• TOP STORIES

Won’t return Afzal’s body: Home Minister

‘JK Police Has Already Taken Action Against Yasin Malik’

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Mar 11: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has ruled out handing over the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru to his family. There has been persistent demand from Afzal’s family for handing over his body so that he could be buried properly in Kashmir. Afzal was hanged and buried in New Delhi More


Pepper gas, pellets echo in LA

PDP Seeks Explanation From Govt Over ‘Excessive’ Use Of Force

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Mar 11: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday created uproar in the Legislative Assembly, demanding explanation from the government over “excessive use of force” on protesters in the valley.As the Question Hour began this morning, PDP members AR Veeri, Basharat Bukhari, Peerzada More


‘Don’t use harmful substances’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 11: Taking serious notice of the apprehensions expressed by some members in the Legislative Assembly, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah today said the Government has already directed the law-enforcing agencies to be cautious while dealing with people in More


SC issues notice to JK Government on Juvenile Act

‘Minors In The State Subjected To Illegal Detention’

FAIZAN ARREST FALLOUT

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 11: The Supreme Court has issued notice to Jammu and Kashmir government on a PIL seeking implementation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act in the state and quashing of proceedings and paying Rs 10 lakh compensation to minor Faizan who was arrested by Jammu and More


SCHOOLS REOPEN AFTER WINTER VACATION

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Mar 11: Schools in Kashmir reopened Monday after winter vacations. Dressed in uniforms, the students resumed schooling today after three months and 10 days of vacations. Schools in the valley close in December every year for winter vacation and reopen on March one next year.However, More


Editor responsible for false reporting: Supreme Court

‘News Item Has Potentiality Of Bringing Doom’s Day For An Individual’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 11: The Editor of a newspaper shall be responsible in any civil or criminal case filed against it for publishing false or offensive news report, the Supreme Court held Monday.A bench of justices C K Prasad and V G Gowda said that the Editor controls the selection of the matter that More


1800 ‘stone pelting’ youth granted amnesty: Govt

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 11: The state government Monday revealed that over 1800 youth against whom cases were registered for “involvement” in stone pelting during 2010 summer unrest in Kashmir have been granted amnesty under the scheme announced by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.“In the aftermath of the More


338 arrested in one month: Police

Srinagar, Mar 11: Police Monday said that 338 youth were arrested across the valley in last one month and 242 released are 96 are still in custody.Giving the break-up an official spokesman said in the South Kashmir Districts of Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Awantipora and Anantnag 73 persons were More


Rehabilitation policy fails to take off

No Youth Returns From PaK Under The Scheme; 3974 Still There

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 11: The State Government Monday revealed that no Kashmiri youth, who had crossed over to Pakistan administered Kashmir, has returned under the Rehabilitation Policy announced for them in 2010.“No ex-militant has returned from PaK through the identified routes under the policy and procedure More





  • Briefs

New Delhi has given freehand to extremists: Javid Mir

Srinagar, Mar 11: The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (H) Javid Ahmad Mir on Monday alleged that New Delhi has given a freehand to Shiv Saniks, RSS and other extremist groups to attack Kashmiris More



  • News

Main accused found dead in jail; It is a security lapse: Shinde

DELHI GANG RAPE CASE

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Mar 11: Ram Singh, one of the five accused in the infamous Delhi gang rape case of a 23-year old woman, was found dead in his cell in Tihar jail here on Monday morning. He is reported to have More




  • Opinion

The Rahul phenomenon

What else do his fans need except to see him happy

SPECTRUM

M. L. KOTRU

There is a certain babe-in -the-wood quality, an endearing one, his sycophants would say, in Rahul Gandhi, the freshly anointed crown prince of the Congress Party. Never mind the consequences of the phenomenon More



  • GK Magazine

A hand spun marvel

What about these hapless people who weave magic with their hands but still don't get what they deserve

DR. FAYAZ AHMAD NIKA

Book ReviewHaroofi Hunar..Qadam Ba Qadam(Words of skill--Step by Step) Over centuries Kashmir Handicrafts have been admired the world over for their exquisite workmanship, elegant designs and fascinating More




  • Letters

Good move

It’s heartening that Indian women can now use their smart phones to save and protect themselves from notorious and anti social elements. This application has been launched after the Delhi gang rape tragedy More



  • Editorial

Dangerous Game Plan

There are sufficient reasons to believe that the administration has run out of ideas in handling the current spell of unrest in the valley. Not having learnt from the experiences that normalcy cannot be More



  • Business

Valley has Rs 100 cr mineral water market

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 11:  The Kashmir Valley has a thriving market for the mineral water. Despite the state being rich in natural resources and having over a dozen operational mineral water plants, imported More



  • Sports

JKSTA elects body

Srinagar, Mar 11: The J&K J&K State Taekwondo Association (JKSTA) elected its body at Jammu on Sunday. The JKSTA held its General Assembly meeting which was presided over by PC Sharma. The More



  • Kashmir

A form @ Rs 200: SHRC pulls up SSB for ‘fleecing’ unemployed youth

Directs Board Secretary To Appear With Records Before The Commission

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Mar 11: The Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Monday pulled up the Service Selection Board (SSB) for charging Rs 200 per form from unemployed youth of the State, terming the move More



  • Srinagar City

Shaher-e-Khaas shopkeepers protest detention of colleagues

‘Will observe shutdown, dharna at Nowhatta Chowk today’

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Mar 11: The shopkeepers of Shaher-e-Khaas on Monday staged peaceful protest demonstrations against the detention of four of their colleagues on charges of stone pelting. Among the detained is More




  • Jammu

Rape accused flees in VVIP chopper, arrested

Masquerades As Injured Passenger, Also Manages Ex-Gratia Of Rs 5000

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Mar 11: In a script straight from a Bollywood thriller, a man accused of attempt to rape fled in a state helicopter used by the Chief Minister and other VVIPs after he conned the police in Rajouri More



  • Gk Features

‘Celebrating’ Women’s Day

What about women who are denied the basic human rights?

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

DEVIKA MITTAL

March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day. By ‘celebration’ I mean, there will be exchange of greetings, SMS messages, and there will be special offers for women particularly from beauty salons More




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