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 the requisite documents. Those without requisite documentation have to face tough times. The More

Commendable judgment
This refers to the judgment about divorce reported in GK. It is a commendable interpretation of Shariah law and Quranic injunctions on such a delicate subject-matter, which not only clarifies misconceptions as to pronouncement of Talaaq but also secures the position of women. Institution of marriage More

Monthly salary
This refers to the announcement of Panchayat Affairs Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar that Panchayat members will get monthly wages soon. This is a good move towards building a democratic setup in the state. Providing them with financial security is needed as Panches feel unsafe in this troubled state.
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Health sector
This refers to the news item J&K bags No. 1 state award in health sector. It's is noteworthy for two reasons – first, it proves that data can be manipulated to yield any result – in this case not withstanding tragedies in Panth and Lal Ded hospitals (which would have brought down governments anywhere More

LPG Mess
The cap put by the central government on the issuance of LPG cylinders is uncalled for. There is an immediate need to take back the decision to put a cap on the cooking gas, particularly in Kashmir as winter is approaching and the cold has started to swallow up the valley. The unscheduled power cuts More

Spread awareness
This refers to the article "predicament and promise" by ZahoorKhanday. He mentioned schemes like RKVY, Mini-sheep farm scheme, IDSSR scheme etc. The concerned department, however, does not highlight these schemes. Sheep Husbandry Department should organise seminars in the villages and rural areas More

Power shortage
This refers to the power crisis in Kanir, Chadoora and the adjoining villages. We are not provided regular power supply as per the schedule. At least 95 percent people have paid their electricity bills but still power cuts continue. The concerned department should ensure uninterrupted power supply.
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  • 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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