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Incessant rains inundate Kashmir

FRESH SNOWFALL IN UPPER REACHES; SRINAGAR-LEH HIGHWAY CLOSED

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 16: Snowfall in high altitude areas and heavy rains in plains on Tuesday brought down the mercury across the Kashmir, forcing the denizens to look for woolens once again for warmth.It started snowing in the higher reaches of the Valley, including the 11,578 ft high Zojila pass along More


Lightning kills 3 ladies

Jammu, Apr 16: Three women were killed Tuesday when lightning struck them in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban and Doda districts, police said.Lightning struck in Duksan area of Ramban district in which two women, identified as 42-year-old Ashuru Devi and 29-year-old Nishu Devi, were killed, they said More


Forget projects, NHPC gives a damn to JK Govt’s communiqués

No Progress On Buying Back Salal, Uri-1

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 16: Even as J&K has ambitiously set out to buy back two hydropower projects- Salal and Uri-1 - from Government of India, the progress on the issue in last two years can be gauged from the fact that the State has even failed to get response to its letters from National Hydroelectric More


Cabinet likely to meet on Saturday

Major Reshuffle In Administration On Cards

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 16: Jammu and Kashmir government is contemplating to order a major reshuffle in the state administration ahead of biannual Durbar Move to the summer capital of the state.The administrative reshuffle is on the agenda of the state cabinet, likely to meet here on Saturday under the chairmanship More


TAJ NAMES SHAM LAL AS ‘MAIN CULPRIT’

‘Have Documentary Evidence Against Former Health Minister’

Spurious Drug Scam

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 16: Day after former Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma accused fellow party men of hatching conspiracy against him to ‘sabotage the ongoing enquiry into the PHE scam’, Medical Education Minister and senior Congress leader Taj Mohi-ud-Din Tuesday said that health department was full of More


Geelani calls strike on Saturday

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 16: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has called for strike on Saturday against the supply of spurious drugs to Kashmir hospitals.According to a statement issued here, a Hurriyat (G) spokesman said, “The strike on April 20 (Saturday) is against the genocide of Kashmiris More


Government to upgrade testing labs

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 16: The government Tuesday decided to upgrade the drug testing laboratories in the capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu to facilitate speedy testing of drugs.According to an official handout, the decision in this regard was taken at a high level meeting, chaired by Minister of State More


‘NATO pullout can allure Kashmiri youth to gun’

Taliban Won’t Come To Kashmir; Our Movement Is Indigenous: Malik

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 16: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday said the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan has a potential to change the discourse in Kashmir as people, especially youth, may think that non-violent movements had failed and gun was the only way to More


53 die as tremors rock India, Pak, Iran

PTI/GKNN

New Delhi/Srinagar, Apr 16: Multiple tremors today shook north India, Gujarat, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Odisha, leaving a child dead and pulling panic-stricken people out of their homes and offices. The tremors killed around 52 persons in Pakistan and Iran.The quake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter More





  • Briefs

Sonamarg- Drass road thrown open

Transport Deptt Issues Advisory For Vehicular Movement

Jammu, Apr 16: The Sonamarg- Drass road (Zojila Pass) has been thrown open for vehicular movement, an official spokesman said.   According to a notification issued by the Transport Department More



  • National

SC lays down directions on Hajj pilgrimage

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 16: The Supreme Court today directed the government to frame a five-year policy for regulating the Hajj pilgrimage to replace the current annual plan which it termed as "ad-hoc and unsatisfactory More




  • Opinion

Shrinking farmland

The shrinking of farmland in Kashmir is a major concern. At a time when the food security is becoming a great challenge in the region, we cannot afford to lose our farmland to the activities not related More



  • GK Magazine

Power Chaos

Time Ripe For Judicial Recourse, Damage Claim

CRISIS

ABDUR RASHEED SHAHID

At a time when, traditionally, generation from Kashmir’s hydroelectric plants shoots up as a result of post-winter increase in water discharge, the supply of the most sought-after commodity has come down More




  • Letters

Profiling Muslims

This refers to the dangerous profiling of Muslims. The common perception goes that every Muslim is not a terrorist but every terrorist is a Muslim. Muslims are being singled out and treated differently More



  • Editorial

Shrinking farmland

The shrinking of farmland in Kashmir is a major concern. At a time when the food security is becoming a great challenge in the region, we cannot afford to lose our farmland to the activities not related More



  • Business

Price fall brings uncertainty to local gold market

Goldsmiths anticipate little phase of depression in business

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Apr 16: With chances of gold prices going further down in next few weeks, the dealers are bracing up for a little phase of depression in the business. The goldsmiths here said the prospective More



  • Sports

Sher-i-Kashmir sports award ceremony held

Omar Gives Away Prizes

Jammu, Apr 16: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday presented Sher-i-Kashmir Sports award to 34 sports persons for their outstanding performance and winning of medals at the National and the International More



  • Kashmir

GoI’s development funds for JK under scanner

State Receives Rs 8387 Cr In 4 Years; CAG Says No Proper Accounting In Place

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Apr 16: The utilization of Government of India’s funds for various development programs in Jammu and Kashmir has come under scanner with the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) miffed at the More



  • Srinagar City

JCRB flyover deadlock continues as talks with ADB fail

Shopkeepers say ERA misleading bankers, won’t shift to new building

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Apr 16: In a major setback to government plans of constructing the “controversial” Jehangir Chowk-Ram Bagh(JCRB) flyover scheduled to be funded by the Asian Development Bank, the traders who More




  • Jammu

1858 buildings still under occupation of Army, PMFs: Government

Jammu, Apr 16: More than 1800 buildings still remain under the occupation of the Army and para-military forces in Jammu and Kashmir at present, the JK government said on Tuesday. As many as 1858 government More



  • South Asia

Musharraf's poll nomination papers rejected

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Apr 16: Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf's political ambitions was crushed today after he was barred from contesting the May 11 polls following disqualification of his nomination More



  • World

Amnesty wants death penalty 'moratorium' amid Sikh protests

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

London, Apr 16: Amid protests by UK-based Sikhs against the death sentence of Delhi bomb blast accused Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, a prominent human rights group has called on the Indian government to establish More



  • GKeducation&career

Fellowship,Scholarship Opportunities

2013 Dylan Thomas Centenary Taught Master’s Scholarships at Swansea University in UKThe College of Arts and Humanities and the International Development Office at Swansea University are offering two Dylan More




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