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Government to defer Municipal elections

ULB Polls May Be Held Only After Assembly Elections; My Department Is Ready: Jora

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, July 6: Uncertainty continues over the conduct of Urban Local Body polls in Jammu and Kashmir, due since February 2010, despite the Urban Development Department having communicated to the State Government about its readiness to hold the exercise.Revision of electoral rolls, parliamentary More


Mufti pins hope on Nawaz Sharif

Says Kashmir Should Be Focus Of Indo-Pak Dialogue

Kupwara, July 6: Observing that Nawaz Sharif’s coming to power will script a new chapter of peace and normalcy in Indo-Pak relations, patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today said that strengthening of democracy in Pakistan is a positive development which would help in More


Govt sleeps over removing deadwood from administration

Fate Of Crucial Panel Unknown; Chief Secretary Says It’s Long-Drawn Process

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 6: A special drive launched in 2011 to remove deadwood from State administration has fallen flat as government has seemingly slept over the issue.A panel was constituted in May 2011 to recommend the names of non-performing and corrupt officers in May 2011. The panel was headed by More


Police fears recycling of ex-militants

‘Security Agencies Asked To Maintain Vigil On Them’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar July 6: With surge in militancy related incidents in Kashmir, security agencies are investigating the recycling angle of the former militants.Accordingly, security agencies have been asked to maintain tight vigil on the released militants so that they don’t get recycled.Independent More


JK’s VIPs fly in outdated helicopters, want new one

2001, 2006 Model Choppers Over-Burdened: Capt Katoch

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 6: In a major concern for Jammu and Kashmir government, the state continues to ferry VVIPs including Governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his cabinet colleagues in two ‘outdated’ helicopters putting their lives at risk. Interestingly, the move to buy a third helicopter More


3 suppliers get interim bail

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, July 6: Three distributors and medical suppliers facing charges for supply of spurious drugs to government-run hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir were granted interim bail by a court here Saturday.Special Judge Anti-corruption Jammu Puneet Gupta granted interim bail to Ashok Kumar Raina, Amardeep More





  • Briefs

GAD organizes CBP at Kupwara

Kupwara, July 6: A daylong Capacity Building Programme (CBP) for officers was conducted by the Public Services Management Cell (PSMC) of General Administration Department (GAD) at Kupwara under the chairmanship More



  • National

JeI Hind demands to expose all involved in case

ISHRAT JAHAN FAKE ENCOUNTER

New Delhi, July 6: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Saturday congratulated Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the honest probe into the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter.  “Countering lots of pressures, CBI More




  • Opinion

Bijbehara Boy

No politics,Pervez is a story of pure talent

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

The young cricketer of the valley, Pervez Rasool is all set to perform on international level. He will be a new face in the team to play Zimbabwe in the forthcoming ODI series. He never knew he will make More



  • GK Magazine

Begging bowl syndrome: who bells the cat?

As NC, PDP, PC, etc. brace for 2014 elections, the critical question is how these parties will address J&K’s growing economic dependence

DATELINE SRINAGAR

ARJIMAND HUSSAIN TALIB

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah talked some frank economics on Thursday at Tangmarg. While emphasising the need for economic self reliance of Jammu & Kashmir, he advocated revenue generation investment 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



  • Gk Features

TOSA MAIDAN – In the line of fire

Tosa Maidan firing range is not only putting at risk the lives of people but also endangering the surrounding environment and aquatic life

MATTER OF CONCERN

TAHA MIRANI

Every year with the onset of summer government issues a fresh notification to 16 adjoining villages of Tosa Maidan, asking them to stay indoors.  A rich pasture located in central Kashmir’s Budgam More



  • Business

Treasuries run dry in Kashmir

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar,July 6: A dismal scenario of funds is evident in Kashmir as government treasuries are dry with non-availability of funds. Sources told Greater Kashmir that treasuries across Kashmir are having More



  • Sports

Parvez Rasool overwhelmed by well-wishes, support

To join NCA Bangalore today

Srinagar, July 6: A day after becoming first cricketer from the state to be selected for Team India’s tour of Zimbabwe, all-rounder Parvez Rasool said he is overwhelmed by the well-wishes and the support More



  • Kashmir

Police produce challan in Gulzar Bhat case

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar July 6: Police on Saturday produced a challan against fake faith healer Gulzar Bhat in the court of Judicial Magistrate Budgam. The 42-year-old Gulzar Bhat was arrested on May 25 by police More



  • Srinagar City

JORA LAYS FOUNDATION OF INTEGRATED DRAINAGE SYSTEM AT BEMINA

Minister Dedicates Chinar Community Hall to people

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 6: Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora Saturday said that efforts are on to redeem the Bemina Housing Colony by upgrading basic facilities, like drainage More




  • Jammu

Fresh tremor jolts Bhaderwah

GAZI TAK

Bhaderwah, July 6: A fresh tremor of 4.9 intensity recorded on Richter scale jolted Bhaderwah and its adjoining areas on Saturday evening, creating a fresh wave of panic among the local residents.  More



  • World

'Massacre of Muslims in Myanmar ignored'

TODD PITMAN

Meikhtila, Myanmar, July 6: Their bones are scattered in blackened patches of earth across a hillside overlooking the wrecked Islamic boarding school they once called home. Smashed fragments of skulls More




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