• TOP STORIES

Employees Raj Bhavan march foiled

JCC To Announce Fresh Programme Today

ZAHID MAQBOOL/ABHINAV VERMA

Srinagar/Jammu, Dec 15: Police on Saturday foiled the march to Raj Bhavan in Jammu called by Joint Consultative Committee even as government employees observed pen down strike for the second day across Jammu and Kashmir to press for their demands.Reports said hundreds of employees led by JCC leaders More


NC, PDP, Cong on same page in slapping PSA

1537 Detentions By Omar Regime, 1266 By Mufti, 1010 By Azad

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 15: The incumbent ruling alliance-National Conference and Congress- is proving no more atypical from the preceding regime while using much despised and controversial Public Safety Act (PSA) in the State. About 1537 persons were detained by the present coalition government under PSA in More


New Delhi asks JK to expedite urban reforms

Threatens Fund Blockade

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Dec 15: The Government of India has made it clear to the Jammu and Kashmir government to initiate reforms in urban sector or face fund blockade in future under centrally sponsored schemes.Sources told Greater Kashmir that the Union Urban Development Ministry earlier approved over Rs More


Dr Beg opposes State Subject status to refugees

‘GoI Can Rehabilitate Them In Any Part Of Country’

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Dec 15: Senior National Conference (NC) leader and Member Parliament, Dr Mehboob Beg, Saturday told Lok Sabha that Government of India can rehabilitate West Pakistan refugees in any part of India but not in J&K.Opposing granting these refugees, presently living in Jammu, State Subject More


Religious violence leading to extremism: Rehman Malik

‘We Should Work Together To Root-Out Terrorism From This Region’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 15: Facing criticism over the slow pace of 26/11 trial, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik today said religious violence often leads to extremism and every effort should be made to check it.“We should take every step which can bring harmony. We could take all (pro-national More


Meets Prime Minister

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 15: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today raised the issue of pending trial against perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks based in Pakistan with the visiting Interior Minister Rehman Malik.Malik, who had a 15-minute meeting with the Prime Minister, said a Pakistani judicial More


One-way traffic on highway today

Stranded Vehicles Cleared As Weather Improves

RANJANA CHARAK/AAQIB ASHRAF

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 15: Vehicular movement on the arterial Jammu–Srinagar highway is likely to resume by tomorrow as the snow clearance operation, according to authorities, is in full swing at Jawahar tunnel and is likely to be completed by this evening.“The road stretch from Udhampur to Jawahar More


Traffic police issues advisory

Srinagar, Dec 15: In view of the inclement weather, the traffic police today issued advisory for vehicular movement on Srinagar-Jammu highway.As per the advisory, all kinds of passenger vehicles plying from Jammu towards Srinagar are required to cross TCP Nagrota by 11 am and Udhampur by 12:30 More


Hurriyat delegation arrives in Islamabad

GK NEWS NETWORK

Islamabad, Dec 15: A seven-member delegation of Hurriyat Conference (M) arrived in Islamabad Saturday evening on a weeklong visit to Pakistan.The delegation is led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and its other members are Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Maulana Abbas Ansari, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, Bilal More





  • Briefs

2 Joint Directors placed as incharge Directors

Srinagar, Dec 15: The Department of Home today ordered placement of two senior most joint directors as incharge Directors, Prosecution, an official spokesman said.   He said two joint directors More



  • National

Centre extends ban on ULFA

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Guwahati, Dec 15: The union home ministry has extended the ban on United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) under the Unlawful Prevention Act. In a gazette More




  • Opinion

`Fakebook'

The problem is not the medium, the problem is the manner we use it

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

We must not confine the concept of freedom to a mere slogan of an ideological freedom we have been fed with for so long. Our obsession with political has slaughtered the moral in us. We are not saints More



  • GK Magazine

Closure? Sure

- but to the families of Tufail and the other boys, not the SIT report

DELHIBERATIONS

PADMA RAO SUNDARJI

Like many journalists, I remember a quiet living room in Srinagar in 2010 where, with sad dignity, Tufail Mattoo’s family told the story of the day their boy of the big ears and mischievous eyes never More




  • Business

Mir for promoting eco-friendly agriculture

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 15: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today said that eco-friendly agriculture practices should be given chance and stressed for raising public awareness to facilitate extension of More



  • Sports

J&K emerges winner in 58th National School Games

State Has Ample Sports Potential: Chib

Jammu, Dec 15: Jammu and Kashmir State teams both boys and girls emerged over all winners in 58th National School Games Tennis Ball Cricket U-19 which concluded at M A Stadium on Saturday.Minister for More



  • Kashmir

Unregistered medical shops, nursing homes in dock

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 15:  Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed Secretary Health and Medical Education, Deputy Commissioners and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) of all districts of the state More



  • Srinagar City

92.7 BIG FM TURNS 7

Organizes mega musical show, selects Big Radio Star RJ

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 15: Popular private entertainment radio channel 92.7 Big FM on Saturday completed its six years of operation in Kashmir. To commemorate its sixth anniversary, the 92.7 Big FM organized More




  • Jammu

Home Department orders promotions in prosecution wing

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 15:  Home Department today ordered promotions of around 37 officers of police prosecuting wing. As per the orders three Deputy Directors have been promoted as Joint Director, 5 Chief More



  • World

Divided Egypt votes on proposed new constitution

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Cairo, Dec 15: Egyptians today began voting on a referendum on proposed constitution that has divided the country, with President Muhammed Mursi and his Islamist supporters backing it, while liberals, 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




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