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Vohra gets second term

76 Year Old Former Bureaucrat To Serve As JK Governor For Another 5 Years

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Apr 27: Former bureaucrat N N Vohra was Saturday appointed as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for a fresh five-year term.The term of 76-year-old Vohra, who took over as Governor of the state in 2008 when the agitation over land use in Amarnath had led to heightened tensions, was to end More


CENTRE SAYS PROBLEM GRAVE IN KASHMIR

Rushes More Experts To Expedite Investigation

SPURIOUS DRUG SCAM

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Apr 27: Noting that supply of substandard drugs to government-run hospitals is a “severe problem” in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Health Ministry has rushed more experts from its Drug Control Organization to the state to assist the central team camping here, in connection with the investigation More


Third accused surrenders

Jammu, Apr 27: The third accused in the infamous spurious drug scam, who was on run, surrendered before the anti-corruption court here on Saturday.Akhil Gadoo, one of the partners of M/S Lifeline Pharmaco-Surgicals, the company that allegedly supplied the substandard drugs to government-run health More


People believe Kashmir ruled by Army, Police: Aiyar

‘Absence Of Secular Ideal At Delhi, Srinagar Worsened Conditions’

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Pattan (Baramulla), Apr 27: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Mani Shanker Aiyar Saturday said people in Kashmir have a strong notion that they are being ruled by Army, police and paramilitary forces.“If Panchayat Raj is implemented in letter and spirit in Jammu and Kashmir, people More


Prime Minister downplays Chinese incursion

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 27: Breaking his silence over the Chinese incursion issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today sought to play it down as a “localized problem” and expressed confidence that the issue can be resolved.“We do have a plan. We do not want to accentuate the situation. We do believe that More


Prayer meeting organised at Jamia Masjid DPL

Police Officers Join Quran Khawani

Sopore Attack

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 27: To sympathize with the families of the policemen who were killed in militant attack in Hygam area of Baramulla district Friday, Quran-Khawani (recitation of Quran) was organized here in Jamia Masjid of District Police Lines (DPL) Srinagar. It’s perhaps for the first time since inception More


Power tariff hiked by 8.5%

70% Increase Since 2009

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 27: At a time when Kashmir is being subjected to the harshest unscheduled power cuts, the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) has approved average 8.5 percent increase in power tariff for the current financial year, putting extra financial burden on the people.Notwithstanding More





  • Briefs

IGP Kashmir bereaved

Srinagar, Apr 27: Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Mir, 80, uncle of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Abdul Ghani Mir passed away at his residence Kalmona Vilgam Handwara Friday evening.Thousands of people More



  • National

Centre blames JK Govt for delay

JOBS IN RAILWAYS

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Apr 27: The Centre on Saturday blamed the State government for delay in deciding employment cases of affected families whose land has been acquired for Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link More




  • Opinion

Yours digitally

Technology has made us like this. Otherwise we were `yours faithfully'

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

As the humanity stands on the cusp of (what we put as) technological adulthood, human beings feel certain changes happening within. We are thrown back to recollect a forgotten nostalgia of a gadgetless More



  • Interview

‘Since when does hurting the collective conscience become a crime for hanging?’

In an interview with GK Features Editor Majid Maqbool, senior Congress leader, MP Rajya Sabha and former Union Panchayat Raj Minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar, shares his thoughts about Afzal Guru’s hanging More




  • Gk Features

The widows of Dardpora

The widows of Dardpora continue to live miserable lives decades after losing their husbands and sons

UNHEALED WOUNDS

MAJID MAQBOOL

“WE do not want to talk to you,” the widows of Dardpora in Kupwara district, around 130 kms north of Srinagar, say they have had enough of talking after losing their male family members. With around 300 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



  • Business

‘Power tariff hike will hit industry, businesses’

Jammu traders demand commerce-friendly power policy

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 27: J&K State Electricity Regulatory Commission’s decision to hike the power tariff by over 12 per cent for Non-Domestic (Commercial) category and average 8.5 per cent for all categories More



  • Sports

IPL play-offs shifted to Delhi from Chennai

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 27: The play-off matches (Qualifier 1 and Eliminator) of the ongoing T20 league is finally out of Chennai and Delhi will host the matches on May 21 and 22. "The matches have been shifted More



  • Kashmir

People want Azadi from draconian NC rule: Mehbooba

‘Omar Using China Rhetoric To Cover His Failures’

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Apr 27: Castigating, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah for asking Government of India for acting tough against China at a time when JK was in total disarray , Peoples Democratic Party More



  • Srinagar City

Drug trafficking mushrooms under police nose

While walking down Sheikh Colony, waving crisp `200 can fetch narcotics

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Apr 27: While walking down the lanes of this locality and waving a crisp pair of Rs 100 notes, one can fetch narcotics like Charas or sedative medicines from drug peddlers who also sell liquor More




  • Jammu

Govt to start evening clinics from May 1

It Will Only Add To Chaos: Faculty Members

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Apr 27: Amid strong reservations expressed by the senior faculty members, the state government, as a step towards widening the horizon of health services, has decided to start paid evening clinics More



  • South Asia

Sarabjit in deep coma,on ventilator support

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore/Islamabad, Apr 27: Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh is in "deep coma" and has been put on ventilator support with doctors today saying that they won't be able to perform surgery on him till More




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