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10 killed in mishaps

5 Die In Chenab Valley Region; 5 In South Kashmir

GKNN/KHALID GUL

Jammu/Anantnag, Apr 17: At least ten persons were killed and 12 others injured in different mishaps across the state on Tuesday.Five persons were killed and seven others injured in two separate road mishaps in Doda and Ramban districts of Chenab Valley.Four persons were killed and two others More


ACCIDENT TRIGGERS PROTESTS IN KOKERNAG

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Apr 17: Protests erupted in Kokernag area of this South Kashmir district, after a school boy was hit and critically injured by a CRPF vehicle. Police later arrested the erring driver and seized the vehicle.According to reports and locals, 14 year old Umar Nazir S/O Nazir More


Government forms panel on fee structure in private schools

Justice Nazki To Head Committee

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Apr 17: Coming under sharp criticism over its inaction against the unbridled hike in fee by private schools, the government has finally constituted a high-level committee to look into the issue.Official sources informed Greater Kashmir that the committee to look into and thereby fix the More


State Education Advisory Board constituted

Jammu, Apr 17: Government has constituted State Education Advisory Board for formulating Educational Policy.An official spokesman said the Committee was constituted under the provision envisaged under Jammu and Kashmir School Education Act, 2002.The Board was also required to be constituted More


Omar scorns PDP for boycotting legislature

Their Legislators Took All Dues, While Staying Away From House’

‘SALIL RAINA

Mendhar, Apr 17: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday hit out at the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for boycotting the budget session saying its MLAs stayed away but took all dues available to the legislators for attending the business.Addressing a public meeting here today, Omar More


Land mafia fleece Govt

Swindle Stamp Duty Worth Crores By Managing Land Transfer Under The Garb Of Oral Gifts

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Apr 17: Powerful land mafia in collusion with some “unscrupulous” revenue officials in Jammu and Kashmir are depriving government of the stamp duty worth crores of rupees by illegally managing mutation and land transfer under the garb of oral gift.The Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that More


Afzal hanging revitalized Kashmir issue: Zardari

‘Dialogue With India Only Way Forward’

REZAUL H LASKAR/PTI

Islamabad, Apr 17: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday said that the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru has revitalized the “liberation movement in Kashmir.”He also announced that Pakistan will continue to highlight the Kashmir cause at international forums.“The hanging of Afzal Guru More


No comparison between NC, PDP: Mehbooba

‘Governance Has Collapsed In JK, Scams Surface Every Day’

ALTAF BABA

Uri, Apr 17: Defending the decision to boycott the larger part of the recently concluded Assembly session, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said her party had no choice after the Union Home Minister ‘insulted the House’ by refusing to return the mortal remains of Afzal Guru More


Geelani wants to speak in court

Government Gets Last Chance To File Objections

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 17: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday granted one more week to the government as last opportunity to file objections to the application moved by Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani seeking his personal appearance before the court as a witness to clear the More





  • Briefs

CSK TO HOLD PROTEST RALLY TODAY

Supply of spurious drugs

Srinagar, Apr 17: Upping its ante against supply of spurious drugs, Civil Society Kashmir (CSK) on Wednesday announced a protest rally would be held from Sher-i-Kashmir Park to Press Enclave on Thursday More



  • National

16 injured in Bangalore bomb blast

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Bangalore, Apr 17: Terror struck Bangalore today ahead of the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections when a low-intensity bomb exploded near the bustling BJP city office in a busy residential area injuring More




  • Opinion

Replacing Talent with Corruption

Swapping Weightage of Test Scores with Academic Merit is Fraught with Dangerous Consequences

MY TAKE

PROF. MUHAMMAD ASLAM

THE ill-advised decision of the twin State Universities in J&K to swap test scores with academic merit at the UG level (“Criteria for admissions to PG courses revised”, GK, 15 April) is nothing but More



  • GK Magazine

Tahir Muzter – the (un)fulfilled dream

“I told Farooq Abdullah I would not spare him in my book for his role in creating Shri Amarnath Shrine Boar. He told me he would not mind it”

MOMENTS TO REMEMBER

ARJIMAND HUSSAIN TALIB

On a chilly December morning in Srinagar last year, a meeting with Tahir Muzter was heart warming. We had been exchanging emails for over three years; and we were keenly waiting for this to materialise More




  • Letters

Education system

This refers to the education system in Kashmir. Though, we have dedicated and qualified teachers available both at primary and higher level, but they don't realise their responsibility. The responsible More



  • Editorial

Unedifying Spectacle

In a sensational disclosure, Minister for medical education Taj Mohiudin has accused the former health minister Sham Lal Sharma of direct involvement in the spurious drug scam.  Taj says he has documentary More



  • Business

Czech tour operators to promote Kashmir tourism

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 17: The Czech Republican would depute its tour and travel operators and mediapersons on a familiarization trip to Jammu and Kashmir for encouraging its citizens to visit the state. This More



  • Sports

AWARDEES ACCUSE JKSSC OF MISMANAGEMENT, PICK AND CHOOSE

SHER-I-KASHMIR SPORTS AWARD

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 17: The awardees of Sher-i-Kashmir Sports Award have accused the Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council (JKSSC) for mismanagement and adopting pick and choose policy at the cost of the genuine More



  • Kashmir

Committees to review transport service for schools

To Submit Report To Government In One Month

Road Mishaps

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 17: The J&K Government has ordered constitution of two divisional level committees to recommend measures for “avoiding road accidents of school buses.” The development comes following More



  • Srinagar City

Flood fears rise as administration succumbs to Mantri pressure

Canal blockade continues to inundate south City, Jhelum chocking swells in north while vandalization takes over heritage Bund near City centre

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Apr 17: From Divisional Commissioner to District Development Commissioner to Srinagar Municipal Corporation Commissioner to Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Department, almost every More




  • Jammu

Czech Ambassador calls on CM

Jammu, Apr 17: Ambassador of Czech Republic Miloslav Stasek Wednesday called on Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here.An official spokesman said during the meeting, matters of mutual interests were discussed More



  • World

Comprehensive immigration bill introduced in US Senate

LALIT K JHA

Washington, Apr 17: A comprehensive immigration bill aimed at allowing American citizenship to over 11 million illegal immigrants, including nearly 300,000 from India, was today introduced in the US Senate 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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