• TOP STORIES

JK Wakf Board under scanner

Govt Orders Special Audit; Panel To Look Into Financial, Administrative Mess

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 8: Facing widespread criticism for irregularities and mismanagement in the J&K Muslim Wakf Board, the State Government has constituted a three-member committee to conduct a special administrative and financial audit of the Board that looks after Muslim shrines and properties in Kashmir More


No hasty decision on AFSPA: A K Antony

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 8: Infiltration from across the Line of Control (LoC) has increased and no hasty decision can be taken on the Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act issue in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Thursday. He also said there was need to be watchful though violence levels More


Omar for opening of Jammu-Sialkot road

‘Will Take Up Issue With Centre’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 8: In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir government has sought opening of Jammu-Sialkote road for cross border trade and travel between India and Pakistan.“I would recommend opening of Jammu-Sialkote route for travel and trade to the Central Government so that it takes More


JCC-Government face off: Scene likely to hot up

Employees To Observe Pen Down Strike On December 14/15

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Nov 8: A day after observing two day strike, the Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees and Workers’ Joint Consultative Committee (JKGEWJCC) on Thursday announced its second phase of agitation, calling for two-day pen down strike from December 14.“A group of senior leaders of JCC would More


Chib comes to Taj’s rescue

Urges LC Chairman To Quash Panel Probing Charges Against

UNION IS STRENGTH?

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 8: Coming to the rescue of his beleaguered Cabinet colleague, Leader of the Upper House and Medical Education Minister RS Chib has written a letter to LC Chairman Amrit Malhotra to quash the House panel probing allegations against the Minister for PHE and Flood Control Taj Mohiuddin More


IN A FIRST,JK TO START CAPTIVE BREEDING OF ENDANGERED HANGUL

Program Likely To Start This Season

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Nov 8: Jammu and Kashmir wildlife authorities have started a program for captive breeding of the endangered Hangul, the only surviving species of the Red Deer family in the sub-continent, in a bid to augment the dwindling numbers of the animal.Officials said Hangul Conservation Breeding More


Hurriyat (G) to debate Shrine Board’s role

To Hold Seminar On November 10

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 8: The Hurriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani is organizing a seminar on ‘Shrine Board’s plans and their negative impacts’ on November 10 (Saturday).A Hurriyat (G) spokesman said the seminar would begin at 11 am at Geelani’s Hyderpora residence.“The ideas, views and More


Oil Cos agree to distribute gas at CAPD outlets

LPG CRISIS

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 8: Succumbing to the pressure from State Government, oil companies operating here have agreed to distribute LPG at Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department outlets Monday onwards. Earlier the companies had refused to abide by the Government directive.The decision More





  • Briefs

NTEA felicitates director NIT

Srinagar, Nov 8: The Non- Teaching Employees Association of National Institute of Technology has felicitated Dr Rajat Gupta on completion of his one year term as Director NIT. In a statement, the More



  • National

Government withdraws notification on repatriation of KP medical staff

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Nov 8: Jammu and Kashmir Government has withdrawn its notification ordering displaced Kashmiri Pandit doctors, paramedics and ministerial staff of the health department living outside the state More




  • Opinion

Remembering Maryam Jameelah

This bold and articulate voice of Islam is no more

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

‘After three and a half years of costly and fruitless psycho analysis, and two years of hospitalization, I was just emerging from a long unhappy adolescence filled with loneliness and frustration and was More



  • GK Magazine

Who Owns Iqbal?

Do we have a moral right to own Iqbal while we largely disown his theological, philosophical, mystical and socio-political legacy?

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

We are proud that Iqbal belongs to us but we have no space for him outside seminar rooms or mosques. His pain for Kashmir’s slavery inspired our leaders against Dogra rule but is yet to inspire against More




  • Letters

Understanding Skeikh

This refers to the article titled “Understanding Skeikh Abdullah” by his granddaughter Dr. Nyla Ali Khan. Nobody can deny the fact that Sheikh sahib created political consciousness among Kashmiri Muslims More



  • Friday Focus

Commemorating Iqbal

PROF G R MALIK

Today- on Iqbal's birth anniversary - we consider one of Iqbal's short but substantial poems from Bal-i Jibreel. We choose it because it is one of the most perceptive, comprehensive and cryptic comments More



  • Business

TATA says bye-bye to Kashmir

DOCOMO to wind up operations in JK on Jan 17

KHALID GUL

Srinagar, Nov 8: Tata Docomo, India’s leading telecom company, will wind up its operations in Jammu and Kashmir shortly rendering hundreds of youth working with the company jobless and thousands of subscribers More



  • Sports

After 40 yrs, DYSS scraps annual scholarships; players aghast

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Nov 8: For the first time in the 40 year history of Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS), the national level players and medalists have been refused annual scholarships for their performance More



  • Kashmir

Centre seeks cooperation of separatists

Shinde Assures All Help To JK Govt

SECURITY OF PANCHAYAT REPRESENTATIVES

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 8:  The Centre Thursday promised to provide all assistance to Jammu and Kashmir government to deal with the situation arising out of the resignation of several Panchayat representatives More



  • Srinagar City

TIPPER DRIVES ON WRONG SIDE OUTSIDE AZAD’S RESIDENCE

RAMS INTO CAR

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Nov 8: The reckless driving of tippers yet again exposed negligence on the part of Traffic police and other concerned authorities when a tipper driving allegedly on the wrong side rammed into More




  • Jammu

Coalition not addressing real issues: Mufti

Jammu, Nov 8: Expressing surprise over the decision of the state government to conduct elections to the four seats of Legislative Council (LC) from the quota of Panchayats, PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed More



  • PaK

Participants call for easing cross-LoC travel, trade

Intra-Kashmir Dialogue Concludes

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Nov 8: An intra-Kashmir dialogue of women concluded here on Wednesday, with more than a dozen recommendations regarding free and trouble free traveling between the divided parts of Jammu More



  • Kupwara

Drangyari sans tourism infrastructure

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Kupwara: Despite being on the tourism map of Kashmir, Drangyari area here sans basic infrastructure for tourists. Drangyari is situated on the Kupwara–Karnah road and besides tourists a large number More




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