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Ladakh inches closer to Union Territory status

JK Govt Devolves More Powers To Hill Councils; Agrees To Separate Police Range

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 16: Ladakh today inched closer to achieving the Union Territory (UT) status as the National Conference-Congress coalition government headed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah conceded to the crucial demands of Leh and Kargil Autonomous Hill Development Councils by agreeing to grant a separate More


2 KASHMIRIS GET LIFE SENTENCE IN KOLKATA

Family To File Revision Petition In High Court

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 16: Two Kashmiris were awarded life sentence on Monday by Sessions Court in Kolkata for allegedly smuggling ammunition for militants in Kashmir.The families as well as the lawyer of the accused expressed dissatisfaction over the judgment and have decided to appeal in the High Court More


Delhi persecuting Kashmiris: Malik

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 16: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday accused New Delhi of “persecuting Kashmiris on frivolous charges to quell their peaceful struggle for right to self-determination.”Malik expressed strong resentment over the life imprisonment More


Hajj to be costly

Saudi Companies Plan Massive Price Hike

GK MONITORING DESK

Jeddah, July 16: The Saudi government’s decision to reduce the number of foreign and domestic pilgrims this year will cause the cost of Hajj to increase by over 35 percent.Saad Al-Qurashi, a member of the Hajj and Umrah Committee at the Makkah Chamber for Commerce and Industry, said that the cost More


Govt seeks Gous-un-Nissa’s APRs from High Court

APPOINTMENT OF SVC MEMBER

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, July 16: Moving a step further on the appointment of former Principal District and Sessions Judge, Gous-un-Nissa Jeelani as member of the State Vigilance Commission (SVC), the Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday sought her Annual Performance Reports (APR) from the State High Court.
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‘Incidents like Bandipora won’t be repeated’

Army Chief Assures Omar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 16: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said Army has assured that incidents like Bandipora killings won’t be repeated in future.Army Chief General Bikram Singh Tuesday called on the Chief Minister here and both discussed several issues including revocation of Armed Forces Special More





  • Briefs

HC quashes 5 PSA detention orders

Srinagar, July 16: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention orders under the Public Safety Act against five detainees including Tehreek-e-Hurriyat district president Shopian. Ayaz Akbar More



  • National

SC concerned over assault in jails

ASKS CENTRE, J&K TO INFORM IT ABOUT PREVENTIVE MEASURES

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 16: Incidents of attack on foreign prisoners have "international ramifications", Supreme Court today said asking the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government to apprise it of steps to ensure More




  • Opinion

An Arab Democracy

A government by the people, of the military,for the west

Point of view

RIYAZ AHMAD

The overthrow of Egyptian president Morsi by army has triggered an industry of analyses, with most of it centring around the inability of the political Islam to govern. Which may be true but the argument More



  • GK Health

Wishing your baby a healthy heart

Arshad Bhat, GK Izhar Wani Internee, talks with Dr. Khalid Mohiuddin on fetal echocardiography

HELLO DOCTOR

What is your expertise?I am an interventional cardiologist and a cardiac electro physiologist, besides I have special interest in clinical evaluation and the management of pre-natal and post-natal heart More




  • Letters

Kashmiri Handicrafts

This is in response to your feature titled "who cares for Kashmiri Handicrafts carried on 12.07.2013.The Department of Handicrafts is playing a pivotal role in safe guarding the interests of the handicraft More



  • Editorial

Skewed Allocations

That the per capita plan investment in Kashmir is lowest as compared to two other regions of the state— Jammu and Ladakh— is worrisome to say the least. There seems to be a pattern to this method of allocations More



  • Business

Night landing facility at Srinagar Int’l Airport brings joy to tourism fraternity

Say it will promote corporate, international tourist arrivals to Kashmir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 16: Tourism fraternity of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh today hailed the defence ministry decision to allow night landing facility at Srinagar International Airport up to 10 PM.  Terming More



  • Sports

Surya Risers crush Kanwal Tigers in their den

92. 7 BIG FM-J&K CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE

Srinagar, July 15: The huge home support for Kanwal Tigers on Tuesday did not stop Surya Risers from outplaying the home side in a one-sided encounter of 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League at More



  • Kashmir

584 unlicensed, unauthorised drug shops operate in JK

Untrained Drug Sellers, Staff Pose Threat To Patients

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 16: The sale of medicines in unlicensed and unauthorized drug shops is posing severe threat to the people of Jammu and Kashmir as around 584 such shops operate in the state, officials documents More



  • Srinagar City

Of incomplete district development projects, and meetings after meetings

Road widening, flyover constructions pending for years; Footpath narrowing on; Coalition Govt satisfied

M HYDERI

Srinagar, July 16: If proper road connectivity is vital for development, Srinagar is lagging far behind. Not only because of narrow and congested motorways awaiting widening for years, but the failure More




  • Jammu

Only 34% population in JK has access to safe drinking water

Flagship Schemes Fail To Deliver On Ground

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, July 16: Only 34 percent people in Jammu and Kashmir have access to safe drinking water while remaining 66 percent use water from hand-pumps, rivers, canals, ponds and springs. Sources said More



  • South Asia

Pakistan to hold presidential election on August 6

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, July 16: The election to choose the next Pakistan President will be held on August 6, over a month earlier than expected, in a move seen as an attempt to hasten the exit of incumbent Asif Ali More



  • GKeducation&career

Cracking Competitive Exams

Here’re some tips to crack competitive exams

PREPARATION

ABRAR UL MUSTAFA

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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