• TOP STORIES

Centre hints at foreign link to Bemina attack

BJP-NC Clash Over AFSPA; ‘Nobody Sheds Tears For Kashmiri Youth’

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Mar 14: Amid strong attack from various political parties over the militant attack in Kashmir, the Centre Thursday indicated Pakistani link to the attackers but refrained from saying that they belonged to that country.Making identical statements in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Home More


After CRPF protest, Omar pays homage

Bodies Of Deceased Personnel Flown To Respective Home Towns

UMAR MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 14: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah rushed to Srinagar airport to pay homage to the five CRPF soldiers killed in Wednesday’s Fidayeen attack after some personnel from the paramilitary force publicly slammed him for not paying homage to their deceased colleagues.Director General of CRPF More


We have got some clues: Police

DGP To Conduct Inquiry

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 14: With Director General of Police Ashok Prasad asked to conduct inquiry into the Bemina fidayeen attack, police Thursday said that they have got some clues and are hopeful that the case will be solved in near future.Five personnel of 73 battalion CRPF and two militants were killed More


Curfew stifles Kashmir

CRPF, Police Enforce Strict Restrictions; Clampdown To Continue Today

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 14: Authorities Thursday enforced a strict curfew in Kashmir to prevent protests against the killing of a civilian in old Srinagar Wednesday, while as protests and clashes erupted at some places leaving more than a dozen people including some force personnel injured.Authorities have More


Govt considering inquiry into Saidpora killing

Decision Will Be Taken Soon: Law Minister; Assures Govt Job To Family

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 14: The State government on Thursday remained non-committal on ordering an inquiry into the killing of a Srinagar man in CRPF firing on Wednesday despite demand by many lawmakers in the Legislative Assembly.However, the Government assured the House that a job would be provided to a More


NPP, BJP create ruckus in LA on CRPF deaths

Move Adjournment Motion, Stage Walkout

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 14: The opposition BJP and NPP Thursday staged a walkout from the Legislative Assembly after Deputy Speaker Sartaj Madni disallowed an adjournment motion on the killing of five CRPF personnel in a fidayeen attack by militants in Srinagar on Wednesday.As the House started its proceedings More


KILLING OF CIVILIAN ECHOES IN UPPER HOUSE

Opposition, NC Demand Discussion; Mir, Shah Marshaled Out

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Mar 14: The Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Panthers Party (NPP) members were today marshaled out of the Upper House after they created uproar over the killing of a civilian in Saidpora area of Srinagar, while demanding discussion on the matter.As the House met for More


Arm forces with fire-arms: Cong

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 14: Virtually at the back-foot over its alliance partner National Conference joining opposition Peoples Democratic Party on the demand for seeking return of Afzal Guru’s body, a Congress minister in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday said the State was moving towards political bankruptcy and such More


CRPF men always carry arms: IG

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 14: Even as paramilitary CRPF rebutted reports that its men were unarmed when the Fidayeen attack took place at Bemina, on the outskirts of Srinagar Wednesday, legal experts said the paramilitary force is bound to follow the directives of the state government while dealing with law and More


Pakistan Parliament adopts resolution against Afzal hanging

Demands Return Of Body To Family, Release Of Prisoners, Repeal Of ‘Black’ Laws

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Mar 14: More than a month after his secret execution, Pakistan’s parliament Thursday passed a resolution condemning hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru and demanded the return of his body to his family.Two days before it completes its five-year term, the National Assembly or lower house More


‘Delhi defers group visa for Pak nationals’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 14: India Thursday put on hold the proposed group tourist visa facility to Pakistani nationals from tomorrow in the wake of growing unease in bilateral ties following the killing of two Indian soldiers along the LoC and Wednesday's suicide attack in Srinagar.“We are not going to More


Youth arrested after shootout in Chattabal

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 14: Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested a youth during a raid in Rampur area of Chattabal here Thursday evening.Though police is tight-lipped, but well informed sources said that a youth was arrested during a cordon and search operation. The operation More


Cabinet to meet today

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 14: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is expected to chair a meeting of State Cabinet here Friday evening.Official sources said the meeting was schedule to be held Thursday but was postponed due to the prevailing law and order situation in the Valley and pre-occupation of the Chief Minister More





  • Briefs

'5000 posts referred to recruiting agencies'

Srinagar, Mar 14: Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand on Thursday said that nearly 5000 vacant posts of School Education Department have been referred to various recruitment agencies.  Tara Chand while More



  • National

Death row convict gets gold medal

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chennai, Mar 14: Death row convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case Perarivalan has won gold medal in one of the Prison Department conducted educational and vocational training programmes. Perarivalan More




  • Opinion

Of curfews and shutdowns

Whoever does it, the result is same. Kashmir is economically devastated

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

The valley has suffered loss worth crores of rupees in the past one month because of relentless curfew and shutdown. ‘We lose around rupees 100 crore on every single shutdown. Since February 9 to march More



  • GK Features

Missing from Kathmandu

A mother’s unending struggle to seek the whereabouts of her son arrested over a decade ago in Nepal

KASHMIR’S DISAPPEARED

MAJID MAQBOOL

In a two storey house in Gulberg colony, Baghat Barzulla, 65-year old Zubaida anxiously waits for any news of her disappeared son. She hasn’t seen her elder son for the past 14 years now. Ghulam Muhammad More




  • Letters

Demilitarizing Kashmir

This refers to the process of demilitarizing Kashmir. There will be better solution, if Indian government demilitarizes some districts of Kashmir especially Srinagar, Baramullah and Sopore..Rafique Qadri More



  • Friday Focus

Earning Allah’s Love

PROF G R MALIK

 The highest ideal of a life of piety, according to almost all religions, is to cultivate in the seeker a feeling of devout love towards God Almighty. This is represented emphatically in the oft-repeated More



  • Business

'Organic farming to generate `11,000 cr wealth in JK'

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 14: Promotion of organic farming can lead to wealth accumulation worth over Rs 10,600 crore and generate exports worth Rs 600 crore in Jammu and Kashmir in next five years, Assocham said today More



  • Kashmir

Stage protests after Friday prayers: MMM

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 14:  Asking people to follow its already-announced protest program in letter and spirit, the Mutahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM), a united forum of separatists, Thursday said imams of More



  • Srinagar City

Amid curfew, unit tests worry schoolchildren, parents

Break silence, formulate policy so that our children are safe: people shoot SoS to admin

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Mar 14: At a time when the administration claimed that uniform of schoolchildren would be treated as curfew passes, the Srinagar siege Thursday put parents to inconvenience, whose wards had to More




  • Jammu

PDP’s absence triggers discussion in House

DNP Leader Wants Opposition Party To Reconsider Decision

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu Mar 14: With Peoples Democratic Party deciding to boycott the remaining sittings of Legislative Assembly over the Government of India’s refusal to return the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru More



  • World

Xi Jinping named China Prez

Beijing, Mar 14: Xi Jinping today emerged as China's most powerful leader in decades after he was named President and head of the powerful military, besides being the chief of the ruling Communist Party More




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