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Shinde’s ‘no’ triggers uproar in Assembly

PDP Presses For Resolution; Speaker Adjourns Proceedings After Ruckus

Return Of Afzal’s Mortal Remains

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 12: Pandemonium broke out in the Legislative Assembly (LA) which was adjourned thrice on Tuesday following protests by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s statement that mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru won’t be returned to More


Congress caught in catch 22 situation

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Mar 12: Congress legislators appeared to be in a catch 22 situation inside the Legislative Assembly Tuesday as they kept mum while there was uproar in the House over the statement of union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on return of Afzal Guru’s mortal remains.As Shinde’s statement was More


STONE PELTING VICTIM SUCCUMBS

6 Booked For Murder, 4 Held

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Mar 12: Police have arrested four persons allegedly involved in the killing of a 23-year old load-carrier driver during a stone pelting incident in Mattan area of this South Kashmir district.Riyaz Ahmad Khanday S/o Nazir Ahmad Khanday of Matipora village, who was seriously More


He left school to support family

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Mar 12: A higher-secondary school drop-out, Riyaz Ahmad Khanday left his studies to support his poor family.“It has been only a year since he started to work as a load carrier driver,” said Nazir Ahmad Khanday, Riyaz’s father who is a labourer.“He availed a bank loan More


Police Chief warns of stern action against separatists

'Driving People To Hardships By Issuing Reckless Protest Calendars Can't Be Tolerated'

Srinagar, Mar 12: Stating that the fresh wave of protests in certain parts of the valley were being sponsored from across the border, Director General of Police, Ashok Prasad hinted at possibility of launching a crackdown against separatists issuing protest calendars. He also warned of stern action More


India miffed at Italy’s refusal to send back marines

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Mar 12: Italy’s refusal to send its two marines, involved in the killing of fishermen in Kerala, back to India threatens to snowball into a major diplomatic row as Indian Government has taken the development seriously in the face of widespread public criticism. The two marines had gone More


PIL seeks ban on use of pepper gas in Kashmir

‘It Affects Not Only Protesters, But Also People Sitting In Homes’

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Mar 12: Underscoring its deleterious impact on humans, two lawyers Tuesday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking ban on the use of pepper gas by police while dealing with protests in Kashmir.Seeking directions to Union of India through Ministry More


SHRC asks for expert opinion

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 12: The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has decided to seek opinion from health experts regarding the ill-effects of pepper gas on people.Officials said the Commission has decided to seek opinion from a team of doctors including Parvaiz Kaul, Head of Department More


Government to levy property tax after Urban Local Bodies polls

‘Elected Municipal Corporations Will Pass Resolution To This Effect’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 12: Common man in Jammu and Kashmir shall have to bear fresh financial strain as the state government is all set to impose property tax in Srinagar and Jammu cities after upcoming polls to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). Curiously, the proposal to slap tax on properties in urban areas has More


3 juveniles booked for stone pelting

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 12: Police have booked three juveniles for alleged stone pelting during the last four days.Speaking to Greater Kashmir, Superintendent Juvenile Home, Ghulam Ahmad Manphoo said three minors were brought there since last Saturday who have been booked for alleged stone pelting. Manphoo More


Steven Spielberg to produce film on Kashmir

AGENCIES

Mumbai, Mar 12: Steven Spielberg, the director of Oscar-winning historical epic Lincoln will co-produce a film set in the politically volatile region of Kashmir.The director is best known for films such as Jaws, Jurassic Park and ET. Spielberg is currently in Mumbai, publicizing his latest film More





  • Briefs

KCSDS aghast over arrests

Srinagar, Mar 12: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) has condemned what it termed unwarranted arrests and detentions of the activists and youth throughout the Valley.    More



  • News

Minimum qualification for journos needed: Katju

‘Absence Of Proper Eligibility Criterion Affecting Quality Of Reportage’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 12: Suggesting that absence of a proper eligibility criterion was affecting the quality of reportage in the country, Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Justice(retd) Markandey Katju More




  • Opinion

When CM Cries

Tears will be forgotten, picture of helplessness will linger on

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

When Chief Minister Omar Abdullah broke down through his speech in Legislative Assembly on March 5, it was not the first time we were witness to such a spectacle from our young CM. In past, Omar has delivered More



  • GK Magazine

The garden of your love

A lovely home can look even lovelier provided you know how to garden your space

BEAUTIFY SURROUNDINGS

RAIZ AHMED LONE

In our valley most of us enjoy the luxury of having land around our houses. So why not to beautify your surroundings and enjoy the greatest excitement of owing a garden. Whenever you find some difficulty More




  • Letters

Futile shutdowns

Kashmiris have been exercising shutdowns as a main weapon to compel New Delhi to settle down the problem. But now it seems that shutdowns are adversely affecting the livelihood of common masses. This method More



  • Editorial

Real growth

Finance minister, Abdul Rahim Rather Monday pointed to three important indicators suggesting state economy was doing fairly well. The FM said that state’s fiscal deficit “is perfectly within the targeted More



  • Business

Outside bat manufacturers eye Kashmir willow

Lobby in JK for removal of ban on export of clefts

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 12: In a major concern to state’s famed cricket bat industry, some outside investors are lobbying in Jammu and Kashmir for removal of ban on the export of willow clefts. Sources said More



  • Sports

Star Club clinches trophy

UMAR MEMORIAL T20 CRICKET TOURNAMENT

Srinagar, Mar 12: The T20 Umar Memorial Cricket tournament final was played between Star Club and Nizamia Cricket club Surankote on Tuesday. Star Club won by 59 runs. After winning the toss, Star More



  • Kashmir

Afzal body: Separatists slam Shinde’s remarks

Hurriyat (M) Forms Legal Cell To Challenge Detention Of Leaders, Youth

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 12: Both factions of Hurriyat Conference Tuesday slammed Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for refusing to return the body of Afzal Guru to his family. While the Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Geelani More



  • Srinagar City

DAY 2: SHAHER-E-KHAAS SHUTS AGAINST DETENTION OF YOUTH

‘Shops to reopen on Thursday’

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Mar 12: Old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas observed a complete shutdown for the second consecutive day Tuesday as shops remained closed and peaceful demonstrations were staged against the detention More




  • Jammu

Jobs after retirement in JK Govt

127 Officers Re-Employed, Re-Engaged In 3 Years

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 12: Despite having more than 6 lakh unemployed youth, the Jammu and Kashmir government has re-employed around 127 officials in various departments and Public Sector Undertakings during the last 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




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