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Sarabjit succumbs, India outraged

Prime Minister Expresses Sadness; Rahul Gandhi Visits Family

M ZULQERNAIN/REZAUL H LASKAR

Lahore/New Delhi, May 2: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh died of cardiac arrest in a Lahore hospital in the wee hours Thursday after being comatose for nearly a week following assault by fellow inmates in a high- security Pakistani jail, officials said."I received a call from the doctor More


Body brought to Amritsar

State Funeral Today; Rs 1 Cr To Family

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Amritsar, May 2: The body of Sarabjit Singh was tonight brought here onboard a special Air India aircraft from Lahore.It was a grim end to the battle waged by his family to secure his release after he had spent over two decades in Pakistani jails as the plane landed at Rajasansi Airport where More


Geelani grieved, hails Pak for handing over body

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 2: The chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has expressed grief over the death of Sarabjit Singh and demanded probe into the assault on him in prison. In the same breath, Geelani hailed the government of Pakistan for handing over Sarabjit’s body to his family.“On the More


Yasin Malik, supporters held in Delhi

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, May 2: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested by Delhi Police along with his supporters Thursday evening, JKLF activists accompanying him said.Malik along with Javid Mir, Shabir Dar, Ahsan Untoo were travelling in a vehicle from Nizamuddin to Zakir More


JK Government condemns killing

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 2: Jammu and Kashmir Government Thursday condemned the killing of Sarabjit Singh and said that they are hopeful that the incident would not worsen the relations between India and Pakistan.“We condemn the incident. It should not have happened,” Minister of Higher Education, Muhammad More


If Sarabjit is a martyr, how Afzal was a terrorist: Rashid

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 2: Stating that Sarabjit Singh fell victim to the hatred between India and Pakistan, MLA Langate Er Rashid today questioned Union Home Minister that if Sarabjit is a martyr then how Afzal Guru was a terrorist.“If Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and other Indian leaders pay homage More


Quake brings into focus unsafe school buildings

No Regulation For Earthquake Resistant Structures In Kashmir: MHRD

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, May 2: The Wednesday earthquake in J&K, in which at least 400 structures including schools were damaged in Kishtwar and Doda districts of Chenab valley region, has put the spotlight on dilapidated educational institutions in Kashmir which are either unsafe or running from shabby rented More


228 structures suffer damage: Government initiates inquiry

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, May 2: Around 228 government school buildings have suffered damage in the earthquake, which rattled Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. Official sources said that as per the initial report submitted by the concerned authorities around 228 school buildings have suffered damage across the state, More


KCSDS demands thorough probe

Srinagar, May 2: The Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) Thursday demanded a “thorough probe” in the collapse of school buildings in Chenab Valley.“The Centre expresses heartfelt sympathy with the loss of life and property in Chenab basin,” KCSDS spokesperson said, in a statement More


Aftershocks continue to jolt Chenab Valley

Panicky Residents Spend Night In Open; Government Initiates Relief Measures

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, May 2: The wave of panic across the earthquake-hit Chenab Valley is yet to die down as the area continued to experience aftershocks for second consecutive day Thursday.After yesterday’s earthquake of 5.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale, followed by intermittent aftershocks, the alarmed people More


Shabir Shah for reenergizing APHC

‘Some Leaders Have Intentionally Become Dormant’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 2: Calling for reenergizing Hurriyat Conference, chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmed Shah Thursday said that some people in the conglomerate have become “intentionally” dormant.“We will identify those persons at suitable time. But it’s my firm belief that we must More


GK announces Izhar Wani Internship

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 2: Greater Kashmir announces Izhar Wani Internship in the loving memory of late Izhar Wani, one of the brightest journalists to have worked with this newspaper.Graduates and undergraduates, preferably from journalism schools, can apply for this internship and email their CV and two More


Militants, Army exchange fire in Kupwara

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Kupwara, May 2: Rashtriya Rifles have started massive cordon and search operation in Hafruda forests of Zachaldar in Kupwara district after exchange of fire with militants Thursday evening.Sources said that Army started searches in the forest Thursday morning after inputs that some militants were More





  • Briefs

Body of drowned kid traced after two weeks

Srinagar, May 2: The body of 4-year old boy who had drowned in Pohru Nallah at Wudhpora, under the jurisdiction of Handwara police station on April 17 was traced during the wee hours on Thursday.Rahil More



  • National

Rejection of Das mercy plea by then Prez Patil illegal: Supreme Court

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 2: In a first of its kind verdict, the Supreme Court has declared as "illegal" rejection of mercy petition of death row convict M N Das by the then President Pratibha Patil and commuted More




  • Opinion

Mani talk

Blaming JK Police and state government means tacitly exonerating New Delhi

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

 Mani Shankar Aiyar is extolled as an intellectual with secular credentials. He often participates in panel discussions and talks reason and looks sensible. One could have expected the senior Congress More



  • Gk Features

Struggling for survival

They lost their only son, their only breadwinner during the 2010 civil uprising and since then they have been struggling for survival

REVISITING 2010 UNREST VICTIMS

MAJID MAQBOOL

On August 3, 2010, when Mehraj-ud-Din Lone, 22, was shot at from a close range by government forces outside his home in Barthana Qamerwari, his bedridden father lost his only son, the only support he had More




  • Letters

BOPEE forms

This refers to the advertisement notice of JK board of professional examinations for polytechnic training. The application forms are not available at JK Bank branch offices and the website of jkbopee.org More



  • Friday Focus

What is Not Materialism

PROF G R MALIK

In a recent symposium whose theme was how materialism is undermining the moral fibre of our society, it turned out that some people harbour certain misapprehensions about the meaning of materialism. Leaving More



  • Business

'Kashmir can get `10 lakh cr investments by allowing SEZs'

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, May 2:  Chairman, Spice Global - a multinational company, Dr Bhupendra Kumar Modi today said if the state government allowed establishment of Special Economic Zones, Kashmir could get Rs More



  • Sports

Support Staff-XI lifts title

ISLAMIA COLLEGE BILAL BABA MEMORIAL TROPHY

Srinagar, May 2: Islamia College Support Staff-XI lifted Bilal Baba memorial cricket tournament trophy defeating Teaching Staff-XI by 6 wickets at Islamia College ground here on Thursday. Batting More



  • Kashmir

White Elephant: 2 decades on, Rural Development Dept Societies defunct

Staff Sits Idle, Draws Rs 5 Cr As Salary; Will Wind Up The Society: Govt

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 2: In a glaring instance of poor execution of plans in Jammu and Kashmir, a body set up by the State government for making purchases in the Rural Development Department and other non-engineering More



  • Srinagar City

High Court pulls up Govt on Batamaloo bus stand mess

Directs SDA to file details on conversion of terminal building into shopping complex;

GK report becomes part of PIL

D A RASHID

Srinagar, May 2: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday pulled up the state government on conversion of General Bus Stand Batamaloo building into shopping complex and sought a complete report within More




  • Jammu

NCC to expand activities in JK’s rural, border areas

To raise Air, Naval units

Jammu, May 2: The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is embarking upon an ambitious plan to expand its network in rural and border areas besides raising Air and Naval units in the State. DG, NCC Lt Gen PS More



  • South Asia

Musharraf arrested for Bugti killing

REZAUL H LASKAR/PTI

Islamabad, May 2: Pakistani police today arrested and interrogated beleaguered former President Pervez Musharraf over the killing of Baloch leader Akbar Bugti in a 2006 military operation, one of three More



  • World

China declines to give timeline for its troops

INCURSION ROW

K J M VARMA

Beijing, May 2: China today declined to give any timeline for withdrawal of its troops from Depsang valley in Ladakh but said the issue that has sparked new tensions in bilateral ties "will be properly More




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