Army ready to relocate firing range

CS-led official panel mandates Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to identify alternate site

Tosamaidan Lease Row


Srinagar, Apr 16: Army on Wednesday agreed to explore alternate options to relocate its firing range from Tosamaidan in district Budgam.Army’s decision was conveyed at a meeting of the high-powered official panel constituted earlier this year to find solution to the contentious issue.   More

Police foil civil society protest


Srinagar, Apr 16: Police Wednesday foiled a civil society protest over Tosamaidan lease extension and detained half a dozen activists who were staging a demo at Press Enclave here. Hundreds of people joined the protest, organised by various civil society groups under the banner of Tosamaidan Bachao More

Mirwaiz opposes alternate site


Srinagar, Apr 16: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Wednesday strongly opposed the State government’s plan to accommodate army at an alternate site instead of Tosamaidan by stating that only deserts are suited for dangerous artillery drills. He also said holding elections in a More

Ladakh UT status poll gimmick: Mufti


Srinagar, Apr 16: Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Wednesday said the Congress promise in its manifesto about union territory status for Ladakh is an election time gimmick which has been introduced for votes without realizing that it is constitutionally impossible.He said More

Soz disowns demand


Baramulla, Apr 16: State Congress chief Prof Saifuddin Soz Wednesday said the demand for Union Territory status to Ladakh region is a local issue of the area and Congress has nothing to do with it. “This is a local demand of the area. I can’t say whether it is achievable or not. Congress has nothing More

Azad’s fate to be decided today


Jammu, Apr 16: The stage is set for high profile battle for Doda-Udhampur Lok Sabha seat which will go to polls on Thursday. As many as 14,68,886 people, including 6,77,850 females, are eligible to vote in 2052 polling stations in 17 Assembly segments across six districts.If political observers More

Farooq throws AFSPA ball across border

Says Act will go if Pakistan stops infiltration; Pleads for Mir’s support


Baramulla, Apr 16: Union Minister and National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday sought to put the onus of revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from J&K on Pakistan, saying the law would go if the neighboring country stops sending militants to this side.“If More

  • Briefs

PDP disempowered Kashmiris: Sagar

Srinagar, Apr 16: Maintaining that the PDP has played a dubious and villainous  which led to political disempowerment of Kashmiris, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats and senior National More

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  • Opinion

Kashmiris: A political minority?

In 1947 a demographic minority became a political majority; in 2014 it could well be the obverse



The ongoing Parliamentary and the forthcoming assembly elections of the state will be transformational. It can set the stage for a political structure wherein the demographic majority will become a political More

  • GK Readings

Mir Ghulam Rasool Nazki: The Poet of Masses

Reading Kulliyat-i-Nazki, in Kashmiri, compiled by Ayaz Nazki



G. R. Nazki is in many respects an encyclopaedic man. I will neither call him Razi nor Rumi (he thought  that later critics would recognize him as Razi and Rumi of Kashmir) nor Umar Khayaam nor Iqbal More

  • Letters

Kids supplement

I was delighted to see this esteemed newspaper with a  much awaited GK Kids supplement on Sunday morning. The supplement made me nostalgic and reminded me of my childhood when GK used to publish a More

  • Editorial

The Meadow

End suspense on Tosamaidan

In a first indication that the state government is contemplating not extending the Tossamaidan lease, the Finance minister Abdur Raheem Rather in an election speech at Khansahib said that a committee headed More

  • Business

Plum farming picking up in JK

10,777 MT prod recorded in 2013-14


Srinagar, Apr 16: Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 24 per cent increase in plum production in 2013-14. Last fiscal the total plum production has been recorded at 10,777 MT in the state, which is up by 2 More

  • Sports

Pietersen to miss Delhi Daredevils’ first game


Sharjah, Apr 16: Delhi Daredevils will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore here in their opening match of the first phase of Indian Premier League’s seventh edition, on Thursday.Kevin Pietersen, the Delhi More

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  • ePaper

  • Kashmir

Geelani back to Kashmir, urges people to boycott elections

Says Delhi not serious to resolve Kashmir


Srinagar, Apr 16: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday made a passionate appeal to people of Jammu and Kashmir to boycott the Lok Sabha elections, saying “voting is tantamount More

  • Srinagar City

Failing to repair roads, R&B starts painting potholes!

Why deface Devri kerbstones? Ask experts


Srinagar, Apr 16:Notwithstanding the need to repair dusty-bumpy roads in the City, the officials have started spending huge public money on painting of motorways full of potholes. And this is being done More

  • Jammu

Lt Gen Singh assumes command of 16 Corps

Jammu, April 16: Lieutenant General K H Singh on Wednesday assumed command of the White Knight Corps (16 Corps) from Lieutenant General D S Hooda.  In his farewell message, Lt General Hooda complimented More

  • Cricket

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