Health Minister talks education; seeks amendments in set up

Suggests introduction of moral edu curriculum in schools, colleges

Srinagar, Sep 24: Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sham Lal Sharma today advocated amendments in the present education set up and suggested to introduce regular curriculum on the moral education in the schools and colleges so that the young students do not indulge in drug addiction.Addressing More

Army holds AIDS awareness programme in Bandipora

SUHAIL AJMAL

Bandipora/Srinagar, Sep 24: Army’s 14 Rashtriya Rifles organised an AIDS awareness programme at Arin here in which scores of people and students participated. During the programme organised in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Students Welfare Mission Bandipora, various speakers deliberated More

Will JK ever reclaim its multimillion assets outside state?

Govt should recover property under constitutional provisions: SFC

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Sep 24: With several state assets having key economic potential lying under possession of different government and non-government authorities outside Jammu and Kashmir, an official panel has recommended that state government should stake claim on the property under the constitutional provisions More

IT facilitator of good governance: CS

STATE CONSULTATION WORKSHOP ON CITIZEN CENTRIC E-GOVERNMENT

Srinagar, Sept 24: Stating that Information Technology has become facilitator of good governance,  Chief Secretary Madhav Lal today maintained that IT solutions have empowered the administrative systems and enabled the Government machinery to respond quickly in transparent manner.  More

‘Want to visit my birth place before I die’

Divided Kashmiris Seek Hassle-Free Travel Across LoC

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Sep 24: Khawaja Noor Muhammad Bhat, who left his home and crossed the Line of Control (LoC) 64 years back to trace the whereabouts of his missing sister, is anxious to visit his birth place in Kashmir to fulfil the only desire of his ailing brother Ghulam Hassan Bhat. Hailing from More

Sopore College Releases NSS News Bulletin
Sopore, Sep 24: NSS advisory committee and IQAC of the Sopore Degree College released NSS News Bulletin-2011 in the campus on Saturday.According to a communiqué, the function was presided over by Principal, Prof. Nasreen Malik and attended by all the faculty members and students. Cultural More

Devotees throng Pulwama shrine
Srinagar, Sep 24: More than 35,000 devotees attended the Urs of Hazrat Sayeed Quereshi at Litter, Pulwama were the holy relics of Hazrat Makhdoom Sahib were shown. The prominent persons who were present on include Peerzada Shahid Jeelani Makhdoomi, Sajjad-e-Naseen, President of Sultan Arfeen More

2 killed, 4 wounded in road mishaps

SHEIKH NAZIR/GKNN

Kangan/Srinagar, Sep 24: Two persons were killed in a road accident near Ranga Zojila on Srinagar-Leh highway on Saturday. According to reports, the mishap occurred when a truck bearing registration number (JK015-5724) skidded off the road and fell into 150 feet deep gorge resulting in the More

HCBA concerned over move to settle slum dwellers in JK
Srinagar, Sep 24: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has expressed serious concern over the Government’s alleged move to settle non-resident Kashmiris in the name of slum dwellers in Jammu and Kashmir. “The move to settle the non-resident Kashmiris in the state is illegal and unconstitutional More

Air service from Kargil soon: Akhoon
Srinagar, Sep 24: The Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution and Transport, Qamar Ali Akhoon today said the air service from Kargil might be started from year end. Akhoon who along with the members of Committee, set up to conduct survey of Kargil airport, inspected the area More

Bemina residents up against sale of 'Sharjah Ground'
Srinagar, Sept 24: The residents of Bemina colony area are up in arms against, what they say, the auction and sale of “play ground” popularly known as “Sharjah Ground” by the Srinagar Development Authority (SDA).    In a statement, a spokesman of the Bemina Coordination Committee said More

Omar initiated debate on Guru: NC

‘Legislators to decide on party stand’

KHALID GUL

Qazigund, Sep 24: Stating that party legislators will make the final call on the resolution seeking clemency to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, senior National Conference leader and Parliamentarian Dr Mehboob Beg Saturday praised Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for initiating a debate on the issue More

Confusion reigns high among 12th class IP students

Appeal BOSE chairman for publication of model papers

Srinagar, Sept 24: Confusion has gripped the Information Practice students of class 12th, who are appearing in forthcoming annual examination next month, about the pattern of question paper. A group of students told Greater Kashmir on Saturday that the BOSE put out the syllabus for IP in November More

KU to host 16th Annual PAC
Srinagar, Sept 24: Department of Biotechnology, University of Kashmir is hosting two days 16th Annual Meeting of Programme Advisory Committee in Health Sciences from 26–27 September, 2011.   Organizing secretary of the event, Dr. Raies Ahmad Qadri, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology More

Govt working for achieving cent percent literacy: Peerzada
Srinagar, Sept 24: Maintaining that education is vital tool to transform the socio-economic status of the society, Education Minister Peerzada Muhammad today said Government is making all efforts to achieve cent percent literacy rate.  The Minister was addressing an Education Conference held More

HUJI email trail NIA releases Kishtwar youth
Srinagar, Sep 24 : One of the three youth arrested in connection with the reported HUJI email claiming responsibility for the September 7 Delhi High Court blast was released by the National Investigation Agency on Saturday.  Shariq Bhat son of Muhammad Shafi was handed over to his family More

BMO 'demoted' for refusing to release salaries of illegal appointees

I know how to run my department: Mantri

MOAZUM MUHAMMAD

Srinagar, Sep 24: The Government has demoted a Block Medical Officer (BMO) for refusing to release the salaries of employees “appointed illegally” at Beerwah medical block in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, sources told Greater Kashmir on Saturday. They said the BMO Dr Muhammad Assadullah More

Jammu based employees seek CM’s intervention
Srinagar, Sep 24: Migrant employees from the Jammu region on Saturday appealed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to intervene and get the eviction order issued by Estate Department revoked. “The ultimatum served by the Estates Department, vide order no. Est. /Allot/NMS/2009/Hotel/Tech dated August More

Sopore police post attacked
Srinagar, Sep 24: Suspected militants attacked a police post in Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district last night. A police spokesman here said unidentified militants fired upon Police Post Warpora last night. “Police retaliated the fire but militants managed to escape from the More

  • Kashmir

Health Minister talks education; seeks amendments in set up

Suggests introduction of moral edu curriculum in schools, colleges

Srinagar, Sep 24: Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sham Lal Sharma today advocated amendments in the present education set up and suggested to introduce regular curriculum on the moral education More



  • Srinagar City

DAL HOSTS MOVING PLANET DAY RALLY

Banks and waters of dying lake echoed eco-friendly views as environment lovers sought strict implementation of conservation norms

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Sep 24: Marching school kids, holding banners and placards, along the Dal banks with parallel Shikara rally on the lake waters marked the Moving Planet Day in the summer capital Saturday.  More




  • Jammu

Congress upbeat over Rahul’s visit to JK

RAJEEV SHARMA

Jammu, Sep 24: Anticipating a moral boost to its ranks in the State, the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) is upbeat over the two-day visit of party’s national general secretary Rahul Gandhi to Jammu and More



  • South Asia

Army fully capable of defending Pak borders: Gilani

FROM REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Sep 23: Against the backdrop of US threats of unilateral action against the Haqqani network, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani today said that Pakistan's defence was strong and the country " More



  • World

Manmohan Singh to visit Iran

New York, Sep 24: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accepted in principle Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's renewed invitationto visit Iran.The invitation was accepted when the two leaders met here More



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