RTI activists flay statement
Jammu, Mar 17: RTI activists of Jammu and Kashmir have criticized the statement whereby it was suggested that a provision be made in the Right to Information act so that any information or record remain open for public access only for three years. A joint statement issued by a dozen of RTI activists More

DFP flays Govt on Shah’s arrest
Srinagar, Mar 17: Democratic Freedom Party on Sunday criticized state government for stating that no PSA has been slapped against its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah.A DFP spokesman said in a statement that Shah was illegally detained under sections 107 and 151 in Saddar Police Satation and was not produced More

2 doctors drown in Manthal

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Udhampur, Mar 17: Two doctors drowned in a nullah in Manthal area in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district today. Nitin Gupta and Vikrant Gupta, both hailing from Jammu, were clicking photographs when they fell into the swollen nullah, police said.  Their bodies had been fished out, More

9-day annual drama festival gets underway in Jammu
Jammu, Mar 17: The annual Drama Festival 2013 got underway at Government Women’s College Gandhi Nagar Auditorium here on Sunday. Inaugurated by member J&K Legislative Council, Vijay Bakaya, the festival would showcase nine plays in various local languages during a span of as many days.  More

AFSPA against letter and spirit of Constitution: Bhushan Bazaz
Srinagar, Mar 17: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Forum (JKDF) has said the continued use of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is against the letter and spirit of the Constitution and amounted to denial of fundamental rights to people. Reiterating has party’s stand on the revocation More

Jamaat delegation visits Altaf’s family
Srinagar, Mar 17: A high level delegation of Jamaat Islami headed by Adocate Zahid Ali today visited the family of Muhammad Altaf Wani who was killed in CRPF firing near Sadapora here.“The delegations expressed total solidarity with his father Abdul Ahad Wani and other bereaved family members .The More

Avalanche rescue team averts tragedy
Srinagar, Mar 17: A tragedy was averted on Saturday when a group of 50 people were rescued by Army. “About 50 persons were travelling late night from Chowkibal to Tangdhar across the treacherous Sadhna Pass.  It was then that one heavily loaded truck got stuck and due to a narrow passage More

NC remembers Itoo on his 19th death anniversary
Srinagar, Mar 17: Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and NC General Secretary Sheikh Nazir Ahmed have paid glowing tributes to former speaker of the State Legislative Assembly late Wali Muhammad Itoo on his 19th death anniversary. The NC top brass More

Army inaugurates Children Park at Frislan
Islamabad (Anantnag), Mar 17: The General Officer Commanding of Victor Force Major General R R Nimbhorkar on Sunday inaugurated a Children Park at Frislan here in south Kashmir.   An Army spokesman said the children park called “Sadbhavna Park” constructed by the troopers in the harsh weather More

  • Kashmir

SSB’s OMR application forms flawed

Subject Codes, Instruction Sheets Contradictory

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 17: The J&K Service Selection Board is issuing erroneous Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) applications for recruitment to various government departments in the state. Documents in More



  • Srinagar City

Khanqah protests mysterious death of woman

Family says murdered by in-laws

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Mar 17: The death of a 32-year-old woman under mysterious circumstances in Shamaswari, Khanqah area of Shaher-e-Khaas Sunday triggered protests by her family and neighbors who said she was murdered More




  • Jammu

3 yrs on,Govt sleeps over appointment of AEOs, ARs, AAs in KVIB

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 17: Three years after advertising posts for available vacancies in Khadi Village and Industries Board, Jammu and Kashmir government is sleeping over the final selection process for some unknown More



  • South Asia

Top LeJ commander arrested in Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Karachi, Mar 17: A top commander of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who was allegedly involved in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, was arrested today in this Pakistani city.Paramilitary Rangers More



  • World

Ramadan to begin on 10TH July in UAE

Eid ul Fitr On August 9th

Dubai, Mar 17: The Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information announced that the Ramadan Crescent will form on July 8th 2013 at 11:14 am and set at 19:08pm, five minutes before the More



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