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Fake PRC issue rocks Council

Legislators Seek Action Against Illegal Settlers; 5 Cases Identified: Govt

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Mar 20: The issue of non-state subjects having settled in Jammu and Kashmir by securing fake Permanent Resident Certificates (PRC) rocked the Legislative Council (LA) Wednesday with the members cutting across party lines demanding stern action against illegal settlers.The issue stirred More


SOPORE YOUTH SHOT DEAD INSIDE MOSQUE

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 20: Unidentified gunmen late Tuesday evening shot dead a youth in Sopore tehsil of district Baramulla in north Kashmir.Sources said around 10.00 pm Tuesday, Suhail Ahmad Sofi (18) son of Ghulam Nabi Sofi resident of Doabgah, Sopore was shot dead in a mosque premises by the unidentified More


CM enraged over silence of netizens

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Mar 20: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday lashed out at netizens who maintained silence over the killing of a teenaged boy by militants in Sopore town yesterday but had showed outrage against killing of a youth in security forces firing last week.“Militants chase an 18-year-old boy More


Suhail Sofi’s death devastates family

GHULAM MUHAMMAD

Sopore, Mar 20: The killing of 18-year-old Suhail Ahmad Sofi by unidentified gunmen late Tuesday night in Doabgah near here has shattered the youth’s family.Suhail had recently passed his matriculation examination and was the only hope for his family to give them a better life. “His killing has More


Mirwaiz,Mehbooba, Grand Mufti Aghast

HOUSE CONDEMNS

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 20: The Legislative Assembly on Wednesday condemned the killing of an innocent youth by unidentified gunmen in north Kashmir’s Sopore town last evening.Making a suo-moto statement about the killing of Suhail Ahmad Sofi son of Ghulam Nabi Sofi the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said: “ More


Legislators play musical chairs to maintain quorum

LA Proceedings

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Mar 20: In the wake of PDP boycott of Legislative Assembly and absence of many others, the House Wednesday struggled to maintain quorum.The number of members present kept swinging between 23 to 25. The situation, especially during the first session, was so precarious that some members were More


House urges PDP to end boycott

Speaker, Law Minister Reach Out To Opposition

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 20: With Legislative Assembly functioning without the opposition, the House on Wednesday appealed Peoples Democratic Party to reconsider their boycott of the ongoing budget session.Reaching out to the PDP, which has 21 members in the LA, Speaker on behalf of the House asked its leadership More


HECKLING OF SAKINA ITOO

LA to approach BJP high command

Speaker Seeks Strict Action Against Sharma

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 20: Speaker Mubarak Gul Wednesday said he would write to BJP’s central leadership for “stern action” against its state party president Jugal Kishore Sharma who made provocative gestures towards the only woman minister in J&K Government, Sakina Itoo, in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday More


LC condemns MLA’s action

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu,Mar 20: The Legislative Council on Wednesday passed a resolution to condemn the behavior of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) legislator Jugal Kishore Sharma against Sakina Ittoo.As the House met for today’s proceedings, members including  Davinder Rana, Javed Ahmed Rana, Shehnaz Ganai, Ali More


SWC takes note

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 20: Chairperson State Women’s Commission (SWC) Shameema Firdous on Wednesday said the Commission has taken strong note of the aggressive behavior by BJP state president Jugal Kishore Sharma towards senior Minister Sakina Itoo in the House. She said the Commission would write to BJP senior More


Pakistan general election on May 11

Parliamentary Panel To Choose Caretaker Prime Minister

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Mar 20: Pakistan’s next general election, that will mark the first ever transfer of power from an elected government to another in the country's chequered democratic history, will be held on May 11.After receiving a formal proposal from Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for setting More


No threat to UPA Govt:Azad

GKNN/PTI

Jammu,Mar 20: In the backdrop of DMK withdrawing support to the UPA government over Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said there is no threat to the government.“The government has full majority. There is no threat to UPA government. We have the numbers. We have other More


Nauroz today

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 20: Nauroz festival, which marks the first day of the Spring is being celebrated across the state tomorrow.Nauroz, which means “New Day”, marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually falls on March 21 every year.
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  • Briefs

PPP felicitates Pakistan

Srinagar, Mar 20: Peoples Political Party (PPP) chairman Hilal War Tuesday while felicitating Pakistan on “Pak-Day” said that the country was facing many challenges and is passing through a crucial phase More




  • Opinion

Camel bridge is falling down

In a substantial way the world is ruled by the strategic community

BREAKING VIEWS

NAEEM AKHTAR

Our part of the world is no exception and every evening the TV talk shows bring home this reality to the billion plus viewers in this country. We have our share of  experts, former generals, diplomats More



  • GK Magazine

THE EARTHQUAKE SAFETY

When the ground shakes beneath your feet

You can't though avoid the tragedy, but you can avoid the amount of loss by taking precautions

MUEED RASOOL

Earthquake is a physical phenomenon characterized by the shaking of the ground with violence of varying intensity. The intensity of earthquake varies from imperceptible motion which can be recorded only More




  • Letters

Moon statement

This refers to the UN chief Ban Ki-moon's statement that violence is
not the answer to any problem and the killings must stop on the
killings of five CRPF personnel. Doesn't Moon know about More



  • Editorial

Hobbled House

Main opposition party People’s Democratic Party has also decided to stay away from the proceedings of Legislative Council following the decision of the LC chairman to disallow the privilege motion moved More



  • Business

Azad launches NPR project

GK NEWS NETWORK

Doda, Mar 20: Union Minister for Health, Ghulam Nabi Azad, launched National Population Register (NPR) project here, today.  The objective of the NPR project, which envisages taking photographs, finger More



  • Sports

‘Drier’ Durban pitch not a concern: de Villiers

AGENCIES

Durban, Mar 20: If actions reveal more than words, the behaviour of South Africa’s think tank cancel out AB de Villiers’ claim that the Kingsmead pitch is not a worry ahead of what could be a series-deciding More



  • Kashmir

Where’s Central University?

MOCKERY: 4 yrs on, varsity runs from temporary accommodations

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Mar 20: Despite possessing 4600 kanals of land in Ganderbal district, after being establishment in 2009, the Central University of Kashmir is still looking for accommodation on rental basis to More



  • Srinagar City

Authorities nowhere, Residency Road shopkeepers again pool money for footpath repairs

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Mar 20: With authorities failing to undertake repairs of footpath in City’s plush commercial hub, the Residency Road, area shopkeepers have again pooled money to set the walkway right.   More




  • Jammu

DGP addresses maiden public Durbar in Jammu

‘JKP pro-people civil force’

Jammu, Mar 20:  Observing that continuous initiatives are being taken to bring all round improvement in functioning of the state police to serve the people better, Director General of Police (DGP 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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