• TOP STORIES

Shabir Shah asks Saghar to step down, says can’t ditch martyrs

If He Is Not Comfortable, He Can Leave: Mirwaiz

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 30: A deep sense of discontent is brewing up in the Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq with the amalgam’s convener for Pakistan chapter, Mehmood Saghar, Thursday stepping down from his post after being asked by senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmed Shah. Shah is of the opinion More


Fear psychosis grips besieged Palhallan

Inhabitants Recount Intimidation ‘Unleashed By Police, Forces’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Palhallan (Pattan), May 30: As Srinagar-Baramulla highway bustles with activity, life has literally come to a standstill for people living in and around dreary Palhallan area of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.Bearing the ‘brunt’ of police and security forces since summer unrest of More


Tourists still afraid of visiting old city: Omar

Visits Ganpatyar With Sanjay Khan

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 30: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday visited old Srinagar, once a hotbed of militancy, by accompanying bollywood star of yesteryears, Sanjay Khan, to Lal Ded Memorial Cultural Centre at Ganpatyar here.Omar inaugurated an art exhibition at the Centre amid tight security cover More


Cabinet likely to ban doctors’ private practice

Baramulla, Udhampur, Jammu To Get New SSPs

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, May 30: The state cabinet, meeting here Friday, is likely to take a call on banning private practice by faculty members of Government Medical and Dental Colleges and associated hospitals, while Baramulla, Udhampur and Jammu are likely to get new police chiefs.Sources said the Medical More


Prosecution sanctioned in 193 graft cases

Chief Minister Chairs Consultative Committee Meet, Presents Overview

Srinagar, May 30: The State Government has accorded sanction for prosecution in 193 cases of corruption involving high profile public servants.This was disclosed in the Consultative Committee (CC) meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here on Thursday.The Committee on General More


SAC transfers 206 cases to SVC

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 30: After facing inordinate delay for the past two years, the State Accountability Commission has formally transferred 206 cases of alleged misuse of official position and corruption against public servants to the newly constituted State Vigilance Commission. Two former Chief Secretaries More


Government may verify seminaries’ credentials

Religious Organizations Already On The Job: Mirwaiz

SHAMASABAD INCIDENT AFTERMATH

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 30: In the wake of arrest of a fake ‘faith-healer’ for allegedly exploiting girls in a seminary run by him, the state government is now mulling verifying credentials of various Madrassas across Jammu and Kashmir.The government is also contemplating to put in place a mechanism to More


MP Ghulam Hassan Khan hospitalized

Omar, Farooq Visit GMC

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, May 30: Member Parliament Ghulam Hassan Khan has been hospitalized here after he complained of chest pain.Khan, who was staying here at his official residence, was rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu after complaining of chest pain. The doctors said that he had suffered More


ULB polls only after end of tourist season: Dr Farooq

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, May 30: Putting all speculations on the conduct of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls to rest, union minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference Patron, Farooq Abdullah, today said the elections to the civic bodies would be held only after the tourist season was over.  More


Anil Goswami visiting Kashmir on June 7

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 30: The Union Home Secretary designate Anil Goswami is arriving on a three-day visit to Kashmir on June 7 to review the security and developmental issues in Jammu and Kashmir. This is for the first time that Goswami would visit his native State after his name was cleared for the post More





  • Briefs

'Recovering NHPC losses'

Legal Penal Discusses Options To Retrieve Documents

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 30: A legal penal constituted by the State Government to recover the losses suffered by Jammu and Kashmir government on account of violation of agreements by the National Hydroelectric Power More




  • Opinion

Incredibly shocking

and the impostor kept crafting his own “Shariah”

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

 Some years back a sex scandal rocked Kashmir. Huge public demonstrations rattled the government which promised ‘exemplary punishments’ to the guilty. As the dust settled everything was forgotten More



  • GK Features

Preserving Kashmir’s Arts and Crafts

The Craft Museum in The School of Designs houses an amazing range of artifacts of Kashmiri handicrafts

CULTURAL HERITAGE

MAJID MAQBOOL

Preserving over 4000 sample craft pieces made by the Kashmiri artisans over the decades, the only Craft Museum in entire J&K remains ignored in a small building that houses The School of Designs in More




  • Letters

Pollen grains

Pollen grains (cotton like substance from Russian poplar trees) are harming people. They cause running nose, sneezing, fever, etc. Among the main victims include school going children, particularly, those More



  • Friday Focus

Need for Collective Introspection

PROF G R MALIK

Gulzar Bhat’s hellish deeds are coming to light one by one and falling like thunderbolts on all of us. What the poetic imagination could conceive at its most horrible, has been implemented by Gulzar Bhat More



  • Business

5 yrs on, fate of 2 fish markets, cold stores hanging in balance

Govt fails to identify land in Srinagar, abandons project halfway in Jammu

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, May 30: The fate of two Fish Market -cum-Cold Store Plants proposed for the capital cities of the state is hanging in balance. Reason: While the Fisheries Department has failed to identify the land More



  • Sports

Shabir wins SP College cycle race

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, May 30:  Shabir of B.Sc third year student cruised to victory in the annual cycle race of SP College held from SP College Main Gate to Shalimar Crossing here on Thursday. The 8-kilometer More



  • Kashmir

Shopian shuts to remember Asiya, Neelofar

KHALID GUL/SHOWKET DAR

Shopian, May 30: This south Kashmir district Thursday observed complete shutdown in remembrance of Asiya and Neelofar, who were “raped and murdered” here in 2009. The call for shutdown was given by the More



  • Srinagar City

HC directs JK Animal Welfare Board to file report on remedial solution

Dog Menace

D A RASHID

Srinagar, May 30: The High Court on Thursday directed the Jammu and Kashmir Animal Welfare Board to file within three weeks report of the committee constituted by it for providing a remedial solution to More




  • Jammu

Cancers due to tobacco consumption on rise in JK

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, May 30: Over 50 percent of total cancer cases in J&K are “directly or indirectly” related to tobacco consumption, experts said Thursday. The cases have been reported in the State in the past More



  • News

Pak Taliban pick new deputy after drone strike

Islamabad, May 30: Pakistani Taliban militants have chosen a new deputy commander to replace their second-in-command who was killed in a US drone strike in the North Waziristan region, sources in the militant More




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