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Centre slices JK’s annual plan

Against Proposed Rs 8000 Cr, PCI Approves Only Rs 7300 Cr; ‘Disappointed’ Omar Evades Media Queries

MUDDASIR ALI/ANIL ANAND

Srinagar/New Delhi, July 9: The Planning Commission of India (PCI) on Tuesday approved Rs 7300 crore Plan outlay for Jammu and Kashmir for the ongoing year - Rs 700 crore less than the projection made by the State. This is for the first time in recent past that J&K failed to get any step-up in More


High Court pulls up JK Govt for slipshod approach

Imposes Rs 10000 Costs On Home Department For Its Failure To File Compliance Report

PIL On Conditions In Jails

D A RASHID

Srinagar, July 9: The High Court Tuesday pulled up the state government for acting slack on filing compliance report in a Public Interest litigation (PIL) seeking to improve conditions in jails. The court also imposed Rs 10000 as costs on the state government for its “lackluster” approach on the issue More


150 more MBBS seats for JK

Srinagar, July 9: The Centre has accepted the proposal of the State Government to increase the intake capacity of medical colleges in J&K and it would be applicable from this year’s academic session, an official spokesman said on Tuesday.He said the intake capacity of Government Medical Colleges More


SC raps JK for not giving details of protectees

‘It Seems Soft Approach Of This Court Is Misunderstood By Officers’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 9: The Supreme Court Tuesday rapped nine states including Jammu and Kashmir for not giving details to the Ministry of Home Affairs about the list of persons being protected either by the central government or by the state administration.“The Union Home Secretary is writing to all More


Only one tour operator from JK gets Hajj quota

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, July 9: This year only 50 pilgrims will be able to go for Hajj through private tour operators (PTO) in Kashmir.Hajj Committee of India today issued a notice which read that only Al Huda Travels in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district is authorized to take pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year More


5 militants killed on LoC in Kupwara: Army

‘Bodies Lying In Minefield, Difficult To Retrieve’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 9: Army Tuesday said it killed five unidentified militants while foiling an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last evening.The infiltration bid has been foiled at a time when GOC-in-Chief Northern Command, Lt General More


SOLDIER DIES IN URI ATTACK

2 Cops Hurt In Narbal Blast

GK NEWS NETWORK

Baramulla/Srinagar, July 9: Army on Tuesday said a Havaldar was killed when a party of 7 JAK Rifles came under militant attack near Rustum Post on LoC in Uri sector last night.The killed Havaldar has been identified as Yam Bahadur.According to reports, Army has filed a report in police station More


Omar’s Delhi-bashing mere theatrics: Geelani

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 9: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, Tuesday termed as ‘theatrical rhetoric’ the chief minister Omar Abdullah’s recent statement on New Delhi’s Kashmir policy.“Omar Abdullah is issuing such statements only in view of 2014 Assembly elections,” Geelani said in a More


Ramadan to begin on Thursday

Islamabad, July 9: Chairman of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Pakistan, Moulana Muneeb-ur-Rehman on Tuesday said that holy month of Ramadan would commence from Thursday.Addressing a news conference here Moulana said: “The Ramadan moon could not be sighted anywhere in Pakistan on Tuesday. The holy More





  • Briefs

Police foil NYC march

Srinagar, July 9: Police on Tuesday foiled National Youth Corps protest and detained scores of volunteers when they appeared near Civil Secretariat here.Reports said that scores o f NYC volunteers assembled More



  • National

‘Joint seat acceptance committee not to be implemented this year’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 9: The Centre's decision to constitute a 'joint seat acceptance committee' for admission to under-graduate programmes in IITs and NITs would not be implemented from this year due to delay More




  • Opinion

Getting Real on Kashmir

For the state’s separatist discourse, it is a sulk that has become strategy

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

The aftermath of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent visit to the state has caused a serious disappointment among a large section of population in Kashmir. It is not that people expected Singh, who More



  • GK Magazine

Who is the man of agencies!!!

En Rashid reacts to a remark made by Omar Abdullah in his recent interview with Greater Kashmir

RESPONSE

This is in reference to Omar Abdullah’s interview recently published in Greater Kashmir, in which he had alleged that Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) is a creation of New Delhi to divide public mandate in Kashmir More




  • Letters

Spend here

The state Government spends crores of rupees on helicopter visits by VVIPs but doesn't have budget for repairing roads like Choon Budgam road. The road has not been macadamized from the last 14 years. More



  • Editorial

Too late, too little

 Just as little over two months had remained for the last financial year to come to end, the state was still awaiting Rs 1900 crore special plan assistance from the centre. This year the plan allocation More



  • Business

2 yrs on, JK citizens yet to get Aadhaar card

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 9: Even as the Unique Identification Project, Aadhar, was launched in Jammu and Kashmir two years ago, not a single citizen has received the hi-tech multipurpose identity card in the state More



  • Sports

Kehwa Kings outplay Simula Bulls in rain hit match

Jumboo Gladiators Secures Low Scoring Thriller

JAMMU KASHMIR CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, July 9: Kehwa Kings and Jumboo Gladiators registered wins in the rain affected matches of 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League played at Boys Higher Secondary School Bijbehara, on Tuesday More



  • Kashmir

HEALTH DEPT FALLS ‘SICK’

In Absence Of Recruitment Rules; Juniors Rule Seniors; Minister Assures Remedy

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 9: Jammu and Kashmir may have received the ‘best state award’ in health sector, but was the Health department fit enough for the honour? The ground reports don’t suggest so. In absence of More



  • Srinagar City

5000 tourist arrivals a day and no loo on 11 Km Airport Road

PEOPLE SEEK VOHRA’S INTERVENTION

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 9:  Imagine a visitor driving down from Srinagar International Airport in a need to respond to nature’s call. But on this 11-KM long Airport Road, there’s no public loo.    More




  • Jammu

Rajouri youth killed in fake encounter?

HC Directs DM Kishtwar To Decide On Exhumation Of Body

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, July 9: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed District Magistrate Kishtwar to take a decision with regard to the plea of a Rajouri family seeking exhumation of a body, claimed by the police More



  • South Asia

Pakistan blocks Al-Jazeera website after Osama report leak

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, July 9: Pakistan today blocked the website of Al-Jazeera after it leaked a controversial report about al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's decade-long stay in the country before he was killed by More



  • World

Hazem el-Beblawi named new Egyptian Prime Minister

Cairo, July 9: Hazem el-Beblawi, a liberal economist and Egypt's former finance minister, was today appointed as the country's new Prime Minister in a transitional government as the interim President unveiled More




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