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4 cops killed in ambush

Victims Entrapped In Hygam Area Through Prank Call

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/GHULAM MUHAMMAD

Srinagar/Sopore, Apr 26: Four policemen including two Special Police Officials (SPO) were killed in a suspected militant ambush in Hygam area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Friday evening.In a seemingly well-planned attack, the assailants, according to police sources, laid a trap for the More


SARPANCH DETAINED

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Apr 26: Police have arrested a Sarpanch of Hygam Sopore in connection with the attack in which four policemen were killed on Friday evening.Sources said Sarpanch, Ghulam Muhammad Mir of Hygam, Sopore had called police post Putkhah and informed them about the presence of some thieves More


China 19 kms inside Ladakh: Centre

Defence Secretary Briefs Parliamentary Panel

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 26: The government Friday told a Parliamentary Committee that Chinese troops have pitched tents 19 kms deep inside the Indian territory in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and that efforts are underway to ensure that the status quo is maintained.Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma More


Chinese troops won’t bother tourists: Omar

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Apr 26: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said the Chinese incursion in Ladakh region should not be linked with tourism in Leh as the Chinese troops were very far from the town.“Can we please not link the Chinese incursion to Tourism in the region. The Chinese troops are too far to More


Negotiations on to resolve issue: Antony

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 26: Defence Minister A K Antony Friday said negotiations and consultations are on at various levels to find a peaceful solution to the Chinese incursion issue in Ladakh.His comments came a day after External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid asserted in Almaty in Kazhakistan that More


Jammu Court issues notice to supplier

Fresh Trouble For Lifeline Pharmaco

SPURIOUS DRUG SCAM

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 26: A local court on Friday issued notice to a Jammu-based medical supplies firm in a damage suit filed against it by a Mumbai based company, Medley Pharmaceuticals.Additional Sessions Judge Jammu, Sanjay Gupta after hearing arguments issued notice to M/S Lifeline Pharmaco-Surgicals More


Kashmir to get modern drug testing lab

Union Health Ministry Seeks Proposal

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Apr 26: The Union Health Ministry has sought proposal from the J&K Government for setting up a state-of-the-art drug testing facility in Kashmir, which is witnessing outrage over supply of substandard drugs to government hospitals. The Ministry assured that the proposal would be cleared More


Mirwaiz seeks independent investigation

Slams State Govt For ‘Failure On All Fronts’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Apr 26: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday demanded independent probe by a committee comprising prominent doctors and civil society members into supply of spurious drugs to various government hospitals in Kashmir.“The supply of spurious drugs has assumed More


73 doctors fired for unauthorized absence

Notices Served To 220 Others

ARVIND SHARMA/MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Jammu/Srinagar, Apr 26: Taking a tough stand on unauthorized absence of doctors from duty, state government has terminated the services of 73 doctors including some senior specialists. The dismissed doctors include four Consultants, five Dental Surgeons and 64 Medical Officers.Official sources More


Protests continue against new Army camp at Wuyen

MLA Pampore Joins Demonstrations; ‘We’re Moving In For Security Reasons’

KHALID GUL

Pampore, Apr 26: Protest demonstrations continued for the second consecutive day Friday in Wuyen Bala village of Pampore in South Kashmir against the establishment of an Army camp in residential area. The protesters were joined by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and MLA Pampore Zahoor Ahmad More


‘Militarization major obstacle in K-resolution’

Srinagar, Apr 26: Stating that militarization of Jammu and Kashmir is a major obstacle in resolution of longstanding Kashmir dispute, chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned setting up of new Army camps and bunkers in Kashmir.“Government’s claims that normalization has More


DOWNPOUR DRENCHES VALLEY

Avalanche Hits Srinagar-Kargil Road, 1 Feared Dead

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 26: Heavy rains lashed Kashmir Friday bringing down the temperature by several notches as Metrological Department (MeT) predicted improvement in weather from Sunday onwards.Rainfall began in Kashmir at around 10 am in morning which intensified by noon. A MeT official said here that More


Anil Goswami is new Union Home Secy

To Take Charge On June 30

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Apr 26: Anil Goswami, an IAS officer of 1978 batch of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, will take over as the next Union Home Secretary on June 30, 2013.Talking to Greater Kashmir Friday evening, Goswami confirmed having received the orders for the new appointment, saying he has been asked to More


Yasin Malik, others arrested

Police Foil JKLF’s Sopore Chalo Program

Srinagar, Apr 26: Police on Friday arrested Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik along with several of his associates at Mirgund, Pattan, in north Kashmir while he was on his way to Sopore to lead a protest rally there.JKLF had announced its Sopore Chalo programme some More





  • Briefs

Chargesheet filed against cop

DUPING YOUTH WITH JOB OFFERS

Jammu, Apr 26: Crime Branch today filed a chargesheet in the CJM's court here against a policeman accused of duping youths on pretext of providing them government jobs. The charge sheet was filed More



  • National

Liyaqat Shah remanded to 5-day NIA custody

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 26: A Kashmiri man Liyaqat Shah was today remanded to five days in NIA custody by a court here in connection with a case registered against him by the Delhi Police for allegedly conspiring More




  • Opinion

The Pakistan dilemma

Who knows what is in store for the country?

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Whether the glass is half full or half empty, Pakistan is a classic example of a profound dilemma? First time in the history of Pakistan’s existence, a democratic dispensation completing its mandate without More



  • GK Weekend

The Fatal Consequences of Pseudo Drugs

This way we are poisoning our patients

Drug Deal

SYED ISHFAQ NOOR

The State, locally as well as nationally, has more than enough negative tags that go along with its name. In addition to fighting unemployment, corruption, inflation and above all, the vexed Kashmir dispute More




  • Letters

Drugs kill

This refers to the recent supplying of spurious drugs to Government Hospitals. These drugs will really kill our infants and all young and old people admitted in government hospitals. The ministers must More



  • Editorial

Accountability deficit

A deficit of accountability has been a classical hallmark of public administration and political governance in Jammu & Kashmir. This deficit is only getting worse, while the general global trend is More



  • Business

Annual Plan finalization likely by next month end

6-Member JK Team To Meet Planning Commission On May 8

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Apr 26: A high-level delegation of officers from Jammu and Kashmir will hold preliminary discussion with Planning Commission of India on Annual Plan allocation for the current financial year.  More



  • Sports

CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS- GK-XI VS BIG FM

TEAMS TO CLASH TODAY

Srinagar, Apr 26: Greater Kashmir-XI and Big 92.7 FM-XI will resume their rivalry in the Clash of the Champions cricket match at DPS School Pantha Chowk here on Saturday. The match would be having More



  • Kashmir

MHRD sits on Rs 1200 cr, JK students left in lurch

NGOs Misleading Aspirants; Minister To Take Up Matter With IGP

PM’S SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 26: The special scholarship scheme announced by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2011 has triggered a fresh row in Jammu and Kashmir as Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD More



  • Srinagar City

Lal Chowk park demolition stalled under 'political pressure'

Debris cleared, work stopped overnight; Annoyed stakeholders threaten agitation, seek removal of complete structure

FOLLOW UP

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Apr 26: After demolishing a considerable portion of the concrete-park on the middle of Lal Chowk, the state government has stalled the move following apparent embarrassment and “political pressures More




  • Jammu

Major reshuffle in R&B Deptt; 89 engineers transferred

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 26: In a major reshuffle, government today ordered transfers of around 89 engineers, including 63 Incharge Executive Engineers and 26 Assistant Executive Engineers in Public Works (R&B) More



  • South Asia

Sarabjit admitted to Pak hospital after being attacked

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, Apr 26: Indian national Sarabjit Singh, currently on death row in a Lahore jail, was today seriously injured on the head and rushed to Jinnah Hospital for an emergency surgery after being attacked More



  • World

60% Saudis live in rented houses

ARAB NEWS

Jeddah, Apr 26: Around 60 percent of the nearly 20 million citizens of Saudi Arabia live in rented apartments, according to estimates from Corporate Commercial Real Estate Services (CBRE), the world's 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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