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Home Minister’s ‘no AFSPA revocation’ remark draws flak

*Don’t Know What Shinde’s Parameters For Peace Are: NC *JK More Peaceful Than Any Other State: PDP *Doesn’t Going Around Lal Chowk Mean Peace: Tarigami

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 11: Cutting across the political divide, Jammu and Kashmir’s mainstream camp Tuesday expressed dismay over the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s declaration that the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) can’t be revoked from the state.Stating that the Home More


Of 203 health institutions in Baramulla, 72 un-sanctioned

Run On Stopgap Arrangement Due To Lack Of Staff

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Dec 11: The percentage of un-sanctioned health institutions in Baramulla has reached an alarming stage, throwing the entire health sector into disarray in the district. Out of total 203 health institutions in the district, 72 are un-sanctioned which include 3 primary health centers, 68 More


Wet days ahead: Weatherman

Gulmarg Shivers At -7.5 °C, Cold Wave To Continue

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Dec 11: Higher reaches of Kashmir received snowfall on Tuesday and plains were hit by intermittent rainfall even as the Meteorological Department forecast the weather will remain same in the coming days.Kashmir continues to reel under intense cold wave as temperatures have dipped to More


‘Kashmir orphans stressed, depressed’

They Are Deprived Of Adequate Facilities, Psychological Support: Survey

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 11: In an alarming trend, most of the children living in orphanages in Kashmir suffer from psychiatric and emotional disorders including depression, a survey has revealed.The survey has attributed the high rate of psychiatric and emotional disorders to orphanages failing to provide More


9 subsidised LPG cylinders soon: Centre

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 11: The government will raise the cap on supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) to nine cylinders per household in a year from current restriction of six, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said today.“I think it is likely to go up definitely from six (cylinders) to 9 (cylinders),” he More


DPC clears 4 IGPs, 5 DIGs, 11 SSPs for promotion

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 11: The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for clearance of promotions in police department for next rank met Tuesday in Jammu and cleared promotion of Additional Director Generals (ADGs), Inspector Generals (IGs) and Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs).The promotions cleared by More





  • Briefs

2 die in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 11: Two persons died in different road accidents in Kashmir Valley. A Motorcycle bearing registration number JK18/1080 hit and injured a pedestrian Ghulam Qadir Parray, age 65 years More



  • News

EC TAKES EXCEPTION TO CENTRE'S MOVE

INCREASE IN CAP ON SUBSIDIZED LPG

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 11: The Election Commission today took strong exception to the Centre's move to increase the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders ahead of the Gujarat elections and asked it to stop it forthwith More




  • Opinion

No Popular Support This

LC jars with prevailing public image of the coalition

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

It is the celebration time for NC-Congress coalition. The alliance hasbeen buoyed by the win in the election to four Legislative Councilseats. It was an aggressive joint election campaign by the two partiesthat More



  • GK Magazine

The Fire at Midnight

An eyewitness impression of the fire at Frislan, Pahalgam

CATASTROPHE

ZAHOOR LONE

The Frislan village is one among the nine beautiful villages of  Pahalgam. Nature had blessed this village with almost everything, the snow clad mounts, the mesmerizing and dancing brooks with crystal More




  • Letters

1st ever Women’s Science Congress commences

Srinagar, Dec 11: The first ever 3-day, J&K Women’s Science Congress organized by Department of Environment and Water Management and Department of Biotechnology, SP College in collaboration with J More



  • Editorial

Ailing Healthcare

The sorry spectacle of Valley’s healthcare sector is a major concern for one and all. It points not just to the acute physical infrastructural incapacity, but also underlines the scarcity of human resource More



  • Business

CII JK delegates on business trip to America

Will press for removal of US travel advisories on Kashmir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 11: A CII business delegation from Jammu and Kashmir has left for America to explore opportunities for business collaborations and learn from international best practices.  The delegation More



  • Sports

JKSDA felicitates 4 city institutes

Schools Need To Play Bigger Role In Development Of Sports: TaffazulSrinagar, Dec 11: As part of its efforts to develop and encourage the grassroots level sports activities, the J&K Sports Development More



  • Kashmir

Govt directs to come up with details

USE OF GOVT ACCOMMODATION

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 11: The State Accountability Commission (SAC) Tuesday directed Estates Department to come up with the details of illegal occupants of government accommodations including at least eleven former More



  • Srinagar City

Chaos persists on City roads

After erratic power,poor voltage mars Traffic signals

ANDHERA QAYAM RAHEY!

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Dec 11: Traffic mess on the City roads is feared to further as restoration of traffic signals is facing more of power problems. After erratic power supply, poor voltage has added to the energy More




  • Jammu

Portion of Assembly complex collapses; probe ordered

Entire Building Declared Unsafe

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Dec 11: The building of Legislative Assembly in Jammu suffered extensive damage after a wall of it collapsed and cracks developed in entire structure. Officials said that at around 2 AM, one More



  • Baramulla

Traffic jams torment commuters in Baramulla town

AUTHORITIES MUTE SPECTATORS

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla,Dec 11: Failure of the authorities to check frequent traffic jams in Baramulla town here causes immense inconvenience to the commuters.  In absence of any traffic regulation, unending traffic 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 him everyday More




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