PM deals new ministerial pack

7 new faces inducted, Khurshid is new foreign minister, Tharoor returns


New Delhi, Oct 28: Salman Khurshid took over as India's new foreign minister as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday sought to shake off the perception of an inert government with a major revamp of his council of ministers, inducting 17 new faces and elevating five to cabinet rank, in what is possibly More

Cabinet combination of youth, experience: PM

Rules out early elections

New Delhi, Oct 28: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said the new cabinet is a combination of youth and experience and hoped it would be the last one before the next general election scheduled in 2014."It is a combination of youth and experience," Dr Singh told reporters after the More

Earthquake jolts Kashmir, no casualties

Srinagar, Oct 28: An earthquake of moderate intensity today shook Kashmir Valley sparking panic among residents but there were no reports of any damage or casualties. The quake, measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, struck at 1741 hours and lasted nearly 10 seconds, officials said More

Jora, Nasir, DGP visit Zanskar

‘Both communities assure support to peace efforts’

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Kargil/Srinagar, Oct 28: A day after curfew was lifted from the trouble hit Zanskar area of Kargil region following communal clashes, Government on Sunday sent a high level team to the affected area in order to assess the situation on the ground. The team comprising Tourism Minster More

Mehbooba, Dilawar to visit Zanskar today

Srinagar, Oct 28: Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti and party General Secretary Dilawar Mir would be visiting Zanskar in Kargil district on Monday to assess the ground situation in the area, a PDP spokesman told Greater Kashmir on Sunday.Tension had prevailed in Zanskar More

Politicians take off amid Eid celebrations

Srinagar, Oct 28: Politicians, including mainstream and separatists, took an off on Sunday amidst Eid-ul-Zuha celebrations.     Directorate of Information did not issue any statement pertaining to Valley based ministers or politicians on Sunday.   Separatist More

1 dies, 14 Injured in road accidents

Srinagar, Oct 28: One person died and 14 others were injured in different road accidents across the Kashmir Valley, police said on Sunday.A motorcyclist Zahid Ahmad Khan son of Farooq Ahmad of Wazir Bagh, hit a cyclist Muhammad Ismail Bhat, near Lasjan bridgeon city outskirts resulting More

3 killed, 25 injured in Pak blast


PESHAWAR, Oct 28: Three people were killed and at least 25 injured when an explosion took place in the Ziarat Kaka Sahib area in Nowshera on Sunday.According to the Nowshera police, a remote-controlled bomb had been planted on a bicycle in front of the main gate of the shrine of Kaka More

Body recovered in Bandipora

Srinagar, Oct 28: Police on Sunday recovered an unidentified male body at Nallah, Athwatoo,  in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.The body of a person aged 35 years recovered at Vijnar Nallah, Athwatoo. The height of the deceased is 5’-9”, colour wheatish, wearing Navy Blue Pants More

Eid Holidays

The offices of Greater Kashmir and its sister concern Kashmir Uzma shall remain closed on Saturday and Sunday on account of Eid-ul-Azha. The next edition of the newspapers shall hit stands on Tuesday. We wish our readers a happy and prosperous Eid. More

Munshis Bereaved

Congregational Faateh Khawani of Mrs Munshi Syed Hussain R/o Nowpora Srinagar, who passed away on Friday, October 26th, 2012, would be held on Monday morning (October, 29 2012) at Hassanabad Srinagar.    More

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