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JK to go for LC polls today

After 33 Years, 33,540 Panchayat Representatives To Vote For 4 Reserved Council Seats

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Dec 2: Stage is set for the polling for four seats, reserved for Panchayat Representatives, of Legislative Council slated for Monday. The elections for these seats are being held nearly after 33-years.  JK’s Chief Electoral Officer Umang Narola while talking to Greater Kashmir said More


Div Com reviews final arrangements

Srinagar, Dec 2: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today reviewed arrangements with regard to smooth conduct of Legislative Council elections with all Deputy Commissioner through a video conference, an official spokesman said.  He said the Dr Samoon was informed that More


SECURITY BEEFED UP

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 2: Authorities have made elaborate security arrangements to ensure that elections for the four seats of the Legislative Council slated for Monday pass off peacefully. In Kashmir Valley the polling is scheduled to be held in 77 polling booths out of which 42 have been declared as More


Will win all seats: Rana

No Fear Of Cross Voting: Prof Soz

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 2: A day before the election for four seats resereved for Panchayat Representatives in Legislative Council in JK, the coalition partners – National Conference and Congress-on Sunday claimed that they would win all the seats, while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that More


Salahuddin skeptical about Hurriyat (M) Pakistan visit

Asks Separatists To Frame Common Strategy

Srinagar, Dec 2: Terming the framing of a common strategy by the resistance leadership as a need of the hour, United Jihad Council Chairman Syed Salahuddin on Sunday said the upcoming visit of a Hurriyat (M) delegation to Pakistan would not be fruitful in absence of a consensus among the separatists More


JK faces shortage of health centres

AILING HEALTHCARE-III

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Dec 2: Despite being ranked number one in primary and secondary healthcare, Jammu and Kashmir is facing shortage of 199 Primary Health Centres and 63 Community Health Centres.  Sources informed Greater Kashmir that against a total requirement of 4747 health institutions, including More


SKIMS Medical College crumbling

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Dec 2: Despite being a key referral healthcare institute, the SKIMS Medical College Hospital at Bemina here has been crumbling for want of infrastructure required as per the guidelines prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). “The erstwhile Jehlum Valley Medical College More


Heart ailments on rise in Kashmir

Expert Blames Sedentary Lifestyle, High Consumption Of Red Meat

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 2: Sedentary lifestyle, stress and high consumption of red meat and junk food have emerged as main contributors for rise in cardiac ailments in Kashmir in past few years.  “On the basis of my study, I can say with authority that high consumption of red meat, junk food besides More


5 die, 10 injured in accidents

Kishtwar/Poonch, Dec 2: At least five persons died and ten others sustained injuries in two separate road accidents in Kishtwar and Poonch districts on Sunday. Police said that a vehicle (No. JK14-6314) on way to Himachal from Kishtwar met with an accident on Paddar-Chamba road this evening More


Old city areas to remain under curfew

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 2: The curfew imposed in parts of old city in view of clashes between the two groups would continue Monday, police said.  The authorities had re-imposed curfew in Hawal, Gojwara, Alamgari Bazar and Zadibal Saturday afternoon after two groups of youth clashed with each other More





  • Briefs

Three officials suspended in Ganderbal

Ganderbal, Dec 2: The District Election Officer Ganderbal Sunday placed three officials under suspension for “dereliction of duties”, pending enquiry to be conducted by ADC Ganderbal. More



  • National

MMU holds annual convocation

New Delhi, Dec 2:  M M University held its Annual Convocation -2012 here on Saturday, a spokesman of the MMU said in a statement.  He said around 2837 graduate and post graduate were conferred More




  • Opinion

Be Your Epitaph

….. and leave some good footprints for posterity

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

Students of literature know it well, many important poets, novelists, essayists and writers before their death wrote their own epitaphs. Some of them have “summed up their whole life in a few sentences More



  • GKeducation&career

Student Counseling: An area of darkness

There’s a pressing need to make counseling services available in government schools, universities and colleges

CONCERN

PUPINDER S BALI

As reports of student stress and suicides because of academic, peer, and parental pressures multiply, country top schools managements have been forced to wake up to the importance of student counseling More




  • Letters

Cold unbearable

This refers to the demand of parents for winter vacations to their wards from 1st December 2012. This is the right time to close schools for winter vacations because of growing intensity of cold.  More



  • Editorial

Downtown Discord

The aftermath of Muharram has been marked by some sporadic incidents of group clashes in downtown city. There have been instances of some stone throwing following which government had to impose curfew More



  • Business

Cheque signature mismatch may lead to criminal proceedings

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 2: A person may face criminal proceedings if a cheque issued by him gets dishonoured on the ground that his signature does not match the specimen signature available with the bank, the Supreme More



  • Sports

7 Star Parvez bundles out Assam for 165

RANJI TROPHY-DAY 2

Srinagar, Dec 2: After shining with bat, it was turn for Parvez Rasool to shine in bowling as he took seven wickets for Jammu and Kashmir to bundle out Assam for 165 runs on the second day of the four More



  • Kashmir

UNICEF likely to intervene in child rights sector in JK

High-Level Team Assesses Scenario To ‘Find Targets For Intervention’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 2: In a significant development, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which works for children’s rights across the globe, is exploring options to intervene vis-à-vis child rights More



  • Srinagar City

MASTER PLAN VIOLATIONS demolish official claims

ENFORCEMENT WING CAUGHT NAPPING ON ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 2: The Enforcement wing of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) seems to have found a novel method to give free hand to illegal constructions in the City, which has witnessed brazen violations More




  • Jammu

Police constable kills wife, mother-in-law

Doda, Dec 2: A police constable, deployed on election duty, attempted suicide after killing his wife and mother-in-law and injuring his father-in-law in a remote area of this mountainous district, on Sunday More



  • South Asia

Taliban attack NATO base, 5 killed

Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Dec 2: Taliban insurgents launched a major suicide attack today against a NATO base at an Afghan city airport, killing five people and wounding several foreign troops, officials More



  • Budgam

8 YEARS ON, GUHIDRAGAN BRIDGE STILL INCOMPLETE

People suffer, authorities mute

Khansahib (Budgam): Inhabitants of Guhidragan village are up in arms against the authorities over slow pace of construction work of a bridge on Shaliganga stream here. They said work on the bridge was More




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