• TOP STORIES

BOPEE plays point game

Flouts norms on 'disputed answers'; Deserving students lose 11 crucial points, get dropped

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar,Aug 24: Going against rules set for re-evaluation and settlement of students’ claims with respect to disputed answers, the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) has allegedly flouted procedures and dropped some deserving candidates from selection list of Common Entrance Test More


SIT recovers 13 guns in Kishtwar; records statements

Won’t investigate role of VDCs: IGP Jammu

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Aug 24: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of JK Police investigating Kishtwar communal clashes has so far recovered 13 guns and recorded statements of at least a dozen people. However, the SIT won’t investigate the role of Village Defence Committees in the clashes.Formed on the directions More


Police accused of illegal detentions

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Aug 24: Amid uneasy calm and heavy presence of police and para-military personnel on the streets, Kishtwar residents are now facing another dilemma – the fear of questioning and detention- which the police has allegedly resorted to.As per the locals, police here is resorting to “illegal More


Justice Gandhi to start probe next week

Jammu, Aug 24: The one-man Commission of Inquiry of former High Court judge, Justice RC Gandhi, would begin probe in Kishtwar violence from next week, official sources told Greater Kashmir.“Though the formal order appointing Justice (Retd) Gandhi has been issued, we still need to get his staff More


People best judge to gauge our performance: Omar

‘Work done on ground will speak for us’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Bijbehara, Aug 24: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said that people are best judges to gauge the performance of his Government, adding that work done on the ground would speak loud and clear for his people-friendly policies.Talking to media persons at Adar after laying foundation of a bridge More


Snag in PAS,CM not able to address rally

NC workers go on rampage;3 officials suspended

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Aug 24: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had to leave a public gathering mid-way on Saturday in Adar village of Bijbehara, in South Kashmir’s Islamabad (Anantnag) district, when the public address system (PAS) developed a technical snag.Following Omar's hurried dash from the More


Geelani appeals Germany to call off Zubin Mehta concert

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 24: The chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Saturday opposed the scheduled concert of India-born musician Zubin Mehta in Kashmir, appealing the German Ambassador Michel Stenier to reconsider his decision in view of the ‘disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir.’“ More


JK apprehensive of Food Security Bill

State fears ration cut under new law; We have conveyed our concerns to GoI: CAPD Minister

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Aug 24: With Congress-led UPA government set to move the crucial Food Security Bill in the Parliament after bringing out an ordinance, the JK government finds itself in a tight spot as it fears the move would lead to a big cut in the State’s ration quota.JK is already facing a ration More





  • Briefs

Crackdown on illegal earth lifters

Ganderbal, Aug 24: On the directions of DDC Ganderbal, Sarmad Hafeez, six tippers were confiscated and drivers of the tippers detained who were involved in illegal earth cutting and lifting in Rangil area More



  • National

Abdul Karim Tunda undergoes pacemaker implant surgery

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 24: Abdul Karim Tunda today underwent a surgery to implant a pacemaker in his heart at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi.  70-year-old Tunda, who was admitted to More




  • Opinion

Humanity murdered

The Egypt massacre renders peace argument pathetically invalid

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

What is happening in Egypt? With Muslim Brotherhood getting massacred, democracy has been raped up and down. The votaries of a putative `war against terror' have unleashed their own hounds to ravage the More



  • GK Magazine

Property tax debate: denial and risks

Ripple effect of this step could be disastrous. We must analyse the costs and the benefits first.

DATELINE SRINAGAR

ARJIMAND HUSSAIN TALIB

Omar government’s response to the property tax debate is mired part in denial and part in silence.Both denial and silence are harmful. A bold political approach would be to confront the reality: that we 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



  • Gk Features

LADIES IN THE LAW

Kashmiri women are taking up Law as a career, excelling against all odds

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

FAHEEM UN NISA\SANA YASEEN

Cross the gates of the Sadar court complex in Lal Chowk, Srinagar, and a sea of lawyers emerge, both males and females. They are all impeccably dressed in black and white. The court premises buzz with More



  • Business

Empty ration depots leave consumers fuming

It’s happening because of mismanagement: Taj Mohi-u-Din

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 24:  With government ration depots running dry, consumers in Kashmir, particularly those in the rural and far flung areas, continue to face acute shortage of rice, flour and sugar. The More



  • Sports

Vishwajeet sparkles in Ahad’s win over Simulah

Bijbehara,  Aug 24: The fire-brand innings from middle order batsman, Vishwajeet today guided Ahad Sultan to a close win over star-studded side of Simulah Bulls in the Jammu and Kashmir Corporate More



  • Kashmir

2008, 2010 Agitations Failed Due To Lack Of Unity Among Pro-Freedom Camp: Malik

MUSHTAQ AHMAD WANI REMEMBERED

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Aug. 24: Chairman of National Front Nayeem Ahmed Khan on Saturday said that agitations of 2008 and 2010 have proved that Kashmiris have not accepted New Delhi’s control.  Addressing a seminar More



  • Srinagar City

City beautification cries beast

Flower Pots On MA Road Vandalized, SMC Seeks Public Cooperation

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, Aug 24: The beautification drive undertaken by Srinagar Municipal Corporation along the high security MA Road –frequented by state’s top brass –has been vandalized last night, the SMC officials More




  • Jammu

Vikar for containing T&D losses

Jammu, Aug 24:- Saying that government is committed to make every endeavour to improve power scenario in the State, especially in hilly and far-off areas, Minister of State for Power and Information, Vikar More



  • South Asia

Musharraf's trial in murder case to be held in Balochistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Aug 24: The trial of former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf for alleged involvement in the killing of nationalist leader Akbar Bugti will be held in Balochistan and not the national More



  • World

US Army Major convicted of Fort Hood killings

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Houston, Aug 24: US Army Major Nidal Hasan was found guilty of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage on a Texas military base, taking him a step closer to becoming the first active-duty soldier to be More



  • Court Watch

High Court seeks status report on quality of raw meat

Can’t Appoint Separate Commissioner For Food Safety: Govt

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Aug 24: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the government to file status report on raw meat sold in open shops after lifting samples in keeping with prevention of Food Safety and Standard More




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