Power trouble
When will we really welcome that spring with regards to our PDD Department. There literally seems to be no ray of hope. Winter has not yet fully arrived and alas we are without any electricity. I am afraid what will happen in Chilai Kalan. Then I think we won’t even get that couple of hours of electricity More

Inspirational teacher
This refers to "The Story Of An Exemplary Teacher" by Majid Maqbool. Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh working as teacher in a government high school at Poshkeeri Zone Mattan has employed two teachers to meet the need of teaching staff in his school and pays them monthly salary from his own pocket. The story of More

Unscheduled cuts
This refers to the power cuts almost in the whole valley. The power cuts have become a daily affair. The power supply across the Kashmir valley has worsened. People face frequent, unscheduled and unannounced cuts besides the regular doses of announced curtailment both in metered and non-metered areas More

Asima's plight
This refers to the article titled “Asima’s Plight” by Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat (GK dated 30th October). I was very much moved by the article. It is so strange that on one side J&K Government announces rehabilitation policy for the militants and on the other hand it arrests them and their relatives and More

More schools
This refers to the weekend feature 'Sarhad: where differences melt' by Saqib Malik (GK, 17 November 2012). The author has brought to light one of the most important school (Sarhad) which has a pivotal role in upholding the social and cultural diversity of India. The school has remained a seat a learning More

Peaceful resolution
This refers to Imran Khan's statement “that military might, could not resolve any problems”. Sure military competition in the two countries will only give rise to unemployment, poverty and starvation and will deprive the people of the two countries from the basic needs. Solution lies in negotiations More

  • Kashmir

British High Commission team in Valley

Envoys Discuss Human Rights Situation With SHRC Officials


Srinagar, Nov 22: For the first time in the past nearly two decades of unrest in Kashmir, a high level team of the British High Commission in Islamabad and New Delhi are jointly making an on-the-spot assessment More

  • Srinagar City

From cozy offices,SMC top brass takes to streets

Dr Qasba does Gandhigiri in City centre, intensifies Anti-Polythene drive


Srinagar, Nov 22: The next time someone argues with you over use of polythene, do give a second thought, if you want to resist his “uncalled for intervention”. Reasons: You may end up in trouble and could More

  • Jammu

People sick of present government: Mehbooba

NC Never Allowed Democracy To Flourish: Qarra


Poonch, Nov 22: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Thursday lambasted the state government for what she termed its failure on all fronts and said that people want to get rid 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

  • Kangan

Roadblock hits construction of Bamluna spill channel

Affected farmers demand compensation at market rate

Bamluna (Kangan): The farmers whose land has been acquired for construction of a water spill channel from Wangat to Kijpora have demanded compensation at existing market rates.  Authorities have acquired More

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