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Normalcy returns

Markets, Schools Open Despite Sunday; Protests,Clashes in Langate

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 17: Normalcy was restored in Kashmir valley on Sunday after four days of shutdown due to unrelenting curfew and strikes. Authorities lifted restrictions and curfew from all parts of the Valley Sunday paving way for people to resume their daily chores.  The government had imposed More


Curfew,strikes consume 12 days

Life has remained normal only for five days in the first 17 days of this month.  Authorities have imposed curfew on nine days in March due to various reasons, while separatists, who are demanding return of mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru, have called for strike on three days during More


MMM ISSUES FRESH CALENDAR

Calls For Strike On Wednesday

Srinagar, Mar 17: Stating it was not any “separate political forum or any underground group”, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM), a united front of separatists,Sunday asked people to observe complete strike on Wednesday against the arrest of separatist leaders, youth and “the atrocities committed More


PDP’s Assembly boycott raises eyebrows in political circles

They Are Non-Serious: NC; Govt Attitude Unacceptable: Bhat

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 17: PDP’s decision to boycott remaining sittings of the ongoing budget session of the state legislature has put a question mark over the role of the main opposition party in effectively flagging crucial issues at appropriate forums. Political observers opine that instead of More


'Not privy to boycott decision'

Srinagar, Mar 17: Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Beig Sunday distanced himself from his party’s decision to stay away from the remaining proceedings of the legislative assembly stating that he was not present in any forum when and where More


'Democratic setup in JK facing rot'

Jammu, Mar17: Cautioning against collapse of democratic system in the state, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed has said governance in J&K has been reduced to containment of anger through repression.  Addressing party workers here today, Mufti said we have a government More


Separatists get invite for Pak Day function

Hurriyat (G),JKLF In Waiting

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 17: Even as Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani and JKLF headed by Yasin Malik have not received formal invitations for attending the ‘Pakistan Day’ function on March 23 in New Delhi, the Hurriyat led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq would send a delegation to apprise the Pakistan High More


'CRPF to follow existing SOP in Kashmir'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 17: The CRPF will follow its existing standard operating procedures (SOP) while rendering operational duties in the Kashmir Valley, the top boss of the paramilitary has said. CRPF Director General Pranay Sahay, who returned to the capital after visiting his formation in Srinagar More


PAKISTAN CREATES HISTORY

Elected Goverment Completes Full 5 Year Term

NISAR AHMAD THOKAR

Islamabad, Mar 17: At the stroke of midnight Sunday, Pakistan made history. It marked the first time a democratically-elected government served a full five-year term in the country’s 65-year tumultuous history. After completing its five-year constitutional term, Pakistan National More


Govt mulls new format for civil services exam

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 17: The government is mulling doing away with compulsory English language examination at mains level in the prestigious civil services test conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Centre's move to make English language proficiency mandatory for qualifying the More


Police register case against Times Now

Srinagar, Mar 17: Police have registered a case against2 Delhi-based news channel Times Now for “criminal intimidation” while reporting the facts about the Fidayeen attack in Bemina area of Srinagar last Wednesday.The FIR has been registered in police station Parimpora, Srinagar vide no. 52 under More





  • Briefs

RTI activists flay statement

Jammu, Mar 17: RTI activists of Jammu and Kashmir have criticized the statement whereby it was suggested that a provision be made in the Right to Information act so that any information or record remain More



  • National

Rajoana against anyone defending him

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Fatehgarh Sahab, Mar 17: Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict on death row in connection with the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has said that he did not want anyone to defend him More




  • Opinion

Amidst Competing Interests

History has a lesson for both India and Pakistan

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

Fifty-nine years back Josef Korbel wrote, ‘India and Pakistan continue to dissipate their wealth, their strength and their energy on a near fratricidal struggle in which the hitherto almost unknown State More



  • GKeducation&career

Education, compromise and employment

There’s no point in complaining about our misfortunes

LESSONS

DR ZUBAIR AHMAD WAR

“Education is about acquiring knowledge and enlightenment and Employment is a tool to achieve objectives and needs of life” Almighty purposefully made man greedy, because had he not been greedy, we definitely More




  • Letters

Release wages

This refers to the preraks and coordinators  of district Budgam working under "shakshaar bharat mission" centered scheme. They are with out wages from last ten months and request the higher authorities More



  • Editorial

Familiar Story

In recent days, India, Pakistan relations have gone from bad to worse. The relations that were already reeling from the beheadings of two Indian soldiers have gone into a free fall following the militant More



  • Business

JK tops country in T&D losses at 61.61 pc

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 17: The Economic Survey 2012-13 blames the state government for its failure to tame the T&D losses in Jammu and Kashmir.  The report, which was presented in the Legislative Assembly More



  • Sports

South Africa beat Pakistan by 34 runs

AGENCIES

Johannesburg, Mar 17: Centuries by Hashim Amlaand AB de Villiers set up a 34-run victory for South Africa despite a thrilling innings by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi in the third one-day international at the More



  • Kashmir

SSB’s OMR application forms flawed

Subject Codes, Instruction Sheets Contradictory

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 17: The J&K Service Selection Board is issuing erroneous Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) applications for recruitment to various government departments in the state. Documents in More



  • Srinagar City

Khanqah protests mysterious death of woman

Family says murdered by in-laws

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Mar 17: The death of a 32-year-old woman under mysterious circumstances in Shamaswari, Khanqah area of Shaher-e-Khaas Sunday triggered protests by her family and neighbors who said she was murdered More




  • Jammu

3 yrs on,Govt sleeps over appointment of AEOs, ARs, AAs in KVIB

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 17: Three years after advertising posts for available vacancies in Khadi Village and Industries Board, Jammu and Kashmir government is sleeping over the final selection process for some unknown More



  • South Asia

Top LeJ commander arrested in Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Karachi, Mar 17: A top commander of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who was allegedly involved in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, was arrested today in this Pakistani city.Paramilitary Rangers More



  • World

Ramadan to begin on 10TH July in UAE

Eid ul Fitr On August 9th

Dubai, Mar 17: The Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information announced that the Ramadan Crescent will form on July 8th 2013 at 11:14 am and set at 19:08pm, five minutes before the More




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