Centre stifles JK for fiscal ‘indiscipline’

Planning Commission Seeks ATR For Release Of Rs 1900 Crore Pending SPA


Jammu, Jan 28: Tightening noose around Jammu and Kashmir government, the Planning Commission of India (PCI) has asked the state to send project-wise Action Taken Report (ATR) for facilitating release of Rs 1900 crore withheld by it out of Rs 3800 crore Special Plan Assistance (SPA) for the current More

45% plan expenditure booked in three quarters

Spending To Cross 95% Mark: Sharma


Srinagar, Jan 28: Indicative of tardy execution of developmental works in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government has been able to make only 45 percent expenditure of the Rs 7300 crore annual plan for 2012-13 during the three quarters of the current fiscal.The government departments are running More


Legislators Asked To Send Questions, Bills By 7 February


Jammu, Jan 28: The budget session of the state legislature is set to commence by the end of next month, as the Governor NN Vohra Monday summoned both houses of the legislature from February 28.In a major relief for the government, the legislative complex, according to sources, would be, by that More

Budget presentation likely on March 5

Jammu, Jan 28: The state government will present the Annual Budget 2012-13 on March 5 in both houses of the legislature. This will be the fifth budget of the National Conference-Congress coalition government in the state.As per the provisional calendar issued by the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative More

Cross-LoC travel resumes in Poonch

Halt In Bus Service Was Blessing In Disguise For Some Passengers


Poonch, Jan 28: Amid an emotionally charged atmosphere, 138 people Monday exchanged sides as the cross-LoC bus service between divided parts of J&K resumed at Chakan-da-Bagh, Poonch, after a fortnight-long suspension due to Indo-Pak skirmishes.As many as 79 visitors from PAK left Poonch for More

650-gram newborn survives at LD Hospital

‘Was So Small That She Could Nestle In Human Hand’


Srinagar, Jan 28: The dedication and hard work of the Lal Ded Hospital staff and parents of an extremely premature female newborn has finally paid off as 52-day old baby, Umizah Tariq, has survived despite weighing just 650 grams at birth. Umizah, meaning beautiful, was discharged from the hospital More

Govt lifts ban on extraction of minor forest produce

People Hail Decision; Extraction To Start Soon With Utmost Care: Mian Altaf


Srinagar, Jan 28: After giving rest period of about eight years, J&K Government has lifted ban on the extraction of medicinal plants and other minor forest produce (MFP) from the forest areas of the state.The extraction of minor forest produce is a valuable business involving thousands of More

Bar releases Annual Jail Visit Report


Srinagar, Jan 28: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has released Annual Jail Visit Report -2012- after its team members concluded their visit to various jails in Jammu division.The team visited District Jail Poonch, Sub-Jail Rajouri, Central Jail Kotebalwal, Jammu District Jail, Amphala More

  • Briefs

Transfers in administration

Srinagar, Jan 28: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday ordered the following transfers in the administration. An official spokesman said Sushma Chouhan (IAS-2009), awaiting orders of posting More

  • National

Status quo on land near Ayodhya site should not be disturbed: Supreme Court

New Delhi, Jan 28: The Supreme Court today made it clear that status quo ordered on 67 acre land adjacent to the disputed site in Ayodhya should not be disturbed while carrying out excavation activity More

  • Opinion

What lies ahead?

Omar has stepped into politics in 2013, testing waters for 2014



Omar Abdullah may like it or not, he has re-entered into active politics in 2013. What he could not do as President of National Conference from June 2002 to January 2009, he is trying to do so  that More

  • GK Magazine

Economic Structure of J&K

Where do we stand and what needs to be done



The pillars of any state rest on the building blocks of Economy, Environment, Education, Employment and Healthcare. Although each block is important for the stability and growth of a civilization but “ More

  • Letters

Selection list

Apropos government policy to recruit 80000 candidates, but they haven't declared previous selection list of programme officer under MGNREGA. Afshana BashirEmail More

  • Editorial

Heal Wounds

Gradually the demand for revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir and North East is gathering strength at the national level. The voices against the harsh law denying More

  • Business

Confrontation is a mark of respect: Gilly


New Delhi, Jan 28: Sparks fly whenever India and Australia clash on the cricket field but Adam Gilchrist does not see the need to curb the aggression as he feels “heated confrontations” are actually a More

  • Sports

Civil Defence to organise T20 tourney

Srinagar, Jan 28: Civil Defence Organization is going to organise T20 Cricket tournament in the month of February at Kashmir University cricket ground.All those teams’ interested teams have been asked More

  • Kashmir

  • Srinagar City

Health Minister releases Rs 4 cr for JLNM Hospital Rainawari

Srinagar, Jan 28: The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Shabir Ahmed Khan has exhorted upon the functionaries of Health department to work with devotion and dedication for bringing more More

  • Jammu

Family of dead prisoner demands body from Pakistan


Jammu, Jan 28: The family of prisoner Chamel Singh, who died in a Pakistani jail after he was reportedly beaten up by the prison staff, today requested the Central government to intervene in bringing his More

  • South Asia

India-Bangladesh sign extradition treaty, new visa regime

Dhaka, Jan 28: India and Bangladesh today signed a liberalised visa agreement and a landmark extradition treaty that could pave the way for the deportation of jailed ULFA 'general secretary' Anup Chetia More

  • World

Mursi declares emergency in 3 Egyptian cities, riots continue


Cairo, Jan 28: Egypt's main opposition coalition today rejected as "waste of time" a call by Muhammed Mursi for a national dialogue to end a wave of unrest, a day after the embattled President declared More

  • GKeducation&Careers


After outshining boys in the merit list of recently announced class 10thresults, girls have yet again excelled by topping in the recently declared class 12th annual board results. Out of the thirty students More

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