I Am Being Defamed To Scuttle My Chances Of Becoming PCC Chief: Taj


Jammu, Apr 2: Facing covert attack from his cabinet and party colleague Sham Lal Sharma over “misappropriation” of funds in PHE Department, senior Congress leader and Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohi-ud-Din Tuesday said he was being defamed “deliberately” to scuttle his chances of becoming More

Government admits backdoor appointments in PHE Department

Legislators Cry Foul Play, Create Uproar In House


Jammu, Apr 2: The State Government on Tuesday admitted in the Legislative Assembly that 7390 backdoor engagements of casual laborers and daily wagers were made in the PHE department in the past 12 years.The disclosure saw members cutting across party lines creating uproar in the House and taking More

Action against illegal appointees in offing

Things Will Be Clear Soon: Chief Secretary


Srinagar, Apr 2: The state government has set the process rolling to identify and disengage the illegally recruited daily wagers, consolidated workers and casual labourers. According to sources, State Accountability Commission (SAC) and State Vigilance Organization (SVO) can also be roped in if there More

NIA allowed to quiz Liyaqat in jail

We’ve Started Probe: DG Sinha


New Delhi/Srinagar, Apr 2: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was today allowed by a Delhi court to interrogate suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant Liyaqat Ali Shah in Tihar Jail till April 30.Shah has been booked for ‘waging war against the country’ by Delhi Police which claimed he was More

Will be freed if found clean: Home Secy


New Delhi, Apr 2: Union Home Secretary RK Singh Tuesday said suspected militant Liyaqat Ali Shah would be released to be reunited with his family if he comes out clean in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe.Responding reporters’ queries on the sidelines of a function here, Singh said More

Family stages protest


Kupwara, Apr 2: The family of Liyaqat Ali Shah Tuesday held protests in Kupwara and demanded his immediate release while J&K Police have reiterated that he was returning home under Government’s amnesty policy.The family blocked the Kupwara-Sopore road demanding immediate release of Liyaqat More

SIC laments ‘official apathy’

‘Implementation Of RTI Act In JK Not Upto Mark’


Srinagar, Apr 2: The State Information Commission (SIC) has lamented the “indifference” and “irresponsibility” of majority of government departments in implementing Right to Information Act, “in letter and spirit.”Notwithstanding the oft-repeated assertions of the State Government about enacting More

Stone pelting youth detained to control situation: Govt

Will Look Into Arrest Of Shopian Youth: Kichloo


Jammu, Apr 2: The State Government on Tuesday said in the Legislative Assembly that it was dealing with the stone pelting youth with iron fist to ensure that situation in Kashmir does not get derailed.“We see to it that the youth who participate in stone pelting incidents and whose names crop More

JK to hire consultant to quantify IWT losses

Cabinet Okays Proposal To Engage Halcrow For The Job


Jammu, Apr 2: The State Cabinet on Tuesday approved engaging a consultant for quantifying the losses suffered by Jammu and Kashmir on account of Indus Water Treaty (IWT) which was signed between India and Pakistan in 1960.Sources said the Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister More

  • Briefs

Qayoom Wani calls on Tara Chand

Srinagar, Apr 2: President EJAC and Chairman JK Teachers Forum (JKTF) Abdul Qayoom Wani has exuded hope about promises made by the State Government would be fulfilled during the tenure of Deputy Chief More

  • Opinion

Ruling Kashmir

How parties in Valley juggle between local politics and appeasement of centre



Perception matters a lot in politics. And to a large extent it is the public perception generated by a politician or a political outfit over a long period of time that determines their success or failure More

  • GK Readings

Fact in fiction

Torch Bearer in Dark Circles narrates the pain Kashmir has been through for ages



Kashmir has for the past more than twenty years become a hot topic for many writers and scholars. Be it its politics, militancy, social milieu or any other issue, writers from within and from outside have More

  • Letters

Good read

The article `May I Speak For Sanjay' (GK March/27/2013) was beautiful for its simple and colorful expression and racy style. Dr Beg had tried his best to make out a case while making a poignant appeal More

  • Editorial

Economic Reservation

The State Legislative Assembly on Monday rejected a bill seeking end to reservation in promotion of employees from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and other backward classes. The rejection of the bill More

  • Business

172 new gas agencies to come up in JK

LPG home delivery in major towns by June


Jammu, Apr 2: Minister for CAPD and Transport, Ch Muhammad Ramzan today informed the House that all major towns in Jammu and Kashmir would get LPG home delivery from June. “The facility would be extended More

  • Sports

Mountain Running Association formed in Kashmir

Srinagar Apr 2: A meeting of some prominent athletes, physical educationists and veterans was held Tuesday here to form the J&K Mountain Running Association and to chalk out the calendar of activities More

  • Kashmir

Sopur teenager was killed in fake encounter: SHRC

Castigates Police For Casual Probe, Asks DGP To Re-Investigate Case


Srinagar, Apr 2: Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Tuesday revealed that a teenager of Sopore was killed in 1997 a fake encounter in Handwara allegedly by Army and labeled as a militant More

  • Srinagar City

I&FC dumps muck on road, blocks approach; residents protest

‘Babus have succumbed to political pressures’


Srinagar, Apr 2: The Irrigation and Flood Control Department has virtually shot a man to kill a fly. Sounds illogical, but this is what the department has actually done in Toyiba Colony Peer Bagh, opposite More

  • Jammu

  • 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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