PM assures action on Verma panel report

Will Implement The Recommendations As Soon As Possible: Home Minister


New Delhi, Jan 30: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the government will be prompt in pursuing the recommendations of Justice J S Verma Committee to amend the law to deal effectively with cases of sexual assault against women.In a letter to Justice Verma, former Chief Justice More


GK Monitoring Desk

New Delhi, Jan 30: Justice J S Verma Wednesday said sexual assault on women can in no way be termed as part of official duty. “For anyone to think that sexual assault could in any way be associated with the performance of any official task, well needs to think again. That’s the mildest I can say More

No immunity for rape: Army

‘We Take Strong Notice Of Such Incidents’


Srinagar, Jan 30: Army on Wednesday said there would be no immunity for those personnel found involved in a heinous crime like rape.“Rape, whether committed by a civilian or by a soldier, is a big sin. Whenever such an incident takes place (involving a soldier ), we take strong notice and conduct More

Government departments owe Rs 810 crore to PDD

Electricity Arrears Swell To Rs 1160 Crore


Srinagar, Jan 30: While the total power tariff arrears against consumers in Jammu and Kashmir have swelled to Rs 1160 crore, different government departments owe payments around three times more than the arrears pending against domestic and commercial consumers.Sources told Greater Kashmir that More

Chief Minister reviews SKIMS functioning

Srinagar, Jan 30: Highlighting the importance of SKIMS as a prestigious tertiary healthcare institute in the State, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that it has to attain new highs and become one of the leading super-specialty hospitals in the country.“My government has flagged health More

Cabinet reshuffle prompts revamp of House panels

Deputy Speaker Nominates New Chairmen, Members For Committees


Srinagar, Jan 30: In the wake of recent cabinet reshuffle, the House Committees formed on various subjects, some of them dealing with serious issues, have faced major revamp as heads of most of such committees have been either given the ministerial berths.Interestingly, some of the legislators More

Omar jittery about his future: PDP

‘Fairy Tales Don’t Get Votes’

Srinagar Jan 30: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said if chief minister Omar Abdullah is so confident about his four year report card and public support, he should not be seen begging for an alliance with Congress.“The fact is that the chief minister is extremely jittery about his More

Govt abolishes written test for filling up Class-IV posts

Withdraws 6-Month Old Directive To Recruiting Agencies


Srinagar, Jan 30: In a major decision Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to do away with the written test for filling up Class-IV posts in the state.An order to this effect was issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) on Tuesday in modification of its earlier order issued in More

‘Misuse of SIM cards prompted police scrutiny’

Some Of These Were Going To Pakistan: DGP


Srinagar, Jan 30: Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Wednesday said misuse of SIM cards by militants in Jammu and Kashmir has prompted the decision of police scrutiny for multiple connections.“The SIM cards are being taken to Pakistan and later used by militants in J&K and other parts More

Relevance of UNMOGIP on Line of Control questionable: Army


New Delhi, Jan 30: The relevance of the UN Military Observer Group on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir is questionable in the aftermath of the 1972 Simla agreement, Indian Army said today.“Since the 1972 Simla Agreement, the relevance of UNMOGIP itself remains questionable,” Army spokesperson Colonel More

  • Briefs

Charar: Police facilitate woman’s burial

Srinagar, Jan 30: Police in Charar-i-Sharief town of Budgam district Wednesday said they helped a family carry a woman’s body to her village for burial.  A police official at the Char police station More

  • National

Mahatma Gandhi remembered

New Delhi, Jan 30: The nation today remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 65th death anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leading the country in paying homage to the More

  • Opinion

The colour of terror!

Union Home Minister recently declared that there is “Saffron Terrorism” also in India. Does terrorism have a colour?



The Webster dictionary defines terrorism as “the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal”. Terror does not have any colour, creed, caste or More

  • GK Magazine

Guidance in a nutshell

Not many books to be read, just following the kernel



How many books and commentaries on sacred texts should be read for right knowledge? What is the right path? Can’t we state it in clear terms and stop wrangling over niceties of doctrine? How to know the More

  • Letters

SRK controversy

Apropos the controversy over the SRK article. SRK is right when he tries to touch the debate of safety and condition (economic or otherwise) of Muslims in India. Ironically the issue is raised at a time More

  • Editorial

Positive Signals

 The resumption of trade across the Line of Control in Jammu is a sign that India and Pakistan are on the rebound from the fallout of the recent LoC skirmishes. There are also right noises emanating More

  • Business

For JK’s financial mess, PCI cannot escape blame: Experts


Srinagar, Jan 30: Taking exception to Planning Commission of India comments on state government regarding its “poor” performance on utilization of funds and “tardy” execution of developmental schemes, More

  • Sports

Ski coaching camp from February 1

Srinagar, Jan 30: Winter Games Association of J&K is going to conduct 10-day skiing coaching camp for selected players at Gulmarg from February 1 to 10. In the camp, only the selected players More

  • Kashmir

Delhi police alerts JK on fake gun licenses

‘People With Criminal Record In New Delhi Possess Licenses From State’


Srinagar, Jan 30: The State Home Department has made a startling revelation that people with ‘criminal background’ in New Delhi have managed to obtain gun licenses from Jammu and Kashmir in the name of More

  • Srinagar City

SMC kick-starts waste segregation at source


Srinagar, Jan 30: Acting on the High Court directions, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Wednesday kick-started segregation of waste at source in the summer capital including Dal lake.  & More

  • Jammu

Roshni scheme: Saifullah reviews proposed amendments

‘Time limit for applications, fee to be extended’

Jammu, Jan 30: Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Mir Saifullah Wednesday reviewed the amendments proposed by Revenue Department for the Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of ownership to the More

  • World

US Senate confirms John Kerry as Secretary of State


Washington, Jan 30: Veteran Senator John Kerry, known for his relationship-building skills, is all set to replace Hillary Clinton as the new US Secretary of State after the Senate overwhelmingly confirmed More

  • PaK

Earthquake early warning sytems installed in PaK


Muzaffarabad, Jan 30: A German non-governmental organisation formally handed over the control of six earthquake early warning systems to Pakistan administered Kashmir's  State Disaster Management 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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