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 chewing tobacco containing nicotine ingredients as “unjustified”, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court More

Bandipora: People take to streets to protest Sarpanch’s arrest

Police Uses Force On Protesters: Villagers Accuse PDD Of Failing To Address Power Woes

SUHAIL AJMAL

Shadipora (Bandipora), Feb 4: A day after police arrested a Sarpanch from Tragam area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on charges of uprooting power transmission lines, hundreds of people from the area Monday took to streets to protest the Panchayat representative’s detention.  The angry More

EJAC delegation calls on ministers

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: A delegation headed by president Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC), Abdul Qayoom Wani called on the Minister of PHE, Flood and Irrigation control, Sham Lal Sharma regarding the pending issues of employees working in PHE, F&IC department, a spokesman of EJAC said in a statement More

‘Breakthrough’ in treatment of Spinal Cord disorders

Kashmir Medico Figures In Team That Achieves Rare Feat

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Feb 4: There is a good news for patients suffering from spinal cord stenosis (abnormal narrowing of the spinal cord): A team of medicos, including a Kashmiri doctor have developed a new method of treating such patients with non-surgical (minimally invasive) means, technically referred to More

Govt likely to announce honorarium ahead of budget session: Sagar

Honorarium To Panchs, Sarpanchs

Srinagar, Feb 4: Reiterating the state government’s resolve to ensure security and empowerment of panchayat members across the state, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Ali Muhammad Sagar said the government was likely to announce the honorarium package for panchs and sarpanchs before More

Death due to Swine Flu at SKIMS?

Authorities Silent; Medicos Suggest Slew Of Precautions

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Feb 4: With Srinagar hospitals reportedly receiving patients with Swine Flu symptoms, medicos and officials Monday issued a slew of precautions for people. While sources said a death due to Swine Flu occurred at the SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura, the SKIMS authorities refused to More

HC directs DC Ganderbal to file affidavit

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Feb 4: The High Court has directed the Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal to file an affidavit indicating whether any illegal construction along river Sindh in Kangan area of Ganderbal was in progress.   A division bench comprising justices Muhammad Yaqoob Mir and Muzaffar Hussain More

Chattergam woman dies

Police Arrest Husband, Register Murder Case

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Feb 4: The 30-year-old woman from Chattergam Budgam, who was allegedly beaten and attacked with acid by her in-laws, succumbed to her injuries last night at the SMHS Hospital here.  The woman was admitted to SMHS on January 27 after her husband and his sister allegedly tried to More

Amarnath yatra schedule unacceptable: Hurriyat (G)
Srinagar, Feb 4: Terming the Amarnath Yatra schedule recently issued by the Shrine Board as unacceptable, Hurriyat Conference (G) on Monday said it would prove disastrous for Valley’s ecology.The Hurriyat, at its executive council meeting held here with its general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi More

Snow avalanche kills 1, injures 8

Srinagar-Jammu Highway Closed For Traffic

MUHAMMAD TASKEEN

Banihal, Feb 4: One person died and eight others wounded when they came under a snow avalanche in Mahu-Mangat area, while Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed for vehicular movement due to landslides and fresh snowfall.Official sources said that a group of villagers, who were on way from Khari to More

Government Press employees strike work
Srinagar, Feb 4: Govt Press employees went on 2-day strike on Monday to protest against the proposed shifting of their office to Sempora, Pampore from here.  President of the Government Press Employees’ Association president Syed Muhammad Muzamil Rezvi said the proposed shifting of the department More

Maqbool Bhat symbol of resistance: JKLF
Srinagar, Feb 4:  Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front acting Chairman Bashir Ahmad Bhat on Monday described late Maqbool Bhat as a symbol of resistance movement.“He (Bhat) had enlightened the candle of freedom when Kashmiri nation was in deep slumber ofSlavery,” Bhat said while addressing 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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