• TOP STORIES

Anger brews against lifers

Police Foils JKLF Protest Rally; Malik Detained; Demos In Srinagar Areas

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 7: Police Friday detained the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik and other separatist leaders when they were leading a protest march at Maisuma here against the recent death sentences awarded to two Srinagar youth.Reports said that hundreds of people More


Will see Guru’s petition soon: Home Minister

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 7: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Friday said he will have a look at the mercy petition of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru only after the Winter Session of Parliament. He said the file related to the mercy petition of Guru, returned by President Pranab Mukherjee for review More


‘Sheikh Abdullah not a signatory to 1975 Accord’

NC Keyman Sheikh Nazir Says Delhi Follows Might-Is-Right Policy On Kashmir

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 7: Breaking his long silence, the ailing General Secretary of ruling National Conference, Advocate Sheikh Nazir Ahmed Friday accused New Delhi of following the policy of might-is-right in Kashmir, adding Kashmiris continue to suffer for no fault of theirs.“Even after suffering for More


LD Hospital put on ‘ventilator’

Oxygen Supply Goes Off; Critical Patients At Receiving End

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Dec 7: In a major concern, the Oxygen plant installed at the lone maternity specialty, Lal Ded hospital here, ceased to function on Friday due to a ‘technical snag,’ putting patients in a life-threatening situation.Sources told Greater Kashmir that the Oxygen supplied to the Emergency More


‘TRUTH HAS BEEN A CASUALTY IN KASHMIR’

Dr Abdul Ahad, ZGM’s Books Released; GK Foundation Hosts Seminar

UMER MAQBOOL/IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Dec 7: Maintaining that Kashmiris have always found novel ways of expression despite curbs on freedom of expression throughout their history, intellectuals and writers of Kashmir Friday said that truth has always been a casualty in Kashmir. They were speaking at the seminar-cum- book release More


SAC tightens the noose around Taj

Robkar Against Minister Over ‘False Claim’; Asked To Appear In Person On December 17

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 7: Troubles just don’t seem to end for the senior Congress leader and Minister for Public Health Engineering Taj Mohiuddin. A claim by the Minister that the State Accountability Commission (SAC) had given him a ‘clean- chit’ in the alleged forest land grab case has landed him in fresh More





  • Briefs

Seminar on Sheikh-ul-Aalam (RA) concludes

Srinagar, Dec 7: The 2-day seminar on the life and contribution of Sheikh-ul Aalam (RA) organized by the Markaz-i Noor, Centre for Shaikh-ul Aalam Studies, University of Kashmir concluded today. A More



  • National

‘India wants strong and prosperous Pak’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 7: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said India would like to see a "strong, stable and prosperous" Pakistan and that he was happy to see democracy flourish over there as he received a More




  • Opinion

The sell-off panic

Our dreams are our own and they belong to us only

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Ah ha, servants claim to be masters---“will talk as owners, not salves”--- what a joke? The clowns previously were able to amuse the public, now it seems the poor fellows have even lost that sense of humour More



  • GK Weekend

Are we entertain-mentally challenged?

Most of us in Kashmir don’t live life; we just breathe

SERIOUS THOUGHT

EJAZ AYOUB

In order to maintain a healthy balance between our body and mind we have to provide an outlet to our natural instincts by involving ourselves into ethical pleasures. We as humans need a break from our More




  • Letters

Tragic story

The story  'four sons of jana begum' captured by Majid Maqbool was so tragic and painful. Its clearly showing the terror of Indian government by giving the special powers to the security forces  More



  • Editorial

Winter Secretariat

Winter secretariat in Srinagar is said to be in a state of freeze. One of the objectives of operationalising off-Darbar secretariats in the winter as well as the summer capital was to make available grievance More



  • Business

Left demands rollback of passenger fare hike

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 7: Day after Jammu and Kashmir government approved hike in transport fares, state unit of CPI (M) today termed the decision as "anti-people" and demanded its immediate rollback."The hike More



  • Sports

‘JKCA Constitution does not give Dr Farooq power to stop players’

He Can Take Disciplinary Action: Nehru

RANJI TROPHY

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Dec 7: A day after J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) Chairman Dr Farooq Abdullah directed JKCA to stop two senior players from joining JK Ranji trophy squad, the players have raised questions More



  • Kashmir

Ire brewing against pesky power cuts

Protests Erupt In Summer Capital; No Improvement Unless Consumers Cooperate: PDD

MUDDASIR ALI/ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 7: With power situation worsening in Kashmir, people on Friday took to roads in several parts of the summer capital here to protest against the erratic power supply amid biting cold conditions More



  • Srinagar City

Dal Dwellers Dislocation in Disarray

Rakh-e-Arth lacks basic amenities

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 7: Notwithstanding the Central government’s liberal funding on conservation of Dal Lake and rehabilitation of Dal dwellers, the state government has been unable to mitigate the sufferings More




  • Jammu

Govt orders promotions, transfers in middle-rung administration

Zubair Posted Spl Secretary Finance, Kumar Is Addl Secretary Planning

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 7: The state government Friday ordered promotions and transfers in the middle-rung administration.  As per the orders issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Farooq Ahmad More



  • World

Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal arrives in Gaza for first-ever visit

Rafah, Dec 7: Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal broke into tears on Friday as he arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first-ever visit, a landmark trip reflecting his militant group's growing international More



  • GK Feature

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



  • Islamabad

Pollution, encroachments mar Jhelum’s beauty at Bijbehara

Islamabad: Failure of the authorities to take measures for conservation of river Jhelum here has pushed it on the verge of extinction.  Considered to be lifeline of Kashmir, the river is marred by More




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