Caged Shaher-e-Khaas attracts concerns

Kashmir Inc bashes Govt on curfews

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 4: Kashmir-based trade bodies and business organizations Tuesday ‘castigated’ state government for continuously imposing curfews in old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas.  Terming the curbs imposed on movement of people as “violation of human rights and infringement of individual freedom More

Use of pepper guns pesters residents

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar , Dec 4: Despite directive of the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission not to use pepper guns, police and paramilitary forces allegedly used the guns against the people in curfew bound areas of old City in the past few days, reports and witnesses said.  Residents of the More

Shortage of essential commodities
Greater Kashmir received scores of phone calls from the residents of areas under curfew that they were facing shortage of essentials including baby food and medicines. “We were not allowed to purchase bread in the morning. Security personnel ran after us and told us not to venture out of More

Children hospital tags newborn with colour bands

Blue for baby boy, pink for girl identification

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Dec 4: In a bid to avoid baby swapping, and easy identification of hospitalized neonates who often look alike, Valley’s sole children hospital at Sonawar has introduced “international tagging system” for the newborn whereby they are tied “foolproof” colour bands: blue for boy and pink for More

Barzulla protests against CAPD

Residents smell rat in ration depot location, seek Akhoon’s intervention

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, Dec 4: The residents of Mandar Bagh, Barzulla Tuesday staged demonstrations against the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department accusing the CAPD of putting them to deliberate trouble by not providing them ration depot in the area. A delegation of residents said the More

Car recovered:police
Srinagar, Dec 4: A silver colour Wagon-R car (JK01L-0526) which was stolen from Koker Bazar Sunday has been recovered by police.A police spokesman said the car was found More

Nawa Kadal school hosts painting competition
Srinagar, Dec 4: Mubarak Gul, Advisor to Chief Minister Tuesday inaugurated a painting competition organized by Government Boys Higher Secondary School Nawa Kadal  in collaboration with J&K Rural Development Society in which students of various schools participated. “Gul appreciated More

  • Kashmir

19 months on, Sabina awaits husband and justice

Showkat’s Family Pleads He’s Innocent, Decries Life Sentence

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 4: “How can I stop my son (Azhar) from taking any extreme step? He is very disturbed after hearing about his father’s life imprisonment. I fear that he might take any extreme step someday More



  • Srinagar City

Caged Shaher-e-Khaas attracts concerns

Kashmir Inc bashes Govt on curfews

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 4: Kashmir-based trade bodies and business organizations Tuesday ‘castigated’ state government for continuously imposing curfews in old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas.  Terming the curbs imposed More




  • Jammu

Omar hails LC poll turnout

Jammu, Dec 4: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is happy over the huge turnout for the four seats in the legislative council elections Monday. Onar wrote on the microblogginhg site Twitter Tuesday: "Good More



  • News

UJC outraged at TADA court verdict

Hurriyat (G), Nayeem Khan ors support Dec 10 strike call

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad/ Srinagar Dec 4: Various separatist and militant organizations have expressed anger over TADA court awarding a life sentence to two Kashmiri youth Sheikh Nazir Ahmed and Showkat Ahmed Khan.  More



  • GK Features

Four Sons of Jana Begum

A mother who lost her four sons and her husband to conflict in the past sixteen years

A MOTHER’S TRAGEDY

MAJID MAQBOOL

Sitting near the window of her modest home in Diver, Lolab, 120kms north of Srinagar, Jana Begum, 51, emptily stares around, heaving long sighs of “haye meray Khuda”, before talking about what she has More



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