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Azad slams JK Govt’s ‘poor response’

Visits Doda, Kishtwar; NDMA Says State Lacks Disaster Management Plan

POST-QUAKE RELIEF IN CHENAB VALLEY

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, May 4: Union Minister for Health Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday expressed displeasure over the State Government’s relief work in the earthquake-hit Chenab Valley that witnessed massive damage to property.“The State Government should have been alert (post earthquake) but the expected level More


GKWT to assess damage

Srinagar, May 4: Greater Kashmir Welfare Trust is sending a team to Chenab Valley in Jammu Division on Monday to assess the damage caused by the recent earthquake in the region. The team will have an on-the-spot appraisal of the situation to devise a strategy for adequate intervention. The team will More


Govt ‘missing’ on ground

No Relief, Just 100 Tents Provided To People

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 4: With preliminary reports suggesting damage to thousands of   structures due to Wednesday’s quake in Chenab Valley, the failure of the state administration to cope with the post-quake situation is evident from the fact that only 100 tents have so far been arranged as temporary More


NDMA to be implemented in state: Reddy

Doda, May 4: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today said the earthquake-hit Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir will be brought under the National School Safety Project (NSSP). "The National School Safety Project will be implemented in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. All components More


Cong ventures into Omar’s fort

Organizes Rally In Ganderbal; Let Elections Come, We Will Decide

ABID BASHIR

Ganderbal, May 4: Congress Saturday organized an impressive public rally at Laar in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir to commemorate the 24th death anniversary of its slain leader, Sheikh Abdul Jabbar.The rally was addressed by All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and In-charge More


Pak prisoner in deep coma

ATTACKER SENT TO 7-DAY POLICE CUSTODY

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA/GKNN

Chandigarh, May 4: Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay, who was injured in a scuffle with another inmate in a Jammu jail, was critical and in deep coma at the PGIMER here.“He is on ventilator and in deep coma. He continues to be critically sick,” said an update on Sanaullah's condition issued More


(In)Security issues at Kotbalwal jail

CCTV Cameras Defunct, Staff Strength Less

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, May 4: The Kot Bhalwal Central Jail here, where Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah was critically injured in a scuffle yesterday, in no way meets the the standard Prison Manual Test. The so-called high security jail besides lacking adequate manpower is without required facilities for the inmates More


Geelani seeks safety of India, Pakistan prisoners

To Write Letters To Prime Ministers Of Two Countries

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, May 4: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani Saturday said he would write to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and caretaker counterpart in Pakistan to ensure safety of each other’s prisoners.This is for the first time that Geelani will address a letter to Dr Manmohan More


NC power hungry, says PDP

Srinagar, May 4: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Saturday said the “only objective of the ruling National Conference is to grab power and it would not hesitate to enter into an alliance even with the BJP once again.”Addressing a workers’ convention at Pulwama, she said More


‘India acted fast, Pak took no action’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, May 4: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said India promptly responded after the attack on a Pakistani prisoner in a Jammu jail, while Pakistan took no action after the attack on Sarabjit Singh."It (attack on the Pakistani prisoner by another inmate in Jammu) should be condemned More





  • Briefs

Malik, others released

Srinagar, May 4: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik and other separatist leaders were released from Kothi Bagh Police station on Saturday evening.  Malik along More



  • National

Railway Minister's nephew, 3 others sent to 4 days CBI custody

New Delhi, May 4: Vijay Singla, nephew of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, and three others were today sent in CBI custody for four days by a Delhi court which said it was necessary to find out the More




  • Opinion

The language of power

China knows India can't take them on

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

The ongoing Indo-China crisis has triggered a political debate. Experts from both the sides view this development very seriously. Well, whether Chinese movement can really be called an `incursion' or not More



  • GK Magazine

The law and editors

OTHER OPINION

A G NOORANI

THE law lags behind public opinion and public opinion lags behind social necessities. The soundness of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ warning is felt acutely in the law concerning the pressIt took the More




  • Business

Kashmir folk festival kicked off at Pahalgam

G A Mir for promotion of cultural tourism in JK

KHALID GUL

Pahalgam, May 4: Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmad Mir Saturday stressed the need for promotion of cultural tourism in the state. Speaking at a function— part of 2-month long Tourism Festival—here More



  • Sports

BIG FM-XI beat Kashmir Media Club

Srinagar, May 4: Enthusiastic team of Big FM-XI emerged victorious against Kashmir Media Club by 6 wickets.Having elected to bat first after winning the toss, Kashmir Media Club had to face a fiery spell More



  • Kashmir

Government orphanage sans basic healthcare facilities

Children Turn Anemic, Forced To Do Menial Jobs

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, May 4: Away from the gaze of government and people, orphans enrolled in the government-run children’s home, Markazi Falai Itifal, at Nishat on city outskirts  have lately been falling prey More



  • Srinagar City

Crystal clear shines his work

Shaher-e-Khaas man gives Civil Secretariat clear look of outside world

M HYDERI

Srinagar, May 4: He literally makes the government top brass have a clear look of the outside world. His hard work looks stainless.  Meet Farooq Ahmed Baigh, of old City, the man who has been a vital More




  • Jammu

Azad distributes relief among fire victims of Padder

Kishtwar, May 4: Union Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, today distributed relief material among the fire victim families of Padder provided by Indian Reserve Police (IRP) under its civic action programme More



  • South Asia

3 Pak prison officials suspended over attack on Sarabjit

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, May 4: Pakistani authorities have suspended three senior prison officials over the fatal attack on Indian national Sarabjit Singh inside a jail, a week after the brutal incident. The Home More



  • World

LEGALLY WORKING INDIANS IN SAUDI ARABIA TO BE REGULARISED

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Dubai, May 4: Indian workers who have travelled to Saudi Arabia legally will be allowed to regularise their visa status, get new jobs or to return home if they register voluntarily with the Saudi authorities More



  • GKeducation&career

INSPIRING KASHMIRIS

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

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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