200 KAS officers await posting

Govt Extends Probation Period Upto November 30


Jammu, Oct 30: Around 200 Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officers in Jammu and Kashmir are awaiting their formal posting despite the state facing severe shortage of officers in almost all departments.Well informed sources said that even after deciding to cut short the probation period of More


Complete Shutdown In Doda, Kishtwar, Bhaderwah


Kishtwar, Oct 30: Protests rocked entire Chenab valley on Tuesday over the alleged blasphemous content uploaded on social networking website Facebook with major townships including Kishtwar, Doda and Bhaderwah observing a complete shutdown.The situation remained tense in this mountainous district More

Women activists call for AFSPA revocation,demilitarization

‘Kashmiris Not Allowed To Breathe Freely’


Srinagar, Oct 30: At a daylong seminar here on Tuesday, women from different walks of life including prominent civil society activists from outside the state, demanded demilitarization and repeal of controversial laws, including Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA) in More

JK not getting adequate rations, fuel: Minister

Government Seeks Supplies As Per 2011 Census


New Delhi, Oct 30: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Qamar Ali Akhoon Tuesday strongly pleaded with the government of India for providing ration quota to Jammu and Kashmir as per 2011 census.Addressing the Food Ministers Conference here, Akhoon said being the border state More

Superstorm hits Superpower

Hurricane Sandy Leaves Behind Trail Of Death, Destruction, Darkness


New York, Oct 30: Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, battered the nation’s eastern seaboard on Tuesday, swamping New York City streets with record levels of floodwater, blacking out power to millions of people and bringing transportation to a halt through much of the region More

‘18 Valley youth joined militant ranks in 2012’


Srinagar, Oct 30: Around 18 youth from Jammu and Kashmir have joined different militant groups during the current year. Among them, two have been killed in encounters and one has been arrested. Most of them joined Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) or Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), two key militant outfits operating More

Govt shielding miscreants in Zanskar: Geelani

Srinagar, Oct 30: The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has expressed deep anguish and concern over, what he said, the continued pre-planned violence against Muslims in Zanaskar, Kargil, and the blasphemous remarks against Islam uploaded on Facebook at Doda, Jammu.Geelani, according More

Malik distributes relief among encounter victims


Sopore, Oct 30: The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Tuesday distributed Rs 2.25 lakh among the affected people of recent encounter in Sopore.“During the encounter, half a dozen houses and business establishments were destroyed by the Army shelling,” said a More

School timing rescheduled

Srinagar, Oct 30: According to Director, School Education, Kashmir, the school timing in the government and recognized private schools within the municipal limits of Srinagar city shall be from 10 am to 3 pm and outside Srinagar municipal limits shall be from 11 am to 4 pm with effect from November More

Return Hajj flights from November 2

Srinagar, Oct 30: The first flight carrying back Hajj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia will arrive at Srinagar International Airport on November 2, an official handout said.Quoting Executive Officer, State Hajj Committee, the statement said that all those concerned are informed to collect the vehicle More

Centre clears Indo-Pak cricket series


New Delhi, Oct 30: The Home Ministry Tuesday cleared Pakistan cricket team’s tour of India for a limited-over series beginning December 25 and said that the government will provide foolproof security to the visiting team.This was conveyed when a delegation of Board of Control for Cricket in India More

  • Briefs

New Delhi converting leaders’ houses into jails: Nayeem Khan

Srinagar: Terming the house arrest of separatist leaders even on Eid day as an act of ‘imperialism’, the Jammu and Kashmir National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan on Tuesday said New Delhi had devised More

  • News

Governor releases DVD on Mata Ruph Bhawani

Calls for revival, strengthening of JK’s glorious pluralistic traditions

New Delhi, Oct 30: Governor, N N Vohra, released a DVD Documentary on Mata Ruph Bhawani at a function organized by the Kashmiriyat Preservation Foundation at the India International Centre here this evening More

  • Opinion

JK’s Blessed Corrupt

Official accountability part, sleaze in the state doesn’t even generate adequate sense of outrage



BJP president Nitin Gadkari's alleged corrupt deals are roiling the political landscape in India. So are those of Robert Vadra and to a lesser extent that of Salman Khurshid. Arvind Kejriwal who broke More

  • GK Magazine

Predicament and Promise

Why the potential of the pastoral economy is not realised



Very few people are aware that more than one out of 3 persons in our State is dependent on livestock sector for liveliohood or income support. With a tribal population of more than 26 lacs primarily dependent More

  • Letters

Grave situation

This refers to the grave situation in Zanaskar region in Leh. Muslims there are living in fear and forced to migrate from their homeland. Article 15 in the constitution prohibits discrimination on the More

  • Editorial

Politics of Economics

Reform in the planning process is overdue in Jammu and Kashmir. The holes in it that over the years have been left unplugged have more often than not cost dearly to the state.  The lopsided fund allocations More

  • Business

LPG consumers can file KYC form till Nov 15


New Delhi, Oct 30: The government has extended by 15 days the deadline for filling the Know Your Customer (KYC) form by LPG consumers to November 15. In a nationwide exercise to weed out multiple More

  • Sports

DYSS attracts criticism for halting basketball team



Srinagar, Oct 30: The refusal by Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) to send basketball teams for national participation has courted criticism from the players of the State. Every year More

  • Kashmir

ReT selections: CEO Islamabad throws norms to winds

Candidates Smell Rat In Recruitment Process, Seek Probe


Islamabad (Anantnag), Oct 30: The office of the Chief Education Officer here has come in the line of fire for allegedly flouting court orders and district administration directives with regard to appointment More

  • Srinagar City

Red signal jumpers bash Traffic cop: Police


Srinagar, Oct 30: A few weeks after a VIP escort thrashed Traffic cop when the former was caught jumping red signal, another similar incident occurred Tuesday afternoon when people from an influential More

  • Jammu

Traffic Police to deploy additional men



Jammu, Oct 30: In view of ensuing Durbar Move, Traffic Police Department is contemplating to deploy around 80 additional personnel to man Jammu road to regulate smooth traffic movement across the winter More

  • Bandipora

Ajas craves for basic amenities


Bandipora: Belying the Government’s tall claims of equitable development, Ajas the second largest Panchayat block in Bandipora is craving for basic amenities causing immense hardships to the inhabitants More

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