Day 2: Pandemonium In House

PDP Stalls Proceedings; House Adjourned Amid Protests; Tarigami, Hakim

Join Chorus, Stage Walkout; Rashid Says Kashmir A Dispute

Uproar In Legislative Assembly Over Afzal Hanging Continues

ARVIND SHARMAJammu, Mar 1: On its second day, the Legislative Assembly witnessed a pandemonium after the opposition People’s Democratic Party created uproar on its demand to have a discussion over the hanging of Afzal Guru, leading to adjournment of the House for the day.The More

Ruckus in Upper House

PDP Members Stage Walkout, Boycott Proceedings


Jammu, Mar 1: Three members of the People’s Democratic Party Friday created ruckus and staged walkout from the Legislative Council after its chairman Amrit Malhotra paid no heed to their demand of holding a discussion on the return of the mortal remains of Afzal Guru.Soon after the House met for More

Gul speaks his mind, allows debate to ‘test waters’

Government In Tight-Spot As Speaker Lists Discussion For Monday


Srinagar, Mar 1: Speaker Legislative Assembly Mubarak Gul has finally decided to allow the debate over the crucial adjournment motions moved by various parties over the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru and its fallout in Kashmir on Monday.Gul’s decision has ended the mystery over the three crucial More


4 Youth Injured In Pulwama,Baramulla Clashes


Srinagar/Pulwama, Mar 1: Four youths were injured when clashes broke out between protestors and forces at different places across Kashmir on Friday while the valley observed a shutdown to demand the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Bhat. The call for protests and shutdown More

People have supported our programs: MMM


Srinagar, Mar 1: Expressing satisfaction over the strike and protests on Friday, the Mutahida Majlis-i-Mashawrat (MMM) said people of Kashmir have once again proved that they “want complete freedom from India” and were in the strong support of demand for return of mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal More

Geelani arrives on March 3

Asks People To‘Remain Steadfast To Freedom Struggle’


Shopian, Mar 1: Urging people to remain steadfast to their demand for return of Afzal Guru’s mortal remains, the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Friday said he will return to Kashmir next week.In his first telephonic address to an impressive gathering here, after being released More

Mirwaiz barred from offering Friday prayers

Shah,Nayeem Still Lodged In Jail


Srinagar, Mar 1: Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was barred from offering Friday prayers by the government for the third week, while as Pir Saifullah of Hurriyat Conference (G) was put under house arrest soon after his release from jail.Mirwaiz, according to a Hurriyat (M More

Yasin Malik to return on March 9

‘Prepared For Passport Confiscation, Arrest’


Islamabad, Mar 1: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Muhammad Yasin Malik, who created flutters in India by sharing dais with Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan, Friday said he is prepared for confiscation of his passport or his arrest on returning home next week. “I will be flying More

Sawlakote project to be ready by 2021

DPR Under Preparation: Govt


Jammu, Mar 1: The state government Friday said the prestigious 1856 MW Sawlakote Hydroelectric Power Project is targeted for completion in 2021.The Chief Minister, in-charge Power Department, informed the Legislative Assembly that the measures for taking up the work were being initiated but admitted More

‘2,55,804 acres of land under illegal occupation’


Jammu, Mar 1: Jammu and Kashmir government Friday said that as many as 2,55,804 acres of state land is under occupation of encroachers.Replying to a question of the JKNPP member Yashpal Kundal about the quantum of government land under illegal occupation of the land mafia and other encroachers More

  • Briefs

Admit cards to be treated as curfew passes: JKPSC

Srinagar, Mar 1: According to Secretary and COE, J&K Public Service Commission, the Admit Cards/Roll Number slips issued by the J&K Public Service Commission to the appearing candidates of Combined More

  • National

  • Opinion

The idea of Kashmir

Of Kashmir nationalism and its roots in history

Words within


Indeed Sheikh Abdullah was a popular figure; but he was not a visionary leader. The earnest scholars of Kashmir history are still confused about two of his far-reaching decisions those in local parlance More

  • GK Magazine

The new “Peace Brigade”!

The proposed Police Bill recalls the tortuous memories of the “Peace Brigade” of the fifties set up to suppress the Kashmiri urge for freedom and is very ironically a repetition of the tragic period of our history



Kashmir has an uncanny syndrome of repeating history again and again. Almost 60 years back, the state was in a situation of uncertainty which gave rise to what has come to be known as the “Kashmir Dispute More

  • Letters

Join hands

If long pending Kashmir issue is not resolved according to the aspirations of Kashmiri people, it could trigger a war between India & Pakistan. People are demanding reunification of Hurriyat. They More

  • Editorial

Media and minorities

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) decision to take up the issue of demonizing minorities and conducting irresponsible media room trails by some sections of media with the Press Council of India More

  • Business

Budget evokes mixed response in Kashmir

Leh-Kargil transmission link to northern grid a cruel joke: Qalandar


Srinagar, Mar 1: The Union Budget 2013-14 has evoked mixed response in the Valley. While the people from the manufacturing industry expressed dismay with the budget, the silk dealers welcomed the proposal More

  • Sports

Parvez Rasool distances himself from Facebook page

Have No Time To Run Such Account


Srinagar, Mar 1: Promising JK all-rounder Parvez Rasool has distanced himself from the social media website, facebook page account which has attracted more than 15000 likes. Distancing himself from More

  • Kashmir


Sidelines CIC In Selecting SIC Secretary


Srinagar, Mar 1: The amendments made by Jammu and Kashmir Government in Right to Information Rules -2012 on Friday has not gone well with the legal experts and RTI activists as they claim that these changes More

  • Srinagar City

SMC demolishes illegal shops at Hyderpora

2 officers suspended for dereliction of duty


Srinagar, Mar 1: Acting tough against illegal constructions in the city and to prevent violation of the Master plan, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) today demolished illegal shops near Hyderpora flyover More

  • Jammu

4453 killed, 37000 injured in road accidents

Jammu Tops With 783 Deaths, 257 Die In Srinagar


Jammu, Mar 1: More than four thousand people have lost their lives in nearly 25000 road accidents across Jammu and Kashmir since 2009, government said Friday. In a written reply to a query of MY Tarigami More

  • South Asia

Senior journalist shot dead in Pakistan


Islamabad, Mar 1: A senior Pakistani journalist was shot dead today by unidentified gunmen in the restive Balochistan province, becoming the second reporter to be killed in the country within a week.  More

  • World

Benedict becomes 1st Pope in 600 years to resign

Castel Gandolfo (Italy), Mar 1: Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign today, ending an eight-year pontificate shaped by struggles to move the church past sex abuse scandals and to reawaken More

  • GKeducation&Careers


Channelizing Innovative Minds

Your ideas can be converted into innovations


It is a universal fact that the idea of creating something different and unique in the absence of the problem is not possible. Problems trigger an innovative mind to innovate and invent something out of More

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