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NIA takes over Liyaqat arrest case

HOME MINISTRY ISSUES NOTIFICATION FOR PROBE; WE WILL REGISTER FIR ON FRIDAY: SINHA

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA/SHABIR IBN YUSUF

New Delhi, Mar 28: The Home Ministry today issued a notification facilitating the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over the case related to the arrest of suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant Liyaqat Shah amid conflicting versions by Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir police.With the formal More


INVESTIGATION ACID TEST FOR GoI: Dr BEG

‘Delhi Shouldn’t Dilute Rehabilitation Policy’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 28: Senior National Conference leader and MP from South Kashmir, Dr Mehboob Beg, Thursday said investigation ordered into Liyaqat Shah’s arrest will be an acid test for the Government of India as rehabilitation policy has been the only successful Confidence Building Measure (CBM) in More


Mirwaiz released from house arrest

‘Government Should Lift Curbs On Geelani, Malik As Well’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 28: Day after Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq petitioned state High Court challenging his continuous house arrest, the authorities Thursday lifted the siege from his residence, ending his 45-day long house-confinement. A visibly contented Mirwaiz said though house More


Be part of democratic movement for change: PDP urges youth

‘Present Regime Has Become Symbol Of Repression, Anarchy, Mis-Governance’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 28: Asking the state’s youth to become part of a democratic movement for bringing about change for peace, prosperity and stability in Jammu and Kashmir, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday said any tempestuous reaction to the “rein of repression let loose by the present regime More


Centre equally responsible for JK mess: Mufti Sayeed

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Mar 28: Justifying his party’s decision to stay away from proceedings of the state legislature, PDP patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Thursday held both center and state governments responsible for the “present muddle” in Jammu and Kashmir.Addressing PDP general council More


Naeem Akhtar takes oath as MLC

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 28: Chairman J&K Legislative Council, Amrit Malhotra, today administered oath to Naeem Akhtar of Peoples Democratic Party as Member of the House. Naeem was elected as MLC on 7th March.Speaking on the occasion, the LC Chairman hoped that Akhtar would play his role in highlighting More


Assembly votes to raise juvenile age to 18 years

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 28: In a significant development, the State Assembly on Monday voted unanimously to raise the bar of juvenile age to 18 years from present 16. Under the new law, J&K would now officially recognize an 18-year old teenager as a minor.The legislation was brought after the government More


Govt to regularize all contractual, adhoc appointees

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Mar 28: The state government Thursday told the Assembly that all adhoc and contractual appointees whose cases were pending with it would be regularized.The government assurance came after it proposed amendments in ‘Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Special Provisions) Act 2010’, under which More


Govt reintroduces Bill to correct wrong figures

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Mar 28: The state government today had to face an embarrassment when it introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Employees Provident Funds (And Miscellaneous Provisions Amendment) Bill 2013 in the Legislative Assembly with wrong figures.There was no conformity of figures given in the Bill seeking More


Pre-paid mobile service extended in JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 28: The government today extended the pre-paid mobile services in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast by another two years as the current permission was coming to an end on March 31, 2013.According to a Department of Telecom notification, the pre-paid service in Jammu and Kashmir and More


Sarpanch may have faked attack

Doctors Don’t Find Any Bullet Injury

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Mar 28: Police have ruled out the role of militants in attacking a Deputy Sarpanch in Kupwara yesterday.A police officer, wishing not to be named, told Greater Kashmir, “There is hardly any role of militants in attacking a Deputy Sarpanch at Bungam Kupwara yesterday and the whole incident More


Kashmir cornerstone of Pak foreign policy: Asif Ali Zardari

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Mar 28: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Kashmir was the corner stone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.President Zardari made these remarks while talking to a high level delegation of Kashmiri leaders who called on him here at President House on Thursday.According to the statement More





  • Briefs

Kashmiri boy makes mark in Germany

Srinagar, Mar 28: A Kashmiri boy Emaad Muzaffar Makhdoomi has been conferred with ‘The Global Youth Award’ at The International Lakes and Rivers Conclave. 17-year old Emaad Muzaffar of Srinagar, son More



  • News

JKNPP activists stage protest in New Delhi

Demand dismissal of Chief Minister

New Delhi, Mar 28: Panthers Party activists on Thursday staged a massive protest at Jantar Mantar here this afternoon seeking immediate dismissal of Omar Abdullah as Chief Minister for having challenged More




  • Opinion

The DMK lessons

Here the difference between political lackeys and political representatives becomes clear

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

Last week on 21st March 47-nation strong United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a contentious resolution in Geneva against Sri Lanka. The resolution backed by India along with 24 other countries More



  • GK Features

An inconvenient marriage

Wives of Kashmiri youth who returned to Kashmir under the rehabilitation policy for former militants are a disillusioned lot and unable to adjust socially in the valley

PaK RETURNEES

MAJID MAQBOOL

Soon after the rehabilitation policy was announced for former militants with much fanfare, Aasia Hassan, a resident of Muzzafarabad entered Kashmir via Nepal border on June 2012 along her husband, Nisar More




  • Letters

Why this?

My complaint to New Delhi is that why is every Kashmiri considered as terrorist even when they've no legal proof against them? Why are Kashmiris tortured in different states of India? If India claims Kashmir More



  • Friday Focus

Who are the Foolish?The Quranic Answer

PROF G R MALIK

Islam’s main aim is the reconstruction of the individual on spirituo-moral lines which naturally leads to revolution in collective life as well. All this, of course, is meant for the attainment of the More



  • Business

Int’l submarine cable suffers major fault

Internet services remain affected in India, Pakistan, Middle-east

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 28: One of the international submarine cables (SMW4) suffered fault in sea waters near Alexandria, Egypt impacting internet services in India, Pakistan, Middle East and North Africa today More



  • Sports

Hong Kong knockout cricket tourney from Sunday

Srinagar, Mar 28: The Hong Kong knockout cricket tournament is going to be held at Malabagh ground here from Sunday.It is Cosco ball cricket event and format would be of 12 overs per innings. In the event More



  • Kashmir

Under fire, KU cancels questions to ‘evade answers’

Varsity Website Reveals Wrong Questions ‘Deleted, Cancelled’ After Complaints

PG ENTRANCE EXAMINATION MESS

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Mar 28: The University of Kashmir has constituted ‘expert committees’ to look into the issue of ‘wrong questions’ in entrance test papers of various postgraduate programmes.  The KU’s Dean More



  • Srinagar City

Dal’s Telbal Silt Basin restored

Govt undertakes maiden dredging, cleaning; Will help save lake from siltation: LAWDA

ARIF SHAFI WANI

 Srinagar, Mar 28 Jammu and Kashmir Government has undertaken maiden dredging of the Telbal Silt Basin, the main inflow channel of Dal lake, restoring its carrying capacity.The Dal receives its waters More




  • Jammu

Govt admits recruitment drive slow in JK

‘Against 1 Lakh Vacant Posts, Only 11000 Youth Engaged’

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Mar 28: The State Government Thursday acknowledged that the recruitment process in Jammu and Kashmir was going at slow pace as compared to number of vacancies created in different departments over More




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