• TOP STORIES

People running out of patience: Gas dealers caution Government

‘Missive Seeks CM’s Intervention To Defuse Looming Situation’

SMOLDERING LPG CRISIS

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Oct 24: Sensing trouble due to ongoing LPG crisis in the valley, gas dealers operating here have urged the State Government to play a lead role to prevent the situation from taking a violent turn as according to them people have started running out of patience.Jagmohan Raina, Secretary More


Omar convenes high-level meeting

Srinagar, Oct 24: Chief minister Omar Abdullah has convened a high level meeting here on Thursday to discuss the prevailing LPG crisis that has enraged the Valleyites.According to the local news gathering agency KNS, besides ministers, officials and LPG dealers are scheduled to attend the meeting More


Power woes return to haunt Valley

Unscheduled Electricity Cuts Enrage Valleyites

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Oct 24: Ahead of approaching winter and amid smoldering cooking gas crisis, unscheduled and extended power cuts have started aggravating the woes of Valleyites.Of late both metered and unmetered areas in the Valley have started witnessing sharp increase in frequent energy cuts putting More


National Conference won’t allow direct application of 73rd amendment: Rather

‘Any Such Move Would Undermine JK’s Special Status’

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Oct 24: Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather Wednesday made it clear that National Conference (NC) will never allow direct application of 73rd amendment of Indian constitution to Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act as “it undermines the state’s special status.”Speaking More


Saghir panel report stuck in NC-Cong discord

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Oct 24: Partners in the ruling coalition, National Conference and Congress, continue to remain at loggerheads over the crucial report of Justice Saghir Ahmed-led Working Group on Center-State relations. There is also no forward movement on the interim report submitted four months ago by More


ZANSKAR TENSE AFTER CLASHES

Minority Community Alleges Harassment

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Oct 24: Members of the minority community in Zanskar area of Kargil district have alleged harassment after communal clashes in the area, forcing the authorities to clamp down curfew to prevent further tension.Three people including a women and Tehsildar have got injured in the clashes More


Cabinet to meet today

Govt Employees Likely To Get 7% DA

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Oct 24: Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to announce 7 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) installment due from July this year for its employees.Official sources said the decision to release DA installment is likely to be taken in a cabinet meeting to be held here tomorrow afternoon More


Former DIG Allah Baksh is no more

Srinagar, Oct 24: Former DIG police Kashmir Allah Baksh, 77, passed away at last night after a brief illness. Allah Baksh is the brother of Cabinet Minister Taj Mohiuddin.Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah, Cabinet Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar, MoS Home Nasir Aslam More





  • Briefs

No proposal to release any detainee on Eid: Government

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Oct 24: Unlike previous years, the J&K Government has no plans to release any detainee on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha this year. “I do not know anything about the issue,” officiating Principal More



  • National

RSS chief asks India to liberate ‘Pakistani Kashmir’

Nagpur, Oct 24: Virtually advocating a war with Pakistan, the RSS Wednesday urged the government to "liberate" parts of Kashmir held by Islamabad to arrest the growth of militancy. Addressing the More




  • Opinion

My name is Geelani

And my life is an open book

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

The name of this book, for us readers and for the posterity, is Wulur Kinaray. A voluminous autobiography of Syed Ali Shah Gelani, the second volume of which was released just sometime back. The first More



  • GK Magazine

Race for gas

And, I lost it bitterly

GAS PLEASE

NISSAR BHAT

Life was becoming such a load for me, the sooner I shed the better, I thought. Yet if anything was persuading me against ending my life, were my children. But I knew I could not hold back for too long More




  • Letters

Consumers suffer

People are asked to make new legal documents to get gas cylinders. For this they need to tally and communicate with their respected nearer gas agencies. But these agencies, instead of helping and informing More



  • Editorial

Politics of Empowerment

State Congress has formed two committees, one each in Jammu and Valley, to decide on which provisions of 73rd amendment of Indian Constitution could be incorporated into J&K Panchayat Raj Act. The More



  • Business

‘JK not adequately represented in public sector banks’

Centre asks IBA to hold coaching for bank jobs in JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Oct 24: Seeking to raise representation of youth from Jammu and Kashmir and Maoist-affected areas in the banking sector, the government has asked the Indian Banks’ Association to take steps More



  • Sports

FOREST-XI LIFTS TITLE

JK BANK SUPER-LEAGUE

Srinagar, Oct 24: Continuing its supremacy in the field of State football, JK Forest-XI football team lifted the JK Bank Super-League 2012 title, defeating their archrival in the final played at Polo Ground More



  • Kashmir

Windstorm affected storm ‘Govt lies’ on compensation

NATURAL CALAMITY HAD KILLED 5 PERSONS, DAMAGED 30,000 STRUCTURES

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Oct 24: Eight months after a ravaging windstorm hit Kashmir killing five persons and damaging hundreds of buildings, the Jammu and Kashmir government has failed to reach out to the affected families More



  • Srinagar City

Musk deer rescued from Batamaloo

Had strayed with sheep flock: Wildlife Deptt

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Oct 24: A musk deer fawn injured by stray dogs was Wednesday rescued by locals and Wildlife department officials from a residential locality in Batamaloo area of south City. Officials said More




  • Jammu

Sawlakote Power Project: JKPDC likely to submit DPR by December end

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Oct 24: The Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation is likely to submit the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Sawlakote Hydro Electric Power Project by December this year.Informed sources More



  • World

All roads lead to Mina

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jeddah, Oct 24: Over two million Muslims from across the world including about 1.27 lakh Indians today began their main rituals of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, heading from Mecca to Mina where they will More




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