• TOP STORIES

Taj Mohiuddin insists Magray resigned

Never Says Magray

FOREST LAND GRAB ROW

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 11: A sitting Congress legislator–Bashir Ahmad Magray- who is part of the House panel probing allegations of forest land grab against the senior Congress leader and PHE Minister Taj Mohiuddin---on Sunday, alleged that Minister had cheated him by circulating his (Magray’s) fake resignation More


'New subsidized connections banned'

LPG CRISIS

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Nov 11: Oil companies operating in the Valley have imposed a ban on new subsidized LPG connections instead they are “forcing” consumers to purchase non-subsidized LPG connections which bars them for getting any subsidy on cooking gas. Sources told Greater Kashmir that consumers More


Panchayat members divided over participation

Will Boycott, Can’t Prove Salahuddin Correct: JKPC *To Contest Our Right: JKSPUF

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 11: With government gearing up for a big fight over elections for the four seats in the Legislative Council, the division among Sarpanchs and Panchs is all set to make the poll process murkier as one of the groups Sunday said it would boycott the polls as government can’t right away More


PDP TO CONTEST ALL FOUR SEATS

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Nov 11: The Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday decided to contests all four Legislative Council seats reserved for Panchayats in the state.  Though the meeting of the top leadership of the party did not decide on the candidature, it authorized PDP patron Mufti Muhammad More


Congress CLP meet remains indecisive

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Nov 11: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee remained indecisive over the probable candidates to be fielded by the party for the upcoming elections for four seats of Legislative Council to be held on December 3. The Congress Legislative Party (CLP), which met here on Sunday More


Chenab Valley legislators stay away

The brewing resentment within the Congress Party today came to the fore as the legislators from the erstwhile Doda district did not turn up for Legislative Party meeting, held here today.Sources within the Congress Party informed that there is a strong resentment among the legislators from erstwhile More


MHA to convene high-level meet

LOC FENCING

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 11: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) would soon convene a high-level meeting with experts in the field of engineering and Army officials to ascertain feasibility of erecting permanent fence along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir that can withstand heavy snowfall.
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JK Govt to crack whip on ‘illegal’ colleges

Survey On To Identify Institutes

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Nov 11: The State Government has decided to crack whip on unauthorized private educational institutions running in Jammu and Kashmir. The Higher Education Department has ordered for constitution of District Level Committees (DLCs) for identification of the unauthorized private college More


Hurriyat (M) delegation to meet PaK leaders first

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 11: Going against the precedence the Hurriyat Conference (M) delegation which would leave for Pakistan next month on its arrival in the country has decided to meet the leaders from Pakistan Administrated Kashmir (PaK).  Talking to Greater Kashmir a Hurriyat leader, who was a More





  • Briefs

Dr Qasim Faktoo admitted to SKIMS ICU

Srinagar, Nov 11: Chairman Muslim League Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, who has been in jail for more than 20 years, on Sunday was admitted to Intensive Care Unit of SKIMS after he developed chest complications More



  • National

Why Gulzar crememateded his father 5 years later?

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 11: Shell-shocked after not being able to attend his father's last rites, lyricist Gulzar decided not to cremate him and did so only five years later when his revered filmmaker Bimal Roy More




  • Opinion

Between “Quiet” and Tossups

They just meet. They don't have an agenda

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

Quiet it is.   Britain has recognized that by lifting its travel advisory to the state after a gap of twenty years. Germany and Japan have already declared the state as a safe haven for its citizens More



  • GKeducation&career

A library in Dal Lake

The only library in Dal maintained by a school dropout

BOOK LOVER

MAJID MAQBOOL

In a modest cottage near gate number one in the interiors of Dal, a small wooden door opens into the only library in Dal Lake. Named ‘Travelers Library’ by its passionate 43-year-old owner, Muhammad Latif More




  • Letters

Ajas Bridge

This refers to the news (GK 10 Nov 2012) about Ajas bridge. It has not given the correct structural condition of the bridge. Cracks shown in the picture one only surfaced localized cracks.  Ajas Bridge More



  • Editorial

Political Approach Needed

India has decided to host Pakistan interior minister Abdur Rehman Malik who is likely to come for a pilgrimage to Ajmer Sharief in January next year. The visit will help in operationalizing the recent More



  • Business

Govt begins preparation of budget estimates 2013-14

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Nov 11: With four months left to end this financial year, the state government has started preparation of budget estimates 2013-14.  “The process for preparation of budget estimates 2013-14 More



  • Sports

Calls for probe into India-Pakistan WC semi-final

Lahore, Nov 11: The former head of Pakistan's cricket board on Saturday called for an investigation into his country's 2011 World Cup semi-final against India after a new book raised the possibility the More



  • Kashmir

Government to tune-up ‘ramshackle’ administration

4 IAS Officers On Central Deputation To Return In March

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 11: What could bring about some relief to the J&K Government, at least four IAS officers who are presently on deputation at the Government of India are set to return to the State in March More



  • Srinagar City

NC treating Srinagar as bonded territory: PDP

Mufti bashes Govt on skewed bridge, says silly project disastrous for The Bund

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 11: Laced with facts and figures, the Peoples Democratic Party Sunday came down heavily on the ruling National Conference led government with the PDP patron and former Chief Minister Mufti More




  • Jammu

Polytechnic lecturers made to work for peanuts

25 year service fetches them Rs 5700 per month

RANJANA CHARAK

Jammu, Nov 11: It may sound strange, but it is true- a teacher who has trained 25 batches of Polytechnic College is getting a meager emolument of Rs 5700 per month. This is not the story of one consolidated More



  • South Asia

31 killed in Pak violence

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Karachi, Nov 11: At least 31 people, including members of the minority community, have been killed in various incidents of target killings in Pakistan's commercial city of Karachi and Balochistan's capital More



  • World

Syria warplanes strike near Iraq border, clashes near Turkey

Beirut, Nov 11: Syrian warplanes on Sunday launched air strikes on the eastern town of Albu Kamal near the Iraqi border and pounded rebel lines near Damascus and in the northern city of Aleppo, a watchdog More



  • Health

‘Mehndi may cause serious side effects’

INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE

New Delhi, Nov 11: Applying chemical-laced 'mehndi' (henna) on the hands can cause serious side effects including skin infection, doctors said, cautioning girls and women against using it. Mehndi More



  • Pahalgam

Aru craves for basic amenities

Locals, tourists suffer, govt mute

Pahalgam: Notwithstanding tall claims of the Government of undertaking equitable development in Kashmir, Aru a famous tourist spot here sans basic amenities causing immense hardships to tourists and locals More




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