Mufti set to begin second innings as JK Chief Minister

Swearing-in at 11 am in Jammu on Sunday; PDP Patron meeting Prime Minister today to seal the deal


Srinagar/New Delhi, Feb 26: PDP and BJP have ironed out their differences and reached a consensus on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) that will form the basis of their unique coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir to be sworn-in at 11 AM on Sunday in at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, Jammu. More

‘Talks with Hurriyat, AFSPA revocation were last-minute hiccups’


Srinagar, Feb 26: Talks with Hurriyat Conference leaders and revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) had triggered a last minute hitch in PDP-BJP alliance in J&K, sources said Thursday. According to sources in BJP headquarters in New Delhi, “holding talks with Hurriyat Conference leaders More

BJP legislature party meeting Saturday to elect leader


Jammu, Feb 26: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is holding a meeting of its newly-elected MLAs here on February 28 to elect the leader of the Legislature party, a day before the proposed date of swearing-in of the new BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir. “Although deliberations are More

Jaitley blames Cong for Kashmir imbroglio

‘Party wants to be in power in JK by hook or crook’


New Delhi, Feb 26: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that Congress was to be blamed for the mess created in Jammu and Kashmir over the decades as it was the result of misgovernance and mishandling of affairs by the party’s successive governments. Speaking in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, Jaitley focused More

RAIL BUDGET: Prabhu assures faster network growth in JK

No fare hike, no new trains; Thrust on passenger facilities


New Delhi, Feb 26: There would be faster rail network growth in Jammu and Kashmir and connectivity provided to all the Northeastern states, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday. "Indian Railways is committed for faster rail network in Jammu and Kashmir. The rail connectivity between Jammu More

Ahead of govt formation, Malik trains gun on Mufti

‘He imposed AFSPA in JK, got top HM commanders killed; All pro-India parties surrogates of GOI’


Srinagar, Feb 26: Ahead of government formation between Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday accused PDP patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed of “exploiting More

2 killed in landslide on highway

More rains, snow from Mar 1: MeT office


Jammu, Feb 26: Two people were Thursday killed while two others were seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a landslide on the Jammu- Srinagar national highway near here, a police official said. "The vehicle was hit by a massive landslide on the Jammu-Srinagar national More

2 children among 3 injured in explosion at Shopian encounter site


Heff (Shopian), Feb 26: At least three persons, including two children, were wounded in an explosion at a site where an encounter between forces and militants ended last evening in this south Kashmir village, officials and reports said on Thursday. Injured were identified as Muhammad Amin Dar son More

  • Briefs

4 KAS officers promoted

Srinagar, Feb 26: The state government on Thursday ordered promotion of four KAS officers from senior most special to super time scale (37400-67000 with grade pay Rs 10000). The officers include Director More

  • National

Baig quotes Shyama Prasad Mukherjee to convey India's rich heritage

New Delhi, Feb 26: With one-time arch-rivals PDP and BJP set to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig today quoted the saffron party's ideologue Shyama Prasad Mukherjee More

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Encounter breaks out in South Kashmir's Tral

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Pulwama, Feb 27: A gunbattle has erupted between suspected militants and government forces at Ratsuna village of Tral Friday evening, witnesses said. "Panic gripped the village as exchange of firing More

  • Opinion

Jamat in a jam

When you have been fearless in the past, why fear now?



Jamat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir is a cadre based Islamic movement. Moulded as a formidable organization, it has contributed significantly towards education, political awakening and social reformation More

  • GK Features

Suspected, Far from Home

…And finally I was home where everyone is a friend



On a scorching and humid late July afternoon of 2008, I found myself packing my baggage into a borrowed, medium- sized duffle bag in the second storey of the historical Sir Syed North hostel of Aligarh More

  • Letters

  • Friday Focus

Cooperation Not Confrontation


The Charlie Hebdo mischief continues unabated. Some people believe, and not unjustifiably, that the mischief is ultimately related to the phenomenon of the clash of civilizations. Samuel Huntington’s theory More

  • Business

Railway budget-2015 leaves Kashmir business community disappointed


Srinagar, Feb 26: The Railway budget 2015-16 has disappointed Kashmir-based business community as their demand for railway coach factory in Jammu and Kashmir has not been met. Talking to Greater Kashmir More

  • Sports

DGP felicitates outstanding police sports person

Jammu, Feb 26: The Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajendra Kumar today felicitated 19 sports persons of Jammu and Kashmir Police, who have shown outstanding performance in different disciplines during More

  • GK Social

  • ePaper

  • Kashmir

Thousands attend funeral of slain militants

Protest strike in Pulwama, Shopian


Shopian, Feb 26: Amid sobs and tears, thousands of people today attended the funeral prayers of two militants, killed in a gun-battle with forces yesterday, at their native villages in Pulwama and Shopian More

  • Srinagar City

87,000 flood-ravaged houses and counting

5 months on, devastation figures mount as admin discovers more losses

Part I


Srinagar, Feb 26: What was initially pegged at 70,000, the number of damaged residential houses in September-2014 floods has recently crossed 87,000 mark in the City. While government opines the loss More

  • Jammu

Implementation of several projects hit by delays

Official panel identifies misappropriation of funds, non-submission of utilization certificates, lack of coordination


Jammu, Feb 26: Progress on several projects under core sectors has been hit in Jammu and Kashmir as their implementation has been affected due string of failures on the part of executing agencies. As More

  • South Asia

Pak army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar's visit

Islamabad, Feb 26: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif today warned India of a "befitting response" to alleged provocation along the Line of Control (LoC), just days before the arrival More

  • Health

Docs send H1N1 positive category- B patient home


Srinagar, Feb 26: A Kashmiri youth who has come on a vacation from abroad is battling for survival here as doctors have made him believe that he is suffering from H1N1 influenza but have assured him that More

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