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SNOW CUTS OFF KASHMIR

Road, Air Traffic Halted; Govt Monitoring Situation; Kashmir University Postpones Exams

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 18: Kashmir continued to receive heavy snowfall for the second consecutive day Friday, cutting off the Valley from the outside world.The State Government set up special cells to monitor the situation and suspended air and road traffic to and from the Valley in the wake of season More


Valley reels under darkness

Power Supply Goes Off With Few Inches Of Snow

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 18: In the wake of fresh snowfall, the entire Kashmir valley was plunged into darkness since Thursday evening as the Power Development Department (PDD) once  again failed to manage the electricity supply. While the PDD maintained that 70 per cent electricity has been restored in More


No end to winter woes in ‘developed’ Kashmir

Power Breakdown, Road Closure, Lax Govt A Constant Headache For Aam Aadmi

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 18: If politicians in J&K are to be believed, the ‘beautiful Valley’ of Kashmir has witnessed ‘tremendous growth and development’ over the years—something that people are fed quite off and on. If the ruling National Conference-Congress combine today claims to have carried out the More


Rains in Jammu plains, snowfall in hilly areas

Stranded Passengers Face Ordeal; 1 Dies

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Jan 18: Moderate to heavy snowfall was recorded in hilly areas while rains lashed plains of Jammu region on Friday bringing down the temperatures considerably.As per the Meteorological department, Bhaderwah recorded 4 cm snowfall while Banihal witnessed 10 cm snowfall. The snowfall also More


Sgr-Jmu highway expansion goes off the track

NHAI Writes To Concessionaire About ‘Sluggish’ Work

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 18: While the Government of India is yet to decide on awarding two sub-projects related to the Srinagar-Jammu highway expansion, the mega project has hit another roadblock. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has sought explanation from a concessionaire executing the Qazigund More


Unmarked graves: Mirwaiz calls for DNA testing

‘Government Vanished With Few Inches Of Snow’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 18: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday demanded that the Jammu and Kashmir government should conduct DNA testing of all those buried in unmarked graves across the State to “unravel the mystery behind them.” He also slammed the government for “failing to More


India takes note of ‘positive indications’ from Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur, Jan 18: India Friday noted the “positive indications” from Pakistan following the tension at Line of Control (LoC) in the wake of beheading of its soldier and said it will give an “appropriate” response if Islamabad makes a formal proposal for talks between the foreign ministers. “These are More


Civilised behaviour must, says Sonia

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur, Jan 18: With beheading of an Indian soldier by Pakistani troops clearly weighing on her mind, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi Friday said India's dialogue with its immediate neighbours must be based on accepted principles of civilised behaviour. “Better and closer relations with our immediate More


Charcoal smoke kills 2 soldiers on LoC

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 18: Two Army soldiers died due to asphyxiation on Line of Control (LoC) in Nowgam Sector of Kupwara district Friday morning.Sources in Army said that two soldiers of 17 JAT Regiment died at Padam Post Friday morning due to asphyxiation resulting from smoke from a charcoal Bukhari More





  • Briefs

Nasir to take charge on Sunday

Srinagar, Jan 18: The newly appointed Provincial president of the National Conference for Kashmir, Nasir Aslam Wani would assume office on Sunday. “Nasir Wani  will assume the office of Provincial More



  • National

Sonia's candid message to Congress

With Lok Sabha Polls Due In 15 months

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur, Jan 18: In a candid message to her party, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today drew attention to its weaknesses such as lack of unity, personal ambitions and ostentatious displays of wealth while More




  • Opinion

Fragile, handle with care

Of peace, war and the thin line that separates the two

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

IT seems to be déjà vu. India and Pakistan are again doing what they are typically infamous for; slitting each other’s throats.  Amidst the huge ear shattering noise of so called Aman Ki Asha, horribly More



  • GK Weekend

Forgotten Fight of People of Poonch

Spending money thoughtlessly in the name of development will only fetch the state the awards while doing little for the rural and disadvantaged people of the state

SUFFERING STATE

KAJAL KAZMI/MEHNAZ AKHTER

It is said, “To know the value of nine months, ask a mother who has given birth to a still born”. In the undulating terrain of Noona Bandi Village, tucked away in the hilly region of the Pir Panjal Range More




  • Letters

Test needed

Owing to great dearth of teaching staff particularly at Higher Secondary and College levels valuable services of these fresh post-graduates are hired to impart quality education to our youth for one academic More



  • Editorial

Snow and Complacency

A welcome heavy snowfall in most of Kashmir valley, Ladakh and parts of Jammu has brought cheers to the people in the state. Such heavy snowfall also brings difficulties and miseries to the people More



  • Business

‘Diesel deregulation will lead to price rise’

Tarigami demands increase on LPG cap to 12

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 18: Expressing serious reservations over the central government decision to allow oil marketing companies to hike diesel rates, CPI (M) State Secretary Muhammad Yousf Tarigami has said the move More



  • Sports

Kulasekara stars for Lanka

3RD ODI

REUTERS

Brisbane, Jan 18: Sri Lanka laboured to a four-wicket victory after right-arm pacer Nuwan Kulasekara destroyed Australia with a fine display of swing bowling in the third one-day international in Brisbane More



  • Kashmir

Omar seeks financial assistance for Sarpanchs, Panchs

Writes To Jairam Ramesh

DAMAGE CONTROL?

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 18: In a damage control exercise Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has shot a letter to Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh seeking release of Rs 100 crore for monthly honorarium More



  • Srinagar City

Directs for immediate restoration of essential services

DIV COM CONDUCTS CITY TOUR

Srinagar, Jan 18: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar city and took stock of situation arising due to snowfall. The Divisional Commissioner More




  • Jammu

Sagar hospitalized

Jammu, Jan 18: Minister for Rural Development and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Sagar was hospitalized on Friday afternoon, after he complained of chest pain. Sources said that soon after Friday More



  • South Asia

Qadri summoned by Canadian authorities for asylum oath breach

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 18: Firebrand cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, who led a massive protest against the government here, has been summoned by Canadian authorities to explain a violation of the oath he had taken while More



  • GKeducation&career

The menace of tuition centers

Why have tuition centers become centres of nuisance for local residents and female students?

CONCERN

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

In a 20×12 tin shed at Parraypora, a physics teacher is teaching complex equations to around 200 students crammed in one classroom. Outside the ‘classroom’, dozens of youngsters roam around, speeding away More




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