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Facing up to Kashmir realities

@HKAdmin : 19-Oct-2010, 09:57 AM

His point that Kashmir is a dispute between two neighbours and must be recognised as such has evoked an angry outcry from Opposition parties, which implicitly accused the Chief Minister of pandering to secessionist sentiment. The volatile situation in the Valley is slowly returning to normal thanks to the concerted efforts of the Central and State governments to ease up security measures and to more...

Bandipore: One militant killed, another holed up in mosque

@HKAdmin : 19-Oct-2010, 09:57 AM

The encounter started when militants opened fire on the soldiers. In the retaliatory fire, one militant was killed and another got injured.The Army has cordoned off the mosque and asked the locals to try and persuade the injured militant to surrender. “The stand-off continues,” Superintendent of Police (SP), Bandipore, Sheikh Junaid said. “Since it is dark now, we have secured the area and more...

Curfew foils Hurriyat's protest march

@HKAdmin : 19-Oct-2010, 09:49 AM

Paramilitary soldiers stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar. Curfew was on Friday imposed in parts of Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama and Kupwara districts of Kashmir Valley. more...

JKLF to UK: Use friendly ties for resolving Kashmir problem

@HKAdmin : 19-Oct-2010, 09:48 AM

"Britain can help in resolving the problem by using its friendly ties with New Delhi and Islamabad," he said.

First secretary (political) in the British high commission in New Delhi, Victoria L Whitford, and the second political secretary in the UK mission in Islamabad, Sharon McDonald, called on Malik to get his views on the current situation in the Valley.

"We have come h more...

European Parliament ready to act as facilitator: PaK PM

@HKAdmin : 19-Oct-2010, 09:43 AM

Speaking at a press conference, the PaK premier, who recently returned from a foreign tour, described the role European Parliament was playing to finding a just solution to the issue for the sake of durable peace in South Asia as “bright and encouraging.” “The solution of Kashmir can unlock multi-sources for the prosperity of the peoples of Pakistan, India and Kashmir. All bittern more...

Panchayat elections in Kashmir - double edged sword for government

@HKAdmin : 19-Oct-2010, 09:43 AM

On one hand the state has been losing about 260 crores annually in Central assistance as Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir have not been held since 2001 and on the other hand the volatile situation in Kashmir may further deteriorate in view of the boycott call given by the separatists which is likely to be supported by the militants.

The Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Panchaya more...

Jammu and Kashmir, not Ayodhya, next on RSS agenda

@HKAdmin : 19-Oct-2010, 09:39 AM

“Kashmir is an inseparable and integral part of India,” Bhagwat said addressing the annual Vijaya Dashami rally at Reshimbaug grounds here. Its [Kashmir’s] accession to the country through an instrument of accession is final and non-negotiable, he said, in the context of the Centre’s efforts to begin a dialogue with different groups.

He said patronising separatist groups who a more...

Terrorism & Hindus don't go together: Bhagwat

@HKAdmin : 19-Oct-2010, 09:39 AM

"They shamefully abandoned all concerns. Till 4 pm of September 30, they talked of respecting the court verdict and immediately after, they renewed their efforts to create fear and mistrust in society," he said. While he knocked the Sangh Parivar's "secular" critics for anticipating a pro-mosque judgment, he said, "Now that the court has endorsed the belief that it was indeed the birthplace of L more...

Efforts to implement National Saffron Mission in J-K

@HKAdmin : 19-Oct-2010, 09:39 AM

"Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir (SKUASTK) has been assigned the job of making a comprehensive project for proper scientific implementation of National Saffron Mission," Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told a delegation of saffron growers yesterday. To enhance the growth of saffron, also called the golden crop, and extend research and extension capability t more...

Reality of cyber warfare By Lt. Gen. ( Rtd.) Daulat Singh

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 09:19 AM

The latest analysis, apart from citing threats in cyberspace, refers to dangers arising from the conflict in Afghanistan, the determined Chinese exercise to diversify its military prowess and the nuclear ambitions of Iran. As a Western analysis, it naturally devotes considerable attention to what is happening in China and North Korea, especially on the cyber front. Releasing the report, more...

Release poor from BPL trademark

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 09:16 AM

The system was modified in 1997. A list of 'excluded' household was made such as those having a car. The income of remaining households was assessed as previously. This system was an improvement. Certain rich were excluded. But dependence on the Government's policy direction and enumerator's whims continued.

An entirely different system was introduced in 2002. Assessment of inco more...

Kalabagh again IN AND AROUND J&K By D. Suba Chandran

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 09:13 AM

While the debate on the construction of Kalabagh dam and its opposition is nothing new, the current debate highlights the following: the divide between the provinces in Pakistan; efforts by a section within Punjab to exploit the existing situation to bulldoze the opposition to dam; strong views from Balochistan, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly the NWFP); and the failure to build more...

China 's game plan

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 09:09 AM

It has Islamabad's uses as long as it sees an enemy in us. It knows that India has emerged much stronger than it was in the 1960s and is the envy of the world as the largest democracy despite its numerous problems. China had tried to humour us too about five decades ago, played on our sentimental commitment towards regional and global peace and ended up betraying us in 1962. We should be grat more...

Evil in flames Dussehra festivities across Jammu

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 09:06 AM

The fire crackers lit up the skies and crowds burst into cheers as the effigies went up in flames on 'Vijayadashmi', marking the slaying of demon king Ravan of the erstwhile kingdom of Lanka by Lord Rama.

Dussehra, which also marks the end of scorching summer and heralding of winter, is preceded by nine auspicious days of Navaratra during which devotees pray, fast and feast. Ram more...

Insurance policies to be available at post offices

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 09:03 AM

It, however, said that in the case of metropolitan areas, head of Circle may approach IRDA for prior approval of further division in the circle as separate units to obtain licence to act as corporate agent in view of the large population. The DOP has divided the whole country into 22 postal circles for providing postal services.

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authorit more...

Omar for revival of sericulture in valley

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 09:00 AM

The Chief Minister said that historical documents are witness to the fact that Kashmir was the origin of silk and people throughout the world would purchase silk from Kashmir. He said that Kashmir’s silk has unique texture and charm, but unfortunately during last several decades very less attention has been given towards this sector.

He said he will ensure the Industries Department more...

Rather for safeguarding state’s revenue generation

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 08:58 AM

Speaking at a high level meeting, convened here today to assess the status of various cases which have affected revenue generation, Rather stressed on vigorous follow up to all such cases to get court stays vacated.

The meeting among others was attended by the Advocate General, Ishaq Qadri, Commissioner/Secretary Finance, Sudanshupanday, Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Khawaja B more...

Omar concerned about deterioration of Saffron industry

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 08:55 AM

They said it is a revolutionary Mission which will help all those who are dealing with Saffron to ameliorate their economical position, besides establishing market outlets through the country. They expressed gratitude to Omar Abdullah for fulfilling his promise and bringing new life to dead Saffron industry of Kashmir.

The Chief Minister while interacting with the growers said t more...

US angling for Kashmir: RSS

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 08:52 AM

The United States, he said, was looking for a safe passage from Afghanistan and secure foothold in Kashmir with the help of Pakistan. “We should move fast before this shadow of sinister international politics overtakes the Valley. We have to create atmosphere in Afghanistan favourable to our interests and strive to turn the situation in the Valley towards greater integration with the more...

Global companies turn to JK

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 08:49 AM

In the first place, the state government has received a proposal from Canadian government for job opportunities to more than 300 youth in the country’s fish industry, minister for Labor and Employment, Abdul Gani Malik told Greater Kashmir.

“There is a huge demand for skilled youth in the hospital industry in the Gulf countries. We are in touch with the authorities of the Ta more...