‘Haqeeqat’ puts Govt in tight spot

‘Yes Or No’ On Parallel Concert Today After High-Level Security Meet

Concert Controversy Hots Up


Srinagar, Sep 4: The stage may well be set for the first classical musical concert by conductor Zubin Mehta at Shalimar garden on Srinagar outskirts, but the counter-concert has put the J&K government in a difficult situation. The parallel concert titled ‘Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir’ is a civil society More

Steiner invited to parallel concert

‘Unlike Zubin Show, Ours Is Tribute To Courage, Sufferings Of People’


Srinagar, Sep 4: A civil society group organizing a parallel event ‘Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir’ to counter Zubin Mehta’s concert Wednesday said they have formally invited the German Ambassador Michael Steiner to attend their show.The invitation has been sent to Steiner a day after he expressed his willingness More

'Concert mobiliser for more engagement in Kashmir'


Srinagar, Sep 4: German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner Wednesday maintained that concert on September 7 at Shalimar Garden here “is not an alternative to but a mobiliser for more engagement in Kashmir.” “Dear Kashmiris, on 7th September, world famous German musical heritage will be hosted by More

KCSDS opposes Zubin concert


Srinagar, Sep 4: Opposing the Zubin Mehta concert, Kashmir-based civil society group here Wednesday said the German Embassy-organized event would give an opportunity to Government of India to project “false peace and normalcy” in Kashmir.“We are not against music and we are not against the Embassy More

Shalimar out of bounds for people


Srinagar, Sep 4: Preparations are in full swing for the 'Ehsaas-e-Kashmir' music concert by Zubin Mehta here on Saturday while Shalimar Garden will remain closed for people from Thursday.Tens of people, almost all non-locals, were witnessed making preparation for the concert in the garden. The More

Cabinet orders transfers in state administration

Rather is Secretary SWD, Factoo Comm/Secy I&C Dept

Srinagar, Sep 4: The State Cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday ordered the following transfers in the state administration.Shaleen Kabra, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Health & Medical Education Department was transferred and More

PR Bill ‘saboteur’ lands in PDP lap

Abdur Rashid Dar Joins Peoples Democratic Party


Srinagar, Sep 4: Senior NC leader and former chairman of the Legislative Council, Abdul Rashid Dar who Wednesday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is known for his “dubious” role in “sabotaging” the passage of Permanent Resident (Disqualification) Bill in the upper house on 6 March 2004, More

Property Tax taxes Coalition

Jora Miffed Over Law Department’s Delay In Vetting The SRO



Srinagar, Sep 4: The proposed constitution of the Property Tax Board in Jammu and Kashmir has triggered a fresh controversy as Minister for Housing & Urban Development, Nawang Rigzin Jora, has taken strong objection to Law department’s delay in approving the notification for establishing the body More

IT sleuths raid jewelry shops, houses in Jammu

‘We have information about tax evasion’; CCI threatens protests


Jammu, Sep 4: Panic gripped jewelers in Jammu as teams of Income Tax Department conducted series of raids at around a dozen places, including shops and residential houses, across the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.Sources informed Greater Kashmir that special teams of Income More

No review on convicted MPs, MLAs: SC


New Delhi, Sep 4: The Supreme Court Wednesday refused to review its verdict that an MP or MLA convicted of any criminal offence attracting a punishment of two years and above will be disqualified immediately but agreed to relook its other judgement debarring arrested persons from contesting polls More

Demolition triggers protest in Kulgam


Kulgam, Sep 4: Violent protests erupted in Chawalgam village of this south Kashmir district on Wednesday after authorities demolished illegal structures being raised up by locals on the state land. Reports said that people took to streets after the demolition squad of the Municipal Committee More

14 days on,Police fail to trace abducted girl

Dooru Observes Shutdown, Locals Stage Protest


Dooru (Islamabad) Sep 4: Outraged at police failing to trace a minor girl, this south Kashmir town and other adjoining areas observed a complete shutdown on Wednesday and locals staged a massive anti-Police protest.  Reports said that a minor girl (name with held), a class 12th student of More

  • Briefs

Mushtaq shifted to Central Jail

Srinagar, Sep 4: The incarcerated chairman of Muslim League Jammu Kashmir Mushtaq –ul-Islam was on Wednesday shifted to Srinagar Central Jail, according to the League statement. “Earlier today Mushtaq More

  • National

  • Opinion

Rest in ‘peace’, Shalimar!

Germans can come a month after and look at its aftereffects



Let’s come straight to the point. When Beethoven, Haydn and Tchaikovsky would be played at the Ehsaas-e-Kashmir concert on September 7 to “bring some peace to those present and to those who will listen More

  • GK Magazine

On Teachers' Day

The future of a society is in teachers' hands

September 5, Teachers' Day


  abrarulmustafa@gmail.com"I'm a slave to the person who  has taught me even a single word. He may sell me or set me free."Hazrat Ali (RA)A teacher is like a bridge that makes students to cross More

  • Letters

Why ban?

This refers to the ban on communication networks in Kashmir on occasion of any minor functions and happenings or whenever the government wants.It has become a trend here in this so called paradise, that More

  • Editorial

Cold Hotline

The hotline contact between the Director General Military Operations of India and Pakistan has failed to enforce peace along Line of Control. According to General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the 25 Infantry More

  • Business

ChicKing forays into Kashmir

Exclusive outlet to be inaugurated today



Srinagar, Sep 4: Foraying into Kashmir, reputed food brand ChicKing is slated to open its maiden franchise outlet at posh Residency Road here on September 5.ChicKing has inked pact with its Kashmir based More

  • Sports

Omar lays foundation of JKPDC Football Academy

Highlights Need For Nurturing Sports Persons

Baramulla, Sep 4: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Wednesday laid foundation of Rs. 10 crore two phase building complex for J&K Power Development Corporation Football Academy (JKPDC) at Ushkara here More

  • Kashmir

National Conference a movement: Omar Abdullah

‘Our workers epitome of sacrifice’


Srinagar, Sep 4: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said National Conference (NC) is “not a mere political party but a movement with well-defined political agenda for a modern and model state.”  More

  • Srinagar City


Goes online against Zubin Mehta concert arrangements


Srinagar, Sep 4: Finally, the Mughal heritage of Shalimar Bagh, where a makeshift auditorium is being erected over heritage fountains for the upcoming Zubin Mehta concert, has got some voice. Prominent More

  • Jammu

SSB takes job aspirants for ride

Fails to streamline issuing of admit cards


Jammu, Sep 4: In yet another example of mismanagement by Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (SSB), has failed to put in place a proper mechanism to issue the admit cards for written examination More

  • South Asia

Pak judicial commission to visit India on Sep 11


Islamabad/Lahore, Sep 4: A Pakistani judicial commission will travel to India on September 11 to cross-examine key witnesses of  the Mumbai terror attacks, prosecutors informed a court today.Prosecutors More

  • World

‘Syria puts international community's credibility on line’

Washington, Sep 4: US President Barack Obama today defended his decision to go for a limited military strike against the Assad regime of Syria arguing that it is the question of credibility of international More

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