• TOP STORIES

Govt hits jackpot: Earns Rs 7 cr from unemployed JK youth

‘3.5 Lakh Forms Being Sold @ Rs 200 Each’

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 8: The state government seems to have hit the jackpot following its announcement last December to fill up 3100 non-gazetted posts in Jammu and Kashmir.As per official estimates, the government is expected to earn at least seven crore rupees from the jobless youth of the state who More


SRINAGAR MAN WALKS FREE

There Was ‘No Valid Sanction’ For His Prosecution Under New Anti-Terror Law: Delhi Court

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 8: An alleged member of militant outfit ‘Al-Badr’, deported from Saudi Arabia in 2010 for his purported involvement in militant activities here, has been acquitted by a Delhi court which said there was ‘no valid sanction’ for his prosecution under the stringent anti-terror law.The More


CS appointment: Govt to take final call on Monday

Jammu, Feb 8: The Jammu and Kashmir government is expected take a final call on the appointment of new Chief Secretary of the State on Monday even though the candidature of a senior-most IAS officer Muhammad Iqbal Khanday now seems to be certain.Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that Chief More


Cabinet to meet on February 11

Govt To Revert Back SKIMS Management To Sher-I-Kashmir Trust

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Feb 8: The Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to revert land, management and assets of the prestigious Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar to the Sher-i-Kashmir National Medical Institute Trust which was taken over by the previous government headed by Mufti Muhammad More


Fact-finding mission: India rejects OIC idea

New Delhi, Feb 8: Strongly rejecting Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s suggestion of allowing an OIC fact-finding mission to Jammu and Kashmir to assess rights situation there, India Friday said the grouping has no “locus standi” on such matters and termed suggestions to this effect by Pakistan More


Govt sounds Swine Flu alert

2 More Test Positive For H1N1 At SKIMS

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Feb 8: The state authorities Friday sounded a Swine Flu alert in Kashmir after more cases tested positive for the H1N1 virus at the Valley’s premier hospital, SK Institute of Medical Sciences, here. The institute recorded a death due to Swine Flu on past Monday.“The virus was present More


Autonomy may disturb NC-Cong ‘honeymoon’

CSC On Saghir Committee Report Indecisive On Recommendations

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 8: The ruling National Conference-Congress coalition continues to be indecisive over the crucial Justice Saghir Committee report on Center-State relations. Sources said the bone of contention is the stand of the parties on crucial issues of Autonomy and delimitation of Assembly constituencies More


Pragaash row: Cops refuse to divulge ‘threat comments’

‘IT WILL AFFECT INVESTIGATIONS’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 8: A day after families of the youth arrested for allegedly threatening the all-girls rock band Pragaash vouched for innocence of their wards, police Friday refused to divulge the exact text of the ‘threat comments.’A top police official supervising the investigations told Greater More


POLICE ARREST NAYEEM KHAN

Remanded To Judicial Custody Till Feb 12

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 8: Jammu and Kashmir Police Friday arrested the senior separatist leader and Chairman of National Front Nayeem Ahmed Khan from his residence here. While the police maintain that they have executed a non-bailable warrant issued by Sub-Judge Pattan against Khan, the development comes in More





  • Briefs

Traffic to ply from Srinagar to Jammu today

Srinagar, Feb 8:  Inspector General of Police, Traffic on Friday said that subject to fair weather conditions and good condition of road all kinds of vehicles including private LMVs, commercial LMVs More



  • National

Kashmir's doors always open for those wanting knowledge: Prez

New Delhi, Feb 8: Kashmir's doors have been open since ages for those who desired knowledge, President Pranab Mukherjee told a visiting group of women teachers from the state here today. "...The President More




  • Opinion

Wake up

The issue is deeper than it appears to be

Words Within

FIRDOUS SYED

Pragaash, in every respect sounds to be classic. For few16 years old kids apparently smitten by the modernity bug, it seems out of place for them to go for the name Pragaash. If they had the free will More



  • GK Weekend

WEEKEND FEATURE

DR RAJA MUZAFFAR BHAT

J&K Govt @dysfuntional.comOfficial websites portray outdated information in J&K Bijapur is one of the remotest districts in India located in Chattisgrah state. It was carved out of Dantewada district More




  • Letters

Different criteria

This refers to the advertisement vide 03 of 2012 dated 28/12/12 by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board. The board mentioned different eligibility for the same post for Jammu and Kashmir divisions More



  • Editorial

Need for Moderation

The surcharged debate over the existence and disbanding of a small girls’ music band in Kashmir has gone a little too far. Looking at the nature of the music band and its composition, it probably didn More



  • Business

JK seeks assistance from UNOP to reduce infant mortality

Chennai, Feb 8: Minister of State for Health Shabir Ahmad Khan has said that Jammu and Kashmir Government was going to take some new initiatives during next financial year to further reduce the infant More



  • Sports

Srinagar Ski Association to organise skiing camp at Gulmarg

Srinagar Feb 8: The Srinagar District Winter Games Association (SDWGA) is going to organize a Coaching Camp in skiing for local youth at Gulmarg during 3rd week of February that will be followed by Annual More



  • Kashmir

SAC seeks personal appearance of former minister

COMPLAINANT ALLEGES ‘DEATH THREATS’ TO WITHDRAW CASE

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 8: The regular inquiry initiated by the State Accountability Commission (SAC) in an alleged corruption case against the former Health Minister Suman Lata Baghat has taken a new twist. The More



  • Srinagar City

Strive to bring Srinagar on tourist map: Jora to SDA

REVIEWS ITS FUNCTIONING

Srinagar, Feb 8: The Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora on Friday directed the Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) authorities to put in all out efforts to bring More




  • Jammu

Out-of-turn promotion for best teachers: Govt

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Feb 8: In an effort to improve the standard of teaching in government schools in Jammu and Kashmir, the state education department is contemplating to annually give ‘out of turn’ promotion to five More



  • South Asia

Pak Minister not to visit India as SAARC meet cancelled

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Feb 8: Pakistan Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim has called off a visit to India later this month as a SAARC business meet he was scheduled to attend in New Delhi has been cancelled.  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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