Kashmir gets lowest per capita plan allocation

No Takers In New Delhi For JK Govt’s ‘Discrimination’ Whimper


Srinagar, July 15: Pointing to a trend of unfair distribution of financial resources in Jammu and Kashmir, the per capita plan investment is lowest in Kashmir as compared to other regions of the state.While the government is making oft-repeated claims of ensuring equitable development of all the More

Omar dismayed over plan cut

Jammu, July 15: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday broke his silence over the low annual plan allocation to JK saying the government of India has not taken into consideration the financial constrains of the state.Chairing District Development Board (DDB) meeting of Jammu of which he is also the More

Govt to widen tax net

Multiple Service Charges On Power, Water, Sanitation, Health Facilities On Cards


Srinagar, July 15: Jammu and Kashmir Government is working out a plan to impose new taxes to recover ‘Operation and Maintenance (O&M)’ costs against services provided by different departments.In this regard, the departments concerned have been directed to formulate detailed action plan for More

Partial shutdown in old Srinagar

JK Police Deputes Team To Mumbai



Srinagar, July 15: Several parts of old Srinagar witnessed a spontaneous shutdown against the mysterious death of a local youth in Mumbai. The J&K Police said they will send a team led by Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) to Mumbai to investigate the death of Nawab Bazar youth that sparked More

Pellets take another youth’s eyesight

‘Policemen Fired At Me From Short Distance’


Srinagar, July 15: Ajaz (name changed) aspired to be an Economist but as his ill-fate had it, on Sunday he became another victim of deadly pellets fired by police at Nowhatta here which damaged both his eyes. Ajaz is studying Economics at New Delhi and had come to spend Ramadhan with family.Ajaz More

Army Chief reviews security situation


Srinagar, July 15: With spurt in militancy-related incidents from last some time, Army Chief General Bikram Singh Monday arrived on two day Kashmir and reviewed the overall security situation of state.Singh’s two-day visit assumes significance in the wake of number of militant attacks in Kashmir More

Government mulls extended autumn session of legislature

Will Convene All Party Meet To Evolve Consensus: Speaker


Jammu, July 15: Keeping in view the persistent demand of legislators, Jammu and Kashmir may this year have an extended autumn session of the Assembly, as compared to the usual precedence of convening short sessions in order to meet constitutional obligation.Sources in Civil Secretariat told Greater More

Raghavan appointed India’s HC in Pakistan


Islamabad, July 15: India's new High Commissioner to Pakistan, T C A Raghavan, Monday said measures should be taken to address the menace of terrorism.Speaking to the media after he crossed over to Pakistan via the Wagah land border, Raghavan said India wants good and friendly ties with Pakistan More

Chinars die silent death on Srinagar-Gulmarg road

R&B Department Chokes Heritage Trees During Road-Widening


Kawoosa, July 15: The death of about 20 mighty Chinars near Kawoosa spread over one kilometer stretch from Gagarpora Narbal to Mazhama Railway Flyover on Srinagar-Gulmarg road has put a big question mark on the tall claims of the government to protect the heritage tree.Kawoosa, the spot once famous More

  • Briefs

Teenage boy injured in explosion


Ganderbal, July 15: A teenage boy was injured  in an accidental blast at Kulan in Kangan area on Monday. Muhammad Sidiq Theekry, 14, was injured when he found some explosive substance and it More

  • National

Veil of secularism better than naked communalism: Cong


New Delhi, July 15: Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's "burqa (veil) of secularism" remark targeting the Congress has led to an open war of words with the latter not only countered the comment but More

  • Opinion

Bullying neighbours

Is India acting like a bully towards Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal and now Bhutan



A bully is the one who makes himself a terror to the weak or makes them feel defenceless. The bully, the dictionary says, could also be a blustering gallant, a swashbuckler, especially a person (or animal More

  • GK Magazine

Blessing in Disguise

In Kashmir, Azolla (mangole), a pollutant, can be put to a better use as livestock feed


We are witnessing equatic weeds growing profusely. Though these weeds are new to our fresh water bodies but they have been growing around the world since long and scientists have been working on to put More

  • Letters

Why cage?

This refers to the news item "Kashmir shuts to remember its martyrs" in which the people at the helm paid floral tributes to the martyrs of July 13,1931. If the mainstream politicians wanted to commemorate More

  • Editorial

Security of Youth

Security and safety of Kashmiri youth, studying or working in various parts of the country, has once again become a cause of deep concern.  On Sunday the news about death of Parvez Ahmed Teli of Kalamdanpora More

  • Business

RBI fines 22 banks, JK Bank included


Srinagar, July 15: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday imposed monetary penalty on 22 banks for violation of its instructions on Know Your Customer/Anti Money Laundering, etc.  The total fine More

  • Sports

Sachdeva Leopards overpower Surya Risers


Srinagar, July 15: Showing its strength in both batting and bowling department, Sachdeva Leopards on Monday defeated Surya Risers by 13 runs in the high scoring match of 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier More

  • Kashmir

Kishenganga pollution: Bandipora residents take to streets against NHPC


Pazalpora (Bandipora), July 15: People in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district and its adjoining villages are up in arms against the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) which is executing the More

  • Srinagar City

Stray parking, Traffic Police inaction furthers congestion

Vehicles outside malls add to mess


Srinagar, July 15: As if the narrowness of Srinagar roads wasn’t enough for traffic jams that police allows vehicles to remain parked on the busy motorways –worsening the mess.Scores of vehicles are seen More

  • Jammu

Congress to push for ‘Food Ordinance’ in JK


Jammu, July 15: Congress in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to press for the implementation of UPA government’s ambitious National Food Security Ordinance, providing poor people the legal right to food, on More

  • South Asia

Jamaat Supremo gets 90 yrs jail sentence

Dhaka, July 15: Jamaat-e-Islami's 91-year-old supremo Ghulam Azam was today sentenced to 90-year in jail by a special Bangladeshi tribunal for masterminding atrocities during the country's 1971 war of More

  • GKeducation&career

Cracking Competitive Exams

Here’re some tips to crack competitive exams



Today's world is a world of competition. A student needs to prepare in advance and move on with a solid strategy and strong perseverance. Gone are the days when percentage mattered and was the only criteria More

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