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Omar endorses Umar on JK unification

‘We Also Want LoC To Be Made Irrelevant’

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Dec 17: Supporting Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s demand for unification of two parts of Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said that his party and government have all along been demanding opening of more cross-border routes and making Line of Control irrelevant for free movement of people More


LoC fencing to be relocated, fortified

Permanent Fence Would Bring Infiltration Level To Zero: DGP

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 17: While stage is being set for permanent fencing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir to curb infiltration, proposal has been moved to relocate the fence at various places and not evacuate the villages near the LoC.A senior official in Ministry of Home Affairs ( More


Separatists, mainstream oppose the move

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 17: With the Government of India mulling to put in place all-weather permanent fence along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, both separatist and mainstream camps are opposing the move. The Hurriyat Conference (M) has, meanwhile, started building pressure on India and Pakistan More


No decision on AFSPA revocation: A K Antony

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 17: Defence minister A K Antony said on Monday that there has been no decision on removal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir.“No decision has been taken so far to withdraw it (AFSPA) from any area of the state,” Antony said in Lok Sabha. “The Group More


Taj appears before Accountability Commission

FOREST LAND GRAB CASE

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 17: Minister for PHE and Flood Control, Taj Mohiuddin on Monday appeared before the State Accountability Commission (SAC) to respond to the contempt notice served to him last week for making “false claims.” The Commission had slapped contempt notice to Taj for making “false claim” that More


Engagement with Hurriyat positive development: Pak

Mirwaiz Satisfied Over 'Fruitful' Discussions In Islamabad

NISAR AHMAD THOKAR

Islamabad, Dec 17: Terming latest engagement with All Parties Hurriyat Conference a positive development, Pakistan Monday said it wants to seek the resolution of the Kashmir issue on the basis of UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.Islamabad's engagement with the Hurriyat Conference More


Cabinet miffed over delay in urban local bodies polls

Chief Minister Asks Chief Secretary To Expedite Process

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Dec 17: Jammu and Kashmir government Monday directed the administration to expedite the process for holding elections to the Urban Local Bodies across the state. The state Cabinet, which met here today with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in chair, took strong notice of the delay in finalization More


LIVELIHOOD MISSION ROLLED OUT

Jammu, Dec 17: In an effort to further strengthen the prospects of rural employability in Jammu & Kashmir, the state Cabinet has accorded sanction to the roll out of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), a poverty eradication programme through J&K State Rural Livelihood Society (SRLS).< More


68% QUALIFY CLASS 10 EXAM

Girls Outshine Boys In Toppers List; 255 Students Share Top 20 Positions; Iqra, Samma Bag Ist Position

UMER MAQBOOL/AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Dec 17: Girls once again reigned supreme in the merit list of class 10th results announced on Monday, which recorded a pass percentage of 68. While first three positions are shared by seven girls, 255 students have made it to the merit list of Top-20.Iqra Bashir Makhdoomi daughter of More


Toppers owe it to family

Srinagar, Dec 17: Class 10 topper Iqra Bashir Makhdoomi of Sopore describes her feat as first step towards achieving her goal- qualifying the civil service examination.Daughter of Bashir Ahmad Makhdoomi, Senior Superintendent of Police in State Human Rights Commission, and Hanifa Bashir, lecturer More


Government to attach MD JKPCC

DAMAGE TO ASSEMBLY COMPLEX

Jammu, Dec 17: The Government today decided to attach Managing Director Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC) M M Gupta.Official sources told Greater Kashmir that the decision of the attachment was taken at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.The meeting More





  • News

Hafiz Saeed was never arrested in Mumbai case: Shinde

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Dec 17: In his reaction to claim by Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik that his country had arrested Hafiz Saeed in connection with Mumbai case, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has termed More




  • Opinion

Where is my share of Paris

Nowhere in sight. But where has it gone?

Impressions

BINOO JOSHI

It was  in February 1987  when  the people  in Kashmir were promised   Paris   like facilities in Srinagar. The promise was made   by the  then Chief More



  • GK Magazine

THE ICY RESPONSE

Greater Kashmir is doing a nice job by focussing on Srinagar Master Plan

TUESDAY TAKE

MUSHTAQ SIDIQI

 Greater Kashmir indeed deserves to be complemented for carrying on the tirade against the rampant violations of Srinagar Master Plan that has hugely demolished the urban face of Srinagar city making More




  • Letters

Political impotence

This refers to the article by Muhammad Ishaq Khan whereby he refutes the statement of Sheikh Nazir Ahmad. The author blames Sheikh Nazir for seeking cheap publicity. This has been written about a person More



  • Editorial

Employees’ Strikes

The government employees’ organizations after observing a two-day strike all over the State, and taking protest marches have called for another three-day strike from January 8, in support of their demands More



  • Business

Mutton dealers hike rates unilaterally

Consumers appeal govt

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 15: In violation of the law, the mutton retailers in the Kashmir Valley have begun to sell the meat at Rs 320 per kg against the government approved Rs 280/kg.  The arbitrarily hike More



  • Sports

JK fight takes match to last day

RANJI TROPHY- DAY 3

Srinagar, Dec 17: The surprise fight back from the JK lower order on the third day of the four day Ranji trophy match against Services made sure that the match goes into last day at Palam A Ground, Model More



  • Kashmir

Court rejects Law Minister’s plea on recording statement

‘Mere Threat Perception Cannot Justify His Exemption From Appearing In Person’

2004 DEFAMATION CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 17: A court here Monday rejected application of the Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar seeking his exemption from appearing before it for recording statement. Sagar More



  • Srinagar City

Transporters fleece passengers, authorities in slumber

FROM SONWAR TO LAL CHOWK, BUS TRAVEL COSTS RS 8 FOR 4 KMS

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 17: With the Transport department failing to come up with a revised rate list for distance-wise passenger fares, the transporters in the Srinagar city have started to overcharge passengers More




  • Jammu

Omar talking alliance out of insecurity: Mehbooba

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Dec 17: Asserting that the political fortune of National Conference has reached to a stage where it is “hesitant to face the people on its own,” the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Giving hope to Kashmir orphans

A young social activist is committed to better the lives of orphans

ENGINEERING SOCIAL CHANGE

ARIF SHAFI WANI

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. But this door never opened for an unfortunate group of children in Kashmir who lost their childhood in past over two More




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