Minus opposition, it’s intra-coalition war in legislature

NC,Cong Legislators Spar Over PHE ‘Irregularities’, Press For House Panel


Jammu, Apr 1: With the House running without the Opposition, the legislators of ruling coalition Monday trained guns at each other in the Legislative Council (LC) after National Conference demanded a House Committee probe into the alleged bungling in the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department More

Reservation in promotions to continue

House Rejects Bill

Seeking One-Time Benefit In Jobs At Entry Level For SCs, STs, Others


Jammu, Apr 1: A private member’s Bill seeking end to the reservation in promotion of employees from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and other backward classes was on Monday rejected by the State Legislative Assembly after opposition by the Government.Law Minister Mir Saifullah while defending More

JK likely to ban private practice by doctors

Pay Hike For Medicos, Raise In Retirement Age On Cards; Decision After Budget Session: Taj


Srinagar, Apr 1: The state government is seriously mulling imposition of blanket ban on private practice of medicos and a final call on the issue is to be taken after the Budget session of the state legislature.Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohi-ud-Din Monday said the government’s proposed More

26500 Village Defense Committee members, 25000 SPOs in JK

‘Meant To Supplement Security Forces In Dealing With Militancy’


Jammu, Apr 1: The State Government on Monday revealed that over 26500 persons were working with the Village Defense Committees (VDCs) set up in 1995 to fight militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.In his written response to a question in the Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said 26567 More


Put Under House Arrest Again; Sopore Visit Foiled


Srinagar, Apr 1: The authorities Monday foiled the Hurriyat (M) visit to Muhammad Afzal Guru’s residence in Sopore by placing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and half-a-dozen leaders under house arrest. An angry Mirwaiz said the decision to prevent them from expressing condolence to Guru’s family reflects the More

HC Judge declines to hear petition


Srinagar, Apr 1: A bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court presided by Justice Hasnain Massodi on Monday declined to hear, on personal reasons, a petition by Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq challenging his “illegal house-confinement”.As soon as the petition came up for hearing More

Impasse on getting back Uri, Salal power projects: Govt

‘JKPDC Authorized To Workout Modalities’

LA Proceedings


Jammu, Apr 1: Jammu and Kashmir government is non-committal over buying back Uri and Salal power projects from National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), despite recommendations made by a Cabinet Sub-Committee in this regard.The state government has been pursuing the matter since 2011 after More

Cabinet to meet today

Jammu, Apr 1: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is scheduled to chair a meeting of the state cabinet here on Tuesday morning. Official sources said the cabinet is likely to accord sanction for appointment of a consultant to ascertain the losses suffered by Jammu and Kashmir due to the Indus Water Treaty More

  • Briefs

2 huts damaged in fire

Srinagar, Apr 1: Fire broke out in two huts of Tourism Department near backside of Golf Club Gulmarg, in north Kashmir, a police spokesman said on Monday.    He said both the huts were gutted More

  • News

SC rejects Novartis cancer drug Glivec patent plea

Generic medicine to cost Rs 8000 per month

New Delhi: In a major blow to Swiss pharma giant Novartis, the Supreme Court Monday rejected its plea for a patent on cancer drug Glivec, a verdict that is expected to pave the way for Indian firms to More

  • Opinion

The foreign policy

It directly impacts the situation at home



The other day two well-known bigwigs, both having served as top US envoys in South Asia, made a strong plea that Washington should now steer India’s passage into the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation ( More

  • GK Health

Drug Policy is Pro-Patient

Government must streamline its procurement mechanism as soon as possible



With the announcement of Drug Policy implementation from April this year, made by the Minister for Health, hornet’s nest has been stirred up again and a series of seminars, press conferences and related More

  • Letters

Spam attack

This refers to the spam attack on a Dutch, anti-spam organisation SPAMHAUS on 28-03-2013. Being the largest ever attack on the web, internet got shut in Europe and was slowed down in the rest of world More

  • Editorial

Police Bill-2013

It augured well that the government did not introduce the controversial Jammu and Kashmir Police Bill-2013  in assembly during the budget session. On 15 February 2013, the draft bill was brought into More

  • Business

Kashmir slow on cable digitization


Srinagar,Apr 1:With blocking of cable TV,the cable operators here today said the digitization in the Kashmir Valley was delayed due to absence of necessary logistics. The operators said the they have not More

  • Sports

‘Vijender took heroin 12 times’


Chandigarh, Apr  1: In fresh trouble for international boxer and Olympic medallist Vijender Singh, Punjab Police on Sunday said he had consumed heroin 12 times after procuring it from alleged drug More

  • Kashmir

Technical Edu:JK to update recruitment rules


Srinagar, Apr 1: The J&K Government has decided to update the prevalent recruitment rules in the Technical Education sector to give representation to new qualifications while providing employment to More

  • Srinagar City

Hamdaniya Colony continues to be inundated, admin unmoved

Failing to get SOS response, residents threaten highway blockade


Srinagar, Apr 1: It seems that the authorities are unmoved by the inundation of City localities even as the residents relate it to “political revenge being carried out by the ruling coalition government More

  • Jammu

‘Never revisited JK’s backward pockets to know their status’

Admits Government; Do justice With Deserving Areas, Cry Legislators


Jammu, Apr 1: The State Government Monday admitted in the Legislative Assembly that it has never revisited the areas declared as backward decades ago to know their present status, which is in contradiction More

  • GKeducation&career

More aspirants, fewer seats

Students continue to suffer every year as fewer Varsities in the valley offer limited seats for pursuing various post-graduate courses



After finishing three-year degree courses in colleges, most of the students of the valley who want to pursue higher education have to suffer because of the limited intake capacity in few universities of More

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