JK to get new Govt today

Mufti Sayeed to head 25-member council of ministers  PM, top Union leaders to attend ceremony  BJP gets power


Srinagar, Feb 28: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed will take oath as next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday as Governor NN Vohra Saturday invited the PDP patriarch to form the Government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Union Cabinet ministers apart from top More

Sajjad Lone, Pawan Gupta in BJP quota


Jammu, Feb 28: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken its allies on board as the party has decided to induct as ministers two out of the three MLAs who supported the party in recent Rajya Sabha polls. As per sources, Peoples Conference president Sajjad Lone and Independent MLA from Udhampur would take More

Mufti calls on Sonia Gandhi

Meets NSA Doval, senior SC judge before wrapping-up Delhi visit


Srinagar, Feb 28: Wrapping up his 2-day visit to New Delhi, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Saturday called on Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi to seek her party’s support in running J&K government. Mufti also met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and held a brief interaction More

BUDGET 2015-16: Kashmir gets AIIMS, Jammu IIM

Central assistance for Leh heritage site


New Delhi, Feb 28: A day before PDP-BJP government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced two more central institutions in the form of AIIMS and an Indian Institute of Management for the State. This is part of the plan to set up similar institutes in five states More

2 militants killed in Tral gunfight

Thousands of people attend funeral


Tral, Feb 28: Only two days after an encounter in Shopian, two militants were killed in a gunfight with forces in Tral area of south Kashmir late Friday evening. Reports said that following a tip off, SOG Awantipora and 42 RR cordoned off Mominabad area of Ratsuna village Friday evening. During the More

Soz to quit as JK Congress chief


Srinagar, Feb 28: State Congress chief Prof Saifudin Soz has urged the AICC president Sonia Gandhi to relieve him from the post, Greater Kashmir learnt Saturday. Though majority of party cadre in JK wanted Soz to continue, but it has been learnt that the high command has decided to honour Soz’s request More

KTMF calls for Kashmir bandh on Mar 4

‘Central Govt has failed to announce relief package for flood-hit traders’


Srinagar, Feb 28: Terming the economic scenario in Kashmir after floods as ‘grave,’ Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation Saturday called for a strike on March 4 to protest over central government's alleged failure to rehabilitate the flood-hit business community. President KTMF, Muhammad Yaseen More

Winter vacations extended, schools to reopen on Mar 9


Srinagar, Feb 28: Winter vacations for schools in Kashmir and winter zones of Jammu have been extended until March 7. The step has been taken in the wake of Swine flu scare and bad weather conditions in Kashmir. Earlier the government had extended the winter vacation till March 1. Officials said that More

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9 injured in Doda accident

Doda, Feb 28: Nine persons were today injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling fell into a gorge near Pul Doda area here, officials said. "The vehicle was on its way to Doda from Bhaderwah More

  • National

Pachauri's resignation accepted

New Delhi, Feb 28: Following allegations of sexual harassment, Rajendra K Pachauri, one of the world's top climate change officials, has resigned from the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change."The More

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  • Opinion

Ending India’s VIP culture

The problem is not about flashlights and beacons alone but the entire system of privileges and freebees


I am not a great fan of the Times Now News Channel or its star anchor Arnab Goswami. And yet, I instinctively agree with the recent ‘anti-lal batti’ campaign he has begun on the Channel, as part of its More

  • OP-ED

The throne and the déjà vu

As the PDP and the BJP seal their alliance today; irrespective of the outcomes, it is the perception question, not much the intent, which may matter


The PDP-BJP sangam will be solemnized on the banks of the Tawi River today. So here begins a new era in Jammu & Kashmir’s history. As Mufti Muhammed Syed dons the chief ministerial throne, it is a feeling More

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Casino Visit Row: PCB summons Moin to explain conduct

Karachi, Feb 28: Two days after returning home to an angry reception, the chief selector Moin Khan has been summoned by the Pakistan Cricket Board to explain his conduct, a visit to a Casino in Christchurch More

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  • Kashmir

Academic calendar in Kashmir stretches to 16 months, stakeholders worried

‘Grant mass promotion or suggest alternate ways to safeguard career of students’


Srinagar, Feb 28: With swine flu and bad weather forcing extension of winter vacation by another week, the students of lower classes and their parents are worried about the viability of 2015 academic session More

  • Srinagar City


Roads and Buildings deptt in slumber, commuters suffer


Srinagar, Feb 28: Inordinate delay by the authorities to undertake repairs of dilapidated roads in the summer capital is causing immense inconvenience to commuters. Due to incessant rains, major roads More

  • Jammu

LC polls on Monday

8 candidates in fray for 6 seats


Jammu, Feb 28: The elections to six seats of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council would be held on March 2, with eight candidates in the fray. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic More

  • World

Terrorist attack in India may lead to nuclear war: US experts

Washington, Feb 28: A major terrorist attack in India might lead to a large-scale military assault on Pakistan, which then could lead to a nuclear war in one of the world’s most populous regions, the US More

  • Health

Lone H1N1 testing facility in JK facing closure

Will decide about extending financial, technical support on need-basis: NIV


Srinagar, Feb 28: The Center for Disease Control, Atlanta and Institute of Medical Research (ICMR) funded SKIMS H1N1 project may be facing closure in March 2015. It was under this project that H1N1 surveillance More

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