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‘Govt ignoring historic centrality of Srinagar’

People Deprived Of Facilities Under Conspiracy: Mirwaiz

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 2: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday launched a frontal attack on the J&K Government, accusing it of “neglecting Srinagar on every front.” The separatist leader asserted that the government is “depriving people of Srinagar of basic amenities like More


‘How is Abdullah family richest in JK?’

Mehbooba Takes Omar, Farooq Head On Over ‘Corruption’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 2: Reacting sharply to the repeated claims of the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that corruption could not be tackled because of “coalition compulsions”, the Peoples Democratic Party Friday alleged that National Conference was the fountainhead of corruption in Jammu and Kashmir irrespective More


Omar Abdullah receives first batch of Hajj pilgrims

Srinagar, Nov 2: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday received the first batch of Hajj pilgrims who returned from Saudi Arabia this morning after performing the holy pilgrimage.The Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah and Minister of State for Hajj and Auqaf Aijaz Ahmad More


Kashmir faces shortage of 6000 gas cylinders per day

Consumers Are Not Beggars, They Pay And Can’t Be Made To Suffer: High Court

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Nov 2: Negating its claims that Kashmir had adequate supply of cooking gas, the State Government Friday admitted in the High Court that Kashmir division was facing shortage of 6000 LPG cylinders per day.Responding to a court direction about the requirement of gas cylinders in Kashmir More


Oil companies rebuff Government rhetoric

Refuse To Provide Non-Subsidized Gas On Ration Cards

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 2: Oil companies operating in Kashmir have out-rightly refused to provide non-subsidized LPG cylinders to consumers on ration tickets despite directions from the State Government. As a result, consumers who have some deficiencies in documents and want to buy non-subsidized cylinders More


Gas pipeline project faces delay

JK Yet To Frame Law For Land Use

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 2: Peeved over the delay in removing the bottlenecks for laying a gas pipeline to Jammu and Kashmir, the Gujarat-based consortium undertaking the mega-project—Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL)— has approached Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) with a plea to get the More


JK roads claim 2 lives every day

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Nov 2: Road accidents in Jammu and Kashmir are increasing at an alarming pace, claiming two lives on an average every day.Sources in the Traffic Police Department told Greater Kashmir that on an average 12 accidents—with at least two deaths and injuries to 11 persons—are being registered More





  • Briefs

Taj distributes relief at Churanda

Srinagar, Nov 2:  Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-Din today visited the frontline village of Churanda in Uri and distributed exgratia to the families of those killed More



  • National

Raise in cap of subsidised LPG cylinders up to oil companies: Moily

AGENCIES

New Delhi, Nov 2: A day after the government decided to put the decision to hike non-subsidised LPG cylinder prices by Rs. 26.50 on hold, new Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said that it was up to the oil More




  • Opinion

We the self-righteous?

Need to introspect and reshape our behaviour

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

 Before Eid our stopgap driver despite my absolute reluctance succeeded in forcing his decision on us to go on leave. Obviously my reluctance was owing to the fact that the absence of a driver will More



  • GK Magazine

For better or for verse

That if there is a meeting place as colorful as Delhi

DELHIBERATIONS

PADMA RAO SUNDARJI

Whether you take phrases from Kashmiri into Hindi and English or make them up on the spot, you Kashmiris have a seriously brilliant way with words.  Eitherways and when you’re around, I pounce on More




  • Letters

Tough paper

This refers to the news regarding the mathematics paper for the 12th standard exams held on October 30. It is easy for the experts to say that the paper was set according to the syllabus, but an average More



  • Editorial

J&K’s Bureaucracy Deficit

No government can run full steam, and with the desired quality, if it faces a deficit of efficient and experienced civil servants who relate to the circumstances they administer. What is even more challenging More



  • Business

Gas dealers blame oilcos, state admin for LPG crisis

Call for clear-cut policy on distribution

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Nov 2: Facing severe criticism from different quarters, the gas dealers today blamed oil companies and state administration for “failing to tackle the prevailing LPG crisis.”  The dealers More



  • Sports

1st 42-km Srinagar Marathon on Nov 10

Srinagar, Nov 2: After hosting Tour-de-Kashmir cycle race, J&K Sports Development Association (JKSDA) shifting its focus towards development of athletics in the State has decided to organise first More



  • Kashmir

Delhi using Panchs, Sarpanchs as propaganda tool: Salah-ud-Din

‘Militants Now Mostly Operating In Hinterland As Change Of Strategy’

GK MONITORING DESK

Srinagar, Nov 2: Hizbul Mujahideen Supremo Syed Salah-ud-Din Friday said that New Delhi was “exploiting Panchs and Sarpanchs to project Kashmir as pro-India” and that they will “continue to be targeted More



  • Srinagar City

Where has our morality gone?

Eve-teasing prevails while City helplessly remembers victims like Romana Javed. Comments Dr Fiaz Fazili

Eve-teasing is declining to recede, much like the undue pampering of youth by their parents. A latest complaint of eve-teasingwas reported by City Page, a few days back. It straight reminded me of the More




  • Jammu

2 IT officials sent on 7- day remand

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 2: The Special Magistrate CBI Jammu SR Gandhi on Friday sent two Income Tax officials who were arrested after allegedly being caught red-handed while demanding illegal gratification to seven More



  • South Asia

18 die in Pak petrol station attack

Islamabad, Nov 2: At least 18 people, among them women and children, died in Pakistan Friday when gunmen opened fire at them after their van stopped for refuelling.The attack took place at a petrol station More



  • World

China must urgently address Tibet issues: UN

Geneva, Nov 2: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Friday urged China to promptly address the longstanding grievances of the Tibetans. She said she was disturbed by "continuing allegations More



  • Health

Fruit ripening protein discovered

London, Nov 2: Scientists have discovered a protein that ripens fruits early and could boost their value and sales dramatically. The finding would enable farmers to accelerate or delay the ripening More




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