• TOP STORIES

BDC, Municipal elections within 2 months: Omar

SALIL RAINA

Poonch, Nov 26: Charging opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with hoodwinking people, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday announced that elections to Block Development Councils (BDC) and Municipalities will be held within next two months.“Government will be conducting Municipal and BDC polls More


Uncertainty clouds Urban Local Bodies polls

Waiting For CEO’s Nod: Tara Chand; Awaiting Govt Signal: Election Deptt

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 26: Jammu and Kashmir government Monday said the polls for four seats of Legislative Council (LC) in Panchayat quota has resulted in delaying the process for conduct of much-awaited Municipal elections in the state.Curiously, the government has put the ball in the court of J& More


TAJ GIVES NEW TWIST TO ‘LAND GRAB’ CASE

Says Forest Department Hasn’t Demarcated Forest Land; ‘Mere Presence Of Conifer Trees Doesn’t Make It Forest Land’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 26: Casting aspersions on the functioning of the Forest Department, a beleaguered Minister for PHE and Irrigation, Taj Mohiuddin Monday gave a new twist to the allegations of forest land grab against him by accusing the Forest Department of “having failed to demarcate forest land and More


Joint team to be constituted soon: Mian Altaf

Srinagar, Nov 26: The Forest Minister, Mian Altaf Monday said the government would soon constitute a joint team of Forest and Revenue Department officials for on-the-spot inspection of the land at Sedow in district Shopian that presently in possession of Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Taj Mohiuddin More


Frislan fire razes countless dreams

‘School Uniforms, Books, Bedding, Utensils; Everything Gone’

KHALID GUL

Frislan (Pahalgam), Nov 26: In a dark corner in a half-burnt house of her neighbor, Saida Begum, 45, is bed ridden, surrounded by her five children. In this freezing cold when temperature dips to minus 6 degrees during night, they have nothing to warm themselves as all their belongings were burned More


Chief Minister visits victims

Islamabad (Anantnag) Nov 26: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday morning visited Frislan village in Pahalgam where dozens of houses have been gutted in a devastating fire.The Chief Minister met the fire sufferers, conveyed his sympathy and expressed deep grief over the incident. The Chief Minister More


Majority of disappeared persons innocent: Study

‘No Social, Legal, Economic Security For Half-Widows’

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 26: In a startling revelation, a latest study has revealed that majority of the victims subjected to enforced disappearance in Kashmir during last 23 years of turmoil were “innocent civilians”.“The majority of disappeared persons (72.72 percent) were innocent civilians, only 22.42 More


India making heavy troop deployment in Ladakh: Farooq

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 26: India is befriending China on one hand and remaining “cautious” on the other by deploying more troops in Ladakh region due to “threat” perception, having learnt lessons from the past, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah said today.Addressing young students, scholars and scientists More


Army proposes strike corps along China border

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 26: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh is expected to take up the issue of raising an offensive Corps including of around one lakh soldiers along the China border in a presentation soon to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the shortages faced by the 1.3 million-strong force.In the briefing More


Centre asks Omar to take action

Attack On Bear

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 26: Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Monday asked Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to take action against the people who recently tried to burn a bear alive in a village at Shopian district.The Minister also announced setting up of a primary response team to More


Snowfall likely in hilly areas on Nov 29-30

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Nov 26: The weatherman Monday forecast snowfall on 29th and 30th November in hilly areas and rainfall over plains in the valley while the night temperatures are likely to dip further.With the advent of winter, valley is witnessing a decrease in both day and night temperatures as hilly More





  • Briefs

Motorcyclist dies in accident

Srinagar: A man died in a road accident in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said on Monday.      A police spokesman said that a motorcyclist Farooq Ahmad Rather son of More



  • National

Impasse in Parliament on 3rd day even

FDI ISSUE

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Nov 26: Both Houses of Parliament on Monday continued to remain in stalemate as proceedings were paralysed for third successive day on the issue of permitting FDI in retail and a solution eluded More




  • Opinion

Killing dreams in J&K

We really don't know which way we are heading to?

Impressions

BINOO JOSHI

 It is  a risky business being  a citizen of Jammu and Kashmir- and riskier than it needs to be. Anyone who has read the depressingly frequent  news reports of the killing s of the More



  • GK Magazine

Beauty and the Bombshells

SAVE TOSAMAIDAN

TUESDAY TAKE

DR RAJA MUZAFFAR BHAT

Tosamaidan is a spectacular beauty that sends the beholder into disbelief. It can turn into a remarkable tourist destination, and a highly sought after spot for adventure sports. But the question is, would More




  • Letters

Explore wetlands

This refers to the news "Wetland Reserves."  Kashmir is bestowed with wetlands of global importance. Wetlands of Kashmir have a rich diversity and their resources support other species dependent on More



  • Editorial

Benami Should Go

No government in the state has ever been serious to fight corruption. In fact, now over past fifty-five years, promoting corruption has become a cardinal principle of all the governments. There can be More



  • Business

JK Bank disburses Rs 1,566 cr to priority sector in 6 months

Banks told to achieve 40 pc CD ratio by March ‘13

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 26: Banks operating in J&K have extended credit aggregating Rs 2,403.08 crore to 1,60,204 beneficiaries in the first six months of the current financial year ended September 20, 2012 against More



  • Sports

Andhra defeats Jammu-XI by an inning

RANJI TROPHY

Srinagar, Nov 26: J&K Ranji team literally reduced to Jammu-XI as players from Kashmir are boycotting the event was given an innings defeat in third day of the four-day Ranji trophy match by Andhra More



  • Kashmir

Nayeem Khan hails unity among Kashmiri Muslims

Flays Government Restrictions On Muharram Processions

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 26:  Senior separatist leader and chairman of National Front Nayeem Ahmad Khan Monday hailed Kashmiris for showing unity and “defeating the elements which are bent upon creating sect More



  • Srinagar City

Soura-Nowshehra road in shambles

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 26: The vital Soura-Nowshera road, which connects Kashmir’s sole tertiary care hospital, the SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS)  Soura with old City and its peripheries is in dilapidated More




  • Jammu

Government to go tough against unregistered clinics

To Incorporate 3-Year Imprisonment Clause In PNDT Act

Jammu, Nov 26: The Government has decided to give teeth to the existing Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Sex Selection/Determination Act (PC&PNDT) by making certain amendments in the existing rules to More



  • South Asia

Pak TV anchor escapes bid on life

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Nov 26: A top Pakistani television anchor today escaped a bid on his life as an improvised explosive device was found planted under his car. A bomb disposal squad was called in to defuse More



  • GK Features

Principal Caretaker

A retired teacher revived a neglected Pandit school in Nawakadal and ensured the temple inside the school was never closed for devotees

SUNDAY FEATURE

MAJID MAQBOOL

When 76-year-old Ghulam Muhammad Malik retired as a government teacher in 1995, he had looked forward to his post-retirement life. But when the local people from Khankah-Sokhta in Nawakadal approached More



  • Kupwara

Kupwara bus stand turns into garbage dump

Municipal Authorities In Slumber

Kupwara: People are up in arms against the municipal authorities here for turning the Kupwara bus stand into a garbage dump. The locals said the municipal authorities collect tons of garbage from various More



  • GKeducation&career

‘My aim is to retain marginalized children in government schools’

State of Education

INTERVIEW

In an interview with Shabir Ibn Yusuf, Director School Education, Kashmir, M Shafi Rather, while admitting that all is not well with the government schools in Kashmir, says he wants to link marginalized More




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