• TOP STORIES

5 CRPF men, 2 militants killed in Bemina Fidayeen attack

6 SECURITY PERSONNEL, 4 CIVILIANS INJURED; HIZB CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 13: In the first fidayeen attack in Srinagar in three years, militants Wednesday appeared at Bemina here and killed five Central Reserve Police Force personnel while two unidentified militants were also killed in the retaliatory fire. At least six other CRPF personnel and four civilians More


Omar reviews security scenario

Attack Condemned

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar/Jammu Mar 13: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah who arrived here from Jammu, this evening reviewed prevailing security and law and order situation in the Valley at a high level meeting. The top brass of Army, paramilitary forces, JK Police and civil administration attended the meeting, an official More


Have to be alert: Centre

New Delhi, Mar 13: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Wednesday said the suicide attack in Srinagar is an indicator that the government has to remain “very alert” in Kashmir Valley.“We are analyzing how the attack took place,” he said, adding that it is difficult to predict “when terror will More


Civilian killed in CRPF firing

Firing Unprovoked: Eyewitnesses; They Fired In Self Defence: Police

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 13: Barely few hours after five of their colleagues were killed in a fidayeen attack in Bemina, Central Reserve Police Force Wednesday shot dead a civilian, father of three daughters, and injured another in Saidpora Srinagar, triggering massive protests in the area.Eyewitnesses said More


Cold blooded murder: Cries NC

Jammu, Mar 13: Former Minister of State for Home and National Conference Provincial President, Kashmir, Nasir Aslam Wani has condemned the killing of Altaf Ahmad Wani by CRPF at Saidpora Srinagar, terming it as a cold blooded murder.In a statement issued here, Wani said Altaf was a staunch supporter More


FAMILY LOSES LONE BREADWINNER

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 13: As angry young men brought the body of Altaf Ahmad Wani to his home at Saidapora here amid pro-freedom slogans, some people flipped the photographs of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah and Begum Abdullah, hanging in one of the rooms of Altaf’s house, to hide them from people’s view.Altaf More


Geelani, Mirwaiz call strike today

Srinagar, Mar 13: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday called for complete shutdown against the killing of a youth at Saidapora in old city and the “atrocities being committed by the forces.” The aged leader also said that he has consulted Muttahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM More


PDP to boycott remaining sittings of Assembly

‘Govt Terrorizing, Intimidating People To Break Their Will’

Return Of Afzal’s Mortal Remains

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 13: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday announced boycott of the remaining sittings of the state Legislative Assembly over the government of India’s refusal to return mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru to his family.PDP president Mehbooba Mufti announced that her More


MMM shutdown call paralyzes life in Valley

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 13: Life across the valley was paralyzed on Wednesday due to the shutdown called by Muttahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM), an amalgam of separatist groups, spearheading the campaign to seek return of mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Bhat.Shops and other business More


Curfew today: Govt

Srinagar, Mar 13: Apprehending spurt in prevailing situation in Valley over the killing of a civilian in Saidapora area of Srinagar on Wednesday, the authorities decided to impose curfew in Srinagar district on Thursday and enforce restrictions in sensitive towns of Valley.“Curfew will be imposed More





  • Briefs

Man dies in road mishap

Srinagar, Mar 13: Police on Wednesday said that a pedestrian died in a road accident in south Kashmir.  A police spokesman said Abdul Salam Shera son of Habibullah of Bozgam died when a Tata Sumo More



  • National

PM warns Italy of ‘consequences’

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Mar 13: The row over the Italian Government’s refusal to send back two of its marines, involved in killing of fishermen in Kerala, has intensified with Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh adopting More




  • Opinion

Revisiting the treaty of Amritsar

The story that explains the tragedy we all are facing as a people

LEAF FROM HISTORY

DR. ABDUL AHAD

History is a huge repository of human error and wisdom, fortune and misfortune, triumph and tragedy. It's a storehouse of knowledge the appreciating of which (both by Kashmir leaders & our younger More



  • GK Magazine

Ostriches never see the truth

In response to Tanvir Sadiq's article in defense of the chief minister

SEEMA MUSTAFA

Scribes, or call us hacks if you want, have the flexibility to write in a variety of ways that require different skills. There is the format of straight news, news analysis, editorials, op-ed articles More




  • Letters

Release prisoners

The situation is not normal in Kashmir. Hundreds of youths are still languishing in jails. Every day protests are held by different areas from the valley. If GoI is sincere in resolving K-issue They should More



  • Editorial

Spielberg’s Kashmir Project

Kashmir is the subject of the new movie by the celebrated Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. A part of the film is being shot on the India-Pakistan border in the state. Spielberg who is in India to promote More



  • Business

Surcharge on rail ticket bookings, cancellations likely

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Mar 13: As a follow up to increase in rail fares announced by Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal January last, the people are likely to bear more burden on account of further increase in surcharge More



  • Kashmir

  • Srinagar City

NOTHING WRONG WITH MASTER PLAN REVAMP: SDA

Srinagar, Mar 13: Amid allegations that there are loopholes in the ongoing Master Plan 2000-2021 Srinagar revamp, the government is trying to clear the air with Srinagar Development Authority  (SDA More




  • Jammu

5 Army soldiers face dismissal

SAMBA CASE

Jammu, Mar 13: Five Army soldiers face sack orders while other actions have been recommended by a Court of Inquiry (CoI) against 55 other personnel including the Commanding Officer of a unit in a case More



  • South Asia

Pakistan rejects India’s contention

SRINAGAR ATTACK

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Mar 13: Pakistan today rejected India's contention that Pakistani militants were behind a militant attack in Srinagar that killed five paramilitary personnel, saying such "knee-jerk reactions 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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