• TOP STORIES

Army scuttled AFSPA revocation: Omar

‘Had Garnered Enough Support In Delhi; Won’t Give Up On My Efforts’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Sheeri (Baramulla), Dec 19: Blaming the Army for scuttling partial revocation of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that while certain quarters in New Delhi favored revocation of the Law but the Army is vehemently More


Mainstream camp accuses New Delhi of adopting‘discrepant’ Kashmir policy

AS KASHMIR ISSUE TURNS 66

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 19: As Kashmir issue continues to linger on even after 66 years, Jammu and Kashmir’s mainstream camp Wednesday termed New Delhi’s Kashmir policy as “flawed and aimed to benefit its own political interests.” As the world gears up to say good-bye to year 2012, the parties, irrespective More


Appointment of Ombudsman for ULBs in limbo

Law Department Answers 4th Query From H&UDD In 2 Years

ZAHEER KHAN

Jammu, Dec 19: For the fourth time in two years, state’s Law Department has answered queries by Housing and Urban Development Department regarding appointment of Ombudsman for Urban Local Bodies, but the matter still hangs in balance.Official sources told Greater Kashmir that since the enactment More


GoI withholds Rs 300 cr for delay in Panchayat reforms

We Are Pursuing The Matter: Sagar

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Dec 19: The Government of India has withheld over Rs 300 crore grants to Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRI) in Jammu and Kashmir over delay by the state government in completing reforms in the sector.Sources told Greater Kashmir that under the 13th Finance Commission, Rs 918 crores were More


Interlocutors peeved over Centre’s silence

Radha Welcomes Hurriyat (M) Delegation’s Pak Visit

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 19: More than a year after submitting their report to Government of India, one of the former interlocutors on Kashmir, Prof Radha Kumar Wednesday expressed dismay over the Centre’s silence on their recommendations.“We can’t say that nothing has been done but we are disappointed by More


Highway reopens

MM PARVEZ

Ramban, Dec 19: Srinagar-Jammu highway, which was blocked due to a major landslide near Seri here, was reopened for vehicular traffic on Wednesday, police said.More than 900 vehicles were stranded on two sides of highway due to road blockade, the police said adding that after hectic efforts BECON More





  • Briefs

Tipper overturns, 4 injured

Ganderbal, Dec 19: At least four persons were wounded when a tipper they were traveling in overturned near Manigam bye-pass, officials said.They said Civil Defence volunteers headed by Muhammad Shafi CD More



  • News

APHC leaders pitch for ‘comprehensive mechanism’ to address K-issue

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Dec 19: The visiting delegates of the All Parities Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Wednesday urged the governments of India and Pakistan to “evolve a comprehensive mechanism” to make Kashmiris a More




  • Opinion

Beginnings and Endings

The present state of affairs weighs heavily against us

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

After a tiring discussion on Kashmir, about Kashmir, and around Kashmir, we usually conclude by saying – nothing is going to change. What does that mean? Is nothing really going to move from its place More



  • GK Readings

Lest we forget Farid Parbati

I suggest publishing a new and special issue on contemporary literary personalities every year

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

Wakif mae her ik khawb ki tabeer sae hounMai husn houn aur husn ki jageer sae hounKahtae haen mujae yusuf-i-sani ae doastKanae sae nahae, wadi-ae Kashmir sae houn(Farid Parbati)Granting with Foucault the More




  • Letters

Dispelling misconception

Please allow me to dispel a misconception that Mr. Gulzar Bhat (18 December) has allowed to enter his mind regarding my article on the political impotence of the National Conference. In fact, my book entitled More



  • Editorial

Deal Firmly With Health Mafia

If there is a sector in the state which depresses you with an endless bad news, it is the health sector. As a series of reports, carried by this paper, have underlined, the healthcare in the state remains More



  • Business

HDFC Bank commissions 6 branches in 2 days

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 19: HDFC Bank commissioned six branches in two days taking its branch network to 49 in J&K with 130 ATMs.  The branches were commissioned at Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Satwari, Channi Himat More



  • Sports

Fletcher of little help, some players tell BCCI

AGENCIES

New Delhi, Dec 19: Following the humiliating loss to England at home, several Indian players have apparently spoken to the Indian cricket board, expressing unhappiness with coach Duncan Fletcher.  More



  • Kashmir

One more militant killed; Toll 6

Operation Called Off: GoC Kilo Force

SOPORE ENCOUNTER

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 19: One more unidentified militant was killed Wednesday while two Army soldiers including an officer were injured in Sopore encounter in north Kashmir in which five militants were killed More



  • Srinagar City

Drainage system breaks down at Mandir Bagh Baghat-e-Barzulla

Inhabitants suffer, authorities in slumber

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 19: Failure of the authorities to clean a major drain at Mandir Bagh, Baghat-e-Barzulla area is taking heavy toll on the inhabitants as the colony has turned into a cesspool of sewage water More




  • Jammu

Under fire, Govt acts against JKPCC top brass

4 officers attached; Hamal gets additional charge

Damage to Assembly Complex

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 19: The J&K Government Monday axed the top brass of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) for their alleged negligence in carrying out the execution work of a new legislative More



  • Tangmarg

Increase in dog populace poses threat to humans

AHMED KASHMIRI

Kunzar (Tangmarg), Dec 19: Recently about twenty dogs attacked a girl at Rawanpora village here in north Kashmir. The girl sustained critical injuries in the attack. She was hospitalized and is undergoing 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



  • GKeducation&career

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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