Court seeks report on land conversion

‘Laws Should Be Implemented In Letter And Spirit To Prevent Misuse Of Agriculture Land’


Srinagar, Apr 15: The High Court on Saturday directed the state government to come up with a detailed report within one week on the steps taken by it for stopping conversion of agriculture land for non-agriculture purposes in the Kashmir Valley. The Government was also ordered to inform the Court More


Curecef-1000 Tested Substandard In 2011, Not Withdrawn


Srinagar, April 15: More skeletons are tumbling out of murkier spurious drug business flourishing in the Valley over the years allegedly involving top officials of Health & Medical Education Department, Drug Controller Organization and pharmaceutical distributors.Fresh documentary evidence More

Doctors seek impartial probe, threaten stir


Srinagar, Apr 15: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Monday threatened to go for indefinite strike if independent probe is not ordered and FIR is not lodged against former Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma and members of central purchase committee. DAK also urged the youth and separatists to launch an More

Health Minister assures action


Srinagar, Apr 15: Minister of State for Health with independent charge, Shabir Ahmad Khan, Monday assured that stringent action would be taken against those found involved in supply of spurious drugs. He said that nobody would be allowed to play with the lives of people.The minister directed for More

EBA honors JK Bank

CEO Mushtaq Ahmad Gets Manager Of The Year Medal


Srinagar, Apr 15: Coming as a strong international recognition for its enterprising performance in the field of banking and finance, J&K Bank has bagged the prestigious ‘Best Enterprise’ award from Europe Business Assembly (EBA) in London. The Socrates Committee of EBA also awarded the Chairman More

Kashmir figures prominently in Pak elections

All Political Parties Include The Issue In Their Manifestos


Islamabad, Apr 15: The Pakistani political parties’ move to prominently include Kashmir in their election manifestos is being widely hailed in Kashmiri circles here as a significant step depicting the position the issue holds in the politics of the country.Almost all the major political stakeholders More

3 die in Uri avalanche


Srinagar, Apr 15: Three persons were killed after being buried under huge mound of snow as an avalanche struck a forest area in Uri sector of north Kashmir's Baramulla district today, police said.The trio - Din Muhammad Sood (64), Muhammad Karim Sood (55) and Muhammad Latief Sood (30) - had gone More

Yasin Malik released from house arrest

Srinagar, Apr 15: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was released from 36-day long house arrest on Monday. According to a JKLF spokesman, Malik was confined to a single room at his Maisuma residence since March 10. “His health also deteriorated during this period More

  • Briefs

PC protests forest vandalisation in Handwara

Srinagar, Apr 15: Activists of Peoples’ Conference staged a protest outside deputy Commissioner’s officer in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district demanding halt to alleged vandalisation of forests in Handwara More

  • News

Minor cannot be put in lock up: SC


New Delhi, Apr 15: The Supreme Court today directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file response within a week on detention of a 10-year-old rape victim by police in Bulandshahr, when she approached them More

  • Opinion

Modi the PM

I shudder to think if that really happens


Like him or not, he is very much around, destiny’s child waiting for us Indians (Hindus) to hail him as our leader, come to deliver us from the sense of alienation we seem to suffer from. Alienated from More

  • GK Magazine

The world remains silent!

While the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims goes on in Myanmar



Sectarian violence is nothing new in Rakhine, the northern province of Burma(Myanmar) where minority Muslim Rohingyas have been attacked by Buddhists for quite some time. It is alleged that this time it More

  • Letters

Power crisis

This refers to the current power crisis in the valley. Everywhere there is hue and cry so as to make the higher authorities listen. But the man who suffers will definitely feel the pain. I wonder how will More

  • Editorial

Destroying Heritage

Now for the past many years there has been a growing awareness amongst the people for persevering heritage of the state. Conscious about its centrality to their identity ‘as individuals, communities and More

  • Business

Gold prices crash: Rs2000 fall in single day


Srinagar, Apr 15: The gold today witnessed highest fall in the prices over last 15-months bringing some cheer on the faces of the customers.  Gold prices on Monday tumbled by over Rs 2000 to Rs 25 More

  • Sports

Kabaddi C'ship inaugurated

Srinagar, Apr 15: A Kabbadi championship, organized by city police, was inaugurated by Deputy Inspector General of Police CKR Afad-ul-Mujtaba and SSP Srinagar Syed Aashiq Bukhari at Police Public School More

  • Kashmir

Hurriyat (M) to reach out to people with ‘political agenda’

Won’t Allow Pro-India Parties To Lure People On Hollow Promises: Mirwaiz


Srinagar, Apr 15: At a time when mainstream political parties are gearing up for rallies across Jammu and Kashmir to garner support for the 2014 Parliament and Assembly polls, the Hurriyat Conference chairman More

  • Srinagar City

Budding lawyers aware people on traffic norms

Traffic Police, KU students start 4-day counseling drive


Srinagar, Apr 15: Ahead of the April 20 deadline for “erring drivers” to mend their ways, budding lawyers Monday got a four day task to make people aware of traffic norms like reservation of seats for More

  • Jammu

Czech envoys call on Rana

Discuss J&K’s overall situation, development

‘Jammu, Apr 15: Provincial president National Conference and Member Legislative Council, Devender Singh Rana on Monday said restoration of peace and enhancing quality of life of the people is a priority More

  • GKeducation&career

Working on a salary of Rs. 25 per month

In Bandipora sweepers employed in government middle schools and school caretakers are paid a monthly ‘salary’ of 25 rupees for their work



In 1988, when Muhammad Subhan Wani was employed as a sweeper on a monthly salary of Rs 25 in middle school, Chak Arsulla Khan, Bandipora, he had hoped for a respectable salary in the years ahead. For allowing More

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