• TOP STORIES

CAN’T PROVIDE SECURITY TO SARPANCHS, PANCHS IN JK: GoI

‘They Should Be Given Powers To Perform’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 6: In the backdrop of fear gripping Sarpanchs and Panchs in Jammu and Kashmir following latest threats by militants, Union Panchayati Raj Minister V Kishore Chandra Deo Tuesday made it clear that it was not possible to provide security to all Panchayat representatives.Agreeing with More


RESIGNATION SPREE CONTINUES

Srinagar, Nov 6: Panchayat representatives in Kashmir continue their ‘resignation’ spree through advertisements in local newspapers, days after Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin issued a fresh warning to them, even as government has denied receiving any resignations.Around 60 Panchs and More


Police begins threat perception assessment

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Nov 6: With the Panchayat representatives pressing for security cover following latest reported threats from a frontline militant group, Jammu and Kashmir police in coordination with various security agencies have started ‘threat perception assessment’ of Sarpanchs and Panchs across the More


They shouldn’t pay heed to threats: Prof Soz

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Nov 6: State Congress chief, Prof Saifuddin Soz Tuesday asked Panchs and Sarpanchs not to pay any heed to militant threats and “instead focus on working for people’s welfare as they enjoy full public support.”“Elected Panchayat members enjoy full support and confidence of people so More


POLICE CHIEF BRIEFS GOVERNOR

Jammu, Nov 6: Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Tuesday called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan here last evening and briefed him about the latest reported threat to Panchayat representatives.An official spokesman said during their more than an hour long meeting, the Governor and the Director More


United Kingdom to withdraw travel advisory for JK

British High Commissioner Writes To Omar Abdullah

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 6: In a significant and positive development for the state’s tourism sector, UK has agreed to withdraw negative advisory to its citizens regarding their visit to Jammu and Kashmir. This has been done on the persuasion of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.Government of United Kingdom is shortly More


Oil Cos publicize guidelines

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 6: In a bid to provide respite to Valleyites who are facing lot of inconvenience due to new LPG policy that came into effect on September 14, 2012, oil companies operating here have come up with advertisements in different newspapers for creating awareness among the masses about the More


Gas dealers end strike

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 6: The gas dealers Tuesday called off their two-day strike following assurances by Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department. After holding deliberations with Director CA&PD Mir Mushtaq, the All Kashmir LPG Distributors Association decided to call off the strike More


HC asks Govt to improve distribution

Jammu, Nov 6: After the state High Court directed the state government to constitute task force for supervising supplies and distribution of cooking gas in the Valley, the Jammu wing of the High Court passed similar directions to ease up distribution system across the state.A  Special Division More


Hurriyat (M) to consult civil society before Pakistan visit

Srinagar, Nov 6: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday said the amalgam has decided to consult different sections of society for getting their inputs in order to represent the emotions and sentiments of Kashmiris during the forthcoming Pakistan visit of its delegation.“To make the talks with Pakistan More


NC pitches for uninterrupted Indo-Pak dialogue

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Nov 6: Stressing the need for uninterrupted and unhindered parleys between India and Pakistan, National Conference (NC) leader Dr Mehboob Beg has said that dialogue is the only way forward to address problems confronted by the two countries.“Dialogue process has to be taken to the logical More


Police foil employees’ march

JCC To Decide Future Course Of Action Today

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Nov 6: Police used mild cane-charge to prevent hundreds of Government employees from marching towards civil secretariat here in support of their demands.The employees, under the banner of Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), assembled at Press Club and staged a protest demonstration in support More





  • Briefs

IFJ reacts to women’s visit to Muzaffarabad

Srinagar, Nov 6:  The chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Forum Jammu and Kashmir Muhammad Ahsan Untoo today strongly condemned the Muzaffarabad visit of the women who, according More




  • Opinion

Listen to Farooq Sheikh

There is a case for investing in films on Kashmir

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

AT a seminar in Kashmir University, veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh had an advice for Valley’s businessmen: finance films that will portray sufferings of Kashmiris. “People from other states More



  • GK Magazine

Jhelum: Fatally Threatened

No scientific work till date has been undertaken to find out ways and means for its maintenance

DR. A. MAJEED KAK

Our present generation barely knows that the river Jhelum passing serpentinely through three major districts of Kashmir province  - Anantnag(Islamabad), Srinagar and Baramulla- is locally named as More




  • Letters

Poor healthcare

This refers to J&K Health Sector which has been recently conferred number one position among all the states.  How is this possible in a state where there is high infant mortality rate, scandals More



  • Editorial

Problem Within

The state government has made it clear that there will be no relaxation on the LPG cap unless it gets some kind of financial support from the Centre, chances of which seem quite bleak. The announcement More



  • Business

Power generation key to economic growth: Omar

CVPP implementing 2,220 MW hydroelectric projects

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 6: Maintaining that power generation was key to economic growth, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday said a multi-pronged strategy “has been put in place by the government to make necessary More



  • Sports

‘Name India-England series after Nawab Pataudi’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 6: Actress Sharmila Tagore has written a letter to the BCCI President N Srinivasan expressing her displeasure over the Cricket Board’s reluctance to officially name the upcoming India-England More



  • Kashmir

KUTA pitches for ‘one-man-one-post’ arrangement

Holds Seminar On Annual Day

Srinagar, Nov 6: Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA) Tuesday held a day-long seminar on “Contemporary Issues in Higher Education.” A KU spokesman said the seminar was organized to mark More



  • Srinagar City

City must go for vertical expansion!

Given the fast shrinking land in this historic City in the heels of hills, the only way out is vertical expansion, comments Er Ashraf Fazili

DURING the past about 23 centuries, Srinagar has been witness to many transformations, be it in its nomenclature or location with changing rulers like Purana Dishthina (old capital) –now Pandrethan to More




  • Jammu

TAJ TAKES ON RATHER

Ravi Canal Project

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Nov 6: Ravi Tawi Irrigation Canal project has finally turned to be a bone of contention between PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din and Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather More



  • PaK

2-day intra-Kashmir women’s conference begins in Muzaffarabad

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Nov 6: A two-day intra-Kashmir cross LoC women’s dialogue commenced here on Tuesday. The conference is being held under the aegis of 'AJK Women for Peace Organisation' (AJKWPO) and the More



  • Tangdhar

6 yrs on, Baghbela-Chitterkot road awaits macdamisation

Locals accuse BRO authorities of inordinate delay

Tangdhar: Inordinate delay by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to macadamize the Baghbela- Chitterkot road has become a source of inconvenience for the inhabitants.  Widening of the Baghbela- Chitterkot More




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