• TOP STORIES

China defends Ladakh incursion

Asks India To Maintain ‘Status-Quo’ On LAC Till Final Settlement

K J M VARMA

Beijing, July 10: Virtually defending the latest incursion by the PLA in the Chumar sector in Ladakh, China Wednesday said its troops were patrolling on its side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and asserted that “status quo” should not be changed pending a final settlement.“I have seen the More


‘Freeze development in disputed area’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 10: China has proposed freezing of infrastructure development along the border under a new pact but it is set to be rejected by India which is in the process of building infrastructure along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).China has made the proposal as part of the Border Defence More


JK to plug ‘breach’ in PRC issuance

Revenue Dept Moots Fresh Proposal To Streamline Mechanism

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 10: In a bid to ensure that no outsider is able to obtain a Permanent Resident Certificate, the J&K government has mooted a fresh proposal to streamline the PRC issuance mechanism. The move assumes significance in the backdrop of reports that some outsiders have managed PRCs in More


‘VO wasting HC time’

Vigilance Commissioner, GAD Secretary Directed To Appear In Person

D A RASHID

Srinagar, July 10: Jammu Wing of the State High Court Wednesday directed Commissioner/Secretary General Administration Department and Vigilance Commissioner to appear in person in the Court in a case in which the Vigilance Organization had challenged release of property of a person attached under More


Ashraf Mir is prez FCIK

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 10: Muhammad Ashraf Mir has been elected as president Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK). Mir succeeds Zahoor Ahmad Bhat who successfully completed his two-year term.Mir, a Science Graduate, was previously Senior Vice President of the Federation. He has successfully More


Learned lesson from Hyderpora attack: GOC 15 Corps

‘Army Focusing On Intelligence’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 10: General Officer Commanding 15 Corps, Lt General Gurmit Singh Wednesday said that Army learnt a lesson from June 24 militant attack in Hyderpora area of Srinagar in which eight soldiers were killed.Addressing his first press conference here after taking over as GOC Chinar Corps More


Government fails to realize tourism potential of Aru

No Infrastructure Facilities For Visitors, Locals

KHALID GUL

Aru (Pahalgam), July 10: Despite the government claims of promoting tourism in untapped destinations of the State, the picturesque South Kashmir resort of Aru, near Pahalgam, has not seen any such efforts from the establishment. The destination is devoid of all infrastructure facilities, causing tremendous More


No compromise with national interest: Cong

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 10: Congress today dismissed suggestions that it was making any compromise with national interests due to coalition compulsions in Jammu and Kashmir and that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's recent remarks echo separatist line.“A coalition does not sidestep national interests at More


Summer vacation from July 15

Srinagar, July 10: Government Wednesday announced summer vacations in all government institutions including recognized private schools up to higher secondary level (falling in Kashmir Division and winter zone of Jammu Division) from July 15 to July 24.Announcing this, Director School Education Mir More





  • Briefs

CM meets Governor

Srinagar, July 10: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called on Governor N N Vohra, at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday evening.The Chief Minister briefed the Governor about the discussions which he had with the More



  • News

MPs, MLAs will be disqualified from date of conviction: SC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 10: In a landmark judgement that could cleanse Parliament and Assemblies of criminals, the Supreme Court today struck down a provision in the electoral law that protects a convicted lawmaker More




  • Opinion

The Cairo Convulsions

It's a coup no doubt, but there are complexities underneath

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

This week's biggest news was obviously the military take over in the Egypt. Barely a year old Freedom and Justice Party's government, led by Muhammed Morsi, was brought down in an army coup following a More



  • GK Readings

Reading G. N. Gowhar

It is time we celebrate our contemporaries

MUHAMMED MAROOF

Kashmir has produced mystical philosophers of the Stature of Sankara and Nagarjuna or Aquianas, literary critics of the first rank and aestheticians of world fame in whose name great centers are being More




  • Letters

Political Nostalgia

This week's Nostalgia by ZGM (GK July 7,2013) is in essence a pin prick to leadership then and now. One can only admire the way the author has reminded us the hera keri of leadership then and being repeated More



  • Editorial

Chinese Come Again

THERE has been one more transgression by Chinese troops in Chumar sector in Ladakh. This time they have vandalized the Indian army bunkers and also dismantled surveillance camera mounted by Indian side More



  • Business

Professor-student duo invent unique hydro turbine in Kashmir

BARKA runs on simple river water flow

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, July 10: Necessity is the mother of invention is what the two Kashmiris have proved by inventing a unique hydro turbine. After being fed up with the unscheduled power cuts in Kashmir “we decided More



  • Sports

CM re-constitutes State Sports Council

Srinagar, July 10: The J&K State Sports Council has been re-constituted following the approval by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is also President of the Council. Formal orders were issued More



  • Kashmir

Amnesty International for repeal of PSA in JK

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 10: Human Rights watchdog Amnesty International India on Wednesday urged the authorities to repeal the Public Safety Act (PSA) and end the system of administrative detention in Jammu and More



  • Srinagar City

BISCOE RESPONDS TO ‘MAMMOTH LAND LEASE ARREARS’

Admin mulls reservation for underprivileged at schools on Nazool land

Follow UP

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 10: Prompted by the show cause notice served for failing to clear “mammoth land lease arrears”,  the Tyndale Biscoe and Mallinson School authorities appeared before the administration More




  • Jammu

Another accused surrenders before court

SPURIOUS DRUGS SCAM

Jammu, July 10: Another accused in infamous spurious drugs scam surrendered before a court here on Wednesday. The accused, Mukesh Aggarwal Proprietor M/s Suraj Enterprises, was wanted in the case More



  • GKeducation&career

Kashmir University or 10-Janpath?

The University of Kashmir is posing a new challenge to regional parties in J&K,particularly National Conference

MATTER OF CONCERN

ABID BASHIR

Had National Conference founder Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah been alive, he would not allow so many things to happen that his progeny is otherwise permitting. There is a reason to it: who would like to see More




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