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Uttarakhand disaster brings Amarnath Yatra in focus

Mufti Sounds Alert On ‘Environmentally-Sensitive’ JK

GK NEWS NETWORK

Rajouri, June 21: Expressing deep grief at the heavy loss of life and property in Uttarakhand, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed has said the disaster should serve as wake up call for all environmentally-sensitive states like Jammu and Kashmir to avert such tragedies.
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Experts for cap on tourist, pilgrim inflow

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, June 21: The flashfloods and landslides in northern state of Uttarakhand, which environmentalists said were triggered due to imbalance between constructions and environmental protection, have put the spotlight on the fragile ecology of Jammu and Kashmir.While ecologists in Uttarakhand More


Governor reviews Yatra arrangements

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 21: Governor N N Vohra Friday visited Sheshnag, Chandanwari and Nunwan camps on Pahalgam route to review arrangements for Shri Amarnath Yatra commencing on June 28.The Governor, accompanied by Navin K Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, inspected arrangements More


Ahead of JK visit, PM does the home work

Reviews Rs 37000-Cr Reconstruction Package

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 21: Ahead of his visit to Jammu and Kashmir early next week, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday reviewed the status of the Rs 37,000-crore reconstruction package for the state which is currently being implemented.The Prime Minister's Reconstruction Plan involves 67 projects and More


To review dev programs during Kashmir visit

Will Chair Meeting Of State Council Of Ministers In Srinagar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 21: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh would review execution of development programs including centrally sponsored schemes in Jammu and Kashmir during his 2-day visit to the State later this month, sources said.Along with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Dr Singh will arrive in the More


Police confines Mirwaiz Umar to house

Kashmir’s Head Cleric Reiterates June 25 Shutdown Call

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 21: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house-arrest on Friday to prevent him from leading a rally at Jamia Masjid here to commemorate the 49th Foundation Day of the Awami Action Committee.Addressing a gathering on telephone, Mirwaiz said, “Nobody More


Yet again,Geelani barred from offering Friday prayers

Srinagar, June 21: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani who is under continued house arrest, was not allowed to offer congregational Friday prayers.In a statement, the Hurriyat (G) spokesman Aiyaz Akbar said Geelani has been placed under house arrest since March 7 when More


Govt employees stage demos

RAJ BHAWAN GHERAO TODAY

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, June 21: Hundreds of government employees under the banner of Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), an amalgam of various employees unions, Friday assembled at various district headquarters and staged protest demonstration in support of their demands. JCC demands include enhancement in retirement More


UNSCIENTIFIC WASTE DISPOSAL TAKES SHEEN OFF GULMARG

‘It Can Trigger Environmental Catastrophe In Ski-Resort’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Gulmarg, June 21: Unscientific disposal of tons of garbage in this world famous ski resort is taking a heavy toll on its fragile ecosystem.While the State government projects Gulmarg—housing Asia’s largest and longest ropeway—as major tourist attraction in Kashmir, it has failed to put in place More


No more picnic to Sonamarg, Pahalgam

Government Takes Decision To Ensure 'Smooth Pilgrimage'

AMARNATH YATRA

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, June 21: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir Friday asked educational institutions not to arrange picnic of students to the famous hill resorts of Pahalgam and Sonamarg- the twin routes to the Amarnath cave.The direction was issued to both government and private educational institutions More


Cabinet orders transfers, postings in administration

Srinagar, June 21: The State Cabinet which met here Friday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordered several transfers and postings in the administration.Shaleen Kabra, Commissioner Secretary Youth Service and Sports and Technical education, holding additional charge of the More





  • Briefs

Bandipora girls join as cabin crew

Srinagar, June 21: The Army has helped in the placement of two young girls from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district and the duo would join as a cabin crew.Under Sadhbhawana operation Army had sponsored More



  • National

Sharif govt has given good signals: India

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 21: India today said the Nawaz Sharif government in Pakistan has given 'good signals" in normalizing bilateral ties but cautioned against expecting "magic overnight". "With the new More




  • Opinion

The Muslim representation

Of power, disempowerment and the prospect of a community

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

The disempowerment of Kashmiri Muslims is now almost complete. The most-recent press release of Kashmir High Court Bar Association (KHCBA) underscores this macabre reality, amply.  In the recent selection More



  • GK Weekend

The Modi – Advani Saga, Secularism and J&K

The events surrounding the saga are eminently relevant for J&K and we would do well to chronicle it

SIDDIQ WAHID

Although the news from Delhi last week was dominated by the Modi – Advani story, coverage of it in the local papers was muted at best. Reportage was relegated to the inside pages and the op-ed pages skipped More




  • Letters

Save ecology

As regards the ecosystem of our serene valley I suggest the following to State Govt and The Governor.They must first declare Amarnath shrine  ecologically  sensitive zone. Allow entry of pilgrims More



  • Editorial

Handle with care

The divergence of perceptions between the state government on the one hand and the Army and the Home Ministry on the other regarding the security of the Amarnath Yatra has sparked a widespread public debate More



  • Business

Govt wakes up to slump in cherry business

Will Procure Fruit From Today To Support Growers

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 21: In a good initiative, the state government today announced that JK State Agro Industries Development Corporation will procure cherries from Parimpora Fruit mandi, here to provide support More



  • Sports

Centurion Forlan keeps Uruguay alive

Salvador, June 21: Diego Forlan marked his 100th international appearance with a magnificent winning goal as Uruguay closed on the Confederations Cup semifinals by beating chief Group B rivals Nigeria More



  • Kashmir

Crackdown in Lal Chowk, frisking at several other places

People Complain Of Inconvenience; Police Terms It Routine Security Drill

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 21: Police Friday carried out a cordon and search operation in the city's commercial hub Lal Chowk and its adjoining areas following intelligence inputs that militants might try to sneak More



  • Srinagar City

Fragile power network risks another Dar Mohalla

Why PDD prefers investment in re-metering over public safety, ask residents

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, June 21: With the ruling coalition government preferring “controversial” investment worth millions in fresh metering of the already metered areas in Srinagar, the fragile power transmission network More




  • Jammu

Army reviews Amarnath Yatra security arrangements

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, June 21: Amid intelligence inputs of militant threat to Amarnath yatra, the Army today reviewed security measures for the smooth conduct of the annual pilgrimage to the 3,880 mt high cave shrine More



  • South Asia

15 killed in Peshawar suicide blast

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Peshawar, June 21: At least 15 people were killed and over 30 injured today when a suicide bomber blew himself up amidst scores of worshippers attending Friday prayers at a Shia madrassa on the outskirts More



  • World

Kerry visiting India for strategic dialogue

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, June 21: US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation of his cabinet colleagues and top military commanders, today left for India as part of his 10-day seven nation Asia More



  • Gk Features

Her mental health

‘STRESS DUE TO OVERWORK CAN LEAD TO MENTAL DISORDERS’

CONCERN

INSHA LATIEF

FOR the past four months, Tehmina Akhtar (name changed), 28, a resident of district Baramulla, is undergoing treatment at Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Rainawari, the lone psychiatric More




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