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High Courts Restrained From Entertaining Writ Petitions In The Issue
New Delhi, July 23: The Supreme Court has directed reduction in the Government’s discretionary Hajj quota seats for pilgrims from 5050 to 300. It has also restrained all High Courts from entertaining any writ petition for registration of pilgrims for the 2012 Hajj pilgrimage.A Division Bench consisting More
‘Ensure No More Fatalities Take Place In This Session Of Yatra’
INDO ASIAN NEW SERVICE
New Delhi, July 23: Hearing the Amarnath Yatra deaths case almost on day-to-day basis, the Supreme Court on Monday expressed shock over the death of 10 people in past three days during their pilgrimage to the cave shrine and directed the central government to provide immediate medical aid to the Jammu More
Government Neglect Pushes Corporation Towards Ruin
Srinagar, July 23: It is official. JK Cements Ltd, a state owned undertaking in the manufacturing sector, has witnessed vertical fall in the production and revenue realization for the first quarter of this fiscal compared to corresponding period last year.Sources revealed to Greater Kashmir that More
Accorded Warm Welcome At PHQ; Calls On Guv, CM
Srinagar, July 23: Ashok Prasad, an Andra Pradesh 1979 cadre IPS officer assumed as new Director General of Police (DGP) Jammu and Kashmir here this afternoon. On his arrival to Police Headquarters (PHQ) he was received by Additional Directors General of Police K Rajendra Kumar, P L Gupta, Dr Ram More
New Delhi, July 23: President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he could not comment on the clemency plea of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office and studied the issue.“I can't comment on Afzal Guru until I have assumed office and gone through the issue,” Mukherjee More
Non-Completion Results In Enormous Cost Escalation
Srinagar, July 23: While delay in State sector projects in Jammu and Kashmir is a norm due to inefficiency of the system, the Central projects in the State are too facing inordinate delay, leading to severe cost escalation.An official report says that four mega projects in power, railways and More
Area With Tremendous Tourism Potential Neglected By Govt
Inshan (Kishtwar), July 23: The towering lush green buttes are astounding. The breathtaking waterfalls, clear sky and cool breeze are stunning. But what may be the greatest wonder of a visit to Warwan Valley is its clam, making this place a complete beauty, hidden from the world.The Valley of More
Case Of Mistaken Identity: Army
Lashkoot (Bandipora), July 23: One person was injured here in Lashkoot forest of Malangam Bandipora, when Army personnel of 9 Para opened fire on him last night.The injured man was identified as Muhammad Anwar Tas, 32, son of Naik Ali of Malangam.The incident occurred when Army personnel laid More
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New Delhi, July 23: The Supreme Court has directed its Registry to list a writ petition, seeking CBI probe into the death of National Conference worker Haji Yusuf, on September 4.The directions were given by a Division Bench of the Court headed by Justice Altamas Kabir on the writ petition of More
Srinagar July 23: VK Jain was Monday posted as the new director of the Srinagar International Airport. According to Public Relations Officer to Airport Director, the Airport Director-Srinagar International More
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Boys take a dip in river Jehlum near Amira Kadal in Srinagar on hot and humid Monday. Mubashir Khan/GK
Ashok Prasad, an Andra Pradesh 1979 cadre IPS officer, took over as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of JK on Monday afternoon.
Tourists throng Verinag in south Kashmir’s Islamabad (Anantnag) district. Mir Imran/GK
A magnificent view of Dal Lake captured by GK Photo Editor Habib Naqash.
People offer prayers on the first day of Ramadan in Srinagar on Saturday. Mubashir Khan/GK
Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal shares a stage with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at Dooru in south Kashmir on Saturday. Sajad Munwardi/GK
Police on Friday shifted the separatist leader Mushtaq-ul-Islam to an unknown destination. He was arrested from Srinagar on Thursday before he could address a news conference. Aman Farooq/GK
Devotees offer prayers in a Srinagar market on the eve of holy month of Ramadan scheduled to commence from Saturday onwards in Jammu and Kashmir. Habib Naqash/GK
A view of Hari Parbat fort in Srinagar’s old city captured by GK Photo Editor Habib Naqash.
Prime Minister of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), Chaudary Abdul Majeed, receives Prime Minister of Pakistan, Raja Pravez Ashraf, at Neelum Valley in PaK on Wednesday. Tariq Naqash/GK
Vehicles stuck in a gridlock near Lal Chowk in Srinagar. Mubashir Khan/GK
A view of Peer- Ki-Gali on Mughal Road captured by GK lensman Mir Imran.
Police on Monday used force to disperse the teachers staging protest against government’s alleged failure to fulfill their demands. The march was led by JKTF Chairman Abdul Qayoom Wani. Mubashir Khan/
J&K-XI defeated Mohammedan Sporting Club in a one off match played at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar on Sunday. Aman Farooq/GK
A view of Daan Deran meadows in Pir Panchaal Range of central Kashmir’s Budgam district captured by Dr Raja Muzaffar.
A view of Ashtaar Valley in Pir Panchaal Range in central Kashmir’s Budgam district captured by Dr Raja Muzaffar.
An aerial view of Sinthan top in south Kashmir captured by GK lensman Mir Imran.
Set your own house in order
It is sad that despite being starved of funds for the developmental works, Jammu and Kashmir, lives in a state of denial. Most of the money being spent on the infrastructure comes More
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What is the role of collective Identity in Democratization processes?
ASMA K LONE
Isaiah Berlin employed the imagery of a “bent twig” to illustrate the various streaks of Identity and its political expressions in his celebrated 1972 essay titled the same. This was a continuum of the More
I have gone through the write up, titled 'commemorating Bazaz' GK dated July 18,2012, by Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain. Events post 1989 have shown that Kashmiri Pandit is first a Hindu and then a Kashmiris More
The state administration by all reckoning and standards is a big non-achiever. Four years back the coalition government came into power with a promise of providing and improving basic amentias like health More
600 get job letters
Srinagar, July 23: Terming ‘Himayat’ as a milestone for tackling unemployment in the state, Union Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh said one lakh youth in J&K will be employed in More
29TH SHER-I-KASHMIR-MADR-I-MEHRBAN FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT CONCLUDES
Srinagar, July 23: The 29th Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and Madr-i-Mehrban Football Tournament concluded at Polo ground here on Monday. In the final Al-Hilal Sports Club defeated Safdar More
‘Helpline’ Service In Valley Police Stations Out Of Order
Srinagar, July 23: Call a police station in Kashmir and hear this: ‘Iss Route Ki Sabhi Linay Wyest Hai’ (All lines to this route are busy). Reason: the defunct telephone system which seems to be nobody More
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GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, July 23: Are traffic norms to be given preference or the contradictory orders of your higher-ups? Well, in case of Army, the soldiers were seen obeying the electronic machine than their human More