Under fire, Army to sanitize ‘meadow of death’ from today

CS-led panel seeks inputs on alternate site for firing range



Srinagar, July 31: In the wake of public outcry over civilian killings in TosaMaidan firing range in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, Army has decided to clear the meadow of unexploded shells from Friday. A spokesman of Army’s 15 Corps told Greater Kashmir that they would start the exercise More

Kulgam: Scores injured in clashes against Kousar Nag yatra

Police foils public march


Kulgam, July 31: Police Thursday foiled a public march in Aharabal area of this south Kashmir district against the Kousar Nag yatra. The march to Kousar Nag was given by the Kousar Nag Bachao Front (KBF).According to reports, hundreds of people from the twin districts of Shopian and Kulgam tried More

Geelani calls for protests today, shutdown tomorrow

Srinagar, July 31: Terming as “disastrous” the government decision to declare KousarNaag in Shopian district as a new Yatra destination, the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Thursday called for peaceful protest demonstrations against it after Friday prayers on August 1 and complete More

JK Chief Justice bereaved


Srinagar, July 31: Mother of Justice MM Kumar, chief justice of J&K High Court, passed away here Thursday. Kushalya Devi passed away at 5 am and was flown to Jammu where from she was taken to MalerKotla, District Sangrur in Punjab. Her cremation will take place tomorrow at 10 am at MalerKotla More

Hospital security guard shot at,critical

Case of mistaken identity, police suspect


Srinagar, July 31: Unidentified gunmen Thursday fired at a hospital security guard here, leaving him critically injured. Police have registered a case and launched hunt to nab the attackers.According to police sources, the private security guard of SMHS hospital here—identified as Nazir Ahmed More

Polls round the corner, JK Govt won’t hike power tariff

SERC approves petition by PDD


 Srinagar, July 31: With an eye on forthcoming Assembly elections, the State Government has decided against hiking power tariffs for this year. The State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) has approved a proposal by the Government in this regard.In its petition before the SERC—a quasi More

Gen Suhag takes over as new Army Chief


New Delhi, July 31: Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, whose appointment as Army Chief had kicked up a row, Thursday took over as the head of the force, succeeding Gen Bikram Singh.Gen Suhag assumed charge after his predecessor handed over to him the Chief of Army Staff baton in his South Block office here More

Modi govt discriminatory towards Kashmir: Soz


Srinagar, July 31:  Accusing the NarendraModi-led BJP government of fueling regional divide in Jammu and Kashmir, state Congress chief and RajyaSabha member Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz Thursday said that Kashmir has been completely left-out in the union budget while bounties were showered on other regions More

Govt extends summer vacation

Schools, colleges to re-open on Aug 4

Srinagar, July 31: Government Thursday extended summer vacations in schools and colleges in Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu till August 2nd, an official spokesman said. “The summer vacations are extended up to August 2nd, 2014 in respect of all government institutions including recognized More

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Unemployed youths appeal CM

Srinagar, July 31: Youths trained in physical education and sports Thursday urged the government to appoint them on ReT pattern. A delegation of unemployed youth told Greater Kashmir that they were promised More

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Dy NSA Nehchal Sandhu resigns


New Delhi, July 31: Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu, a former Intelligence Bureau chief, today tendered his resignation citing "personal reasons".The resignation has been accepted by Prime More

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Govt extends summer vacations for schools, colleges

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Srinagar, July 31: Government Thursday announced to extend the summer vacations in Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division. “The summer vacations are extended up to August 2nd 2014 in respect More

  • Opinion

The empty coffers

`Gari ne vayi, asstaan khalaan taher'! This Kashmiri proverb describes the recent actions of the present rulers!



After the debacle in the Parliamentary elections, the present rulers of Kashmir have been announcing a series of so called people friendly measures in spite of the fact that the government treasuries are More

  • GK Features

Injured, Crippled and Neglected

Several people who were injured during the 2010 unrest continue to suffer, many unable to afford the costly treatment



This year Mohammad Akbar Wani, 45, a resident of Baramulla, celebrated his sixth consecutive Eid-ul-Fitr while being bedridden. He cannot move without help and he cannot drink and eat by himself. He shakes More

  • Letters

Iftar culture

This refers to the news item "Growing culture of iftar parties brings business to restaurants in Kashmir". As we all know that the holy month of Ramadhan is over. In this holy month everybody tried his More

  • Editorial

A Blood-soaked Eid


This year’s Eid is not an occasion of festivity but that of mourning. A whole population of Gaza has been ruthlessly trampled to extinction like a swarm of ants and the world looks on. The most hellish More

  • Business

SRTC employees assured 5th pay commission arrears, call off strike


Srinagar, July 31: The employees of Jammu and Kashmir State Roads Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) today called off hunger strike on the assurance of the management that their demands including release of More

  • Sports

Non-renewal of players’ contracts

Private football clubs to boycott JKPDC selection trials


Srinagar, July 31: Coming out in support of the beleaguered J&K State Power development Corporation (JKPDC) football players, known private football clubs of the state have decided to boycott the scheduled More

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LD Hospital faced with acute space shortage

Patients deliver babies on floor of labour room


Srinagar, July 31: Acute space shortage has badly hit services at Lal Ded Hospital, Kashmir’s lone maternity specialty hospital, with officials saying they are finding it increasingly difficult to cater More

  • Srinagar City

Traffic cop caught on camera demanding Rs 500

Video goes viral online; Police inquiry finds money taken as fine amount


Srinagar, July 31: The video of a Traffic cop demanding Rs 500 from some non-local motorist on Pantha Chowk highway has gone viral on the social networking sites prompting police to initiate an inquiry More

  • Jammu

Employability got special impetus in JK during Omar’s tenure: Rana

Jammu, July 31: Enumerating the initiatives of Omar led government in enhancing employability, Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana said on Thursday that the main plank of the government More

  • World

Gaza toll 1400 in 24 days

Defiant Israel rejects global appeals


Gaza/Jerusalem, July 31: Israel today rejected global appeals to stop its military offensive in Gaza and said it will not agree to any ceasefire until the tunnels built by Hamas have been destroyed even More

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