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Pakistan votes in historic polls

MASSIVE TURNOUT ACROSS COUNTRY; COUNTING BEGINS; RESULTS EXPECTED BY SUNDAY MORNING

NISAR AHMED THOKAR/PTI

Islamabad, May 11: Tens of thousands voted in Pakistan's landmark general elections on Saturday to choose new national and provincial assemblies despite bomb attacks in Karachi and the country's restive northwest that killed at least 20 people and injured many others.Long queues were seen outside More


Initial trends suggest Imran,Nawaz leading

GK MONITORING DESK

Srinagar, May 11: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan is leading in NA-1 (Peshawar), NA-122 (Lahore), NA-56 (Rawalpindi) and NA-71 (Mianwali) as initial trends started pouring in after counting of votes began, Geo TV reported.PML-N president Nawaz Sharif is leading in NA-68 (Sargodha More


20 killed,40 injured in bomb attacks

NISAR AHMED THOKAR/PTI

Islamabad, May 11: At least 20 people were killed and over 40 others injured in three bomb attacks in Karachi and the country's restive northwest on the day of polling today.The first blast went off near the election office of Amanullah Mehsud, an Awami National Party candidate contesting polls More


Militant Attacks A ‘Core Concern’

Core Group Meets, Directs Security Agencies To ‘Intensify Operations’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 11: The Core Group Meeting (CGM) held at Badami Bagh Cantonment here on Saturday discussed the overall security scenario in Kashmir, spurt in militant attacks, infiltration and frequent reports on the revival of militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.General Officer Commanding of Srinagar More


Trouble for Taj

Enquiry Panel Finds Irregularities In Purchases Made By PHE Deptt

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, May 11: A high-level enquiry committee probing irregularities in purchase of composite pipes has observed irregularities in procurement of these pipes by Public Health Engineering department.Official sources said that the three members committee – headed by Financial Advisor / CAO PHE / More


Army launches searches in Kupwara forests

VIGIL INTENSIFIED ALONG LoC

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 11: Army has started massive combing operations in Hafruda and Zachaldara forests besides Keran and Machil sectors of frontier district Kupwara to flush out militants believed to be hiding in the areas.The operations have been started following the searches carried out in Shamswari More


PM briefed about devastation in quake-hit Chenab Valley

600 Houses Completely Damaged, 40000 Severely, Partially Destroyed: Preliminary Report; Immediate Need For 13500 Tents

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, May 11: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was Friday evening briefed about the devastation caused by an earthquake in Chenab Valley of Jammu province earlier this month. Singh assured “all possible help” to the State to rehabilitate the sufferers, sources said.They said the Union Health More


NDMA team arrives for ‘damage assessment’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 11: An expert team from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Saturday arrived in Jammu to begin their post-quake assessment work in the affected districts of Doda and Kishtwar.The two districts of the Chenab Valley in Jammu province were the worst hit due to the quake More


Police quiz locals, ‘witnesses’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 11: Police have questioned over a dozen persons so far in connection with the killing of two persons, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Friday.Police said though they do not have a definite lead so far, they are hopeful to crack the case More


Gunmen kill Imam in Pulwama

KHALID GUL

Pulwama, May 11: Hours after a police officer was killed in Rajpora chowk in Pulwama, unidentified gunmen killed a 32-year old Imam outside his house in Lassipora area of the district.A police official said Moulvi Mudasir Ahmad Mir, son of Ghulam Muhammad Mir, of Armulla village of Lassipora was More





  • Briefs

GHSS Kothibagh students demand basic facilities

Srinagar, May 11: Students of Government Higher Secondary School Kothibagh complained against the non availability of basic facilities in the institutions.  Students alleged that there is non-availability More



  • National

India has right to build infrastructure along border: Antony

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Panaji, May 11: Days after the standoff with China over intrusion in Ladakh, India today defended its right to build border infrastructure and said Army and Air Force will continue to shore up their capabilities More




  • Sunday Special

Sarabjit or Sanaullah

Both mark a murder of humanity

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

The two savage acts (one there and one here) speak of a seething emotion of revenge. A hostage mindset which the great tragedy of Partition was based on, has come alive once again. `If they kill a Hindu More



  • Gk Magazine

Deconstructing the Oxymoron

Re-reading Jagmohan’s Frozen Turbulence

BIRINDAR R. SINGH

The fate of Kashmir gets linked closely to neighbouring Punjab at crucial moments. One such connection is through the former Governor, the mononymous Jagmohan, who may have been born Jagmohan Malhotra More




  • Business

'Govt denies industry benefits to tourism sector'

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May11: The Jammu and Kashmir Hoteliers’ Club today castigated the state government for “failing” to provide industrial benefits to tourism sector.  “Tourism sector was given industrial status More



  • Sports

Lalit Suri Hospitality Group organises 3rd Shikarathon

Governor flags off, interacts with Shikarawalas

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 11: Governor, N N  Vohra, on Saturday flagged-off the 3rd Shikarathon organized by the Lalit Suri Hospitality Group at Dal Lake here on Saturday.About 100 Shikarawallas drawn from Dal More



  • Kashmir

CT Scan machines at SHMS Hospital defunct

Patients Forced To Cough Up Huge Sums At Private Diagnostic Centres

AILING HEALTHCARE

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, May 11: The CT-scan facility, established a couple of years back with lot of fanfare, at the premiere SMHS hospital here has been rendered dysfunctional forcing the patients to visit private More



  • Srinagar City

‘WHO BENEFITED CITY NC OR PDP-LED REGIME?’

Senior PDP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig talks about his vision for Srinagar City in an exclusive chat with GK Senior Editor Arif Shafi Wani

RECONSTRUCTING SRINAGAR -THE CITY OF FUTURE PART-II

Can you specify decongestion plan for Srinagar? There is an urgent need to decongest Srinagar. You can’t just go on doing the patchwork and trumpeting it as development. I fear the reckless way some More




  • Jammu

JK gets 1699 additional Hajj seats

Jammu, May 11: Jammu and Kashmir has received an additional Hajj quota of 1699 seats from the Hajj Committee of India raising the total number of Hajj seats to 8819 for Hajj-2013. This was stated More



  • World

Wonderkid is century's youngest California University topper

LALIT K JHA\PTI

Washington, May 11: An 18-year-old Indian-American has become the youngest graduate topper of the prestigious University of California in more than a century. Kolkata-born Ritankar Das, has been named More



  • GKeducation&career

Libraries without readers

The government run libraries have failed to attract readers despite holding many seminars

STATE OF LIBRARIES

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries,” reads a banner outside Sri Pratap Singh Central Library, Lal Mandi, Srinagar. With a collection of 65000 books More




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