CM keeps options open

Privatization of Centaur hotel


Srinagar, Nov 20: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that state government was open to any suggestion on privatization of state owned Centaur hotel on banks of world famous Dal Lake here.       “We are open to any suggestion about privatization of Centaur More

Ladakh bags CNBC Awaaz award for best adventure destination


Srinagar, Nov 20: The CNBC Awaaz Travel award, India’s largest independent arbiter of Indian consumer opinion on travel industry performance, on Tuesday adjudged Ladakh as the best adventure tourist destination for 2012.     Besides adjudging Ladakh as the best adventure destination More

Duped Hajj aspirants allege dilly-dallying approach by Govt


Srinagar, Nov 20: The Hajj aspirants who were duped by operator-Al-Balaagh Hajj and Umrah Services, have accused the government of adopting dilly-dallying approach. A delegation of Hajj aspirants who were duped by the tour operator told Greater Kashmir that the private tour operator Al-Balaagh More

Eradicate cultivation of narcotic plants: Rather to Excise deptt officials

‘Bhang over an area of about 4658 kanals of land destroyed in Kashmir’


Jammu, Nov 20: Exhorting officials of Excise department to work round the corner in eradicating menace of cultivation of narcotic plants in Jammu and Kashmir, finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Tuesday emphasized the need for enhanced enforcement activities by the department, saying that the officers More

Grameen Bank holds awareness camp


Sopore, Nov 20: J&K Grameen Bank in collaboration with NABARD Jammu held an awareness camp at village Nathpora Sopore which was attended by a huge gathering of farmers. The NABARD representative D. S. Khanhagwal participated in the programme. He explained role of NABARD in implementation of poverty More

Govt to cancel mining leases of defaulting companies


Jammu, Nov 20: The Jammu and Kashmir government will cancel mining leases for mineral exploration of those companies who default in royalty payment after the year-end deadline. "The lease holders have been asked to clear their outstandings on account of royalty (to the state government) by More

Udaan Skill Development programme held at SP College


Srinagar, Nov 20: Indian Institute of Skill Development Tuesday organized a career awareness programme under Udaan Project IISD at Safi-ud-Din Memorial Hall SP College here. Director Training IISD Dr A M Bhardwaj presided over the programme while principal of the college Dr Nazir Ahmad Gilkar More

Lupin launches generic Cholesterol lowering drug
New Delhi, Nov 20: Drug-maker Lupin Tuesday said its subsidiary Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc has launched cholesterol lowering drug Fenofibrate tablets in 48mg and 145mg strengths in the United States. The Mumbai-based company's Fenofibrate tablets are a generic version of Abbott's Tricor tablets More

  • Kashmir

Millionaire candidates for Legislative Council polls

Property Details Of NC, Congress, PDP Faces Bagful Of Surprises


Srinagar, Nov 20: The election to two Legislative Council seats in Kashmir seems to have turned into a “money game” as major political parties have fielded ‘multi-millionaire’ candidates in the polls slated More

  • Srinagar City

Dy CM speaks tough on Master Plan violations

Officials found involved to be terminated: Tara Chand


Srinagar, Nov 20: Admitting that many residential colonies in Srinagar have been constructed in violation of the Master Plan, Deputy Chief Minster, Tara Chand Tuesday said state government would act “tough More

  • Jammu

BGSBU losing sheen; Students feel dejected


Rajouri, Nov 20: The prestigious Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri is losing its prestige – at least among the engineering students, who alleged that the administration is playing with their More

  • Bijbehara

Historic Chinar town faces official apathy

Sans basic facilities, people suffer

Bijbehara: Inhabitants of historic Chinar town are up in arms against the authorities for failing to provide them with basic amenities. Most of the roads in the town are dilapidated and the problem More

  • News

India votes against UNGA resolution banning death penalty


United Nations, Nov 20: India was among the 39 countries that voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution which called for abolishing the death penalty, saying every nation had the "sovereign More

  • GKeducation&career

Story of an exemplary teacher

A government school teacher employs teachers in a remote government high school and pays their salary from his own pocket



In a remote government high school in Poshkreeri, zone Mattan, Anantnag, around 60kms from Srinagar, Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh, 47, attends to his duty an hour before the school starts. And he is the last More

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