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Sonia for taking note of Kashmir’s pain

‘Remarkable Progress Made In JK Under Prime Minister’s Leadership’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 19: Congress President Sonia Gandhi Tuesday expressed satisfaction over “remarkable progress” made in Jammu and Kashmir in the last few years but emphasized the need to “take note of the cry of pain and anguish” emanating from some sections of the society in the state.Addressing More


Sharma shames House, heckles Sakina

Assembly, Omar Condemn ‘Shocking’ Act; BJP Member Suspended

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 19: In a shameful incident, the state BJP president Jugal Kishore Sharma Tuesday heckled the only woman Minister in the State Government, Sakina Ittoo, in Legislative Assembly. Sharma was seen attempting to throw papers at Sakina and go near her aggressively but the marshals and some National More


Rana asks BJP to apologize

Jammu, Mar 19: National Conference Provincial President, Jammu, Devender Singh Rana Tuesday strongly condemned the behavior of State BJP President and MLA Jugal Kishore with Minister for Social Welfare Sakina Itoo in Legislative Assembly and sought an unconditional apology from BJP high command. Rana More


LA adjourned amid commotion

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 19: Pandemonium broke out in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday after Speaker Mubarak Gul disallowed the resolution seeking return of Muhammad Afzal Guru’s mortal remains.Independent legislator Er Rashid who had moved the resolution was assaulted by some members of Jammu based opposition More


Afzal Guru issue threatens NC-Cong bonhomie

We Will Pull Out Of Govt: Sham; You Are Free To Do So: Lone

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 19: The polarization between National Conference and Congress over the call for return of mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru came to the fore on Tuesday in the Legislative Assembly with Congress threatening to pull out of the coalition if the state government continued to allow “anti More


Police complete probe, 4 held

It Has Nothing To Do With Afzal Hanging; Investigating Mir’s Link With Security Agencies: IGP

BEMINA FIDAYEEN ATTACK

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 19: Jammu and Kashmir Police Tuesday said they have arrested four persons in connection with the Fidayeen attack that took place last week in Bemina area of Srinagar. The Police however said the attack was not fallout of hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail, last month.“We More


PDP to boycott LC proceedings too

‘No Space For Opposition In Present Setup’

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Mar 19: Barely a week after its legislators announced boycott of the remaining sittings of the budget session in the state Assembly, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday announced to stay away from rest of the session in the Upper House as well.PDP decision came after More


Office timing rescheduled

Srinagar, Mar 19: According to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, the working hours in all the government offices and institutions in Kashmir valley except those education institutions located within the Srinagar Municipal limits shall be from 10 am to 4 pm with effect from April 1, 2013.These timings More


DMK announces pullout from UPA

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chennai/New Delhi, Mar 19: A beleaguered UPA government was tonight engaged in damage control after its second largest constituent, the DMK, announced that it will pull out of the Cabinet and the coalition over the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils, a move that makes the government vulnerable despite its More





  • Briefs

Law Minister moves Bill to hike allowance of legislators

Jammu, Mar 19: Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah Monday moved a Bill to amend the salaries and allowances of Members of the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature in the Legislative More



  • National

‘Traumatic experience of violence can have deep-rooted psychological consequences’

Jamia Millia Islamia hosts seminar on Kashmir conflict

New Delhi, Mar 19: Jamia Millia Islamia University here hosted a seminar on Kashmir conflict. The two-day international seminar was organized by the Department of Psychology on the theme “Psychology More




  • Opinion

Democratic Kashmir

Where people elect leaders and leaders don’t represent them

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

 Much was written on the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s crack-up in the Legislative Assembly over the killing of a youth in Baramulla allegedly by the army. Much of the media opinion dismissed his More



  • GK Magazine

Four years of RTI in Jammu & Kashmir

How to seek Information under Right to Information Act?

MARCH 20: EMPOWRING PEOPLE THROUGH RTI

DR RAJA MUZAFFAR BHAT

Today we are completing four years of having a progressive Right to Information law  in J&K in J&K. It was on this day (March 20th 2009) when the State legislature enacted a new version of More




  • Letters

Mani Shankar

Kudos to the politicians like Mani Shankar Aiyar. The straight forward speeches of this veteran politician are impressive and it appears that, he is not afraid of speaking truth irrespective of the deteriorating More



  • Editorial

Just Recovery Regime

The government on Monday revealed in the Legislative Assembly that several ministers/lawmakers, security forces and business houses continue to default on payment of electricity bills to the State Power More



  • Business

Hoteliers Club urge govt to provide respite to tourism players

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 19: The Jammu and Kashmir Hoteliers Club today expressed concern over the losses incurred by the tourism industry in Kashmir due to prevalent situation and urged the state government to intervene More



  • Sports

Punjab beat JK by 43 runs

SYED MUSHTAQ ALI T20 TROPHY NORTH ZONE

Srinagar, Mar 19: Jammu and Kashmir faced second consecutive defeat in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy - North Zone event when it was defeated by Punjab at Tata Energy Research Institute Oval, Gurgaon More



  • Kashmir

Afzal body: Protests rock KU, colleges

Students Respond To MMM Call, Say Delhi Must Return Mortal Remains Of Bhat, Guru

Srinagar, Mar 19: In the backdrop of protest call given by Mutahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM), students Tuesday held massive demonstrations in colleges and at Kashmir University, seeking back the mortal More



  • Srinagar City

Nigeen lake gets maiden STP

Based on state-of-the-art SBR technology

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Mar 19: In a bid to prevent influx of sewage into the Nigeen lake, the state Government has constructed a state-of-the-art maiden Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at Nallah Amir Khan in the City More




  • Jammu

Panel to review fee structure in private schools in JK

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 19: Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand Tuesday issued directions for constitution of a high-level committee under the chairmanship of a retired judge of the State High Court for “reviewing and More



  • World

Wave of Iraq blasts kill 65 decade after US invasion

Baghdad, Mar 19: A wave of bombings tore through Iraq today, killing 65 people on eve of the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion and showing how unstable Iraq remains more than a year after the withdrawal 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




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