• TOP STORIES

Power protests knock at Chief Minister’s door

Tariff Hike ‘Persecutes’ Valleyites

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 13: Around two dozen people mostly women—furious over indiscriminate power tariff hike—on Tuesday broke a commanding security grid near Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s residence at Gupkar Road here, raising slogans against the “imperial policies” of state government.The protestors More


Kamaal’s anti-India rant triggers row

Azad Asks NC To Clear Stand

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Nov 13: Taking strong exception to National Conference (NC) leader Mustafa Kamaal’s remark on Indo-Pak talks, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad tonight asked the party to clear its stand on the issue.“We have taken a strong exception to Mustafa Kamaal's remarks. This is a serious issue. This More


Hurt by Omar’s tweet: Kamaal

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 13: Senior National Conference (NC) leader Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal Tuesday said he was hurt by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s tweet but he had nothing against his nephew as he knew Omar was sitting on a chair of thorns. Kamaal also urged the Chief Minister not to make “home matters” public More


Transporters call strike on November 19

Demand Hike In Fare, Freight

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 13: All Kashmir Valley Transporters Association - a representative body of transporters- today called for a complete wheel-jam on Monday, November 19. The transporters demanded that State Government should announce hike in passenger fare and freight with immediate effect keeping in view More


NPP to move Supreme Court on scrapping of House Committee

‘NC-Cong Coalition Has Always Sided With Corrupt’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 13: Day after Legislative Council (LC) chairman Amrit Malhotra scrapped the House Committee probing charges of forest land grab against PHE and Irrigation Minister Taj Mohiuddin, National Panthers Party (NPP) MLC Rafiq Shah said the party will challenge Malhotra’s decision in the Supreme More


No dilution of stand on 73rd amendment: Soz

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 13: State Congress chief Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz Tuesday said there was no dilution in the party’s stand on extension of provisions of 73rd amendment of Indian Constitution to J&K and the party will continue its fight for empowerment of Panchayat institutions.“A section of the press More


Diwali lights up Kashmir’s communal harmony

Muslims, Sikhs Join Celebrations In Valley

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Nov 13: Diwali, the festival of lights, was Tuesday celebrated across the Valley with traditional enthusiasm and fervor as Muslims and Sikhs joined their Hindu brethren to light candles and oil lamps outside temples, homes and shops.According to Hindu mythology, Diwali is celebrated More


MIRWAIZ TO SKIP OIC MEET

‘Busy With Preparations For Pak Visit’

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 13: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will skip an important meeting of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) where Contact Group on Kashmir is scheduled to meet.The Mirwaiz has been invited by OIC for its 39th annual conference scheduled to be held in More


Militant killed in Kulgam encounter

KHALID GUL

Kulgam, Nov 13: Police and security forces trapped a group of militants in Kujjar village of Kulgam district Tuesday after the gunmen earlier broke a cordon in a neighbouring village. One militant has been killed in the encounter and searches are on in the area.Reports said a gun-battle raged More





  • Briefs

Muharram arrangements finalized

Srinagar, Nov 13: Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution Qamar Ali Akhoon Tuesday directed the divisional administration Kashmir to put in all possible efforts in ensuring smooth and peaceful More



  • National

Will Gadkari be removed before November 22?

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Nov 13: The temporary breather provided by RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy to the beleaguered BJP chief Nitin Gadkari expired sooner than expected as he clarified that his probe into the Purti group More




  • Opinion

Road to Amarnath

Solution lies in addressing rather than evading the issue

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

Amarnath controversy has reared its head again in Valley.  This time it isover the alleged plan to build a road to holy Amarnath shrine. Hurriyat Gchairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has accused the government More



  • GK Magazine

The Blue Lighting

Globally over 900 monuments and buildings will be lit up in blue today

Deadly Disease

DR MOHAMMED ASHRAF GANIE

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14 and it commemorates the birthday of Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin in 1921 in Canada. It was initiated by the International Diabetes More




  • Letters

Water intake

This refers to the article "Drink plenty of water to keep stones at bay" (GK, 12-11-2012), wherein it has never been recommended to take plenty of water. But Dr. Anil Ramachandran has recommended to take More



  • Editorial

RFD: Performance Appraisal

THAT the government departments in Jammu and Kashmir will be preparing ‘Results Framework Document’, 2013 onwards is a welcome development that hopefully would bring about a positive change in the work More



  • Business

Tata Docomo decision to wind up jolts employees, subscribers

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 13: The decision of TATA Docomo to wind up its operations in J&K from January next has kicked in the teeth of its employees and thousands of subscribers in Kashmir.  According to More



  • Sports

Wonder Boys Soura beat Drabagh-XI in final

PEER YASIN SHAH CRICKET TOURNAMENT

Srinagar, Nov 13: The Wonder Boys Soura defeated Darbagh-XI by 26 runs in the final of the Peer Yasin Shah Cricket tournament here on Monday. Batting first, Wonder Boys scored 147 runs for the loss More



  • Kashmir

Govt ‘ignores’ qualified administrators for JK hospitals

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Nov 13: The recent selection of administrators for hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir has drawn flak in the wake of “flawed recruitment rules” of the Health and Medical Education Department.   More



  • Srinagar City

Srinagar development frustrates PDP: NC

Muftis creating urban-rural divide among people: Tanvir Sadiq

Reaction

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 13:  Ruling National Conference Tuesday accused the Peoples Democratic Party of creating rural-urban divide in Kashmir adding that the PDP’s recent statement against NC was “bunch of lies More




  • South Asia

India can learn from Pak's poverty alleviation scheme: Nitish Kumar

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Nov 13: Poverty is a cross-border phenomenon and India could learn from the experiences of the Benazir Income Support Programme, the Pakistan government's flagship poverty alleviation scheme More



  • World

Top US commander in Afghanistan under investigation

LALIT K JHA\PTI

Washington, Nov 13:  America's top commander in Afghanistan is being probed for his alleged "inappropriate communication" with a woman linked to former CIA director David Petraeus, who resigned abruptly More



  • Tral

TRAL REELS UNDER DARKNESS

CONCERN

Tral: People of many villages here have accused the Power Development Department (PDD) of using dilly dallying tactics to restore power supply.  Inhabitants of Wandakhpora Awantipora, Malik Mohalla More




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