JK seeks revision in power royalty policy

Vikar calls for single window system at centre to clear states’ power projects

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 5: Minister of state for Power, Vikar Rasool has said that development of  small hydro projects was high on the priority of the state government  for which “investor-friendly” policy has been notified. The Minister was speaking at the Power Ministers’ conference at New More

KTUF demands int’l cargo handling facility in Valley

Measures afoot to exploit water resources for self-sufficiency in power: FinMin

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 5: On the second consecutive day, Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather today held pre-budget discussions with the members of Kashmir Traders United Front, Intellectuals and Academics. Rather said the exercise of holding pre-budget discussions with cross-section of people More

Airtel makes network footprints in Kargil

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 5: Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has extended its voice and data connectivity service for Kargil customers. “While the government has undertaken various measures to improve tourist infrastructure More

Defunct ATM irks Kunzar people

AHMAD KASHMIRI

Tangmarg, Feb 5: The mal-functioning of ATM in Kunzar is giving people tough time. The ATM of Jammu and Kashmir Bank is on a vital place on the Srinagar-Gulmarg Highway. “It has a great importance even for the tourists,” the locals said, adding that however most of the times the machines More

Hoteliers seek tax exemption, VAT reduction

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 5: The Valley-based hoteliers have demanded that no fresh tax should be imposed on the hospitality sector in Kashmir. Representatives of Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Association (KHARA) and Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Owners’ Federation (KHAROF) raised this demand during More

Court orders inquiry against Sona Tradeways

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Feb 5: A court here today ordered inquiry into a complaint against a Srinagar-based gas agency, Sona Tradeways.  An LPG consumer, Hilal Ahmad Bhat filed a complaint against the gas agency before CJM Srinagar alleging that the dealer was taking consumers for a ride by issuing “forged More

Mumbai, Karachi among world's cheapest cities

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

London, Feb 5: Financial capitals of India and Pakistan - Mumbai and Karachi - were the cheapest cities in the world to live followed by New Delhi, according to a new survey. Nepalese capital of Kathmandu and Algerian capital of Algiers were the other locations among the world's five cheapest More

  • Kashmir

For Parveena, rain scratches memories of the lost son

February 5, 2010: When Zahid Farooq Fell To Bullets In Broad Daylight

REMEMBERANCE

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 5: People might have different memories attached to rainfall, but for Parveena each drizzle brings alive the memories of the ill-fated day when her lone son fell to the bullets of Border More



  • Srinagar City

Snow, rains inundate vital roads

COMMUTERS FACE TOUGH TIME

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 5: Commuters had to face a tough time on Tuesday as snow and rains caused water-logging in various areas of the summer capital.  Roads at city’s commercial hub Lal Chowk besides posh More




  • Jammu

Taj for adoption of MCI norms

Jammu, Feb 5: Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohi ud Din Tuesday stressed on the need for rationalizing human resource in medical services for better results. He pitched for adoption of Medical Council More



  • South Asia

Bilateral ties: Salah-ud-Din asks Pakistan to ‘take Kashmiris’ sentiments into account’

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Feb 5: Thanking the people and the government of Pakistan for observing Kashmir Solidarity Day, the Chairman of the United Jihad Council (UJC) Syed Salah-ud-Din Tuesday said “Pakistan can’t 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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