• TOP STORIES

Prime Minister seeks consensus on regulating religious tourism

‘Uttarakhand Tragedy Has Brought Into Focus Fresh Concerns; Ready To Talk To People In Kashmir Who Shun Violence’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, June 25: Maintaining that regulating religious tourism including Amarnath Yatra will have to be looked at in the backdrop of the tragic disaster that struck Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh Tuesday said it would, however, require a broader national consensus to arrive at such More


Sonia links development with ecological concerns

‘Ecology, Biodiversity Need To Be Protected While Carrying Out Development’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, June 25: Against the backdrop of the Uttarakhand disaster, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi Tuesday stressed that the ecology and biodiversity should be protected while carrying out developmental and other activities in eco-fragile regions."I believe that the ecology and biodiversity should More


Participate in elections to express your desire: Manmohan to JK people

PM Announces 150 MWs Additional Energy For The State

Lays Foundation Of 850 MW Rattle Power Project

ARIF MUNSHI

Kishtwar, June 25: Asking people of Jammu and Kashmir to “express their desire” by participating in electoral processes, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the efforts of the government in ensuring better future for the state can be accomplished only if economic and political processes More


Vested interests sabotaging peace efforts: Omar

Chief Minister Advocates Transfer Of Dulhasti Hydro Power Project To JK

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, June 25: A day after a deadly attack in Srinagar left eight Army soldiers dead, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said there are some elements who don’t want the situation in the state to become conducive and are always in search of occasions to disturb peace."Some elements inimical More


Strike, restrictions disrupt normal life in Kashmir

Undeclared Curfew In Old Srinagar;Separatists Put Under House Arrest

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 25: Undeclared curfew, strict restrictions and strike disrupted normal life in Kashmir on Tuesday as Prime Minister arrived here on a two-day visit.All shops, business establishments, banks, educational institutions and government offices across Kashmir were closed while roads wore More


PM,Sonia visit injured soldiers

Hyderpora Attack

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, June 25: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi Tuesday visited the Army base hospital at Badamibagh cantonment here to inquire about the condition of soldiers injured in the Hyderpora attack here yesterday.General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 corps More


PM announces Rs 710 cr special assistance for JK

Amount To Be Used For Land Acquisition Under PMGSY

MUDDASIR ALI/ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 25: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced financial assistance of Rs 710 crore for Jammu and Kashmir to meet the requirements for land compensation under Pradan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) - an issue which had adversely hit the progress of the scheme in the State More





  • Briefs

CET-2013: BOPEE announces fresh dates

Srinagar, June 25: The Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) Tuesday issued fresh dates for the conduct of Examination in Biology and Chemistry papers cancelled due to ‘leak’ in few centers More



  • National

Congress website to host live streaming of PCs

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 25: As part of the strategy to spruce up its media presence, Congress has decided to facilitate live streaming of AICC press conferences on its website. Party sources said that it could More




  • Opinion

Nitish Feat

Bihar Chief Minister rather than Congress is setting the terms of debate on secularism in India

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

WHAT is the most significant fallout from the recent BJP-JD (U) split? It has like never before brought the secularism-Hindutva debate to the foreground of India’s political discourse. And this debate More



  • GK Health

KASHMIR: Drug Abuse in Females

On the eve of World Day Against Drug Abuse, 26th JUNE

SOCIETY

DR ARIF MAGHRIBI

May be it annoys some people, but I will write about what I have seen during last 4 years; so please allow me to express myself. I vividly remember visiting my grandmother’s house at Soura 20 years back More




  • Letters

BOPEE mess

This refers to the news “BOPEE makes mess of CET” (GK June 23rd). It is a matter of serious concern the way Biology paper got leaked in advance during CET examination. This shows the callous and non serious More



  • Editorial

PM’s visit

Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit to Kashmir around this time seems to be carrying more economic significance than political. With the parliamentary elections in India not far away, to be followed by state assembly More



  • Business

Facilitate return of power projects to JK: KCSDS to PM

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 25: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to facilitate return of the NHPC-run power projects to the state, instead of offering More



  • Sports

Rauf, Billy dropped from ICC Elite Panel

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

London, June 25: Pakistan's Asad Rauf, who is being investigated in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, and long-serving New Zealander Billy Bowden were on Tuesday dropped from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires More



  • Kashmir

On PM’s visit Srinagar under siege

People Face Inconvenience, Tourists Caught Unaware

GK CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, June 25: People had to face immense hardships on Tuesday as authorities had put stringent security measures at place in wake of the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi More



  • Srinagar City

HALF A DECADE ON,NEGLECTED HIGHWAY GREETS PM AGAIN

WHILE BEMINA AND SANAT NAGAR FLYOVERS EXIST IN PROMISES ALONE

GROUND REALITY OF PARIMPORA–PANTHA CHOWK BYPASS CONTINUES TO HAUNT AAM AADMI

M HYDERI

Srinagar, June 25: In 2007, when Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s cavalcade sped on the Airport Road for a flight back to New Delhi, it traversed the Hyderpora square, where the VIP road intersects with More




  • Jammu

Decks cleared for setting up of Paramedical Council in JK

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, June 25: Decks have been cleared for setting up of a Paramedical Council in Jammu and Kashmir and an Ordinance in this regard is likely to be submitted soon by the Medical Education Department before More



  • South Asia

Taliban attack Afghan presidential palace, CIA base

Kabul, June 25: Taliban gunmen and bombers using fake NATO identification attacked an entrance to the Afghan presidential palace in the heart of Kabul today, just a week after insurgent leaders opened More



  • World

Mandela critical

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Johannesburg, June 25: Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's medical condition remains "unchanged" in a critical condition, the South African Presidency said today, as the 94-year-old leader's family met 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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