• TOP STORIES

Spurious Drugs: High Court issues notice to Govt, Sham

SEEKS STATUS REPORT ON INVESTIGATIONS; CASE LISTED FOR HEARING TODAY

DA RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 30: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the state government and former Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma on a PIL filed by a doctors’ body seeking probe into the supply of alleged spurious drugs to government hospitals in the Valley.The notice was also served More


Taj petitions Sonia

UPA Chief Seeks Details

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 30: The infighting in the state Congress is back in focus as Medical Education Minister and senior party leader, Taj Mohiudin, Tuesday took up the fake drug scam issue with Congress President Sonia Gandhi, informing her that people of J&K were up in arms against the scandal.Taj More


India halts bunker construction along LAC in Ladakh

Waiting For Green Signal From Government: Army

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 30: India has reportedly stopped construction of bunkers in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Leh, Ladakh as Army maintains that face-off with China continues in the area. They said the troops are waiting for green signal from the Government to resume More


262 former militants returned via Nepal: Centre

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 30: Over 260 ex-militants have returned to Jammu and Kashmir via Nepal under a special surrender and rehabilitation policy, Lok Sabha was informed today.Minister of State for Home, RPN Singh, said as per report of Jammu and Kashmir Police, since 2010 and till April 10, 2013, about More


Boston type IED detected near Shalteng: Army

‘It Could Have Caused Fatal Casualties To VIP Cavalcade’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 30: Army Tuesday said that they averted a major tragedy by detecting and defusing a Boston-type Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Shalteng area on the outskirts of Srinagar.A defense spokesman said the soldiers of 2 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) detected and later defused a powerful IED More


170 graft cases pending in Vigilance Organization

Former Commissioner Secretary, Special Secretary, Divisional Commissioner, DC Among Those Being Probed

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Apr 30: At least 10 serving bureaucrats are among scores of Government officers being investigated by the Vigilance Organization (VO) for their involvement in corruption cases ranging from misappropriation of position to acceptance of bribe.Official records revealed that around 170 cases More


Musharraf banned from polls for life

Former President To Spend Election Day In House Arrest

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Apr 30: Virtually sealing his political comeback plans, a provincial High Court Tuesday banned former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections for the rest of his life on a day another court put him in judicial custody till three days after the general elections More


Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Apr 30: Although the UPA Government completed the budgetary exercise with the passage of Finance Bill without a debate, the growing chasm between the treasury benches and the premier opposition party the BJP was more evident on Tuesday with the saffron party declaring to boycott meetings More


‘200 militants waiting to infiltrate’

SUMIT BHARGAV

Rajouri, Apr 30: Army Tuesday said around 200 militants were waiting at the launching pads across the Line of Control to sneak into this side.“We have specific information that around 200 militants are waiting just across the LoC to cross over to this side,” General Officer Commanding (GOC) 16 More





  • Briefs

Dr Shams-ud-Din takes over as Director AH Dept

Srinagar, Apr 30: Dr Shams-ud-Din Mukhdoomi took over the charge of new Director, Animal Husbandry Department, Kashmir from Dr GR Mir, who attained superannuation today, an official spokesman said.  More



  • National

Delhi Court acquits Sajjan Kumar

1984 ANTI-SIKH RIOTS

New Delhi, Apr 30: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was today acquitted of all charges by a Delhi court in one of the three 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases, a verdict that evoked vociferous protests from victims More




  • Opinion

Generally Speaking

Contrary to popular opinion, Musharraf could be back sooner than expected

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

For all his spirited efforts to arrive at an acceptable Kashmir solution with India, former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s return to Pakistan and his subsequent arrest has attracted little notice More



  • GK Magazine

The May Day

International Labour Day has its own history and significance for J&K

MAY I

DR RAJA MUZAFFAR BHAT


1st May is being celebrated as the  international  day of Labourers. This  day is a commemoration of the historic struggle of the workers throughout the world against capitalism, More




  • Letters

Drug shock

This refers to silence of chief minister over the recent drug scam. He must come clean on this issue which has shocked the whole Kashmir valley. A time bound inquiry should be held and those found guilty More



  • Editorial

No quick fixes

Unemployment indubitably is one of the biggest problems dogging the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Left unattended, the problem over the years seems to have grown beyond the capacity and capability of any More



  • Business

Burglaries economic threat to traders: IGP

Stresses for trader-police partnership

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 30:  “My priority is to provide a secure environment in the province and my success in this regard can be measured by the number of successful business days you have,” said Inspector More



  • Sports

US born Kashmiri basketball coach's mission to impart training

Conducts Girls' Coaching Clinic

Srinagar, Apr 30: Continuing with his mission of making Basketball a popular sport in the Kashmir, American born Kashmiri basketball coach Shahid Ahmad Bhat conducted all girls' coaching clinic at Burn More



  • Kashmir

Magam school children have close shave as gas cylinder leak triggers fire

24 Students Hospitalized, Discharged

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 30: At least 24 students were hospitalized on Tuesday after a gas leak caused fire at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School at Magam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The incident More



  • Srinagar City

Batamaloo bus stand up for sale, Govt unconcerned

Forget passenger facility, terminal building converted into shopping complex

GOING, GOING, GONE!

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Apr 30: Salman Khan’s comedy sequence of duping Shakti Kapoor by selling him a bus stop as “shop” in a movie remained a popular gossip, a decade back. For now, something similar but serious has More




  • Jammu

Man held for faking accident

Jammu, Apr 30: Police have arrested a man on the charges of faking an accident in Ramban district. A police spokesman said it arrested Karmvir Singh son of Kulbir Singh of Preet Nagar Digiana and recovered More



  • South Asia

Sarabjit's condition deteriorates: Pak doctors

M ZULQERNAIN

Lahore, Apr 30: Doctors treating Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, comatose in a hospital here in Pakistan after a brutal assault, today said his condition has deteriorated though he had not been More



  • World

Boston bomb contained traces of woman DNA

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Boston, Apr 30: A woman's DNA has been found on at least one of the explosive devices used in the Boston bombings, adding a new  dimension to the probe into the terror attack that killed three people More



  • GKeducation&career

Returning home to set up an IT company

Three Kashmiris left their lucrative careers to set up an IT company in Kashmir that is empowering youth and successfully conducting business with global companies

INSPIRING KASHMIRIS

MAJID MAQBOOL

About 10 years ago Tahir Qazi, a US based technology executive with extensive international business experience, along with two other friends having years of experience in IT sector, thought that it was More




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