Kashmir Tourism Festival kicked off

15-day long event aimed to bring tourists to Kashmir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 14: Minister for Tourism Ghulam Ahmad Mir today inaugurated Kashmir Tourism Festival 2013 at Kashmir Haat, here. Besides recreation facilities, various government departments at Kashmir Haat have set up stalls showing art and culture of the Valley for attraction of tourists More

G A Mir talks tourism on 92.7 Big FM
Srinagar, May 14: Minister for tourism Ghulam Ahmed Mir today had a live conversation on morning show of 92.7 Big FM. RJ Arshad Khan hosted the show. Mir talked extensively about the tourism in Kashmir. He said: “Tourism can provide employment to the unemployed youth, which in turn can bring More

Foreign govts appealed to lift travel advisory on Kashmir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 14: Appealing foreign countries to lift travel advisories on Jammu and Kashmir, Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, said the state was as safe as other parts of the world. Interacting with a group of Canadian tourists here last evening, the Minister said: “Kashmir known More

Hailstorm takes toll on apple crop in South Kashmir

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), May 14: Hailstorm which hit this South Kashmir district Monday evening has taken heavy toll on fruit industry here. At least 30 villages have been affected with growers incurring losses worth tens of millions of rupees in both Dochnipora and Khuwripora belts of Pahalgam More

Baramulla hosts Mega Kissan Mela

New agri-techniques support farmers to achieve self-sufficiency: Mir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Baramulla, May 14: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today said that introduction of new agri-techniques in farm sector is helping the farmers to achieve the goal of self-sufficiency in agriculture and horticulture. The Minister was addressing a Mega Kissan Mela this morning here.  More

Vodafone launches call centre in Kashmir

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 14: Vodafone, India’s leading telecommunications service provider, today announced the launch of its call centre in Kashmir.  The call centre set up at Rangreth, here, is already working for some time. However, the company today announced its formal launch. The call More

MTs meet held

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 14: Alere Medical Pvt Ltd, a US-based $ 3 billion company with over Rs 200 crore turnover in India, organized a meet of medical technologists (MT)s. It was first of its kind event in the Valley.  The meet was organized at a local hotel here. A large gathering comprising 120 More

  • Kashmir

Pellet guns threat to life: SHRC

Seeks Response From Government, Police

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, May 14: Observing that use of pellet guns by government forces was a serious threat to life, the State Human Rights Commission has issued notices to J&K Government and Director General of More



  • Srinagar City

AMID GROWING DOG SCARE NETAS, BABUS SING ALL IS WELL TUNE

M HYDERI

Srinagar, May 14: Spotting over a hundred stray dogs on prowl around could be scary and equally deadly, but this is a routine for the people living in this summer Capital while the politicians from the More




  • Jammu

Azad visits quake-hit Bhaderwah, Doda

Inspects Developmental Works

Doda, May 14: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is on a visit to the earthquake-affected Doda district, Tuesday visited quake hit areas of Bhaderwah, Ghat and Doda town More



  • South Asia

UJC chief felicitates Nawaz Sharif

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, May 14: Chairman of the United Jehad Council (UJC) Syed Salahuddin has felicitated the PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif on his landmark victory in the recent polls in Pakistan.“We express our sincere More



  • World

Lord Nazir ends affiliation with Labour Party

TARIQ NAQASH

London, May 14: Lord Nazir Ahmed, the British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin, has ended his nearly four decades old affiliation with the Labour Party with “a heavy heart” following a row over his alleged More



  • Gk Features

Muslim caretaker for a Pandit cremation ground

A Kashmiri Muslim family has been taking care of a cremation ground for Pandits for over a century in the interiors of Dal Lake

TAKING CARE

MAJID MAQBOOL

For over a century a Kashmiri Muslim family in Jala Mohalla in the interiors of Dal Lake on the Rainawari side has been taking care of a cremation ground for Kashmiri Pandits even after their migration More



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