South Kashmir goes to polls today

13 lakh voters to decide fate of Mehboob, Mehbooba, others


Islamabad (Anantnag), Apr 23: The Anantnag parliamentary constituency in south Kashmir is set to go for polls in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections Thursday. At least 13 lakh voters would decide the fate of PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti and NC’s Mehboob Beg, who are in a direct contest with each other More

Kashmiri migrants ‘indifferent’ to LS polls

Anantnag seat: 4 KPs to vote in Delhi, 8000 in Jammu


Jammu, Apr 23: Kashmiri Pandit (KP) migrants don’t seem to be interested in the Lok Sabha elections as only four of them have expressed the desire to cast their vote in New Delhi for the Anantnag-Pulwama Parliamentary constituency, going for polls Thursday.Talking to Greater Kashmir, SK Fotedar More

Kashmir under thick security cover

LS polls


Srinagar, Apr 23: With the Anantnag parliamentary segment going for polls Thursday, security was Wednesday beefed up across Kashmir even as the Director General of Police chaired a high-level meet here to take stock of the security scenario.Srinagar witnessed extraordinary security arrangements More

Shutdown in Tral, Shopian


Pulwama, Apr 23: A complete shutdown was observed in Tral and Shopian towns of south Kashmir Wednesday against the arrest of youth, reportedly, rounded up by police during the past two days.According to locals, several youth were arrested after the killing of three persons in Tral and incidents More

Geelani used Modi’s name for fame: BJP


Srinagar, Apr 23: Bhartiya Janata Party Wednesday said the separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani “used Narendra Modi’s name to garner fame.” Addressing media-persons here, BJP spokesman Dr Jitendra Singh said: “Geelani knows that Modi is a renowned personality. He used his name to get popularity More

Mufti biggest roadblock in Indo-Pak peace: Farooq

Says BJP hardliners sabotaged Agra pact


Ganderbal, Apr 23: National Conference (NC) president and union minister Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said that India and Pakistan had reached an agreement during Agra Summit to resolve the vexed Kashmir issue. “Unfortunately some hawkish elements in BJP sabotaged the agreement at the crucial More

NC cavalcade stoned in Ganderbal

Rival workers attack houses of Afzal, Jabbar


Srinagar, Apr 23: A day after its minister Muhammad Akbar Lone was attacked with stones at Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora, top leadership of National Conference faced the wrath of stone-pelters in Ganderbal Wednesday.According to local news agency KNS, the NC leaders including Dr Farooq Abdullah More

NC orchestrating violence to enforce boycott: Mufti


Khansahab (Budgam), Apr 23: Accusing National Conference (NC) of orchestrating latest spate of civilian killings, PDP Patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Wednesday said innocent blood-letting is timed only to benefit NC in the elections as “the party is solely banking on bloodshed and boycott for its survival More

  • Briefs

More village heads resign

Srinagar, Apr 23: Two days after unidentified gunmen shot dead a Congress sarpanch and his son in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district two more sarpanchs tendered their resignation on Wednesday More

  • National

Kidney donation crosses boundaries of religion


New Delhi, Apr 23: Two women Nazia Habib and Vimala Dwivedi broke all the shackles of caste, creed and religion to see their husbands back on their foot and in pink of health.Both were looking for a donor More

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  • Opinion

Report Card of the Government: 2009-2013

The state is worse off on every single measurable indicator compared to 2009



The world over, incumbent governments go to the polls on the basis of their performance and programs. Oppositions go to the polls on the basis of their promises and policies. In J&K it is quite the More

  • GK Readings

Reading Ali Shariati on Iqbal

How great minds think alike and have humility to acknowledge each other.



After the century has passed, I think if we have to determine the most important thinker, public intellectual, philosopher and poet the world of Islam has produced, and make reading him essential part More

  • Letters

Old age

This refers to the old age and the worries thereof. Is growing old a curse? Or it is punishment awarded by the creator to human beings. It is none but a law of nature. In this age of empowerment we are More

  • Editorial

Tral Killings

It is important that the killings in South Kashmir are investigated and the truth is unearthed

Once again a familiar scenario is playing out in Valley. Scores of panchs and sarpanches are resigning following the killing of three men, comprising a numberdar and a sarpanch and his son. This has set More

  • Business

Govt inaction on fake steel worries Kashmir Inc

‘Lives and property of people at risk’


Srinagar, Apr 23: The business community has expressed anguish over the silence maintained by the State government on the sale of fake steel in Kashmir. The community is concerned that fake steel More

  • Sports

Hundreds participate as Muzaffer cruises to victory

4th JK Bank Run for Shaher-e-Khaas


Srinagar, Apr 23: Muzzaffar Maqbool from Budgam ended up victorious in the 4th J&K Bank Run for Shaher-e-Khaas here on Wednesday, even as hundreds of athletes and locals participated in the run.Organisers More

  • GK Social

  • ePaper

  • Kashmir

Who benefits from election boycott?

Not us: NC; 2008 polls an eye-opener: PDPp; Nobody: Congress


Srinagar, Apr 23:  With stage set for the phased Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir commencing today from South Kashmir constituency, there is mystery as to which political party would gain from the poll More

  • Srinagar City

Bad roads damage vehicles badly

Premature wearing down of tyres, suspensions on rise; Drivers fume


Srinagar, Apr 23: If your vehicle develops frequent snags and you have to spend more on maintenance, it could be blamed on bad roads. With Roads and Building(R&B) department allegedly failing to provide More

  • South Asia

Pak defence establishment wants Geo TV shut for targeting ISI


Islamabad, Apr 23: Peeved at what it calls "false and scandalous reports" targeting the powerful ISI and its chief, Pakistan's Defence Ministry has filed a complaint before the media watchdog seeking shutting More

  • World

Heart attacks could soon be history


Washington, Apr 23: Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause More

  • Cricket

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