Food Safety: High Court directs JK Govt to ‘get spices tested’

Makes testing of milk, imported food items mandatory; Seeks compliance report by January 31

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Jan 2: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state government to collect samples of spices, manufactured by factories and/or industrial units in the state, on weekly basis for laboratory testing. The Court directed the government to punish those found indulging in adulteration More

'Fed up' with PDD, Shopian residents purchase transformers to light up homes

Locals Pool Rs 30 Lakh To Procure A Dozen Transformers

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 2: With the Power Development Department (PDD) failing to provide electricity to dozens of villages of Shopian district in south Kashmir, the residents have begun pooling money to buy transformers from the market to light up their houses.A delegation from Rawalpora, Dashipora, Bemnipora More

Kupwara:Court convicts minor girl’s kidnapper

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 2: The Principal District and Sessions Judge Kupwara Shahzad Azim has convicted a person accused of kidnapping a minor girl and compelling her to marry in 1999.“On the basis of unimpeachable and unchallenged testimony of prosecutrix, it is held that prosecution remained successful More

Court acquits Dr Faktoo in ‘money collection’ case

‘There Is Absolutely No Evidence Against Accused’

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Jan 2: A local court here on Wednesday acquitted Muslim league Chairman Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo in a case related to collection of money for militant outfits registered against him at Soura police station in 2002.The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar, Rajeev Gupta while acquitting More

Where is Patent Information Centre?

Despite Liberal Funding From Centre, JK Fails To Establish Key Institute In Srinagar

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 2: Kashmiris have all that could make them excel in the best innovative competitions, except the support of the state government which has failed to establish a vital centre for young innovative minds for the past seven years. The Patent Information Center is yet to be established despite More

UN Resolutions basis of K-dispute: Geelani

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 2: The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani Wednesday said the UN Resolutions formed the legal and constitutional basis of Kashmir dispute and delay in their implementation “doesn’t mean abrogation of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination or burial of their right to More

JKLF to start ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ on Friday
Srinagar, Jan 2: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front is starting the proposed “Jail Bharo Tehreek” from January 4 (Friday) against death and life sentences to Kashmiri detainees besides other atrocities on them in jails.   The programme will continue for 10 days in the first phase, a Front spokesman More

Commuters allege harassment

HIGHWAY WOES

GK NEWS NETWORK

Qazigund, Jan 2: Commuters traveling on 300-km Srinagar-Jammu highway on Wednesday alleged that Traffic policemen deployed on the highway are making “brisk money” on the pretext of doing their duty.    Annoyed truckers and motorists while talking to Greater Kashmir said that despite More

Awareness programmes held

TRAFFIC WEEK

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 2: As a part of the on-going traffic week celebrations the Rural Wing of Traffic Police Budgam  Wednesday organized a function  in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.    Senior Superintendent of Police Uttam Chand was the chief guest on the occasion while More

Docs,paramedics to get salaries

BEERWAH HOSPITAL SCANDAL

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 2:  Following the expose of fraudulent withdrawal of money from salary accounts of doctors and paramedical staff in Beerwah Sub District Hospital allegedly by Block Medical Officer and other officials, Health Ministry has decided to pay the salary to the victims of the scandal. < More

Accession conditional: NC
Srinagar, Jan 2: The National Conference general secretary Sheikh Nazir Ahmad on Wednesday said Jammu and Kashmir acceded to Indian union in 1947 on three subjects only.   In a statement Sheikh Nazir said: “The Jammu and Kashmir, according instrument of accession between New Delhi and Maharaja More

Majlis Hussaini (AS) observed

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Dooru, Jan 2: Glowing tributes were paid to Karbala Martyrs during a Majlis Hussaini (AS) at Imambarah Sherpora  Dooru Shahabad in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district here. The Majlis, organized by Intizamiya Committee of Dooru Shahabad, started with the recitation of Holy Quran. After More

R-Day arrangements reviewed in Anantnag

GK NEWS NETWORK

Anantnag, Jan 2: In order to take stock of arrangements being made for celebrating R-Day-2013 several officers meetings were held at different district headquarters of the Valley, an official spokesman said. In Anantnag, a meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of District Development More

  • Kashmir

Food Safety: High Court directs JK Govt to ‘get spices tested’

Makes testing of milk, imported food items mandatory; Seeks compliance report by January 31

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Jan 2: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state government to collect samples of spices, manufactured by factories and/or industrial units in the state, on weekly basis for laboratory More



  • Srinagar City

Expedite land acquisition for Bagh-i- Dilawar Khan College: Sagar

Srinagar, Jan 2: Minister for Rural Development, Law, Justice, Parliamentary Affairs and Panchayati Raj, Ali Muhammad Sagar on Wednesday directed the district administration to expedite land acquisition More




  • Jammu

7 hydel power projects put on EPC mode in JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Jan 2: The Jammu and Kashmir Government Wednesday said seven hydel power projects in the state with combined installed capacity of 1,036 MW have been put on the public- private partnership route More



  • South Asia

Tahir-ul Qadri's 'long march' puts PPP, PML-N in same boat

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, Jan 2: Rattled by the sudden re-emergence of Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistan's two main political parties -– PPP and PML-N –- have joined hands to deal with his planned protest in Islamabad on January More



  • Mamoosa

Mamoosa:‘Super Model Village’ sans basic amenities

AHMAD KASHMIRI

Mamoosa (Pattan), Jan 3: This north Kashmir hamlet, just a few kms from Srinagar-Gulmarg highway, which was named as ‘Super Model Village’ by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, four years ago sans basic More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results

REMEDIAL MEASURES

REHANA JABEEN

It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More



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