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Halcrow backtracks

Was Cleared For Assignment Last Month; Not Interested: Consultancy Tells PDC

Quantifying IWT Losses

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, May 13: An international consultancy M/S Halcrow short-listed by the state government last month for quantifying losses suffered by Jammu and Kashmir on account of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) has backtracked from the offer.In its communication sent to the State Power Development Corporation More


Azad reviews post-quake relief measures

Assures Leh-Type Package From Central Government

GAZI TAK

Bhaderwah, May 13: Union Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad Monday visited the earthquake-hit Chenab Valley for the second time since May 1 when the calamity struck the area.Accompanied by minister for R&B Abdul Majeed Wani and MLA Bhaderwah Muhammad Sharief Naiz, Azad first reached Doda and More


Fresh tremors force closure of schools

Bhaderwah, May 13: Fresh tremors of moderate intensity jolted Bhaderwah and adjoining areas on Monday, prompting authorities to close down schools again.Tremors measuring, 3.7, 3 and 4.1 on the Richter Scale occurred at 8:42 A.M, 9:41 A.M and 12:01 P.M respectively, Met officials said. There was More


GK turns 25

A G Noorani’s Book Release To Mark Silver Jubilee Celebrations

Srinagar, May 13: With Greater Kashmir completing 25 years of its publication on May 15, the GK Foundation is organizing a book-release function here to mark the Silver Jubilee celebrations.The book titled ‘The Kashmir Dispute: 1947-2012 Vol-I’ by noted author and legal luminary AG Noorani would More


SMHS Hospital runs short of antibiotics

PATIENTS FORCED TO PURCHASE DRUGS OUTSIDE

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, May 13: Despite a lapse of three weeks since patients at SMHS hospital here developed allergy allegedly due to antibiotic Ceftriaxone and normal saline, the hospital authorities have failed to provide alternative drug to the patients.While the hospital stopped use of entire batch of More


PEACE KEY TO TOURISM: OMAR

‘Take Stakeholders On Board For Policy Intervention’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 13: Chairing the State Tourism Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting here on Monday, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah asked the concerned departments to come up with a comprehensive Tourism Development Policy taking all stakeholders on board. He said peace holds key to the growth of tourism More


Cong Minister all praise for Modi

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, May 13: Senior Congress Minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Monday praised the controversial BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for making his state a prominent destination on the tourism map of India.Mir, who holds Tourism portfolio in J&K, was speaking at the State Tourism More


Union Cabinet Secretary gets extension

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 13: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the extension of tenure of Ajit Kumar Seth, the country's top bureaucrat, by one year beyond June 13, 2013, a press release issued Monday said.Born on November 24, 1951, Seth holds Masters degree More


Nawaz invites Manmohan to oath-taking ceremony

‘Had Long Chat With Dr Singh On Phone; We’ll Pick Threads Where We Left’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, May 13: In a major development in the future course of the India-Pakistan dialogue, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he would invite his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh for his oath-taking ceremony.An upbeat Sharif - whose victory in the elections saw the Karachi Stock Exchange More


Sharif’s Shopian connection

Srinagar, May 13: Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, also known Nawaz Sharif, (born December 25, 1949 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan) is a Pakistani politician whose ancestors are originally from Kashmir.Nawaz Sharif’s ancestors originally hail from a family that traces its roots to Shopian district in More





  • Briefs

Sufi calls on Guv

Srinagar, May 13: G R Sufi, State Chief Information Commissioner, called on Governor N N Vohra at Raj Bhavan here on Monday.  During the meeting, the State Chief Information Commissioner briefed the More



  • News

ARMY TO REPLACE MARUTI GYPSY

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur, May 13: Soaring petrol prices have forced the Army to look for other options in the SUV variant and it started summer trials of Mahindra Scorpio and Tata Safari in Thar desert in Rajasthan today More




  • Opinion

The China factor

How should Salman Khurshid's statement be read?

X-PRESSIONS

ML KOTRU

To hear the External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid’s account of his Chinese pilgrimage on Saturday last, one had only to close one’s eyes and transport oneself into the good old ‘Hindi-Chini bhai bahi More



  • GK Magazine

IAS SUCCESS STORIES

This year 11 candidates from Jammu and Kashmir made it to the final list of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination. Eight successful candidates hail from Kashmir, while the other three belong More




  • Letters

Wrong approach

It is unfortunate that  reputed schools of the valley which were once following an appropriate mechanism for admission of the children have resorted to wrong criteria wherein only those kids are provided More



  • Editorial

The heritage and politics

Surveys conducted by some organizations in the recent past have indicated that overwhelming majority of our youth in Kashmir is unaware about the traditions and culture of the land. Unmindful of the recent More



  • Business

Kashmiri traders up in arms against SARFAESI Act

Say will come on roads if Act introduced in JK

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, May 13: Kashmir-based traders and industrialists have resolved to fight tooth and nail any government proposal to introduce the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement More



  • Sports

92.7 BIG FM to launch cricket tournament

Srinagar, May 13: With an aim to provide platform to cricketers to showcase their talent, 92.7 BIG FM is going to launch a cricket tournament soon. “92.7 BIG FM is gearing up to start biggest ever More



  • Kashmir

Highway widening sprints in Jammu, limps in Kashmir

Srinagar-Qazigund Portion Records 10% Progress, Udhampur-Jammu 50%

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 13: Even as the ongoing multi-crore rupees project for four-laning of Srinagar-Jammu Highway is being showcased as a major leap towards enhancing Kashmir’s connectivity with outside world More



  • Srinagar City

HELPLESS FOR 5 YEARS, MEHRAN’S FAMILY PROTESTS

Appeals CM for CBI probe again; Willing to sell off house to reward with Rs 2.5 lakhs anyone giving clue

FOLLOW UP

M HYDERI

Srinagar, May 13: Much against the medical advice to avoid venturing out when allergic cotton like pollen has been fueling the air all around in Kashmir, this cancer patient didn’t mind spending the entire More




  • Jammu

DG Prisons visits Kathua, Hiranagar jails

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, May 13: Director General Prisons K Rajendra Kumar today visited District Jail Kathua and Sub Jail Hira Nagar and reviewed the security arrangements, an official spokesman said.  He said the More




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