• TOP STORIES

COPS TO SUPERVISE GAS DISTRIBUTION

Police Stations Will Monitor Supplies, Stocks Of Dealers

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Nov 7: Facing public censure for failing to overcome smoldering LPG crisis, the State Government has finally banked on police to tackle the situation in fuel-starved Kashmir. Now onwards, cops will not only supervise distribution of cooking gas cylinders but the offices of senior police More


Iqbal Khanday promoted as FC

Proposal To Revise Pahalgam Master Plan Deferred

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 7: Senior IAS officer Muhammad Iqbal Khanday was Wednesday promoted as the Financial Commissioner.The state cabinet, which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today, promoted Principal Secretary (Finance) Muhammad Iqbal Khanday to the post of Financial Commissioner More


73rd amendment row gets shriller

Want More Clauses In State Act: Soz; Let’s See What Cong Proposes: Sagar

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 7: With Congress claiming that it will complete its exercise about incorporation of certain leftover provisions of 73rd amendment of Indian Constitution in the State Panchayat Raj Act within two weeks, the National Conference Wednesday said there is no need of going for a parallel move More


GOVT REFUTES RESIGNATION CLAIMS

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Nov 7: The Government Wednesday said it has received only 50 resignations from Sarpanchs and Panchs in the wake of attacks and threats to the Panchayat representatives. Not a single resignation has been accepted so far.The Government statement questions the claims of hundreds of Sarpanchs More


'Salah-ud-Din’s statement unreasonable'

MUDDASIR ALI

Nowgam (Bandipora), Nov 7: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said Hizbul Mujahideen supremo Syed Salah-ud-Din’s recent statement that Panchayat members would continue to be targeted was “unreasonable” and it would “bury the cause of militancy” in Jammu and Kashmir.“The UGC More


PANCHS THREATEN POLL BOYCOTT

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Nov 7: Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (JKPC)- an organisation claiming to represent Sarpanchs and Panchs of the State- today threatened to stay out of the election process for four seats of Legislative Council scheduled for December.The Election Commission of India this week announced More


Cong can never form Govt in JK: Kamaal

‘NC In Alliance With AICC Not PCC’

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Nov 7: Asserting that Congress can never form government in Jammu and Kashmir, Additional General Secretary of the ruling National Conference (NC), Dr Mustafa Kamaal Wednesday said the party was in alliance with the central Congress – AICC - and not its state unit - Pradesh Congress More


Taj pleads ‘personal enmity’ premise

Rushes Fresh Communication, Revenue Papers To LC Chairman

Forest Land Grab Charges

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 7: Finding himself in a tight spot over alleged forest land grab, Minister for PHE and Flood Control Taj Mohiuddin on Wednesday submitted revenue documents related to the land in question to the Legislative Council chairman, on whose directions a house committee was constituted in the More


Employees continue strike on day 2

JCC Threatens Agitation

Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 7: Normal work remained paralyzed for second consecutive day Wednesday in government offices across Jammu and Kashmir as employees observed pen-down strike on the call given by Joint Consultative Committee (JCC).Demanding the implementation of the agreement reached between More





  • Briefs

Bibi Haleema College students continue strike

Srinagar, Nov 7: Students of Bibi Haleema College of Nursing and Medical Technology here Wednesday alleged that the college authorities were threatening them to call off their strike.The protesting students More



  • PaK

PaK PM invites Geelani

‘Won’t leave Kashmiri brethren alone’

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Nov 7: Prime Minister of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Chaudhry Abdul Majeed has invited Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani to visit PaK and has assured him that his government More




  • Opinion

In the Court of Memory

Though severely disallowing emotion to come in the way, the Jammu Massacre grills us to the core

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

WITH a note of excuse to the Italian thinker, Giorgio Agamben, we shuffle the ends of his conceptual term. Agamben speaks of Living Dead, that in Kashmiri we all are. But here we talk of Dead Alive that More



  • GKHealthcare

The Road to Improvement

It is important to note that the problems faced by our healthcare system are not new

SAMA ASHRAF BÉG

The GB Pant tragedy, SMHS doctors strikes, rampant Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI), medical negligence cases – the list of healthcare problems in the valley goes on.  It is impossible not to read More




  • Letters

Gas outlets

People in the valley are in distress due to the ongoing LPG crisis. A consumer requiring a single refilled gas cylinder has to wait his turn in long queues for hours together, even though he or she possesses More



  • Editorial

Fresh Panchayat Crisis

The fledgling Panchayat Raj system in the state is roiled by a fresh crisis following the call for resignations of panchs and sarpanches by United Jihad Council chief Syed Salahuddin. However, this time More



  • Business

Good omen for Kashmir tourism: Jora

UK’s readiness to lift travel advisories

Hails Omar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 7: Day after the UK government expressed its “readiness” to withdraw negative advisories on visit to J&K, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora Wednesday hailed Chief Minister More



  • Kashmir

‘If you kill A, you cannot brand him as B’

High Court Reserves Judgment After Hearing Final Arguments

JANGLAT MANDI ENCOUNTER CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Nov 7: The J&K High Court Wednesday reserved judgment on a petition seeking directions for reinvestigation into Janglat Mandi “fake” encounter case allegedly involving Army Chief Bikram Singh More



  • Srinagar City

Tippers mow down Traffic police claims

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, Nov 7: Despite severe public outcry, and violation of High Court orders, the tippers not only continue to ply during daytime in the City but are yet to bear proper number plates, particularly More




  • Jammu

Diabetes, central obesity on rise among JK youth: Experts

RANJANA CHARAK

Jammu, Nov 7: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus type-2 is on rise among the younger generation and teens in Jammu and Kashmir while 65 percent of men and women have problem of central obesity (bulged More



  • South Asia

‘Remain vigilant while issuing statements on Kashmir’

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Nov 7: The chairman of Pakistan’s parliamentary committee on Kashmir Moulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has cautioned the political leaders and other state institutions to remain vigilant while issuing More



  • World

Obama re-elected US president

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, Nov 7: Barack Obama Wednesday clinched a resounding victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney to earn a second term as US President braving economic woes and straightaway promised bi-partisan More



  • Kupwara

6 yrs on, Balhama water filtration plant yet to be commissioned

Kupwara: Despite passing of nearly six years after a water filtration plant was constructed at Balhama here the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department has failed to make it functional.  The inordinate More




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