After SSA muddle, RMSA implementation also tardy

UPGRADED SCHOOLS SUFFER FOR WANT OF STAFF

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Feb 7: After failing to effectively implement Government of India’s flagship scheme Sarava Shiksha Abhyan (SSA) at the elementary level, the state’s Education Department is now dallying on implementation of another centrally sponsored educational scheme, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shikhsha Abhiyan More

SKIMS faculty seeks enhancement of retirement age by 2 years

First Priority To Enhance Retirement Age Of GMC Faculty: Taj

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 7: Emboldened by the state government’s proposed move to enhance the retirement age of the faculty in the medical colleges from 58 to 60 years, SKIMS faculty has started pressing for increase in their retirement age to 65 years.  However, government says many Associate Professors More

BBA students complain of ‘irresponsible’ marking

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 7: Strong resentment is brewing among the students of 3rd year of Business Administration (BBA) against “irresponsible” marking of Quantitative Aptitude subject. The students threatened to launch agitation if answer scripts of the subject were not re-evaluated within a week’s time. < More

Geelani calls for shutdown on Feb 11
Srinagar, Feb 7:  The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has paid glowing tributes to late Maqbool Bhat and other martyrs and has urged people to observe complete shutdown on February 11, Monday.  “The best way to pay tributes to martyrs is that we should strive More

4-lanning of Sgr-Jammu highway reviewed

Div Com Directs For Speedy Execution Of Work

GK NEWS NETWORK

Islamabad (Anantnag), Feb 7: In order to review the status of four lanning of Srinagar-Jammu highway  in the twin districts of Islamabad (Anantnag) and Pulwama in south Kashmir, an officers meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan More

After Hajeej & Al-Balaagh, Al-Habib deceives people

HAJJ ASPIRANTS DUPED AGAIN

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Feb 7: Barely months after a city based tour operator duped at least 126 Hajj aspirants, a fresh case of “fraud” by a tour operator Al-Habib came to fore in the Valley. Police has detained the accused and registered an FIR in the duping case in police station Karan Nagar.   More

High Court reserves judgment

DEATH OF DETAINEE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Feb 7:  The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday reserved the decision on a petition filed by the family of a detainee who had died after being shifted to SKIMS Soura from Sub-District Jail Kupwara in 2012.    A bench of Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir reserved the judgment More

SASB diktat on supply of tents draws flak

People Protest Fresh Circular, Block Khannabal-Pahalgam Road

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Feb 7: People in Akad area of this South Kashmir district Thursday held protest demonstrations against the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) diktat regarding the renting of tents and other material by the locals to the Yatris. Hundreds of people from Akad and adjacent More

Doctors assess extent of infection

SHEIKH NAZIR

Ganderbal, Feb 7:  To sensitize people about preventive measures and extent of swine flu threat, teams of doctors   continued to visit Tulmulla in Lar area of district Ganderbal on the third consecutive day today where a man died of swine flu recently. Ghulam Hassan Wani (50) a resident More

Kashmiri documentary selected for International Film Festival
Srinagar, Feb 7: A Kashmiri documentary film “Ocean Of Tears” that was barred from screening in Kashmir University last month, has been selected for screening in the third Nepal Human Right International Film Festival (NHRIFF) to begin from February 21 in Katmandu.  “This is a pride moment More

New Delhi under pressure to resolve K-issue: Shah
Srinagar,Feb 7: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP)chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah Thursday claimed that international community was building pressure on New Delhi to resolve the Kashmir issue as per the aspirations of Kashmiris. Shah, while addressing the party workers here, said, “To neutralize the international More

Land slips at Bandi,residents concerned

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Feb 7: Residents of Naie-Basti Bandi in north Kashmir's Uri town have expressed concern over the land slipping in the area.  Locals told Greater Kashmir that recent snow fall in the area has given rise to land slipping at Bandi. "Soon after the snow fall, huge cracks appeared and More

Wild animals on prowl in Kreeri

PEERZADA AARIF

Kreeri (Baramulla), Feb 7: Residents of this north Kashmir area are living under constant fear as wild animals are on prowl.    Residents of Waripora, Frashar, Dolipora and other adjoining areas told Greater Kashmir that the wild animals, including leopard are seen wandering during More

  • Kashmir

After SSA muddle, RMSA implementation also tardy

UPGRADED SCHOOLS SUFFER FOR WANT OF STAFF

Concern

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Feb 7: After failing to effectively implement Government of India’s flagship scheme Sarava Shiksha Abhyan (SSA) at the elementary level, the state’s Education Department is now dallying on implementation More



  • Srinagar City

SET UP EXPERT COMMITTEE: NLCO TO GOVT

‘It should not be prepared in a hush-hush manner’

MASTER PLAN REVIEW

Srinagar, Feb 7: Nigeen Lake Conservation Organisation (NLCO) has welcomed the mid-term review of the Srinagar Master Plan 2001-2021 undertaken by the Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) and sought participation More




  • Jammu

Senior Army officers call on Guv

Jammu, Feb 7: Senior Army officers including Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, GOC-in-C, Western Command; Lt Gen Anil Bhalla, GOC, 9 Corps and Maj Gen Ashwani Kumar, GOC, 26 Infantry Div, called on Governor NN Vohra More



  • South Asia

'Suicide bombing, killing of innocent people un-Islamic'

REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI

Islamabad, Feb 7: A group of 50 prominent Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa (edict) that states the killing of innocent people, targeted killings and suicide bombings are un-Islamic. The Sunni More



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