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HC steps in: Seeks details on dealer-consumer ratio

Asks Govt To Enumerate Steps Taken To Avoid Monopolization Of Cooking Gas Trade By Dealers

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Oct 31: Taking cognizance of the LPG crisis and media reports about limited number of cooking gas dealers operating in the state, Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday directed the government to come up with the data on the number of dealers required for the proper distribution of gas More


Touts make money out of new policy

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Oct 31: At a time when prevailing LPG crisis in the Valley has created acute shortage of cooking gas cylinders in the market, some agents have surfaced who demand Rs 1500 from consumers for getting the documents verified or transferred in his/her name.Locals allege that nexus between More


100 LPG outlets for 25 lakh consumers, 500 petrol pumps for 10 lakh vehicles!

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Oct 31: While the oil companies operating in Jammu and Kashmir have over the years increased their retail outlets for petrol and diesel manifold, they have miserably failed to expand the crucial LPG dealership network in the state for better distribution of cooking gas.Ironically, J More


Lacking ‘credible’ faces, Congress in dilemma

CABINET RESHUFFLE

JAVAID MALIK

Srinagar, Oct 31: As speculations about an imminent reshuffle of the council of ministers in Jammu and Kashmir are rife, state Congress is in dilemma over filling up of its vacancies due to dearth of “credible men” in the party.Since the inception of NC-Congress coalition in 2009, two Congress More


Lobbying begins for LC berth

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Oct 31: Hectic lobbying has begun in state Congress to fill up the vacancy in the Legislative Council (MLC) and subsequent cabinet berth to be available following superannuation of Minister for Medical Education RS Chib in March next.Sources in the party told Greater Kashmir that the Congress More


After Geelani’s no, Government takes journos for copter ride

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Oct 31: In a bid to clear the air over the controversy of ‘construction of track’ to Amarnath Cave, the State Government on Wednesday took a team of 16 journalists on an aerial survey of Baltal-Amarnath route to have a first-hand account of the situation.About four helicopter sorties More


Hurriyat (G) sets up panel

To Consult Mirwaiz Umar, Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah, Civil Society Groups

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Oct 31: Shelving the agitation plan for now, the Hurriyat Conference (G) on Wednesday announced a five-member committee to consult other separatist groups, trade unions, civil society and other groups over the Amarnath track issue.The decision was taken at a high-level meeting of all More


JK Bank earns Rs 516 cr profit in 6 months

Rs 100000 Crore Business Targeted By March 2013

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Oct 31: J&K Bank is all set to achieve a net profit target of Rs 1000 crore and business target of Rs 100000 crore (rupees one lakh crore) by March 2013. The Bank registered a net profit of Rs 515.62 in the first six months ended September 2012. The increase in the net profit is More


CBI offices workless in JK

Only 12 Cases Registered This Year

Jammu, Oct 31: Notwithstanding the rampant increase in corrupt practices across the state, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Jammu and Kashmir has almost been rendered idle in view of the poor government response and lack of awareness among the general masses.The high-profile investigating More


NC, Cong stoke communal fires in Zanskar: PDP

‘Muslims, Buddhists Yearn For Peace, Amity’

Srinagar, Oct 31: Blaming coalition partners National Conference and Congress for stoking fires of communalism in restive Zanskar area of Ladakh, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday said the onus on maintenance of law and order in the troubled area and providing protection to the citizens More


Normalcy returns to Kishtwar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Oct 31: Normalcy returned to this mountainous township after two days of unrest and protest demonstrations sparked off due to blasphemous content uploaded on Facebook allegedly by some local youth.Reports pouring in from various areas revealed that the situation remained normal on Wednesday More


Soldiers thrash people in Baramulla

Cops Register FIR

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Oct 31: Army soldiers allegedly went berserk in Baramulla town on Wednesday morning, beating several people to pulp.According to reports, unidentified soldiers appeared in a Rakshak vehicle at army check-post near Kanthbagh. The soldiers stopped three vehicles near the check-post and More





  • Briefs

‘Forest loot in Doodganga range’

Srinagar, Oct 31: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday condemned the alleged continuous loot of forests and timber smuggling in various parts of the state especially in Pir Panjal forest division ( More



  • National

Heavy rain in Andhra as Cyclone Nilam nears coast

Hyderabad, Oct 31: Heavy rain lashed Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts under the impact of Cyclone Nilam, whose intensity is expected to increase by Wednesday evening. Many parts of Nellore and Prakasam More




  • Opinion

The politics of relationships

About a lost pattern of relationships and the birth of a conflict

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

After the end of the cold war it was deemed that conflicts generated from the hostility between the cold war rivals would come to an instant end. Surprisingly that did not happen. New things went on into More



  • GK Magazine

Connecting FARM to CAMPUS

Identifying challenges, opportunities and strategies for sustainable farming and profitable marketing of saffron

AGRI-TECH

DR F. A. LONE/DR F.A. NEHVI

History of saffron (Crocus sativus ) cultivation in Kashmir dates back to 500 BC and is believed to be brought to India from Persian rulers. Some historians believe that saffron originated in an area extending More




  • Letters

Talaaq verdict

 This refers to the front-page news, “Power to pronounce Talaaq not absolute: HC” (GK, October 30, 2012). The said verdict is not fully in compliance with the well established principles and commandments More



  • Editorial

Blasphemy Again

Massive protests have rocked Chenab Valley over the alleged blasphemous content posted on the social networking site Facebook. The major towns of Doda, Kishtawar and Bhaderwah observed complete shutdown More



  • Business

Baglihar-II project gets environmental clearance

Work on project likely to gain momentum

ARUN SINGH

Jammu, Oct 31: In a positive development, the J&K State Power Development Corporation has secured the environment clearance from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests for Baglihar-II Hydro More



  • Sports

UMER NABI RETAINS TITLE

11TH JK BANK TOUR-DE-KASHMIR

Srinagar, Oct 31: In the 11th J&K Bank Tour-de-Kashmir Cycle race, Umer Nabi of Shalimar Cycling Club on Wednesday retained title in the toughest cycling event of the State by beating 28 riders.  More



  • Kashmir

CRPF to pull one more battalion from Kashmir

Withdrawal Of 6 More Units Under Consideration: IG Sandhu

REDUCING FOOTPRINTS

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Oct 31: To thin the footprints of its forces in Kashmir, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is withdrawing its one more battalion permanently from south Kashmir while the withdrawal of six More



  • Srinagar City

100 bitten in 2 days

DOG ATTACKS INTENSIFY

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Oct 31: After a little lull in canine attacks on humans in this summer Capital, stray packs mauled over 100 people in the City in the past two days, officials and witnesses Wednesday said.  More




  • Jammu

9 district judges await appointment

GOVT SLEEPS OVER HC RECOMMENDATIONS

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Oct 31: Despite pendency of around 2.5 lakh cases in various courts of J&K, the state government is sleeping over the appointment of nine District and Sessions Judges, as recommended by the More



  • South Asia

Renaming roundabout after Bhagat Singh

Pak puts plan on hold

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, Oct 31: Giving in to the pressure from hardline groups like the Jamaat-ud-Dawah and a section of local residents, a move to rename a roundabout here in Pakistan after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh More




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