• TOP STORIES

Fire in Secretariat annexe

Crucial Records, Service Books Of 300 Employees Destroyed; Probe Ordered

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, July 11: Fire engulfed a two-storey wooden annexe at Civil Secretariat here on Thursday, destroying official records of various departments. The blaze created panic in the area and also led to scuffle between employees and CRPF personnel. Government has ordered a time-bound inquiry into More


JK fails to retrieve prized Delhi land from Army

96 Kanals At Rajaji Marg Under Occupation Of Defence Ministry Since 1946

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, July 11: In a setback to the J&K government’s efforts to retrieve its multi-crore rupees assets outside the State, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has conveyed its inability to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to vacate 96 kanals of land belonging to the Jammu and Kashmir government More


Energy continues to drain JK’s resources

State’s Electricity Purchase Bill Rs 4000 Crore for 2012-13; Local Production Dismal

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, July 11: J&K continues to lose its scarce financial resources on mounting power purchases. During the last fiscal, the State government spent around Rs 4000 crore, Rs 247 crore higher that the preceding year, on power purchases.As per the figures projected by the State government before More


DAMAGED ROADS BLOT PAHALGAM BEAUTY

Circuit Road, Larkipora Road In Need Of Immediate Attention

KHALID GUL

Pahalgam, July 11: The circuit road, one of the vital road links leading to the hutment area in this South Kashmir tourist resort, is in shambles causes tremendous inconvenience to the locals and tourists.“Many luxury huts of Tourism, Forest, PDA, JKTDC, PDD and PHE are located in the circuit More


Health Department amending rules to fill top posts

Requirement Of PG Degree As Eligibility To Be Removed

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, July 11: Facing acute shortage of eligible doctors for filling up top administrative posts, Jammu and Kashmir Health Department is contemplating to amend its Recruitment Rules.If sources within the department are to be believed, the proposal to amend the Rules, framed decades ago, is at More


Ramadhan begins in JK

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 11: The holy month of Ramadhan begun in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday with religious fervor.In the summer capital and other districts, all the eateries including hotels, restaurants and tea-stalls remained closed since morning. People were seen buying fruits, juices and other delicious More


Hi-tech surveillance system for LoC in offing

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, July 11: Army's Northern Command Headquarters has floated tenders for the purchase of six Border Surveillance Management Systems (BSMS) for deployment in Jammu and Kashmir.“A surveillance system is required which can cater to Indian Army's peacetime requirements, both during day and night More





  • Briefs

Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh passes away

Srinagar, July 11: Ghulam Muhammad  Sheikh proprietor of Sheikh News Agency passed away after a brief spell of illness in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district on Wednesday.  Hundreds of people More



  • News

Persons can't fight polls for legislative bodies from jail: SC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 11: A person, who is in jail or in police custody, cannot contest election to legislative bodies, the Supreme Court has held, bringing to an end an era of undertrial politicians fighting More




  • Opinion

The murder of democracy

Mursi's ouster is a telling story of political terror

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

 An Egyptian military Chief General Abdel Fattah Alsisi was announcing ouster of Dr Muhammad Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood government and, in its place, bringing in Egypt’s chief justice Adly Mansour More




  • Letters

Reading habits

This refers to declining habit of book reading. It’s heartening that Chairman HE LP Foundation Nighat Shafi has decided to start a new era in book reading. It includes not only story books but books that More



  • Friday Focus

Ramadan Speaks

PROF G R MALIK

 After one year I am back but find you, unfortunately, in the same sad plight in which I had left you a year ago. Nay, things have worsened. The world of Islam is in a virtual shambles. Fratricidal More



  • Business

Absence of Aadhaar keeps JK from DBT scheme

GK CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, July 11: The absence of Aadhaar cards in Jammu and Kashmir would make introduction of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme in the state unlikely, experts here said. As the centre government More



  • Sports

Arshad Khawaja secures win for Kehwa Kings in a thriller

Simula Beat Sachdeva Leopards

J&K CORPORATE PREMIERE LEAGUE

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, July 11: The second HDFC man of the match performance by Arshad Khawaja secured the second successive win for Kehwa Kings in the 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premiere League match against Jumboo More



  • Kashmir

8 yrs on, JK’s e-governance nowhere in sight

Rs 53-Crore SWAN Project Stuck In Hitches

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 11:  All efforts by the Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure e-governance in the Sate seem to be going in vain as major schemes funded by the Government of India have been grounded More



  • Srinagar City

Srinagar takes lead, bans sale of tobacco products near hospitals

DM for closure of shops selling cigarette, Gutkha to children

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 11: Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Thursday became the first district in the country to ban sale of tobacco products within 100 yards of premises of all hospitals in More




  • Gk Features

Papier-mâché – Kashmir’s fading art

The quality of papier-mâché products available in the market has deteriorated over the years

LOSING SHEEN

NAUSHEEN NASEER

A white vintage building overlooking a small park lined with centuries’ old trees stands out on the banks of the Jhelum. Inside, a staircase leads up to an antique papier-mâché shop on The Bund. The walls More




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