• TOP STORIES

NO CURFEW TODAY

Siege On Friday Cripples Normal Life In Srinagar

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Nov 30: Curfew crippled normal life in Srinagar for the second consecutive day Friday even as no untoward incident was reported from any part of the summer capital or elsewhere. In view of the improvement in situation, the Government has decided to lift the curfew on Saturday.The curfew More


3800 neonate deaths in 4 years: What did JK bag award for?

ARSHAD HUSSAIN

Srinagar, Nov 30: Barely nine months after the reports of infant deaths at Kashmir’s lone children hospital here—GB Pant—shook the people of Kashmir, the state government’s acknowledgement of an award for the state being ‘number one’ in health sector has triggered doubts over the veracity of such More


CROSS-LoC TRAVEL AN ARDUOUS ADVENTURE FOR KASHMIRIS

Cumbersome Visa Procedure Makes Journey Difficult

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Muzaffarabad, Nov 30: As India and Pakistan gear up for liberalization of visa regime, Kashmiri migrants settled in Pakistan and Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) hope their plight would also factor in the new accord on relaxation of cross-border travel.While the existing restrictive visa regime More


Former Prime Minister Gujral no more

Vohra, Omar, Muftis, Soz Condole Demise

Gurgaon, Nov 30: I K Gujral, a quintessential old-school politician who rose to become Prime Minister heading a rickety coalition government in the late 1990s, died here on Friday after a brief illness.The 92-year-old left-leaning liberal breathed his last in a private hospital here at 3.27 PM More


Winter vacation from December 3

Srinagar, Nov 30: The government-run as well as private-recognized schools in Kashmir division including the winter zones of Jammu division up to Middle standard shall break for winter vacations from December 3 to February 28, 2013, an official spokesman said.He said the High and Higher Secondary More





  • Briefs

Doctors threaten indefinite strike

Arrest of Medicos

Srinagar, Nov 30: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has threatened indefinite strike from Monday if the doctors arrested from District Hospital Kulgam were not released by Saturday.  In a statement More



  • National

Zee News editors sent to 14 days in judicial custody

New Delhi, Nov 30: Top Zee News editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia, who have been arrested and charged with trying to extort Rs. 100 crore from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's steel company, were More




  • GK Weekend

Going Solar: a hot idea for cool Kashmir

The sun never tires of its coming and going

DELHIBERATIONS

PADMA RAO SUNDARJI

This month, I researched photovoltaic (PV), or, electricity from the sun’s rays: a subject as replete with jargon as I am technologically-challenged.  But the advancement in solar technology is breathtaking More



  • GK Health

It simply ruins you

Drawing from a case of a family in Kashmir with four AIDS victims

World Aids Day

DR. MOHAMMED LATEEF

Jammu & Kashmir is no exception to the global and national effort to combat AIDS. The J&K State AIDS Prevention and Control Society has a network of facilities to provide an effective response More




  • Business

Govt to promote Kashmir globally as safest, best tourism destination

Stakeholders for sustainable tourism, infrastructure upgradation

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Nov 30: Buoyed with the lifting of travel advisory by Britain, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has resolved to promote J&K as “one of the best and safest” tourist destinations globally.& More



  • Sports

JKCA-Players Row deepens

Players Lock SK Stadium Gates

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 30: The Ranji trophy selection row between J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) and Kashmir province players turned ugly on Friday as agitated players locked Sheri-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, More



  • Kashmir

Amnesty slams JK Government over Danish’s detention

‘State Authorities Must Halt Practice Of Arbitrary Arrests Particularly Of Children’

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 30: Global rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI) Friday condemned what it calls the arbitrary detention of a minor Danish Farooq in Jammu and Kashmir, noting that J&K Government More



  • Srinagar City

Slow services irk passengers at Srinagar International Airport

Air travel takes less time, collecting luggage takes more

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Nov 30: Air travel could be saving precious time of passengers but those landing at Srinagar International Airport nowadays curse their decision of taking the flight as luggage collection takes More




  • Jammu

NC-Congress campaign ends in Jammu region

Coalition for empowerment of common man: Rana, Tara

LC POLLS

Nagrota, Nov 30: The coalition candidates ended their election campaign for the Legislative Council polls here on Friday, a NC spokesman in a statement. He said that out of 43 sarpanchs, 39 along with More



  • South Asia

Pak, Afghan talks on Strategic Partnership

AGENCIES

Islamabad, Nov 30: Pakistan and Afghanistan today began negotiations on a Strategic Partnership Agreement even as Kabul called on Islamabad to take more steps, including the release of Taliban detainees More



  • World

PALESTINE WINS HISTORIC UN VOTE

YOSHITA SINGH

United Nations, Nov 30: Palestine overwhelmingly won a historic UN General Assembly vote which will upgrade its status to non-member observer state at the world body, a stinging diplomatic setback to the More



  • GK Careers

‘My aim is to retain marginalized children in government schools’

State of Education

INTERVIEW

In an interview with Shabir Ibn Yusuf, Director School Education, Kashmir, M Shafi Rather, while admitting that all is not well with the government schools in Kashmir, says he wants to link marginalized More



  • GK Features

Principal Caretaker

A retired teacher revived a neglected Pandit school in Nawakadal and ensured the temple inside the school was never closed for devotees

DEDICATION

MAJID MAQBOOL

When 76-year-old Ghulam Muhammad Malik retired as a government teacher in 1995, he had looked forward to his post-retirement life. But when the local people from Khankah-Sokhta in Nawakadal approached More




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