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Major reshuffle in civil administration, police

Shailendra Kumar is Div Com Kashmir; Farooq Shah Is DC Srinagar

Sahai Promoted As ADGP Armed; AG Mir Is IGP Kashmir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 15: The State Cabinet which met here on Friday evening under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordered transfers and postings in the Police department and civil administration.TRANSFERS IN CIVIL ADMINISTRATIONAn official spokesman said the following More


Another curfewed Friday

Restrictions Continue To Cripple Kashmir; PSA Slapped On Shah; Geelani Arrested; Malik Under House-Arrest

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 15: For the second consecutive day Friday, entire Kashmir reeled under strict curfew while sporadic clashes were reported from some places against the killing of a Srinagar youth by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The government didn’t again allow congregational Friday prayers at More


Schools keep parents in dark

Srinagar, Mar 15: With uncertainty looming large in Kashmir, majority of the schools, particularly in Srinagar, haven’t informed children or their parents on whether schools would remain open on Saturday or not.On Friday, Greater Kashmir received scores of phone calls from parents whose children More


Curfew in Old Srinagar, Maisuma today

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 15: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Hussain Samoon Friday said that curfew would be lifted from most parts of Kashmir on Saturday. However, he was quick to add that some areas of old Srinagar would continue to remain under curfew.Talking to Greater Kashmir, Dr Samoon said More


No animosity with Hurriyat: DGP

‘Have Got Some Important Leads In Bemina Attack’

Srinagar, Mar 15: Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Friday said that police has no animosity with Hurriyat leaders but is “only nabbing those who are disturbing peace.”He said police has got some ‘important leads’ in Bemina ‘fidayeen’ attack and the militant arrested from Chattabal area More


India condemns Pakistan’s resolution on Afzal Guru

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi,Mar 15: Hitting back at Pakistan for the resolution passsed by its National Assembly on Afzal Guru, both Houses of Parliament Friday unanimously asked that country not to interfere in India's internal affairs and “desist from acts of support for extremist and terrorist elements.”In identical More


AJK Assembly, Council ask India to return bodies of Afzal, Bhat

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Mar 15: A special joint session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly and the AJK Council here Friday condemned what it called “murder” of Afzal Guru and called upon the United Nations (UN) to “take stock of the grim situation on the human rights front in held Kashmir More


Shams-ud-din Shameem passes away at SKIMS

Demise Widely Mourned

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 15: Noted journalist and writer Shamsuddin Shameem passed away Thursday evening at SKIMS here. He was 64.Shameem was suffering with a protracted illness for past some years. Despite curfew, hundreds of people today participated in his Nimaz-e-Jinaza. He was laid to rest at his ancestral More


Not the right time to take away AFSPA: Army Chief

Pakistan Can't Expect CBMs If It Keeps Open

Terrorism Tap: Army Chief General Bikram Singh

BEMINA ATTACK AFTERMATH

New Delhi, Mar 15: The time is “not right” for the removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General Bikram Singh said Friday. Speaking in the wake of the Srinagar attack in which 5 CRPF personnel were killed, he emphasized that any decision on this More


Act must go from selected areas: Govt

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 15: The J&K government Friday reiterated its demand for phased withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir. The fresh demand comes just two days after militants attacked a CRPF camp at Bemina on Srinagar outskirts, killing five of its More


Resolution on Afzal’s body to test National Conference

To Be Taken Up On March 30

Kamaal Says ‘No Point Further Hurting New Delhi’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 15: In absence of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, the National Conference is set to face an acid test in the Legislative Assembly on March 30 if the resolution seeking mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru is selected through balloting process.Interestingly, the ruling More


Police register murder case against CRPF

Saidapora killing

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 15: Jammu and Kashmir police have registered a murder case against paramilitary CRPF for killing Altaf Ahmad Wani of Saidapora here on past Wednesday. The CRPF’s version about the incident, which the ruling National Conference described as cold-blooded murder, has also been incorporated More


Violence not an answer: UN

kashmir situation

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

United Nations, Mar 15: In the wake of a militant attack in Kashmir that claimed the lives of five security personnel, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said violence is not the answer to any problem and the killings must stop.“What he (Ban) has said in cases such as this; violence is not the answer, violence More





  • Briefs

MMM condemns clamp down

Srinagar, Mar15: The Mutaihida Majlis-e-Mashwarat(MMM), a united forum of separatists, Friday condemned the strict clampdown by the authorities in Kashmir by stating that entire Kashmir has been turned More



  • National

Adolescents to be given weekly supplements of iron and folic acid: Azad

Chandigarh, Mar 15: In a significant decision, union health ministry has launched a country-wide programme for weekly supplementation of iron and folic acid to cover 130 million adolescents. This More




  • Opinion

Violence begets violence

But the issue need be resolved peacefully

FIRDOUS SYED

Every human life is precious. The killing of the both youth, Tahir Sofi of Barramulla as well as the Riyaz Ahmad Khanday of Mattan and many more deaths still counting, have to be condemned unequivocally More



  • GK Magazine

Mother of terror in Kashmir

We must get down to the roots and not just see the things on the surface

GUEST COLUMN

PROF. BHIM SINGH

         Several national newspapers have commented on the terror that struck Kashmir once again killing five uniformed men right inside their camp which is situated More




  • Letters

Freedom desire

This refers to article "Desire to fly free".The author has beautifully depicted the real meaning of freedom and its pros and cons. Nusrat Ahmad DarStudent WL University.Pulwama Kashmirdaraina91@gmail.com More



  • Editorial

De-escalation is wiser

A string of events has surprisingly marked a new low in India-Pakistan relations today. While vast constituencies for peace in both the countries were expecting the recent peace initiatives to make More



  • Business

JK spends just 11 pc funds under PMRP this year: Govt

No expenditure recorded on 6 projects

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 15: In a self indicting revelation the state government on Monday said it has spent just 11 percent of the total funds available under the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Program for different More



  • Kashmir

JKLF, Hurriyat (M) condemn shifting of Shabir Shah to Kot Balwal

HURRIYAT (G) AGHAST AT GEELANI’S ARREST

Srinagar, Mar 15: The JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday condemned the shifting of senior Hurriyat (M) leader Shabir Ahmad Shah to Jammu and slapping of PSA on him.  Malik, who himself is More



  • Srinagar City

Food adulteration control measures unsatisfactory

HC pulls up Govt, Directs SMC to constitute STF

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Mar 15:  Expressing displeasure over government response to check food adulteration, the state High Court has directed the Srinagar Municipal Corporation to constitute a Special Task Force More




  • Jammu

BJP, NPP walkout over Pak resolution on Afzal

NC Murderer Of Kashmiris: Er Rashid

BUDGET SESSION

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 15: Opposition BJP and NPP Friday walked out of the Legislative Assembly in protest against the resolution by Pakistan National Assembly (PNA) condemning the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru.& More



  • South Asia

‘Pak leadership must adopt coherent policy on Kashmir’

KASHMIRI LEADERS CALL ON FAZL-UR-REHMAN

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Mar 15: A high-level delegation of Kashmiri leaders hailing from both sides of the Line of Control called on Parliamentary Kashmir Committee (KC) Chairman Moulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and other committee 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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