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 has once again exposed the non-seriousness of the Education department in ensuring safety measures More

After spurious drugs, it is ‘spurious’ meat

‘Meat Consumed In Kashmir Unhygienic, Contains Microbial Contamination’

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 30: While Kashmir is yet to come out of the shock of supply of spurious drugs to hospitals, another revelation has come to fore that meat consumed in the Valley is unhygienic and contains microbial contamination. Information collected by Greater Kashmir from different parts More

For LD hospital staffers, every new born brings windfall

Poor Families ‘Forced’ To Pay ‘Grand Tip’ For Deliveries

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Apr 30: Sensationally, the maid announced birth of a baby boy. She congratulated the father, hugged a lady in Burqa (veil) and kissed the infant on forehead. “A baby boy! Sadh, Sadh Mubarak (Many, many congratulations) to all of you,” she said. “But it does not go like this, you More

Fee structure panel: HC pulls up Education dept for failing to produce order

Directs Secretary Education To Appear In Person On Next Date Of Hearing

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 30: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday directed the Secretary Education department to appear before it to explain why the government failed to produce a copy of the order with regard to constitution of a committee headed by Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki to examine the issue of fee More

Revenue officers’ strike: Govt issues ‘diktat’, holds salary

No Such Order For Jammu Province: Patwar Association

Srinagar, Apr 30: Day after J&K Patwar Association extended the ongoing strike indefinitely, the State government Tuesday issued directives for withholding the salary of the protesting Revenue officials. However Patwaris claimed that there was no such move reported from Jammu province where revenue More

KU’s flawed admission policy mars Govt’s ‘education at doorsteps’ idea

Can’t Define Catchment Areas On The Basis Of Campuses: Dean Academics

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 30: While the J&K government is beating the drum of ‘making all-out efforts to provide higher education to aspirants in rural areas at their doorsteps’, the Kashmir University’s flawed admission policy for postgraduate courses is marring the initiative in broad daylight. Here is More

Missing baby of Tangmarg recovered from Chattabal

AHMAD KASHMIRI

Magam, Apr 30: Police on Tuesday recovered a missing baby of Tangmarg area in north Kashmir from Chattabal locality of Srinagar.   Three-year old Anjum Ghulam daughter of Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh of Kampora Tangmarg went missing mysteriously on March 30 from a house in Mazhama village More

9 yrs on, 48 school buildings await completion

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Apr 30: The State Government has failed to construct nearly 48 school buildings which had suffered massive damage during 2005 devastating earthquake. The non-completion of such buildings is making thousands of students suffer for the past nine years.  Most school buildings during the More

Man gets 7 years jail term for abducting youth

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Apr 30: The Court of Additional District Judge here Tuesday convicted a person to seven years rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 40000 on him for abducting a youth which led to his murder. However, it acquitted him of the murder and charges under the Arms Act.
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Mainstream, Separatist parties should work out joint strategy: Hakim Yasin
Srinagar, Apr 30: The People’s Democratic Front chairman and MLA Khansahab Hakim Muhammad Yasin on Tuesday called upon both the Mainstream and Separatist political parties to work out joint strategy for restoration of the honour of Kashmir and Kashmiris. “Both regional Mainstream and Separatist More

Evening clinics: Now, dole out extra bucks as consultation fee

Govt Order Draws Flak; MFA Miffed

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Apr 30: The Jammu and Kashmir government has triggered a fresh controversy after issuing an order on privatising the consultation of doctors and fixing ‘exorbitant’ consultation fee for evening clinics to be started in Srinagar and Jammu.  The Government Order No. 317-HME of 2013 More

People fed up with 'non-performance' of Govt: Mehbooba
Srinagar, Apr 30: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said the people of Jammu and Kashmir are “fed up with the non-performance, mis-governance and corruption” of the state government. She alleged that the ruling establishment “lacks credibility”. “The More

After Soz’s letter, PM asks Shinde to ‘look into matter’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 30: State Congress Chief Prof Saifuddin Soz Tuesday said the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has informed him that he has asked the Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to look into the issue of re-arrest of two Kashmiri youth, who have already served 16-years imprisonment. In a More

DDC reviews arrangements

Amarnath Yatra 2013

Islamabad (Anantnag) Apr 30: District Development Commissioner Islamabad (Anantnag) Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone on Tuesday reviewed the arrangements for the smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra 2013 during a high level meeting at Town Hall Pahalgam here in south Kashmir, an official spokesman said. 
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CM’s Private Office receives 156 deputations
Srinagar Apr 30: Chief Minister’s Private Office at Srinagar received as many as 156 deputations and 1079 individuals from different parts of Kashmir in April 2013, an official spokesman said.  He said the major problems and issues projected by general public were concerned with the resumption More

Joint Dir Prosecution accorded farewell

IGP lauds Mufti Javed’s contribution

Srinagar, Apr 30: Joint Director Prosecution Zonal Police Headquarters Mufti Javed was accorded a warm farewell on his superannuation on Tuesday, a police spokesman said.He said Inspector General of Police Abdul Ghani Mir while addressing the farewell function lauded the contribution of Mufti More

Geelani invited to int'l conference on Kashmir

‘Ready to visit Birmingham if travel documents issued’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 30: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has been invited to participate in a Kashmir related international conference being held on May 27, in Birmingham United Kingdom.   “Geelani sahib has accepted the invitation and decided to leave for Birmingham in third 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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