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BOPEE blunder costs JK 50 engineering berths

Aspirants Seek Fixing Responsibility; Will Take Up Matter With The Centre: Cong, PDP

SPOTLIGHT

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Aug 19: Delay caused by cancellation and re-examination of Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) has cost the State dearly as at least 50 seats that fell vacant at the National Institute of Technology Srinagar will remain unfilled for More


SC orders removal of sirens from VIP vehicles

‘Red Beacon Only For People Holding Constitutional Posts’

New Delhi, Aug 19: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the States to remove sirens from vehicles of VIPs as it is in violation of law and indicated that it would pass a direction for preventing misuse of red beacon also, observing that their use was a "reflection of British Raj".A Bench More


Attacks will have consequences: New Delhi warns Islamabad

Antony Asks Pakistan Not To Take India's Restraint For Granted

LoC Skirmishes

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 19: Amid escalation of skirmishes on the LoC, India Monday warned Pakistan that its restraint should not be taken for granted and asserted that the recent killing of five soldiers will have "consequences" on bilateral ties.Defence Minister A K Antony said Indian troops are strongly More


Army Chief briefs PM

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 19: Against the backdrop of alleged ceasefire violations along the LoC, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh today briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the situation there and the retaliatory operations being carried out by the Indian troops.The Army Chief held an "unscheduled" 40-minute More


Kishtwar under curfew for 11th day

All Party Delegation Arrives; Opposition PDP Not Included

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Aug 19: Curfew continued for the 11th day Monday in edgy Kishtwar town of Jammu, with brief relaxation in some areas, although the authorities said the situation was fast returning to normal.Official sources revealed that the situation was returning to normal even as the administration More


Judicial probe nowhere in sight

12 Names Recommended: Law Minister;

No List Received so far: Chief Secretary

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Aug 19: A week after Jammu and Kashmir government announced judicial probe to ascertain the facts behind communal clashes and subsequent violence in Kishtwar on Eid-ul-Fitr, the proposal seems to have met the same fate as most of the inquiry commissions in the state had during the last two More


VDCs draw Rs 16 cr annual honorarium

They Are Being Paid For Violating Human Rights: Bar

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Aug 19: In what could be seen as pampering of Village Defence Committees (VDCs) which have come under scanner following their alleged involvement in August 9 rioting in Kishtwar, about Rs 16 crore is annually being drawn by the ‘militia’ as honorarium. Though honorarium is paid only to VDC More


Police issues alert on LoC killings

‘Photographs, DNA Samples Of Slain Militants Preserved For Scrutiny’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Kupwara, Aug 19: In the backdrop of recent encounters along Line of Control (LoC) in this frontier district, Police here have asked their counterparts in other districts of J&K to inform them about any missing youth in their respective areas.Army recently said they have, during past few months More





  • Briefs

Couple washed away in Uri stream

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Aug 19: A couple was killed after cloudburst accompanied by heavy rains hit the upper reaches of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Monday.According to police, the couple was washed away More



  • National

Spurt in ceasefire violations on Line of Control in JK: BSF

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chandigarh, Aug 19: There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations in last two weeks on the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir “which are happening on daily basis,” a senior More




  • Opinion

The canker of corruption

How will the UPA government explain the whole story

X-PRESSIONS

M.L. KOTRU

I didn’t know about Jawaharlal Nehru’s tryst with destiny and                  what it may have meant to him except More



  • GK Magazine

KISHTAWAR: Conflict Perspective

Why riots are bad for conflict States

IN DEPTH

INAM UL REHMAN

In India many political actors engineer controlled riots to boost their image and vote bank. Rioting, more so, communal one is always paying in Indian politics. Whenever any party wants to come to power More




  • Letters

Road network

 This refers to GK magazine article titled "Pantha Chowk Gridlock". The work performed by students is of utmost significance. Besides being applicable, the intersection technology is utilizable at More



  • Editorial

Shelve Property Tax

Committing themselves to social, economic and political justice, the founding fathers of the Constitution of the State had seen Jammu and Kashmir as a welfare the state. Minus some progressive pro-people More



  • Business

Kashmiri engineer develops web-designing framework

Will be launched in America

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 19: Arif Moosvi, a young engineering student from Kashmir has successfully developed a web-designing framework, Hotsky, used for developing websites.  Moosvi hailing from Magam is studying More



  • Sports

Manik hands TCI Cheetahs easy win

92.7 BIG FM-J&K CORPORATE PREMIERE LEAGUE

Srinagar, Aug 19: The five-wicket haul by Manik Gupta helped TCI Cheetahs an easy win against Cemtac Stars in the match of 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premiere League at Government Boys Higher Secondary More



  • Kashmir

Court appoints Commissioner to record NC leader’s statement

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Aug 19: A court here Monday appointed District Magistrate Srinagar as Commissioner to record the statement of National Conference leader and Rural Development Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar in a More



  • Srinagar City

Red means Green to Army!

Top Brass Cavalcade Disobeys Traffic Signals, Jumps Red Light

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Aug 19: For any obedient citizen of this country, Red means “Stop” and Green means “Go” at traffic signals. But for the men-in-olive green driving down Srinagar roads, the three color coding More




  • Jammu

Ajay Sadhotra bereaved

Jammu, Aug 19:  Babu Ram Jandial, father in law of the Minister for Planning and senior National Conference leader Ajay Sadhotra, passed away here on Monday evening. His last rites would be performed More



  • South Asia

Kashmir a national issue and jugular vein of Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Aug 19: Describing Kashmir as the "jugular vein" of his country, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said India and Pakistan should join hands to tackle poverty and disease instead of wasting More



  • World

Egypt govt admits killing 36 persons in custody

Cairo, Aug 19: The Egyptian government acknowledged that its security forces killed 36 Islamists in its custody on Sunday, as the military leaders and the country's Islamists vowed to keep up their fight More



  • GKeducation&career

MATHEMATICS – The music of reason

Mathematics is quintessentially about the world of ideas

SUBJECT MATTERS

PROF M A SOFI

Where does India and, in particular, the state of Jammu & Kashmir stand in the development of mathematics as an important human endeavour? Before one begins to understand the subtext of this question More




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