Rx: No Ban For 3 Months

JK ‘Shelves’ Ban On Private Practice By Doctors For Now


Srinagar, May 31: Treading cautiously, the State Cabinet Friday put on hold the decision to ban private practice of faculty in Government Medical and Dental Colleges and associated hospitals for three months till infrastructure is put in place for successfully running evening clinics in the government More

JK flouts codal norms to ‘utilize working season’

Non-Allocation Of Plan Forces State To Disregard Formalities


Jammu, May 31: Despite being reprimanded by the Planning Commission of India, Jammu and Kashmir government has overlooked codal formalities to ensure that short working season in most parts of the State is not wasted pending finalization of annual plan.In the latest events, the State Planning More

Mirwaiz to UNSC: Probe ‘enforced disappearances’


Srinagar, May 31: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday urged the United Nation’s Security Council to conduct an impartial probe into enforced disappearances in Kashmir through the International Court of Justice.“Security forces have crossed all limits to suppress the More

Scary silence in scenic Zanskar

Muslims Face ‘Social Boycott’, Cries For Help Fade Away


Padam (Zanskar), May 31: A scary silence catches the attention of everyone here. Fear flows with the dust as cool breeze greets visitors in this picturesque town called Padam in Zanskar Valley. The memories of the gory episode that took place here in September last year is fresh among the miniscule More

Gunfight in Pulwama, 1 militant killed


Pulwama, May 31: A militant was killed in an encounter that started at Mehlura area between militants and security forces on Friday afternoon.Police sources said on specific information, Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles and J&K police cordoned off Mehlura village, 18 kms from Pulwama town, at around More

Pakistan IWC panel inspects River Jhelum


Srinagar, May 31: A high level panel of Pakistan’s Indus Water Commission Friday inspected different water regulating sites on river Jhelum and its feeding sources in the summer capital and other parts of Kashmir, sources said.They said the three-member delegation of the Commission comprised of More

  • Briefs

Mysterious death triggers protest


Sopore, May 31: Mysterious death of a 20- year -old youth of AramPora Sopore,  here in north Kashmir triggered protests on Friday.  While family of the youth alleged that he was murdered by co More

  • Opinion

The macabre reality

Of death, destruction and some innocent lives lost


Futility of violent means of agitation is more than obvious for us now. Violence is always destructive; however our experience with violence has proved to be more catastrophic. Mind it, we are not here More

  • GK Weekend

Spurious Government!

The idea of (in)justice, as the State is promoting, has caused a wider degree of disillusionment among people



First a story: Stuck in a traffic mess for over an hour at PanthaChowk on Srinagar outskirts, an angry man shouted in utter desperation: “Naar log yath sarkaaras (To hell with this government).” Apparently More

  • Letters

Hajj aspirants

We the Hajj aspirants, who were duped by various private tour and travel operators of Kashmir, want to bring it to the notice of Chief Minister that quotas for them should not be released until they clear More

  • Editorial

Tourism in Old Srinagar

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s hope of opening up old historical Srinagar or Shehr-i-Khas for major cultural and art tourism is good enough, but hope has to transform to substance. Tourism in Shehr-Khas More

  • Business

JK is food deficit, consumer state: ES

‘Farmland conversion big concern’


Srinagar, May 31:  Belying the tall claims of the state government of boosting agriculture sector for achieving self-sufficiency, Jammu and Kashmir is a food deficit and consumer state, economic survey More

  • Sports

RCC lifts KPL Budgam title

Budgam, May 31: RCC Budgam lifted the Kashmir Premier League phase-1 Budgam title defeating Ompora Warriors at Budgam Sports Stadium on Friday. RCC Budgam won match by scoring 202 runs for the loss More

  • Kashmir

Will apprise Sonia about women issues in Kashmir: Anita Verma

I Want More Females To Join Congress: Raina


Srinagar, May 30: Terming the problems faced by Kashmiri women same as that of North East States, All India Mahila Congress Committee President Anita Verma Friday said she would apprise Congress President More

  • Srinagar City

Wild grass on the Bund irks Govt, skewed bridge doesn’t!



SRINAGAR, MAY 31: The construction of “controversial” skewed bridge coming up in brazen violation of the Master Plan norms, and criticized as “concrete monster” on the famed Bund never seemingly bothered More

  • Jammu

Worst phase of after shocks over for Chenab Valley: Experts

‘Mild Tremors May Continue To Rock The Area’


Jammu, May 31: After month long panic and chaos due to continuous aftershocks, there is some good news for the inhabitants of Chenab valley region in Jammu and Kashmir as the geological experts believe More

  • GKeducation&career

Seven Myths About Civil Service Examination

This exam is not as tough as it is made out to be



Civil service examination is quite an arduous task as most would agree – not only because of the tough competition, but also because of the lengthy time process, which stretches to over a year. Clearly More

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