Left demands rollback of passenger fare hike

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 7: Day after Jammu and Kashmir government approved hike in transport fares, state unit of CPI (M) today termed the decision as "anti-people" and demanded its immediate rollback."The hike in transport fare is one-sided, arbitrary and unjustified. It has been announced at a time when More

Commuters incensed

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 7: State government decision to hike transport fares has drawn flak from all the quarters in J&K. People are agitated over the state government’s decision to hike the passenger fares at a time when staggering inflation coupled with shortage of essential commodities especially More

JKSMA to celebrate Int’l mountain day

Will hold programmes to spread awareness about environment issues

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar Dec 7: J&K Ski and Mountaineering Association (JKSMA) will celebrate International Mountain Day on Dec 11 in Kashmir to send a message to the public to conserve the ecology and environment of the state.Since 2003 the day is observed annually over the world. This year the theme is More

JK Postal Circle to recruit more staff
Srinagar, Dec 7: Chief Postmaster General, John Samuel today said J&K Postal Circle is recruiting more staff in the Department and as a part of it 12 posts of Gramin Dak Sevaks are being filled in Baramulla Postal Division. He said that recruitment process will also provide opportunity to More

Govt wins FDI vote in Rajya Sabha

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 7: Government today won the approval of Parliament to its controversial decision of allowing FDI in multi-brand retail with a motion against it being defeated convincingly in Rajya Sabha, as BSP voted in favour of UPA.123 members voted against the motion while 109 voted in favour after More

EPFO time bars inquiry against employers in PF cases to 7 yrs

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 7: Initiating an inquiry against employers for lapses in maintaining EPF accounts would become difficult, with the retirement fund organisation imposing a time bar of seven years for such probes.The norms, which were issued by Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) R C Mishra on More

Defunct ATMs annoy customers in Kupwara

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Dec 7: J&K Bank ATM near district police lines here is defunct for past seven days causing incontinence to the people as well as the government officials and police personnel. “We are not able to draw our salary from here as the ATM is defunct for last seven days and no one has More

Aryans launches scholarship awareness campaign
Srinagar, Dec 7: Chandigarh-based Aryans Group of Colleges today launched a scholarship awareness campaign under the name “Roshan” for Jammu and Kashmir students.The campaign is aimed to make them aware about various scholarship schemes including those by Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), Ministry More

Customers appeal JK Bank
Srinagar, Dec 7: Customers of JK Bank branch Boulevard today appealed Chairman of the bank of allocating parking space at the branch. A delegation of Bank customers said that “there is not adequate space available for parking at the branch.”“We face lot of inconvenience due to the non- availability More

Royal Pashmina exhibition begins at Delhi

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Dec 7:  A huge collection of hand spin, hand woven shawls and finest quality of silk and needle, hand embroidered collection of Pashmina Royal Shawls exhibition was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Handloom Development Corporation. The 7-day exhibition (7th to 13th December 2012 More

Travel bodies form coordination committee

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 7: A number of representative bodies of tour operators today unanimously formed a coordination committee at a meeting here today.The association representatives resolved that the coordination committee shall take up the issues confronting the tour operators in Kashmir with the government More

LA panel seeks report on brick kilns
Jammu, Dec 7: A meeting of the Sub Committee (Brick Kilns Related) of the Committee on Environment of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly was held today under the Chairmanship of MLA, Ch. Zulfikar Ali.The meeting deliberated upon various issues including impact of brick kilns on human lives and More

  • Kashmir

Ire brewing against pesky power cuts

Protests Erupt In Summer Capital; No Improvement Unless Consumers Cooperate: PDD

MUDDASIR ALI/ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 7: With power situation worsening in Kashmir, people on Friday took to roads in several parts of the summer capital here to protest against the erratic power supply amid biting cold conditions More



  • Srinagar City

Dal Dwellers Dislocation in Disarray

Rakh-e-Arth lacks basic amenities

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 7: Notwithstanding the Central government’s liberal funding on conservation of Dal Lake and rehabilitation of Dal dwellers, the state government has been unable to mitigate the sufferings More




  • Jammu

Govt orders promotions, transfers in middle-rung administration

Zubair Posted Spl Secretary Finance, Kumar Is Addl Secretary Planning

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 7: The state government Friday ordered promotions and transfers in the middle-rung administration.  As per the orders issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Farooq Ahmad More



  • World

Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal arrives in Gaza for first-ever visit

Rafah, Dec 7: Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal broke into tears on Friday as he arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first-ever visit, a landmark trip reflecting his militant group's growing international More



  • GK Feature

Four Sons of Jana Begum

A mother who lost her four sons and her husband to conflict in the past sixteen years

A MOTHER’S TRAGEDY

MAJID MAQBOOL

Sitting near the window of her modest home in Diver, Lolab, 120kms north of Srinagar, Jana Begum, 51, emptily stares around, heaving long sighs of “haye meray Khuda”, before talking about what she has More



  • Islamabad

Pollution, encroachments mar Jhelum’s beauty at Bijbehara

Islamabad: Failure of the authorities to take measures for conservation of river Jhelum here has pushed it on the verge of extinction.  Considered to be lifeline of Kashmir, the river is marred by More



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