• TOP STORIES

Mirwaiz petitions HC against house arrest

‘Am Under House-Confinement For Past 45 Days’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 27: After completing a marathon 45 days under house arrest, chairman of the Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has filed a petition in Jammu and Kashmir High Court challenging his “illegal house-confinement.”The petition titled Dr Mirwaiz Umar Farooq v/s State of Jammu More


Fight ‘draconian’ Police Bill: Geelani tells lawyers

‘Instead Of Clamoring On AFSPA, Govt Should Repeal PSA’

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Mar 27: Praising the role of lawyers for their “contribution towards the ongoing movement,” Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said they should out rightly reject the ‘draconian’ Jammu and Kashmir Police Bill and make Kashmiris aware of its repercussions.Telephonically More


Tahir Muzter passes away

Srinagar, Mar 27: Veteran journalist, Tahir Muzter (79) passed away here on Wednesday evening.Family sources said Muzter suffered cardiac arrest at his house in Housing Colony Sanatnagar here. A large number of people participated in his Nimaz-e-Jinaza. Born on December 22, 1934, in Zaina Kadal More


Gunmen attack police party in Shopian

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 27: Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a police party of the Special Operations Group (SOG) in Shopian district of south Kashmir Wednesday. Police said they have started investigation into the incident and things will be clear soon.Reports said that a police party led Deputy Superintend More


Boy injured in Uri blast

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 27: A 16 year old boy was injured in a littered explosive blast in Uri area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Wednesday. Police sources said Maqsood Ahmad Mir son of Muhammad Afzal Mir of Danisayyidan was injured after some explosive went off in a field at around 11.00 am today More


Dy Sarpanch shot at, injured

2 Detained, Govt Orders Probe

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 27: Unidentified gunmen shot at and injured a Panchayat representative in frontier district of Kupwara Wednesday morning while as Police detained two persons and has launched manhunt to nab a Territorial Army (TA) deserter allegedly involved in the attack.Minister of State (MoS) More


Thailand to procure Kashmir Pashmina

‘Nanotechnology Has Given Us Faith Items Will Be Genuine’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 27: In a significant boost to the Kashmir handicrafts, a business delegation from Thailand today expressed their willingness to procure pashmina items from the valley.A delegation of Thai business persons led by Zuates Mark, Director Woolen Mills, said the Pashmina in Kashmir valley More


1300 PRCs under scanner

‘50 Non-State Subjects Detected Having Permanent Resident Status’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 27: Putting a question mark over seriousness of successive regimes in securing special identity of Jammu and Kashmir, State Subject Inquiry Commission Wednesday said they have so far detected 50 cases of non-state subjects possessing Permanent Residence Certificates (PRC). Stating that More


School timing rescheduled

Srinagar, Mar 27: According to Director, School Education, Kashmir, the school timings both in government as well as recognized private schools within the Municipal limits of Srinagar city has been rescheduled and shall be from 9.00 am to 3 pm while outside Srinagar Municipal limits, the timings shall More


Holi celebrated in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 27: Holi, the festival of colors, was celebrated here Wednesday by the Hindu community and security forces with traditional fervor and gaiety.People in Kashmir valley splashed and smeared colors on their family members and friends. Many tourists also celebrated the festival by greeting More





  • Briefs

MFA hails introduction of PG courses

Srinagar, Mar 27: Medical Faculty Association (MFA) SKIMS has hailed the introduction of Postgraduate courses in the discipline of orthopedics, ophthalmology and DNB courses in Psychiatry and ENT.  More



  • National

28 die in drowning incidents, clash on Holi

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 27: Twenty-seven Holi revellers drowned while one person died in a clash as the festival of colours, heralding advent of summer, was celebrated across the country today with people applying More




  • Opinion

The General's back

But the question is will he survive the politics of his country?

VIEW FROM LONDON

NAYEEMA AHMAD MAHJOOR

After four years of self exile and shuttling between Dubai to London, Gen. Musharraf's homecoming has put Pakistan on red alert due to the issuance of death threats for his elimination. It has become a More



  • GK Readings

The pain of being exiled

Narrating a tale of torture and agony

Title          :       Jalawtan (2 Vols)Author       :       Khaliq More




  • Letters

Pending cases

This refers to your news (GK 27/03/2013) "2.73 lakh cases pending in courts: Govt". I would like to know from the Hon'ble Minister and Concerned Department that despite a clear recommendation from 13th More



  • Editorial

Backdoor Appointments

Government has issued the order for termination of services of the backdoor appointees in various departments. The step was taken after the issue was raised by opposition in the state legislature. In its More



  • Business

Asia's largest tulip garden opened to visitors in Kashmir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 27: Asia's largest tulip garden on the banks of Dal lake here was thrown open to visitors today, marking the beginning of the new tourism season in the Valley. The 15-hectare garden More



  • Sports

Taj inaugurates Lawyers Annual Sports Meet

‘Sports Make Youth Disciplined, Promising, Healthy’

Jammu, Mar 27: Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Taj Mohi-ud-Din Wednesday inaugurated Lawyers Annual Sports Meet at University of Jammu. The Minister appreciated J&K More



  • Kashmir

KU contemplates re-examination as complaints galore

Action against MSW paper-setter for violating norms: Dean Academics

ENTRANCE TEST UNDER SCANNER

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Mar 27: With the University of Kashmir ordering fresh entrance examination for Masters in Social Work (MSW) programme on April 1, the varsity authorities are contemplating disciplinary action More



  • Srinagar City

Missing sibling kids traced within 24 hrs

Never delay informing us on such issues: SP

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Mar 27: Police Wednesday morning traced out a sibling duo within 24 hours of their mysterious disappearance from their native Rainawari in Shaher-e-Khaas, reports and witnesses said. The More




  • Jammu

Taj supports House probe in PHE Dept

‘No skeletons in my cupboard’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 27: Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Taj Mohi ud Din Wednesday welcomed the demand of some members in Upper House yesterday to constitute a House Committee to look More



  • South Asia

Proud of Kargil operation: Musharraf

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad/Karachi, Mar 27: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf today said he was "proud of the Kargil operation", during which Pakistani  troops had crossed the Line of Control and occupied positions 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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