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Snow shuts Srinagar-Jammu highway

Downpour Trips Power Supply In Valley Areas; Govt Reviews Situation

AAQIB ASHRAF/GKNN

Srinagar/Jammu, Feb 23: Incessant snowfall and rains continued to lash Kashmir for the second consecutive day Saturday, leading to closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway while prompting the authorities to issue an avalanche warning for the higher reaches of the Valley.Reports said heavy snowfall More


Normalcy returns to Valley

LPG Outlets, ATM Booths Witness Heavy Rush

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 23: Kashmir valley returned to normal on Saturday after three days of strike and subsequent curfew in the backdrop of hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru.The markets in Srinagar and other major towns of the valley were abuzz with activity as shopkeepers opened their outlets this morning More


PDD proposes 14% hike in power tariff for 2013-14

Submits Plan to SERC For Approval

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 23: The Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department has approached the State Electricity Regulatory Commission seeking an annual increase of 14 percent in the existing power tariffs rates to the consumers for 2013-14. Chief Engineer PDD, (Commercial and Survey), Vinod Khajuria More


'Kashmir a pressure cooker without safety valve'

Vulture Instinct Of NC Guiding SKIMS Return To Abdullah Family: Mehbooba

Srinagar Feb 23: Strongly condemning the mass arrest of youth and political leaders People's Democratic Party (PDP) today said the government has converted Kashmir into a pressure cooker without a safety valve. Addressing a party workers meeting of Srinagar district today the party president More


Govt orders decentralization of purchase committees in health deptt

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Feb 23: In a significant decision, the state government has approved the decentralization of the central purchase committees in the JK Health Department in order to make the emergency medical purchases hassle-free and fast. As per Government Order No: 136 HME of 2013, dated February More





  • Briefs

ULB elections soon: Soz

Jammu, Feb 23: Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Saif-ud-Din Soz Saturday asked his party workers to gear up for the Urban Local Bodies elections, which according to him would be conducted soon. “Selection More




  • Opinion

Peace in pieces

Those who talked peace feel a deep sense of shame

Write Hand

AJAZ UL HAQUE

With the hanging of Afzal Guru, the whole institution of dialogue seems to be damaged beyond repair. Those who denounced violence as a means of resistance and negotiations as the only way to break through More



  • GK Magazine

Vorsicht ! Here come the neo-colonials !

Delhiberations

PADMA RAO SUNDARJI

More than half my life has been spent in and out of Germany, one of my three homes in the world, first as a student, then as an employed journalist. And I have loved every minute.   As a More




  • Business

Radio frequency tags for Pashmina shawls on anvil

CM distributes modern carpet looms, ACCs among artisans

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 23: Terming handicrafts as the backbone of the state economy, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday said that artifacts and marvels of craftsmanship created by the artisans of Jammu and More



  • Sports

J&K Bank felicitates Srinagar Marathon winners, veteran sportsman

Srinagar, Feb 23: Keeping its promise J&K Bank on Saturday felicitated the first three position holders of the 42-km Srinagar Marathon and the veteran athlete of the state Reyaz Ahmad Wani who announced More



  • Kashmir

Geelani incommunicado, family concerned

Srinagar, Feb 23: The Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who continues to be under house arrest in New Delhi for past 15 days, has been held incommunicado with the police authorities More



  • Srinagar City

Doc sentenced to 10 years imprisonment

ABORTION, DEATH OF YOUNG WOMAN IN 2003

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Feb 23: For the first time in judicial history of Kashmir, a court on Saturday convicted a doctor and sentenced him to ten years rigorous imprisonment in the offences under various criminal sections More




  • Jammu

JK hospitals to have generic medicine shops

IMPLEMENTING DRUG POLICY

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Feb 23: The state government has finally decided to open ‘generic medicine’ shops in all the hospitals of the state where the patients would be able to get medicines prescribed by the doctor at More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Teaching Social Skills in Schools

We need to teach social skills to our students to deal with personal emotional states

LIFE SKILLS

PUPINDER SINGH BALI

We live in a competitive world and being globally connected, we need to understand and experience diverse culture of our state. We would need to determine whether every child in our state is ready to contribute More




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