Kashmir shuts against life-sentences


Srinagar, Dec 10: Normal life across Kashmir was paralyzed on Monday due to the shutdown called by the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front to protest the recent life sentences to two Kashmiri youth recently.The strike called by the JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was supported by the Hurriyat More

Need a united voice: Malik

Shah For Common Minimum Program


Srinagar, Dec 10: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Monday said Kashmir desperately needed a united voice so that the ‘bigger cause’ is pursued effectively.Talking to Greater Kashmir on the sidelines of a seminar at Maisuma here, Malik said, “Division among leadership More

JKLF organizes torch procession


Srinagar, Dec 10: To commemorate the World Human Rights Day, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front organized a torch procession Monday evening here to “seek attention” of international community and Indian civil society towards the recent life sentences awarded to Kashmiris.The procession was More

Srinagar hospitals run short of fuel

IOC Stops Supply As H&ME Department Fails To Furnish

‘Explosives Certificate’ For 30 Yrs


Srinagar, Dec 10: Patients admitted to the associated hospitals of the Government Medical College Srinagar are shivering in sub-zero temperature as the heating system there has been badly affected due to stoppage of oil supply by the Indian Oil Corporation.According to sources, the IOC has stopped More

No AFSPA withdrawal in JK till peace returns: Shinde

‘Will Look At Guru’s Petition After Parliament Session’


New Delhi, Dec 10: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday said the partial withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some areas of Jammu and Kashmir is unlikely to take place in near future—the claims of the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah notwithstanding. Shinde also said that More

For Nusrat Ayoub,husband’s life-sentence means misery


Srinagar, Dec 10: The clock on the wall has stopped at 9:20 in this quiet Hazratbal home on the Srinagar outskirts. And so seems the life of 42-year-old Nusrat Ayoub, precisely 11 years back.Nusrat’s life has crumbled since the June of 2002 when her husband, Muhammad Ayoub Mir, was arrested in More

  • Briefs

Illegal stone crusher demolished

Srinagar, Dec 10: Officials of J&K State Pollution Control Board Monday demolished a stone crusher, at Kichipara Kangan in north Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. The stone crusher was running allegedly More

  • National

Dal Khalsa condemns continued house arrest of Geelani

‘Govt should release him’

Amritsar, Dec 10: Urging Government of India to release chairman of Hurriyat (G) Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Dal Khalsa on Sunday condemned his continued house arrest. The appeal was made at a seminar More

  • Opinion

Of statistics and stark facts

How many names have become numbers?



Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition  for benevolence, confidence, justice. This is what Baruch Spinoza, a 17th century metaphysical philosopher  said More

  • GK Magazine

Political Prisoners and Political Offences

Right from the colonial era, political prisoners have been treated differently within India and abroad



International Law has always distinguished between offences committed out of personal motives & the offences committed in pursuance of collective political goals. This difference is manifest in humanitarian More

  • Letters

Shielding corrupt

This refers to article"Are coalitions corrupt?" by Dr. Gull Wani (GK 08/12/12).  Politics is the dirty game played by politicians and coalition governments are a part of this dirty game. Different More

  • Editorial

Ensure Accountability

Sitting over centrally sponsored schemes, or not fulfilling the requirements for ensuring releasing of funds for the central government projects, has been an inalienable feature of the administrative culture More

  • Business

Bhatinda-Sgr gas pipeline to be ready by July 2014


Jammu, Dec 10: With the approval of 328 km long Bhatinda-Jammu-Srinagar Gas Pipeline Project, the Jammu and Kashmir government today said the project is scheduled to be completed by July 2014 to draw gas More

  • Sports

Parvez, Gupta star in JK’s 2nd win


Srinagar, Dec 10: Parvez Rasool and Manik Gupta bagged five wickets each to help JK script second successive win in this year's Ranji season defeating Kerala on the third day of the four-day Ranji trophy More

  • Kashmir

On IHR Day, Hurriyat (M) stages dharna in New Delhi

Srinagar, Dec 10: On the International Human Rights Day, a delegation of Hurriyat Conference (M) along with three dozens women victims of rights violations on Monday staged a dharna at Parliament Street More

  • Srinagar City


KU plans to reduce B Ed intake capacity, draws concern from academicians


Srinagar, Dec 10: At a time when Bachelors of Education is prerequisite for teacher’s job and many aspirants who cannot afford to pursue the B Ed in regular mode had been banking on the course through More

  • Jammu

No alternative to PDP in JK: Mufti


Jammu, Dec 10: Former Chief Minister and patron Peoples Democratic Party, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Monday said that there was no alternative to his party in Jammu and Kashmir.“The way people have been supporting More

  • South Asia

Appoint special representative to monitor HR situation in JK: APHC (M)

Muslim League Organizes Seminar


Islamabad, Dec 10:  The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) PaK chapter on Monday made a passionate appeal to the United Nations urging the highest body to appoint special representative to monitor More

  • World

UAE Cabinet approves extradition agreement with India


Dubai, Dec 10: The UAE Cabinet has approved an extradition agreement with India which will allow the transfer of around 1,200 Indian convicts languishing in the Gulf nation to their home country to spend More

  • Bandipora

R&B deptt goes into hibernation

Vital projects stalled in Bandipora from last 5 years

Bandipora: Inordinate delay by the Roads and Buildings department in completion of various developmental projects across the district has raised question marks over its functioning. Many projects More

  • GKeducation&Careers

‘Allow kids to think critically’


Since 2008, Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI), a volunteer-driven philanthropic organization with a focus on education in Kashmir, has been quietly supporting education of talented and deserving Kashmiri More

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