Friday, 25 Apr 2014
28 per cent vote in south Kashmir

At least 24 security personnel were injured in clashes during polling as poll boycott campaigners resorted to stone pelting in most of the areas, sources said."The tentative voter turnout for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency is 28 per cent which is slightly up from 27 per cent recorded in 2009 polls," Umang Narula, Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir, told reporters here.
Strong wave in favor of PDP suggest state is heading for better times: Baig
Strong wave in favor of PDP suggest state is heading for better times: Baig

Winding up his two days campaign visit of Karnah segment of Baramulla parliamentary constituency Baig said it is heartening to note that the people have now understood the NC’s exploitative politics which has cost the state dearly over the last 60 years. He said earlier though there was no alterative available to the NC which has resulted in its complete dominance and it is now after the emergence of the PDP in the political landscape of the state people have tasted real democracy.
Srinagar has to drive the movement for change: Mufti
Srinagar has to drive the movement for change: Mufti

“I am seeing that the State’s people in general and the youth in particular are energetically enthusiastic about change and I hope that the emancipated residents of Srinagar would be on the forefront of this movement in the interest of J&K’s political stability and economic prosperity,” Sayeed said while addressing a series of public meetings in Sonawar Assembly segment of Srinagar-Budgam Parliamentary constituency.
There’s no substitute to talks

Dismissing all the loud anti-Pakistan rhetoric coming from some rightwing groups in India during the ongoing electioneering, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit other day said that his country looks forward to engaging with India soon after the elections are over. Whosoever forms the government will be engaged with, he said, while exuding hope that even if Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister, he would continue with the policy of former NDA government
Sethi admits to ECB reservations over Latif appointment
Sethi admits to ECB reservations over Latif appointment

KARACHI: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi, has admitted that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was unhappy over Rashid Latif’s appointment as chief selector. Responding to Latif’s claim that the PCB was swayed by ECB’s stance, Sethi said he had offered the post to the former captain despite those reservations. “I nominated Rashid Latif as chief selector despite common knowledge that his support of Danish Kaneria's case was not appreciated by the British cricket establishment,” said Sethi in an interview. “If he had accepted the post he would have been a deterrent to corrupt elements in Pakistan cricket because of his power as chief selector to blacklist potentially corrupt players from the national team,” added Sethi.
Annual Group meeting of AICP-National Seed Project held
Annual Group meeting of AICP-National Seed Project held

Dr. M. Y. Zargar, Dean, Faculty of Horticulture, Dr. F. A. Zaki, Registrar, SKUAST-Kashmir Dr. Tasleem S. Ganai and various Heads of Divisions and Stations were also present in the meeting.
On the occasion, the Director Research, SKUAST-Kashmir, Prof. Shafiq A. Wani highlighted the significances of the Seed Research vis-a-vis conducting the Annual Group Meeting 2014.
So ‘Unknown Gunmen’ are back!

Once again, the ‘unknown gunmen’ have come back to haunt Kashmir and the ruthlessness with which they have gone about their bloody business of targeting sarpanchs clearly indicates that this time they mean serious business. And with more than 30 sarpanchs reportedly tendering their ‘resignations’ in order to save themselves from the wrath of these gunmen, those who ordered these killings must be euphoric for succeeding in conveying the message they wanted to without even having had to disclose their identity.
Where is Kashmir’s much touted normalcy?

For some months now, the media and influential members of Delhi’s civil society have been speaking of the return of normalcy in Kashmir. In pure security terms ‘normalcy’ could be defined as the relative absence of violence, the enhanced confidence of society and the rekindling of hope.
The Bard for all times
The Bard for all times

Much more recently, under the auspices of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), that very play has been performed as an African tragedy, to widespread accolades. The play, as Shakespeare wrote it up, building on the details passed on by the historian Plutarch, revolves around the assassination of a burgeoning tyrant and the eventual comeuppance of his chief assassins.
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