• TOP STORIES

ASSEMBLY STARTS ON A STORMY NOTE

PDP, NPP Boycott Governor’s Address; BJP Protests Govt Failure; Er Rashid Marshaled Out; Omar Sabotaging Return Of Afzal’s Body: Mehbooba; Adjournment Motion Moved

Afzal Hanging Triggers Din In The House

ARVIND SHARMA/ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Feb 28: The Budget Session of the State Legislative Assembly started on a stormy note Thursday with opposition Peoples Democratic Party, National Panthers Party and independent legislator Er Abdur Rashid boycotting the Governor’s address in protest against the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru More


‘Govt concerned about protection of human rights’

37% Decline In Militancy-Related Incidents In 2 Years; People Displayed Courage,Forces Exhibited Patience: Governor

Jammu, Feb 28: While the J&K Governor NN Vohra’s address to the two Houses of the State Legislature on Thursday focused on creation of more employment opportunities in the State and ensuring accountability and transparency in governance systems, it predominantly talked about the necessity to protect More


Mubarak Gul elected Speaker

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 28: Mubarak Gul, former Political Advisor to the Chief Minister, was elected as new Speaker of the Legislative Assembly here on Thursday.The name of the new Speaker was proposed by Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mir Saifullah as soon as the House met on the first day of budget More


Protests,clashes in south Kashmir

MMM Reiterates Friday Shutdown, Protest Call

KHALID GUL/GKNN

Islamabad/Srinagar, Feb 28: On the call of Mutaihida Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM), a united group of separatist leaders, sporadic protests erupted in south Kashmir areas on Thursday.Reports said huge contingent of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) forces were deployed in More


No major sops

Finance Minister Resists Populism Temptation; Cell Phone Duty Hiked; Readymade Garments To Be Cheaper; IT Rates Unchanged

Budget 2013-2014

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Feb 28: Resisting the temptation of populism, Finance Minister P Chidambaram Thursday presented the General Budget 2013-2014 that is bereft of any major sops. Contrary to expectations of a soft-budget with relief to the middle and lower sections of the society in view of the 2014 Lok Sabha More


Highway: 3 die as car plunges into gorge

Governor, CM, Muftis Express Grief

MUHAMMAD TASKEEN

Banihal, Feb 28: Three persons were killed when a car they were travelling in skidded off the road on the Srinagar-Jammu highway and fell into a deep gorge at Digdol area in Ramban. All the three persons, hailing from Charar-i-Sharief Budgam, died on the spot, reports said.The accident took place More


Tafazal Hussain accorded warm send-off

Retires as J&K Bank’s Executive President

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 28: J&K Bank Thursday accorded a warm send-off to one of its top most officers, Tafazal Hussain, who retired as the Bank’s Executive President.Chairman and CEO Mushtaq Ahmad along with Executive President Parvez Ahmad, Presidents, Vice-Presidents and other senior officers of More





  • Briefs

Colleges to reopen on Mar 11

Jammu, Fe 28: In view of inclement weather conditions, the government has ordered that all the government colleges falling in the winter zone, shall remain closed upto 10 March 2013. More



  • National

NCM to look into ‘media trial’ of Muslims

‘COMMUNITY VICTIM OF BOMB TERROR,POLICE TERROR, MEDIA TERROR, MOB TERROR’

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Feb 28: The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has decided to take up the issue of news channels practice of isolating Muslims after every bomb blasts with the Press Council of India and More




  • Opinion

The mainstream politics

All of them want to reap their own harvest

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

           ‘Appeasement’ till now has been attributed – rightly or wrongly – to Congress’. It has been their policy to lure Muslims of India to its deceitful More



  • GK Features

Of justice denied and selective outrage

Some questions for Indian nationalists and patriots who celebrated Afzal Guru’s hanging

HANGING AFZAL

LALIT MAGAZINE

How can people feel happy about the death of a human being? I have all along been against the death penalty as I consider it a murder committed by the state. Afzal’s hanging is all the more distressing More




  • Letters

Pepper gas

This refers to the use pepper gas in Kashmir. It is a lachrymatory agent, which causes the persons eyes to slam shut and causes temporary blindness. Additionally instant inflammation tissue restricts all More



  • Friday Focus

Crimes Against Women

PROF G R MALIK

Crimes against women are now ever on the increase. Every day brings harrowing tales of atrocities particularly broad-day-light and blood-curdling rapes. The modern body-centred civilization is touching More



  • Business

FM walks tightrope, leaves tax slabs untouched

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 28: Resisting the temptation of election-year populism, the general Budget on Thursday offered no major tax sops but slapped a surcharge on the super-rich, raised duties on mobile phones More



  • Sports

J&K INTERNATIONAL RAFTING TOURNAMENT CONCLUDES

Doda, Feb 28: The International Rafting Championship organized by the J&K Department of Tourism on Chenab river , concluded in Doda on wednesday, Slovakia team won the championship in a tough competition More



  • Kashmir

Sheikh was man of flaws, failures, fallacies: Ratanpuri

‘Geelani Tallest Leader Of 21st Century;Omar’s Delhi Connection Ostentatious’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 28: Dubbing National Conference (NC) founder Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah as a “man of flaws, failures and fallacies,” party’s polemical Member Parliament Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri Thursday declared More



  • Srinagar City

Untouched by Govt, neglected by society, lepers live miserable life

Deprived of basic facilities, Leper Colony at Bahrar turns into slum

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Feb 28: Condemned by their families and neglected by the society, they are virtually left untouched by the Government. Stricken by a life sucking disease and left to fend for themselves, they More




  • Jammu

Grievances Cell set up at NC Hqrs

Jammu, Feb 28: Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana on Thursday constituted Public Grievances Cell at the party headquarters to listen to the problems of people / workers and seeking More



  • South Asia

Senior Jamaat leader gets death sentence in war crimes trial

ANISUR RAHMAN

 Dhaka, Feb 28: A top leader of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party was today sentenced to death for committing "crimes against humanity" during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan, even More



  • World

Now damage control by US

INDIA'S ROLE IN AFGHANISTAN

LALIT K JHA\PTI

Washington, Feb 28: In a damage control exercise after Chuck Hagel's comments on India's role in Afghanistan kicked up a storm, the US today said the Defence Secretary is "strongly committed" to a strategic More



  • PaK

LANDSLIDE KILLS DC IN PAK

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad Feb 28: The young deputy commissioner of district Neelum, Raja Saqib Munir, was killed by a landslide near here on Thursday, plunging the entire official machinery and general public in Pakistan More




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