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Clashes erupt in Old City after Friday prayers

Clashes erupt in Old City after Friday prayers Pictures By/ Zargar Zahoor Srinagar, September 4: (GNS) Violent clashes between youths and government forces erupted in Old City after Friday prayers leaving 6 persons injured. Eyewitnesses told Srinagar-based news GNS that dozens of youths assembled in Nowhatta after congregation prayers and staged anti-India and pro-freedom protests. The

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State

Kohli reviews developmental works in Kalakote

Kohli reviews developmental works in Kalakote Stresses for expediting ongoing projects RAJOURI, SEPTEMBER 04:  To review the financial and physical achievements of various departments under the district plan, state plan and other centrally sponsored schemes in the district, Minister for Transport, Ch. Abdul Ghani Kohli today chaired a meeting of district officers at Dak Bunglow

Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue at UN

Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue at UN United Nations: PTI Pakistan has again raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at the UN, telling a global conference of parliamentarians here that it is time for a plebiscite under the world body for the Kashmiri people. “Outstanding disputes continue to fester in the region preventing

4 militants, army commando killed, 3 troopers injured in Handwara gunfight

4 militants, army commando killed, 3 troopers injured in Handwara gunfight Asif Iqbal Srinagar, Sep 03 (GNS): Four militants and an army commando were killed in an encounter at Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday. A senior defence ministry officer told GNS that army’s 6 RR on a tip off, launched cordon-and-search

Srinagar

CRPF trooper dies, ASI among 2 injured in Ganderbal

CRPF trooper dies, ASI among 2 injured in Ganderbal Sheikh Junaid Srinagar, Sep 03 (GNS): A Paramilitary CRPF trooper died and two others including a civilian were injured in a road mishap at Wasun area of Ganderbal in central Kashmir on Thursday. A police officer told GNS that a speedy car (Alto- JK01R-5208) hit two

Jammu

Sports mela organised at Mendhar

Sports mela organised at Mendhar

Sports mela organised at Mendhar M S Nazki Mendhar, Sep. 04: Continuing with the aim of encouraging sports in rural areas, Department of Youth Services and Sports, Poonch alongwith Sarpanch Association of Mendhar have organised a three days mega sports event ‘Mendhar Rural Sports Mela’ in remote area of Mendhar with the support of 37 Rashtriya

National

‘Talks and terror will not go together’

‘Talks and terror will not go together’ Agencies New Delhi, Sep 03: BJP on Thursday accused Pakistan of encouraging “frivolous action” by cancelling NSA-level talks with India over Hurriyat meeting and said Government has made it clear that there has to be a direct dialogue between the two and talks and terror will not go

World

US to provide attack helicopters to Pakistan: Report

US to provide attack helicopters to Pakistan: Report Agencies Islamabad, Aug 29: The US has decided to provide Ah-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Pakistan to sharpen up its counter-terrorism efforts, a media report said today. The Department of Defence has already awarded nearly USD 58 million in contract to Bell Helicopter for providing the choppers

Musharraf agreed in 2000 to low-key UN resolutions on Kashmir: US cable

Musharraf agreed in 2000 to low-key UN resolutions on Kashmir: US cable

Musharraf agreed in 2000 to low-key UN resolutions on Kashmir: US cable KG Web Desk Washington, Sep. 04: A US State Department cable declassified this week shows that in May 2000 the Musharraf government was willing to “low-key” UN resolutions on Kashmir to improve relations with India. A passage about this is included in a secret

Quake-Hit Nepal to Train 50,000 Workers for Reconstruction

KATHMANDU: Earthquake-hit Nepal will train 50,000 workers to help carry out reconstruction, the finance minister said, the biggest skill development program in the country’s history as economic growth is expected to fall to the slowest rate in eight years. The impoverished country says it needs $6.6 billion to rebuild after twin earthquakes in April and

Sports

High Court orders CBI probe in JKCA scam

High Court orders CBI probe in JKCA scam Srinagar, Sep 03 (GNS): The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today ordered CBI investigation into the alleged embezzlement of over Rs 113 crore funds in J&K Cricket Association. With National Conference patron and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah as accused, the alleged scam was investigated by a

High Court orders CBI probe in JKCA scam

High Court orders CBI probe in JKCA scam Srinagar, Sep 03 (GNS): The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today ordered CBI investigation into the alleged embezzlement of over Rs 113 crore funds in J&K Cricket Association. With National Conference patron and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah as accused, the alleged scam was investigated by a

Ahead of World Cup qualifiers, FIFA suspends Indonesian Football Association

After the ban, Indonesia will not be eligible to compete in the next round of qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. By: Reuters The Indonesian Football Association has been suspended by soccer’s world governing body FIFA because of government interference in the Southeast Asian country’s national league. The ban, which takes effect immediately, means Indonesia

Wimbledon: Two-time champ Rafa Nadal crashes out in second round

Wimbledon: Two-time champ Rafa Nadal crashes out in second round

Wimbledon: Two-time champ Rafa Nadal crashes out in second round London, July 03: AFP| 2008 and 2010 Wimbledon champion and five-time finalist Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown on Thursday, marking his fourth successive early exit at the All England Club. Nadal slumped to a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4,

Briefs

Lashkar pays tributes to slain militants

Lashkar pays tributes to slain militants KG News Desk Srinagar, Sep 04: While paying rich tributes to militants killed in recent past, Lashkar-i-Toiba chief Mehmood Shah has said that India can succeed in its efforts to weaken freedom movement in Kashmir. In a statement issued here, he said that India is adopting various strategies like spreading

Editorial

hc

Welcome decision

Welcome decision  The J&K High Court has directed government to nominate former judges as chairman of a committee for fixation of fee structure of the private schools in the state. On 7 May 2013 government had passed an order about the constitution of the fee fixation panel to be headed by a retired judge of

Opinion

RTI Act

An insight into RTI Act

An insight into RTI Act A move towards excellence in administration Author: Sheezan Reshi    Introduction: Public involvement not only enhances the quality of governance but also promotes transparency and accountability in government functioning. But in reality how can citizens take part in governance? How can the public understand how decisions are being made? How can

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