• TOP STORIES

Government awakens to power mess

Omar Summons PDD Bosses; JK To Go For Short Term Energy Purchases

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar/Jammu Apr 9: Facing widespread criticism across the Valley over extended and unscheduled power cuts, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who also holds power portfolio, convened a high level meeting in winter capital on Tuesday morning to discuss the situation arising out of the ongoing electricity More


KEA threatens agitation

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Apr 9: Piqued by pesky power cuts, Kashmir Economic Alliance today issued a two-day ultimatum to the government asking it to restore the normal supply or face agitation.Chairman KEA, Muhammad Yasin Khan said: “We are giving two-day time to the government and the PDD to restore the electricity More


Appraisal paints gloomy picture of JK’s education scenario

‘36% of Class-V Students Unable To Read Class-II Level Textbooks’; We Are Moving In Right Direction: DSEK

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Apr 9: End of deadline for implementation of Right to Education Act 2009 across India on April 1 has put the J&K Education Act 2002 in the dock with surveys and analysis saying that the State Government has remained far-behind in achieving goals set in the indigenous Act, not to talk More


35 posts created for JKSWRRA

Kandiwara Gets PHC, 9 Accounts Service Officers Promoted

Jammu, Apr 9: The state cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here Tuesday accorded sanction to creation of 35 posts for newly established J&K State Water Resources Regulatory Authority (JKSWRRA).The cabinet also accorded sanction to promotion of Pushpa Devi More


Impossible to give security to 33000 people: DGP

Man Detained In Connection With Pulwama Killing

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 9: Ruling out the possibility of providing security to every Panchayat representative in the state, Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Tuesday said they have detained one person in connection with the killing of a Sarpanch in Pulwama district of south Kashmir Monday.Speaking More


People fed up with this Govt, want change: Mehbooba

‘NC Hanged Autonomy In 1975; Ensured Afzal’s Execution’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 9: Ruling out any possibility of pre-poll alliance with Congress, Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said Jammu and Kashmir was on the verge of a ‘big danger’ on the political front as most of the ministers of ruling coalition were neck-deep in scandals while the government More


Govt lobbying to get travel advisories lifted: Omar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 9: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that government would continue its efforts to get travel advisories lifted by US and other countries to rope in high-end tourists in the State.“As a tourist State the growth and development of economy in Jammu and Kashmir is largely associated More


4 die, 33 hurt in road accidents

GKNN/KHALID GUL

Srinagar/Islamabad, Apr 9: Four persons died and at least 33 others sustained injuries in different road accidents across the state on Tuesday, police and reports said.Three motorcycle-borne persons, including a minor, died when the vehicle collided with a bus coming from opposite direction on More


Shaikh Owais appointed Director Vigilance

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 9: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday appointed Shaikh Owais Ahmad (IPS-JK cadre 1987), as the first Director of newly constituted Vigilance Organization. Pertinently, Owais is the first KPS officer to become the Additional Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police.The State More





  • Briefs

JKLF delegation visits Kandiwara

Srinagar, Apr 9: A delegation of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front leaders led by its vice-chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat on Tuesday visited Kandiwara, Kokernag, where nine school children died in a More



  • News

NHRC aghast over kids working in brick kilns

COMMISSION TO CONDUCT PROBE IN JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 9: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today ordered an inquiry into a case of over 42 people, including minor adivasi girls from Chhattisgarh, allegedly working as bonded labourers More




  • Opinion

Our Apolitical CM

But is there something as absence of politics

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

There is one constant refrain one hears from the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah these days: he says he doesn’t want to play politics with the issues that resonate with his people. Thus he won’t politicize More



  • GK Magazine

‘The Meed of a Melodious Tear’

Farewell Prof Ishaq Khan Sahib

TRIBUTE

PROF G R MALIK

I am trying to convince myself that Professor Muhammad Ishaq Khan has departed. Whenever I met and conversed with him the impression that I gathered was that of a person serene and calm, ‘with passions More




  • Letters

Road accidents

The number of road accidents is increasing with each passing day in J&K. In this age of technology, such accidents should have been a rarity. The government should tackle this serious problem and should More



  • Editorial

Dark days

The power is a perennial problem in Kashmir. Selling dreams of a so called `self-sufficient Kashmir' — borders on idealism in our context. Undoubtedly the state of power sector in J&K instead of showing More



  • Business

Industry suffers prod losses

POWER CRISIS

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Apr 9: The ongoing power crisis has badly affected the production in the industrial units in Kashmir.  The shortage of electricity during past some weeks which has now snowballed into major More



  • Sports

3 valley players compete in Int'l Canoeing event

Srinagar, Apr 9: The three valley based Kayaking and Canoeing players represented Indian in the International Canoe Slalom Championship held at Markkleeberg Germany from March 29 to April 1.  Waseem More



  • Kashmir

Kashmir schools violate SC guidelines on transport

Govt Looks The Other Way; Kandiwara Mishap Exposes ‘Official Apathy’

ALTAF BABA

Srinagar, Apr 9: Following a tragic road accident at Kandiwara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag (Islamabad) district on past Thursday, which led to death of at least nine kids, the role of traffic police and More



  • Srinagar City

Despite SHRC directives, school vans use LPG cylinders

Overloading compounds travel trouble

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Apr 9: Travel by some school vans is feared to prove deadly for kids as many such cabs run on LPG cylinders, which may explode anytime, much like an IED. The complaints of overloading are equally More




  • Jammu

Govt constitutes Vigilance Organisation

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 9: The J&K government Tuesday constituted Vigilance Organisation to “give teeth” to the recently-established State Vigilance Commission. As per the order issued today, the government More



  • GKeducation&career

Who cares for Government-run schools?

Most of the government middle schools in the city are without proper infrastructure and lack basic facilities for students

SCHOOL EDUCATION

UMER BEIGH

 A government school teacher with a book in hand is sitting on her chair teaching a class outside the school building. The students, with their notebooks open, listen to her carefully while sitting More




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