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Coalition misusing power, cry legislators

7963 Workers Engaged In 10 Government Depts; Rashid, Tarigami, Others Stage Walkout; Govt Says ‘Rules Followed’

UPROAR IN LA OVER ‘ILLEGAL APPOINTMENTS’

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 23: National Conference-Congress coalition Saturday came under sharp attack in the Legislative Assembly for making “illegally engagement” of people in various government departments allegedly to appease their party members.The issue rocked the House after a written response by the Chief More


We are in touch with Delhi Police: Kichloo

‘Govt Will Seek Liyaqat’s Release If He Has Sought Amnesty Under Rehab Policy’

ARREST OF FORMER MILITANT TRIGGERS ROW

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 23: The State Government Saturday said it was in touch with Delhi Police and would ask for release of the former militant Liyaqat Shah if it was proven that he has sought amnesty under the “Rehabilitation Policy.”“If he has applied under the policy and was cleared by the state government More


Chief Minister takes up matter with Shinde

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 23: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today spoke to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and demanded that the case of arrest of an alleged Hizbul Mujahdeen militant by Delhi Police be transferred to NIA for a "time bound speedy probe".The Chief Minister took up More


Mehbooba denounces arrest

‘Kashmir Youth Used As Fodder For Internal Politics’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 23: Asserting that Omar Abdullah-led government is “ruling Kashmiris through pellet guns and pepper grenades,” the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Saturday said “Kashmiris have become cannon fodder in competitive politics” between the Congress and Bharatiya More


Wife narrates ordeal

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 23: Akhtar-un-Nisa, the second wife of Syed Liyaqat Shah Saturday said her husband was arrested when he crossed into India from Nepal. She said they would not have returned home if they knew the consequences. Police admitted that Liyaqat’s family has applied for his return and the case More


DMK stand should shame NC, PDP: Mirwaiz Umar

‘Mainstream Parties Always Bartered Kashmiris For Power’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 23: The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday lashed out at NC and PDP for, what he said, choosing to barter the sentiments and emotions of Kashmiris for the lust of political power.“While DMK respected the sentiments of their people on the issue of human More


‘Bring back opposition to House’

Pressure Mounts On Govt From Within To Persuade PDP, BJP

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Mar 23: The pressure on the state government is mounting with each passing day as the members in the Legislative Assembly have been repeatedly urging it to take an initiative and persuade the opposition parties to end their boycott and participate in the proceedings of the ongoing budget session More


Masrat Alam sent to Central Jail Srinagar

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Mar 23: A local court here Saturday sent the Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Masrat Alam Bhat to judicial custody in Central Jail Srinagar till March 25 after he was produced before it in an FIR of 2008.Bhat was produced before the Court of 4th Additional Sessions Judge Srinagar R K Kotwal More


Education Dept under scanner

JK Govt To Probe Violation Of ETT Norms, Financial Irregularities

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 23: Virtually blaming his predecessor Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed for ‘mess’ in the Education department, the Minister for School Education Tara Chand Saturday said he has ordered a probe into reports of withdrawal of funds against non-existing school buildings and illegal appointments made More


Kashmir not back to square one: Chidambaram

‘Hope People Of JK Will Not Heed To Separatists' Call’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 23: Finance Minister P Chidambaram Saturday rejected any suggestion that Jammu and Kashmir was “back to square one” after the execution of Afzal Guru and hoped that people of the state will not heed to call of separatists. “I don't get the impression that we are back to square one... More


Sadiq Raza releases Mian Bashir’s book

Jammu, Mar 23: An impressive book release function was held at the University of Jammu on Saturday in which scholars, intellectuals, writers, poets and journalists from within and outside the State participated.An official spokesman said Sajade Nishin Darbar, Hazrat Sheikh Ahmed Sarhindi Naqshbandi More


BJP legislators for President's rule in JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Mar 23: BJP legislators Saturday staged a protest outside the legislature complex here demanding the dismissal of Omar Abdullah government and imposition of President's rule in the state.Four party MLAs including state party chief Jugal Kishore Sharma, who was barred from taking part in More





  • Briefs

117 new gas agencies to be set up in JK: Ramzan

Srinagar, Mar 23: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Chaudhary Muhammad Ramzan today said that 117 new gas agencies are being set up across the state to provide cooking gas facilities More



  • National

Violence outside AMU VC's office, 5 injured

Aligarh, Mar 23: At least five people, four of them security guards, were injured when protesting students turned violent outside the Vice Chancellor’s office at the Aligarh Muslim University here this More




  • Opinion

Rephrase questions

Don't say what to do, say what not to do?

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

My last week column Pity us evoked some response. The piece was a lament on us as a people whose methods of resisting oppression (as I had put) are self-destructive. If they kill us, I wrote, we kill ourselves More



  • GK Magazine

Off apples, pollens and orchards of Kashmir

The root of the problem lies in inadequate pollination

SUNDAY THEME

DR. SAJAD HUSSAIN PAREY

Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from anther (male part of a flower) to stigma (female part of a flower). The pollination is multi-dispensary subject that covers different branches of science More




  • Business

Insurance company takes customer for a ride

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 23: In a shocking revelation, the ICICI prudential company Ltd has allegedly cheated a customer by arbitrarily shifting him from one policy to another, forging his signatures and documents More



  • Sports

Nissar, Shafaat, Yasir shine in GK win

T20 CRICKET MATCH

GK SPORTS DESK

Srinagar, Mar 23: Greater Kashmir Eleven Saturday defeated Media Eleven by five wickets in a friendly cricket match here. Winning the toss, Media Eleven decided to bat first with team losing early More



  • Kashmir

Security beefed up in Srinagar

Vehicle Checking, Frisking Intensified

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 23: Following the recent militant attacks, Srinagar witnessed increased security arrangements on Saturday. Joint columns of police and Central Reserve Police Force were witnessed carrying More



  • Srinagar City

Fire in Tujgarri Mohalla leaves 20 families homeless

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Mar 23: A massive fire broke-out in Sheikh Colony area of Tujgarri Mohalla in Rainawari Saturday morning leaving around twenty families homeless, reports and witnesses said. Nobody was hurt in More




  • Jammu

Women Empowerment in JK on back foot

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Mar 23: Even as forming fifty percent of its total population, Jammu and Kashmir has just 12.3 percent Gaztted and Non-gaztted women officials working in various government departments. While More



  • South Asia

25 killed in Pak bus accident

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, Mar 23: At least 25 people were killed and over 40 others injured today when a bus overturned after hitting a roadside electricity pylon in Pakistan's Punjab province. The accident occurred More



  • World

42 die in fire at Myanmar refugee camp

Bangkok, Mar 23: The toll from a blaze that swept through a camp in northern Thailand has risen to 42, a Thai official said Saturday, after hundreds of temporary homes for refugees from Myanmar were reduced 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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