• TOP STORIES

Kargil Council: Congress cries foul

PCC Accuses Omar Of Nominating 4 Members ‘Unconstitutionally’

Seeks Emergency Cabinet Meeting To Sort-Out The Issue

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Sep 5: Tug-of-war between National Conference (NC) and Congress over the constitution of Kargil Autonomous Hill Development Council (KAHDC) Thursday took an ugly turn when the state Congress accused Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of violating the rules by nominating four members of his own More


India-Pak working on Singh-Sharif meet

Decision Has To Be In The Interest Of The Nation: Khurshid

We Are In Touch With New Delhi: Islamabad

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Sep 5: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will meet his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz on September 13 in Kyrgyzstan during which they will try to schedule a meeting between their Prime Ministers in New York later this month.While a request for a meeting between Khurshid and More


PM to address UN General Assembly on Sep 28

United Nations, Sep 5: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would address the United Nations General assembly on September 28, according to the latest provisional list of speakers released by the UN.As per the previous provisional list, the Prime Minister was scheduled to speak a day earlier on September More


Adhocism mars higher education in JK

1651 Posts Referred To PSC: Dir Colleges

CONCERN

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Sep 5: The higher education system in Jammu and Kashmir is plagued by growing ‘adhocism’ as hundreds of posts lie vacant in the department.According to sources, most of the higher education institutions in the state function without permanent faculty and are instead being run by faculty More


JK gives Centre more time to vacate Chandigarh property

State Losing Crores,Gets Peanuts As Rent

SPOTLIGHT

UMAR MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Sep 5: In a glaring instance of non-seriousness of the government in retrieving its multi-crore rupees assets outside the State, JK has given into the demand of the Union Labour Ministry for extending the date for vacating its commercial property in Chandigarh.A prized piece of property More


Mian Qayoom regains Bar presidency

‘My priority will be to take ongoing movement forward’

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Sep 5: Kashmir High Court Bar Association Thursday elected its new executive body with Advocate Main Abdul Qayoom as its president.   After the counting process was concluded in the evening at Sadder Court Complex here, Election Commissioner of HCBA, Advocate Syed Manzoor, More


‘Join Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir to express solidarity with victims’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Sep 5: Terming the scheduled Zubin Mehta concert “deeply political event for political purpose”, organizers of the Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir show here Thursday asked people to join their program to express solidarity with Kashmiri victims. “It (Zubin concert) serves to build on the State More


Stung by ‘fraud’, PMSSS students take to streets

‘Government, NGOs Responsible For Marring Our Career’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Sep 5: The Government of India’s Rs 1200 crore Special Scholarship Program for supporting students from J&K for higher studies in outside States is falling apart.  On Thursday scores of students who were “thrown out” by different outside colleges under the program due to non More


Use PAS, play patriotic numbers against concert

Aasiya Andrabi to people of Shalimar

Srinagar, Sep 5: Chairperson, Dukhtaran-e-Milat, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi Thursday appealed the people living in Shalimar and its adjacent areas to make use of public address systems (PAS) and raise pro-Kashmir slogans “so that the ambassadors of European Union would come to know about the real aspirations More


Biscoe teacher awarded

Srinagar, Sep 5: Aftab Ahmad Shah was Thursday awarded by Gandhi Global Family the best teacher of the year for his contribution towards the education sector. Tyndale Biscoe School had organized a function to celebrate teachers day on this occasion, Shah was presented the award by Minister of State More





  • Briefs

Girl ends life in Baramulla

Srinagar, Sep 5: A girl committed suicide in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.  Police said 20 year old girl (name withheld) resident of Tapper, Baramulla consumed some poisonous substance More



  • National

Sandhu becomes first woman CIC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Sep 5: Deepak Sandhu, who has been an information commissioner for the last four years at the Centre, today became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the country. A former More




  • Opinion

For whom will he perform?

For those who have nothing to feel so excited about

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

‘This concert is for the people of Kashmir. Beethoven, Haydn and Tchaikovsky, played by a world acclaimed maestro and one of the best orchestras of the world in one of the most enchanting places in the More



  • GK Features

Losing sight of her son

After losing her son, Raja Begum lost her eyesight and now she lives in a miserable condition

A MOTHER’S TRAGEDY

BILAL BHAT

Deaf, blind and bedridden for nearly a decade in her small room in Tengbagh, Nowpora, about 3 Kms from the heart of the Srinagar city centre, 65-year-old Raja Begum is oblivious to the world outside and More




  • Letters

`Modernizing' Kashmir

This refers to the Rafiq Sofi‘s views about Zubin Mehta's visit who thinks that it'll modernize the valley. Rafiq wants the so called modernization of which the Western world is now fed up.B.A.Bhatbarihsab More



  • Friday Focus

And Now it is Syria

PROF G R MALIK

As these lines are written, war clouds are ominously hovering over Syria. The reason – merciless killing of innocent people by chemical weapons used by Bashar al-Assad’s regime. A heinous crime indeed More



  • Business

Mirwaiz talks business

Asks youth to invest in private sector

Bath Impressions Inaugurated At Soura

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Sep 5:  Chairman, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC-M), Mirwaiz Umer Farooq today urged the youth to set up their own business units and invest in private sector.   “Instead More



  • Sports

Islamia College lifts trophy

8TH YOUSUF MEMORIAL CRICKET CUP CONCLUDES

Srinagar, Sep 5: Hosts Islamia College lifted the 8th Prof Yousuf Memorial Cricket Cup title defeating Gandhi Memorial College in the final played at Islamia College ground here on Thursday.Batting first More



  • Kashmir

Fate of ‘Haqeeqat’ hangs in balance, Govt indecisive

'Have Sought Details From Organizers, Haven’t Said No'

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Sep 5: Amid much flip-flop, the fate of parallel concert—Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir— ‘reality of Kashmir’, continues to hang in balance as the authorities on Thursday claimed that they have sought ‘some More



  • Srinagar City

Dal gets motorized Shikara

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Sep 5: Dal Lake, which is known for its panoramic beauty has got a new attraction to woo tourists:  A motorized Shikara, which looks traditional but is made of fiber-glass. These fiber-boats More




  • Jammu

5 MENTALLY CHALLENGED GIRLS ABUSED SEXUALLY

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Sep 5: Arti (named changed) is not able to recognize people. The only thing she remembers is her name that she could not pronounce properly. Sitting on the veranda of a protection home, being More



  • South Asia

JuD to launch anti-India drive from today

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, Sep 5:  Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD) will launch an 'anti-India drive' across Pakistan from tomorrow. In the backdrop of ongoing tension between Pakistan and India over exchange of fire and More




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