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'Muslim participation in education insignificant'

MHRD Panel For Opening New Degree Colleges In 90 Minority Districts

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 2: Voicing concern over the level of participation of minority children in education, an official panel has said that the percentage of Muslim community students is “insignificant” in educational institutions. It has suggested the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD More


'Government will try to convince SC on minority sub-quota'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur, June 2: The government will try to convince the Supreme Court that carving out 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities within 27 percent OBC quota was not on religious consideration but on the basis of backwardness, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said today."We (the Government More


Grenade hurled on Sherbagh PS

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), June 2: Suspected militants hurled a grenade on Sherbagh Police Station here in south Kashmir on Sunday evening. Witnesses said the device exploded in the compound of the police station damaging a few seized civilian vehicles which were parked in the premises. However More


JK Govt modifies study leave provisions

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 2: The state government has issued a notification amending the service rules to affect changes in the salary drawn by public servants while on study leave within and outside the country. According to an order issued by General Administration Department (GAD), the amendments More


State Vigilance Commission has ‘no place’ in Kashmir

‘Homeless’ Staff Of Anti-Graft Body Rushes Back To Jammu; ‘Commission To Start Functioning From Old Assembly Complex Soon’

CONCERN

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 2: The much-hyped newly constituted State Vigilance Commission (SVC) is non-functional in Kashmir owing to the ‘lackluster attitude’ of the authorities in finding a suitable accommodation for the body. As per General Administration Department (GAD) Order No: 579-GAD of 2013 More


Govt gives a damn to Hepatitis-C patients in South Kashmir villages

Affected People Face Life Threat As No Funds Released By Authorities For Treatment

AILING HEALTH CARE

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, June 2: Hundreds of people affected with Hepatitis-C disease in Kokernag area of South Kashmir have been left untreated as state government and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) authorities failed to provide required funds for their treatment program despite passing of five months from More


IIAS seminar on Kashmir begins today

GK NEWS NETWORK

Shimla, June 2: The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) here is organizing a three-day seminar from Monday on human dimensions of the conflict in Jammu and Kashmir. 22 experts from Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country are attending the seminar “Ordinary lives in a conflict More





  • Briefs

Pak intruder arrested, released

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, June 2: A Pakistani citizen was arrested by BSF personnel after he crossed over into this side in the Arnia sector.Aram Khan, 24, from Pakistan's Sialkot was later repatriated back following questioning More



  • National

Govt must have say in appointment of judges to higher courts: Sibal

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 2: Asserting that Government must have a say in the appointment of judges, Law Minister Kapil Sibal has said that  a proposal to replace the 20-year-old Collegium system to choose More




  • Opinion

Books And ‘National Narratives’

Each one capturing history in its own way

PUNCHLNE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

Four new books, published from Srinagar during May vied for space in my small work place. Out of them, two have been written inside the Central Jail, Srinagar by two prisoners Dr. Muhammad Shafi Khan Shariati More



  • GKeducation&career

Rented Rooms called Middle Schools

Most of the government-run middle schools in the city lack basic facilities and many of them are functioning from temporary, rented accommodations

STATE OF SCHOOL EDUCATION

AAQIB ASHRAF

The condition of government run middle schools in the city is appalling. Many schools function from dilapidated and rented accommodations. The condition of these ‘schools’ is such that in some areas in More




  • Letters

GK reader

I congratulate GK on its successful completion of 25 years. It seems really great to be part of it as a reader. GK has played and playing a vital role in describing the sentiments of the people of J& More



  • Editorial

What About J&K, Chief Minister

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s warning to New Delhi to shore up the country’s electricity generation capabilities to stave off a situation like the one  Pakistan is currently facing is certain to More



  • Business

Bollywood sells Gulmarg as Manali

This Is Fraud, Breach Of Trust, Say Valley Tourism Traders

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 2: Valley-based tourism players today came down heavily on a Bollywood production house for portraying Gulmarg as Manali in the recently released film 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani', terming More



  • Sports

Srinivasan steps aside as Dalmiya takes over as interim chief

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chennai, June 2: Bowing to all-round pressure, N Srinivasan on Sunday agreed to "step aside" as BCCI president under a compromise formula that brought back former chief Jagmohan Dalmiya as head of a four More



  • Kashmir

Srinagar political, economic center of Kashmir: Baig

Srinagar, June 2: Asserting that Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, has always been a center of spiritual, political, administrative, economic activities, senior Peoples Democratic Party More



  • Srinagar City

STRAY DOGS EAT UP CHILD’S CHEST IN EIDGAH RAMPAGE

Victims struggle for life as Govt stays busy with ‘canine welfare’

M HYDERI

Srinagar, June 2: Flesh of his tender chest is visible to human eyes as blood oozes out from the deep wounds. He is three-year-old Ajmal Muneer, a latest victim of dog bites in the City where the ruling More




  • Jammu

Mufti ‘murderer’ of democracy: Rana

Loran (Poonch), June 2: Tracing the genesis of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir to the inception of National Conference, Provincial President of the party Devender Singh Rana on Sunday deplored the brazenness More



  • South Asia

Pak's Punjab province assembly gets its first Sikh member

Lahore, June 2: In a historic milestone for the Sikhs in Pakistan, Sardar Ramesh Singh Arora has become the first person from the minority community to enter the Punjab province assembly, since the country More



  • World

Simple vinegar test cuts cervical cancer deaths: study

Chicago, June 2: A simple vinegar test could prevent 73,000 deaths from cervical cancer worldwide each year, the authors of a large-scale study of women in India said today. Wealthy countries have More




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