• TOP STORIES

2014 on mind, Congress has a mood swing

Leaders Favour Fighting Polls Independently; Soz Says ‘Gaining Ground’ In Kashmir

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 23: Amid speculations on pre-poll alliance between the coalition partners—National Conference and Congress—in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of 2014 political battles, there is a growing mood in the Congress that it should contest the Parliamentary and Assembly elections separately and then More


JK takes NHPC to task

Withholds ` 338 Crore After Corporation ‘Refuses’ To Pay Dul Hasti Charges

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 22: Power giant National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) and the Jammu and Kashmir government are at loggerheads over the Corporation’s blunt refusal to pay Rs 346 crore as electricity charges for construction of 390-MW Dul Hasti hydel power project in Kishtwar. As a retaliatory More


Mufti wants LoC as ‘Line of Cooperation’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Poonch June 23: People Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday said any government that comes to power at the Centre after the next elections will have to address the Kashmir problem and ensure improvement in relations with Pakistan.  Addressing a public meeting here, Mufti More


Who is spoiling Gulmarg environs?

Stakeholders Blame Politicians: ‘They Are Vandalizing Ski Resort For Votes’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Gulmarg, June 23: Unbridled powers that ponnywalas enjoy in this Ski resort in north Kashmir are a result of ‘patronage’ of some politicians who are out to spoil the famed tourist destination for votes.  Sources said due to patronage of some politicians, the ponnywalas are having a field More


Srinagar shootout keeps cops on toes

People Uneasy As Police Intensifies Frisking In City

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 23: A day after militants struck in the heart of Srinagar, killing two cops at the Hari Singh High Street here, police and paramilitary forces Sunday intensified frisking across Srinagar, much to the annoyance of people.  Hundreds of police and CRPF men were Sunday seen manning More


‘BOPEE Hai Hai’

CET Botch-Up Draws Aspirants To Streets; Authorities Blame ‘Outside Agency’

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, June 23: Scores of aspirants for this year’s Common Entrance Test, which was marred by paper leak on Saturday, took to streets on Sunday against the negligence of the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE). The students demanded stern action against the BOPEE authorities for More


Mehbooba slams 'callous' Govt

Srinagar, June 23: Strongly criticizing the state government for its “callousness and gross incompetence”, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Sunday expressed her anguish over the leakage of Biology paper in the Common Entrance Test (CET-2013) conducted by the Board of Professional More


Uttarakhand fury: '5000 feared dead'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Dehradun, June 23: Kedarnath Valley, the temple town which was the epicentre of the Uttarakhand rain fury, was today cleared of all stranded pilgrims, as rescuers battled rains to evacuate 3,000 more people in the disaster in which the death toll is likely to cross 5,000.With MeT department warning More


‘No ban on excursions to Pahalgam, Sonamarg’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 23: Director School Education Kashmir Mir Tariq Ali Sunday said there was no ban on excursion of government/private schools to Sonamarg and Pahalgam during the Amarnath Yatra period. “There is no such ban on schools (if) they choose these destinations for excursion. The department is More





  • Briefs

Special prayer at Amarnath shrine on Jyesht Purnima

Srinagar, June 23: A special prayer was held at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath today on the occasion of Jyesht Purnima for smooth conduct of the annual pilgrimage beginning June 28."The Shri Amarnath More



  • National

Int’l Arbitration Court to deliver final verdict

KISHENGANGA PROJECT

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jun 23: An international arbitration court is set to deliver its final verdict on the Indo-Pak dispute on Kishenganga power project after the two countries submitted hydrological data which More




  • Opinion

‘Orchestra Confusion’

Machiavellian tactics to confuse people

PUNCHLINE

Z. G. MUHAMMAD

Spin-doctors have a field day in Kashmir. Summer 2013, belongs to them. The phrase, first used by New York Times in its editorial is now part of   global political jargon.  According to More



  • GKeducation&career

Who cares for underpaid teachers in private schools?

Majority of private schools are paying peanuts in the name of ‘salary’ to their teachers

EXPLOITATION

FAHEEM UN NISA

Private schools drill a hole in the pockets of parents and put peanuts in the name of salary in the pockets of their teaching staff. For much lesser efforts, government school teachers get paid more than More




  • Letters

IGNOU courses

This refers to the education and career article on "IGNOU" (GK June 17, 2013), in which Regional Director Srinagar threw light on the achievements IGNOU made in the last 12 years in Kashmir. We accept More



  • Editorial

Security and Secularism

Just five days before the annual Amarnath yatra is set to begin, Kashmir is witnessing a familiar polarization. It is the same old public and political discourse and it is the same indifferent state response More



  • Business

If we degrade our environment who will visit this place?

A son of the soil who gave Kashmir a successful brand like ‘Hattrick’,  Showkat Chowdhary, Chairman, Chowdhary group talks with Mukeet Akmali,  GK Business correspondent about tourism sector More



  • Sports

JK Bank beat JKPDC on way to final

State Football Championship

Srinagar, June 23: J&K Bank-XI cruised their way into the final of the ongoing State football championship defeating JKPDC-XI by 1-0 in the semi-final played at Polo Ground here on Sunday.It was treat More



  • Kashmir

Police identifies group

‘Personnel On Duty Asked To Remain Alert’

KILLING OF POLICEMEN

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 23: A day after Hari Singh Street Srinagar shootout, police Sunday said it has identified the militant group involved in the killing of two policemen.  J&K Director General of Police More



  • Srinagar City

‘Interest-free banking achievable through collective efforts’

MOULANA WHO ADDRESSED UN SAYS TIME TO LOOK BEYOND CONVENTIONAL MADRASAS

M HYDERI

Srinagar, June 23: With Islamic Banking trending even in the West than to talk of the Middle-East alone, a prominent Indian scholar Sunday said public awareness was vital to introduce the interest-free More




  • Jammu

Religions seek salvage of human beings from evils: Omar

‘Demand For Gazetted Holiday On Kabir Jayanti To Be Given Due Consideration’

Jammu, June 23: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said that reformers and religious scholars have always sought salvage of human beings from all evils and sins to create a society embedded with high More



  • South Asia

TALIBAN KILL 9 FOREIGN TOURISTS, 2 PAKISTANIS

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 23: In an unprecedented attack on foreigners, Taliban militants wearing paramilitary uniforms stormed a mountaineering base camp in northern Pakistan, killing nine foreign tourists and More




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