• TOP STORIES

Haqeeqat versus Ehsaas today

Govt grants permission to parallel concert with ‘same timing’ rider

Civil Society group says ‘will go ahead at our own time’;Zubin arrives in Srinagar, to perform in Shalimar garden

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Sep 6: It would be a clash between ‘reality’ and ‘feelings’ about Kashmir here on Saturday. When renowned musician Zubin Mehta would play Beethoven, Hayden and Tchaikovsky for about 90 minutes at the ‘Ehsaas-e-Kashmir’ (Feelings of Kashmir) concert from the rostrum at the famed Shalimar More


Kashmir chose me: Zubin Mehta

India honours musician with Tagore award

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/PTI

Srinagar, Sep 6: Musician Zubin Mehta, scheduled to perform at Shalimar Garden here on Saturday, arrived in Srinagar late Friday afternoon amid tight security.Zubin landed at Srinagar Airport at around 4:40 pm along with more than 100 musicians and staff. A fleet of around 50 BMWs drove the musicians More


Invitees come in private jets

5 tycoons given permission to land their planes in Srinagar

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Sep 6: The Zubin Mehta concert on Saturday will see several corporate tycoons of India arriving here in their private jets to enjoy the 90-minute Bavarian State Orchestra in Shalimar Garden on the banks of Dal Lake.Authorities at the Srinagar Airport said so far they have given permission More


Srinagar under thick security cover

Checking of vehicles intensified;Restrictions likely in old Srinagar

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Sep 6: In the backdrop of Zubin Mehta concert scheduled to be held in Shalimar Garden on the banks of Dal Lake Saturday, Srinagar witnessed heightened security arrangements on Friday.The authorities have decided to put restrictions in downtown area and most separatist leaders have been More


Omar slams separatists for 'selective approach'

‘Why didn't separatists protest over Junoon concert’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Sep 6: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday accused separatist groups of double standards for opposing a concert here by renowned conductor Zubin Mehta, saying no one protested when Pakistani band Junoon performed in the city.“These (separatists) people are selective More


‘Kargil War’ Hots Up

Coordination Committee fails to break ice

NC leader says ‘Congress can go’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Sep 6: The row over formation of new Kargil Autonomous Hill Development Council (KAHDC) Friday intensified as the emergency meeting of Coalition Coordination Committee (CCC) failed to break any ice on the nomination of four members.Pradesh Congress Committee chief Prof Saifudin Soz had More


Cong petitions Sonia: ‘Please intervene’

Soz chairs 7-hour meet; Deliberations to continue today

Srinagar, Sep 6: While the crucial Coalition Coordination Committee (CCC) meeting remained inconclusive, the Pradesh Congress Committee has petitioned the All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Sonia Gandhi over Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s nomination to the KAHDC. Meanwhile, a marathon More


Zardari extends support to Kashmir cause

Will host international conference on Kashmir soon

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Sep 6: Reiterating his party’s ‘all out support to Kashmir cause’, the outgoing president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari Friday said the country is committed to a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute in line with the aspirations of the people of Kashmir.Zardari made these remarks More


Mirwaiz welcomes proposed Indo-Pak PMs meet

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Sep 6: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday welcomed the reports about the proposed meeting between Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of New York conference this month.  “We hope the leaders of two nations would revive the talks and More





  • Briefs

Javid Mir arrested

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) senior leader and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (H) chairman was on Friday taken into police custody on the orders of the CJM, Srinagar.  “Mir was arrested while More




  • Opinion

Dreams never Die

Dreams rekindle the flames of light

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

In case morality dies, is it possible for spirituality to live on? German friends are in town. Despite their seemingly upfront refusal to respect our aspirations and recognise our freedom struggle, they More



  • Gk Readings

Reading Frithjof Schuon on Islam

Schuon is arguably the greatest writer on Islam in the Western World though hardly heard here

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

Are you troubled by such questions as the following?•Why God created man when he knew he will disobey and most men will go to hell?• How come saints claim that they have a sort of mir’aj?•What was God More




  • Editorial

Beginning afresh in New York

Indian and Pakistani bilateral relations continue to be on a rough roller coaster.

WEEKEND COMMENT

When India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will meet his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz on September 13 on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meet in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan More



  • Business

Farmland conversion a conspiracy: Mirwaiz

Says Once Self-Sufficient, JK Today Begging For Rice, Grains

Govt Promoting Land Mafia

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Sep 6: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday accused New Delhi of supporting the state government in rapid conversion of agriculture land into residential colonies making More



  • Sports

JKMHC to undertake post-Amarnath yatra sanitation drive at Baltal

Srinagar, Sep 6: Jammu and Kashmir Mountaineering and Hiking Club (JKMHC) has decided to undertake a sanitation drive at Baltal, Sonamarg.In its Executive Committee meeting the JKMHC decided to undertake More



  • Kashmir

Zubin Mehta concert politically motivated: Geelani

‘Kashmiris Treat Tourists As Valued Guests’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Sep 6: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday said that Kashmiris don’t nurture any sort of grudge against any tourist and always treat them as their valued guests More



  • Srinagar City

ON FUNERAL, NATIVE DALGATE PROTESTS STUDENT’S DEATH IN GHAZIABAD

Police flexes muscles on mourners as family cries murder

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/AGENCIES

Srinagar, Sep 6: Protests erupted in Dalgate area of Srinagar Friday as the body of student who died mysteriously in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday arrived to his native locality with family crying More




  • Jammu

Shortfall in Chemistry papers managed ‘mysteriously’

BOPEE Accused Of Hushing Up Another Goof-Up

JKCET MESS

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Sep 6: In another shocking revelation it has come to fore that the Chemistry papers of Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test (JKCET) 2013 were not only found short in Srinagar but the examination More



  • News

JuD organises 'anti-India' rally

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Sep 6: Amid efforts to bring down tensions and restart the bilateral dialogue, the Jamaat-ud-Dawah today organised an anti-India march from Rawalpindi to Islamabad. Thousands of supporters More




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