In JK, NHPC fails to light up catchment areas

Scheme For Free Power From Central Power Stations Yet To Take Off; PDD Completed Formalities In 2011

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, July 17: A major program to lighten up areas falling in peripheries of power stations owned by the Central Public Selling Utilities (CPSU) is yet to take off in Jammu and Kashmir owing to the alleged indifferent attitude of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). Even More

Kashmir Train: Whose baby is passengers’ safety?

Officials Allow Excess Users To ‘Paint Rosy Picture Of Service’

SHOWKAT DAR

Pulwama, July 17: The newly-started train service from Banihal and Baramulla and vice-versa is proving to be more of a bane than boon. Reason: the unbridled inflow of passengers on board, which is threatening the life of the rail users. While many Indian states have categorically restricted More

Extortion gang busted in Islamabad
Srinagar July 17: Anantnag (Islamabad) police busted an extortionist gang in Dooru area that was planning to orchestrate “subversion on the highway,” police said Wednesday. According to a police handout, a reported movement of unknown individuals along with AK 47 rifles was noticed in Dooru More

EMPOWERED, KARGIL HILL COUNCIL BRACES UP FOR CRUCIAL POLLS

Govt Issues Election Notification, Hectic Lobbying Begins For Top Posts

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 17: A day after getting the nod for more powers from the J&K government, Kargil is bracing up for the crucial elections to its Hill Development Council. The polls are slated for August 22. Hectic lobbying has already begun in the district with major political parties already in More

CET mess up: High Court to open BOPEE report today

Senior Counsel Bashir Ahmad Bashir Asked To Act As Amicus Curie

D A RASHID

Srinagar, July 17: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court will Thursday open the sealed envelope containing report of the probe conducted by the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) into the paper leak of the Common Entrance Test (CET) -2013.  A division bench of the High Court comprising More

Life sentences to Kashmiri youth draw flak

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 17: Kolkata court awarding life sentence to two Kashmiri youth, Sheikh Imran of Karfali Mohalla and Sheikh Farhat of Bemina, has evoked sharp reaction from separatist and mainstream camps in Kashmir.       Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz More

Lawyers to abstain from work on Friday
Srinagar, July 17: The High Court Bar Association (HCBA) on Wednesday condemned the awarding of life sentences to two Kashmiri youth Imran and Farhat and as a mark of protest it has decided to abstain from work on July 19, 2013 Friday.   In a statement here a HCBA spokesman said: “An extraordinary More

Geelani resents more powers to LHC

‘GoI, state govt conspiring to wipe out Kashmir’s identity’

Srinagar, July 17: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday accused Government of India and state government of formulating a long term strategy to wipe the identity of Kashmir. “Allocation of more powers to Ladakh Hill Council (LHC) is a step forward to divide J&K More

PDP does not believe in emotional slogans: Mehbooba
Noorabad (Islamabad), July 17: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said her party does not believe in political exploitation through emotional slogans but has contributed to political and economic development of the state without ever shifting its stand More

BOPEE qualified Patwar trainees seek jobs

‘We left private jobs, degrees; many nearing age-limit’

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, July 17: Candidates who had passed examination for the post of Patwari and gone through the training, today said that authorities are asking them to again appear in an examination and to wait for recruitment process under Service Selection Board.“We had qualified the all requisite examinations More

2 months on, Govt yet to act against ZEO
Srinagar, July 17: More than two months after a female teacher leveled serious allegations against the Zonal Education Officer Rohama, the state government is yet to act against the officer even as inquiry report stands submitted to the School Education Department two weeks ago.In May this year More

2 die, 4 injured in road accidents
Srinagar July 17: Two persons died and four others were injured in different road accidents across Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.  A Maruti Car (No. JK02AT/ 1075) collided with a Tipper ( No. JK03/1604) at K P Road Paibugh in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district resulting in injuries to More

Never advocated revocation or continuation of AFSPA: Soz

KHALID GUL

Islamabad, July 17: J&K Pradesh Congress Committee Chief (JKPCC) Saif-u-din Soz, Wednesday clarified that he has ‘never advocated either revocation or continuation of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).’ “It appeared in certain section of media that I have said More

Kashmiris facing persecution: Mirwaiz
Srinagar July 17: Chairman of Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has termed the ‘mysterious murders’ of innocent Kashmiris as a part of continuous policy of political vendetta. Rubbishing the claims of Mumbai police regarding the mysterious death of Nawab bazaar youth, Parvaiz Ahmad Teli, Mirwaiz More

TELI’S FAMILY REJECTS MUMBAI POLICE VERSION

Stage protest, demands justice

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, July 17: Rejecting Mumbai police version that Parvaiz Ahmad Teli of Nawab Bazar died in a train accident in Mumbai, scores of people from his locality including family members and relatives staged a protest here at Press Enclave.   Teli, who ran handicrafts business in Bangalore More

Dogs unleash terror in Kupwara

Canines bite 12 persons

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, July 17: At least 12 persons including two minors were bitten by stray dogs at Chalgund area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday. Witnesses said the stray dogs unleashed terror by biting 12 persons including two minors at Chalgund Kupwara. The injured have been identified as More

HC bans constructions within 200 meters of Lidder

D A RASHID

Srinagar, July 17: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday banned constructions within a radius of 200 meters along either side of banks of Lidder Nallah in Islamabad district of South Kashmir.A division bench of High Court comprising Justices Virender Singh and Justice Muzaffar Hussain More

  • Kashmir

In JK, NHPC fails to light up catchment areas

Scheme For Free Power From Central Power Stations Yet To Take Off; PDD Completed Formalities In 2011

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, July 17: A major program to lighten up areas falling in peripheries of power stations owned by the Central Public Selling Utilities (CPSU) is yet to take off in Jammu and Kashmir owing to the More



  • Srinagar City

Forget flyover, Chana Pora-Ram Bagh road gets more potholes

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 17: Forget the government assurance of constructing flyover on this congested road, the Chana Pora-Ram Bagh motorway is getting more of potholes with each passing day as the Roads and Buildings More




  • Jammu

Bafa, Jagga to continue as PDP state secretaries

Jammu, July 17: Thakur Balbir Singh, General Secretary of PDP, on Wednesday said that veteran leader Hussain Ali Bafa and Jagjit Singh Jagga would continue to function as state secretaries of the People More



  • South Asia

Jamaat leader in Bangladesh sentenced to death

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Dhaka, July 17: A top leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party was sentenced to death today by a special Bangladeshi tribunal for committing "crimes against humanity" and unleashing ruthless militias on unarmed More



  • PaK

Practice of receiving federal ministers at Kohala draws flak

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, July 17: AJK Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed has asked five members of his cabinet to receive Federal Minister for Kashmir affairs Birjees Tahir at Kohala bridge on his maiden visit More



  • Gk Features

Heart disease in Children and Adolescents

A major public health issue!

Heart to Heart

UPENDRA KAUL

Children with heart disease, is a big burden on the society and their diagnosis and timely management is our responsibility. Most of them if picked early in life can be corrected to a great extent.These More



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