• TOP STORIES

JK earns dubious distinction

20 IAS Officers Working On Same Place For Years

ADMINISTRATIVE STAGNANCY

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Nov 19: Jammu and Kashmir has turned out to be among the bottom two states across India having “least interest” in reshuffling senior officers serving on various positions in the state.As per a survey more than 20 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers serving in various government More


JK’s energy deficit highest among central, northern states

Shortfall Nearing 30 Percent

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Nov 19: Jammu and Kashmir is facing the highest power deficit among all the northern and central states of India, a study has found. The state having vast hydropower resources is grappling with the energy deficit of above 25 percent followed by Uttar Pradesh with 20.2 percent energy deficit More


Transporters observe strike

Threaten Indefinite Wheel-Jam

MUKEET AKMALI/ABHINAV VERMA

Srinagar/Jammu, Nov 19: Public transport remained off the roads across Jammu and Kashmir on Monday in view of the strike called by All J&K Transporters Association to press for their demand of fare hike.Roads wore a deserted look as no public vehicles, auto-rickshaws, taxis, Sumos could be More


SHUTDOWN PARALYSES LIFE ACROSS VALLEY

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Nov 19: Normal life across the valley was paralyzed Monday due to separatist-sponsored shutdown called against the continued detention of Muslim League chief Dr Qasim Faktoo.The strike call was given by Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Chairman Jammu and Kashmir More


CONG PANEL FIRM UP RECOMMENDATIONS

Suggests Constitutional Guarantee For 5-Yr Term For Panchayats; Powers On Analogy Of Hill Development Council; Financial Audit By CAG; Constitution Of Election & Finance Commission

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 19: The panel constituted by the state Congress to suggest amendments to be incorporated in J&K Panchayati Raj Act has advocated constitutional guarantee for 5-year term to Panchayat representatives and financial audit of Panchayats by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of More


Govt approves land lease for Rattle Project

Pahalgam Master Plan To Be Revised

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 19: The Cabinet Monday accorded approval to lease of land for development of 850 MW Rattle Hydroelectric Project in district Kishtwar.The State Cabinet, which met here Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, authorized J&K Power Development Department (PDD More





  • Briefs

Free eye camp organized in Seer

Islamabad (Anantnag): A free eye camp was organized by Ahmad and Haris Khan Foundation at Seer in this south Kashmir district. Hundreds of patients from Seer, Aishmuqam, Pahalgam and other far flung More



  • National

Surrender LPG connection online: Oil Cos

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 19: Finding it difficult to surrender the extra cooking gas LPG cylinder you have? Help is now just a click away. Consumers owning more than one LPG connection can now surrender the More




  • Opinion

Between wisdom and exuberance

Approaching parliamentary election and the changing fortunes

IMPRESSIONS

BINOO JOSHI

Age is not tied to wisdom, nor it is other way  round. Some of the young men are quite wise and have better solutions to  problems than their elders. But these wise men should realize that  More



  • GK Magazine

JUMMA: A 112 Kg cross bred ram

It really tells the story of a Silent Revolution

Mass Economy

ZAHOOR KHANDAY

Some great things are happening around us although we may fail to take sufficient notice of them. Silent revolutions. Grand revolutions. They announce themselves though there might be some who refuse to More




  • Letters

Thanks GK

This refers to the public issue about construction of bridge in our village Showpora Chadoora highlighted by GK. The work on the said bridge was resumed after 17 months of rest. The iron work has been More



  • Editorial

Macabre Action

Another human tragedy is enacted in Palestine; with impunity.  On Sunday, eleven members of one family including five women and four children were killed when Israel bombarded a house in Gaza city More



  • Business

‘Tourism across LoC has more potential than trade’

Existing tourism infra in bad shape; Kashmir needs 5-star hotels: KHARA, KHAROF

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 19: The Valley hoteliers Monday said the tourism infrastructure in Kashmir was in “bad shape” due to ban on construction works/repairs at tourist spots. “Kashmir has adequate accommodation More



  • Sports

Chib declares Vice Chancellor’s T-20 Cricket Cup open

Jammu,Nov 19: Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports RS Chib on Monday declared the All India Vice Chancellor’s T-20 Cricket Cup-2012 open, here at Jammu University campus. As many More



  • Kashmir

‘Leh, Kargil poorly studied in terms of biodiversity, impacts of climate change on wetlands’

WWF Report Says Region Threatened By Unsustainable Tourism, Overgrazing, Resource Extraction

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 19: A report by the World Wildlife Fund (India Network) has revealed that Leh and Kargil regions of Jammu and Kashmir were poorly studied in terms of biodiversity and potential impacts of More



  • Srinagar City

Admin caught napping on defunct bypass lighting

2 years on highway plunged into darkness; PDD, R&B unmoved

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Nov 19: For the past two odd years, driving down the busy stretch of Jammu-Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway snaking through the south City has been risky as this vital stretch is without lights More




  • Jammu

Building tourism infrastructure in JK must, but natural beauty is equally important: Omar

CM Pitches For Protection Of Environs, Chairs PDA Meeting

Jammu, Nov 19: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday reiterated the need for preserving natural beauty of J&K. He said the development of tourist infrastructure should not interfere in the serenity and More



  • World

GAZA DEATH TOLL SOARS DESPITE CALLS FOR TRUCE

92 Palestinians killed in 6 days of airstrikes

AL JAZEERA AND AGENCIES

Gaza, Nov 19: Israeli airstrikes have pounded Gaza for a sixth day successive day, raising to 92 the number of Palestinians killed, as the UN Secretary-General calls for an immediate ceasefire. Three More



  • Bijbehara

Govt Primary school New Colony functions in shed

Students suffer, authorities mute

Where does money for educational infrastructure go?

KHALID GUL

BIJBEHARA: Belying tall claims of the Government of providing quality infrastructure and education to students, a Primary school here functions in a makeshift shed.  The Government Primary School More




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