• TOP STORIES

Ashamed of Kunan-Poshpora mass rape: Salman Khurshid

‘Soldiers Need AFSPA Protection; Kashmir Our Family Matter’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 28: After 22 years of the mass rape of several women alleged by armed forces in Kunan-Poshpora villages of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, Minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid Friday tendered an apology for the incident, saying he feels ashamed over the fact that the ‘incident More


Khurshid offers Friday prayers at Sonwar shrine

Srinagar, June 28: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid offered the congregational Friday prayers at the revered shrine of Syed Yaqoob (RA) at Sonwar here.Khurshid was accompanied by the Pradesh Congress Committee chief Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz. Witnesses said Khurshid prayed for peace in Jammu More


N N Vohra takes oath as JK Governor for second term

Srinagar, June 28: NN Vohra was sworn in as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for a fresh term at the oath ceremony held at Raj Bhavan lawns here this evening.Vohra was administered the Oath of Office by Justice M M Kumar, Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The Governor was presented More


JK needs to learn from Uttarakhand: Mirwaiz

‘Desist From Constructing Permanent Structures On Amarnath Cave Route’

Srinagar, June 28: Expressing his concern over the environmental degradation due to human interference at ecologically-sensitive areas in Kashmir, the Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday warned that there is every possibility that tens of thousands of people can lose their More


Amarnath Yatra begins amid tight security

‘12000 Unregistered Pilgrims Pushed Back’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 28: The annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Shri Amarnathji in Kashmir commenced Friday on both Pahalgam and Baltal routes simultaneously.An official spokesman said Governor NN Vohra, who is the chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, was scheduled to participate in the ‘pratham More


Grenade attack in Sopore, CRPF man injured

MILITANT’S ESCAPE TRIGGERS PANIC IN KULGAM

GKNN/KHALID GUL

Sopore/Kulgam, June 28: Panic gripped North Kashmir’s Sopore town on Friday when militants lobbed a grenade on a CRPF picket near general bus stand. The grenade exploded with a bang leaving one CRPF personnel injured.The injured has been identified as Kabir Chand.Police cordoned off the area More


Mufti Sayeed stands exposed: Hurriyat (G)

‘Kashmir Resolution Impossible Within Indian Constitution’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 28: The Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani Friday came down heavily on the Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, accusing him of exploiting sentiments of Kashmiris by projecting himself as close to pro-freedom circles.“Mufti by commitment is a faithful More


‘Congress party strongly opposed special status to JK’

Advani Hits Back At Omar Over Article 370 Row

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 28: Against the backdrop of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah slamming him on the issue of revocation of special status to the state, senior BJP leader L K Advani Friday advised him not to use words like “cheating and deceiving” and clarified that his party has always More





  • Briefs

UNDP India head calls on Omar

Srinagar, June 28: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Coordinator in India, Lise Grade Friday called on Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah here and discussed matters relating to development More



  • News

PETROL PRICE HIKED BY RS 1.82 PER LITRE

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 28: Petrol price was today hiked by a steep Rs 1.82 a litre, the third increase in rates this month, as falling rupee made imports costlier.An increase in diesel rates is expected early More




  • Opinion

Doles won't do

The political reality is far bigger than mere economic packages

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Dr. Manmohan Singh is at the fag-end of his political career. Soon he is going to become history.  He is not the first and certainly not the last Indian politician to think that mere management can More



  • GK Weekend

The media, Kashmir and the Violence

Media disgorges opinion in language that is often superficial in analytical value and even incendiary in temperament

GOOD POLITICS BAD POLITIS

SIDDIQ WAHID

Kashmir witnessed one of the more lethal attacks by militants in recent memory. An unspecified number of them attacked a military convoy plying along a road that is a major traffic artery in Srinagar. More




  • Letters

Polluting Gulmarg

This refers to the news on Gulmarg (GK June 22, 2013) where waste products and garbage are openly thrown putting the natural health resort under threat. How sad to see this happen. Government must ensure More



  • Editorial

The Plan Logjam

Even as the main spending season in J&K, particularly in Kashmir valley and other winter zones, is almost over by half, the annual plan budget for the state is yet to be finalized. This is quite worrisome More



  • Business

Kashmiri boy develops social networking site

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, June 28: Just three months after he made an android application, 17-year-old Asif, a boy from Kashmir, has developed a social networking site, Live Kashmir, to connect Kashmiris globally.  More



  • Sports

4th J&K Bank Mughal Rally flagged off

Event Will Inspire Local Youth: Kichloo

Srinagar, June 28: The Minister of State for Tourism, Home, Industries and Commerce, Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo on Friday flagged off 4th J&K Bank Mughal Car Rally from Royal Springs Golf Course, here.  More



  • Kashmir

Police closes Dastgeer Sahab (RA) shrine fire case

It Can Be Reopened If Fresh Evidence Comes To Fore: SSP

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 28: Close on the heels of civil administration having shelved the Dastgeer Sahab (RA) shrine fire probe, Police too has failed to find whether the shrine was gutted in accidental fire or More



  • Srinagar City

SMC authors its own The Wolf and the Lamb?

Pulls up man for constructing servant quarter in residential colony, warns of demolition

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, June 28: If The Wolf and the Lamb fable conveys that tyrant can always find excuse for his tyranny, some officials at the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) have authored something seemingly More




  • Gk Features

Caging Geelani

Hurriyat conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani continues to remain under house arrest for more than 100 days now at his Hyderpora residence

CONFINEMENT

MAJID MAQBOOL

At 8 o’clock on the morning of February 9 when Afzal Guru was hanged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail, at exact 9am a Delhi Police party arrived at the flat in Malviya Nagar where Hurriyat conference (G) chairman More




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