• TOP STORIES

Dark Era: Coalition fails to improve power scenario

In 4 Yrs, Non-Metered Consumers Face 63 To 78 Per Cent Hike In Electricity Charges

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 6: The National Conference-Congress government in Jammu and Kashmir has failed to deliver on its promises made during the 2008 Assembly elections with regard to the ‘electricity supply’. While the power tariff has witnessed an unprecedented hike in the past four years, the electricity More


JK ill-equipped to tackle fake drug menace

LABORATORIES SHORT OF STAFF, MACHINERY

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 6: Puncturing the claims of the state government that it would tackle use of sub-standard drugs, J&K has only two drug testing laboratories which lack proper machinery and manpower.Medicos who spoke to Greater Kashmir questioned the seriousness of the government in checking the More


Spurious drug: Civil Society, DAK demands judicial probe

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 6: Kashmir-based civil society group, Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS), Saturday demanded a thorough judicial probe into the scandal involving supply of spurious drugs to the government-run hospitals in Kashmir, saying such issues have far-reaching consequences More


OMAR VISITS BEREAVED

Expresses Solidarity; Seeks DPR For Kandiwara Bridge, Road

Srinagar, Apr 6: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday morning visited the bereaved families at Kandiwara in south Kashmir’s Kokernag area who lost their kids in a tragic road accident on Thursday.An official spokesman said Omar stayed with the families and consoled them, conveyed his heartfelt More


NC discusses possibility of early parliamentary polls

Farooq Chairs CWC Meet, Seeks Feedback From Leaders

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 6: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Saturday sought feedback from his party-men on the possibility of early Parliamentary elections in case political uncertainty at the Centre worsens. He also sought their suggestions on the strategy required to be adopted for the civic More


CCC meets

'Civic Polls By June'

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Apr 6: The Congress-National Conference Coalition Coordination Committee (CCC) Saturday decided that the much-awaited elections for Urban Local Bodies will be held by or before June this year.The Coordination Committee met here under the chairmanship of PCC Chief Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz to More


High Court upholds open category engineers’ seniority

Disallows ST Candidates’ Appeal

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 6: In a significant judgment, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has rejected two appeals involving the issue of fixing of seniority at Chief Engineers’ level between open merit and reserved category candidates.Division Bench of the High Court comprising Justices Mansoor Ahmad Mir More


21 students injured in Kupwara accident

Army Goodwill School Bus Turns Turtle; Army Blames ‘Brake Failure’

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Apr 6: At least 21 school children were injured when a bus of Army Goodwill School met with an accident at Trehgam Kupwara here on Saturday. Reports said the accident occurred at around 3 PM when the bus bearing registration no JK09-1617 hit a tree and fell into a gorge after negotiating More


Three minors injured in blast

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Apr 6: Three children were injured in a littered explosive blast at Nagri Hatmulla in this frontier district on Saturday.Police sources said the blast took place around 8.00 AM at Kumhar Mohalla of Nagri, located on the Sopore-Kupwara road. They said a group of children found an explosive More


Sgr-Leh Highway reopens for LMVs

SHEIKH NAZIR

Sonamarg, Apr 6: After remaining closed for more than four months, Srinagar-Leh Highway was thrown open for light motor vehicles Saturday afternoon.The 434-kilometer long strategic highway, closed as per routine in November last year from Sonamarg onwards due to snowfall, was reopened after hectic More





  • Briefs

Prisoner kills mate in Central Jail

Srinagar, Apr 6: An under trial prisoner killed his mate in Central Jail here last night, officials said on Saturday. A spokesman of Prison department said the under trial prisoner, Ghulam Hassan More




  • Opinion

Kokernag tragedy

Every loss of life must shock us, like this one did

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

The death of nine school children shocked all. They were our children. They belonged to our families. That is why they made us all weep. It was a colossal tragedy that invited mourning from all no matter More



  • GK Magazine

Dealing with Psychic Scars of Kashmir

THE WORLD HEALTH DAY 2013

APRIL 7

DR SANJAY PARVA

This year’s theme for the World Health Day is high blood pressure. World Health Day marks the anniversary of founding of World Health Organisation in 1948 and is celebrated every year on April 7. The global More




  • Gk Features

Two brothers who disappeared from Nepal

Father of two sons who disappeared in custody more than a decade ago in Nepal has only one wish—to see his sons once

KASHMIR’S DISAPPEARED

MAJID MAQBOOL

Muhammad Shafi Rah,35,and Mushtaq Ahmad Rah, 30, were working in a leather factory in Nepal after the two brothers shifted to Kathmandu, Nepal in 1995 from Srinagar to earn a living. But all their dreams More



  • Business

JK exports Rs 1600 cr handicraft

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Apr 6: In what could boost the confidence of the people affiliated with craft industry, Jammu and Kashmir has exported handicraft goods worth Rs 1643 crore during 2011-12.  The Economic More



  • Sports

Parvez Rasool one step away from Team India selection

Included in 30-member preliminary squad for Champions Trophy

Srinagar, Apr 6: Inching one step closer to Team India selection, valley’s budding all-rounder Parvez Rasool has been included in the 30-member preliminary squad for the Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament More



  • Kashmir

12 ‘influential’ officers get KAS time scale out of turn

Promotions Done According To Provisions: GAD

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Apr 6: In a bizarre move, almost 12 “influential” officers of J&K Secretariat I and II (Gazetted) Service and J&K Administrative Officers (Gazetted) Service appointed in 2005, 2006, 2007 More



  • Srinagar City

BRITISH TOURIST MURDERED IN HOUSEBOAT

Police nabs accused Dutch visitor

SHABIR IBN YOUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 6: A British woman tourist was murdered in a houseboat in Dal lake Saturday morning while police has arrested a Dutch national saying he was involved in the killing. A case vide FIR More




  • Jammu

Govt to create 22 rural courts

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Apr 6: The Jammu and Kashmir government is contemplating to set up 22 'Dehi' (village) courts in the state to speed up justice delivery system. "The creation and establishment of 22 Dehi Courts More



  • News

Post US pullout, LeT will focus on Kashmir: Report

‘This is what had happened after Soviet withdrawal’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New York, Apr 6: As the US prepares to pull out of Afghanistan next year, a military report here has warned that some of the Pakistan-based militant groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, backed by "elements" in More




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