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4 soldiers, militant killed in fierce gunfight at Tral

Gunmen Attack Army’s Search Party, Decamp With 2 Rifles; Helicopter Used To Locate Militants

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/KHALID GUL

Tral, May 24: In a major attack, militants killed four army men in Buchoo village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Friday morning. A Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant was later gunned down by the forces in an encounter that followed the incident while two other militants reportedly managed to More


Rafiq was a B.Tech pass-out

Massive Protests In Ari-Parigam, Thousands Attend Funeral Of Slain Militant

GK NEWS NETWORK

Tral, May 24: Reports of massive protest demonstrations were received from Ari-Parigam in Tral, the native village of slain militant Rafiq Ahmad Ahangar. As soon as the word about his killing spread, villagers took to streets and staged massive pro-freedom demonstrations.Reports added that police More


After Afzal Guru’s hanging, PM’s Itinerary has Kashmir for first time

Singh To Focus On Dialogue With ‘All Shades Of Opinion’, Economic Reconstruction

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 24: The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s scheduled visit to Kashmir, for the first time since the secret hanging of Afzal Guru on February 9, has come under spotlight. With the PM set to visit to the Valley amid peace overtures by the Prime Minister-designate of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif More


Rahul to bring ‘Umeed’ to Kashmir

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 24: In a significant development, the All India Congress Committee’s Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is visiting Kashmir on May 28 to announce Rs 900 crore package approved by the Union Cabinet for the ambitious skill development project named ‘Umeed’.Confirming Rahul’s visit, State More


Mirwaiz Umar pricks ‘Accord’ balloon, says no

‘NC Resorting To Political Opportunism’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, May 24: Setting all speculations to rest, the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday ruled out any alliance or accord with ruling National Conference, accusing it and other mainstream parties of playing politics on the sacrifices of Kashmiris for right to self-determination More


Memories, broken pencil and note books -- all that is left of Tabinda Gani

6 Years On, Family Awaits Justice, Demands ‘Fast-Track Trial’ In The Case

SHAHID RAFIQ

Batpora (Langate), May 24: Amid blooming apple orchards, an eerie clam prevails in this north Kashmir hamlet, 80 kms from the summer capital of Srinagar. After six years, there is hardly a villager who has forgotten the gruesome Tabinda Gani rape and murder incident, which shook the village to its More


Shutdown, clashes in Palhallan

Police Use Tear-Gas Shells To Disperse Protesters

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, May 24: One person was injured during sporadic clashes between youths and police that erupted in Palhallan area of north Kashmir on Friday afternoon.Police used tear-smoke shells to disperse the protesters who had taken to streets against the killing of a local LeT commander Hilal Ahmad More





  • Briefs

Mufti Hilal killed in fake encounter: HCBA

Srinagar, May 24: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has expressed serious concern over the killing of Hilal Ahmad Rather alias Mufti Hilal in, what it termed, a doubtful manner. & More



  • News

Delhi govt sets up board to examine Bhullar’s health condition

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 24: The Delhi government has set up a medical board to examine the health condition of death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, who is said to be having suicidal tendencies and admitted More




  • Opinion

Let history be history

Now is the time to move ahead

FIRDOUS SYED

Small minds remain confined to history; real intellect creates history.  “Your version of history” retorted by “my version of history” will lead us nowhere. Since AG Noorani’s statement--- “Jinnah More



  • GK Weekend

Fighting the Disease

The world faces a burden of thyroid disease that has reached epidemic proportions.

WORLD THYROID DAY

DR. ABDUL HAMID ZARGAR

World Thyroid Day is observed to promote awareness and understanding of thyroid health and the advances made in treating thyroid diseases. Diseases of the thyroid are very common and affect tens of millions More




  • Letters

Fake pir

“It is very shocking that a self styled faith healer got arrested on charges of sexually exploiting the minor innocent girls in the guise of providing religious education. I myself got a chance last year More



  • Editorial

Shocking!!!

The shocking revelation of abuse of young girls and women by a “faith healer” in the Khan Sahib area of Badgam district has generated a wave of anxiety across the state and beyond. Although the man, identified More



  • Business

Kashmir Inc lying 'defunct'

Members demand immediate election of office bearers

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, May 24: With Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc virtually lying defunct for the past over nine months, its members today demanded immediate election of its office bearers. The More



  • Sports

Umer bounces back, lifts title

GULMARG TOURISM CYCLE RACE

Srinagar, May 24: Brushing aside earlier setback, top cyclist, Umer Nabi of Khyber Group cruised to victory in the Gulmarg (Kashmir Festival) Tourism cycle race held from Tangmarg to Gulmarg on Friday More



  • Kashmir

Protest against fake ‘faith healer’ rock Budgam

Come Forward, Record Statements: Police To Victims

SAJAD RASOOL/CNS

Budgam, May 24: Hundreds of people staged a massive protest against the “faith healer” Gulzar Bhat at Khansahib here in central Kashmir on Friday. Soon after congregation prayers residents of Bugroo More



  • Srinagar City

Crime goes power(ful) with transformer oil theft!

Over 10000 ltrs stolen in a year, people forced to darkness, police gropes for clues; PDD suffers losses worth millions

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, May 24: This crime often takes any Srinagar area hostage –plunging it into darkness for days. Reasons: The theft of colony transformer oil has emerged as a major offence in the City with over More




  • GKeducation&career

Free Education for Orphans

A charitable school in Srinagar provides free education and lodging facilities to hundreds of needy orphans from all across Kashmir

EXEMPLARY SERVICE

MAJID MAQBOOL

When Ashiq Hussain Tantray from Kupwara lost his father in 2000, there were bleak chances of him continuing his education. In 2006, his uncle came to know about a school in Srinagar that provides fee education More




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