Centre okays Mughal Road as alternative power corridor to Kashmir

New Link Will Cater To Future Load Growth, Solve Outage Problems During Winter: DCP

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 8: In a significant development, a Government of India panel on transmission planning in northern India has approved construction of alternative power corridor to Kashmir valley from Northern Grid through Mughal road to avert breakdown during harsh weather conditions. The Standing More

Justice far away, but hope remains

ATTACK ON GIRLS

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Jan 8: With deadly attacks on girls increasing in Kashmir particularly around the ever-growing coaching centres, the families of innocent girls murdered in similar circumstances Tuesday said justice was ‘far away’ in bringing the criminals to justice. They however noted they had ‘faith in More

Govt to consult experts, NGOs on new legislation: Law Minister

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 8: Senior National Conference leader and Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Sagar Tuesday said the state government would consult legal experts and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) before finalizing the new legislation against sexual violence. “We will More

KASHMIR IN GRIP OF BITING COLD

Weatherman Predicts Respite This Weekend

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Jan 8: Kashmir Valley continued to reel under intense cold with temperatures plummeting further as Srinagar recorded the season's lowest of minus 5.5 degrees celsius. The fringes of the famous Dal Lake and other water bodies here were frozen due to remarkable fall in night temperature More

SKUAST-K constitutes panel to probe ‘goat clone facts’

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Jan 8: In the wake of a controversy surrounding authenticity of world’s first Pashmina goat clone, Noorie, the Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) here has constituted an inquiry committee to “ascertain whether the replica is a hoax or a genuine Cashmere More

6 coaching centres sealed in Islamabad

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 8: The district administration in this south Kashmir district has sealed six unregistered coaching centers, which they found to be devoid of basic infrastructure. The coaching  centres were sealed by Police on Tuesday on the directions of district administration More

‘AFSPA not being invoked’

Nobody Can Stop Us From Using It If Need Arises: CRPF

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 8: Asserting that Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was not being used in the state, the Inspector General (IG) CRPF, S S Sandhu, Tuesday said the security forces were enjoying public support to curb militancy.Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a function More

Nepal Woman’s Rape: High Court dismisses accused’s plea

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Jan 8:  Upholding the decision of Principal Sessions Court, Leh, by which a trial court order granting bail to an accused in a rape case was set aside, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has dismissed a plea of the accused challenging the Sessions court order. A bench of Justice More

KCSDS to hold conference on January 10

Violence Against Women

Srinagar, Jan 8: In the wake of an acid attack on a girl in Srinagar recently, the Kashmir-based civil society group—Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies—is holding a conference on ‘violence against women’ here on January 10. A KCSDS spokesman said it would launch a country-wide More

Yasin Malik undergoes medical tests

Jail Bharo Movement

Srinagar, Jan 8: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is lodged at Central Jail Srinagar, was Tuesday taken to Florence hospital for necessary tests and medical examinations. According to a Front statement, senior cardiologist Sajad Reshi examined him at the hospital More

Govt buildings to be illuminated for R-Day

Div Com Reviews Arrangements

Srinagar, Jan 8: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Tuesday reviewed arrangements for January 26 (R-day) at a high level meeting of officers here. An official spokesman said among others, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Dr GN Qasba, More

No legal aid for rapist: Shopian Bar

KHALID GUL

Shopian, Jan 8: The District Bar Association in this south Kashmir town has decided against providing any legal aid to the man who was arrested on charges of abducting, drugging and later raping a 13 year old minor girl. The decision of not providing any legal aid to the accused More

Anti-PDD protest rocks Watergam

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Jan 8: Residents of Watergam in this north Kashmir district on Tuesday staged a protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) for its alleged failure to provide adequate power supply in the area. Protesters blocked the Baramulla-Handwra road at Watergam for around two More

PDD casual laborer injured

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 8: A casual laborer working with Power Development Department (PDD) sustained grievous burn injuries when he received a ‘deadly’ power shock at on electricity pole in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday. The casual labourer Tahir Ahmad was shifted to SKIMS, Soura hospital More

KU Bags Best Research Award

100th Indian Science Congress

Srinagar, Jan 8: Professor Shakil A Romshoo and his team of researchers at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Kashmir were awarded the  prestigious Best Research award in Earth Sciences at the Centenary year of Indian Science Congress held at the Calcutta University from 3-7 January More

  • Kashmir

Centre okays Mughal Road as alternative power corridor to Kashmir

New Link Will Cater To Future Load Growth, Solve Outage Problems During Winter: DCP

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 8: In a significant development, a Government of India panel on transmission planning in northern India has approved construction of alternative power corridor to Kashmir valley from Northern More



  • Srinagar City

Tuition centres take students, parents for a ride

Fail to provide basic facilities, charge exorbitant fees

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 8: In a small room having an area of 10 X 20 square feet in Shaher-e-Khaas here, 92 students huddle together to attend class in a tuition centre. In absence of any monitoring by authorities More




  • Jammu

JK: Biting cold takes toll on people’s health, daily chores

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Jan 8: The extreme cold conditions prevailing across Jammu and Kashmir are not only affecting the daily activities of a common man but are also taking a toll on the health of people. The number More



  • South Asia

8 killed in US drone attacks in Pak tribal region

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 8: Stepping up missile attacks in the restive Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan's northwest, US drones targeted a Taliban training camp in the area, killing at least eight militants including More



  • Ganderbal/Tangmarg

3 yrs on, Lala Sahib bridge awaits repair

Locals seek CM’s intervention

PARVAIZ RESHI

Ganderbal, Jan 8: Residents of Duderhama, Warpora, Malapora, Arampora, Chekpora, Arch, Dudhkanth, Babosipora and other adjoining areas in this north Kashmir district are up in arms against the administration More



  • GK Features

‘Ironically, being in Kashmir is most dangerous for Kashmiris’

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

In May 2010, Chris Giamo, an independent documentary filmmaker with a background in human rights and South Asian Studies, traveled to India with his brother. They decided to visit Kashmir to shoot a documentary More



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