• TOP STORIES

Kashmir in midst of worst power crisis

Govt Gives Up Over-Drawal From Northern Grid; Temporary Respite Expected On Durbar Move

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Apr 12: The ongoing power crisis in Kashmir is worst in the past decade. But the worst part of the story is that the state government has volunteered for the problem by categorically deciding not to opt for over-drawal of electricity from the Northern Grid.There may, however, come More


Mirwaiz slams Govt

‘OUR NATURAL RESOURCES SOLD THROUGH AGREEMENTS SINCE 1947’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 12: Asserting that the government has “brought darkness” for the State, the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said the tall claims of the ruling dispensation that J&K was on the path of development have “fallen flat” due to prevailing power crisis in More


PIL seeks probe into spurious drug scandal

‘Officials Related With Scam Shouldn’t Be Associated With Investigation’

Srinagar, Apr 12: Underscoring the deadly impact of spurious medicines on patients, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Friday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking a comprehensive probe into sale of fake drugs.The PIL was filed by DAK president Dr Nisar More


Drug testing lab lacks equipment

Staff Shortage Delaying Analysis Reports

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 12: In what could be termed as giving free hand to the sale of spurious and sub-standard drugs in the valley, the food and drug testing laboratory Srinagar lacks vital microbiology equipment.Sources in the department of Food and Drug Controller informed Greater Kashmir that drug More


NIA records statements

Liyaqat arrest

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 12: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team camping in Kashmir Friday recorded the statements of two wives of former militant Syed Liyaqat Shah and some of his acquaintances.The team arrived in the Valley on Thursday and was scheduled to go to the frontier district of Kupwara More


Yasin Malik dares Omar: ‘Let’s have open debate’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 12: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday hit back at the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, challenging him to “have an open public debate” with him. Malik’s response comes a day after Omar said the separatists like Yasin Malik were reticent on the return More


Malik approaches HC on his house arrest

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 12: JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday filed a petition in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking directions for doing away with the restrictions imposed by the government on his movement. Malik has filed the petition through senior counsel Zaffar Ahmad Shah.“He has been More


Now,dole out charges for services

JK Constitutes Panel To Transfer Functions To ULBs

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 12: The J&K government has constituted a high-level committee, to be headed by Chief Secretary, for delivery of 18 different types of services by the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Srinagar and Jammu cities. The services are, at present, delivered by the concerned departments.Initially More


Omar likely to skip CMs conference

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 12: Following the whimsical postures of the Congress over pre-poll alliance, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is likely to skip the crucial Chief Minister’s conference to be held in New Delhi on Monday.According to Press Trust of India, so far only six chief ministers, all from Congress More


Baisakhi today

VOHRA,OMAR,MUFTIS,MIR GREET PEOPLE

Srinagar, Apr 12: Baisakhi, like other states, would be celebrated across J&K on Saturday.According to Nanakshahi or Sikh Calendar, Baisakhi falls on 13th of April every year and the festival is celebrated mostly by Sikh and Punjabi community.J&K Governor NN Vohra has greeted people More





  • Briefs

Hajj Office to remain open today

Srinagar, Apr 12: The office of the Executive Officer, J&K State Hajj Committee, Bemina, Srinagar shall remain open on Saturday, April 13, 2013 for issuance of Pilgrims’ Acknowledgement Receipts (Cover More



  • National

Col Tikoo’s book on KP exodus released

New Delhi, Apr 12: Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad earlier this week released a book “Monumental treatise Kashmir: It’s Aborigines and their Exodus’ written by Col Tej K Tikoo. The book focuses on More




  • Opinion

The beauty vandalized

Why do we destroy our abode with our own hands

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

 Why are we being insulted? Why have we been reduced to a sellable commodity. What else is expected from a statecraft solely driven by a possessive mindset? Instead, the question we need to ask ourselves More



  • GK Weekend

Registering birth and death

Of Civil Registration System and its importance in our lives

SOCIETY

DR RUBEENA SHAHEEN

Births and deaths are the two most vital events that define life of an individual. Not only do they describe the legal existence of an individual, registration of these events is a source of basic data More




  • Letters

April 13

Today is April 13. Exactly on the same day in 1919 Jalianawala Bagh tragedy. On that day people come to protest against “Rowlatt Act” but suddenly Genral Dyer ordered to open fire on innocent people and More



  • Editorial

Power crisis fallout

The ongoing power crisis in the state, particularly in the Kashmir valley, is gaining alarming proportions. It sounds incredible that the politico-bureaucratic policy planners in the state know the intensity More



  • Business

JK to be theme state at Home Expo India

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Apr 12: Jammu and Kashmir will be the theme state at the 4-day mega expo being organised by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) from April 15. Over 400 participants from More



  • Sports

Goodwill High School Ziran excels

JUNIOR NATIONAL SKIING CHAMPIONSHIP

Srinagar, Apr 12: Students of Army Goodwill High School Ziran excelled in the recently concluded Junior National Skiing Junior National Skiing championship by winning two medals. According to a spokesperson More



  • Kashmir

Family seeks independent probe

POLICE THRASH PROTESTERS

DETAINEE’S KILLING IN CENTRAL JAIL

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 12: Police on Friday used force to stop a  protest march by family members of Muhammad Ismail Shah of Qazigund who was allegedly murdered in Central Jail Srinagar earlier this month More



  • Srinagar City

Forget beautification,encroachments mushroom on Jhelum banks

From north to south,‘Netagriri’ rules the roost in City

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar,Apr 12: Notwithstanding the claims of the coalition government that beautification of Jhelum banks would be extended in Srinagar, the reverse seems to be taking place. Reasons: While the historic More




  • Jammu

New Advocates administered oath

Jammu, Apr 12: Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy High Court held oath taking ceremony for distribution of Advocates License for new entrant to the legal profession in the State Judicial Academy 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 on the More



  • Gk Features

The Tragedy of Saeda Begum

She lost all her sons and now she is losing her memory too

A MOTHER’S LOSS

MAJID MAQBOOL

In a remote village in Aloosa Bandipora, around 65 kms from Srinagar, Saeda Begum, 75, often sits on the balcony of her four-room mud-house, quietly looking out towards the graveyard where her sons lie More




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