• TOP STORIES

NC-Cong sweep LC polls

United, Coalition Partners Trounce Opposition; Win Two Seats Each; Dar, Shehnaz, Bhagat, Monga Winners

MUDDASIR ALI/ARVIND SHARMA

Srinagar/Jammu, Dec 6: The ruling coalition of National Conference and Congress Thursday swept the Legislative Council polls held for four seats under Panchayat quota, winning two seats each.While Ali Muhammad Dar of National Conference won the K1 seat in Kashmir and the party candidate Dr Shahnaz More


RESULTS DELINEATE POLITICAL BATTLE-LINES AFRESH IN JK

New Beginning For NC-Congress Coalition, Testing Times Ahead For Opposition PDP

JAVAID MALIK

Srinagar, Dec 6: While the thumping victory on four Legislative Council (LC) seats under Panchayat quota has come as a big shot for the coalition government in the state, the results have clearly delineated battle-lines between National Conference-Congress combine and opposition Peoples Democratic More


PDP nudges out BJP in Jammu

RANJANA CHARAK

Jammu, Dec 6: Even as coalition’s sweeping victory in LC polls have sent shockwaves in the opposition camps, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has a reason to rejoice for having snatched number two position from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in Jammu region.The dismal performance of BJP was one of the More


Effective reply to detractors: Omar Abdullah

Victory Of Panchayat Raj System, Says Azad

PTI/GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 6: Elated over the victory of the NC-Congress alliance in the four seats of Legislative Council, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday thanked panchayat members for giving a ‘clear cut message to the opposition which had indulged in malicious propaganda.’“It is an effective More


Govt Okays hike in transport fare

Recalls Arun Kumar, Posts Sharma As Principal Secretary Planning

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 6: The State Cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday approved re-fixing of maximum chargeable fares in case of stage and contract carriers.The Cabinet approved 14.40 percent hike in the existing fares of buses (stage carriage), 13.49 percent More


UJC snubs JK police chief

Salah-Ud-Din Won’t Wait For A Minute To Return If Need Arises’

GK NEWS NETWORK

‘Srinagar, Dec 6: The United Jehad Council Thursday took the J&K’s Director General of Police Ashok Prasad head on, saying its chief Syed Salah-ud-Din “won’t wait for a minute to return to the Valley if the need arises.” The UJC snub comes barely two days after Prasad dared Salah-ud-Din of “issuing More





  • Briefs

JK Bank to provide Rs 600 cr loan to NTPC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 6: Country's largest power producer NTPCBSE 1.42 % has tied up borrowing facility worth Rs 600 crore with the Jammu & Kashmir Bank, making it the 100th term loan agreement for the company More



  • News

Supreme Court directs expeditious hearing

BABRI MASJID DEMOLITION CASE

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 6: The Supreme Court today asked a Rae Bareily court to expeditiously hear the Babri Masjid demolition case of Ayodhya against senior BJP leader L K Advani and 19 others against whom the More




  • Opinion

The politics of economics

But the situation never changed and we heard it never before

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

Saying that ‘Kashmir resolution process cannot be held hostage to the unity’ between various Hurriyat groups and the ‘process has to be carried forward’, the executive head of the Huryat (M) Mirwaiz Umar More



  • GK Health

Silent Heart Attack

Diabetes offers an Invitation to Heart Disease

TAKE CARE

DR UPENDRA KAUL

 Diabetes is a very frequently encountered problem in Kashmiris. According to Prof A H Zargar, an authority on Diabetes research in this part of the world, one third of Kashmiris either suffer from More




  • Letters

Source unemployment

This refers to the article Educated but unemployed published on 5th of Dec. It is true that the major cause of delinquent behaviour of youth in Kashmir is unemployment. The author has clearly alarmed the More



  • Friday Focus

Patience is the key

Patience is a great virtue. Those who have it are the luckiest. God tests his worshippers in adversity. If we stand fast and don't lose heart and remember Him in every situation, we will sure be guided More



  • Business

Travel Master: Valley’s new tourism facility inaugurated

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 6: Giving a new landmark to the tourism travel trade of Kashmir, Travel Master, a travel agency, was today inaugurated at Municipality Road, Balgarden, here. DDC Anantnag and former More



  • Sports

Dr Farooq bars 2 players from joining Ranji trophy team

JKCA-PLAYERS ROW

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Dec 6: Taking action against the players who boycotted the J&K Ranji trophy match against Andra Pradesh, J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) President Dr Farooq Abdullah has barred the two More



  • Kashmir

KU employees without salary

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Dec 6: With the newly-appointed Registrar of University of Kashmir Prof Zaffar Ahmad Reshi “following proper procedure” in availing funds from the JK Government and “ensuring there is no misuse More



  • Srinagar City

Enforcement officials sleep on building permission violations

Against 20 feet wide connectivity, constructions allowed along 12 feet roads

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Dec 6: Notwithstanding the government claims that no building construction would be allowed for new colonies with roads lesser than 20 feet wide, the norms are being brazenly violated in the More




  • Tangmarg

Unabated constructions devour agricultural land

Concrete structures dot Srinagar-Gulmarg highway, authorities mute

Tangmarg: Unabated constructions along the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway is taking a heavy on the agriculture land with authorities acting as mute spectators. Commercial and residential structures are 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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