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House Committee disbanded

NC Pullout Rendered Panel Infructuous: LC Chairman

FOREST LAND GRAB ROW

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 12: Succumbing to “immense” pressure from “various quarters”, Legislative Council chairman, Amrit Malhotra on Monday dissolved the House Committee probing allegations of forest land grab against PHE Minister, Taj Mohi-ud-Din. Malhotra blamed National Conference (NC) for the dissolution More


‘Never suggested dissolution of panel’

Jammu, Nov 12: Asserting that National Conference cannot be blamed for dissolution of the House Committee formed to probe allegations of forest land grab against PHE minister Taj Mohiuddin, the party on Monday said that its legislators who pulled out had never suggested disbanding of the panel.
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Taj heaves sigh of relief

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 12: Heaving a sigh of relief over the dissolution of the House Panel probing charges of alleged land grab by him, PHE Minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din Monday claimed that the case was investigated thrice since 1985. He said none of the three probes found him guilty of land grab and that he was More


National Conference rewarding Taj: PDP

Jammu, Nov 12: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today accused National Conference (NC) of rewarding Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Taj Mohi-ud-Din “for the support he rendered to the party during the mysterious killing of Haji Yousuf Shah and the multi-crore scam in Jammu More


NC-CONG TO CONTEST LC POLLS JOINTLY

Candidates Yet To Be Finalized

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Nov 12: Congress and National Conference Monday decided to contest the elections for four seats of Legislative Council jointly.Talking to media persons after a meeting of Coalition Coordination Committee here, its chairman Prof Saifudin Soz announced that both the coalition partners will More


Cong softens stand on 73rd amendment

Jammu, Nov 12: State Congress seems to have softened its stand on the extension of 73rd constitutional amendment in Jammu and Kashmir, a demand which had brought the partners of the ruling coalition on a war path.“State has its own constitution and we are only demanding empowerment of the Panchayats More


MIM withdraws support to UPA

Hyderabad, Nov 12: In a significant development which could alter political equations in Andhra Pradesh, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) Monday withdrew support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in New Delhi and the Congress government in the state.MIM chief and its lone More


Centre asks government departments in JK to prepare appraisal report

‘Results Framework Document To Bring Transparency, Accountability’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 12: In a move to make the Jammu and Kashmir government accountable and to keep watch on its functioning, the Government of India (GoI) has asked the state government to direct all its departments to prepare yearly performance appraisal report to be put in the public domain for rating More


SAC lists case for hearing on December 4

Graft Charges Against Politicians

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 12: The State Accountability Commission has listed a case of alleged misuse of official position by four state politicians including two sitting ministers for hearing on December 3.The politicians include Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, PHE Minister, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Member Parliament More


Court can’t hear matters of Personal Law: Bar

TALAAQ JUDGMENT

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Nov 12: Participating in the arguments on the applications seeking review of the recent Talaaq (divorce) judgment by the J&K High Court, the Bar Association Monday said the court being a constitutional creation, can’t hear matters of Personal Law. The applications have been filed by More


Coalition Govt promoting dacoity, not just corruption: Baig

Srinagar, Nov 12: Peoples Democratic Party has said the ruling coalition has broken all records of corruption by previous NC governments and landed the State in its worst administrative crisis.Rounding off the tour of Kupwara district with a workers’ meeting in Zachaldara of Handwara constituency More


Diwali today

CM, Governor, Farooq, Muftis, Soz Greet People

Jammu, Nov 12: The festival of lights Diwali is being celebrated with religious fervor across the state Tuesday.Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Governor NN Vohra, Council of Ministers, Opposition leaders and legislators Monday extended Diwali greetings to the people.In a statement here, Chief More





  • Briefs

Show seriousness to resolve K-issue: Karatey to Indo-Pak

Srinagar, Nov 12: The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (R) Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karatey on Monday said the war of words between India and Pakistan could have a negative impact on the More



  • National

EXAMGATE PGIMER withholds MD entrance results

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chandigarh, Nov 12: The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here has withheld for an indefinite period the result of the 7,300 candidates who appeared for its MD entrance More




  • Opinion

The party first

Belated realization of Omar Abdullah that party mattersImpressions

IMPRESSIONS

BINOO JOSHI

 For once,  it seems that  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah   has realized  that  party  makes the government  not the vce versa.  His party, National Conference More



  • GK Magazine

The Marketized Education

It results in nothing short of transforming scholars into commodities

Tuesday Take

DR HAMEEDAH NAYEEM

Under the impact of globalization, post 1980s saw  the  rise  and intermixing of  a new religious  and economic fundamentalism as the market became God. As part of creating this More




  • Letters

Strict rules

This refers to the letter by Shayesta, calling the recent Talaq judgment as a "commendable". In Surah Yunis of holy Quran, (A 15 and 16), Almighty Allah commands Prophet Muhammad (PBUH ): "Say O Mohammad More



  • Editorial

Revamp Education

The State Education Department is in total disarray. The mushrooming of unauthorized colleges in the state is a brazen manifestation of the bad functioning of the department.  Most of these colleges More



  • Business

JK Cable Car achieves `23 cr annual revenue target in 7 months

Govt sanctions 7% DA to corporation employees

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 12: Government today approved release of 7 per cent DA in favour of Jammu and Kashmir Cable Car Corporation (JKCCC) Employees with effect from July 2012. The decision in this effect was More



  • Sports

Kashmir Cricket Tourney begins in Muzaffarabad

Muzaffarabad, Nov 12: The Kashmir League T-20 Cricket Tournament—organized by Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) Cricket Association—started at Narul Cricket Stadium Muzaffarabad on Saturday. The event More



  • Kashmir

High Court pulls up SIT over slow probe

‘File Report Or Charge-Sheet By November 30’

TUFAIL MATOO CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Nov 12: The Jammu and Kashmir High court Monday directed the Special Investigation Team, probing the killing of 12th class student Tufail Matoo of Saidakadal here, to complete the probe and file More



  • Srinagar City

LD Hospital new block inauguration delayed

UEED forgets timely construction of STP

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Nov 12: The new block at Valley’s sole maternity hospital, the LD Hospital will not be thrown open for public in December as scheduled but is feared to be delayed by a year. Reasons:  Authorities More




  • Jammu

‘Gandhi intended to make Urdu India’s official language’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Nov 12: In connection with World Urdu Day and birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalaam Azad, Kishtwar Campus University of Jammu in collaboration with National Council for promotion of Urdu Language More



  • South Asia

Karachi violence toll 83

Islamabad, Nov 12: The week-long toll in the violence in Pakistan's port city of Karachi rose to 83 Monday after two more people were shot dead in target killings.Sindh Inspector General of Police Fayyaz More



  • World

Russia to help exhume Arafat's remains

Gaza, Nov 12: Russian experts will be part of an international group tasked with exhuming the body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, alleged to have been poisoned by polonium, Palestinian President More



  • Health

To fight diabetes, development alone won't do: IDF chief

NOVEMBER 14 -WORLD DIABETES DAY

ANJALI OJHA

New Delhi, Nov 12: Development without any focus on health is the reason for the increasing burden of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, International Diabetes Federation President Jean Claude Mbanya said More



  • Kangan

Desecration of graveyard triggers protest at Sumbal

LOCALS ALLEGE CONTRACTOR-OFFICIAL NEXUS, DEMAND ACTION

SUHAIL AJMAL

Sumbal (Bandipora), Nov 12: People on Tuesday staged massive protest against alleged desecration of a graveyard at Tengpora here and demanded action against the accused.   Hundreds of people More




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