• TOP STORIES

Yasin Malik warns of fresh armed ‘rebellion’

‘Kashmiris Facing Worst Ever Persecution’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 10: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Sunday warned that denial of political space to people of Kashmir, especially youth, can lead to eruption of “more ferocious armed rebellion” than the one witnessed early during 90’s. He said Kashmiri youth are More


Restrictions in Baramulla,sporadic protests in downtown

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 9: Restrictions were imposed in Baramulla town of north Kashmir Sunday while a high level security assessment meet was also held in the town to review the law and order situation. Meanwhile, sporadic protests erupted in some downtown localities of Srinagar Sunday evening.  Reports More


Govt terrorizing people: Mufti

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 10: Reiterating his party’s demand for revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), former chief minister and PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday said the suggestion to use army for controlling unrest is an indication of failure of the civilian government in the state. He More


Army’s offer of ‘joint counter-agitation’ strategy raises hackles

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 10: Day after Army said its services can be utilized for law and order duties in the Valley, political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have warned against, overt or covert, deployment of the armed forces to tackle public protests, saying any such move would send wrong signal among the people More


AROUND 170 YOUTH DETAINED

Culprits To Be Dealt With Strictly: Police

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 10: In the backdrop of the killing of a youth in Baramulla and subsequent protest demonstrations across the valley, police has rounded up at least 170 youth from different districts of Kashmir during the past four days. Police said those involved in stone pelting and disruption More


Women on forefront to get their dear ones released

Srinagar, Mar 10: With nobody coming to their rescue, groups of women, mostly mothers and sisters of the arrested youth, were Sunday seen waiting outside police stations to get their sons and brothers released from the lockups.Scores of women were seen waiting outside police stations to meet their More


Valley celebrates Shivratri with fervor

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 10: With Kashmir breathing easy after latest bout of unrest, shutdown and curbs, Mahashivaratri, also known as Hearath in local parlance, was Sunday celebrated across Valley with religious fervor and devotion. Fervent devotees tolled bells in temples across Kashmir to mark with More


MMM issues fresh calendar

Calls For Civil Curfew On Wednesday

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 10: The Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawarat (MMM), a united front of separatists, Sunday announced a fresh protest calendar by asking people to observe a civil curfew on Wednesday and to hold protests after congregational Friday prayers. In a statement issued here, MMM spokesman said More


Families of victims to appear before CoI

PATHRIBAL FAKE ENCOUNTER

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Mar 10: After repeatedly opting out, families of victims of Pathribal fake encounter have decided to appear before Army’s Court of Inquiry (CoI) on Monday to record their statements about the incident. “Though we did not receive any official summons, but we have been More





  • Briefs

KCSDS denounces use of force

Srinagar, Mar 10: Reiterating  the demand for withdrawal of forces from cities and towns immediately and complete revocation of AFSPA from the state,  Kashmir Centre for Social and Development More



  • National

Nothing will change my stand against AFSPA: Irom Sharmila

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 10: Irom Sharmila may be waging a lonely battle against AFSPA for the past 12 years without eating even a morsel of food, but the 'iron lady' from Manipur is determined that her fight for More




  • Opinion

Stories Retold

Of some historical narratives about Kashmir

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

Many stories about 1947 happenings in Kashmir have remained untold. The reason has not been that there were no historians or scribes around to record them but  for fear of reprisal by what one would More



  • GKeducation&career

Of Conflict, Curfews and Curbed education

When the music of rhymes is replaced by the sound of gunfire

CONFLICT GENERATION

RABIA NOOR

Come late toddlerhood and schooling begins. It’s a bitter truth of those tender years when a child needs a mother more than anything else. Sometimes it feels to be unfair to those little souls whose smiles More




  • Letters

CM's promise

Seema Mustafa, in her letter to CM has forgotten to recall few more promises made by him to the people while campaigning before his election such as providing a Government job to one member of a family More



  • Editorial

Policing Protests

The pictures of scores of youth with pellet injuries across their bodies has underlined the harshness of security response to the prevailing spell of strife in Valley. An estimate puts the number of the More



  • Business

NYT features Gulmarg

Recommends people to visit Kashmir

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 10: What could bring some cheer to the tourism players here and send good signal to outside people intending to visit Kashmir, America’s well known daily, New York Times recently carried More



  • Sports

Ram suspended from NIS, claims he did drugs with Vijender Singh

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Patiala, Mar 10: Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender  Singh’s roommate and sparring partner Ram Singh was today expelled  from the National Institute of Sports after admitting that he consumed More



  • Kashmir

Kashmiri Sikh duo highlights HR violations

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 10: In a novel way to highlight human rights violations allegedly by forces in Kashmir, two Sikh youth recently toured Kashmir to Kanyakumari on motorcycle.  In their early‘20s, Bupinder More



  • Srinagar City

MASTER PLAN review draws flak

Draft impractical, directionless, say experts; We’re open to suggestions, says VC SDA

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 10:  The proposed land use plan outlined in the midterm review of Srinagar Master Plan 2001-2021, currently underway, has drawn flak from the stakeholders, with experts terming the draft More




  • Jammu

Azad seeks enhancement of retirement age of JK medicos

‘State Medical Colleges May Face De-recognition’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 10: Raising concern over shortage of faculty in medical colleges in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday asked Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to raise retirement More



  • South Asia

Karzai says Taliban in talks with US

Kabul, Mar 10: Afghan President Hamid Karzai today criticised the Taliban for holding daily talks with the United States as they also launch suicide attacks that kill civilians and children. The militants More



  • World

Dam in Tibet over Brahmaputra to be operational soon

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, Mar 10: The largest water control project in Tibet over a tributary of Brahmaputra River is expected to start generating electricity this year, Chinese officials said today. Construction More




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