7 houses damaged in Zanskar


Srinagar, Oct 26: Members of minority community in Zanskar area on Friday alleged that members of the majority community have damaged seven houses in the area.  Talking to Greater Kashmir over phone, from Zanskar, Imam Jamia Masjid Padam, Molvi Syed Baksh said: “Since we were not able to More

SDM Zanskar transferred
Srinagar, Oct 26:  Government on Friday transferred Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Zanskar, Urgain Loondup and attached him with the General Administration Department (GAD). According to GAD order number 1207, GAD of 2012, Loondup will be replaced by Bhupinder Kumar.  “Loondup will More

Srinagar, Oct 26: The J&K Government Friday said curfew was relaxed in Zanaskar from 12 pm to 3 pm on Friday following improvement in the situation. “It was later extended till 6 pm,” an official spokesman said. “During the relaxation Friday prayers passed off peacefully and shops were open More

ISK seeks CM’s intervention

Shots Letter To Omar

Srinagar, Oct 26: The Islamic School Kargil on Friday urged the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to help the minority community in Zanskar alleging that the members of majority community had “unleashed terror in the area”. The President ISK has shot a letter to Omar stating: “When the news of conversions More

Protests suspended in Drass

Will Move Towards Zanskar, Threaten Locals


Drass, Oct 26: Situation in this frontier town returned to normal on Friday as people suspended the protests against harassment of the members of the minority community by the members of the majority community in Zanskar area. Locals threatened to block the Srinagar-Leh highway again if authorities More

Police ready to foil Geelani’s protest call


Srinagar, Oct 26: In view of token protest call on Saturday (Eid Day) by Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani against landing of Army in JK on October 27 in 1947, the authorities have put in place elaborate security arrangements to thwart any demonstrations. A senior police More

Geelani, Malik,Mirwaiz put under house arrest


Srinagar, Oct 26: A day ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, police on Friday put Hurriyat (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, JKLF Chief  Muhammad Yasin Malik and Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest.  The Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was placed under house More

Ministers, legislators, ADG, IGP, ors convey Eid greetings


Srinagar, Oct 26: The Council of ministers and legislators have greeted the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. In their message of felicitation, they hoped that the festival would strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity and tolerance More

Shabir Shah detained
Srinagar, Oct 26: Police on Friday detained the Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah when he was on way to south Kashmir’s Islamabad (Anantnag) town. He was later put under house arrest, a DFP spokesman said.   He said Shah was on way to his hometown to offer Friday congregation More

Zafar for resolution of K-issue
Srinagar, Oct 26:  Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Zaffar Akbar Bhat has said that the resolution of Kashmir dispute is vital to peace and stability in the South Asian region. Zaffar Akbar Bhat while addressing a public gathering at Bagat Kanipora in Chadoora said, unresolved More

Complete Valley Panchayat Ghars by March: Sagar to officers
Srinagar, Oct 26: The Minister for Rural Development, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Sagar has asked the officers to ensure that all Panchayat Ghars of the Kashmir division are completed by March. The Minister was addressing officers of Rural Development Department during More

Drug Policy to be implemented before next fiscal: Sharma



Srinagar, Oct 26: Minister of Health Sham Lal Sharma Thursday said the Drug Policy would be fully implemented in Jammu and Kashmir before the start of next fiscal.   “Though there is no hurdle before us to implement the Drug policy in the State but we want to first implement it to our More

Govt committed to provide better medical facilities: Chib
Srinagar, Oct 26: Minister for Medical Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, R.S. Chib today said that the coalition government headed by Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah is committed to provide better medical facilities to the common people. The Minister was addressing a gathering after inaugurating More

GGHS Amira Kadal celebrates annual day
Srinagar, Oct 26: Government Girls Higher Secondary, Amira Kadal celebrated its annual day.  The Director School Education, Muhammad Shafi Rather was chief guest on the occasion, while the CEO, Srinagar, Nazir Ahmad Kanth was guest of honour.  Ex-Mayor, Salman Sagar, Principal D.I.E More

‘Celebrate Eid with austerity’


Srinagar, Oct 26: All Kashmir Traders Federation Shahr-e-Khaas Zaina Kadal here has felicitated the people on Eid-ul-Azha and urged them to celebrate the day with austerity. In a statement the president of the Federation Nazir Ahmad Shah and general secretary Omar Gani felicitated the people More

Dy CM for removing bottlenecks in city dev projects
Srinagar, Oct 26: Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand has asked the authorities of Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Public Health Engineering and NBCC to conduct a joint survey and spell out an alternate way so that the utilities hampering the on-going projects in Srinagar city are shifted in time bound More

Woman commits suicide


Srinagar, Oct 26: A 25-year-old woman (name withheld) allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze in Batmaloo area here, police said today. The woman poured kerosene and set herself on fire at her residence in Mehrajpora locality last night, a police spokesman said. She was More

  • Kashmir

7 houses damaged in Zanskar


Srinagar, Oct 26: Members of minority community in Zanskar area on Friday alleged that members of the majority community have damaged seven houses in the area.  Talking to Greater Kashmir over phone More

  • Jammu

Offenders escape prosecution in absence of testing facilities



Jammu, Oct 26: With inadequate facility of testing laboratories in the city, the anti-adulteration drive launched by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) is proving a futile exercise as it is unable to get More

  • South Asia


Kabul, Oct 26: A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan today, killing 35 people and wounding at least 70, government and hospital officials said. The attack in the More

  • World

Eid-ul-Azha celebrated in S Arabia, Gulf


Jeddah/Dubai, Oct 26: Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated on Friday in Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries with millions offering Qurbani (sacrificial slaughter).  Saudi Arabia’s largest congregation was held More

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