Assembly elections begin today

Have made all arrangements for fair polls: Narula


Srinagar, Nov 24: The assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are beginning Tuesday amid tight security arrangements and poll boycott call by separatist groups. 15 Assembly segments spanning seven districts will go to polls in the first phase.Chief Electoral Officer, UmangNarula, told Greater More

In a first, PM Modi to address election rally in Srinagar on Dec 6


Srinagar, Nov 24: Prime Minister NarendraModi would address an election rally in Srinagar on December 6 as the BharatiyaJanata Party is eyeing to install its government in Jammu and Kashmir. Modi would address another election rally in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on the same day.“Prime Minister More

National Conference admits:This Assembly election toughest battle

Retaining Srinagar a challenge, says Sagar


Srinagar, Nov 24: The ruling National Conference Monday said the state Assembly election scheduled to start from Tuesday is “the toughest electoral battle” the party would be facing. The party also said that retaining Srinagar is a “challenge” for it.“No doubt, this is the toughest election. But More

As Nasir files nomination, Omar faces flood victims


Srinagar, Nov 24: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday faced flood victims at District Election Office here when he was accompanying National Conference candidate for Amira Kadal constituency, Nasir AslamWani, for filing his nomination papers.Soon after Omar came out from the office, a group of More

PDP will strive for resolution of Kashmir: MuzaffarBaig

Rafi Mir files nomination from Pahalgam


Pahalgam, Nov 24: Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Member Parliament MuzaffarHussainBaig Monday said his party, if voted to power, would strive for resolution of Kashmir issue “according to the wishes of the people.”“Resolution of Kashmir issue was part of our Common Minimum Program More

LeT urges people to boycott polls

Srinagar, Nov 24: Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) Monday appealed people of Kashmir to boycott the assembly elections.In a tele-statement to local news agency KNS, LeT spokesman Abdullah Ghaznavi said, “We appeal people not to undermine the sacrifices rendered by the people of Jammu and Kashmir More

Padshahi Canal encroachments: HC seeks property details of officers

‘Few individuals’ greed cannot be allowed to play havoc with rights of millions of people of Kashmir’


Srinagar, Nov 24: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday directed officers who were posted to monitor Padshahi Canal in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir from 1990 till date to file an affidavit indicating movable or immovable property in their names or in the names of their spouse and dependent More

India doesn’t rule out Modi-Sharif meeting

Wait till Wednesday, says SushmaSwaraj


Kathmandu, Nov 24: India Monday did not rule out a possible meeting between Prime Minister NarendraModi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Nepal on the margins of SAARC Summit, with External Affairs Minister saying "wait till tomorrow".SushmaSwaraj, who arrived here today to attend More

  • Briefs

Prof Ganai files nomination from Shangus

Srinagar, Nov 24: Prof Muhammad Yousuf Ganai, an Independent candidate Monday filed his nomination papers for South Kashmir Assembly segment of Shangus.Prof Ganai, a senior Professor in Department of History More

  • National

PM hopeful of fruitful winter session


New Delhi, Nov 24: Prime Minister NarendraModi today voiced hope that the opposition will cooperate in Parliament to make it a "fruitful and result-oriented" winter session, despite several parties making More

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  • Opinion

Floundering and flowering democracies

…with an essay on rising subcontinental communalism impacting ‘K’ issue



iqbal.javid46@gmail.com South Asian big brother India wearing the label of institutionalized secular democracy is floundering on democratic path and secular constitutional charter by promoting cultural More

  • GK Magazine

Election Time—a ‘not-normal time’

In this time, state undertakes an impossible task—respecting people’s choice



javid1931@gmail.comWe often hear terms like ‘high time’, ‘special time’, ‘good time’, ‘bad time’ ‘valuable time’, ‘normal time’, ‘hard time’, and are also told about very thoughtful expressions like “Above More

  • Letters

Identity politics

This refers to “Storm in a teacup” by Asma Khan Lone; In January 2014 Asma wrote in an article in The Hindu. “Mapping the Kashmir Trajectory” in which she mentions “India’s inability to recognise the undercurrents More

  • Editorial

Winters Ahead, But...

The state administration has not become wiser even after the devastating floods

Mercury has unprecedentedly dipped to sub-zero in the summer capital, and other parts of the province. Though metrological department is yet to come clear on what are the reasons for this early onset of More

  • Business

'Govt plans interest subsidy for low-income housing loans'

New Delhi, Nov 24: The government plans to offer interest subsidy on housing loans to help poor section buy homes and boost real estate demand. Addressing the realtors' body CREDAI conclave, Minister for More

  • Sports

Fresh talent kindles hope of pace-bowling revival in JK

JKCA officials, selectors upbeat over discovery of new fast bowlers


Srinagar, Nov 24: In what could put JK on the radar of National cricket selectors in the near future, discovery of promising fast bowling talent has raised hopes of senior officials and selectors of the More

  • GK Social

  • ePaper

  • Kashmir

JK will secede from India if Article 370 goes: Congress

Soz releases party manifesto; Promises delimitation of assembly constituencies


Srinagar, Nov 24: State Congress chief Prof Saifuddin Soz Monday said Jammu and Kashmir will lose its relation with the Union of India if BJP scraps Article 370 of Indian constitution. He admitted that More

  • Srinagar City

Now,illegal building comes up on middle of highway

R&B fails to safeguard Govt land; SMC, SDA allow Master Plan violations


Srinagar, Nov 24: With the authorities failing to keep check on alleged Master Plan violations, the construction of illegal buildings has scaled a new height of notoriety. In the latest , at Teng Pora More

  • Jammu

BJP leader Khajuria, associates join NC

Nagrota craves for effective leadership: Rana

Nagrota, Nov 24: Assuring to represent genuine aspirations of Nagrota in every forum, National Conference candidate for the constituency Devender Singh Rana Monday said the injustices meted out to the More

  • South Asia

Nepal ready to 'mediate' between India, Pak at SAARC summit


Kathmandu, Nov 24: Nepal is ready to "mediate" between India and Pakistan to break the deadlock in their ties by bringing the leaders of the two countries together during the SAARC Summit, Foreign Minister More

  • Cricket

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