Day-5: Road to Kashmir shut

Stranded vehicles cleared, only LMV movement to be allowed today if weather permits: IG Traffic; Met office predicts more rains, snow in coming days


Srinagar/Jammu, Mar 6: Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only road link connecting Kashmir with rest of the world remained officially closed for fifth consecutive day on Friday and there is likelihood of opening of the road for traffic on Saturday, officials said. Meanwhile, the stranded vehicles were cleared More

Stranded passengers stage demo, lament govt apathy

1800 registered for airlifting: Official


Jammu, Mar 6: Hundreds of Kashmir and Chenab Valley bound passengers stranded at General Bus Stand here are facing immense hardships as they are spending nights under open sky. The aggrieved passengers Friday staged demo at GBS here demanding immediate airlifting to their respective destinations. Reports More

Karnah cutoff


Karnah, Mar 7: Frontier Tehsil Karnah is cutoff from the district headquarters Kupwara for the past one week leaving scores of people stranded in Kupwara. Following latest spell of heavy snowfall, Karnah-Kupwara road was closed and no efforts are being made to open the road which connects the Karnah More

BJP Mantri organizes Hawan

Jammu, Mar 6: For the first time in the past six decades a senior BJP leader on Friday organized a Hawan in his office chambers at Civil Secretariat, highest seat of power, here in winter capital. Sources told Greater Kashmir the BJP Minister had invited a battery of Pujaris to perform the Hawan (a More

Mufti retains Vyas

Srinagar, Mar 6: The new PDP-BJP government on Friday retained, Bharat Bhushan Vyas, 1986- IAS batch officer as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. The order issued by GAD reads: “B B Vyas Principal Secretary to the Government Finance Department is transferred and posted More

No digging of graves, declares Mufti

‘Let’s mark a new beginning on positive note; Initiatives taken by previous PDP-led coalition govt to be revived’


Jammu, Mar 6: Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Friday said his government won’t resort to digging of graves as “it has come with a positive agenda to transform the system of governance and ensure justice to all,” as enlisted in the PDP-BJP coalition government’s “Agenda for Alliance.” He also More

Improve power supply in Kashmir: CM tells PDD

Jammu, Mar 6: Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Friday asked the Power Development Department (PDD) to immediately improve the power supply position in Kashmir in view of the prevailing winter conditions. Speaking at a meeting to review the current power situation in Kashmir, the Chief Minister More

Nirmal Singh assumes office

Jammu, Mar 6: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh Friday assumed charge as Minister for Power Development and Housing and Urban Development. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister said the new government is steadfast on the resolve to provide transparent and responsive administration More

Mirwaiz for reviving Kashmir’s traditional connectivity

‘Valley choked after 1947 to force Kashmiris into economic subjugation; Naya Kashmir a hollow slogan’


Srinagar, Mar 6: Stating that Kashmir was much better in terms of connectivity in 1947, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said the region is deliberately being isolated and its resources choked “under a well-planned conspiracy to make it further dependent.” He also said Hurriyat More

Delhi pursuing Sangh Parivar agenda on Kashmir: Malik

‘NC, PDP responsible for eroding Article-370’


Islamabad (Anantnag), Mar 6: Accusing New Delhi of pursuing Sangh Parivar agenda chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Friday out-righty rejected the Indo-Pak talks as well as proposed internal dialogue process. “We have never been against the dialogue process and are of the firm belief that More

Govt likely to take call on mass promotion today

Extension of winter vacations also on cards; Consulting stakeholders: Naeem


Srinagar, Mar 6: The government is all set to take a call on the issue of mass promotion of students and extending winter vacations further in the wake of bad weather. A crucial meeting is being convened in Jammu tomorrow in this regard. The meeting assumes significance owing to the fact that parents More

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Tak, Sofi take oath as MLCs

Jammu, Mar 6: Sofi Yousuf of BJP and Firdous Ahmad Tak of PDP today took oath as Members Legislative Council before the Chairman Legislative Council, Amrit Malhotra, here on Friday, an official spokesman More

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Human shield to protect Hindus celebrating Holi in Pakistan

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Karachi, Mar 6: Pakistani students today formed a human shield for Hindus celebrating Holi at a temple here to protect and show solidarity with the minority community. The National Student's Federation More

  • Opinion

Now that the two are together

Is it possible for BJP and PDP to ever overcome their inherent differences?


No matter what the exigencies of politics, and irrespective of their flexibility to stitch a power-sharing arrangement, the principled and fundamental position remains unaltered. The BJP-PDP alliance inherently More

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The tail wagging the dog

And there in the gallery Moses watched this salesman of fear reading out the commandments of panic


One of the major international events last week was Netanyahu's speech to US Congress. It was all rhetoric, as anyone who heard just a line could tell with an expert's ease. It was demagoguery, and that More

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Planning 2015-16 Budget

Here is the opportunity for Dr Drabu to exhibit the finesse of his thoughts

As the state's Finance Minister for the first time, economist Dr Haseeb Drabu's tryst with budget 2015-16 has come at an interesting time. Although Dr Drabu has been involved in designing the state annual More

  • Business

Industrialists pitch for investor-friendly policy


Will act as facilitator for entrepreneurs: Ashraf Mir


Srinagar, Mar 6: With state’s Industrial Policy (2002-15) coming to an end next month, the industrialists and budding entrepreneurs have urged the PDP-led Coalition government to incorporate “investor More

  • Sports

Multi-crore Cricket Scam: HC directs for expeditious investigation


Srinagar, Mar 6: The J&K High Court has directed the investigating agency, probing alleged misappropriation of Rs 40 crore in J&K Cricket Association (JKCA), to expedite the investigation of the case. More

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Geelani urges India, Pak to write new chapter in history


Srinagar, Mar 6: Commenting on the change of guard in Jammu and Kashmir, the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today said Kashmir can neither be solved by changing the government faces More

  • Srinagar City

Dilapidated roads give tough time to commuters

Authorities sit over repair of vital routes


Srinagar, Mar 6: Inordinate delay by the authorities to undertake repairs of dilapidated roads across the summer capital is giving a tough time to commuters. Following snowfall and incessant rains, More

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Asiya asks officials to help weaker sections of society


Jammu, Mar 6: Minister of State for Social Welfare & Health, Asiya Naqash on Friday stressed on the officials to put strenuous efforts to achieve tangible results so that the benefits of social welfare More

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WHO recommends annual vaccination to combat swine flu

Kolkata, Mar 6: Annual vaccination is the most effective solution for combating seasonal influenza infections such as swine flu, which has killed more than 1,200 people this year in India, the World Health More

  • Health

SWINE FLU: 1 dead, 14 more test positive

31 admitted in Srinagar hospitals


Srinagar, Mar 6: A 50-year old man having H1N1 influenza died at SKIMS here on Friday. With this death, the number of officially confirmed H1N1 deaths in J&K reached 11. The deceased, a resident of Ganderbal More

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