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Gunmen attack BSF convoy in Nowgam

Constable Killed; 2nd Attack In 8 Days Along Bypass

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 21: Suspected militants Thursday morning ambushed a Border Security Force (BSF) convoy in Nowgam area of Srinagar killing one of their constables while another was injured.This is the second attack in Srinagar city in last eight days, incidentally that also along the bypass. Earlier More


Chief Minister condemns attack

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 21: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday condemned the killing of a BSF constable in a militant attack in Srinagar. He termed it an “act of cowardice.”Chief Minister expressed his sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul. He also prayed for early More


DGP rules out security lapse

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Mar 21: Ruling out any security lapse in the recent militant attacks in the valley, Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Thursday attributed them to the pre-occupation of police with other issues.“The graph of militancy is certainly on the lower side as compared to the More


Separatists’ detention: Mirwaiz appeals India clerics

‘Couldn’t Address Friday Gathering For 5 Weeks;’ JUH Assures Support

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 21: Under house arrest for past 40 days, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday sought support from religious organizations across India urging them to build pressure on New Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir government to lift curbs on him and other separatist leaders More


Government to do away with ‘additional charge’ syndrome

Fresh Induction Into IAS, Promotions In KAS On Cards: CS

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 21: Vowing to work for better results in the state administration, the newly appointed Chief Secretary, Muhammad Iqbal Khanday, Thursday said a ‘special mechanism’ will soon be put in place to fight the ‘additional charge syndrome’ to ease out pressure from the officers. He said many More


OMAR DEFENDS SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP

‘Spreading Rumours No Freedom Of Speech’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 21: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today indicated that the spread of rumours with malafide intention on social networking sites could not be interpreted as freedom of speech.Speaking on 'pros and cons of tweets' being jointly organised by Google and NDTV, Omar said Twitter in the More


SC upholds death for Yakub Memon

SANJAY DUTT TO BE JAILED

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 21: The Supreme Court Thursday upheld the death sentence of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, a key conspirator with Dawood Ibrahim in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, and ordered that Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt return to jail to serve three-and-a-half years sentence for possessing illegal arms More


India votes against Sri Lanka at UNHRC

Calls For Independent Investigation Into Allegations Of Human Rights Abuses

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Geneva, Mar 21: India along with 24 other countries Thursday backed a US-sponsored resolution at UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against Sri Lanka asking it to conduct an “independent and credible” probe into allegations of human rights violations, an issue on which DMK pulled out of the ruling UPA More





  • Briefs

Hizb alleges harassment of leaders in jails

Srinagar, Mar 21: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen has denounced the invocation of Public Safety Act (PSA) against its former commander-in-chief Muhammad Younis who has been shifted to Kuthua Jail, Jammu.   More



  • National

English Essay paper in CSE dropped: Govt

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 21: The English essay paper of 100 marks in the 2013 Civil Services Main Examination, which raised a nation-wide controversy, has been dropped and the earlier practice of two qualifying More




  • Opinion

Don't fool people

Staying away from the Assembly won't do. It's nothing but political opportunism

COMMENT

HASSAM ZAINAGAIRI

With Assembly speaker Mubark Gul’s rejection of the resolution moved by the independent MLA Engineer Abdul Rashid on 12th February last seeking return of mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad More



  • GK Features

In service of people

For over a decade Help Poor Voluntary Trust has been providing voluntary healthcare services in the valley

INSPIRATION

MAJID MAQBOOL

When his son received a head injury in 1992, Farooq Ahmad Bhat, a local businessman, had to admit him in SKIMS. While his son was recovering for over a month in the hospital, Farooq saw many poor patients More




  • Letters

Hazardous pollens

This refers to the article,"The World Plantation Day" by Ahmad Kashmiri. He has lucidly explained why not to use the Roosi Safedas. The pollens discharged from these poplar varieties cause allergy and More



  • Friday Focus

Family in Jeopardy

PROF G R MALIK

Among the questions in tackling which mankind has generally stumbled is the question of the relationship of sexes to which the crucially important institution of family is related. Family is the bedrock More



  • Business

Nanotechnology to outsmart counterfeiters

Kashmir Pashmina

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 21: In a bid to ensure quality control, the state government is introducing nanotechnology to protect counterfeiting of Kashmir Pashmina.     The Kashmir Pashmina More



  • Sports

Manzoor scripts Warrior win

GK LIONS VS GK WARRIORS

Srinagar, Mar 21: Leading from the front, skipper Qazi Manzoor helped GK Warriors beat GK Lions by 28 runs in the one off T20 match played at Islamia College ground here on Thursday. Batting first More



  • Kashmir

KILLING OF YOUTH IN MASJID UN-ISLAMIC: GEELANI

Srinagar, Mar 21: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani Thursday said that the killing of a youth in Sopore in a masjid was un-Islamic. While strongly condemning the incident, Geelani More



  • Srinagar City

CLOSE SHAVE FOR 200 PASSENGERS AS JET AIRWAYS PLANE WINDSCREEN CRACKS MID-FLIGHT

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 21: Around 200 passengers and crew onboard a Srinagar -bound Jet Airways flight had a narrow escape Wednesday when the pilot detected a crack in the cockpit windscreen mid-flight, reports More




  • Jammu

'4,000 lives lost in accidents in 4 years'

Jammu, Mar 21: More than 4, 000 lives were lost in over 25,000 road accidents in Jammu and Kashmir in the last four years, the state legislative council was informed Wednesday. In a written reply More



  • PaK

Load shedding sparks unrest in Muzaffarabad

Scores Hurt In Clashes Between Protesters, Police

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Mar 21: A complete shutter down strike was observed here on Thursday, amid violent clashes between the police and the residents which left dozens of people, including police personnel, wounded More



  • World

Obama backs independent, sovereign state of Palestine

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Ramallah/Jerusalem, Mar 21: US President Barack Obama, on a historic trip to the West Bank, today told Israel that its settlement activities were "not constructive" for peace in the region, and pledged More




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