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CSC dies silently

SAGHEER COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Dec 9: Amid National Conference-Congress bonhomie, the recommendations of Prime Minister-V working group on state-centre relations, headed by late Justice Sagheer Ahmed, have seemingly lost the focus of the government as the Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC), constituted to study the report has died More


GMC Associated Hospitals in shambles

FROM LIFELINE TO LIFELESS INSTITUTIONS

AILING HEALTHCARE-VI

ARSHAD HUSSAIN

Srinagar, Dec 9: Contrary to claims of Jammu and Kashmir government that all is well in health sector, the condition of Associated Hospitals of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar is pathetic and only immediate intervention could save this lifeline of Valley’s healthcare from turning into lifeless More


JKLF to hold hunger strike against lifers

‘Observe Strike Today’

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 9: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) would organize hunger strike and torch light protest march on Monday at Maisuma here against the TADA court awarding life sentence to two of its men Showkat Ahmed and Nazir Ahmed Sheikh.  “Nearly 22-year old cases are being opened More


Non-action costs JK Rs220 crore

REFORMS IN RURAL LOCAL BODIES

Govt Fails To Secure Release Of Funds Under 12th FC

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Dec 9: Delaying of reforms in rural local bodies by the State Government has cost Jammu and Kashmir over Rs 220 crore development funds under 12th Finance Commission (FC).  Sources told Greater Kashmir that under the 12th Finance Commission (FC) Rs 281 crore was earmarked for the More


Kashmir to get e-toilets

AGENCIES

 Kochi,Dec 9: Kerala's own electronic toilets (e-toilets), one of the prominent innovations of the state in public health, hygiene and sanitation sector, would now be set up in Kashmir. A 2.5 ton container loaded with the e-toilet and STP components would be leaving from Thiruvananthapuram to More





  • Briefs

Mediation workshop organised in Handwara

Srinagar, Dec 9: A one day mediation and conciliation workshop was organised by District Legal Service Authority Kupwara at Town Hall Handwara on Sunday in which judicial officers of the district and members More



  • National

Aishwarya appeals pregnant women to undergo HIV test

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Vadodara, Dec 9: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has appealed to expectant mothers to shed inhibitions regarding HIV/AIDS test so as to prevent their children from being infected by the deadly virus.The More




  • Opinion

“Confusion” as statecraft

We better throw the debate open for al l

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

It is none of my concerns. It should not be. Who visits which country and meets whom? It would be intruding into personal affairs of a leader - tall or dwarf, “theorist or disciple”- if I question his More



  • GKeducation&Careers

‘Allow kids to think critically’

BETTER EDUCATION

Since 2008, Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI), a volunteer-driven philanthropic organization with a focus on education in Kashmir, has been quietly supporting education of talented and deserving Kashmiri More




  • Letters

Peaceful past

This refers to ZGM’s write-up “Me and Muharram”. He has well stressed upon the religious harmony our valley has been experiencing since past. Those days were really the golden days of Kashmiri religious More



  • Editorial

Blast from the Past

Was National Conference founder Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah a party to 1975 Accord between his party and New Delhi or not? Was the agreement a handiwork of Mirza Muhammad Afzal Beg and G Parthasarthy, or More



  • Business

Kashmir channel partners to sue Tata

‘Company left us in lurch after we spent lakhs of rupees’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 9: In what may land Tata Docomo in some trouble, its channel partners in Kashmir are mulling to sue the company for winding up its operations in the state without giving any prior information More



  • Sports

Parvez,Mudasir help JK bundle out Kerala on 163

RANJI TROPHY, DAY-2

Srinagar, Dec 9: The brilliant bowling by all-rounder Parvez Rasool and pacer Muhammad Mudasir helped J&K to bundle out hosts Kerela for 163 runs on the second day of the four-day Ranji Trophy match More



  • Kashmir

For 25 years, Bandipora man serves Education Dept at Rs 25/month

75-Year-Old Wani Loses Prized Property To ‘Hollow Promises’

SPOTLIGHT

SUHAIL AJMAL

ChakiArsalan (Bandipora), Dec 9: A 70-year-old man from Chaki Arsalaan Khan area of this north Kashmir district is serving the State Education Department on a monthly salary of Rs 25 for the past two decades More



  • Srinagar City

TRAFFIC SIGNALS CATCH COLD

Now poor power supply fuels mess on City roads, admin gropes for solutions

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Dec 9: The onset of harsh Himalayan winter has started to hit summer Capital life on yet another front. This time the allegedly poor power supply has badly hit even the traffic signal functioning More




  • Jammu

NC needs others to steer its ship: Mufti Sayeed

‘Despite Using Govt Machinery To Its Best Misuse, PDP Did Well’

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Dec 9: In an obvious bid to undermine the victory of the National Conference in the recently held Legislative Council elections, former Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) patron More



  • South Asia

US drone strike in Pak kills senior al-Qaeda leader,3 others

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Dec 9: A senior al-Qaeda leader and three others were killed today in a US drone strike in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region, the second time a top terrorist has died in an attack More



  • World

Arab states agree to aid for Palestinians

Qatar, Dec 9: Arab League foreign ministers agreed during a meeting on Sunday to send hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority to make up for punitive measures imposed by the More



  • GK Features

Being Syeda Begum

After losing her four sons to conflict, an old widow in downtown lives in poverty with an adopted child

A MOTHERS TRAGEDY--II

MAJID MAQBOOL

 In a narrow lane in downtown Baghi sundar, Maidanpora, Darish Kadal( Safa Kadal), Syeda Begum, 66, is anxiously waiting for her 8-year-old adopted son to come home safe after school. The sight of More




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