• TOP STORIES

Geelani’s 5-points accepted: Omar

‘Interlocutors Have Declared Kashmir A Dispute’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 11: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that New Delhi had already accepted the 5-points put forward by the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani.“Three interlocutors appointed by New Delhi have already declared Kashmir as a dispute and they have acknowledged More


Official apathy mars world’s highest Golf Course

5 Years On, Gulmarg Turf Still Incomplete

FAHEEM ASLAM

Gulmarg, Nov 11: It has been over five years since the Jammu and Kashmir government conceived a plan to ‘modernize’ the world’s highest Golf Course here in a bid to give fillip to the tourism sector by promoting Gulmarg as a ‘favourite’ Golfing destination. But as on date, the work on the prized turf More


Lift Jamia siege: Mufti to Govt

‘State Power Being Misused’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 11: Calling upon the government to end the Friday siege of Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed has said banning Jumma prayers was an unprecedented assault on people’s liberties.In a statement today, he condemned the continued denial of freedom More


5th floor of Jamarat bridge opens for pilgrims

Kaaba Key-Keeper Passes Away

AGENCIES

Jeddah, Nov 11: Saudi government has thrown open the fifth floor of the Jamarat bridge for Hajj 2010. The bridge has been completed at a cost of SR 4.2 billion and is 950-meter-long and 80 meters wide. Pilgrims can reach the top floor of the multi-level structure with the help of escalators and stairs More


Survey to assess JK’s eco-degradation

To Evaluate Ill-Effects Of Haphazard Development

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Nov 11: After years of dilly-dallying, the State Government has finally kick-started preparations for the State of Environment Report (SOER), a mandatory survey aimed to assess damage to the environment and integrate safeguards in the socio-economic planning and developmental activities More


Troopers on beating spree in Pattan, 20 injured

Partial Strike In Valley

WASIM KHALID

Srinagar, Nov 11: Following Wednesday’s shootout in north Kashmir’s Pattan town in which two CRPF personnel were killed, at least 20 persons were injured when troopers and police allegedly went on a beating spree in the area on Thursday. Six persons were also detained from the neighbouring Palhallan More


Govt likely to allow Friday prayers in Jamia

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 11: Under fire for disallowing congregational prayers in Jamia Masjid Srinagar, the Government would likely allow prayers in Kashmir’s biggest masjid on Friday.“In view of the normalizing situation, we may allow the Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid,” a police official said.  More


Mirwaiz, Shahid placed under house arrest

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 11: Authorities on Thursday placed the chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and his close aide Shahid-ul-Islam under house arrest. “A huge contingent of police and paramilitary CRPF troopers cordoned off Mirwaiz’s Nageen residence this evening and informed More




  • Opinion

Beyond bandh calls and hartals

ANALYSIS

IT'S THE TIME TO RETHINK OUR METHODS OF RESISTANCE, WRITES FIDA IQBAL

Dominating mindset and consequent struggle for existence have always got mankind into vortex of conflict since ages. In a situation of conflict well defined lines are drawn between exploiters and the exploited More



  • Op-Ed

Not myth, but the truth of migration

FEEDBACK

P.L.AIMA RESPONDS TO PROF. M A SOFI’S ARTICLE ABOUT PANDIT MIGRATION

PROF M.A Sofi calls migration a myth in his write-up (GK 29/10/2010). Perhaps he feels that the Pandits have gone on a pleasure trip. He has raised a number of issues in his write up which are partly correct More




  • Letters

Of language politics and cultural invasion

This refers to the article titled “The language politics” by Firdous Syed. The constitution of Jammu and Kashmir has recognized Urdu as the official language. It seems that even state government  More



  • Friday Focus

The Index of Taqwa

PROF G R MALIK

A friend complained to me, with visibly heartfelt pain, that he had been pleading with a non-Muslim friend to study Islam but the latter turned down the proposal with an indifference bordering on superciliousness More



  • Kashmir

Mirwaiz Umar hails peoples’ commitment

‘Don’t Prevent People From Offering Friday Prayers’

Srinagar, Nov 11: The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday  hailed the unwavering association and commitment of Kashmiris with the movement despite facing  tremendous More



  • Srinagar City

CIVILIAN COLONIES IN CANTONMENT AREA

RESIDENTS SKEPTICAL ABOUT BOARD’S ROLE IN MANAGING THEM

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, Nov 11: The colonies within four kilometres from city centre and fall under Cantonment jurisdiction present picture of neglect and apathy on part of the board that manages the sanitation and More




  • Jammu

Interact with Ladakhi students: ALSJAC to interlocutors

Jammu, Nov 11: The Ladakh students Associations have asked the interlocutors appointed by the Centre to interact with the Ladakhi student leaders in Jammu. Addressing a news conference here, the Association More



  • Business

JK makes presentation on tourism at PATWA, London

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 11: At the Pacific Area Travel Writers’ Association (PATWA), a part of the World Tourism Mart London, J&K made a video presentation themed ‘Challenges in the Tourism faced by Natural More



  • News

Hunooz Dilli Door Ast: Qureshi

INDIA's UNSC QUEST

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Nov 11: India might be upbeat about US President Barack Obama's recent endorsement for a permanent UNSC seat, but Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has only one message for the More




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