Kashmir college students under CCTV scanner

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 4: Colleges across Kashmir have started to install closed circuit television cameras to “keep a track on student activities in the campuses”—an initiative that has drawn flak from students and academics alike. While a few college principals are downplaying the issue saying it More

Finally,Finance Dept nod to Juvenile Justice Bill

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Nov 4: Hurdles in the way of upgrading the Juvenile Justice Law in Jammu and Kashmir have been finally cleared as the Finance Department has given its concurrence to the Bill. “We have cleared it,” Principal Secretary, Finance Iqbal Khanday told Greater Kashmir, when asked about More

Government decides to go against proposal

APPOINTING SUPER-SPECIALISTS AS LECTURERS

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Nov 4: The J&K Government has decided to go against the proposed move to appoint super-specialists working on contractual basis in Government Medical College here as lecturers following recommendations by an official panel which was tasked to examine the proposal. However the More

Sikh body demands implementation of Minorities Act in JK
Srinagar, Nov 4: A Sikh body in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday demanded that the National Commission for Minorities Act 1992 should be implemented in the state. “The government should extend the current National Commission for Minorities Act 1992 in J&K, instead of drafting a new minority commission More

AMK to launch campaign for promotion of Kashmiri language
Srinagar, Nov 4: Adbee Markaz Kamraz (AMK) today decided to launch a concerted campaign and form a comprehensive strategy for promotion and preservation of Kashmiri language and literature. Meanwhile, an eleven- member committee was set-up to take-up different issues of the language with the government More

'Separatists, civil society in touch on Amarnath issue'

Hurriyat Delegation To Leave For Pak On Dec 17

Srinagar, Nov 4: Asserting that he was the first person to raise the issue of track to Amarnath Cave, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the issue is being investigated and various groups including civil society are in touch for consultations to reach a consensus on the issue More

Parents,relatives killed Amira to save honour: Police

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Nov 4: Police Sunday claimed to have cracked the case of murder of a 20-year-old girl in Lolab area of frontier Kupwara district eight months back. Police said the murder case of Amira (20) took a new twist when the cops arrested her father, brother, husband and two more More

Usman favors FDI policy

'It’s People-Friendly, Will Generate Employment’

SUHAIL AJMAL

Bandipora, Nov 4: Favoring Foreign Investment Development (FDI) policy, Congress leader and former minister Usman Majid Sunday said that the policy “would help common people to achieve economic progress.” He said that FDI is a “people-friendly policy which will generate employment, trade and will More

Farooq reviews development works in his constituency
Srinagar, Nov 4:  Union minister Farooq Abdullah Sunday visited his Srinagar-Budgam Parliamentary constituency and took stock of two under construction play grounds and various other development works. The emphasis of the minister's visit was on development works related to sports in the More

Dooru:Primary school upgraded in violation of norms

‘Only 4 Students On Roll, None Admitted To Class 6th’

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Nov 4: In contrary to the Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyan (SSA) guidelines, a Primary School in Dooru Zone has been upgraded despite only four students on roll and no student admitted in class 6th  An application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, a copy of which More

Mother-infant healthcare poor in JK: UNICEF report

‘Only 27.3 Percent Mothers Receive Assistance Under JSY’

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Nov 4: A survey by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revealed a poor state of mother-infant healthcare in Jammu and Kashmir with poor execution of welfare schemes like Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) in the state. A nationwide ‘Coverage Evaluation Survey’ commissioned More

Er Rasheed anguished over Govt’s failure to nab miscreants

Masjid desecration at Bicherwara.

Srinagar, Nov 4: MLA Langate Er Rasheed has castigated the government for failing to identity the accused involved in desecration of Jamia Masjid at Bicherwara. Addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid Bicherwara, Rasheed said the desecration of religious places have hurt the sentiment of Muslims More

Ex-militants flay rehabilitation policy

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Nov 4: Accusing the government of back tracking from the promises made in Rehabilitation Policy, J&K Human Welfare Association, an organization of ex-militants has castigated the administration on what they termed ‘false assurances’.  In a statement, the J&K Human Welfare More

  • Kashmir

Kashmir college students under CCTV scanner

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 4: Colleges across Kashmir have started to install closed circuit television cameras to “keep a track on student activities in the campuses”—an initiative that has drawn flak from students More



  • Srinagar City

PDD succumbs to influence of Babus and Netaas

No action taken against Friends Colony power theft accused

Follow up

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Nov 4: Power Development Department has seemingly succumbed to influence of high profile people who were allegedly caught stealing power at their posh Friends Enclave villas last week, as till More




  • Jammu

Legal impediments delay SRDC constitution

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Nov 4: Legal impediments and bureaucratic hassles are delaying the constitution of much-awaited State Road Development Corporation in Jammu and Kashmir. Official sources told Greater Kashmir More



  • South Asia

Voices for empowering PAK-Gilgit-Baltistan admn go shriller

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Nov 4: Speakers at a seminar here stressed on the need for giving a true democratic system to the people of Northern Areas by providing all powers to their elected representatives and officials More



  • World

OBAMA, ROMNEY IN FINAL PUSH: OBAMA HAS EDGE

Washington, Nov 4: As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney go on a final campaign sprint, new polls in two smaller battleground states show a close race in one and a five point advantage for the president in another More



  • Health

Less is better,when it comes to salt

Washington, Nov 4: A simple measure that could go a long way in enhancing public health -- limit salt intake to less than 1,500 mg or about three-fourths of a teaspoon each day -- is the subject of an More



  • Tangmarg

PHE supplies contaminated drinking water to Tangmarg

PUTS VILLAGERS HEALTH AT RISK,GOVT IN HIBERNATION

Tangmarg: Unabated supply of contaminated drinking water by the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department is taking a heavy toll on the health of inhabitants of many villages here. Experts state More



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