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Centre to legalize ‘surrender’ via Nepal

JK Police To Coordinate With SSB Return Of Former Militants From PaK

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 26: In the wake of controversial arrest of Liyaqat Ali Shah, the Government of India has decided to legalize surrender of former Kashmiri militants via Nepal route.As a part of the new arrangement, Jammu and Kashmir police will assist Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) along Indo-Nepal border More


4081 militants surrendered since 1990: Omar

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 26: The State Government on Tuesday revealed that over 4000 militants have surrendered in Jammu and Kashmir since 1990. Of them, only 210 have been provided financial assistance under various policies.In his written response to a question in Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Omar More


YOUTH’S DEATH SPARKS PROTEST IN ISLAMABAD

Family Says Bilal Died In Custody; Police Say They Didn’t Arrest Him; Mehbooba Seeks Probe

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Mar 26: The mysterious death of a youth Tuesday triggered protests in this South Kashmir town with the affected family alleging that he died in police custody. The police, however, refuted the family claim and said the youth was not picked up by them at all.Bilal Ahmad Dar More


Sack backdoor appointees: Govt asks departments

‘Officials Responsible To Be Charge-Sheeted’

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 26: The state government on Tuesday ordered immediate discontinuation of the services of backdoor appointees in various departments, three days after it found itself on back-foot on the issue that rocked the Legislative Assembly.Facing criticism, the government said the officials responsible More


SHO among 7 cops injured in accidental blast

Policemen Were Defusing Ammunition Recovered From Militants

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 26: Seven policemen including three officers were injured when a detonator went off during defusing of ammunition in Police Station Parimpora Tuesday afternoon.Among the injured cops, two are from the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of police, while five others are from executive police More


JK Bank adjudged ‘Best Bank’ in FE survey

Srinagar, Mar 26: In recognition of its strong fundamentals and dynamic growth model, J&K Bank Tuesday won the prestigious FE India’s ‘Best Banks Award 2012-13’.The Bank has been ranked No. 1 in ‘Best Old Private Sector Bank’ category in the survey conducted across the banking industry. In More


86 serving PSA detention: Govt

‘Detainees Include 5 Alleged Stone Pelters’

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Mar 26: As many as 86 persons are presently in detention under Public Safety Act (PSA) and lodged in different jails across the state.Out of these, 41 persons are foreigners; Jammu and Kashmir government has informed the Legislative Assembly.However, it refused to divulge the identity More


Forces occupy 1700 buildings

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 26: More than 1700 buildings, including those owned by state government, are under the occupation of army and para-military forces across Jammu and Kashmir.As per the figures furnished by the government in State Legislative Assembly, initially there were 766 government buildings under More


Govt puts anti-rape Bill on hold

Cabinet Approves Promotion Of KAS Officers

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 26: Jammu and Kashmir government has deferred the much-awaited Bill aimed at strengthening the existing criminal laws governing crimes against women.Official sources said the draft Bill, prepared by the state’s Law Department, on the recommendations of a high level committee, was presented More


NIA to take JKP on board

‘Probe To Be Completed In Minimum Possible Time’

DELHI TERROR PLOT ROW

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 26: Besides Delhi Police, Jammu and Kashmir Police will also be taken on board by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) while probing the controversial arrest of Liyaqat Ali Shah of Lolab Kupwara, a former militant who was to surrender before J&K authorities after his return from More


Liyaqat’s arrest aimed at sabotaging rehabilitation policy: NC

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 26: The ruling National Conference on Monday said the arrest of a former Kashmiri militant Liyaqat Ali Shah by Delhi police was an “attempt to derail” the Rehabilitation Process meant for the youth who had crossed over to Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK).NC Additional General Secretary More


‘Terms of reference for handing over case to NIA not finalized’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 26: Union Home Ministry is yet to finalise the terms of reference for transferring a case to probe the circumstances leading to the arrest of alleged Hizbul Mujahideen militant Syed Liyaqat Shah from Delhi Police to National Investigation Agency.Asked whether any notification has More


Sheikh Usman is no more

Srinagar, Mar 26: Sheikh Muhammad Usman (73) one of the pioneers of publishing industry in Kashmir passed away on Monday evening in New Delhi after undergoing surgery.Founder of Sheikh Muhammad Usman and Sons and Gulshan Books, Sheikh had during the past 50 years contributed immensely to the literary More





  • Briefs

458 cases pending for probe in SAC: Govt

Jammu, Mar 26: The Jammu and Kashmir government today said that 458 cases are pending for probe with the State Accountability Commission (SAC).As many as 458 cases are pending for probe with the SAC as More




  • Opinion

Colour of Peace

In Valley it is something that can be seen but not felt

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

What constitutes a peaceful year in Kashmir? It is a finite and familiar set of conditions:  A trouble-free Amarnath yatra, an uninterrupted rush of tourists, fewer militancy related incidents, little More



  • GK Health

My heart's friend

Here is the way to prevent heart disease by dietary measures

HEART MATTERS

PROF UPENDRA KAUL

Dietary habits have an important role to play in the causation of heart attacks, angina, sudden death and heart failure. Although many of us know that eating certain kinds of food items are not good for More




  • Letters

Amarnath article

The argument put forth by M Ashraf, in his writeup "Protecting the abode of God" (GK March 26, 2013), that modern and quick means of travel  don't bring a pilgrim closer to divinity, is somehow not More



  • Editorial

Botched up

NEVER perhaps would have the estimates gone so wrong as has happened in case of Roshni scheme in Jammu and Kashmir. The calculations making projections of thousands of crores of rupees government would More



  • Business

‘Dire need to develop new tourist destinations’

Unrest in Kashmir directly impacts tourist arrivals: Mian Altaf

MUKEET AKMALI

Sonamarg, Mar 26: Maintaining that unrest in the Kashmir valley had direct impact on the tourism, Minister for Forest and Environment, Mian Altaf today said the normalcy was pre-requisite for the tourist More



  • Sports

Rs 60 lakh match fee disbursed among players

‘SK Stadium To Be Ready For Play In June’

Srinagar, Mar 26: J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) on Tuesday disabused Rs 60-lakh match fee among the cricketers who represented the state in various national events.The JKCA on the directions of its More



  • Kashmir

Government sits on Brari Nambal conservation

Pollution, Encroachments Mar Dal’s Lagoon

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Mar 26: Failure of the Government to restore Brari Nambal lagoon of Dal Lake to its pristine glory has pushed it on the verge of extinction.  Situated at the entrance of Old City, the lagoon More



  • Srinagar City

Dog census figures go chaotic

SMC swears by Gujarat based NGO; Commissioner says in 2 years population down by around 50 % due to better sanitation

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Mar 26: At a time when deadly dog bites are on rise, the government says that canine population in the summer Capital has come down by around 50 % while eyebrows being raised over the new census More




  • Jammu

2.73 lakh cases pending in courts: Govt

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Mar 26: Jammu and Kashmir has over 2.73 lakh cases pending in various courts of the state, including Jammu and Srinagar wings of the High Court. Minister of state for Law, Justice and Parliamentary More



  • News

Italian FM resigns over marines' issue

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Rome, Mar 26: Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned today, protesting government's U-turn to send back to India two Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen to defuse the raging diplomatic More



  • GKeducation&career

Education for all

Setup more colleges and universities and increase intake capacities in the existing universities

HIGHER EDUCATION

SYED MAAJID RASHID ANDRABI

Education has a prime role in the development of any nation. Nations outperform themselves by virtue of the contributions made by their citizens, which stand witness to the importance of quality education More




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