• TOP STORIES

Govt to fast-track medical faculty promotions

Relaxes Norms As 53% Posts Lie Vacant In The State’s Medical, Dental Colleges

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Dec 26: In a major policy decision, Jammu and Kashmir government has relaxed promotional norms in the Medical Education Department, where around 53 per cent posts are lying vacant for various reasons.As per the government notification (SRO 425) issued on Wednesday, Health and Medical Education More


MFA JUBILANT

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Dec 26: The Medical Faculty Association (MFA), which has been raising the issue of promotions with the government, is jubilant over the relaxation of promotion norms.“The government has finally conceded our one of the long-pending demands and we feel jubilant,” MFA General Secretary More


NC, Cong at variance on autonomy, 1975 accord

Have Sought Another Extension For CSC: Rather

SAGHIR COMMITTEE REPORT

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 26: Finance Minister Abdur Rahim Rather Wednesday said that while National Conference (NC) and Congress have evolved consensus over various issues highlighted by Justice Saghir panel, autonomy and 1975 accord continue to be bone of contention between the two parties.He said the Saghir More


JK records 53% increase in places of worship

Jammu Tops The List With 6474

Jammu, Dec 26: A 53 per cent rise has been seen in the number of places of worship in Jammu and Kashmir in last one decade, according to figures released by state's Directorate of Census Operations.As per the figures released at a workshop here Wednesday, there has been 53.43 percent increase More


Former HC judge to probe Delhi gang-rape case

Union Cabinet Takes Serious View Of The Issue

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Dec 26: In the face of public wrath being faced by the Government after the gang rape of a 23-year old girl in Delhi, Centre on Wednesday announced setting up of a Commission of Inquiry to probe the case. The one-person panel to be comprised of former Delhi High Court judge Justice Usha More


SNOW TO GREET NEW YEAR IN VALLEY

Met Office Forecasts Rains, Snowfall This Weekend

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Dec 26: Tourists and locals in Kashmir valley can enjoy a fresh snowfall around the New Year.“A western disturbance is approaching the Valley that could lead to widespread snowfall in Kashmir from December 29,” Director Metrology Department, Sonam Lotus said.The news is sure to bring More


JK subverts coaching scheme for SCs, OBCs

State Loses Central Funds Worth Crores Due To Lack Of Initiative

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Dec 26: With the Jammu and Kashmir Government showing dismal performance in implementation centrally sponsored schemes, another vital flagship project ‘Free Coaching for SC and OBC Students’ is yet to take off in the state due to “administrative inertia.” The scheme was effectuated by the More





  • Briefs

Insurance cover for Sarpanchs, Panchs soon: Govt

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Dec 26: The Jammu and Kashmir government will soon provide insurance cover to Panches and Sarpanches, Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said here today. Adequate remuneration will also be provided More



  • National

Centre withdraws Gen Singh’s security cover

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 26: Government has decided to withdraw all security cover provided to former Army Chief Gen V K Singh, who has been taking part in a number of protests over corruption, Delhi gang-rape incident More




  • Opinion

Connecting Kashmir

What does a rail link between Banihal and Qazigund mean!

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

First of all, the rail link from Banihal to Qazigund is bound to bring the people living across the Pass closer to their compatriots on this side. And for those living in other parts of the Kashmir and More



  • GK Readings

Some Provocative Suggestions

Searching the missing links in the narrative of sovereignty of Kashmiris

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

Kashmir: Tragedy and Triumph,  the book under review, is an informed and scholarly attempt to wrestle with the confusion we find today all around in every field from education to politics. The author More




  • Letters

Punish them

This refers to Delhi rape case. I don't know whom to blame. Shall I believe police or politicians. Both are busy plundering the nation. Opposition is taking  advantage to gain vote bank. Why not to More



  • Editorial

A New Kashmir Roadmap

Finally after years of effort and some disappointing reverses, Northern Railways has completed a key section linking Qazigund with Banihal. This section comprises 11.2 Kilometre long transportation channel More



  • Business

Pre-qualification criteria for hydro projects relaxed

PDC proposal gets CM’s nod

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 26: In a welcome development, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has approved proposal of Power Development Corporation “for relaxation of the pre-qualification criteria for 10 MW capacity projects More



  • Sports

College denies examination form to star cricketer

Mudasir Appeals Sports Minister For Intervention

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Dec 26: In what could set an example of discouragement for the sportsmen of the valley ,Government Physical Education College Ganderbal authorities has denied examination form to the star cricketer More



  • Kashmir

SHRC to investigate 1990 Gaw Kadal massacre

‘Report To Be Completed In 2-Months’

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Dec 26: In a significant development, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday ordered an inquiry by its investigation wing into the 1990 Gaw Kadal massacre here in which 51 people More



  • Srinagar City

VANDALISATION OF JHELUM IN FULL SWING

UNDER-CONSTRUCTION SKEWED BRIDGE TAKES SHEEN OFF JHELUM, THE BUND

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 26: In blatant violation of environmental norms and public outcry, construction of Skewed bridge across river Jhelum here is going on at a full swing.  The under-construction bridge More




  • Jammu

‘Night soil of 60000 latrines goes into open drains’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Dec 26: Night soil of over 60 thousand latrines is disposed into open drains without any sewage treatment in Jammu and Kashmir, according to figures released by state's Directorate of Census Operation More



  • South Asia

Osama paid Rs 50, 000 bribe to Patwari

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Dec 26: Even the world's most wanted man could not escape the bribery dragnet. Osama bin Laden's safe-house in Pakistan's garrison city Abbottabad was built after paying a bribe of Rs 50,000 More



  • World

Egypt gets first people-approved constitution

Cairo, Dec 26: Over a year after overthrowing an entrenched dictator, Egypt today adopted a new constitution after a two-thirds 'yes' vote in a polarising referendum, triggering fresh protests from the More



  • Kupwara

Shahabad residents demand bridge

5 drown in 3-yrs in Warnow Nallah

Shahabad (Kupwara) Dec 26: Residents of Shahabad in this frontier district are up in arms against the government for failing to construct a bridge over Warnow Nallah as five persons have drowned in the More




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