Kashmir parts breathe easy

Srinagar, Ganderbal Calm; 40 Injured In North Kashmir Clashes; Shutdown In Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipora, Kupwara

Curfew Lifted After 3 Days But Sporadic Protests Continue


Srinagar, Mar 9: Five days after the mysterious death of a Kashmiri youth in Hyderabad and killing of a 24-year-old youth in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town on past Tuesday and subsequent strikes and curfews, Srinagar and parts of south Kashmir breathed easy on Saturday as the government lifted the More


85 Injured Report At Sheeri Dispensary: CMO


Srinagar, Mar 9: Around 85 civilians were reportedly injured on Saturday when police used force on protesters in old town Baramulla. Doctors said most of the injured received pellet injuries.People were protesting in the area against the arrest of several youth during the past few days.According More

Police cracks down on MMM leaders

Srinagar, Mar 9: While senior separatist leaders in Kashmir continue to be under house arrest and/or lodged in different jails in the Valley, police Saturday launched a massive crackdown on Mutahida Majlise Mashawarat (MMM), an amalgam of separatist organizations, apart from second-rung leaders of More

A month on, no word on Afzal’s body

Family Awaits Mortal Remains; Separatists Angry; Tihar Officials Say ‘No Decision Communicated’


Srinagar, Mar 9: A month after the secret execution and burial of Muhammad Afzal Guru in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, there is no official word on the demand of return of his body for performance of last rites back home. This is notwithstanding the fact that the demand has assumed center stage in the Valley More

Police, CRPF continue to ‘violate’ SOP

Cops Deal With Protesters In Absence Of Magistrates


Srinagar, Mar 9: In spite of a Standard Operating Procedure in place for forces to deal with law and order problems, police and paramilitary CRPF continue to work in absence of magistrates while dealing with protesters in Kashmir. The violation of SOP has often resulted in excessive use of force by More

Core Group discusses Kashmir situation

Army Can Be Used To Contain Agitation: Lt Gen Prakash


Srinagar, Mar 9: Hinting that Government may request Army to help contain protests in Kashmir, General Officer Commanding (15 Corps) Lt General Om Prakash Saturday said that a ‘counter-agitation strategy’ involving Army besides Police and CRPF can be put in place to deal with the prevailing situation More

Yasin Malik’s Pakistan visit ends, arrives in New Delhi

Shiv Sena, BJP Activists Protest At IGI Airport; 3 Held


New Delhi/Islamabad, Mar 9: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik in New Delhi from Pakistan this evening after a private visit to the country.Malik arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport where a group of youth purportedly belonging to Shiv Sena and Bhartiya More

At Ajmer, Pak PM prays for ‘world peace’

Salman Khurshid Hosts Lunch, Says ‘There Was No Official Talk’


Ajmer/Jaipur, Mar 9: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Saturday prayed at the Ajmer Sharif shrine for peace in his country during his short visit to Ajmer and Jaipur, where External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid hosted lunch for him but no bilateral issue including terrorism was discussed More

Schools to open on Monday


Srinagar, Mar 9: Putting speculations on extension of winter vacations to rest, the State Government Saturday said all schools across Kashmir region will open on Monday.Taking to Greater Kashmir, Commissioner/Secretary, School Education, Farooq Ahmed Faktoo confirmed that schools will open on More

Herath today

Guv, CM, Speaker Greet People

Srinagar, Mar 9: Herath or Shivratri, the annual festival of Kashmiri Pandits, would be celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir with religious fervor and gaiety on Sunday.Governor NN Vohra has greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, celebrated by Kashmiri Pandits as Herath. In More

Omar calls on Governor

Discusses Security Situation In Kashmir

Jammu, Mar 9: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called on Governor NN Vohra on Saturday and discussed security situation of Kashmir Valley and release of annual plan funds by the central government.An official spokesman said Omar called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan here this afternoon. “In their over More

  • Briefs

Hurriyat (M) condemns Mirwaiz’s house arrest

Srinagar, Mar 9: The Hurriyat Conference (M) has expressed serious concern over the continued house arrest of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, senior leaders and hundreds of youth by the authorities.& More

  • National

I was stopped at US airports because of my surname: Irrfan


New Delhi, Mar 9: My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist. This catch dialogue from Shah Rukh Khan's movie "My Name is Khan" must have reverberated through actor Irrfan Khan's mind when he was stopped More

  • Opinion

All concerned

Losing lives is a collective loss as saving lives a collective responsibility

Write Hand


The stage seems to be set for another 2010. Normally it's expected in summers, but this year it started boiling up far earlier perhaps to enjoy its share to the fullest. We hope it doesn't happen, but More

  • GK Magazine

A hopeless Kashmiri woman

What is There to Celebrate For Her

International Women’s Day


On  being asked   about the importance of Women’s International Day for Kashmiri Women  by some journalists, I disappointed  them by not giving the usual clichéd and naïve answers More

  • Business

Transporters angry with diesel price deregulation; threaten wheel jam

JK Goods Transport Cos Assoc joins AIMTC


Srinagar, Mar 9: President, All India Motor Transport Congress, Bal Malkit Singh today threatened that transporters countrywide would go for a wheel jam if the central government did not rollback deregulation More

  • Sports

Egypt confirms death sentences for

Football riot

Cairo, March 9: An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld death sentences for 21 defendants over a deadly football riot in Port Said, in a case that has already sparked widespread violence and threats of further More

  • Kashmir

11 youth remanded to police custody



Srinagar, Mar 9:  A local court here Saturday remanded 11 youth to police custody and sent a minor to Juvenile Home on various criminal charges including rioting and unlawful assembly. City Munsiff More

  • Srinagar City

KU’s faulty evaluation fails BBA students



Srinagar, Mar 9: Putting question mark over the credibility of examination system of Kashmir University –evaluators of answer sheets of Bachelor in Business Administration(BBA) program didn’t add up marks More

  • Jammu

JK has highest unemployment rate in north India

5.94 Lakh Youth Register For Jobs


Jammu, Mar 9: While Jammu and Kashmir has the highest unemployment rate in north India, around 5.94 lakh youth have registered themselves with the employment department in order to get job. As per More

  • South Asia

I will resolve Kashmir: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Mar 9: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif has said he would resolve the Kashmir dispute and try and develop better relations with Afghanistan if he came to power.  More

  • GKeducation&career

The idea of a government job

Let’s change this mindset and explore other avenues



Even before a child is born, his parents start dreaming about his life and career. They aspire him or her to be the most successful person so that he or she makes them proud. No doubt it’s the obligation More

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