Few dealers monopolize LPG trade

Against Requisite 1700 Distributors Valley Has Just 43


Srinagar, Oct 22: While the latest cap by Government of India on supply of subsidized LPG cylinders to the consumers has hit the Valley badly, the genesis of the lingering cooking gas crisis in Kashmir lies in limited number of dealers in the summer capital.The restricted number of LPG dealers More

JK ministers call on PM

‘Matter Will Be Looked Into’

New Delhi, Oct 22: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday assured a delegation of ministers from Jammu and Kashmir that their demand to increase number of subsidized LPG cylinders for the state would be looked into.According to official spokesman a high level delegation of senior ministers More

Increase credit flow: Omar tells Banks

Chief Minister Lays Foundation Of JK Bank’s North Zone Office


Sopore, Oct 22: Asking the Banks to reduce the gap between credit and deposits in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday called for time-bound disbursement of loan to farmers.“Disbursement of loan to farmers need to be made time bound to enable them to carry on agricultural activities More

Employees’ demands under consideration: A R Rather


Srinagar, Oct 22: The Minister for Finance & Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather, on Monday said that most of the demands of employees have been already fulfilled and the remaining were under consideration of the Government with positive frame of mind. He said the release of 7% DA in cash before More

Towing costs traffic police Rs 16 lakh per month


Jammu, Oct 22: Putting into practice the famous phrase - Robbing Peter to Pay Paul- the   Traffic Police Department is paying around Rs 16 lakh per month to the private transporters for hiring towing vans.Traffic Police, according to sources, is paying the huge sum for using private More


‘450 MW Project To Start Generation In June 2015’


Srinagar, Oct 22: The Union Ministry for Environment and Forests has cleared the execution of the 450-MW Baghliar-II hydro-electric project in Jammu and Kashmir.Executive Director, State Power Development Corporation (SPDC), Zahoor Ahmad Chat said the construction of the project has been approved More

Injured youth succumbs

Anees Was To Get Married After Eid


Srinagar, Oct 22: Anees Ahmed Wani (25) who was critically injured in the deadly shootout at hotel Silver Star last week succumbed to his injuries here today. Anees was to get married immediately after Eid-ul-Azha.Anees a resident of Inderbug village of Lolab area in frontier district of Kupwara More

  • Briefs

Governor, CM greet people on Mahanavami, Dussehra

Srinagar: Governor NN Vohra has felicitated people on festivals of Mahanavami and Dussehra and prayed for communal harmony, brotherhood, peace, progress and prosperity in the State.   In his More

  • National

Keep out journalistic activities from privacy law: Panel


New Delhi, Oct 22: Journalistic activities should be kept out of the purview of the proposed right to privacy law, a government appointed expert panel has suggested. The group headed by retired Justice More

  • Opinion

Politicizing Amarnath

But the question is who is responsible?



Chief Minister Omar Abdullah  last week  summoned  courage to take on the separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani  on the   issue of the  fictionalised road to Amarnath More

  • GK Magazine

Of Trials and Triumphs

Moving to Kashmir, my life underwent a drastic change



Having the opportunity to live ones dreams is an experience many aspire. I was lucky to embrace a part of mine.Growing up in a setting where materialism occupied backstage and ideals such as conviction More

  • Letters

LPG chaos

This refers to the article "LPG Consumers Duped". The Gas Companies are asking their customers for completion of their documents. But at the time of connections these formalities were not taken into consideration More

  • Editorial

Rhetoric won’t Do

That rhetoric is a magic wand that could do miracles in taming the public anger is a self-destructive complacency. So far, the National Conference- Congress alliance leaders instead of seriously addressing More

  • Business

Kashmir traders protest LPG, K Oil shortage, pesky power cuts

Urge govt to mitigate sufferings of common people


Srinagar, Oct 22: Protesting the unscheduled power cuts, LPG and kerosene oil shortage, the Kashmir Traders United Front (KTUF) today urged the state government to mitigate the problems of common people More

  • Sports

BCC thrashes MCC, lifts trophy

Char Premier League Tournament

Charar-i-Sharief, Oct 22: The Baba Cricket Club (BCC) on Monday thrashes Mudasir Cricket Club (MCC) by 29 runs in the Char Premier League tournament to lift the trophy.      Winning More

  • Kashmir

'GoI has no funds to scrap LPG cap'

JK Should Be Treated As Special Case: Farooq Abdullah


Srinagar, Oct 22: Stating that India won’t be intimidated by repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday said that Islamabad is More

  • Srinagar City

Durga Nag temple hosts Mahanavami Puja


Srinagar, Oct 22: Mahanavami was Monday celebrated with fervor and enthusiasm at ShriDurga Nag Temple near Dalgate in the City. With this, the J&K ShriDurga Nag Trust (JKSDNT), which hosted the celebrations More

  • Jammu

Omar’s vision will transform Chenab Valley:Rana

Kishtwar, Oct 22:  Chief Minister’s Political Advisor Devender Singh Rana on Monday said the Omar Abdullah led government’s visionary, futuristic and comprehensive power generation initiatives would More

  • South Asia

JKLF acts tough against former chairman, others for ‘violating discipline’


Rawalpindi, Oct 22: The zonal central committee of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front which met here under the chairmanship of Ammanullah Khan has initiated disciplinary action against the former chairman More

  • World

13 Hajj pilgrims injured in minor fire in Makkah


Jeddah, Oct 22: Thirteen people sustained minor injuries when a fire broke out in a nine-storey building in Makkah, housing Hajj pilgrims from India and Myanmar. Ten fire multi-mission squads controlled More

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