PDD to outsource power distribution in JK

Move Aimed To ‘Arrest T&D Losses, Curb Power Theft’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 7: After failing to bring down Transmission and Distribution (T&D) losses in the State, the Power Development Department has decided to outsource distribution of electricity across Jammu and Kashmir by establishing franchisees. The PDD, according to official sources, has More

CM on board, Mantra operates flight to Kargil

Omar To Take Up Issue Of Subsidizing Airfare With Centre

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kargil, Jan 7: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday flew in a ‘Mantra Aircraft’ from Jammu to Kargil to oversee the final preparedness for a regular and commercial air service to the mountainous and remote area of the State which remains cut-off during winter. The Minister for Health, Sham More

I represent Rahul Ji: Soz
Kargil, Jan 7: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is keen to bring Kargil on the tourist map of the country, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Chief Prof Saif-ud-din Soz said Monday. Addressing a gathering of people here, Soz said Rahul is “very interested in getting the beautiful valley of Kargil More

Pahalgam: Girl accuses neighbour of raping her

Police Arrest Accused, Register Case

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 7: A 20-year-old girl from Pahalgam area of this south Kashmir district Monday accused her neighbor of raping her. Police have arrested the accused and registered a case. Police reports said the accused Mushtaq Ahmad Hajam son of Abdul Rashid from Frislan village More

GoI gives 7 cr ‘healing touch’ to JK’s disgruntled Sarpanchs, Panchs

600 Educated Panchayat Representatives To Visit AP For Special Training, Others To Tour Kerala, Orissa, Maharashtra

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 7: In a move to “boost the morale” of Jammu and Kashmir’s disgruntled Panchayat representatives, the Government of India has sanctioned Rs 7 crore for “specialized training” of all the 33,000 Panchs and Sarpanchs. The training would be conducted in various states of India.   More

Qazi Hussain’s demise widely condoled
Srinagar, Jan 7: Various political organizations have expressed deep sorrow over the demise of the former Amir Jama’at-e-Islami, Pakistan, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, on Sunday morning, describing it a great loss to Ummah.  Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is presently More

PDP objects to ‘appointments on political recommendations’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 7: The opposition Peoples Democratic Party Monday said the “politicization of appointments to constitutional bodies” was being attempted with the sole objective of “providing government jobs only to the favourites of ruling dispensation.” Referring to the claims reported from time More

GOVT YET TO DECIDE ON GEELANI’S PASSPORT

‘His Application Needs Directions From Higher Authorities’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 7: The Government is yet to decide whether to issue passport to Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani or not. The separatist leader has applied for travel documents to visit Pakistan to meet the bereaved family of former chief of Jama’at-e-Islami Pakistan Qazi Hussain More

Coaching Centres hail DSEK steps

‘Police To Be Given Full Cooperation’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 7: With the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) and Police tightening the noose around coaching centers in Srinagar in the wake of an acid attack on a girl recently, the heads of educational institutions in Kashmir have appreciated the steps taken by the government agencies More

No respite from cold wave across Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu Records Coldest Day In 3 Decades; Rail, Air Traffic Disrupted

AAQIB ASHRAF / ABHINAV VERMA

Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 7: Kashmir Valley continues to shiver with intense cold wave that is prevailing over the mountainous region for the past many days. Temperatures in most parts of the Valley continued to remain sub-zero even as the Meteorological Department predicts no respite from the cold wave More

HCBA holds condolence meeting

Qazi Hussain was a great leader: Sajad Lone

Srinagar, Jan 7: Executive Committee of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) on Monday convened a condolence meeting to mourn the death of former Amir Jama’at-e-Islami, Pakistan, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, at Sadder Court Complex here, a HCBA spokesman said in a statement.  He said members More

  • Kashmir

PDD to outsource power distribution in JK

Move Aimed To ‘Arrest T&D Losses, Curb Power Theft’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 7: After failing to bring down Transmission and Distribution (T&D) losses in the State, the Power Development Department has decided to outsource distribution of electricity across Jammu More



  • Srinagar City

Drainage system breaks down at Bonpora Batamaloo

Inhabitants suffer, authorities in slumber

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 7: Inhabitants of Bonpora Batamaloo here are facing immense inconvenience due to defunct drainage system and dilapidated roads.    The aggrieved inhabitants said the lanes More




  • Jammu

More deaths due to road mishaps than militancy in JK: DGP

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Jan 7: Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed more deaths in traffic accidents than due to militancy in the last one decade, state Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad said Monday. “Traffic More



  • South Asia

Pak lodges protest with Indian HC

LOC FIRING

REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI

Islamabad, Jan 7: Pakistan today lodged a protest over what it described as an "unprovoked Indian attack" on one of its military posts along the Line of Control, a claim which the Indian Army has rejected More



  • World

China asks India-Pak to talk

AGENCIES

Beijing, Jan 7: China on Monday said it hopes India and Pakistan will hold talks and solve their differences in a calm and proper manner following a firing incident in Kashmir. As a neighbour and More



  • Baramulla

Baramulla demands traffic signals, dividers

‘OPEN COURT ROAD FOR VEHICULAR MOVEMENT’

Baramulla, Jan 7: Residents of this north Kashmir town have urged the authorities to install traffic signals and road dividers to curb the frequent traffic jams in the area. "The need of the hour More



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