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State Govt, GoI Pass Buck On Non-Implementation
Srinagar, Dec 19: A key recommendation of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s panel constituted last year to suggest measures for enhancing employment opportunities in Jammu and Kashmir is fizzling out with both state and government of India passing the buck over non-implementation of the special education More
Met Office Forecast Snowfall, Rain
Srinagar, Dec 19: Kashmir continued to shiver due to biting cold with the minimum temperature across the valley dropping several degrees below the freezing point even as the weather department forecast light to moderate snow at many places in the Valley.The cold wave across Kashmir valley has More
Traffic Deptt Oppose Conversion Of Open Spaces Into Parking Lots
Srinagar, Dec 19: The state’s Traffic Department is opposing the conversion of open spaces in the city into paid parking lots, arguing that it only contributes to the choking of the markets rather than facilitating decongestion.“Present parking policy in the city is not commensurate with the parking More
Srinagar, Dec 19: Several individuals and lower-rung officials of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) are found distributing SMC receipts to turn many open spaces into parking areas unauthorisedly.This reporter was asked to pay for parking outside the De Linz Restaurant near Sher-e-Kashmir More
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 19: Work in the High Court and its subordinate courts remained suspended on Monday in the wake of strike call given by Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association against the transfer of registration powers to Revenue department.“Work remained suspended in all the courts today against More
‘Capable Of Addressing Difference Of Opinion As Per Democratic Norms’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 19: Brushing aside the reports of mismatch in its perception on infiltration, the Army Monday said that infiltration attempts would increase in coming months “to bolster the dwindling militant cadres in the Valley.” It also said that the Army command is capable of addressing the issues More
Farooq’s 'Lucrative' Initiative In Nineties Fell Flat
ARIF SHAFI WANI
Srinagar, Dec 19: While Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has welcomed opening of cinema halls in Kashmir to revive the entertainment industry in the Valley, a similar initiative by the state government in the late ‘90s, bolstered with lucrative financial package, had fallen flat. The owners of the cinema More
‘Cop Depicted As Oppressor In Textbook’
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Srinagar, Dec 19: The authorities of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) have landed in trouble for publishing graphic of an "oppressor" resembling a "policeman" in Standard-I school text book.Police have registered the case under sections 124-A RPC (sedition), 120-B RPC (criminal More
Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) is organizing a debate “Why Dr Fai Being tortured?” at Hyderpora here on December 24, Saturday, from 1 pm to 4 pm, with the amalgam chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani in chair.  More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Dec 19: A bill to digitalise cable TV was passed by Parliament today with the government saying it would be beneficial for all stakeholders, including consumers and cable operators. The More
Hajj aspirants duped by a private tour operator stage protest in Srinagar on Monday. Police arrested the main accused, Fabiyan Gilkar, in connection with the case from Rajasthan on Sunday. Mubashir
Men in full winter gear warm themselves on city outskirts in Srinagar on Monday. Mubashir Khan/GK
Fisherwomen and a paramilitary CRPF man take a brisk walk on a chilly winter afternoon in Srinagar on Sunday. Habib Naqash/GK
Chairman of Peoples Conference and senior Hurriyat (M) leader Bilal Gani Lone addresses a gathering at Janbazpora Baramulla in north Kashmir on Sunday.
A view of river Jehlum on hazy winter afternoon captured by GK lensman Mubashir Khan.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in deep conversation with Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh at a function held at University of Kashmir on Saturday. Mubashir Khan/GK
A fast moving vehicle overturned on Mughal Road at Shopian in south Kashmir on Saturday.
Santa Claus arrives in Jammu ahead of Christmas. Mir Imran/GK
JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik addresses a gathering at Jinab Sahib Soura on city outskirts on Friday.
Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addresses a rally at Sopore, 50 kms from Srinagar, in north Kashmir on Friday.
Mirwaiz south Kashmir, Qazi Yasir, leads a protest march against seizure of TeH calendars at Islamabad in south Kashmir on Friday. Sajad Munwardi/GK
A magnificent view of Bagh-e-Bahu captured by GK lensman Mir Imran.
Labourers burn dry leaves, used as a fuel during winter in Kashmir, at SK Park in Srinagar on Thursday. Aman Farooq/GK
Chairman of Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani addresses a news conference at his Haiderpora residence in Srinagar on Tuesday. Mubashir Khan/GK
Prof. Soz, where do you stand?
IMPRESSIONS BY BINOO JOSHI
Pradesh Congress Committee President Saif-ud-Din Soz is a scholar with credible credentials in politics, too. But, at times, he says something, or keeps quiet even on More
- GK Magazine
MUGHAL SARAI SHADIMARG IS A LIVING EXAMPLE OF PUBLIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE APATHY
SHADIMARG CALLING BY SYED AADIL
Shadimarg- a remote village 10 kilometers away from Pulwama is one of the historical villages of Kashmir deriving its origin from the supreme Mughal Empire who used to stay for a night or two during their More
This refers to the article 'Academic excellence: A thing of the past” by Akhtar Hussain Mir. I am deeply impressed by the views of the writer. Being a college student, I have been observing this situation More
It is saddening that the city that had inspired Francis Bernier first European to enter Kashmir in 1665 to write, ‘In truth, the Kashmir surpasses in beauty all that my warmest imagination had anticipated More
Asks youth to set up income generating units in AH sector
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Dec 19: Minister for Sheep and Animal Husbandry, Aga Syed Ruhullah has said that Animal Husbandry industry has vast income generating potential and educated youth should set up self income generating More
6TH ALL INDIA INVITATIONAL CUP-ORISSA
MUSHTAQ HAILS TEAM
Srinagar Dec 19: Adding another milestone to its cap the highflying JK Bank football team made whole state proud by lifting prestigious 6th All India Invitational Cup, defeating hosts Sambalpur Sports More
CONSUMERS THREATEN TO WITHHOLD TARIFF
Bandipora, Dec 19: Scores of people today staged a demonstration in Bandipora district against the erratic power supply in the area. The inhabitants of town and its adjoining villages complained More
- Srinagar City
2 load carriers, Gypsy crash near Pir Bagh bridge
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, Dec 19: With the Traffic Police miserably failing to keep check on the movement of tippers on the Airport Road during No-Entry hours, the heavy vehicles yet again triggered havoc on the VIP road More
'CORPORATION IGNORING ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION'
Jammu, Dec 19: Committee on Environment of Legislative Assembly today took strong note of failure of the National Hydel Power Corporation (NHPC) to take measures for environmental protection in execution More
- South Asia
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Karachi, Dec 19: President Asif Ali Zardari today returned to Pakistan from Dubai, where he had gone almost a fortnight ago to seek treatment, triggering speculation that he might resign under pressure More