• TOP STORIES

Uncertainty clouds SVC constitution

Where Is The File?

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Nov 14: Constitution of the much-awaited Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Commission (SVC) does not seem to be in sight as confusion continues over the fate of official panel prepared and suggested to Governor NN Vohra by the state government.If authoritative sources within corridors of More


Taj hits out at LC chairman

‘Malhotra Trying To Weaken Coalition; Will Press For No-Confidence Motion Against Him’

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Nov 14: Sending jitters within the ragged state Congress by accusing the Legislative Council chairman of deliberately trying to weaken the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister for PHE and Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-Din Wednesday said the House Committee against More


3 soldiers, 2 militants killed on LoC

Operation Continues In Nowgam Sector

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 14: Two militants and three Army men were killed in a fierce encounter near Line of Control (LOC) in Nowgam sector of Baramulla district last night.Taking to Greater Kashmir, Srinagar-based Defence Spokesperson Lt. Col J.S. Brar said, “The encounter started last night when a group More


Mistaken identity triggers drama

KHALID GUL/SHOWKAT DAR

Pulwama/Islamabad, Nov 14: The mistaken identity of the militant killed in an encounter in Kulgam on Tuesday triggered high drama in south Kashmir Wednesday. The militant was earlier identified by police as Showkat Ahmad Tak of Panzgam, Pulwama.Police sources said the body of the slain militant More


Children worst sufferers of turmoil: Omar Abdullah

‘Drug Abuse Dangerous Than Militancy’

SUHAL AJMAL

Sumbal (Bandipora), Nov 14: Chief Minster Omer Abdullah Wednesday said while the past more than 20 years of turmoil affected every sphere of the society, the children were its worst sufferers as they were forced to live in an atmosphere of fear.Speaking at a function organized by National Commission More


I am a patriot: Mustafa Kamaal

‘Have Great Regard For India, Cong’

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Nov 14: Asserting that it was his family which brought democracy to Jammu and Kashmir, Additional General Secretary of National Conference Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal today urged media not to create political instability in the State.Clarifying his statement he had made in Kishtwar recently More


PDD meet uncovers rot

‘No Funds To Install Poles; Legislators Hesitant In Releasing Money’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 14: A crucial review meeting on power scenario in Kashmir Wednesday took the lid off harsh facts with Power Development Department (PDD) expressing helplessness over improving the existing infrastructure due to non-availability of funds, shortage of manpower and indiscipline.The More


Omar avoiding cabinet expansion fearing NC breakup: Baig

MUDDASIR ALI

Kunzer (Tangmarg), Nov 14: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said ruling National Conference (NC) was avoiding cabinet expansion fearing the move could end up in disintegration of the party.Addressing party convention here senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig said NC was More


Fayaz joins The Hindu as JK bureau chief

Srinagar, Nov 14: Veteran journalist Ahmed Ali Fayaz has joined The Hindu as its Jammu & Kashmir bureau chief. He will be operating from Srinagar and Jammu.One of India’s most influential and the highest circulated dailies in English, The Hindu has 17 daily editions spread all over the country More





  • Briefs

PAK HC DELEGATION ENQUIRES ABOUT MALIK’S HEALTH

Srinagar, Nov 14: A high level delegation from Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, headed by its Deputy Ambassador Babar Amin, visited Fortis Hospital Delhi on Wednesday to enquire about the health More



  • National

Govt raises income bar for EWS, LIG housing

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 14: Government has decided to raise the bar on annual income required to qualify for benefits under its existing housing schemes for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Lower Income Groups More




  • Opinion

In comes Imran

The first thing Khan can work for is to restore the individuality of Kashmir

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

2012 has been a year of public rallies for Imran Khan. We have seen the cities of Pakistan full of atmosphere whenever a public rally was held by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The failure of the two main political More



  • GK Magazine

The Culture Literacy

Are you able to enjoy Ghalib or Hafiz to the hilt?

WORD’S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

Are we cultured? For many it is an indecent question that may hurt if bluntly asked.  But literacy should include culture literacy and if it doesn’t what it is for? Culture is linked with metaphysics More




  • Letters

Respect woman

This refers to the article “Eve’s honor” by Hassan Zainagiree (GK Nov 02).Women in contemporary society are faced with various issues and challenges which make them vulnerable and many a times an easy More



  • Editorial

Winter Woes

On Tuesday, a group of around two dozen persons protested outside the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s residence against the power tariff hike. The protesters, which comprised mainly women, raised slogans More



  • Business

Come Jan 1, existing bank cheques to become trash

Standard uniform CTS-2010 will take over

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 14: Using cheques to do transaction with your bank? Come January your cheque books would become a useless piece of paper: Reason, the existing non-uniform standard of cheques would be taken More



  • Sports

  • Kashmir

10 years on, JK Sports Council sits on ‘urgent matter’

‘Tainted’ Official Enjoys Plum Position; Government Goes Lenient

FAKE CERTIFICATE CASE

Srinagar, Nov 14: In an outrageous case of official negligence, the J&K State Sports Council has brazenly overlooked the ‘authentication of certificates’ of an official which proved that he had “mischievously More



  • Srinagar City

Omar supports skewed bridge

Says nothing wrong with Tedha design, ridicules critics

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Nov 14: Breaking his silence on the construction of “controversial” skewed bridge, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday said there was nothing wrong with the project and hinted that Peoples More




  • Jammu

NHPC to set up institute in Kashmir

HYDRO POWER TRAINING

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 14: National Hydel Power Corporation would be establishing a hydero power training institute in Kangan area of Ganderbal. Sources said the National Power Training Institute (NPTI) will More



  • South Asia

Education now compulsory for Pakistan children

Islamabad, Nov 14: Pakistan has made education free and compulsory for children aged between five and 16. Pakistan's National Assembly Tuesday unanimously passed the right to free and compulsory education More



  • World

Hu, Wen bow out; Xi to take over as new boss

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, Nov 14: Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao bowed out of the top leadership of the ruling Communist Party of China today after a 10-year stint in power, as the Party's key Congress More



  • Health

‘SCREEN CHILDREN TOO FOR DIABETES’

NOV 14 IS WORLD DIABETES DAY AND CHILDREN'S DAY

ANJALI OJHA

New Delhi, Nov 14: If you are under the impression that diabetes is an old man's disease, you are wrong. More and more children are falling prey to this lifestyle disease and doctors say it is best to More



  • Ganderbal

Maternity hospital Wayil sans medicare facilities

Patients suffer, authorities mute

Wayil (Ganderbal): Signifying messy state of affairs in Kashmir’s healthcare system, the mini- maternity hospital at Wayil here sans basis medicare facilities coupled with shortage of medicos and paramedics More




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