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Hurriyat (M) assails detractors of dialogue

Forces Of Darkness Muck Up Resolution Efforts; Geelani Knows What We Will Bring From Pakistan: Prof Bhat

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 8: Taking detractors of dialogue head-on, senior Hurriyat Conference (M) leader Prof Abdul Gani Bhat Saturday said there is no alternative to parleys and some elements play the role of “spoilers” in finding respectable solution to the vexed Kashmir issue.He said the amalgam strongly More


Geelani asks civil society to work for Kashmir cause

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 8: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani Saturday asked the civil society to work for the Kashmir cause and not leave everything to the leaders.“We have capable people in Kashmir who can work to address various dimensions of Kashmir issue. But they leave everything More


Minorities seek role in resolution

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar,Dec 8: Members of minority community of the state Saturday urged the Hurriyat Conference (M) to include them in the Kashmir resolution process. They also asked chairman of the amalgam, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, to urge Pakistan to allow Kashmiri Pandits free travel to Sharda temple in Pakistan More


AICC to decide on pre-poll alliance with NC: Prof Soz

‘Omar Has The Right To Talk About Future Pact; Will Invite Rahul, Azad For Panchayat Conferences’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 8: State Congress chief Prof Saifuddin Soz Saturday said the AICC is the ultimate authority to decide about pre-poll alliance with National Conference for 2014 assembly polls. He also said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah “has a right to speak about 2014 alliance between the two parties More


‘Denial nothing new for NC’

Srinagar,Dec 8: Rubbishing the claim made by National Conference General Secretary that late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah was not a party to the 1975 Accord, Peoples Democratic Party today said denial of their actions was nothing new for Abdullahs.In a statement, the party chief spokesperson Naeem More


Beg contradicts Sheikh Nazir

Srinagar, Dec 8: Contradicting NC General Secretary Sheikh Nazir’s statement, party’s member parliament from south Kashmir Dr Mehboob Beg said; “1975 Accord happened between Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah and Indira Gandhi.”Talking to Srinagar based news-gathering agency CNS, Beg said; “It will More


Health Department fails to upgrade JLNM Hospital

Institution Faces Acute Shortage Of Docs,Paramedics

AILING HEALTHCARE-VI

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Dec 8: Inadequate doctors and paramedical staff are taking heavy toll on the patient care at JLNM Hospital here as Health Department has failed to upgrade the institution to make it referral facility.Sources told Greater Kashmir that the hospital has dearth of Medical Officers (Assistant More


Resolve Kashmir:NC to India-Pak

Party To Continue Its Campaign For Autonomy, AFSPA Revocation

Jammu, Dec 8: Overwhelmed by the results of Legislative Council (LC) polls, ruling National Conference (NC) Saturday resolved to “strengthen coalition with Congress”, while intensifying its campaign for revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and grant of autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir More


Breakthrough in cardiac surgery at SKIMS

Advanced ‘Beating Heart’ Procedure Adopted

GK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Dec 8: Cardiac surgeons at the premier tertiary care hospital, SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar, have achieved a major feat by conducting advanced ‘beating heart’ procedures on patients suffering from congenital Atrial Defect.The medicos have performed the surgeries More





  • Briefs

Div Com for time bound widening of Sgr-Jammu highway

Srinagar, Dec 8: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon Saturday stressed upon the concerned officers to ensure timely disposal of land acquisition and other revenue related cases for More



  • National

India wants friendly ties with Pak: Pranab

‘Conducive Atmosphere Needed To Tackle Complex Issues’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 8: India wants conducive atmosphere to be created to tackle “more complex and difficult issues” with Pakistan, President Pranab Mukherjee has told a visiting Pakistani Parliamentary delegation More




  • Opinion

A tale of two freedoms

One life-giving, one life-threatening

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

The word `freedom' is something that we really feel so excited about as it has been our collective urge to be free. We all want freedom because we all need freedom. To my modest understanding of the word More



  • GK Features

Being Syeda Begum

After losing her four sons to conflict, an old widow in downtown lives in poverty with an adopted child

A MOTHERS TRAGEDY--II

MAJID MAQBOOL

In a narrow lane in downtown Baghi sundar, Maidanpora, Darish Kadal( Safa Kadal), Syeda Begum, 66, is anxiously waiting for her 8-year-old adopted son to come home safe after school. The sight of him everyday More




  • Business

Tata takes Valley subscribers for a ride

Snaps Photon connections; remains silent on refund

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 8:  In a bad trade practice typical of an also-ran business enterprise, the TATA Docomo has disconnected service to hundreds of Photon subscribers in the Valley for non-payment of petty More



  • Sports

Sehwag hits out at Indian batsmen

‘Players lack of patience; God alone can help us’

TAPAN MOHANTA

Kolkata, Dec 8: India opener Virender Sehwag Saturday lashed out at his colleague batsmen for showing lack of patience in the third test against England here, holding them responsible for putting the hosts More



  • Kashmir

73rd amendment to put NC-Cong bonhomie to test

Have Finalized Report: Soz; Ready To Democratize 1989 Act Further: Sagar

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 8: Following bonhomie during the recently concluded Legislative Council polls, the National Conference-Congress combine is now set to face each other over the incorporation of ‘left-over More



  • Srinagar City

Police caught napping on AL BALAAGH FRAUD

Victims smell rat in investigations

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Dec 8: With the state police failing to crack the case of fraud by Al-Balaagh Tours and Travels, a firm which two months back duped at least 126 aspiring Hajjis, the victims have accused the More




  • World

Hamas' Meshaal vows to continue resistance

Gaza, Dec 8: Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas leader in exile, has rejected any concessions over a future Palestine state at a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the armed Palestinian group.More than 100,000 More



  • Court Watch

Court reserves order on issuance of Commission

DEFAMATION CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 8: A court on Saturday reserved orders on an application by National Conference leader and Law and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ali Muhammad Sagar in his defamation case against Peoples More



  • Health

Childlessness 'may increase likelihood of early death'

Stockholm, Dec 8: Involuntary childlessness may increase the likelihood of early death, the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health reports.The Danish study looked at more than 21,000 couples seeking More




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