• TOP STORIES

Pursuing AFSPA revocation worth a mission: Omar

* Time Ripe For Phased Withdrawal * Won’t Allow Any Agitation * JKP One Of Best Forces In Country

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Oct 21: Stressing that situation was conducive for phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, on Sunday said there should have been more progress on the issue and he would continue to pursue the "mission." Talking More


Can’t say it’s militant attack: Omar Abdullah

SILVER STAR SHOOTOUT

Srinagar, Oct 21: Even as police continued its investigations in Hotel Silver Star shootout on city outskirts here on Friday, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said that investigations are on to ascertain whether it was a militant attack or no. “Investigations into the incident are going on More


WON'T ALLOW DISRUPTION OF PEACE: DGP

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Oct 21: Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad on Sunday said no one would be allowed to disturb peace in the Valley. In an apparent reference to Hurriyat Conference (G), which has threatened to launch an agitation after Eid-ul- Azha, against “construction of road in the More


Allow Geelani, people to visit cave: Hurriyat (G)

‘Pictures Don’t Lie’

AMARNATH ROAD CONTROVERSY

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Oct 21: A day after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah asked the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani to conduct an aerial survey in the state chopper of the Amarnath Cave route, the conglomerate dared Omar to lift the siege around Geelani’s house and allow him to visit the More


Geelani can’t ascertain facts in closed room: Omar

Srinagar, Oct 21: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani cannot ascertain the facts in a closed room.  Reacting to turning down of his offer to conduct an aerial survey of the Amarnath route by Geelani, Omar said, “I cannot More


Cong sets deadline for BDC polls

We Want Process To Be Completed Within Two Months: Azad

GK NEWS NETWORK

Bishnah (Jammu), Oct 21: After forcing its alliance partner National Conference to postpone the Block Development Council (BDC) polls, Congress has now set two months deadline for the Jammu and Kashmir government to conduct BDC elections. The BDC polls were earlier put-off to incorporate certain amendments More


Black-marketers, touts make hay

Consumers Lament Govt Indifference

LPG CRISIS

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Oct 21: With Kashmir already in the grip of wintry chill, LPG crisis in the Valley has hit another high, as the cooking gas cylinders are, reportedly, being sold at Rs 2000 per cylinder in the open market.  The consumers are being forced to purchase gas at exorbitant rates with More


Mystery shrouds SVC constitution

Whereabouts Of Official File Not Known

SPOTLIGHT

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Oct 21: The state government’s proposed move to constitute State Vigilance Commission (SVC) has virtually landed in the cold storage as mystery continues over its recommendation, which were earlier returned by the Governor NN Vohra. Official sources told Greater Kashmir that the fate More


'PDP will disintegrate before 2014'

Banihal, Oct 21: Chief Minister’s Political Advisor Devender Singh Rana Sunday said the Peoples Democratic Party would “disintegrate before 2014 Assembly elections” in J&K “because of the fissures within the party, intra-party contradictions and lack of ideology.” He said the “tall claims More


2 LASHKER MILITANTS KILLED

SOPORE GUNFIGHT

G M BHAT

Sopore, Oct 21: Two Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a top commander, were killed while three force personnel sustained injuries in a 24-hour gunfight in this north Kashmir town, police said on Sunday. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Zone, S M Sahai told reporters that information More





  • Briefs

Asgar Ali Yarkain elected AKSUJ Prez

Jammu, Oct 21: Asgar Ali Yarkain, a student of B.A LLB Jammu University from Yourbaltak Soth has been elected as President All Kargil Student Union Jammu for the year 2012-13. AKSUJ on Sunday organized More



  • News

Legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra is no more

AGENCIES

Mumbai, Oct 21: Legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra breathed his last at Lilavati Hospital on Sunday. He was 80. Chopra, who was suffering from dengue, died of multiple organ failure. He is survived by More




  • Opinion

The Downtown Boy

He’s been an embodiment of resilience

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

Everyone in Kashmir has a story to tell.   The octogenarian has a tale to tell - he has seen towering South Asian leaders at their eloquent best addressing hundreds of thousands in the Muslim More



  • GK Careers

Fellowship, Scholarship Opportunities

Young India Leadership Programme The Young India Fellowship (YIF) seeks to groom young women and men like anyone who will lead India through the 21st century. The YIF will bring together 100 emerging leaders More




  • Letters

Amarnath deaths

This refers to the news about the report submitted by the Supreme-Court appointed HPC in connection with the deaths that occurred in last year's Amarnath Yatra. The said report lists non-acclimatisation More



  • Editorial

Demons of Past

KASHMIR'S history, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said, is stained with blood. One would think that it is stating the obvious. But CM at the same time has lamented the distortion of Kashmir history by some More



  • Business

15-day food festival begins at Lalit Grand Palace

Feast Aimed To Promote Good Food Culture

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Oct 21: Aimed to promote good food culture, the Hotel Lalit Grand Palace here kicked off a food festival on Saturday evening. The food feast organized by Lalit Group - one of the known names More



  • Sports

Pak-XI beat World-XI in Twenty20 exhibition match in Karachi

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Karachi, Oct 21: Pakistan All Star XI demolished International World XI by 84 runs in a Twenty20 exhibition match at the National Stadium that marked the return of international cricket in the country More



  • Kashmir

CM ANNOUNCES ENHANCEMENT OF EX-GRATIA ASSISTANCE

POLICE MARTYRS COMMEMORATION DAY

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Oct 21: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday lauded the role of Jammu and Kashmir police and announced the enhancement of ex-gratia assistance for next of kin of police martyrs. Addressing More



  • Srinagar City

Orphaned, traffic signals go faulty ahead of Durbar Move

SMC-Traffic police in blame-game, travel in mess

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Oct 21: The much hyped traffic signals, which had brought some respite from roadside snarls have started going faulty resulting in the return of pesky jams at a time when the Durbar is scheduled More




  • Jammu

NPR project likely to face more delay

‘Just 30 Percent Data Collection Completed In Rural Areas’

ARUN SINGH

Jammu, Oct 21: The process of data digitization for the National Population Register (NPR) in Jammu and Kashmir is lagging far behind in the rural areas as compared to the urban areas where the exercise More




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