LPG crisis turns deadly

Chotta Bazar Man Loses Life To Tedious LPG Verification Process


Srinagar, Nov 15: In a tragic incident, a person from Chotta Bazar area of old Srinagar died of cardiac arrest on Thursday while waiting in a queue for his turn to get his LPG gas connection verified here.According to witnesses, Ghulam Mohiuddin Shah, 67, was waiting in a queue at the office of More

‘Extend deadline for submission of KYC forms’


Srinagar, Nov 15: The offices of gas dealers in Kashmir Thursday witnessed huge rush of consumers who were waiting to get their LPG connections verified. The oil companies had set November 15 as the final deadline for submission of Know Your Consumer (KYC) forms for consumers whose connections were More

Parties reveal cards for LC polls

*Cong Fields Monga, Bhagat; Dar, Gupta Are NC Candidates

*BJP, NPP Too Okay Nominees; PDP To Decide Today


Srinagar, Nov 15: The ruling coalition partners, National Conference and Congress, Thursday decided on the candidates for the upcoming polls to four Legislative Council seats reserved for Panchayats. The opposition parties including BJP and JKNPP too cleared the names of their candidates for the contest More

Model Code of Conduct comes into force

Srinagar, Nov 15: The Election Commission of India has ordered enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of notification issued by the EC for conducting of polls to the four Legislative Council seats under Panchayat quota in the state.The state government Wednesday More

1 killed,4 hurt in attack on liquor shops

Hizb Claims Responsibility


Srinagar, Nov 15: Militants on Thursday evening opened fire on two liquor shops housed in Hotel Heemal on The Boulevard here, killing one person and injuring four others, police said.A police spokesman said an employee - Mushtaq Ahmad of Aloochi Bagh - was killed in the firing by the militants More

JK to start 6th Economic Survey from December

Coordination Committees Constituted;Process To Take 6 Months


Jammu, Nov 15: Jammu and Kashmir is likely to conduct the 6th Economic Survey 2012-13 from next month to estimate various parameters of economy.Sources in the Directorate of Economics and Statistics told Greater Kashmir that the six-month long exercise was likely to start by next month and the More

Opposition takes on Taj over ‘contemptuous remarks’

PDP,PP Legislators Say Minister Used

Indecent Language Against LC Chairman


Srinagar, Nov 15: The controversy surrounding the alleged forest land grab by the Minister for PHE and Flood Control Taj Mohiuddin is refusing to die down, with legislators from the opposition parties in the Legislative Council Thursday threatening to bring privilege motion against Taj for using “ More

Fresh land-grab charges against Taj

‘Revenue Record Of 342 Kanals Changed In Favour Of His Daughters’


Jammu, Nov 15: Fresh accusation of land grab has surfaced against Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Taj Mohi-ud-Din in Jammu amid political storm over constitution and subsequent dissolution of a House Panel probing similar charges in Kashmir.The fresh allegations were leveled here More

MeT department predicts rain, snowfall on November 17-18

Srinagar, Nov 15: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon Thursday ordered traffic restrictions on Kargil-Zanskar, Srinagar-Zojila-Kargil, Kupwara-Machil/Tangdhar and Bandipora-Gurez roads on 17th and 18th November as a precautionary measure.An official spokesman said the restrictions More

Rahul gets bigger role

To Head Congress Coordination Panel For 2014 Polls


New Delhi, Nov 15: In a move signaling his larger role in the party, Rahul Gandhi was today made the head of the Congress Coordinaton Committee for 2014 Lok Sabha polls.Senior leaders Ahmed Patel, Janardan Dwivedi, Digvijay Singh, Madhusudan Mistry and Jairam Ramesh are the members of the Election More

  • Briefs

Farooq Ganderbali joins National Conference

Srinagar, Nov 15: Farooq Ganderbali, who had contested the 2008 Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election against Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as a National Panthers Party candidate, has joined the ruling National More

  • National

K C Pant passes away

He was former interlocutor for Kashmir


New Delhi, Nov 15: Former Union Minister K C Pant, who had served under late Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and switched to BJP in the late 1990s, died here today. He was 81. The son More

  • Opinion

Coercive tactics won't do

Muzzling Geelani will be making him more important. Set him free as long as the means he adopts are peaceful



A peaceful freedom of expression is a constitutional right and, in real sense, essence of democracy. The test of democracy lies in providing equal opportunity and political space to your opponents and More

  • GK Magazine

Social Construction of Gender

Why does woman’s career take a backseat?



Today careers for women have emerged as one of the most significant areas of concern for those who advocate education for women’s equality. Traditionally men have been performing the role of bread winners More

  • Letters

Kashmiri language

This refers to an article by learned advocate Bashir Ahmad Bashir titled " Mother tongue please. (GK November- 13 - 2012)There is no doubt that Kashmiri language is one of the richest languages of the More

  • Friday Focus

Justice is all

Justice is the essence of Islam. God wants justice with his worshippers. Infact the principle underlying creation is nothing but justice. Sometimes the very definition of justice eludes us. We must not More

  • Business

‘JK still relying on mutton, poultry imports to meet local demand’

Ruhullah for bridging demand-supply gap

AH schemes reviewed


Jammu, Nov 15: Emphasizing the need for effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes under Animal and Sheep Husbandry Sector, Minister for Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Aga Syed Ruhullah, has More

  • Sports

Carom championship concludes in Srinagar

SSP Srinagar Felicitate Winners

Srinagar, Nov 15: In its endeavor to boost the sports activities in Srinagar, a District level Carom championship was held in District Police Lines, Srinagar in association with J&K State Carom Association More

  • Kashmir

Rafiabad sans tourism infrastructure

Rafiabad: Government’s much hyped project to promote tourism in various scenic places here has turned into a damp squib in absence of basic infrastructure and facilities for the tourists.   Owing More

  • Srinagar City

SMHS Sarai non-functional even after inauguration

Building ill-equipped, Central Heating System not installed


Srinagar, Nov 15: The Sarai (resting place) at SMHS Hospital, which was inaugurated last month by the Minister for Medical Education, R S Chib amid fanfare, has not been made functional yet. “The More

  • Jammu

Altaf chairs maiden WUMCA meeting

Jammu, Nov 15: Minister for Forests and Environment Mian Altaf Ahmad Thursday called for effective implementation of the Wullar Lake conservation project. He stressed the need for ensuring cent percent More

  • PaK



Muzaffarabad, Nov 15: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said that military might could not resolve any problems and India should therefore find a peaceful settlement to the More

  • World

Xi at helm in China


Beijing, Nov 15: Xi Jinping was today crowned the new head of the ruling CPC and the powerful military in a smooth transition to steer the world's second largest economy over the next decade, ending the More

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