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Khoda is first CVC of JK

Govt Issues Formal Orders

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Feb 4: Exactly a year after initiating process for establishment of State Vigilance Commission, Jammu and Kashmir Government Monday appointed former Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda as the first Chief Commissioner of anti-corruption body in the state.Highly placed sources told Greater More


GIRLS’ BAND GIVES IN

We Are Apolitical: Pragaash; Hurriyat (G) Slams Grand Mufti

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 4: After getting entangled in a ‘dubitable’ controversy, Kashmir’s only girls’ rock band Thursday decided to quit but not before leaving a message for the people that the band was “apolitical” and they were into music just for fun.The rock band’s “We Quit” message on the social networking More


Govt party to ‘despicable drama’: Dr Kaul

Srinagar, Feb 4: Terming the raging controversy over the Valley’s All Girls’ Rock Band a conspiracy to demonize the Kashmiri society, senior PDP leader Dr Sameer Kaul Monday accused the state government of becoming a collaborator in the “despicable drama.”“There seems to be a deep-rooted clandestine More


Where is the threat?

Srinagar, Feb 4: The decision to call it quits by the Kashmir’s only girls’ rock band has put a question mark as to who had issued threats to them as no concrete evidence in this regard has come to fore so far.The separatists have outrightly rejected that there was any threat to the band stating More


GOVT SHOULD ENSURE THEIR SECURITY: MEHBOOBA MUFTI

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Feb 4: Coming out in support of Kashmir’s first girls’ rock band ‘Pragaash,’ Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Monday asked the state government to provide security to the girls.“Kashmir has a history of producing prominent female Sufi singers like Raj More


Grand Mufti didn’t threaten the band: Omar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: Day after Valley’s Grand Mufti Bashir-ud-Din said that Kashmir’s first ever all-girls band - Pragaash- should stop their activities, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said the head priest has not threatened the girls.“He (Grand Mufti) hasn’t actually threatened them, he just More


PDP impeding revocation of AFSPA: NC

‘Omar’s Rule The Best’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: National Conference (NC) today castigated the opposition PDP, saying the party was indulging in baseless propaganda on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).Calling the PDP statements on AFSPA as baseless, NC’s Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani said PDP was an impediment More


JK Bank net profit up by 36%

Have Continued Our Growth Momentum: Mushtaq Ahmad

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: All set to achieve its business target of Rs one lakh crore and a profit of one thousand crore by the end of this fiscal, J&K Bank Monday posted a net profit of Rs 289.40 crore for the quarter ended December 2012, up by 35.75 percent from Rs 213.19 crore earned during the corresponding More


Condemnations galore against Nayeem Khan’s prosecution

‘IT’S POLITICAL RETRIBUTION’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: Condemnations continued to pour in against the state government’s recent decision to prosecute senior separatist leader and Hurriyat Conference (M) Executive Member Nayeem Ahmad Khan.Hurriyat (M) has termed the decision as dictatorial and an act of political retribution. A spokesman More


PCI warns against denying govt advts to newspapers

Katju Threatens Legal Action Over The Issue

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 4: Hitting out at governments for allegedly stopping advertisements to publications over “critical” articles, Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Markandey Katju Monday said it will not tolerate such behavior and shall take suitable legal action.Stopping advertisements or drastically More


‘Condition of Muslims worse than SC, STs’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Aligarh, Feb 4: Muslims in India are even less privileged than members of scheduled caste and scheduled tribes as they enjoy neither equity nor equality of opportunity, a noted British scholar said here Monday.Delivering Sir Syed Memorial Lecture at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) here, Gordon More





  • Briefs

Cabinet to meet today

Jammu, Feb 4:  The state cabinet would meet here on Tuesday afternoon, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.Official sources said the cabinet would meet at 2:30 pm on Tuesday in More



  • National

Lowering of juvenile age needs more consultations: Govt

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 4: Rejecting criticism that the anti-rape ordinance was an eyewash, government today expressed the hope that it will have a deterrent effect on potential criminals and said issues like reducing More




  • Opinion

The plans ahead

There is a place called Secretariat

Impressions

BINOO JOSHI

A thanksgiving is  overdue to the current government in Jammu and Kashmir, because it has learnt to travel faster to the places where it should be seen hearing the people.  This thanksgiving More



  • GK Magazine

The United Nations cannot simply be written off

Kashmir and UN

NYLA ALI KHAN

The role of the United Nations in the Kashmir dispute is undeniable. Recent statements made by the Government of India about disregarding the role of the UN in Jammu and Kashmir and reducing the Kashmir More




  • Letters

Extending yatra

The decision of SASB to extend the yatra for another 18 days seems to be a one sided and ill timed. While no one in Kashmir has never been against the yatra and if one recollects, even in the extreme political More



  • Editorial

Include AFSPA

The ordinance on sexual assault signed into law by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday has raised many questions about the intentions of the UPA government in redressing the problem that caused a countrywide More



  • Business

FinMin kicks off pre-budget meetings in Kashmir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather today held pre-budget discussions with the representatives of trade and industry here today. The 7-hour marathon meeting More



  • Sports

Jmu Marathon on February 17

Jammu, Feb 4: The Jammu Marathon race would be held on February 17 and it would invite participation of around 25,000 people including some 10 celebrities.This was disclosed in an interactive meeting the More



  • Kashmir

Ban on gutka: High Court pulls up Govt, calls response ‘unjustified’

Directs State To Take Necessary Steps To Impose Ban On Chewing Tobacco Items Containing Nicotine

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Feb 4: Evaluating the response of the state government to the Public Interest Litigation seeking ban on manufacture, sale, storage and distribution of gutka, panmasala and  other forms of More



  • Srinagar City

PDP castigates Govt over Eidgah ground vandalization

‘It reflects lack of vision of NC led regime’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: The main opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday castigated the State Government over the vandalization of Eidgah ground saying it reflects lack of vision for development More




  • Jammu

Police solve 12 year old case

4 PERSONS, INCLUDING 3 HIZB MILITANTS, HELD FOR KILLING 7 YOUTH

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 4: Police on Monday said it achieved a major breakthrough by arresting four persons including three former Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants involved in the killings of seven youth including More



  • South Asia

‘Kashmir resolution key to regional peace’

JI launches e-mail campaign to seek UN’s attention towards K-issue

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Feb 4: Terming India’s stance on Kashmir issue as “unjustified”, the Secretary General of Jammat-e-Islami Pakistan Liaqat Balooch Monday said that Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination More



  • World

Brahmaputra dams not to affect water flows to India: China

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, Feb 4: Maintaining that its move to build three more dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet will not affect the flows to down stream areas, China today said it is in "communication and cooperation More



  • PaK

Protest in Muzaffarabad against Federal Minister

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Feb 4: Dozens of civil society activists staged a protest demonstration along a bustling thoroughfare here on Monday, calling upon the Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan to take stock More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Training journalists of the future

Ill-equipped departments, obsolete syllabus and inexperienced faculty worries journalism students

TEACHING JOURNALISM

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Um Roommana Sulaiman, 23, wants to become a successful television broadcaster like Mishal Husain of the BBC. A 4th semester student of journalism at the Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora More




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