Power woes deepen despair in flood-hit Kashmir

People fume as unscheduled cuts return as ‘unwritten rule’


Srinagar, Dec 19: With the onset of winter in Kashmir, power woes have returned to haunt the people in the flood-hit Valley.Consumers, both in metered and non-metered areas, have been protesting against “diminishing” electricity supply for the past some weeks.In the summer capital Srinagar More

No change in curtailment schedule this winter: PDD


Srinagar, Dec 19: The Power Development Department (PDD) Friday said there would be no change in the curtailment schedule in Kashmir this winter despite the Valley facing 350 MW power-deficit and the September flood causing loss of Rs 350 crore to the power infrastructure in J&K.Talking to More

After outrage in India, Lakhvi booked again

To remain in jail for at least 3 months


Islamabad, Dec 19: Mumbai attack planner Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, whose bail from a court sparked an outrage in India, was Friday blocked from coming out of a Rawalpindi jail as Pakistan government detained him for three months under a preventive detention law.Under international and media glare More

Ensure reversal of Lakhvi bail, India tells Pak


Modi says Lakhvi’s bail has come as shock to all those who believe in humanityNew Delhi, Dec 19:  India Friday asked Pakistan to ensure immediate reversal of the bail granted to Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi as an outraged Parliament denounced the development, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said More

Pakistan army kills 32 militants in Khyber Valley



Islamabad, Dec 19: At least 32 militants were killed by Pakistan army in the restive northwest region bordering Afghanistan, taking the number of terrorists killed to 89 after the Peshawar school massacre that left 148 people dead.The army targeted the rebels in Khyber valley when they were moving More

‘2 dreaded terrorists to be hanged anytime soon’


Islamabad, Dec 19: Authorities were Friday making final preparations to execute anytime soon two feared terrorists convicted for attacks at army headquarters and former army chief Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted the moratorium on the death sentences.The two are among 17 terrorists More

Schools in Punjab closed till January 3


Lahore, Dec 19: Pakistan government has ordered closure of all educational institutions in Punjab province fearing backlash from terrorists in the wake of its decision to execute hundreds of inmates on death row.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered the lifting of self-imposed moratorium on More

3 Jammu districts go to polls today

‘Security stepped up along IB, LoC’


Jammu, Dec 19:  Amid tight security, 20 assembly segments of Jammu region are going to polls in the fifth and last phase of state assembly polls on Saturday.A total of 213 candidates are in the fray for these constituencies spread over to three districts of Jammu region including Jammu, Kathua More

Mirwaiz urges Ulema, leaders to introspect


Srinagar, Dec 19: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said in the wake of massacre of students by Taliban suicide bombers in Peshawar on Tuesday, “it has become incumbent on Islamic leaders and Ulema to introspect and look for reasons why certain elements commit such crimes More

Geelani again barred from Friday prayers


Srinagar, Dec 19: Authorities Friday barred the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani from offering congregational prayers.In a statement, a spokesman of the conglomerate condemned the curbs on religious and political activities on Geelani.“Although Geelani was released for More

Yasin Malik shifted to SKIMS

Srinagar, Dec 19: The incarcerated chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik, who was re-arrested by police on December 16, has been shifted to SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura. “Police brought Yasin Malik to SKIMS on Thursday for necessary medical check More

‘Hand over shelter sheds to flood victims by January 1’

High Court directs JK Govt


Srinagar, Dec 19: The Jammu and Kashmir Friday directed the government to handover shelter sheds by January 1, 2015 to people whose houses were completely destroyed in the September floods. It also directed the government to pay rentals to families whose houses were damaged, by December 31. & More

Justice Vasantha Kumar to be new CJ of JK High Court


Srinagar, Dec 19: Decks have been cleared for appointment of Madras High Court Judge, Justice N Paul Vasantha Kumar, as next Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Greater Kashmir has learnt.Sources disclosed that the state government has conveyed its consent to the Government of India More

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Moderate quake in Doda district

Bhaderwah, Dec 19: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale today struck the Doda district, triggering panic among people. The quake hit the area around 3.45 am, a senior More

  • National

Azad meets Bangladesh prez

New Delhi, Dec 19: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad today met visiting Bangladesh president, Abdul Hamid at Rashtrapati Bhawan here. On the occasion, appreciating Bangladesh’s More

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2 dreaded terrorists to be hanged anytime soon in Pak

Lastupdate at : Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:32:13 IST

Islamabad, Dec 19: Authorities were today making final preparations to execute anytime soon two feared terrorists convicted for attacks at army headquarters and former army chief Pervez Musharraf, days More

  • Opinion

The Ruthless Barbarians

The indiscriminate killing of any human, black or white, man of faith or otherwise, equals to the destruction of entire mankind.



firdoussyed@yahoo.com        Barbaric is an understatement, inhuman too seems to not suffice; the perpetrators of Peshawar carnage are simply antihuman. How could they More

  • GK Magazine

The Blood that Freezes

In this state of complete numbness everything around appears skipping off its place



When Baghdad fell at the hands of Tatars, and people were mowed down like unwanted grass, one of the Muslim historians desisted to describe the dread. Reason; he thought posterity will take it as a fiction More

  • Editorial

Regional Security: A long Shot

The security of our kids demands that we all get together in fighting terror; terror of all kinds

Peshawar is a wake up call. The ghastly event must set us all thinking. It is not just about Pakistan, it is the entire region that is at risk. It is good to see the entire political and military leadership More

  • Business

Passport applicants crave for fresh appointments



Srinagar, Dec 19: While the online filing of passport application forms has made it convenient for the applicants elsewhere, in Kashmir it is quite opposite! The applicants here are finding it almost impossible More

  • Sports

‘Hockey players’ behaviour can affect cricket ties with India’


Lahore, Dec 19: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has said that the recent incident in India involving the national hockey team players can have adverse effects on the cricketing More

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  • Kashmir

Girl raped, murdered in Pulwama

Accused held; residents protest, seek stern punishment


Pulwama, Dec 19: Protests rocked Wanpora village in Pulwama district against the rape and murder of a girl who was missing for last several days. Police have arrested the accused, a tipper driver, and More

  • Srinagar City

Can police unmask culprits?

Sketching proves uphill task



Srinagar, Dec 19: Witnesses into the December 11 acid attack on a Law student have told police that one of the two car–borne culprits who threw corrosive liquid was wearing a mask,  a criminal planning More

  • Jammu

Elaborate security arrangements made for final phase: Rajendra

Assembly Polls


Jammu, Dec 19: Elaborate security arrangements have been made for security of polling booths and voters for smooth conduct of peaceful polling in fifth phase of elections in Jammu Division scheduled to More

  • South Asia

Pak Army, ISAF to target Fazlullah in drone attack: report


Islamabad, Dec 19: Pakistan army and US-led forces in Afghanistan have decided to target Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah using drones rather than a ground operation in the areas where he is believed More

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