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2010 killings: High Court wants probe restarted

Grants State Last Opportunity Of 4 Weeks To File Status Report On Commission Of Inquiry

D A RASHID

Srinagar, June 6: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday granted four weeks as last opportunity to the state government to file compliance report with regard to the directions on continuation/constitution of Commission of Inquiry to probe the killings of 2010 unrest.Passing directions on a More


As tourist arrivals swell, Kashmir grapples with room shortage

Against Demand Of 1 Lakh Rooms, Srinagar Has 25000; Will Try To Come Out With Solution In New Master Plan: VC SDA

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 6: Booming with tourist influx, Kashmir is grappling with acute shortage of hotel capacity to accommodate the mounting number of visitors with room charges ranging between Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 in quality hotels here.According to the official figures there are only 25,000 rooms More


SHARIF TO SEEK K-RESOLUTION WITH INDIA

To ‘Progressively Pursue’ Normalcy In Ties

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, June 6: Unveiling Pakistan's foreign policy roadmap, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today vowed to "progressively pursue" normalcy in ties with India while actively seeking solutions to outstanding issues, including Kashmir.Listing his government's foreign policy priorities a day after More


Pulwama gunfight ends, 2nd militant killed

Shutdown, Protests; 14 Injured In Clashes; Thousands Attend Funeral Of Slain Gunmen

SHOWKAT DAR/KHALID GUL

Pulwama, June 6: The gunfight which erupted Wednesday evening in Kellar area of this South Kashmir district came to an end today with the killing of another Jaish-e-Muhammad militant.“The other militant who had taken shelter in the nearby residential house was killed in the morning,” police said More


Anil Goswami reviews security

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 6: Ahead of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s proposed two-day visit to Kashmir, the Union Home Secretary-designate Anil Goswami on Thursday arrived here to review security and developmental issues of the State. On day first of his itinerary, Goswami discussed the latest security situation More


HC retires 3 judges prematurely

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, June 6: The State High Court has prematurely retired three District and Sessions Judges, declaring them as deadwood.According to sources close to the High Court, those retired are Muzaffar Iqbal Qureshi, presently Additional District Judge TADA/ POTA Srinagar, also holding the charge of More


Minister slams HCC, NHPC for ‘destroying’ environment

‘KISHENGANGA HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT WREAKS HAVOC IN BANDIPORA VILLAGES’

MIR TARIQ

Mantrigam (Bandipora), June 6: Minister of State for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Nazir Ahmed Gurezi Thursday slammed Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and NHPC executing 330 MW Kishenganga Hydroelectric Project for causing massive environmental degradation in various areas of Bandipora-Gurez More


Reshuffle in police

79 Officers Promoted To Time Scale Of KAS

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 6: The State Cabinet which met here on Thursday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordered transfers and postings of several senior police officials across Jammu and Kashmir.The Superintendent of Police (SP) Budgam, Uttam Chand, has been transferred and posted More


Urs of Baba Nizam-ud-Din (RA) begins today

Baba Nagri Wears Festive Look

SHEIKH NAZIR

Kangan, June 6: Baba Nagri village in Kangan area of district Ganderbal Thursday wore a festive look for the upcoming 121st Urs of Hazrat Baba Nizam-ud-Din Kiyani (RA). The Urs begins on Friday.The Urs is observed in the first fortnight of June every year with thousands of devotees from within More


Shab-e-Me’raj celebrated with religious fervor

Thousands Join Nightlong Prayers At Hazratbal

Srinagar, June 6: Shab-e-Me’raj - night journey of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) from Makkah to Masjid Al-Aqsa and his ascendancy to heavens - was celebrated with nightlong specials prayers offered in all mosques and shrines.The largest nightlong prayer meeting was held at Hazratbal shrine where thousands More





  • Briefs

Forest officials placed under suspension

Srinagar, June 6: Conservator north Kashmir, Mian Javed, has placed two forest watchers and two forest protection watchers under suspension and attached a block forester in Kandi range of Kamraj forest More




  • Opinion

From Bastar to Srinagar

The dichotomy all the way

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

Red corridor, and with the term comes in mind the Maoists. They are members of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) – CPI (Maoist) – one of the several descendants of the Communist Party of India More



  • GK Feature

The Tragedies of Palhallan

Palhallan lost eight of its youth during the 2010 summer uprising, leaving behind broken families

REVISITING 2010

MAJID MAQBOOL

On July 30, 2010, Adil Ramzan, 13, was returning to his home in Palhallan in Baramulla district, 30 km north of Srinagar, after offering Friday prayers when his father received a call from an unknown number More




  • Letters

Work culture

This refers to the news story that Director Education has stood firm to get all pending things to be done as soon as possible. He lead with an example by completing 30 cases and clearly warned lower authorities More



  • Friday Focus

M‘iraj

PROF G R MALIK

M‘iraj is one of the most comprehensive miracles granted to our Prophet (SAW). It is not possible for human understanding to comprehend all its mysterious dimensions. Its overall symbolic import is, however More



  • Business

JK Bank major contributor to priority sector lending

FinMin asks banks to improve Credit-Deposit ratio

89th SLBC Meet

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 6: Banks operating in J&K have extended credit aggregating Rs.4,918.14 core to 3,79,676 beneficiaries during FY 2012-13 against annual target of Rs.6,094.50 Crore to 3,54,302 beneficiaries More



  • Sports

GK, BIG FM-JKCPL set to roll

‘It Will Be Biggest Ever Cricket Extravaganza Of State’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 6: The upcoming Greater Kashmir, Big 92.7 FM-J&K Corporate Premiere League (JKCPL) has become instant hit among cricketers of State even before its start. For the selection trials More



  • Kashmir

To stop ‘recycling’, JK’s released militants under scanner

Police Says ‘Hizb-ul-Mujahideen In Revival Mode’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 6: To contain militancy, security agencies are maintaining a tight vigil on the released militants in Kashmir so that they don’t recycle, police sources said. Official sources told More



  • Srinagar City

Div Com visits Hazratbal Dargah

Reviews arrangements for Meraj-e-Aalam (SAW)

Srinagar, June 6: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Shalindra Kumar Thursday morning visited Hazratbal Dargah and took stock of the arrangements being put in place for the smooth celebration of Meraj-e More




  • Jammu

Jehangir, Naz come to blows in public

SALIL RAINA

Poonch, June 6: Senior Congress leaders, MLC Jahangir Mir and Vice Chairman Gujjar and Bakerwal Advisory Board Chaudhary Basher Naaz Thursday almost came to blows in full public view during an official More




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