Rs 9000-crore liability from previous regime: CM

‘Managing finances a challenge; Centre will help only when State has something in its kitty’


Srinagar, Apr 27: J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday admitted the State is facing “financial instability of sorts.” He said the previous regime has left over Rs 9000 crore liability, making management of finances a “big challenge” for the present dispensation. He also said the Centre More

Mufti tours Srinagar

Reviews ongoing projects, issues orders for city beautification

Srinagar, Apr 27: Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday extensively toured Srinagar city to make spot assessment of ongoing works on tourism, pilgrim and developmental projects in the summer capital. The Chief Minister visited historic Jama Masjid at Nowhatta, Asar-i-Sharief Hazratbal, Khanqah More

Heavy rains cause water-logging in Srinagar areas

Dal dwellers hold protest, say officials misleading govt


Srinagar, Apr 27: Heavy rains lashed Kashmir on Monday, causing water-logging in many places in Srinagar even as Meteorological department predicted light to moderate rains in next 24 hours. Thunderstorms also hit several parts of Kashmir, causing damage to property, reports said. However no loss More

‘Studying report on no retention policy’

New Delhi, Apr 27: The Government Monday said it was studying the report and recommendations of a sub-committee of Central Advisory Board of Education on ‘no retention policy’ in schools and would come out with a future plan soon on this. In reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, HRD Minister Smriti More

Nepal quake toll touches 4000

Ravaged country seeks international aid to tide over looming crisis; Tens of thousands homeless


Kathmandu, Apr 27: Crisis loomed over quake-hit Nepal on Monday following shortage of food, water, electricity and medicines as fear drove tens of thousands of people out into the open and the death toll soared to 4,000 amidst fears that it could touch 5,000. Scrambling to put together massive rescue More

Toll in India goes up to 72

New Delhi, Apr 27: The death toll in India from Saturday's earthquake Monday shot up to 72 even as New Delhi ramped up relief and rescue efforts in Nepal to provide succour to the nation devastated by the temblor. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh informed the Lok Sabha that the toll in the country More

Rainstorm kills 45 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar, Apr 27: At least 45 people were killed and 200 others injured as a heavy rainstorm with strong winds tore through Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan, uprooting trees and collapsing buildings. The storm hit yesterday, plunging over half the province into darkness for the whole More

Won’t quash new job policy: Govt

We are not rollback dispensation, will respond to Governor’s queries: Akther


Srinagar, Apr 27: The J&K government Monday said there is no question of rolling back its new job policy. Talking to Greater Kashmir on the sidelines of a function at SP College here, Minister for Education Naeem Akther said there is no question of rolling back the recruitment policy. “We are More

‘AIIMS will be set up in Kashmir’

Srinagar, Apr 27: The J&K government Monday said All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) would be set up in Kashmir only. Minister for Education, Naeem Akther, said the government is committed to set up AIIMS in the Valley. “Jammu has IIT and IIM. Let the government facilitate setting up AIIMS More

JK to undertake studies to enhance disaster management capabilities

WB PROJECT | To study morphology of rivers, urban vulnerability


Srinagar, Apr 27: The Jammu and Kashmir government is undertaking some crucial studies under a World Bank’s project for the state, officials said. According to documents, apart from funding reconstruction and restoration of livelihoods in flood-hit J&K, the Washington-based multilateral finding institution More

  • Briefs

Expedite dev works: Hakim Yaseen

Budgam, Apr 27: Chairman People's Democratic Front and MLA Khansahib Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen has asked the administrative machinery in the tehsil to expedite the ongoing developmental works. "The pace of More

  • National

‘Ghar Wapsi’ will continue: Togadia


Gopalganj, Apr 27: Claiming that the majority community was not safe in their own country, VHP International president, Praveen Togadia today defended ‘Ghar Wapsi’ aimed at re-converting members of other More

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  • Opinion

Jammu Bandh for AIIMS

…..... much ado about nothing



As PDP and BJP stand coalesced for nothing but lust for power, NC with Congress join other Parivar formations---VHP, Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena in agitating for Jammu AIIMS. There is a sugar coating however More

  • OP-ED

PDP-BJP: For How Long!

Although it is too early to predict the future of this alliance, it is high time PDP gets back to drawing boards and re-thinks the whole strategy



Yeh sarkar kitni dhear tak chala gi? How long would this government last, was what invariably made a part of every discussions, much before PDP and BJP formally announced to form a coalition government More

  • Editorial

Stern Steps Needed

Just passing the instructions to save this city won't do

For bad planning, wrong prioritization, political expediencies, vote bank politics, and organized corruption in the administration from the lowest to the highest level, this over one thousand years old More

  • Business

Rs 700 cr liabilities pending at treasuries in JK

Contractors, GPF claimants clamour for payment


Srinagar, Apr 27: With state continuing to be in financial crunch, Jammu and Kashmir government has failed to clear bills worth Rs 700 crore pertaining to contractors and GPF claimants. Even as it has More

  • Sports

Kashmir FC beat Hindustan FC 3-1

Srinagar, Apr 27: Kashmir FC further strengthened their position on the league table with a dominant 3-1 win over Hindustan FC in a round-10 match of I-League Division 2nd at Golaghat, Assam. The JK based More

  • GK Social

  • ePaper

  • Kashmir

Government admits failure in maintaining standards in schools

I feel ashamed as Education Minister when people seek to use my influence to get their wards admitted in private schools: Naeem Akhter


Srinagar, Apr 27: Education minister Naeem Akhtar Monday admitted that despite huge resources available with the State government in education sector, government schools have failed to maintain standards More

  • Srinagar City

PDD robs hospitals to feed others

Shares B&J Hospital line with Met Office, Govt quarters


Srinagar, Apr 27: In brazen violation of norms and something which can prove fatal for health care services, the government is sharing power supply lines meant exclusively for hospitals with some offices More

  • Jammu

Infiltration may increase: Army


Jammu, Apr 27: Deployment of troops along the Line of Control has been strengthened to thwart cross-border infiltration attempts as the snow has started to melt, a top Army commander said today. "We More

  • South Asia

Baloch leader Talal Akbar Bugti passes away

Karachi, Apr 27: Senior Pakistani politician and Baloch nationalist leader Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti passed away in Quetta today after suffering from cardiac arrest. Talal Bugti, 63, the son of former More

  • Cricket

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