Govt curtails GMC funding

With 10 Crore Liability, College Gets Peanuts For 2012-13


Srinagar, Oct 23: While the Government Medical College Srinagar is stressed with a liability of Rs 10 crores, the J&K Government has allocated a meager amount of Rs 5.62 crores for the premier health institution for the financial year 2012-13.  Sources told Greater Kashmir that the funds More

Gun led to bloodshed: Omar

‘Need To Resolve Political Issues In Peaceful Atmosphere’


Nobra (Leh), Oct 23: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday reiterated the necessity of addressing political issues of Jammu and Kashmir in a “peaceful atmosphere” to lead the state into an era of permanent peace and development.  He said that Indo-Pak relations have a direct bearing on Jammu More

High Court pulls up Govt over noncompliance

‘Comply with the Act in letter and spirit to avoid invocation of stringent provisions’


Srinagar, Oct 23: The J&K High Court has directed the state government to strictly comply with the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act 1986. The court said in case of non-compliance it would invoke stringent provisions of the Act to ensure its implementation in letter and spirit.

Governor releases ‘Valley of Words’
Srinagar, Oct 23: Governor NN Vohra Tuesday stressed on the need for documenting, preserving and effectively showcasing the rich composite cultural heritage and the varied traditional art forms of Jammu and Kashmir. The Governor said this while releasing a book titled ‘Valley of Words’ authored More

Army orders probe into Budgam firing


Srinagar, Oct 23: Army on Tuesday ordered an inquiry to ascertain the facts about the firing incident in Chattergam area in central Kashmir’s Budgam district that left two soldiers dead on Monday evening. “We have ordered an inquiry to ascertain the facts about the incident,” an Army official More

CME on Thyroid held at SKIMS
Srinagar, Oct 23: Department of Endocrinology, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Tuesday held a day long Continuing Medical Education (CME) on ‘Thyroid Update Srinagar’ as part of a nationwide initiative taken by the Indian Thyroid Society (ITS) on thyroid disorders.  The More

Shah visits Shalapora, pays tributes to martyrs
Srinagar: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah Tuesday visited Shalapora in Sopore town where he expressed sympathies with the family of the slain youth including the Hurriyat leader Muzamil Amin. “The martyrdom will continue till the Kashmir issue is resolved according More

Police harassing Rohingya Muslim refugees in Jammu: Geelani
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday alleged that the police was asking the Rohingya Muslim refugees in Jammu to vacate their houses. Expressing serious concern over it, Geelani, in a statement today, demanded clarification from the state administration More

MoS Home, DGP visit Churunda


Srinagar, Oct 23: On the directions of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wani and Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad Tuesday visited Churunda village in Uri Sector of Baramulla where three persons were killed in cross LoC shelling earlier this month More

Javid Mir pays tributes to slain youth
Srinagar: Paying rich tributes to the youth slain in an encounter with the armed forces at Sopore in Baramulla district, the Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (H) Javid Ahmad Mir reiterated the pledge to continue freedom struggle and take the mission of martyrs to its logical end.   More

DC Kulgam inspects dev projects, gas distribution
Kulgam Oct 23: District Development Commissioner Jahangir Mir on Tuesday  inspected Rs 14 crore upcoming EKLAYA boarding institute coming up here in south Kashmir over a sprawling patch of 60 Kanals of land near magnificent Aharbal waterfall, an official spokesman said.  Speaking on the More

Div Com takes stock of dev work at Shopian
Srinagar, Oct 23: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr Asgar Samoon today visited Shopian and took stock of various developmental works going on in the district. He expressed satisfaction over the pace of construction work of Mini Secretariat complex in the Arhama locality of the south Kashmir More

Road connectivity imperative for socio-economic transformation: Rather
Budgam, Oct 23: Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather on Tuesday said that road connectivity is imperative for socio-economic transformation of the state.       Rather after kick starting the construction of Rs 3.50 crore Hangoo-Neego via Daana More

JK RTI Movement reorganized
Srinagar, Oct 23: J&K RTI Movement organized an all important meeting of core group members in its district Budgam headquarters, a spokesman of the RTI Movement said in a statement.  He said the program was aimed at to discuss quite a lot of important issues and some important decisions More

IUST hostel boys face hardships
Srinagar, Oct 23: Hundreds of inmates at Boys hostel of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora are facing hardships caused due to acute shortage of electricity and water supply.  A delegation of students told Greater Kashmir that they have been sufferings for the entire More

Victim’s body fished out



Leharwalpora (Bandipora), Oct 23: Police on Tuesday fished out the body of a youth Nigaar Ahmed Dar here in north Kashmir. The deceased was missing for past two days after a scuffle between the residents of Banyari and Leharwalpora over sand extraction dispute.  As the word about More

Tension prevails in Zanskar


Srinagar, Oct 23: Mountainous Zanskar area of Kargil on Tuesday witnessed violent clashes between communities over conversion of some people.  People belonging to minority community told Greater Kashmir over phone from Zanskar that majority community has enforced social boycott against them More

DC Kupwara reviews Eid arrangements

Asks Officials To Protect Consumer Rights

Srinagar, Oct 23: The Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, Sarmad Hafeez on Tuesday convened a high level meeting of all district functionaries to ensure that the market rates are checked and the consumers are not fleeced on Eid eve, an official spokesman said. He said the meeting was attended by Additional More

  • Kashmir

Govt curtails GMC funding

With 10 Crore Liability, College Gets Peanuts For 2012-13


Srinagar, Oct 23: While the Government Medical College Srinagar is stressed with a liability of Rs 10 crores, the J&K Government has allocated a meager amount of Rs 5.62 crores for the premier health More

  • Srinagar City

Shah-e-Hamdan (RA) Urs observed



Srinagar, Oct 23: The annual Urs of Hazat Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) popularly known as Shah-e-Hamdan was observed at Khanqah -e-Moula in Shaher-e-Khaas Tuesday with religious fervor and enthusiasm.  More

  • Jammu

BJP communalizing situation in erstwhile Doda district: Rana

‘People should remain aware of party’s nefarious designs’

Kastigarh, Oct 23: Devender Singh Rana Political Advisor to the Chief Minister on Tuesday accused the BJP of communalizing the situation in the erstwhile Doda district for what he said “petty political More

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