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Government renders key institutions dysfunctional

Administrative Anarchism Mars Delivery Of Services With Mounting Headless Bodies

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, July 3: Inordinate delay by the State government in making key appointments has left several prestigious institutions of the headless for over the past 18 months.  Absence of fulltime heads at key positions has not only paralyzed functioning of these organizations, but is also causing More


HC takes note of CET mess

Treats GK Reports As PIL; Issues Notices To CS, BOPEE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, July 3: Taking suo-moto cognizance of news reports in Greater Kashmir on leakage and cancellation of papers in Common Entrance Test (CET),   the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday treated the report as Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and initiated proceedings against the State More


Despite Apex Court guidelines, unregistered pilgrims galore

State Infrastructure Burdened To Brink

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, July 3: Despite the Supreme Court directives to the State and Central governments to streamline Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, thousands of unfit and unregistered pilgrims have managed entry into the State, putting extra burden on the infrastructure here.According to sources, more More


Unregistered Yatris won’t be allowed: Omar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 3: Taking strong exception to the reports of thousands of unregistered pilgrims thronging the Amarnath Yatra base camps in Pahalgam and Sonamarg, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said the authorities won’t allow any unregistered pilgrims to Amarnath and Vaishnodevi shrines.
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Authorities foil Sumbal Chalo

Restrictions, Shutdown, Clashes In Bandipora; Scores Injured, Dozens Detained

MIR TARIQ /SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Bandipora/Srinagar, July 3: Authorities on Wednesday foiled the Sumbal Chalo call given by the Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, by imposing restrictions in several parts of Bandipora and Ganderbal districts. Around 10 people were injured in clashes in both the districts while as police More


CM evasive on action

‘Probe On, Won’t Go Into Details’

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, July 3: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday refused to answer whether the Army personnel involved in Sunday’s killing of two youth in Bandipora will be punished or not.“I think you should pose this question to Army,” Omar told reporters on the sidelines of a function at SKICC here More





  • Briefs

Akhoon flags off Kargil-Jammu bus service

Kargil, July 3:- For the first time in the history of JK, the J&K State Road Transport Corporation started its Kargil-Jammu Bus Service from today. The bus service was flagged off by the Advisor More



  • National

Union Cabinet sanctions Rs 710 cr for JK roads

New Delhi, July 3: The union cabinet Wednesday gave a special sanction of Rs.710 crore to build roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the border state of Jammu and Kashmir, a statement More




  • Opinion

The Dead,the End!

We die and that is the end to it; can’t be.

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

All expressions of anger and grief aside, Kashmir is effectively a case of “mute helplessness in the face of death.” Our lives are for them to lay hands on, anytime. They can kill - whenever, where ever More



  • GK Readings

Presenting Ghani to the world

It shows the work of international standard can be produced by Kashmiris

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

Title: The Captured Gazelle: The Poems of Ghani Kashmiri Trans:  Mufti Mudasir and Nusrat Bazaz. Introduction: Mufti Mudasir Penguin Classics, June 2013.  Every moment it seeks to slip More




  • Letters

Paradox this

This refers to the killings of two innocent youths by the army personnel. First they do it, then they feel sad. That is a pradox. Shabeer Ahmad shabeersheeraz@gmail.com More



  • Editorial

Fresh Indo-Pak Engagement

India and Pakistan are drawing up a fresh calendar for the resumption of talks. The meeting between the foreign minister Salman Khurshid and Sartaj Aziz, the advisor to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz More



  • Business

JK banks on PM’s ‘assurance’ to bag `8050 cr plan

Annual Plan 2013-14

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, July 3: The State Government is banking on the “assurance” of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to secure Rs 8,050 crore annual plan for Jammu and Kashmir this year.  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah More



  • Sports

Srinagar lifts U-19 DYSS basketball title

Kargil, July 3: Srinagar lifted Inter-District Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) Basketball Under-19 Boys title defeating District Budgam at Basket Ball Court Khree Sultan Choo Sports Stadium More



  • Kashmir

Make documents on pacts with NHPC public: CIC to Govt

Salal, Dul Hasti agreements not with us: PDD

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, July 3: In a significant judgment, the J&K’s Chief Information Commissioner GR Sufi Wednesday directed the Power Development Department (PDD) to make public the copies of agreements by the More



  • Srinagar City

DESPITE SoS TO EXTEND NO-ENTRY TIMINGS, TIPPER TERROR PERSISTS

Police, civil admin sleeps on public appeals; Schoolchildren feel ‘most insecure’

FOLLOW UP

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 3: Despite concerns that tippers venture into City when most of the people are still out on roads in the evening hours, the police and the civil administration has failed to extend the No More




  • Jammu

Situation on border with Pak tense: Army

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jhangar (Rajouri), July 3: Firing, ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts from across the border have increased and the situation along the LoC is tense, the Army said today. "The situation More



  • South Asia

7 killed in drone strike in northwest Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Peshawar, July 3: At least seven people were killed when a US drone strike tonight targeted a militant compound and a vehicle in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal region close to the Afghan border.  More



  • Gkeducation&Career

Reforming the Examination System

There’s a need to improve teaching-learning processes in our educational institutions

EXAMINATION

FAHEEM IQBAL SHAYIQ

Examination occupies a central position in our educational system. Examination scheme influences the classroom practices to a large extent as the classroom practices are considered to be a ‘means to an More




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