• TOP STORIES

Time to believe in police, paramilitary forces: Omar

‘CRPF, JK Police Have Acquired Ability To Deal With Situation In Areas Where We Could Dispense With Army, AFSPA’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 21: Pushing for partial withdrawal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday discounted suggestions that this will “benefit militants”, saying “it is time to believe in the state police and paramilitary forces More


‘HURRIYAT IS VERY SUBJECTIVE ON TALKS’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 21: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday took a dig at moderate Hurriyat Conference for holding talks with Pakistan and not coming to Delhi for discussions with the central leadership.“They (Hurriyat) are very subjective to who they talk to while they do not have More


Malik's visit did not help cement Indo-Pak friendship: Omar

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 21: Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik's visit and his remarks on Babri issue have not contributed to the process of normalisation of relations between India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said."Clearly, he has not helped cement any sort More


Islamabad asks New Delhi to stop ‘ongoing construction’

‘It Is Gross Violation Of Understanding Reached Between Two Countries’

Wullar Barrage Row

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Dec 21: Pakistan has taken a serious note of the ‘ongoing construction’ on the Wullar barrage in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district and has asked New Delhi to “stop it immediately.”It has claimed that the work was a “gross violation” of the understanding reached between the two countries More


International community must help resolve Kashmir: Mirwaiz

Speaks At National Defense University Islamabad

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Dec 21: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said the international community must shun its policy of indifference and play its much-needed role for peaceful and permanent settlement of long-running Kashmir dispute.Mirwaiz made these remarks while addressing More


Mobile bunkers to replace removed ones

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 21: Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Friday said mobile bunkers will be placed where concrete bunkers of CRPF were removed in last two years in Srinagar, to “ensure security of the areas.”Since October 2010, CRPF has removed 44 bunkers in Srinagar. However, paramilitary CRPF More


NC, Congress at loggerheads

Congress Delegation Meets PM; Only PaK Refugees JK Citizens: NC

Rehabilitation Of Refugees

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 21: Coalition partners in J&K are set for a major face-off over the rehabilitation of post-partition refugees with National Conference strongly opposing the settlement of West Pakistan refugees on the grounds that the move can “severely damage the special status and constitution More


Education Deptt cracks whip on poor performers

12 Heads Suspended; Action Against Subject Teachers On Cards

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 21: Amid growing clamor for punitive action against the administration and staff of government schools which performed badly in Class 10th examination, Jammu and Kashmir Government Friday placed Heads of 12 schools, which registered zero pass percentage, under suspension. The Government More


Accreditation to be must for higher educational institutes

New Delhi, Dec 21: UGC and AICTE are set to issue regulations by early next year making accreditation mandatory for higher education institutes, amid growing uncertainty over the passage of a legislation which seeks to achieve the same purpose.The regulations could be notified by as early as January More





  • Briefs

Kashmiri students in MP appeal CM

Srinagar, Dec 21:  Scores of students studying in Madhya Pradesh on Friday appealed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to save their career. A group of students telephonically told Greater Kashmir More




  • Opinion

Love all

Hate has no space in my way of thinking

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Right from the day one, the conflict ridden state of Jammu and Kashmir  has a very disturbed relationship with New Delhi. Regrettably the history of Indian behaviour with Kashmir is so haughty and More



  • GK Weekend

Restoring Mubarak Mandi

A monument has no sense without incorporating the cultural moorings of the local people

HERITAGE TOURISM

MAHESH KAUL

The recent visit by the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora to the heritage complex of Mandi Mubarak along with the officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), besides the More




  • Letters

Red lights

It is very unfortunate for us Kashmiris that we don't respect what can make us sensible citizens. The vivid example of which can be seen from the city red lights. from Auto wallahs to highly educated people More



  • Editorial

Omar’s advice

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s belief that a political dialogue on Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) issue that is one-sided will be pointless is stating the obvious. It is a well recognised fact that the More



  • Business

FM links govt support to PSUs with performance

SFC all set to get refinance from SIDBI

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 21: Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather today asked the J&K State Financial Corporation (J&K SFC) to provide hassle-free credit to the entrepreneurs and ensure zero default in recoveries More



  • Sports

Ignored by Ranji selectors, Valley’s bowler joins Kolkata League

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 21:  He has the speed and swing to rattle the best in the business, but Kashmir’s promising fast bowler Mehjoor Ali Sofi continues to get a cold-shoulder from Ranji trophy selectors More



  • GK Features

He left home for work, but never returned

A disappeared painter leaves behind a homeless family struggling to survive in two rented rooms

KASHMIR’S MISSING

MAJID MAQBOOL

Like other days, that day in the year 2002, Syed Anwar Shah, a 25-year-old painter from old Fateh Kadal, left home early in the morning for work. Unlike other days, he did not come back home in the evening More



  • Kashmir

Govt, Separatists join chorus on return of Kashmiri Pandits

Right Time For Community To Think Of Coming Back: Omar

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Dec 21: Promising to restore sense of security in Kashmiri Pandits who left the Valley two decades ago, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday asked the community to explore possibility More



  • Srinagar City

Conversion of agriculture land goes unabated

Authorities mute spectators

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 21: In blatant violation of norms, agricultural land in Srinagar district is shrinking at a fast pace with booming illegal colonies and constructions coming up on it under the nose of authorities More




  • Jammu

GOVT PUTS PROPOSAL ON BACK BURNER

Bifurcation of Directorate of Colleges

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Dec 21: The government seems to have put the proposal of bifurcation of Directorate of colleges into the back burner as no headway has been made on the issue since the process was started about More




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