PM’s special scholarship scheme for JK in doldrums

Only 663 Beneficiaries Since 2011, HE Dept To Seek Extension

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 24: The special scholarship scheme for the students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir announced by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has proved to be a damp-squib.    The dismal picture of the PM’s scholarship scheme came to the fore during the recent meeting of Union More

19-yr technology wizard develops Android game

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Apr 24: A 19-year-old technology wizard has developed an Android game based on the basic principles of Physics. The game ‘Unending Pursue’ developed by Fazil Mir son of Riyaz Ahmad Mir of Indira Nagar here is registered with search engine Google and has achieved a 4.4 rating on More

Saradha chairperson, two firm officials flown to Kolkata

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Apr 24: Chit fund scam accused Sudipta Sen and two officials of his Saradha company were flown to Kolkata on Wednesday after the West Bengal police was granted four days transit remand by a court here. Sen, chairman of the Saradha chit fund company, which has allegedly defrauded More

Work for ending Mafia Raj in JK: Mehbooba to youth
Shopian, Apr 24: President of the Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday urged youth to work for ending what she said, “Mafia Raj” in J&K.    Addressing party workers here in s south Kashmir Mehbooba said, “Time has come for the people of JK to fight with all might More

Kreeri school without teachers

GIRL STUDENTS TAKE TO STREETS

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Apr 24: Scores of girl students from Government Middle School Dardpora Kreeri on Wednesday staged a massive protest in Baramulla town against the non-availability of teachers. Holding top officials of education department responsible for their apathy, the students said there was More

Geelani is Conservator Central; Javed Conservator North

Reshuffle in Forest department

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 24: The government has ordered several transfers and postings in the Forest Department.Among the prominent officers transferred, Farooq Ahmad Geelani, IFS JK 1995, Conservator of Forests, North Circle is transferred and posted as Conservator of Forests, Central Circle vice Javed More

POLITICAL ACTIVIST BEATS SARPANCH

Panchayat Representatives Stage Protest

KHALID GUL

Kulgam, Apr 24: Panchayat members from this south Kashmir district Wednesday staged a massive protest here in south Kashmir, after one of the Sarpanchs was manhandled allegedly by a political activist inside a police station in Devsar area. Police, have registered a case and taken up the investigations More

Div Com reviews Durbar Move arrangements
Srinagar, Apr 24: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Shalindra Kumar on Wednesday reviewed arrangements being put in for ensuing Durbar Move.  Chairing a meeting of officers, the Divisional Commissioner held threadbare discussions for making available residential accommodations for the officers More

Kashmir Super Project screening test on May 1

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 24: The screening test for Kashmir Super 30 Project, launched on March 22 in Baramulla, will be held on May 1. A defence PRO statement said the meritorious students would be selected for free-of-cost 10-month long training program from “poor and unprivileged sections of the More

Pharmacist seek intervention

SPURIOUS DRUG SCAM

Srinagar, Apr 24: Kashmir-based pharmacists have shot an open letter to the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to draw his attention towards the spurious drug scam surfaced in the Jammu and Kashmir. “This will highlight the sensitive healthcare issues in the highest offices of the country. More

Open poster book exhibition concludes at KU
Srinagar, Apr 24: The two-day open poster book exhibition organized by Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmir concluded here on Wednesday. The exhibition was organized to mark the World Book day. During the exhibition, various activities including a book and poster exhibition was held More

Devotees throng Aishmuqam shrine amid Zool

KHALID GUL

Aishmuqam, Apr 24: Centuries old tradition of burning Mashals popularly known as Zool was observed last night with zeal and reverence in the historical shrine of Hazrat Zanu-din Wali (RA) here.  After the sunset, people in large numbers thronged the revered shrine on a hillock and paid obeisance More

JK Govt committed to decentralize powers: Sagar
New Delhi, Apr 24: Minister for Rural development and Panchayati Raj, Ali Muhammad Sagar on Wednesday said the government of Jammu and Kashmir is committed to decentralize powers to bring all the sections of society as the stake holders in the developmental process and decision making.The Minister More

Hurriyat (M) delegation visits Palhalan

Expresses sympathy with Shabir’s family

Srinagar, Apr 24: Following instructions of Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a delegation of the conglomerate led by its senior leader Zaffar Akbar Bhat today visited the house of Shabir Ahmad Sheikh at Palhalan who was killed in an encounter recently.Expressing solidarity with the family More

  • Kashmir

PM’s special scholarship scheme for JK in doldrums

Only 663 Beneficiaries Since 2011, HE Dept To Seek Extension

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 24: The special scholarship scheme for the students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir announced by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has proved to be a damp-squib.    The dismal More



  • Srinagar City

OOPS! LAL CHOWK BEAUTIFICATION PROVES UGLY

3 years on, Govt discovers City centre chocking; starts demolition of park

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Apr 24: What started amid hype as “revival of lost glory” by the ruling coalition –the Lal Chowk Beautification –has proved wastage of Rs two odd crores with state government finally discovering More




  • Jammu

JK Govt approves Rs 15 cr child mortality reduction plan

Jammu, Apr 24: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday approved an action plan worth Rs 15.36 crore under the 13th Financial Commission to bring down the child mortality rate in the state. The plan More



  • South Asia

6.2-magnitude quake shakes Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Apr 24: A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake today shook the Pakistani capital and many northern parts of the country though there were no immediate reports of casualties, officials said.  More



  • World

Over 100 killed in Bangladesh building collapse

ANISUR RAHMAN

Dhaka, Apr 24: Over 100 people were killed and 800 others injured today when an eight-storey commercial building that housed several garment factories and thousands of workers collapsed on the outskirts More



  • GKeducation&career

Battling for survival

Survey depicts Kashmiris are gradually losing their mother tongue

KASHMIRI LANGUAGE

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Mother tongue is considered to be the essence and identity of a nation and its citizens. Irrespective of different places of their birth, religion and cultural moorings, children learn their mother tongue More



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