BJP chief Amit Shah working to install Hindu CM in JK: Reports

Banks on consolidating LS poll gains, enrolment campaign for eligible KPs, understanding with regional players


Srinagar, Aug 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah—who’s a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi—is understood to be working on a “plan” to install a Hindu Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir, reports in New Delhi-based newspapers Thursday said. The reports come a day after More

BJP’s new slogan for JK polls:‘Dilli Huyi Hamari, Ab Kashmir Ki Bari’


Srinagar, Aug 21: Ahead of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP leaders are set to begin a vigorous campaign especially in Kashmir with several union ministers tasked “to get in touch with the people on the ground with the party’s election slogan: ‘Dilli Huyi Hamari, Ab Kashmir Ki Bari More

BJP eyes migrant voters to slice NC, PDP vote share


Jammu, Aug 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is reportedly working hard to woo Kashmiri Pandit voters for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir to slice the vote share of the National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).According to BJP insiders, the party president More

JK’s accession not a Mutta marriage: Gupta


Jammu, Aug 21: A BJP leader Thursday said JK’s accession with India is final and there is no scope of any discussion on the issue. He also said that the Kashmiri separatists have no representative character.“The accession is final and not like a Mutta marriage which can be reviewed at the will More

Sharma’s ‘Hindu CM’ remark perturbs Cong

It is not party stand: Saifuddin Soz;Sharma sensing defeat: Vakil


Srinagar, Aug 21: The assertion by a senior Congress leader to have a Hindu chief minister in Jammu and Kashmir has sent the party’s state leadership into a tizzy as it immediately distanced from the remarks stating “it is not the party’s stand.”Maintaining that the Congress minister Sham Lal More

ECI drags feet on Gujarat-made EVMs

JK Assembly polls


Srinagar, Aug 21: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has “put on hold” its decision to bring Electronic Voting Machines from Gujarat for use in JK Assembly polls amid reservations by political parties in JK against the poll panel’s move. Sources told Greater Kashmir a team of State Government More

Pakistan crisis sees no end

Imran Khan suspends talks with Govt, calls for nationwide protest


Islamabad, Aug 21: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan Thursday hardened his stand by withdrawing from dialogue with the government and vowed to continue his fight till the end, apparently buoyed by the Supreme Court's washing off its hands of the protests.Pakiatan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief More

  • Briefs

Afreen colony appeals I&FC officials

Srinagar, Aug 21: Inhabitants of Arfeen Colony Ellahibagh here have appealed Irrigation and Flood Control department higher ups to repair the local irrigation canal as the leakage from it has flooded the More

  • National

Need defence preparedness for peace in 'disturbed' neighbourhood: Jaitley


New Delhi, Aug 21: Observing that India lives in the "middle of a disturbed neighbourhood", Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said the country's defence preparedness is the "best guarantee" of peace More

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Mosque, residential houses hit as India, Pak trade fire at LoC

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Jammu, Aug 21: Bullets hit a mosque and two residential houses as Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Pakistani More

  • Opinion

Pak caught in `freedom' and `revolution'

Are Azadi and Inquilab marches pushing Pakistan to anarchy



At a time when Mumlikat-e-Khuda dad (God’s gifted state) was trying to wriggle out of political and economic stability and the army was purging the country of the menace of terrorism, the Pakistan Tehreek More

  • Gk Features

Visiting Kashmir after two decades

...and we left the valley with a strong desire to return



People like us, who moved out voluntarily for greener pastures, always desired to return and settle in Kashmir, maybe after retirement. The situation in Kashmir, about eight years after we moved out, was More

  • Friday Focus

The Hideouts of Shirk


In the eyes of the Quran and in the eyes of all the revelations previous to it, shirk (associating partners with Allah in any sense or form) is the most reprehensible sin and a flagrant violation of the More

  • Business

Subsidized LPG cylinders sold to commercial ventures

New nexus at the cost of genuine consumers comes to fore


Srinagar, Aug 21:  A new nexus has come to the fore after consumers found massive sale of subsidized domestic LPG cylinders to hotels here in contravention to the norms of using mandatory commercial More

  • Sports

Srinagar Jump-rope championship concludes

Srinagar, Aug 21: District Srinagar Jump-rope Championship organized by Jump Rope Association concluded at Legends School of Education, Kanitar Sadribal on Thursday.In the event around 300 school students More

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  • Kashmir

Police use water cannons, batons to foil employees’ march

Will continue to protest until demands are met: Association president


Srinagar, Aug 21: At least 19 people were Thursday injured when Jammu and Kashmir Police used water cannons and batons to disperse dozens of government employees who tried to march towards Civil Secretariat More

  • Srinagar City

SMC official caught accepting Rs 32,000 bribe

Accused grabbed in presence of Magistrate; Locals hail police action


Srinagar, Aug 21: A Srinagar Municipal Corporation official was Thursday caught red-handed accepting money from a person to facilitate illegal constructions in the City, which has been bearing brazen Master More

  • Jammu

Sawlakote project may miss deadline


Jammu, Aug 21: With the Detailed Project Report submitted for approval to Central Electricity Authority of India (CEAI) hanging fire for last one year, the ambitious 1856 MW Sawlakote project proposed More

  • World

3 top Hamas commanders among 19 killed in Israeli strikes


Gaza/Jerusalem, Aug 21: Intensifying its targeted assassinations of militants, Israel's air force today bombed a house in Gaza killing three senior Hamas commanders among 19 Palestinians on the 45th day More

  • Cricket

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