Airfares go sky high, hit winter tourism in Kashmir

TaAK expresses concern

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 3: Valley’s premier travel agents’ body, TAAK, today said the rising airfares have been badly affecting the winter tourism in Kashmir. In its Executive Committee meet today with its President Rauf Ahmad Tramboo in chair, the members expressed serious concern over the soaring More

New policy on airlines to fly small cities in 3 months

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 3: A new policy to encourage airlines to fly to smaller cities and make regional air connectivity commercially viable is likely to be ready in the next three months. "The Civil Aviation Ministry is coming up with a new route dispersal policy to establish better air connectivity More

Bandipora produces 6 lakh kg mutton in 9 months

GK NEWS NETWORK

Bandipora, Jan 3: The sheep population in Bandipora district has gone up to 1.94 lakh including 1.30 lakh crossbred. The wool and mutton production has been recorded as 2.60 lakh kgs and 6.10 lakh kgs respectively in the district during past 9 months. This, according to an official statement More

Airtel launches mEducation

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 3: Bharti Airtel, leading global telecommunications company, has launched its new initiative, mEducation services bringing education on the mobile handsets.  The innovative service platform shall enable Airtel mobile customers across the country to easily access a host of education More

Islamabad books 65 per cent expenditure under district plan

GK NEWS NETWORK

Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 3: Islamabad has booked 65 per cent expenditure under district plan ended Dec 2012. This was revealed at a meeting which was held to review the performance under district plan and centrally sponsored schemes for the period ended Dec 2012.The meeting was held at Dak More

Aircel launches ‘Pocket Music International’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 3: Aircel, one of India’s leading telecom players, today launched ‘Pocket Music International’ for music lovers.  Terming the service as exciting and innovative, the company in a statement said that its subscribers can now download and enjoy full tracks from a vast catalogue More

Agri transformation should be top priority: PM

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Kolkata, Jan 3: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said transformation of the agricultural sector should be the top priority of the country's public policies including those on science and technology. He also said that complex issues related to genetically modified food, nuclear energy or More

KCCI organises Kashmir Expo

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 3: To give some fillip to Valley’s handicraft industry, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising Kashmir Expo at Shilpi Haat in New Delhi from January 1.  The expo which will end on Jan 14, was inaugurated by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Union Ministry More

Prof Shabir is director CCPC KU

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 3: Prof Shabir A. Bhat, has been appointed as Director, Centre for Career Planning and Counselling, Kashmir University. Prof Shabir is recipient of several awards including ‘Best Teacher’ and ‘Education Leadership Award’ for his “outstanding performance” and “leadership qualities More

Scy Animal Husbandry hailed

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 3: A meeting of provincial Veterinary Field Staff Association was held today.  The association expressed gratitude to M. A. Bukhari Secretary, Animal/Sheep Husbandry Department and Dr. P. K. Magotra, Director Animal Husbandry Department, Jammu for effecting promotions of veterinary More

Cadbury fined for violation of rules

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 3: Legal Metrology department today inspected products of Cadbury Company CFA at Canal Road, here and noticed alleged violation of ‘packaged commodities rules’ in few pre-packed products of toffees namely Celebrations & Eclairs.  The rules specify the font size of mandatory More

BGSB university launches inf bulletin

Announces admissions 2013

Srinagar, Jan 3: In a well attended function organized at the University Campus today, Vice Chancellor, BGSB University, Professor Irshad Ahmed Hamal released the Information Bulletin for admission to the academic session 2013.  The Vice Chancellor also released Placement Brochures of Business More

  • Kashmir

SHAME: 7th grade student drugged, raped in Shopian

ACCUSED ARRESTED

KHALID GUL

Shopian, Jan 3: A 13 year old girl in this South Kashmir district has accused a youth of abducting, drugging and later raping her. The shocking incident, according to the family members occurred about More



  • Srinagar City

WHY I WAS BEATEN BY COPS?

FIRST PERSON

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Jan 3: What Police did to me on Thursday at Hazratbal on Srinagar outskirts is my testimony of brutality that I went through. It was a nightmare when the men-in-uniform, who are meant to protect More




  • Jammu

NC committed to equitable development of JK: Rana

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu Jan 3: Chief Minister’s Political Advisor Devender Singh Rana on Wednesday said that the four years of the Omar led coalition government had ushered the state in an era of peace, progress and prosperity More



  • South Asia

Mobile phone services blocked in Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 3: Pakistan today blocked cellular services in over 50 towns and cities, including Islamabad, to prevent terror attacks on processions. Officials of the Interior Ministry have contended More



  • Court Watch

High Court issues notice to CS, Commissioner Secy Health

APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR HEALTH SERVICES KASHMIR

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Jan 3: Disapproving of government’s “tardy approach” of making placement against the post of Director Health Services Kashmir on substantive basis, Jammu and Kashmir High Court has granted three More



  • Tangmarg

TANGMARG: Old transmission lines pose threat to lives,lead to power shortage

AHMAD KASHMIRI

Tangmarg, Jan 3: Many villages receiving electricity from Kunzar-grid here in north Kashmir are facing acute power shortage due to deterioration of the transmission infrastructure.  Residents of Bongam More



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