US-Taliban talks crucial for JK: Omar

‘Pakistan Major Hurdle In State’s Link With Central Asia’


Srinagar, June 29: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said the possibility of Afghan fallout on Kashmir after NATO withdrawal in 2014 was linked to talks between Taliban and the US. He was quick to add that J&K government would closely monitor the situation in Afghanistan in the days ahead More

Elected people should get support: Khurshid


Srinagar, June 29: What can act as morale-booster for J&K’s mainstream leaders ahead of 2014 elections, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said elected representatives should get people’s support as cynicism and fundamentalism hurt the society. Addressing a three-day international More

Dy MS holds coveted post of Director NRHM

Former Minister Gave Special Secretary-Level Position To His OSD


Jammu, June 29: While Jammu and Kashmir government has so far failed to create a full-fledged post of Mission Director National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the Center’s flagship programme is being looked after in J&K by a Deputy Medical Superintendent, who continues to hold the prestigious post More

'Kashmir not India's internal matter'

Separatists Slam Khurshid’s Remark On Kashmir


Srinagar, June 29: Kashmir’s separatist leaders Saturday sharply reacted to the External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid’s statement that Kashmir was an internal issue of India, calling the statement as a “condemnable attempt to distort history.” Reacting to Khurshid’s statement, the chairman More

Sharif for closer ties with India


Islamabad, June 29: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday said that his PML-N party has pursued a policy of friendship and cooperation with India ever since its previous stints in power and will continue to do so to promote peace and prosperity in the region. The Prime Minister expressed More

Passes needed to visit Pahalgam, Sonamarg


Srinagar, June 29: Locals and tourists, other than Amarnath yatris, intending to visit Pahalgam and Sonamarg now need passes to visit these picnic spots, the Government announced Saturday.  These passes are to be obtained beforehand from the Tourist Reception Center Srinagar. “In More

Father kills 4-year old daughter for compensation

Had Hoped That Militants Would Be Blamed For Murder


Sopore, June 29: Two weeks after four-year-old Muskan was found murdered in an orchard at Laiser Rafiabad village in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, police Saturday said her father Altaf Ahmad has been arrested for his daughter’s killing. Police said investigations revealed that the More

Uttarakhand: Speaker pegs death toll at 10,000

Shinde Says 900

Almora/Dehradun, June 29: Two weeks after flashfloods and landslides devastated Uttarakhand, there was no clarity on the death toll with state Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal claiming Saturday that it may cross 10,000 while Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde pegged it at 900. Kunjwal More

  • Briefs

Missing baby: Police announce reward

Pattan, June 29: Police on Saturday announced a reward for providing information    about 18 month old baby Seerat Ashraf Daughter of Muhammad Ashraf RatherAS police spokesman said that More

  • National

P Sathasivam to be new Chief Justice of India


New Delhi, June 29: Supreme court Judge P Sathasivam will be appointed as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) after the expiry of present incumbent Altamas Kabir's tenure. President Pranab Mukherjee More

  • Sunday Special

Charity and publicity

Excessive use of the latter undermines the former



Those who dedicate their lives to a mission can't be ordinary people. In every society there are humans who care for others and through whom others find a solution to their miseries. Such souls, provided More

  • GK Magazine

At stake: Rs 2 lakh crore?

Mass-scale extraction of the decaying timber in J&K’s forests is not a mere fantasy. It is time for debate



The decaying timber in J&K’s forests – its worth and commercial viability – has always been a matter of debate and speculation. Many people while roaming in and around our forests often spare a thought More

  • Business

Jehangir Chowk-Natipora flyover hits another roadblock

HC asks govt not to dispossess BSNL of land at Rambagh


Srinagar, Jun 29:  Jammu and Kashmir High Court Saturday directed the state government not to dispossess the BSNL of a patch of land it claims at Rambagh here.     A division bench More

  • Sports

U-14 Inter-District Football Championship in full swing

Bandipora June 29:On the second day of U-14 Inter District football tourney being played at Sports Stadia Bandipora, four matches were played. In first match of the day Baramullah locked horns with Anantnag More

  • Kashmir

Wular to be plantation free by 2013: Mian Altaf


Bandipora, June 29: Forest Minister Mian Altaf on Saturday claimed that Wular lake would be free of plantations by 2013. He said for doing so the state government is all set to procure foreign machines More

  • Srinagar City

Kashmir captivates Salman


Srinagar, June 29: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Salman Khursheed acclaimed the beauty of Kashmir, saying that its lush green meadows surrounded by majestic mountains with fresh lakes captivates every More

  • Jammu

Art 370 can’t be abrogated: Rana

NC assails Advani

Jammu, June 29: Provincial President of National Conference Devender Singh Rana on Saturday assailed the assertions of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishan Advani on abrogation of Article 370 of the More

  • PaK

PaK Assembly approves budget


Muzaffarabad, June 29: Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Legislative Assembly here on Saturday approved with majority vote next fiscal year’s budget, with a total outlay of Rs 55.685 billion, after a More

  • World

Umrah packages will cost more in Ramadan

Riyadh, June 29: Local travel operators have raised the price of weekend Umrah package for Ramadan from SR 100 to SR 160 per pilgrim from Riyadh. A rush of pilgrims is expected for Ramadan, which 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



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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