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.  Anger is brewing across the Valley against the Power Development Department (PDD More

Police DPC likely to meet on December 11

4 IGPs, 5 DIGs, 11 SSPs To Be Promoted

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 7: The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) of police is meeting most likely on December 11 to take up promotions of Additional Director Generals (ADGs), Inspector Generals (IGs) and Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs). Earlier, DPC meeting had to be deferred as Model Code of More

Kashmir in grip of biting cold

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar: Dec 7: Kashmir valley Friday reeled under biting cold with metrological department forecasting snowfall in upper reaches and rains in plains.   The sky remained cloudy for the whole day and temperature dropped drastically. Morning fog reeled the whole region of Kashmir and More

Geelani condemns slapping PSA on Mushtaq

Demands immediate release of political prisoners

Srinagar, Dec 7: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah, who is under house arrest, on Friday strongly condemned slapping of one more detention order under Public Safety Act (PSA) on Mushtaq-ul-Islam and his shifting to District Jail, Udhampur, terming it ‘state terrorism’. “Slapping More

KWT PROVIDES RELIEF TO FRISLAN FIRE VICTIMS

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 7: In a bid to extend their support to the affected families of Frislan Pahalgam, Kashmir Welfare Trust (KWT) Srinagar Friday distributed relief package among the fire victims. Farooq Shah, District Development Commissioner, Islamabad (Anantnag) on behalf of Welfare Trust distributed More

Police announce free coaching
Srinagar, Dec 7: JK police would support the coaching for professional entrance competitive exams for the wards of police martyrs and meritorious wards of police personnel studying in JK Police Public Schools and other institutions, a police spokesman said.  JK Police would provide free coaching More

Porcupines trigger panic in Lolab villages

SHAHID RAFIQ

Lolab, Dec 7: The sudden presence of porcupines locally called ‘trunz’ in villages has triggered panic with residents forcing children to remain indoors since they fear they may attack them with quills. The inhabitants said that at least six to seven porcupines were found roaming in Maidanpora More

PDP’s doom certain, claims NC

We won LC elections despite negative campaigning: Tanvir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 7: The National Conference today said the clean sweep in the Legislative Council election is a sign of better coordination and stronger bond between coalition partners while asking the opposition to introspect and shun the path and politics of deception, slur and division “When More

JKLF members to stage protest in London
Srinagar, Dec 7:  Members of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) would hold a protest demonstration at the Indian High Commission in London against human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of World Human Rights Day on December 10.   It coincides with a shutter 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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