• TOP STORIES

PM’s visit overshadows JK’s plan finalization

State Administration Busy With Arrangements; Experts Pitch For Change In Fiscal Calendar

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 8: The proposed visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Kashmir later this month has affected the much-needed sanction to Rs 8000-crore Plan funds by the Planning Commission of India (PCI) as the entire state administration is busy with making security and other arrangements for Singh More


Stakeholders clamour for tourism infrastructure

‘Natural Beauty Alone Can’t Woo Visitors; Kashmir Needs To Have Better Facilities’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 8: Kashmir has failed to fully explore its tourism potential as the state government is allegedly creating impediments in the development of infrastructure at emerging tourist destinations.The lack of infrastructure, particularly accommodation, at destinations like Doodpathri, Manasabal More


Thousands join annual Urs at Baba Nagri

Mian Bashir Urges People To Work For Welfare Of Humanity

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kangan, June 8: Tens of thousands thronged Baba Nagri to attend the 121st Urs of Hazrat Baba Nizam-ud-Din Kiyanvi (RA).The two-day ‘Urs’, which was celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety, concluded with special and joint prayers at Baba Nagri at Wangat Kangan on Saturday.Over one lakh devotees More


JK seeks PMRP rejig

Anil Goswami Reviews Development Programs In State

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 8: The Union Home Secretary-designate Anil Goswami, Saturday reviewed the implementation of Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan (PMRP) and Special Task Force projects in Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting here. During the meeting, the State Government pitched for rejigging PMRP to meet More


Sharif retains foreign affairs portfolio

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, June 8: With Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif deciding to retain the foreign affairs portfolio, former minister Sartaj Aziz will play a crucial role as his advisor in charting a way forward on issues like relations with India and the US.The Cabinet Division has notified the appointment of More


Yousuf Naseem is Hurriyat (M) Pak Convener

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 8: The Hurriyat Conference (M) has appointed its senior leader Advocate Syed Yousuf Naseem as the Convener of its Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK) and Pakistan chapter.Yousuf replaces Mehmood Saghar who resigned from the post on directions of senior Hurriyat (M) leader and chairman More


LoC clash: Army calls off search operation

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, June 8: Army Saturday called off search operation in the dense forest areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, where a Junior Commissioned Officer was killed when Pakistan troops allegedly opened heavy fire on Indian posts yesterday.“Massive search operation which was launched More





  • Briefs

Khursheed Alam visits city outskirts

Srinagar, June 8: Muhmmad Khursheed Alam, who along with his associates, recently joined PDP, today visited different areas on city outskirts including Malla Phak, Batapora, Illahi Bagh, Dhana Hama and More



  • National

Protesters raise pro-Modi slogans outside Advani's home

New Delhi, June 8: BJP veteran L K Advani today faced protests by a group vouching support for Narendra Modi as the former chose to skip party's national executive meet in Goa, where the Gujarat Chief More




  • Opinion

The Nawaz Lesson

Caught like a criminal, he is back like a king

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

Don't know how the Nawaz comeback will be analysed by political pundits. How will it impact world politics and South Asia or - coming home – Kashmir. Can this change really make any difference or will More



  • GK Magazine

NHPC issue: new facts, new fiction

Now that the counter argument is that of sovereignty, economics is on a sticky ground

ARJIMAND HUSSAIN TALIB

The transfer of J&K’s power projects from NHPC to the state seems going nowhere. The civil society campaign for mobilising public opinion to support the transfer seems to have hit the wall. Ironically More




  • Business

‘Commodity futures trading useful for all sectors’

2-day workshop begins at KU

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 8: Chairman, Forward Markets Commission, Ramesh Abhishek (IAS), today offered internship placement for students of Department of Business and Financial Studies at Kashmir University.  More



  • Sports

Corporate League is in interest of players: JKCPA

MAGRAY MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, June 8: Expressing resentment over the advisory issued by Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) wherein it had warned its affiliated clubs and players not to participate in unapproved More



  • Kashmir

Court convicts cop for killing officer, driver

D A RASHID

Srinagar, June 8:  A court here on Saturday convicted a policeman under various criminal sections of RPC for killing a police officer and a driver in 2005. The court would decide quantum of punishment More



  • Srinagar City

As Government gropes for solution, deadly Sanat Nagar square continues to claim lives

Rawal Pora woman latest victim

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, June 8: As the state government remains seemingly unmoved by “faulty design” of the Sanat Nagar crossing on the busy south City highway, the deadly square has consumed yet another precious human More




  • Jammu

Army Wants Ownership Rights On Alternate Land

JAMMU AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECT

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, June 8: Army has demanded ownership right on the 138 kanals of alternate land, provided by the state government in order to shift a defence installation paving way for the prestigious Jammu Airport More



  • South Asia

Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strike

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 8: On the instructions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, US Charge d' Affaires was summoned today by Pakistan's Foreign Office to lodge protest against a drone strike carried out in the restive More



  • World

Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious' condition

Johannesburg, June 8: Anti-apartheid icon and former South Africa President Nelson Mandela is in a "serious but stable condition" after being admitted to a hospital today for a recurring lung infection 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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