• TOP STORIES

JK’s drive against corruption bumpy

VO Faces Shortage Of Manpower; Government Looks The Other Way

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 3: While the state government repeatedly beats the drum of launching a ‘special drive’ against corruption, the anti-graft body Vigilance Organization is facing acute shortage of manpower, affecting its functioning.The staff crunch has hit the VO at a time when it is all set to receive More


SVC receives 207 cases, 16 disposed of

Srinagar, June 3: The newly constituted State Vigilance Commission has disposed of 16 cases so far.An official spokesman said the Commission has received 207 cases from the J&K State Accountability Commission. “Out of these, 21 cases were recently listed for proceedings at Commission’s office More


Mufti slams NC: ‘We don’t go to Delhi for suggestions’

‘Need To Re-Negotiate Power Pacts With NHPC’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 3: Barely two days after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah slammed the Peoples Democratic Party leaders of having ‘failed their voters’, the PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday launched a frontal attack on the ruling National Conference, saying “We don’t go to Delhi for suggestions, More


Khurshid Alam joins PDP

Srinagar, June 3: In a significant development, noted trade union leader Muhammad Khurshid Alam Monday joined the Peoples Democratic Party here in presence of the party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.An upbeat Alam said he sought suggestions from his friends about his future and later decided that More


Sherbagh blast: Police detain 12 youth

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), June 3: A day after a grenade attack on Sherbagh Police Station here, police Monday detained around a dozen youth during raids, sources said. The security in the town has also been beefed up.Suspected militants lobbed a grenade on Police Post Sherbagh on Sunday evening. The More


Windstorm wreaks havoc in Kashmir parts

6 INJURED, PROPERTY DAMAGED; POWER SUPPLY RESTORED

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 3: At least half a dozen people were injured after high velocity winds swept Kashmir last evening, causing damage to property. Authorities said the actual damage caused by the windstorm overnight “is being assessed.”Official sources said the windstorm damaged residential houses More


Omar for ‘PPP mode projects’ to end power crisis

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 3: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday underlined the need for ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply to the consumers without increasing tariff or putting additional burden on them.He said a befitting mechanism in Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode can be mulled in this regard More


CIC throws the RTI noose around political parties

Says It’s Important They Become Accountable To Public

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 3: Setting a new bench mark in transparency in politics, the Central Information Commission Monday held that political parties are answerable under the Right to Information Act.A full bench of the Commission comprising Chief Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra and Information More


HC directs Centre, State to file response

D A RASHID

Srinagar, June 3: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday directed the Union and State Government to file compliance report and statement of facts regarding the Surankote massacre.A bench of Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir passed the direction after counsel for the victim families Parvez Imroz pleaded More





  • Briefs

Justice Virender Singh nominated SLSA Executive Chairman

Srinagar, June 3: In exercise of powers conferred under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Jammu and Kashmir Legal Services Authorities Act, 1997 and in supersessions of notification SRO More



  • National

Soldiers may have extra marital affair if denied leave: Army study

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 3: Denial of leave to Army personnel including officers and soldiers may tempt them to have extra-marital affairs and in extreme cases, they may also resort to misbehaviour and flirting More




  • Opinion

Meeting the Maoist Challenge

Innovation is their character, their necessity

M.L. KOTRU

It was pathetic to see the country’s Home Minister explaining why he chose to stay back extra five days in New York even as Bastar in Chhattisgarh was burning, the Maoist onslaught there having claimed More



  • GK Magazine

The Saga of a Mission

TRIBUTE

DR. RIYAZ PUNJABI

Greater Kashmir has completed its eventful odyssey of twenty five yearsDuring a morning walk in a herbal garden at Lavender (famous for producing the Lavender perfume) in Provence (France), I run into More




  • Letters

Pensioners’ Verification

The woes of the aged pensioners have been further deepend by the issuance of the recent circular by the J&K Finance Department once again asking them to parade before the concerned Treasury Officers More



  • Editorial

Corruption and the SVC

For ensuring sustainable development of a society or a state, there is need for good governance. Moreover, good governance has some major attributes besides being participatory, transparent, responsive More



  • Business

Kashmir in marriage season, mutton dealers make merry

Wedding feasts go costlier

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 3: With Kashmir in marriage season, the mutton dealers are enjoying a field day charging from customers as per their choice.  Taking advantage of the present market crisis triggered More



  • Sports

PROF HAMID: The Mountain Man of Kashmir

TRIBUTE

M A SHAH

One gets excited when age defies logic. It is pretty natural for someone like me who is single-mindedly obsessed with trekking valley’s golden mountain paths, is informed about an old trekker who led an More



  • Kashmir

Hundreds meet Omar in Awami Mulaqat

Farmers, Artisans, Workforce Pillars Of Economic Welfare: CM

Srinagar, June 3: Underlining farmers, artisans and workforce important pillars of economic growth, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said that holistic development of these sections of the society is More



  • Srinagar City

Come minutes of gale and power goes off for hours

Govt spends millions on metering, re-metering, misses to revamp fragile transmission network; PDD says underground cabling idea premature for Srinagar

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, June 3: Even few minutes of strong breeze have proved enough to snap electricity for hours together than to talk of windstorms, which further the trouble in the City, where the power transmission More




  • Jammu

Post-polls Pak appears more receptive for peace: Rana

GK NEWS NETWORK

Ajote (Poonch), June 3: Emphasising the significance of thaw in Indo-Pak ties, Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana on Monday said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir would be More



  • South Asia

PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq elected Speaker of Pak Parliament

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 3: Veteran PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq was today elected Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly with a thumping majority. The parliamentarian from Lahore bagged 258 of the 313 votes that 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




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