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JK administration on crutches

Shortage Of Officers Breeds

‘Additional Charge Syndrome’; Govt Says ‘Somehow Managing’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 1: While the J&K Government is grappling with the paucity of top-level officers, an internal audit has revealed that the failure to go for timely induction of the Indian Administrative Service and Kashmir Administrative Service officers in mid 80’s and early 90’s has caused an “administrative More


‘Never talked about macadamization’

Government Diverting Focus From Real Issue: Hurriyat (G)

AMARNATH TRACK CONTROVERSY

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 1: The Hurriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani Thursday described the aerial tour of a group of journalists to Amarnath cave shrine as a “move to divert the attention” from the real issue and stated that the party “never talked about the macadamization of road or construction More


MEDIA DIDN’T FIND ANY ROAD: DR FAROOQ

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 1: Union Minister and President National Conference Dr Farooq Abdullah Thursday said that media has not found any road constructed en route Amarnath Cave.Lashing at leaders who, he said, were hoodwinking the people with emotive slogans and false information about Amarnath route, More


'Depoliticize pilgrimage'

Srinagar, Nov 1: Expressing concern over the ‘growing petty politics’ on Amarnath pilgrimage, the CPI (M) State Secretary and MLA Kulgam MY Tarigami Thursday said the annual Yatra must be conducted keeping in view the standards set in the environmental policy of the country.In a statement issued More


LPG on fire, price shoots up

Non-Subsidized Cylinder To Cost Rs 1010; Commercial Cylinder Priced At Rs 1807

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 1: Giving another jolt to the LPG consumers, oil companies have once again increased the prices of cooking gas making it the fourth hike in last two months. Since the new LPG policy came into effect on September 15, the prices of non-subsidized LPG cylinders have been increased by more More


Material worth 50 lakhs stolen from LJHP

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Nov 1: Despite being guarded by police, around 600 copper bars and some scrap worth Rs 50 lakhs have been stolen from Lower Jehlum Hydel Project (LJHP) in Baramulla.The incident came to light when some employees of the project noticed that the nut bolts of the store were loose. The More





  • Briefs

Police arrest JKLF members in Doda

Srinagar, Nov 1: Police on Thursday evening arrested the members of JKLF delegation near Asar while they were on way to Doda. The arrestees include advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Noor Muhammad Kalwal More




  • Opinion

Eve's honor

She is an individual who commands respect, not a commodity on sale

COMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

Even in the era of ‘women empowerment’ women are struggling to save their honor. The “predators” are stalking them everywhere; homes, streets, offices, educational institutions. Browse through the pages More



  • GK Magazine

The Winter Is Calling

Sonamarg can now offer adventure and sports tourism round the year

THE GOLDEN MEADOW

MUHAMMAD YUSUF

Till now most of the tourists would visit Sonamarg for a day and return back in the evening. It all was perhaps mainly due to absence of infrastructure, particularly the accommodation. There were few JKTDC More




  • Letters

Series system

This refers to the series system introduced by the J&K Bose for the 12th class examination. This new system has only added to the problems of students who were already facing pressure from their parents More



  • Friday Focus

The trial and test

PROF G R MALIK

There is a long hadith reported by Musnad Ahmad of which a part reads:Allah grants this world to those whom He loves as well as to those whom He does not love but as far as piety and the behaviour that More



  • Business

Valley hospitality sector gets new charm: The Renaissance

State-of-the-art hotel offers tailor-made destination for high-end tourists

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 1:  A blend of traditional Kashmir and modern architecture, Valley has got a new premier property: The Renaissance, a state-of-the-art hotel at Sonawar, here.  Equipped with world More



  • Sports

Mountaineering meet set to begin from today

3-day International

CURTAIN RAISER

Srinagar, Nov 1: With the aim to lure adventure tourists back to Valley, the three-day International Mountaineering Meet will begin at SKICC here on Friday. The event sponsored by J&K Tourism More



  • Kashmir

Omar reviews mobility plan for Srinagar, Jammu

RITES Presents Draft Proposal

New Delhi, Nov 1: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has reiterated the need for putting in place a comprehensive mobility plan for the twin cities of Jammu and Srinagar to streamline the traffic and make plying More



  • Srinagar City

‘Skewed bridge construction is Dracula’s return from the grave’

At a time when the Master Plan for Srinagar has recommended decentralization of the City centre, one wonders about the wisdom of those who are hell bent to continue with the construction of the upcoming More




  • South Asia

Hassle free travel across LoC would pave the way for final settlement of K-issue: PaK PM

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Nov 1: Stressing the need for an early resolution of Kashmir dispute, Prime Minister of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), Chaudhary Abdul Majeed Thursday expressed optimism that hassle free More



  • World

India assumes UNSC presidency

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

United Nations, Nov 1: India, which assumed the rotating Presidency of the UNSC today, hopes to reach out to other nations in garnering support for expansion of the world body's top decision-making arm More




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