• TOP STORIES

Omar puts NHPC on notice

‘No New Project To The Corporation Till It Returns Uri, Salal, Dulhasti’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Apr 18: No new project will be sanctioned to NHPC till it hands over the Uri, Salal and Dulhasti power projects to the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said today.“Let me tell them (NHPC) categorically that we will not give any project to NHPC alone in future unless it agrees to give More


CM’s chopper makes emergency landing

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Apr 18: A chopper carrying Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today made an emergency landing in Kishtwar district shortly after take-off due to a technical problem, but no one was injured.“The chopper carrying Omar Abdullah landed shortly after taking off from Kishtwar for Srinagar today. It More


MUFTI MEETS PRIME MINISTER, SEEKS FAIR ELECTIONS IN 2014

‘Manipulations In Many Constituencies Affected Results In 2008 Polls’

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Apr 18: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today urged the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to ensure free and fair elections in J&K.In an hour-long meeting here today, the two leaders discussed a wide range of subjects to review the situation in the state More


LeT Commander held, militant killed in Sopore

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 18: Police on Thursday said that it arrested a top commander of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) from Behrampora village of Sopore in north Kashmir and on the information disclosed by him a militant was killed in the nearby Tarzoo area.Addressing a hurriedly called press conference here this More


Cong infighting hits new low

Taj’s Relative Alleges Persecution By Sharma

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 18: The ongoing tussle between Congress Ministers Taj Mohiuddin and Sham Lal Sharma touched a new low on Thursday with a relative of the former accusing the latter of “manufacturing biased inquiry report” against him only to settle personal scores with Taj. The development comes a day More


Alarmed High Command summons Soz

Srinagar, Apr 18: Alarmed by growing factionalism and discord among its leaders ahead of 2014 elections, the Congress High Command in New Delhi has summoned the State Congress Chief Saifuddin Soz to discuss the internal matters of the party.According to highly placed sources, Soz left for Delhi More


‘Infant deaths coincided with supply of fake injections’

GB Pant Authorities Write To Union Health Ministry

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Apr 18: Authorities at the GB Pant Children Hospital here have told the Union Health Ministry’s Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) that the Jammu-based Purchase Committee had approved supply of “fake” antibiotic injections to the hospital last year during which it witnessed More


Civil Society members protest in Srinagar, Islamabad

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 18: Hundreds of people from different walks of life Thursday participated in a protest march against the spurious drugs scandal surfacing in Kashmir. The march was organized by Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDC). Protesters including doctors, writers, pharmacists More


Cops use force on PHE employees

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 18: Police on Thursday used baton-charge and detained dozens to prevent hundreds of Public Health Engineering (PHE) daily-wagers from marching towards Divisional Commissioner’s office in support of their demands.The daily-wagers staged protest demonstration at Press Enclave here More


SC modifies guideline on Amarnath Yatra

Registration Of Pilgrims Only In Jammu And Srinagar

New Delhi, Apr 18: The Supreme Court today modified its order in which it had passed a slew of guidelines for the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir Government to ensure proper healthcare and other amenities for Amarnath yatra pilgrims.Modifying the order, a Bench headed by B S Chauhan said registration More





  • Briefs

Qasim’s passport: HC directs Govt to file objections

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 18: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday asked the state government to file objections within a week to a petition seeking directions for renewal of old passport or issuance of new one More



  • National

Govt considering plea for clemency for Bhullar: Shinde

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 18: Punjab government's plea for clemency for Devinderpal Singh Bhullar is under the Centre's consideration, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today. "The Chief Minister of Punjab More




  • Opinion

The specter of spurious drugs

The issue concerns a common man. One and all

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

Swaziland is an African country reeling in extreme poverty. Some HIV-positive patients in this starved nation are so poor that they have resorted to eating cow dung before taking anti-retroviral drugs More



  • GK Features

Telling the victim’s story

‘Vaadi-e-Khoonaab’ (Valley of bloodshed) is an important book which documents the life and death of over 120 unarmed persons killed during the 2010 civil uprising

DOCUMENTING LOSS

MAJID MAQBOOL

On a sunny day in the summer of 2010, Ess Ahmed Pirzada was walking from Bagh-e-Mehtab area when he saw school boys blocking the road and protesting on the streets, raising their voice against the killing More




  • Letters

Drug scam

The drug scam has shaken us up. When our medicines are not safe, how can our food products like vegetable oils, butter spices etc be safe. All comes from different parts of India. We need to think and More



  • Friday Focus

Tawakkul (Trust in God)

PROF G R MALIK

There are two possible modes of human action vis-à-vis the affairs of life and the world. One of them is to adopt all available ways and means to achieve a target and trust in these ways and means for More



  • Business

11 top corporate honchos to launch recruitment drive in JK today

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Apr 18: Nearly a dozen top corporate houses of the country will hold a recruitment drive in Jammu and Kashmir. The candidates selected during the drive will be trained and subsequently recruited More



  • Sports

Islamia College’s Hamid cruises to victory

JKSDA 2ND SPRING CHAMPIONS RUN

Srinagar, Apr 18: Hamid Aziz of Islamia College of Science and Commerce, Hawal cruised to victory in the 2nd Spring Champions run organised by J&K Sports Development Association at Islamia College More



  • Kashmir

  • Srinagar City

New construction vandalizes Naqshband SahibRA shrine

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Apr 18: Throwing all norms to winds, the state government has started construction of a concrete room just next to Khanqah-e-Naqshbandia, a centuries-old revered structure in the premises of More




  • Jammu

PM’s Advisor calls on Governor, CM

Jammu, Apr 18: TKA Nair, Advisor to the Prime Minister, called on Governor NN Vohra here on Thursday morning after his arrival from Srinagar. An official spokesman said Nair briefed the Governor about More



  • South Asia

Pervez Musharraf flees court as judges order his arrest

Islamabad, Apr 18: Former dictator Pervez Musharraf today fled from the Islamabad High Court complex after a judge revoked his bail and directed police to immediately arrest him, setting the stage for 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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