JK election results tomorrow

Contestants await outcome with bated breath


Srinagar, Dec 21: More than 800 contestants in Jammu and Kashmir will spend a couple of nervous nights till December 23 when counting of votes for elections to the 12th Legislative Assembly will be held, after a record turnout in the five-phase polls in the state.Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and More

39% drop in number of contestants


Srinagar, Dec 21: The voter turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections has increased significantly but the number of aspiring lawmakers dipped substantially compared to 2008 Assembly polls when a record 1,344 candidates tried their luck on 87 constituencies.The number of candidates this More

Counting process will be video-graphed: CEO


Jammu, Dec 21: The counting of votes for the recently-held Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections will commence on December 23 at 8 am across the state, officials said.Talking to Greater Kashmir, J&K’s Chief Electoral Officer UmangNarula, said: “28 counting centers consisting of 94 halls have More

Police chalks out strategy to ‘handle victory processions’


Srinagar, Dec 21: Fearing law and order problem during and after counting of votes for recently-held Assembly elections on Tuesday, police have decided to deploy additional forces in Kashmir areas “to thwart any untoward incident.”“We have made extraordinary security arrangements for vote counting More

‘ChilaiKalan’ begins

MeT department predicts light rain, snow in next 2 days


Srinagar, Dec 21: There was a little respite from cold on the first day of Chilai-Kalan—the 40-day harshest winter period—Sunday, even as Meteorological Department predicted light rain and snowfall in Kashmir in next two days.Chilai-Kalan is the period when chances of snowfall are maximum and More

Malik starts hunger strike against ‘police atrocities’

Protests, clashes in Maisuma

Srinagar, Dec 21: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)  MuhammadYasin Malik Sunday began his indefinite hunger strike against “harassment of people by police.”The incarcerated Malik began his hunger strike at the SK Institute of Medical Sciences at Soura here where he is More

Thousands flock to Peshawar school where Taliban killed children

Hold candles, placards; condemn massacre

Peshawar, Dec 21: Thousands of Pakistanis flocked to the Army Public School on Sunday to mourn the more than 140 people — mainly children — massacred by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and demand action against militants.Men, women and children from Peshawar and other cities visited the army More

Gravedigger breaks his rule, weeps first time

Peshawar, Dec 21: One of the gravediggers at Peshawar’s largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He’s a professional, he says.But as the dead bodies mostly children started coming in from a school massacre this week that killed 148 people, he began to weep More

4 more Pak prisoners executed


Lahore, Dec 21: Four more death-row convicts were executed in Pakistan Sunday for their involvement in an attack on former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf after the country lifted a ban on the death penalty following last week's deadly Taliban attack on a Peshawar school.Zubair Ahmed, More

  • Briefs

1 dies, another hurt in mishaps


Srinagar, Dec 21: One person died while another was injured in two separate road accidents across the valley.A bulldozer fell into Nallah Sindh at Shutkadi near Haji Grave, Sonamarg resulting in on spot More

  • National

Indo-Pak peace groups organize blood donation

Peshawar attack

New Delhi, Dec 21: In solidarity with victims of Peshawar school attack, a blood donation drive was organized by Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Aman ki Asha and Gandhi Global Family at Indian Red Cross Society head quarters More

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CBI to soon file final report in Srinagar Defence land scam

Lastupdate at : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:14:23 IST

New Delhi, Dec 21: CBI will soon file its final report in the alleged irregularities in the sale of land near the high-security Srinagar airport worth crores of rupees by the then Defence Estate Officer More

  • Opinion

Post-Poll Discourses

What a masterstroke has it been to redefine elections in Kashmir context



It has been a masterstroke. Conjuring the discourses during the 2002 elections delinking the electoral process from the main political narrative of the state has been job of a master strategist.  More

  • Oped

Ensuring peaceful polls in Kashmir

Even as separatists were caged and scores of youth detained, he says, it was systematic homework of months and fine tuning of deployment which helped police create conducive environment for people to cast More

  • Editorial

Crime Against Women

It is urgent that the acid throwers are arrested and not only arraigned before the law but also publicly named and shamed.

After December 11 acid attack on a law student in Nowshera, a girl was raped and murdered at Wanpora village in Pulwama on December 19. She was missing for several days before her body was found. The two More

  • Business

In 5 months, petrol goes cheaper by Rs12 per liter


Srinagar, Dec 21: As the crude prices are falling on the international market, the petrol and diesel prices during past five months have sharply nosedived. While the petrol has witnessed price fall of More

  • Sports

Parvez's 50 steers JK to 266/6 against Baroda

Ranji Trophy


Vadodara, Dec 21: All-rounder Parvez Rasool struck an unbeaten half-century as Jammu and Kashmir put up a decent batting performance to reach 266 for six in their first innings of the Ranji Trophy Group More

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  • Kashmir

Srinagar Defence land scam: CBI to soon file final report


New Delhi, Dec 21: CBI will soon file its final report in the alleged irregularities in the sale of land near the high-security Srinagar airport worth crores of rupees by the then Defence Estate Officer More

  • Srinagar City

'Prime suspect' in acid attack held

DAY 11


Srinagar, Dec 21: A prime suspect into the acid attack on a 21-year-old law student has been detained for questioning, sources in the Special Investigation Team (SIT) said.  They said the suspect More

  • Jammu

BJP says will form govt on its own


Jammu, Dec 21: Denying possibility of getting into alliance to form government in the state, BJP today said that party won’t go for coalition in any case and ‘will form majority government on its own’. More

  • South Asia

Lal Masjid cleric bows to pressure, condemns Peshawar massacre


Islamabad, Dec 21: A hardline cleric of Pakistan's Lal Masjid has condemned the massacre of children by Taliban in a Peshawar school and apologised for his earlier remarks that the militant group's act More

  • Cricket

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