• TOP STORIES

Deadly Attack In Srinagar: 8 Soldiers Killed

Gunmen Lob Grenades, Fire On Army Convoy; 13 Security Personnel Injured, 2 Critical; Choppers Used To Locate Attackers

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 24: Day before the arrival of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Kashmir, suspected militants carried out a deadly attack on an army convoy at Hyderpora here, killing eight soldiers. Eleven soldiers were injured in the attack. Two more security personnel More


Unclaimed bag triggers bomb scare

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, June 24: An unattended bag outside the headquarters of Army's 15 Corps here led to a bomb scare, resulting in a massive traffic jam on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway Monday.A bag was found unattended near the main gate of Corps headquarters this morning by the army personnel posted on duty More


PM, CM, Mehbooba condemn attack

New Delhi/Srinagar, June 24: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tonight condemned the militant attack in Kashmir and asserted such “cowardly” acts would not deter efforts of security forces to bring about peace in the state.Singh, who will visit the state tomorrow, extended condolences to the families More


Chronology of attacks during VVIP visits

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, June 24: There have been several attacks during or ahead of high-profile visits by VVIPs to Jammu and Kashmir.Following is a chronology of such incidents since 1998:January 1998: As many as 23 Kashmiri Pandits massacred at Wandhama on the outskirts of Srinagar on the eve of former Prime More


PM,SONIA ARRIVING TODAY

Foundation Of Ratle Power Project, Inauguration Of Pir Panchal Rail Tunnel

Review Of Developmental Projects In Itinerary

MUDDASIR ALI/ANIL ANAND

Srinagar/New Delhi, June 24: With focus on development, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi are arriving on a two-day visit to Kashmir on Tuesday.The State Government Monday afternoon received third revised schedule of the high-profile visit from the Prime Minister More


Omar to make presentation on JK’s development scenario

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 24: With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh set to take the review of various developmental schemes in Jammu and Kashmir, the move has put entire State administration on tenterhooks with officials in the Civil Secretariat compiling fresh data regarding the achievements under Prime Minister More


NHPC demands Rs 24 cr from JK

Charges For Transferring Energy To Catchment Areas Of Dul Hasti Project

Power Plight

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 24: The battle of sorts between National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) and the Jammu and Kashmir government seems far from over. In the wake of demand of Rs 346 crore by the state government as charges for power consumption during the construction phase of Dul Hasti Hydel Project More


Advani’s remarks on Article 370 draw flak

PDP,NC, Cong United In Castigating BJP Leader

REACTION

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 24: Showing a united face, Jammu and Kashmir’s mainstream camp Monday said no power on earth can remove or amend the Article 370 with main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) terming it an “Article of faith.”In a statement issued here, PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said More


Separatists,mainstream press for Indo-Pak parleys

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, June 24: A day ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Jammu and Kashmir, mainstream parties as well as separatists were on the same page asking him to restart the dialogue process with Pakistan in finding a lasting solution to the Kashmir issue.Mainstream political parties More





  • Briefs

‘JK to set-up Law Commission soon’

Srinagar, June 24:  Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Mir Saifullah has said that the Jammu and Kashmir Government is going to establish a Law Commission in the State to help the More



  • National

India not to get access to Headley for questioning again: US

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 24:  India will not get fresh access to Mumbai terror attack mastermind David Headley, who is currently in American jail, for questioning, the US indicated today. This was conveyed More




  • Opinion

A grave concern

Of Amarnath, Uttarakhand and a great human tragedy

X-PRESSIONS

M.L. KOTRU

The number of the dead, the dying and the missing in the Uttarakhand sub Himalayan region, its Hindu religious shrines in particular, continues to fall within the realm of ‘guestimates’ five days after More



  • GK Magazine

Differentiating between TOURISM and ECOTOURISM

The way ahead for Hirpora Wildlife Sanctuary and other Wildlife Protected Areas in J&K State

SUGGESTIONS

DR MIR M MANSOOR

Around the world ecotourism is flourishing as an important economic activity. It provides opportunities for visitors to experience nature, and to learn about the importance of biodiversity conservation More




  • Letters

PM please

This refers to the PM's Kashmir visit. The Department of Railways while acquiring land for the construction of Qazigund Baramulla Railway Project had initiated the rehabilitation of the land losers by More



  • Editorial

The Shocking Entrance

There are only a few examinations in our state that are taken very seriously by the students and followed with a matching keenness by their parents. Topping them all is the Common Entrance Test. It gives More



  • Business

‘Mughal road will facilitate economic growth’

Mian Altaf inaugurates eco-park at Poonch

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, June 24: Minister for Forests, Mian Altaf Ahmad today said the Mughal road will facilitate economic growth. The minister was speaking after laying foundation stone of Eco-Park at Peer Ki Gaali More



  • Sports

'Captain cool' Dhoni and his midas touch

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Birmingham, June 24: Dhoni, captain cool" -- the placard held by an Indian fan appropriately sums up the magic of India's cricket captain. "I don't turn up in the ground to achieve anything special More



  • Kashmir

Kashmir FSL to have DNA profiling facility soon

OFFICIALS SAY FILE AWAITING HOME DEPT NOD

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, June 24: What could go a long way in help solve criminal cases, a state-of-the-art forensic laboratory is coming up in Kashmir which would also have the facilities for DNA profiling.  Presently More



  • Srinagar City

In peak tourist season,Shalimar Garden in mess

Repair Works Irk Visitors

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, June 24: Nowadays, the famed Shalimar Garden opens to an unusual din: machines shrieking till sunset and masons at work, while bricks and mortar add to the apparent mess. The Mughal garden has More




  • Jammu

BOPEE SAYS ‘IT WAS LIKE NATURAL CALAMITY’

‘Examination Of Chemistry, Biology Papers Soon’

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, June 24: The Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) has given a ‘clean chit’ to its officials for recent mess up in the Common Entrance Examination (JK-CET), saying it was a “human error More



  • South Asia

Musharraf to face trial for high treason: Sharif

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 24: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said former military dictator Pervez Musharraf will be tried for high treason for subverting the Constitution twice, setting the stage for More



  • World

Nitaqat brings down cost of hiring expats

ARAB NEWS

Jeddah, June 24: P Businessmen estimate that the residency correction period has helped save companies SR 10,000 on each foreign worker. This involves the cost of new visas, travel costs and recruitment 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




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