JK not releasing funds share under NRHM: Union Ministry

‘We Are Forced To Withhold Central Assistance’

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, July 4: The Jammu and Kashmir government’s failure to release its share for funds under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has forced the Union Health Ministry to withhold funding under the flagship program to the State, officials said Thursday.  “The State Government has More

Hajj 2013: Direct flights from Srinagar to Saudi this year

CM Reviews Arrangements, Announces Rs 50 Lakh For Free Vaccination

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 4: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is also Chairman of the State Hajj Committee, Thursday announced Rs 50 lakh grant to the Committee for providing free influenza vaccination to this year’s pilgrims. Reviewing the arrangements for Hajj-2013 at a meeting of the reconstituted More

High Court hears suggestions on amending anti-corruption act

Directs Chief Secretary To Furnish Report On Steps Taken To Amend 2006 Legislation

D A RASHID

Srinagar, July 4: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday directed the State Vigilance Commission to submit its report on recommendations for amending the JK prevention of Corruption Act to the Chief Secretary within a week. The court asked the Chief Secretary to submit status report in More

Bandipora water pollution: Locals petition Minister

‘NHPC, HCC Tunnels Emit Poisonous Water’

Srinagar, June 4: The people of Bandipora have alleged that the under-construction tunnels by Hindustan Construction Company and National Hydel Power Corporation (NHPC) emit poisonous and polluted water that has damaged crops worth lakhs while the environment and local population in the area face More

Geelani reiterates protest call against Sumbal killings

‘SHUT BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS FROM 12.30 TO 2.30 PM TODAY’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 4: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Syed Ali Geelani Thursday reiterated his call for peaceful demonstrations on Friday against the killing of two youth at Markandal Sumbal in Army firing and appealed people to suspend their activities and keep their business establishments closed More

Sumbal killings: Statements of 7 more persons recorded

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 4: Continuing with its investigations into the Sumbal killings, police have recorded statements of seven more people and asked Army to furnish the nominal role and list of civilian vehicles used during the operation in Markund village on Sunday.  Giving the details, a top police More

Omar slams Gulmarg ponnywalas

‘TheirTreatment With Tourists Not Up To The Standard’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Tangmarg, July 4: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday expressed his displeasure over the reports of uncalled for pressure tactics by the ponnywalas on tourists at the famous hill resort of Gulmarg, saying such a behavior is against the traditional hospitality of Kashmir.  More

Rajpori elected as Prez, Bhat Gen Secretary, Najar Chief Organizer
Srinagar, July 4: Elections of Jammu and Kashmir Electric Employees Union (JKEEU) were held here on Thursday, a spokesman of JKEEU said in a statement.  Abdul Salam Mir Rajpori was elected as President of the Union while Manzoor Ahmad Bhat was elected as General Secretary and Muhammad Maqbool More

Omar can't wash hands off innocent killings: Naeem Akhtar
Srinagar, July 4: Expressing abject dismay at the Chief Minister disowning the case related to the killing of two youth at Markandal near Sonawari in north Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday said Omar Abdullah couldn’t claim to be the chief minister and yet wash his hands off innocent More

Omar does not need certificate from BJP agents: Tanvir Sadiq
Srinagar, July 4: Omar Abdullah’s Political Secretary Tanvir Sadiq today lambasted the PDP saying that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah does not need certificate from “BJP run PDP agents” about his commitment to ensure peace, prosperity and security to the people of the state.“Omar Abdullah does not More

Work on Astanpora Achan WSS commences

SHOWKAT DAR

Pulwama, July 4: The PHE department has started work on the Astanpora Achan water supply scheme here in south Kashmir.  Pertinently, Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Uzma have been regularly highlighting the problems faced by the thousands of residents in absence of the potable water. 
More

Kashmiris studying outside JK safe: Habibullah

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 4: Chairman of the National Minority Commission (NCM) Wajahat Habibullah on Thursday said that in a democracy there is solution to every problem.   Addressing a one-day seminar on “Aspirations of Kashmiri Youth and their Accommodation” organized by J&K Youth Development More

JK bags awards for population stabilization, surgical, OPD services
Srinagar, July 4: The Jammu and Kashmir State has bagged three awards for best indicators in categories of population stabilization, outpatient services and indoor and surgical services in the country, an official spokesman said on Thursday.   He said the announcement in this regard More

93 DySPs promoted as Addl SPs

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 4: The Jammu and Kashmir Government today approved promotion of 93 Deputy Superintendents of Police to the rank Superintendent of Police (SP). Among them 46 belong to Kashmir Police Service (KPS) of 2001 batch and the rest are the officers who were appointed as Sub-Inspectors More

  • Kashmir

JK not releasing funds share under NRHM: Union Ministry

‘We Are Forced To Withhold Central Assistance’

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, July 4: The Jammu and Kashmir government’s failure to release its share for funds under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has forced the Union Health Ministry to withhold funding under More



  • Srinagar City

ADHERE TO NORMS OR FACE DE-RECOGNITION: DSEK TELLS PVT SCHOOLS

CEO directs ‘erring lot’ to ensure drinking water, washroom facilities

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 4: Taking serious note of public complaints that some leading private schools in the City were taking them for the ride, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir has directed the erring More




  • Jammu

BSF repatriates youth to Pak

Jammu, July 4: A Pakistani youth has been repatriated to his country, BSF officials said here Thursday. Muhmmad Asif was handed over to the Pakistani Rangers at Flag Meeting by the Border Security More



  • South Asia

Pakistan ends moratorium on executions

AGENCIES

Islamabad, July 4: Pakistan’s new government has ended a moratorium on executions, an official said on Thursday as Amnesty International raised concerns about a “shocking and retrograde step”. Under More



  • World

Sharif meets Chinese President

Seeks investment to revive economy

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, July 4: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today met Chinese President Xi Jinping and sought assistance in energy, transport and infrastructure projects, hoping that China will stand by its More



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