation&Career

Who cares for underpaid teachers in private schools?

Majority of private schools are paying peanuts in the name of ‘salary’ to their teachers

EXPLOITATION

FAHEEM UN NISA

Private schools drill a hole in the pockets of parents and put peanuts in the name of salary in the pockets of their teaching staff. For much lesser efforts, government school teachers get paid more than More




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