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Date: 15 Apr 2014

NEW DELHI: India has voiced its concern to China over its plan to build a multi-billion-dollar economic corridor to Pakistan through Azad Kashmir, even as it assured Beijing of its commitment to consolidate strategic bilateral ties.

“We have raised this issue and raised our concerns not (only) this time, we have made them known earlier.



Date: 15 Apr 2014

Srinagar: Terming National Conference a story of broken promises Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said NC has not been able to fulfill a single promise to the people from ‘Raishumari’ (plebiscite) to ration

Addressing numerous roadside meetings at Noorabad segment of Anantanag constituency Mehbooba said NC has a history of taking the people for granted by not fulfilling the promises



Date: 15 Apr 2014

Srinagar: For the third consecutive day Tuesday, Khrew area of south Pulwama district observed a complete shutdown against the killing of two Pakistan militants in a fierce encounter with forces.



Date: 15 Apr 2014

Scooter of PDP worker set on fire

Srinagar: Panic gripped in Jamalat area of Old Srinagar City when unidentified persons during the dead of the night hurled petrol bombs on two National Conference workers. Soon after attacking the houses of workers, these unknown persons set a scooter of People’s Democratic Party worker on fire in the same area.



 
Date: 15 Apr 2014

Khansahab: Much to the amusement of National Conference supporters, party patron Dr Farooq Abdullah surprised folk dancers when he joined them and danced to their tunes at Rawalpora Khansahab in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday.



Date: 15 Apr 2014

Srinagar: Stating that no third country militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad said that only Pakistan based outfits are active in the region.

The police chief stated that most of the militants operating in valley hail from Punjab area of Pakistan and there are no reports with the security establishment



Date: 15 Apr 2014

Srinagar: Continuing with its election boycott campaign, Hurriyat Conference leaders led by Shabir Ahmad Shah today addressed various areas of Tral. The leaders included Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, representatives of Muslim League Bilal Ahmad Shah



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Features   Opinions
Date: 15 Apr 2014

Abdul Hamid Mir

On a sunny weekend of March 2014, the local postman served me an envelope from India International Friendship Society- a New Delhi based NGO. The envelope contained an “official” letter from the NGO along with a beautifully designed pamphlet showing the achievements of the org. After opening the letter,



Date: 15 Apr 2014

Srinagar: One among the two militants killed in an encounter with forces at South Kashmir’s Khrew was involved in an attack on an army convoy on the outskirts of Srinagar city, last year, sources said on Tuesday.

Official sources told GNS that the two militants who were killed in an encounter at Khrew area of Pampore have been identified as Usman Gore and Abu Hamza.



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Date: 14 Apr 2014

By: Azam Inqilabi

In July 1989, the group of four expeditionists including myself crossed the LOC in Mendhar sector at about 2 a.m. (night) and, after descending the precipitous ridge we halted for emergency interaction and assessment. Raoof Kashmiri furtively whispered, “The guide in the nearby pasture will escort you to the Poonch-Jammu highway where you will board a bus;



Date: 14 Apr 2014

Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani

At a time when common man and woman (youth in particular) in India are in the process of electing their representatives, leaders in the Valley have a ‘for’ and ‘against’ narrative in taking part or boycotting these elections. A boycott or the exercise of none of the above (NOTA) may make a sense in the Valley and taking into account the previous elections has its own risks.



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Interviews   Human Rights
Date: 9 Mar 2014

Chief Patron of JK Mahaz-e-Azaadi, Azam Inqilabi, discusses various aspects of present Kashmir situation and possible solutions with Precious Kashmir Correspondent Aaqib Javeed. Here are the excerpts.



Date: 27 Feb 2014

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq emerged as the consensus leader who represented Kashmiri interests during the dialogue process between India and Pakistan from 2003 to 2007. The parleys had almost pulled off a solution to the Kashmir issue, a fact now attested to by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. In an exclusive interview to Riyaz Wani the moderate Hurriyat chairman



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Date: 15 Apr 2014

Koul Commission aghast

Shopian: Taking a dig on police, the one-man Commission probing Gagrin killings at the hands of CRPF personnel in South Kashmir’s Shopian district Tuesday said that the Commission has failed to understand what the Jammu and Kashmir police official is doing in Chandigarh for such a long time and why he has failed to produce the report before the Commission



Date: 13 Apr 2014

Directs issuance of passport to Anantnag man whose story belies govt claims

Marouf Ahmad Parray

Srinagar: A father cannot be made to suffer for any act attributable to his son, the J&K High Court has ruled while directing authorities to issue passport to a 58-year-old man



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AJK   Asia
Date: 14 Apr 2014

Hameed Shaheen

LAHORE: Veteran Kashmiri leader Mujahid-e-Awwal Dr Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan has been paid rich tributes by the speakers in a joint seminar held by MSF Pakistan/World Assembly of Muslim Youth for his commitment to the ideology of Pakistan and his role in practically beginning Kashmir struggle on August 23, 1947. Khwaja Saad Rafique,



Date: 7 Apr 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: U S ambassador to Pakistan Mr Richard G Olson will visit Muzaffarabad on April 10, 2014 for one-day, dependable sources told Monday here. It is usual that foreign missions' incharges based in Islamabad pay periodic visits to the capital of AJK government.



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Date: 15 Apr 2014

ISLAMABAD A delegation of National Youth Parliament Pakistan met Shah Mehmood Qureshi, ex foreign Minister and Senior PTI leader at dinner. The seating included a healthy discussion of the young parliamentarians and the chief guest and an introduction of NYPP and all its members.



Date: 8 Apr 2014

Islamabad: Festivity highlighted with presence of Ambassadors of various countries including Ambassador from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Cuba, Palestine, Deputy Cultural Affairs Attaché -US Embassy, Deputy Cultural Counselor Egypt, Deputy Cultural Counselor Embassy of Iran along with stalls of French Cultural Centre and European Commission,



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Europe   World
Date: 5 Apr 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom, who has warmer ties with the Muslim world, is planning to introduce according-to-sharia loans for students in the universities. The actual announcement to this effect was made by Prime Minister David Cameron last year in his address to the World Islamic Economic Forum in London, report latest international media.



Date: 2 Apr 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: Following Russia's annexation of Crimea drawing bitter criticism from the European power grid, NATO, and the global player, USA, all indicators are available for emergence of new tense internationalism, beginning of an early 'cold war'.



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Date: 15 Apr 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: International reports referring to certain documents classified as leaked ones point to a possible military attack on Syria. Iran's PressTV says: " The pro-Israeli government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making diplomatic and military preparations for military intervention in Syria, leaked documents show.



Date: 11 Apr 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: According to United Nations Crime Agency report about half a million people have been murdered across the globe in the year 2012. Unfolding the figures UN report says 4,37,0000 persons were murdered in 2012 as a result of



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