• TOP STORIES

JK parties link move with polls,K-resolution

Congress,NC, PDP Upbeat, Say ‘Expect Free, Fair Elections’

VOHRA’S SECOND TERM

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 28: With NN Vohra getting the second term as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, the state-based mainstream political parties are linking the move with the 2014 Assembly elections and, on a wider scale, with the resolution of the vexed Kashmir issue.  Vohra, whose term as Governor More


Positive initiative, says Omar

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday welcomed the re-appointment of NN Vohra as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, describing it as “a positive initiative in the interest of Jammu and Kashmir.”In a statement issued here, the Chief Minister highlighted the role of Vohra as Governor of the State in his More


Aam Aadmi bears brunt of hike in power tariff

In 6 Years,Tariff In Non-Metered Hiked Between 24% to 225%; Metered Areas Face 33 To 100% Per Unit Hike

UMER MAQBOOL/MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Apr 28: While the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) has approved a fresh hike of around eight per cent in power tariff, official figures reveal that 11 lakh consumers in J&K have been subjected to an unprecedented and arbitrary hike in power charges in the past six years More


NC rigged 2008 elections in Srinagar: Mufti Sayeed

‘Its Workers Threw Stones At Polling Booths, Voted During Morning Hours’

KHALID GUL

Bijbehara, Apr 28: Peoples Democratic Party patron and former Chief Minster Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday accused the ruling National Conference of having “tactfully rigged” the 2008 Assembly elections in Srinagar.  Addressing a rally at Srigufwara village in this south Kashmir area, Mufti More


Revisit boycott strategy: Baig to separatists

Bijbehara, Apr 28: Senior PDP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussein Baig Sunday urged the Jamaat-i-Islami and Hurriyat sympathizers to “have a rethink on their election boycott policy and join the hands of the PDP to get people rid of the oppressive NC rule.”“Our party does More


Islamic scholars gather in Istanbul to discuss ‘ijma'

SPOTLIGHT

GK MONITORING DESK

Istanbul,Apr 28: A two-day symposium during which Islamic scholars from 80 countries will exchange views about ijma, an Islamic term meaning religious consensus, has kicked off in Istanbul.  The event, which is jointly organized by the magazines Yeni Ümit and Hira, is taking place at Istanbul More


Mehbooba wants Azad to intervene

HEPATITIS C OUTBREAK

GK NEWS NETWORK

Anantnag (Islamabad), Apr 28: Expressing concern over the plight of hundreds of inhabitants affected by Hepatitis-C in remote Takia Magam and Sundbrari hamlets in Kokernag area here, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti Sunday sought the intervention of Union Health Minister More


SOG party attacked in Nowgam

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar,Apr 28: Suspected militants Sunday evening opened fire and lobbed a grenade on a party of the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police in Nowgam area of Srinagar, police said. However no loss of life was reported.Reports said the SOG party was carrying out frisking of More


Sarpanch shot at in Sopore

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Apr 28: Militants tonight shot at and injured a Sarpanch in Sopore area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, owing affiliation to ruling National Conference, was shot at by the militants at Bomai in Sopore area, 55 km from here, at around 8 PM, they More





  • Briefs

Srinagar-Leh highway reopens

Srinagar, April 28:  The 434-km Srinagar - Leh highway was thrown open for vehicular traffic today after remaining closed for two days due to avalanches. This was the second time that the highway More



  • National

Healthcare sector witnessed tremendous reforms in last 4 yrs: Azad

New Delhi, Apr 28: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that healthcare sector has witnessed unprecedented reforms in the previous four years with every aspect of it receiving focused More




  • Opinion

Election 2013?

Let's wait and watch how the things shape up

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

It is my hunch. Elections for the State Assembly will be held earlier; instead of October 2014, these will be conducted in November 2013. True, hunch is not something to be believed as a gospel truth. More



  • GK Magazine

State versus Centre

A Brief History of Autonomy

HORIZONS

BIRINDAR.R. SINGH

The stale subject of autonomy induces a heavy somnolescence nowadays, inevitable one might say, considering how shamelessly the term is exploited in Kashmir’s political discourse. There was a brief moment More




  • Letters

Teaching system

This refers to injustice with teachers and students in government schools. In some government schools a single teacher teaches 15-20 subjects in five hours and students study these subjects in five hours More



  • Editorial

Pakistan Polls

Pakistan is in the thick of the election campaign to elect its new government. The elections follow the historic feat of the country having its first elected government completing its term. The PPP led More



  • Business

Direct LPG subsidy from Oct 1

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 28: The government plans to provide subsidy to 14 crore LPG subscribers directly in their bank accounts from October 1, using the Aadhaar payment platform. The government, official More



  • Sports

GK on winning streak

Beat Big FM As Yasir,Mudasir Shine

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar,Apr 28: Greater Kashmir continued its winning streak by defeating 92.7 big FM by 28 runs at the Champions Cup match played at DPS Srinagar ground Sunday. Batting first, GK scored 152 runs More



  • Kashmir

North Kashmir schools without teachers

Students Stage Protest, Seek Intervention

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla,Apr 28: The Government run schools, including higher secondary institutes, in this north Kashmir district are facing acute shortage of teaching staff especially science teachers from the past More



  • Srinagar City

Women's Commission concerned over rise in crimes,drug abuse

Shamim shoots SOS to CM; Seeks registration of non-local laborers

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Apr 28: Concerned over rising crimes particularly drug abuse in the summer capital, Jammu and Kashmir State Women’s Commission has urged the Government to start the registration of non-local More




  • Jammu

JK can’t afford politics of opportunism, deceit: Rana

Udhampur, Apr 28: Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana on Sunday called for dispensing justice to the people and mitigating their suffering by adopting a positive approach, saying More



  • South Asia

Sarabjit's survival chances 'slim'; family visits hospital

REZAUL H LASKAR / M ZULQERNAIN

Lahore/Islamabad, Apr 28: Pakistani doctors treating a comatose Sarabjit Singh here today said there has been no improvement in his condition and chances of survival are "slim" even as his distraught family More



  • World

China says willing to work with India on differences

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, Apr 28: China today took note of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remarks over PLA's incursion into the Depsang Valley and said that it is willing to work with New Delhi to deal with differences 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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