Omar quits Ganderbal for Ishfaq, opts Sonwar, Beerwah

NC issues final list of 22 candidates

Sagar hopeful of Omar’s win at both places


Srinagar, Oct 31: The J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is also the working president of ruling National Conference, has quit his home turf Ganderbal to fight the upcoming Assembly elections from Sonwar and Beerwah segments of Srinagar and Budgam districts, respectively.A formal announcement More

After 3 decades, Abdullahs say goodbye to home turf Ganderbal


Srinagar, Oct 31: The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s decision not to fight from his home turf Ganderbal has finally put an end to over three-decade streak of Abdullahs to fight from the family bastion.Abdullahs’ date with the Ganderbal constituency dates back to 1975 when Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah More

NC forms campaign committee

Srinagar Oct 31: The ruling National Conference Friday constituted its Election Campaign Committee for the forthcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, beginning November 25. A party spokesman said that the Working President Omar Abdullah will head the election campaign committee while senior More

PDP fields Javaid from Bla, Sheikh from Batamaloo

PAC announces final list of mandates


Srinagar, Oct 31: The opposition Peoples Democratic Party Friday announced mandates for Baramulla and Batamallo Assembly constituencies. While the party ticket for Baramulla segment in north Kashmir has gone to JavaidBeigh, nephew of party MP MuzaffarHussainBaig, Noor Muhammad Sheikh would be contesting More

High Court pulls up insurance cos

Directs for settlement of claims as per court directions


 Srinagar, Oct 31:  The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed insurance companies to  pay 50 percent of insured amount for policies above Rs 25 lakh and 95 percent for policies below Rs 25 lakh as interim relief to the flood-affected people in the State. The court, however, made More

Flood Relief: SC favours relaxation in MCC


New Delhi, Oct 31: The Supreme Court Friday favoured relaxation of model code of conduct in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir to remove any hindrance in government's relief and rehabilitation work following devastation by floods recently.A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu asked the Election More

PMO seeks details of flood victims for financial assistance


Srinagar, Oct 31: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked the state government to submit details of all families whose houses were damaged in the last month’s devastating floods for financial assistance from the PM’s Relief Fund. Sources disclosed to Greater Kashmir that the PMO has sought More

NC gets 167 mins, PDP 126 for poll campaign on DD, Radio

ECI allots time



Srinagar, Oct 31: The Election Commission of India (ECI) Friday allotted time to political parties in Jammu and Kashmir for campaigning on state-run television and radio for the Assembly elections beginning November 25According to an ECI order , the ruling National Conference would get 167 minutes More

EC likely to visit JK on Nov 10-11


Jammu, Oct 31: The Election Commission is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir on November 10 and 11 to review arrangements in place for the five-phased Assembly elections."ECI is likely to visit here on November 10-11 to review election-related arrangements in thestate," a senior State Government More

Core Group meeting today to chalk out security plan


Srinagar, Oct 31: The Core Group Meeting of security agencies shall be held here Saturday to chalk out the security plan for the forthcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said.The meeting will be held at headquarters of Army’s 15 Corps and will be co-chaired by General Officer More

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Baig asks police to probe fake Facebook account

Srinagar, Oct 31: Senior Peoples Democratic Party leader and MP, Muzaffar Hussain Baig, on Friday said that he has asked police to probe into a fake Facebook account run in his name.“I have taken up the More

  • National

Pak won't dare to disturb border peace anytime soon: Rajnath


Bhopal, Oct 31: Asserting that Pakistan has been given a "befitting" reply for violating ceasefire, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Islamabad would not dare to disturb peace at the border More

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LeT module in Sopore: Police

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Srinagar, Nov 1: Police Saturday claimed to have busted a module of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) by arresting four of its members. The module was involved in grenade attacks in Sopore, a police spokesman said More

  • Opinion

The Eternal Contest

Karbala is not confined to the epic battle of that time; it signifies the ever-lasting struggle between truth and tyranny



Only chosen ones are blessed with the glory of martyrdom. Let me, however, here submit that the supreme sacrifice of Imam Hussain, the beloved grandson of blessed Prophet SAW, glorified the real essence More

  • GK Magazine

ELECTION: Finally the announcement is made

But is the time appropriate for holding these elections!



 aijazpol@gmail.com With Election Commission of India announcing that the elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be held from November 25, 2014, the timing is surely going to be debated in academic More

  • Editorial

Elections and democratic spirit

J&K state does not have a rich history of political accommodation

Weekend Comment

Widely perceived to have come at an inappropriate time, the elections to the State Assembly are nevertheless just round the corner. This election could be a watershed in the state’s political history in More

  • Business

Unicon Securities’ investors asked to lodge claims with NSE

Investors In Kashmir Heave A Sigh Of Relief


Srinagar, Oct 31: In a major relief to the investors of Unicon Securities, the National Stock Exchange has asked them to file claims for their investment amounts to it within three months.  & More

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  • Kashmir

Experts warn against using flood affected books

‘High risk of Cholera, Typhoid, Hepatitis among children;’ SMC to act against shops selling contaminated books


Srinagar, Oct 31: Experts have warned against buying or using flood affected books as the same carry high risk of infections particularly among children and other vulnerable groups.The recent floods have More

  • Srinagar City

Camping in Batamaloo, homeless victims cry official apathy


Srinagar Oct 31: With harsh Himalayan winter approaching fast, twenty eight families of Batamaloo locality who lost their houses and household to floods are spending nights under open sky and are equally More

  • Jammu

125 polling stations to be relocated along Indo-Pak border

Jammu, Oct 31: Fearing disturbance due to cross-border firing along Indo-Pak border, Jammu and Kashmir government will relocate 125 polling stations along the borderline in Jammu district to safer places More

  • World

Ebola may not be deadly for everyone: Study


Washington, Oct 31: Ebola may not be a deadly disease for everyone, suggests a new study that found the virus affects different people differently.A newly developed mouse model suggests that genetic factors More

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