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Now, Centre throws LPG cap surprise

‘Assures’ PDP Of Relaxing Lid On Subsidized Cylinders

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 16: In a surprising development, the Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Friday said the Union Minister for Petroleum Veerapa Moily has said the Government of India was actively considering relaxing the cooking gas cylinder cap in case of Jammu and Kashmir. The move has More


KYC forms: Deadline extended till November 30

More Gas Agencies To Come Up In JK: Minister

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 16: Government of India Friday extended the deadline for submission of Know Your Consumer (KYC) forms till November 30. Earlier the government had fixed November 15 as the deadline for consumers to get their LPG documents verified. But in the wake of mounting pressure from cooking gas More


HC RAPS JAMMU-BASED DENTAL COLLEGE FOR ILLEGAL ADMISSIONS

Directs Institute To Pay Rs 14 Lakh Fine, Surrender 28 Seats From Management Quota

NISSAR BHAT

Srinagar, Nov 16: What could send jitters down the spine of academic institutes making admissions in violation of rules, the J&K High Court Friday directed a Jammu-based dental college to deposit Rs 14 lakh with the J&K Legal Service Authority for “violating the norms of Dental Council of More


‘NC, PDP are like two peas in a pod’

Omar, Mufti, Azad Delhi’s Puppets; Poll Boycott Justified: Geelani

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 16: Castigating J&K Government for not allowing him to offer congregational Friday prayers, the Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said there was “no difference between National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party as both are the puppets of New Delhi and their role More


Will consult civil society before Pak visit: Mirwaiz

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 16: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said the amalgam would consult various sections of society—beginning with traders on November 20—to development a “consensus” on various aspects of Kashmir issue before leaving for Pakistan.“Before leaving for Pakistan More


NC wants ‘reunion of divided JK’

Issue To Be Major Plank For 2014 Polls

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 16: Ruling out separation of Kashmir from India, National Conference Friday pledged to make reunification of two divided parts of J&K as its major poll plank for the 2014 Assembly elections.Several top leaders of the party claimed that they will also work for the restoration More


PDP fields Hussain, Reshi from Kashmir; Gurmeet, Mahajan from Jammu

PEOPLES CONFERENCE JOINS IN

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Nov 16: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party Friday decided its candidates for the December 3 elections to four Legislative Council seats reserved for Panchayats.Party’s senior leader Peer Muhammad Hussain (former Minister of State for Health) and Yasir Reshi (district president Bandipora More


44 candidates in fray

UMER MAQBOOL/ABHINAV VERMA

Srinagar/Jammu, Nov 16: A total of 44 candidates have filed their nomination papers to four seats of Legislative Council in Jammu and Kashmir for which polls are slated to be held on December 3. While 16 persons are testing their luck for two seats from Kashmir region, the remaining 28 will fight More


Police hushing up cases, rues legislator

Violence Against Women Should Invoke Exemplary Punishment: Shamima

CRIME AGAINST WOMEN

RANJANA CHARAK

Jammu, Nov 16: The State Women Commission (SWC) Friday accused the J&K Police Department of being non-serious in dealing with the cases of crime against women.“Without strict and honest action, the grave issue of violence against women cannot be addressed effectively. The Police and Medical More


HC dismisses Dr Qasim’s petition

‘Life Imprisonment Means Detention For Entire Life’

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Nov 16: Ruling that life imprisonment means imprisonment for entire life, Jammu and Kashmir High Court Friday dismissed the petition of Muslim League Chairman Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo seeking his release.Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir announced the judgment after hearing arguments of Faktoo More


Hizb hails, but disowns liquor shop attack

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Muzaffarabad, Nov 16: Disowning the attack on a liquor shop in Heemal Hotel in Srinagar on Thursday evening, Hizbul Muajhideen Friday said it had nothing to do with the action. Hizb however termed the act as ‘appreciable and timely.’Denouncing in strong terms the opening of liquor shops in the More





  • Briefs

1 dies, 9 injured in road mishaps

Srinagar, Nov 16: One person died and nine others were injured in different road accidents across the Kashmir valley. Police said a Maruti Car bearing registration number JK013/2332 hit and injured More




  • Opinion

Common roots

Muslims and Pandits of Kashmir share a common ethos

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Obfuscating the harsh reality serves no purpose. It’s time to accept the bitter truth that Kashmiri Muslims and Kashmiri Pandits despite belonging to almost same ethnic-stock are a deeply divided people More



  • GK Magazine

OUR STUDIO DEBATES

I switched off the TV in disgust!

DELHIBERATIONS

PADMA RAO SUNDARJI

This week, the capital was abuzz with talk of health issues.On the one hand, there was a loud, controversial, wholly illogical television debate on a leading English news channel on Thursday, centering More




  • Letters

In toto

This refers to the letter of Toaseen Rehmat, published in GK on Nov the 16th, 2012. Islam is a complete way of life. The more we deviate from its commandments, the more we will suffer. The ultimate success More



  • Editorial

The Gaza invasion

As the Palestinian bid for the recognition of the Palestinian state by the United Nations' General Assembly nears, Israeli threats are now manifesting in the devastating onslaught on Gaza, reeling under More



  • Business

Omar demands special focus on JK

North Zone Chief Ministers’ Conference held

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Nov 16: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Friday demanded “extraordinary schemes for special category states to address their problems. “The special category states like Jammu and Kashmir share More



  • Sports

County Club defeat Orion-B

KASHMIR LEAGUE T20-MUZAFFARABAD

Muzaffarabad, Nov 16: In the ongoing Kashmir League T20 cricket tournament organized by Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) Cricket Association, another match was played at Narul Cricket Stadium here on Friday More



  • Kashmir

Gang-rape accused still at large

Special Team Constituted To Nab Culprits: Police

SHOWKAT DAR

Shopian, Nov 16: The family of a girl allegedly gang-raped here last week, is awaiting justice as most of the accused are still at large. Police has till now arrested only one of the four accused More



  • Srinagar City

Winter feared deadly for dog sterilization

Experts press alarm button, seek pause

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Nov 16: Kashmir’s harsh Himalayan winter can prove deadly for stray dogs undergoing sterilization at state-of-the-art sterilization facility at Shuhama even as experts have sought immediate halt More




  • Jammu

COALITION A COMPULSION: LAL SINGH

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Nov 16: A Member Parliament of ruling Congress Friday said the alliance with National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir was a compulsion for the party. “We have compulsion to be in alliance with More



  • News

Story behind the photo: Journalist’s 11-month-old son killed in Gaza strikes

AGENCIES

Gaza, Nov 16: The front page photo on Thursday’s Washington Post tells, in a single frame, a very personal story from Wednesday’s Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic journalist More



  • Court Watch

HC dismisses petition

APPOINTMENT OF DHS

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Nov 16: The High Court Friday dismissed the petition challenging the appointment of present director health services Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman. Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir while announcing More



  • Kupwara

Under-staffed Wildlife deptt goes into hibernation

Man-animal conflict consumes 24 lives in 2 years

Kupwara: Wildlife department has failed to check increasing incidents of man-animal conflict in this north Kashmir district. In past two years, 24 people have been killed by leopards and bears and More




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