• TOP STORIES

93% Panchayat members vote in LC polls

Polling Incident-Free: CEO; Counting, Results On Dec 6

MUDDASIR ALI/ARVIND SHARMA

Srinagar/Jammu, Dec 3: Amid tight security, Panchayat members came out in brisk numbers across Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to vote for the four Legislative Council (LC) seats under rural local bodies’ quota.Around 93 percent polling was recorded in the state with Jammu province recording around More


Cong MP works against NC

Basoli (Kathua), Dec 3: Congress Member Parliament Choudhary Lal Singh Monday ensured that Congress votes do not go into the kitty of National Conference (NC) candidate contesting on J-2 seat.Locals said that Singh was seen sitting outside the polling station and asking his party voters not to More


2 JKLF men get lifer for BSF officer’s murder

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 3: After 22 years of investigation and trial, a TADA court Monday convicted two JKLF men and awarded lifers to them for allegedly killing a BSF Inspector in 1990.Presiding Officer TADA court, Sanjeev Gupta, sentenced Nazir Ahmed Sheikh alias Gul Danter and Showkat Ahmed Khan alias Pup More


Malik threatens agitation

Calls For Peaceful Protests On Friday; Strike On Dec 10

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 3: Condemning life sentences against two Kashmiris by a TADA court, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Monday said “the Government of India (GoI) can’t crush freedom struggle by such tactics.”Malik also called for peaceful protests after Friday More


Family hit by twin tragedies

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 3: In an alley of congested Batamaloo locality of Srinagar, the family of Nazir Ahmed Sheikh is finding it hard to accept that their son has been sentenced to life in a case dating 22 years back. The family has been hit by twin tragedies as Nazir’s mother Raja Begum died only 10 days More


Curfew continues in parts of old Srinagar

Residents Allege Shortage Of Essentials, Medicines

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 3: Curfew remained clamped for the third consecutive day Monday in Zadibal, Nowhatta and Urdu Bazar areas of old Srinagar and the residents of these areas are complaining of acute shortage of essentials.Curfew was reimposed in Zadibal, Nowhatta and Urdu Bazar on Saturday afternoon More


SKIMS Hospital Emergency in deplorable condition

Lack Of Equipment, Life-Saving Drugs

Take Toll On Patients

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Dec 3: Broken wheel chairs, worn-out stretchers and a persistent stink in the 18-bed Accident and Emergency Department of SKIMS Medical College Hospital at Bemina here seriously dent the institute’s image as one of the prime hospitals of the Valley.The department is in a mess as it lacks More


Oil companies resume new connections in JK

AGENCIES

Mumbai, Dec 3: Prospective customers in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Manipur, Tripura and Puducherry will be entitled for the new subsidized cooking gas connections, on the lines of Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.In a statement, Indian Oil More


Night temp dips in Valley

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Dec 3: The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, which received the season’s first heavy snowfall last week, was the coldest place in the valley with a low of minus 6.9 degrees Celsius, a spokesman of the MET office said.Srinagar recorded a minimum of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius, More





  • Briefs

Kashmir Uzma staffer bereaved

Srinagar, Dec 3: Abdul Samad Malik of Makhamma Budgam, father of Reyaz Malik, Senior Sub-Editor at Kashmir Uzma, passed away on Monday morning.  Malik was ailing for quite some time and was first More



  • National

Palghar girl shifts to Gujarat with her family

BAL THACKERAY FACEBOOK POST ROW

Mumbai, Dec 3: The girl from Palghar in Thane district of Maharashtra, who was arrested for a Facebook post on the bandh-like situation in Mumbai following the death of Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray's More




  • Opinion

Was it a dream?

No. It was all real, all happening on the ground

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Deep in my thoughts, I was joined by Mr. Vohra and his wife; the self-professed Gandhians. The couple instead of working for a conflict resolution, predictably is more interested in how youth of the valley More



  • GK Magazine

Defeating the Disability

He has created a world of his own in his small room.

TUESDAY TAKE

MOHAMMAD TABISH

On 10th of November, I along with Mr Farooq Nazki noted writer and poet, left under the warm winter sun of Delhi to see a man who Mr Nazki named as Veerinder Patwari. After cowering a long distance on More




  • Letters

Not justified

This has been the practice in our state to award people for doing nothing. They are being rewarded on the basis of their link to political high ups or bureaucrats or some other agency. Recently India Today More



  • Editorial

Disappointing Performance

The state government has been holding promises of improving the standards of life of the people in the state but at the delivery point it has been a failure. Like a proverbial dead horse, the administration More



  • Business

LPG, power crises ignite demand for Kangris

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 3: With Valley reeling under LPG crisis and power shortage, the demand for Kangiris (earthen pot) has increased more this winter than it used to be in previous years. Market observers More



  • Sports

Parvez, Ian slam cracking tons as J&K sight outright win

RANJI TROPHY

Srinagar, Dec 3: Power-packed centuries by Parvez Rasool Zargar and skipper Ian Dev Singh helped Jammu and Kashmir to set a tough target of 477 runs for Assam, before declaring its second innings at 318 More



  • Kashmir

Shia-Sunni unity: Geelani to lead ‘peace march’ in Srinagar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 3: The Hurriyat Conference (G) is organizing a peace march on December 5 (Wednesday) from downtown Srinagar under the leadership of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani.   “We will offer More



  • Srinagar City

‘Unwanted curfews’ irk Shaher-e-Khaas traders

SAY BUSINESS BADLY AFFECTED, SEEK SAGAR’S INTERVENTION

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Dec 3: The traders of old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas are up in arms against the government for “imposing unwanted curfews in the area” for the past few days adding that the business has been badly More




  • Jammu

Income Rs 89,000; Assets Rs 3.40 crore

Ex-Minister Charge-Sheeted In Disproportionate Assets Case

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 3: After more than 23 years of investigation, Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation Monday presented charge-sheet against a former minister and MLA Reasi for allegedly acquiring assents disproportionate More



  • Court Watch

JK Chief Secretary gets 1 day to file compliance report

‘Bureaucrats Need To Be Pulled Up For Taking Judicial Process For Granted’

REHABILITATION OF POOR GIRLS

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 3: The Jammu and Kashmir Monday granted one more day to the Chief Secretary to file a compliance report in a case of rehabilitation of poor girls ‘exploited in the garb of providing jobs More



  • World

Now we have a state: Abbas

Ramallah, West Bank, Dec 3: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas returned to the West Bank after winning upgraded UN status for the Palestinians, telling cheering crowds: “Yes, now we have a state.”  More



  • Pulwama

Pulwama sans lavatories

People face inconvenience

Pulwama: Failure of the municipal authorities to construct public lavatories here is causing immense problems to the people. Though Pulwama was accorded district status nearly three decades ago it sans More



  • GKeducation&Careers

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




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