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'Property Tax Board constituted in haste'

Move Prerequisite To Access Central Funds: Government

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Aug 20: State government’s controversial move to set up a new body to levy Property Tax in Jammu and Kashmir has been questioned by experts who term it as a futile exercise in absence of basic data on housing in the State.  The State government has maintained that the creation of State More


Supreme Court says no to compassionate appointments

‘Death Of Employee Does Not Entitle Family For Job

Person Seeking Employment Must Possess Eligibility For The Post’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 20: The Supreme Court (SC) has held that death of a government employee in harness does not entitle the family to claim compassionate employment and the person seeking appointment must possess the eligibility for the post.A bench of justices B S Chauhan and SA Bobde also said that More


Autumn Session of legislature likely from Sep 23

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 20: Proposal for convening autumn session of JK Legislature from September 23 is all set to be placed before State Cabinet for approval.Sources told Greater Kashmir that after holding threadbare consultations with both law- making Houses, the Parliamentary Affairs department has More


Muslims in India live on Rs32 a day: Survey

Sikh Community Most Well Off At Rs 55/Day

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 20: Among various religious groups, Muslims have the lowest living standard with the average per capita expenditure of just Rs 32.66 in a day, says a government survey.At the other end of the spectrum, Sikh community enjoys a much better lifestyle as the average per capita spending More


Day-12: Curfew continues in Kishtwar

Apd Fails To Break Ice; Stalemate Continues

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Aug 20: An attempt by all-party delegation to break ice between two estranged communities failed when representatives of a particular community refused to participate in a joint meeting even as curfew continued for 12th consecutive day in Kishtwar township on Tuesday.“We do not want More


Chief Minister promises prosperity in lieu of peace

Omar Cautions People Against Divisive Elements

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 20: Seeking people's cooperation in maintaining peace in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday promised them speedy march towards prosperity."Peace is pre-requisite to prosperity, and public support to maintain peace is fundamental necessity," Omar said at a public More


BOPEE under fire for misleading aspirants

CET Was Deliberately Delayed To Help Some Colleges: Students

MUDASIR YAQOOB

 Srinagar, Aug 20: Days after the ‘paper leakage’ blunder, Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) has again come under severe criticism for misleading students on admission fee. The colleges are charging selected students exorbitant fee as compared to what BOPEE had mentioned in More





  • Briefs

Chicken pox outbreak in Quil

Bandipora, Aug 20: Panic gripped various localities in Quil area here with reporting of 17 cases of chicken pox in last three days.The patients mostly children in the age group of 8-10 years hail from More



  • National

654 militants killed in Army operations in 3 years

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 20: As many as 645 militants have been killed in over 232 anti-terrorist operations conducted by Army in Jammu  and Kashmir and northeastern states in the last three years. This More




  • Opinion

Kishtawars of Kashmir

Events in J&K are becoming a fodder for politics across the country

Point of view

RIYAZ AHMAD

It was not long before that state Congress president Saif-u-Din Soz was counting chickens of a decent electoral showing in Jammu in the next year’s poll. But by using Kishtawar riots to good political More



  • GK Magazine

Fighting for the Wular

Phytoremedation of Wular by short rotation coppice forestry with willow

WATERBODY

PROFESSOR NAZIR MASOODI

"Short rotation coppice forestry" is a specialized energy forest, grown according to the "grassland" concept. SRC refers to the growing of trees (usually willow) in extremely dense stands, harvested at More




  • Letters

China dictates

The growing friction between India and China in Ladakh region has once again reflected the expansionist policy of China.The real problem with China is ‘security dilemma’- they warily watch the evolving More



  • Editorial

Employees’ Strike

Jammu and Kashmir government employees are again going on a state-wide strike on August 23 to press their demands. J-K Employees Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) has decided to organise massive protests More



  • Business

Italian biker admires Kashmir, says forces’ presence distasteful

DISCOVERING WORLD ON TWO WHEELS

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Aug 20: With a strong passion to travel he has virtually mapped the world on two wheels. And, in ‘wonderful place like Kashmir’ Giampiero Pagliuochini finds the preponderance of forces distasteful More



  • Sports

YOUSUF PATHAN LAUNCHES DOWNTOWN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

‘Parvez Rasool has reached higher level with his hard work, talent’

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Aug 20: Hard-hitting International cricketer, Yousuf Khan Pathan launched the much awaited Downtown Champions League (DCL) T20 amid much fanfare here on Tuesday. To unveil the league, the More



  • Kashmir

No guarantee of peace until VDCs are dissolved: Geelani

Srinagar, Aug 20: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday said that until Village Defence Committees (VDCs) are disarmed and dissolved, “threat will haunt and prevail in Chenab Valley More



  • Srinagar City

Noor Bagh bridge portion sinks

Key Link Across Jhelum Closed For Traffic Movement, Mess On North City Roads; DDC Constitutes Inquiry Committee, 2 PHE Staffers Suspended

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Aug 20: A portion of Noor Bagh bridge across Jhelum in north City collapsed mysteriously – disrupting vehicular traffic Monday while the administration has ordered inquiry into the matter.The More




  • South Asia

Sheikh Aziz remembered

Islamabad, Aug 20: A seminar was organized here on Tuesday in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of late Sheikh Abdul Aziz, who feel to the bullets during a protest march in Aug 2008.  The More



  • World

Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader arrested

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Cairo, Aug 20: Egypt's military-backed government today intensified its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood by arresting the group's  spiritual leader, delivering a major blow to the Islamists demanding 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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