R K Singh plotted Guru’s execution: Dr Farooq

‘I am filing charge-sheet against him; India will disintegrate if Modi comes to power’


Srinagar, Apr 20:  In a new twist to the secret execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru, National Conference president and Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah Sunday accused the former Union Home Secretary R K Singh of plotting Guru’s execution without informing the union cabinet ministers from the state More

PDP files complaint against Farooq over ‘threatening remarks’

‘Application forwarded to District Election Officer for report’


Srinagar, Apr 20: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a complaint with police against National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah over his alleged threat against PDP leaders. Police said it has forwarded the complaint to District Election Officer (DEO) Srinagar for his views More

Omar smells rat in ‘emissaries’ row

‘There is something fishy about the whole issue’


Islamabad (Anantnag), Apr 20: Smelling rat behind the raging controversy over Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s claim that Narendra Modi sent emissaries to him and subsequent denial by BJP, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said there seems to be something fishy about the whole issue. “Daal Mein Zaroor More

JK set for historic change: Mufti

‘New Govt at Centre should renew peace process’


Anantnag, April 20:  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday said J&K is at the crossroads of historic opportunity for change. He expressed the hope that the new government at the Centre would carry forward the peace process with Pakistan in the interest of people More

Mufti couldn’t prevent Bhat’s hanging: Lone


Kupwara, Apr 20: People’s Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone Sunday rubbished PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s claim that he would not have allowed Afzal Guru to be hanged if he was the Chief Minister at that time. Lone said Mufti was the president of Congress party in the state when JKLF founder More

Azad to campaign for Beg


Srinagar, Apr 20: Senior Congress leader and Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is arriving here tomorrow to campaign for Dr Mehboob Beg, the coalition candidate for Anantnag Parliamentary seat. Azad is scheduled to address public meetings in Kokernag and Dooru assembly segments of south Kashmir More

Exercise restraint: Malik to Hurriyat factions


Srinagar, Apr 20: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Sunday appealed both factions of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to “exercise restraint and stop hostilities.” In a statement, JKLF spokesman quoting Malik, who is in More

KCSDS asks separatists to avoid bickering


Srinagar, Apr 20: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) has expressed dismay over what it termed “unsavory happenings” in the separatist camp.  “We the concerned members of civil society notice with grave concern the public articulation of differences among various leaders More

  • Briefs

Coalition rally in Sopore aborted


Sopore, April 20:  Leaders of National Conference–Congress coalition Sunday failed to hold a rally in Sopore after stiff resistance by a group of youth, who reached the rally venue amid pro-freedom More

  • National

BJP reprimands Giriraj for his Pak-centric comment

Opposition asks EC for strong action against him


New Delhi, Apr 20: The controversial statement by BJP’s front-ranking leader and former minister in Bihar Giriraj Singh that who wish to stop Modi juggernaut will only have place in Pakistan has let the More

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  • Opinion

Looking Beyond May

Can the State Constituent Assembly be resurrected is a big question



Some journalists in New Delhi have written epitaphs on Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and Congress. They have started seeing rise of Narendra Modi as new star on India’s political horizons; that is going to translate More

  • GKeducation&career

Outsourcing Parenthood

Why should a customized playroom replace the wonderful warmth of mother's lap?



Zoologists say crows, cuckoos and some other birds don't take the trouble of parenting. They lay eggs in some nests of other birds and leave them to be hatched and raised there. This behavior is called More

  • Letters

Why vote?

Politics in Kashmir has always been a compound of ritualistic treats descending down from medieval times, traditions followed and certain modern thoughts of political philosophy.  It can be said with More

  • Editorial

What campaign is this?

One can still hope that the parties would get their act together

The ongoing poll scene is getting murkier by the day. The parties in the fray spend most of their campaign time running each other down which sometimes degenerates into threats, abuse and invective. A More

  • Business

Wrong Idea sir ji! Shahtoosh passes ring test, not Pashmina

Kashmir Inc threatens legal action against cellular company


Srinagar, Apr 20: In a classic case of ignorance and misinformation, Idea Cellular is misleading people in India about Pashmina. Though its ad the company suggests that pure Pashmina should pass ring test More

  • Sports

'Community halls to have reading room, gymnasium'

Srinagar, Apr 20: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Shah on Sunday said that all the community halls in the city would be equipped gymnasium and reading room facilities. Speaking at the concluding More

  • Is Anybody Listening?


Potholed roadsThis refers to the dilapidated roads of Kangan constituency where people are suffering immensely for the last three years due to bad condition of roads. The roads are full of potholes and More

  • GK Social

  • ePaper

  • Kashmir

JK’s EPIC performance worst in India

911011 voters without photo identity cards


Srinagar, Apr 20: Jammu and Kashmir has recorded poorest performance among all States in completing the exercise to provide Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) to its voters.The state comprising six More

  • Srinagar City

Police kills stray horse on rampage, dogs spared


Srinagar, Apr 20: Targeting civilians could be easy in this conflict-zone that has witnessed around one lakh killings in the past over two decades, but to kill a mad horse on rampage Sunday wasn’t any More

  • Jammu

2 die, 7 injured in highway mishap


RAMBAN, Apr 20: Two persons, including a tourist, died and seven others were injured in a road mishap on Jammu-Srinagar highway, near here on Sunday. Police said Taveera (JKO1R-9330) en route for More

  • South Asia

Abdullah ahead in new Afghan vote results

Kabul, Apr 20: New partial results released in Afghanistan's presidential election show candidate Abdullah Abdullah still is the  front-runner, though a runoff election will be likely. Ahmad More

  • World

Submerged Korean ferry toll 58


Jindo (South Korea), Apr 20: Divers retrieved the first bodies today from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized  four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angered More

  • Cricket

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