• TOP STORIES

Hizb,LeT dominant militant groups in JK: Home Minister

‘They Are Operating In Some Parts Of State Despite Improved Situation’

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Dec 13: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday said the militant outfits Hizbul-Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba still remain to be the “dominant” militant groups operating in “some parts of Jammu and Kashmir” despite the situation showing improvement.Stating this at the Home Ministry More


Widen walking tracks to Cave shrine: SC tells Centre, JK Govt, SASB

'They Are Under Constitutional Obligation To Provide Basic Facilities To Pilgrims’

Amarnath Yatra

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 13: The Supreme Court Thursday held that it is government's constitutional obligation to provide basic facilities to pilgrims who visit religious places and directed Centre and J&K government to ensure proper health and other amenities to Amarnath yatris.Observing that arrangements More


Fresh snowfall, rains in Kashmir

WEATHER

AAQIB ASHRAF/RANJANA CHARAK

Srinagar/Jammu, Dec 13: The upper reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Thursday while plains had rainfall even as meteorological department said the downpour would continue in coming days. Change in weather has set in a cold wave across Jammu region plunging the temperature several notches More


Setback to vital Srinagar hospital project

Pediatric Block Construction Suspended; Work On Maternity Block Begins On ‘Faulty’ DPR

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Dec 13: The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended the plan to construct 250-bed pediatric hospital at Bemina here. The development is seen as a serious setback to the prestigious project of twin Maternity-Pediatric Hospital Project in the backdrop of crumbling healthcare facilities More


Govt drags feet on life-sentences

Can’t Challenge Judiciary: Law Minister; Government Has Power To Withdraw Cases: Legal Experts

CONCERN

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 13: Notwithstanding simmering discontent against the recent life-sentences to two Kashmir youth, the J&K Government seems to be dragging its feet on the issue with Law Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar Thursday stating that “they can’t challenge judiciary” and the “convicts should approach More


3 MILITANTS KILLED IN SOPORE ENCOUNTERS

4 Soldiers Injured;Operations On

SITUATION

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 13: Three unidentified militants were killed and four soldiers injured in two separate encounters in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.Speaking to Greater Kashmir, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Kilo Force, Major General Sarat Chand said the encounters took place More


‘Revolving door detentions’ under PSA continue in JK

Act Reapplied On 46 Persons In 2 Years

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 13: Notwithstanding growing criticism from rights bodies over the ‘revolving door detentions’ in Jammu and Kashmir under the controversial Public Safety Act, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has revealed that 46 persons were re-detained under the Act in the past two years after their More


CC likely to meet next week

To Discuss Cong Panel Report

73rd Amendment Row

Srinagar, Dec 13: The Coalition Coordination Committee (CC) of the ruling National Conference-Congress alliance is meeting next week to discuss the report prepared by a five-member committee set up by the state Congress chief Saifuddin Soz. The panel was constituted to look into the provisions of More





  • Briefs

3 quintals of polythene seized in Pulwama

Pulwama, Dec 13: In continuation with the anti-polythene drive, the committee constituted by the Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, Shafat Noor for the purpose launched a drive against the use of polythene More



  • National

Government decides to retain clause in Judicial Standards bill

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 13: Government tonight decided to retain a clause in a bill on judicial standards which debars judges from making verbal comments against any constitutional authority in open courts.A meeting More




  • Opinion

In search of ‘legal sanctity’

So let's wait what comes out as `masters' not `slaves' are visiting Pakistan

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

So Mirwaiz led hurayat is visiting Pakistan with puffed up chest and chin high up: ‘Not as slaves, but as owners’. And to seek ‘legal sanctity’ so that the impression of Kashmir being a bilateral issue More



  • GK Features

Listening to Nabza Bano

Nabza Bano lost her three sons and her home to the conflict.

A MOTHERS TRAGEDY— III

MAJID MAQBOOL

Sixty-five-year-old Nabza Bano stands near a small cornfield where her three-storey house once stood in Sundbrari village, Kokernag in south Kashmir, about 85kms from Srinagar. Lost in a melancholic silence More




  • Letters

HM's statement

This refers to Home Minister's statement that AFSPA could not be withdrawn from the valley. It is very unfortunate that New Delhi has never lived up to its promises made with Kashmiris. Raashid Lateef More



  • Friday Focus

The Message of Shaikh-ul-Aalam

PROF G R MALIK

A seminar on Hazrat Shaikh-ul-Aalam has just concluded in the University of Kashmir. This is a link in a continuous chain of auspicious programmes organised in memory of Hazrat Shaikh. Great personages More



  • Business

JK’s marble industry lying flat

Denotification of Kupwara mines pending for years

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Dec 13: The state government is sitting over a proposal for reviving extraction of marble resources in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district since early 1990s when the industry was shut. Official More



  • Sports

4000 Scouts and Guides participate in annual rally

Chib,Renzushah,Faktoo Honoured

Srinagar, Dec 13: Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports R.S. Chib Thursday said that the basic aim of the Scouts and Guides is to contribute for the preservation of natural environment More



  • Kashmir

High Court seeks family response to SIT report

TUFAIL MATOO KILLING CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 13: The High Court Thursday granted four weeks to the family of Tufail Matoo to file reply to the final report submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the case. The SIT report More



  • Srinagar City

Forget subsidy,CCD at KU

TAXES STUDENTS

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Dec 13: Notwithstanding the claims of Café Coffee Day, that its outlet at Kashmir University would offer subsidy to students and academicians, the CCD levies tax of 13% on every commodity sold More




  • Jammu

Govt initiates process for fast tracking recruitment

Formal Orders Issued For Prof Peer’s Appointment As Consultant

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 13: The state government Thursday issued formal orders for appointment of Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Peer as Consultant for “fast-tracking recruitment to non-gazetted posts.” The appointment orders More



  • South Asia

Civil Society from PaK to attend Intra-Kashmir conference in Jammu

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Dec 13: A high-level delegation comprising civil society representatives, intellectuals, jurists and traders from Pakistan administrative Kashmir on Friday left for Delhi to attend a two-day More



  • World

Britain plans more face-to-face visa interviews for students

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

London, Dec 13: Britain today said it would increase the number of face-to-face students interviews instead of just paper checks after a pilot study found abuse of the country's student visa system in More



  • Ganderbal

Voices against female foeticide go shriller

KWS ORGANIZES SEMINAR

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Ganderbal: In its endeavour to spread awareness about the menace of female foeticide, Khatoon Welfare Society (KWS), an NGO Thursday organized a seminar at Government Girls Higher Secondary School here More



  • GKeducation&Careers

‘Allow kids to think critically’

BETTER EDUCATION

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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