• TOP STORIES

PDD tightens noose around ‘powerful’ defaulters

Department To Snap Electricity, Seize Movable Properties Of Deadbeats

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 1: Tightening the noose around “powerful and willful” defaulters, the Power Development Department (PDD) has decided to embark on an ambitious drive beginning Saturday with the disconnection of electricity supply to the consumers who have turned “chronic” deadbeats.Sources said, More


JK continues to be energy goldmine

GK MONITORING DESK

Srinagar, Feb 1: While hydel power generation in India continues to fall, the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) has recorded an impressive growth of three percent in Jammu and Kashmir and other two states.Hydel power generation continued its downward trend, falling by 10.1 to 6.6 billion More


Musharraf crossed LoC in 1999: Aide

‘SPENT NIGHT AT ZIKRIA MUSTAQAR’

REZAUL H LASKAR/PTI

Islamabad, Feb 1: Weeks before hostilities erupted between Indian and Pakistani troops in the Kargil sector in 1999, Gen Pervez Musharraf crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in a helicopter and spent a night at a location 11 km inside Indian territory, a former aide to the military ruler has said.
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Gen V K Singh hails Musharraf’s courage

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 1: Former Pakistan military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf Friday received praise for coming deep into Indian territory in Kargil in 1999 from former Army Chief Gen V K Singh, who said it showed the “courage” of a military commander.Singh, who headed the Indian Army from 2010 to 2012 More


Mufti hails resumption of cross-LoC trade

‘PDP Ensured Peace From Kargil To Kathua’

Jammu, Feb 1: Hailing resumption of cross-LoC trade between India and Pakistan from Chakan-Da-Bagh area of Poonch, PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Friday said the political leadership of India and Pakistan have shown maturity by re-starting the cross LoC trade.Addressing a meeting of the district More


FRIDAY FOLLOWING OBSERVED WITH RELIGIOUS FERVOR

Thousands Throng Hazratbal For Congregational Prayers

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 1: Thousands of devotees from across the Valley thronged the Hazratbal Shrine here on the Friday following Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) to have a glimpse of the Holy relic.While the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was observed last Friday, devotees in the Valley also observe More


Omar presses Centre on release of funds

Calls On Chidambaram To Seek Rs 6301 Cr Plan Finance Pending With GOI

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Feb 1: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Friday called on Union Finance Minister, P Chidambaram and pressed for early release of funds withheld by the Centre under annual plan, Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Programme (PMRP), Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), Special Plan Assistance (SPA More


Police bust seduction-cum-extortion racket

Government Employee, 2 Cops Arrested

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 1: Police on Friday busted a seduction-cum-extortion racket with the arrest of a female government employee and her two accomplices from the police department. The lady is accused of seducing and luring people while her confederates from police used to blackmail the ‘entrapped victims More


Weatherman forecasts fresh snowfall

Chill Returns To Valley

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Feb 1: The cold was back after two days of a positive surge in temperatures as the mercury plummeted in Kashmir Valley where Gulmarg registered a drop of over eight degrees in its minimum temperature.The Met Department on Friday predicted that the Valley will receive mild to heavy snowfall More





  • Briefs

Kupwara deputation calls on Viqar

Srinagar, Feb 1: The Minister of State for Power, Information and Technical Education, Viqar Rasool has said that necessary instructions have already been passed to the concerned for ensuring  the More



  • National

Rape with death can now attract death penalty

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 1: Rape that leads to death of the victim or leaving her in a vegetative state can now attract death penalty under an ordinance cleared by the Union Cabinet tonight in a bid to fast-track More




  • Opinion

The quest eternal

Of faith, bias and infirmities that make us human

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Man is the prisoner of his own biases.  Even a relatively enlightened mind is not entirely free of bias. It takes years of persistent effort to free the mind from all prejudices. True faith and any More



  • GK Magazine

Balcony of the river house

Whenever the world is too much for me, I scurry into the comfort and warmth of this house

MUSE

SANTOSH BAKAYA

“Fools build houses for wise men to stay in”. This was the constant refrain of my husband whenever I voiced the desire of owning a house.“I won’t mind being called a fool so long as I have a house of my More




  • Letters

SRK statement

Apropos SRK statement. Shahrukh Khan is an Indian and will remain so. He lives in a secular democratic country and has right to express his views. What SRK has said was not anyway anti India. He was needlessly More



  • Editorial

Justice Verma’s reminder

Former Chief Justice of India, Justice J S Verma has again done some plain speaking. This time around on the issue whether a rape could fall under the ambit of immunity which armed forces enjoy in the More



  • Business

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani crew tastes Kashmiri wazwan

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Feb 1: On the last day of shooting of Ranbir-Deepika starrer Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani at the famous tourist resort Pahalgam today, Director of the film, Ayaan Mukheerji, hosted a traditional Kashmiri More



  • Sports

2nd Sheikh Cycling challenge on Mar 10

Srinagar, Feb 1: The Chinar Cycling Club is going to organize second Sheikh Cycling Challenge at Magam on March 10. The event to be held in two categories of Under-17 and seniors is sponsored by local More



  • Kashmir

Hurriyat (G) opposes 55-day Amarnath Yatra

‘It’s Offensive; Hold Pilgrimage On Gangotri Pattern’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 1: Hurriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani Friday opposed the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board’s (SASB) 55-day Yatra schedule, saying the move is offensive and that the Hurriyat will discuss More



  • Srinagar City

Taj for speedy completion of Super Specialty hospital

Srinagar, Feb 1: Minister for Medical Education, Taj Mohi-ud-Din today directed  immediate completion of Super Specialty hospital at Srinagar. Chairing a joint meeting of medical faculty and More




  • Jammu

Govt refers newly sanctioned posts to PSC

RECRUITMENT OF ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 1: Bringing an end to long wait of aspirants, the government has finally referred the posts of Assistant Professors to Public Service Commission (PSC) for recruitment. Sources said that More



  • South Asia

22 killed in blast near Masjid in northwest Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Feb 1: A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Masjid in Pakistan's restive northwest today, killing 22 people and injuring over 50, officials said. The attacker detonated his explosives More



  • World

'China's take over of Gwadar port not aimed at encircling India'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, Feb 1: China's take over of Pakistan's strategic Gwadar port is not aimed at "encircling" India, but the move is crucial to the country's economic interests as it gives western China access to More



  • GKeducation&Careers

SUCCESS STORIES

After outshining boys in the merit list of recently announced class 10thresults, girls have yet again excelled by topping in the recently declared class 12th annual board results. Out of the thirty students More




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