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Chillai Kalan begins today

More Chilly Days Ahead, Dry Spell To Continue

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Dec 20: Even as the coldest period of Kashmir winter -Chillai Kalan- is setting in from Tuesday, there is no sign of change in the dry weather situation with weatherman forecasting the chilly conditions to continue for days ahead.The 40-day long Chillai Kalan would be followed by 20 More


Cabinet meet today

Panel On New Administrative Units To Get Extension

SUMIT HAKHOO

Jammu, Dec 20: Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to give three months extension to a high level committee constituted to examine demand for the creation of new administrative units in the state.Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that the matter would be taken up in the state cabinet, scheduled More


Student arrested after ‘identification’ on YouTube

WASIM KHALID

Srinagar, Dec 20: The police have found a new tool to identify the people involved in anti-Government protests in the six month long unrest- social networking sites like YouTube, Facebook besides video clips and photos provided by various agencies.In the first such arrest, police claims they have More


DARKER DAYS AHEAD

As Valley Shivers, PDD To Impose Fresh Power Cuts

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Dec 20: Dark hours in Kashmir are likely to grow longer in coming days as the state’s Power Development Department (PDD) has decided to revise its power curtailment program imposing more pesky electricity cuts.PDD has already started trial run of the new riling power curtailment schedule More


Omar for dovetailing development schemes

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 20: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah while presiding over the Budgam District Development Board meeting Tuesday emphasized for overall development of the district so that the district which is located very near to the capital city is able to find its deserving position in all fields of development More


Finally, Srinagar Airport to get latest landing gear

Airports Authority Calibrating ILS Today

FAHEEM ASLAM

Srinagar, Dec 20: After years of delay, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is all set to calibrate the Instrumentation Landing System (ILS) at the Srinagar International Airport on Tuesday to facilitate easy landing of aircraft in low visibility conditions.Highly placed sources disclosed to More


Air Force Base or International Airport?

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 20: The identity of the Srinagar Airport continues to remain doubtful. A prominent airline ticket booking web portal, www.yatra.com, is taking the flyers by surprise by mentioning the Srinagar International Airport as “Srinagar Air Force Base” while More


R&B Department executes works without tendering

RTI Exposes Wrongdoings; Minister Assures Action

FAHEEM ASLAM

Srinagar, Dec 20: The maxim ‘rules are for fools’ seems to be the hallmark of the Roads and Buildings Department in Jammu and Kashmir.A cursory look at the official documents, furnished under the Right to Information Act, reveal that in the past two years, the Department has undertaken scores More




  • Opinion

The moral dilemma

Are Stone Pelters “The Real Heroes”?

VIEWPOINT BY JUNAID AZIM MATTU

A lecturer at Gandhi College in Kashmir recently asked his students to answer a rather controversial and politically charged question in an exam paper – “Are stone-pelters the real heroes?”. I wrote an More



  • Op-Ed

Why Leaks? Who knows?

BEHIND THE SCENE

IS IT ALL AN AFFAIR ORCHESTRATED BY THOSE WHO WANT TO REACH NEAR THE TARGET BEFORE THEY HIT IT - POINT BLANK, COMMENTS INAM UL REHMAN

The first thing in journalism that is told to a student is to doubt the person who provides you the information. The sensation that WikiLeaks created in ‘releasing’ the ‘secret’ document of US diplomats More




  • Letters

Brick kilns – too dangerous for our health

Jammu & Kashmir is the only place where you will find the iron chimneys (moving chimneys) being still used in the brick kilns while in all the states of India you will find that fixed chimneys (cemented More



  • Editorial

Change Financial Calendar

It will be hard to deny. The situation that obtained in the valley from July to October during the current year took a heavy toll of trade and development. Hardly twenty percent of allocated funds were More



  • Kashmir

Govt wakes up to restore Dal’s main outflow channel

LAWDA starts dredging in Chuntkul

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 20: After a deep slumber the authorities have finally launched a massive dredging drive to restore the glory of Chuntkul, the main outflow channel of Dal Lake.  Officials said the decision More



  • Srinagar City

Children hospital loo serves as garbage dump

Patients at risk of infection, admin in slumber

AIJAZ MIR

Srinagar, Dec 20: Valley’s sole children hospital at Sonawar is again in news for wrong reasons. This time the hospitalized patients including puerperal mothers have no options but to bear the unhygienic More




  • Jammu

Wildlife wardens to give on spot compensation to victims: Altaf

MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT

Jammu, Dec 20: The Forest Minister, Mian Altaf Ahmad today approved delegation of powers to the Wildlife Wardens for on the spot disbursement of compensation to the victims of man-animal conflict.  More



  • Business

Alto K10 rolled out in Valley

JK’s leading automobile dealerships launch car under single banner

SAMAAN LATEEF

Srinagar, Dec 20: Country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India Limited Monday rolled out its much-awaited Alto K10 in the Valley. J&K’s three leading automobile dealerships Jamkash Vehicleads, More



  • News

Police recruitment mired in corruption: Pillai

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 20: Police recruitment in almost every state is mired in "corruption" and aspirants do not get jobs as constables and sub-inspectors unless "money" is paid, Union Home Secretary Gopal K More




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