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5.8 Quake Jolts JK

1 Killed, 80 Hurt; Widespread Damage In Kishtwar, Doda

ARIF MUNSHI/GAZI TAK/ALI RAHI

Jammu/Srinagar, May 1: One person was killed and over 80 others, mostly students, injured and scores of buildings damaged in Jammu and Kashmir when an earthquake of moderate intensity shook parts of North India Wednesday.Kishtwar and Doda districts in Chenab Valley of Jammu province were the hardest More


CS monitoring situation

Jammu, May 1: Chief Secretary, Muhammad Iqbal Khanday has directed the administration to gear-up the men and machinery in the quake-hit areas of the state to ensure immediate relief to the affected.Immediately after learning about the extensive damage caused by the quake in the Doda-Kishtwar-Bhaderwah More


‘Tremors reduce chances of bigger disaster’

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, May 1: While the earthquakes in Jammu and Kashmir have spread panic across the state, experts have a contrary view claiming that the moderate tremors have a positive impact as it releases the seismic pressure and reduce the chances of bigger disaster.As per the geological aspect of tremors More


High Court issues fresh summons to Ex-Health Minister

‘Asks IGP Crime To File Status Report On Arrest Of Accused’

SPURIOUS DRUG SCAM

D A RASHID

Srinagar, May 1: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday issued fresh summons to former Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma and Jammu based distributors M/S Lifeline Pharmaco-Surgicals Limited, on a PIL filed by doctors’ body seeking probe into the supply of spurious drugs to government hospitals More


D&FCO knew about fake medicines, kept mum

MUDDASIR ALI/ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 1: Quality analysis of several drugs done by State Drug and Food Control Organization (D&FCO) has confirmed supply of counterfeit medicines to the government-run hospitals in Kashmir, documents reveal.However, intriguingly, D&FCO authorities delayed launching prosecution More


Mutton retailers go on strike

Want Another Price Hike, Government Tightens Noose

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 1: As the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department started acting tough against mutton retailers of Kashmir selling meat at high rates, the latter have gone on a strike. The retailers say they are unable to adhere to the government rate as wholesalers are supplying them mutton More


Will give befitting reply to Congress in 2014: NC

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 1: Ruling National Conference (NC) Wednesday said they will give a befitting reply to Congress in 2014 political battles. The party leaders also said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party sabotaged Kashmir resolution in 1977 and brought draconian AFSPA to the state.Talking More


MHA concerned over ‘increase’ in infiltration

‘Corrective Measures Being Taken On LoC’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 1: Jammu and Kashmir was free from any law and order problem in 2012, however there has been an increase in infiltration attempts by militants, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said in its annual report.A senior MHA officer, who was instrumental in preparing the report, told Greater More


China reinforces position in DBO

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Leh/New Delhi, May 1: China has reinforced its position in Daulat Bag Oldi (DBO) sector, 19 KMs deep inside Indian territory, where they are getting regular supplies through trucks.According to reports sent to the Union Home Ministry, the Chinese side had adopted aggressive posture during patrolling More


No impact on tourism: Mir

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, May 1: As stand-off between India and China continues over incursions in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday maintained that it has no impact on tourist inflow to the mountainous region.However, it maintained that misreporting or exaggerating facts about the situation in More





  • Briefs

Govt asks Hajj aspirants to be cautious

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 1: Government Wednesday cautioned the Hajj aspirants to be careful about the credentials of travel agencies who have issued advertisements in local press for registration of pilgrims.People More



  • National

NUHM gets Cabinet nod

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 1: The Union Cabinet today cleared the Rs 22,507-crore National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) to address healthcare challenges in towns and cities with focus on urban poor. After Cabinet More




  • Opinion

The republic of scandals!

The leaders of India’s freedom movement could have never imagined that the country they liberated from 200 years of the British colonial rule will turn corrupt to the core

MY TAKE

M.ASHRAF

There is not a single day when one or the other scam or a scandal does not surface in different parts of India. The latest is the chit fund scandal in which members of the West Bengal ruling party are More



  • GK Magazine

Another university needed

Arguments for Sheikhul A’lam University of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry

PROF. SALEEM IQBAL

As the world celebrated the World Veterinary Day 2013 we have, here in this unfortunate part, still only dreams to cherish and demands to make. A State whose economy is so vitally linked to livestock sector More




  • Letters

Responsible who?

The menace of sub-standard drugs being supplied to hospitals and sold in the open market is not something new but it has been happening since long. Responsibility lies with both the suppliers and the those More



  • Editorial

Daring the Dragon

The third flag meeting between Indian and Chinese armies in Chushul has failed to achieve any breakthrough on the issue of Chinese incursion 19 kilometre inside in Daulat Beg Oldi sector in Ladakh. China More



  • Business

HDFC Bank opens branch in Kangan

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 1: HDFC Bank, second largest private sector bank in the country, inaugurated a branch and 2 ATMs at Kangan.   With this, the branch tally of the bank in the state has reached to More



  • Sports

Afghans trounce Combine Kishtwar, lifts title

INDIA-AFGHANISTAN FRIENDSHIP CUP

Doda, May 1: Afghanistan Youth Cricket Association (AYCA) lifted the India-Afghanistan Friendship Cup defeating Combine Cricket Club (CCC) Kishtwar by 20 runs in the two T-20 match series held at Chowgan More



  • Kashmir

Malik’s 48-hour hunger strike in Delhi to begin tomorrow

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, May 1: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Muhammad Yasin Malik will observe 48-hour hunger strike here from Friday afternoon in support of his demand for return of Afzal Guru’s body to More



  • Srinagar City

Congress ready to address old City problems: Prof Soz

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 1: State Congress chief Prof Saif-u-din Soz Wednesday  said Jammu and Kashmir lacks work culture as officers of Civil Secretariat spend their days in “cozy rooms”, which leads to delay More




  • Jammu

Govt constitutes committees

Postings, promotions of officials in Edu Deptt

Jammu, May 1: The Government today constituted Divisional and district level committees in School Education Department (SED) to expedite the process of posting and adjustment of the recently promoted Masters More



  • South Asia

Sarabjit slips into non-reversible coma

M ZULQERNAIN

Lahore/New Delhi, May 1:  Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh today slipped into a "non-reversible" coma at a hospital in Lahore even as India strongly asked Pakistan to release him immediately 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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