‘Salah-ud-Din misquoted on Panchayats’

Pro-India Politicians Should Introspect: Hizb


Islamabad, Nov 9: Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen Friday said the recent statement of United Jihad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salah-ud-Din purportedly threatening Panchayat representatives in Jammu and Kashmir “was taken out of context by media.”“UJC chairman’s proclamation regarding Panchayat More

DGP asked to secure Panchs, Sarpanchs: Sagar

Srinagar, Nov 9: Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Ali Muhammad Sagar Friday said the state government is committed to the security of the Panchs and Sarpanchs across the state.“Government is committed to ensure their security. The Chief Minister has asked the Director General More


Cong Calls Legislature Party Meeting, NC To Wait


Srinagar, Nov 9: Political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have started gearing up for polls to four vacant Panchayat seats in the Legislative Council with state Congress legislature party meeting later this week to discuss the upcoming polls.Sources said the State Congress President Prof Saif-ud More


Jammu, Nov 9: Election Commission has issued notification for holding elections to four seats of Legislative Council reserved for rural local bodies (Panchayats) on December 3. The elections are being held amid security concerns being expressed by the voters, which comprise of Sarpanchs and Panchs More

Now, NC throws weight behind Taj

Pulls 2 Legislators From Probe Panel; 8 Congress Leaders Seek Quashing Of House Committee



Srinagar, Nov 9: Stepping up pressure on the Legislative Council Chairman Amrit Malthotra to quash the House panel probing charges of forest land grab against the Minister for PHE and Flood Control Taj Mohi-ud-Din, the ruling National Conference Friday pulled out its two legislators from the panel More

Panel intact, say legal experts

‘Just Members Need To Be Replaced’

Srinagar, Nov 9: While the Minister for PHE and Flood Control Taj Mohi-ud-Din reiterated his demand of quashing “illegal” House Committee probing forest land grab charges against him, legal experts Friday said the resignation of two National Conference legislators from the probe panel won’t impact More

Peace must for sustained progress: Omar


Kishtwar, Nov 9: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday asserted that peace was imperative for sustained development and economic prosperity of J&K. He also said that “some elements are bent upon creating a wedge between various sections of the society and triggering hatred to disturb tranquility More

Finally, State Planning Board gets structure

CM As Chairman, Proposed Body To Have 12 Members


Jammu, Nov 9: The Jammu and Kashmir government has finally formulated the structure of the much-awaited State Planning Board proposed to be constituted on the pattern of Planning Commission of India, with Chief Minister of the state as its Chairman.Though the financial concurrence of the proposed More

‘Peace demands justice’

New Delhi Should Start Purposeful Dialogue On Kashmir: Mirwaiz


Chadoora, Nov 9: Hitting back at Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for asking separatists to show spirit of accommodation and meet people’s aspirations democratically, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said that peace will elude the sub-continent till justice is More

Delhi wants to divide JK on communal lines: Geelani

Srinagar, Nov 9: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Friday said that New Delhi was bent upon dividing Jammu and Kashmir on communal basis.“New Delhi has made plans to divide the State and their sinister designs are evident and provocative. They are sowing the seeds of communal More

‘Active LPG consumers don’t need to file KYC forms’


Srinagar, Nov 9: In a major relief for LPG consumers, oil companies Friday announced that there is no need to file Know Your Consumer (KYC) forms with gas dealers for those consumers who have active connections on official websites of oil companies. However consumers whose connection is blocked or More

  • Briefs

JKLF pays tributes to Shariq Bakshi

Srinagar, Nov 9: JKLF has paid rich tributes to Shariq Ahmad Bakshi on his martyrdom anniversary, a JKLF spokesman said.  He said a special prayer meeting was held at Mazar i Shuhada Barzulla in which More

  • Opinion

The roots of happiness

Does happiness lie in affluence only?



It was but natural for the Karl Marx the father of socialist ideology and author of magnum opus Das Kapital to predict that “capitalism contained the seeds of its own destruction”.  Stretching this More

  • GK Magazine

Make the CBMs Count

Ambiguity is a very useful tool in statecraft when the objective is the status quo

Good Politics, Bad Politics


A lot has happened in the past few months in Kashmir. It began with the killing of a sarpanch and the understandable fears such deeds create. Related to this tragic violence was an ambiguous discussion More

  • Letters

Congrats GK

It is pleasant to note that Greater Kashmir has added “Video News” to its web edition. The trial edition I watched on 7th November is professionally done, interesting and an informative video news roundup More

  • Editorial

Waqf audit and clean up

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s order for a much-awaited special administrative and financial audit of the J&K Muslim Waqf Board is a welcome step. This audit must be independent, genuine and, among More

  • Business

UK announcement on travel advisories hailed widely in Kashmir


Srinagar, Nov 9:  The United Kingdom government’s strong indication to withdraw adverse travel advisories on Kashmir has enthused the Valley tourism traders, who believe it would lead other European More

  • Sports

1st 42-Km Srinagar Marathon today

Srinagar, Nov 9: The first 42-kilometere Srinagar Marathon organised by J&K Sports Development Association (JKSDA) would be held on Saturday. In the event selected 15 top athletes of State would More

  • Kashmir

4 militants killed in Keran: Army


Srinagar, Nov 9: Army on Friday said they have killed four militants while foiling an infiltration bid in Keran sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir. The operation to flush-out the remnant militants More

  • Srinagar City

Chest Diseases Hospital gasps for breath

Sans basic diagnostic, life saving equipments


Srinagar, Nov 9: Signifying messy state-of-the-affairs in healthcare system, the lone chest specialty hospital in Kashmir –the Chest Diseases Hospital –sans basic diagnostic and life saving equipments More

  • Jammu

Despite ban manual scavenging still prevalent in JK

Problems More In Srinagar Than Jammu, Claim Officials


Jammu, Nov 9 : Despite ban on the manual scavenging in Jammu and Kashmir, over 1.70 lakh households out of the total 20 lakh in the state are still dependent on human waste carriers or in other words dependent More

  • News

Bangladesh asks Pakistan to apologise for 1971 atrocities


Dhaka, Nov 9: Bangladesh today demanded an apology from Pakistan for the genocide committed by its troops during the 1971 liberation war, but Islamabad said it's time to carry forward ties "burying the More

  • Court Watch

HCBA follows Justice Kirmani, seeks rehearing



Srinagar, Nov 9: Day after a retired Judge Justice B A Kirmani of Jammu and Kashmir High Court filed an application for rehearing of Talaaq case titled Muhammad Naseem Bhat alias Irfan Bhat versus Bilquees More

  • Bandipora

Ajas Bridge develops cracks

Poses threat to commuters, authorities unmoved

Bandipora: Cracks have developed in a five decade old bridge at Ajas market here posing threat to commuters.  The bridge was built in 1961 and has not been repaired even once since then. Locals said More

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