Water to be costly affair in JK

SWRRA Issues Guidelines On Institutionalizing Tariff Regime


Srinagar, Mar 31: While the National Hydroelectric Corporation (NHPC) is making a fortune out of the energy generated from J&K’s water resources, the state’s hapless inhabitants shall have to pay through nose for every drop of water they drink or use in daily life.  To begin with, the More

JK’s security expenditure Rs 1285 crore in four years

Police Non-Plan Revenue Expenditure Has Shot Up To Rs2400 cr from Rs67 cr In 20 Years


Jammu, Mar 31: Jammu and Kashmir government has spent whopping Rs 1285 crore on the security front in the state during the past four years, official figures reveal. The statistics provided by the Home Department have brought to fore that the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) was Rs 343.30 More

Police Bill-2013: Govt in dilemma over future course of action

Deadline For Feedback Over; Positive Suggestions Will Be Taken Care Of: Mir


Srinagar, Mar 31: With the deadline for submitting suggestions on the “contentious” Police Bill-2013, ended Sunday, the state government is yet to decide on the future course of action to “allay apprehensions” of general public over the proposed law that evoked widespread outrage across the board More

Hurriyat (G) dares NC to accept Geelani’s challenge


Srinagar, Mar 31: Flaying the statement of a National Conference (NC) legislator that “reason for all troubles was Syed Ali Shah Geelani,” Hurriyat (G) Sunday dared the NC to accept the challenge to know whether people prefer to be with mainstream or separatists. “The statement made by one More

Mirwaiz to visit Guru’s residence

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Sunday said he will pay a visit to Muhammad Afzal Guru’s house at Doabgah, Sopore in north Kashmir, on Monday.“I will leave for Guru’s residence in Sopore on Monday morning,” Mirwaiz told Greater Kashmir. He will be accompanied by a few Hurriyat More

MMM calls for strike on April 6

Reiterating its demand for the return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM), a united forum of separatists, Sunday issued a fresh protest calendar asking people to observe complete strike on Saturday. MMM also urged people to stage More

Cable TV goes blank


Srinagar, Mar 31: Cable TV in the Valley would go off air from Monday as deadline set by the Union Ministry of Information to replace cable TV set up with digital set top boxes ended today.  Most subscribers whom Greater Kashmir spoke to said that they were unaware of the diktat. They blamed More

NC-Cong alliance perilous for JK: Mufti


Jammu, Mar 31: Reiterating his party’s resolve to setup a “new system” of justice and equality in the state, PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday regretted that the National Conference-Congress regime has pushed the state into political instability “due to its wrong policies.” “It is a More

'NIA to verify Liyaqat’s antecedents'

Jammu, Mar 31: Days after it sparred with the Delhi Police over the arrest of Liyaqat Shah, Jammu and Kashmir Police Sunday said he (Liyaqat) cannot be labeled as a “terrorist or innocent” until the investigation is complete. “This is to be decided in the investigation, you cannot label a More

  • Briefs

KU declares entrance exams results

Srinagar, Mar 31: Kashmir University today declared results of its entrance examinations for different courses.   The results of all entrance examinations conducted from March 18-28, 2013 are More

  • National

Trial against Malik to commence today



New Delhi, Mar 31: The trial against Wasim Akram Malik, arrested for his alleged role in the September 2011 Delhi High Court blast, will commence tomorrow in a Delhi court. The special NIA court had More

  • Opinion

Primacy of Kashmir

Whatever the situation,Kashmir holds the centrality



Pakistan is once again in the spotlight. This time it is not in focus, for being ‘the most dangerous country in the world’ but for getting ‘stabilizing as a democracy.’ The civilian government completing More

  • GK Magazine

More aspirants, fewer seats

Students continue to suffer every year as fewer Varsities in the valley offer limited seats for pursuing various post-graduate courses



After finishing three-year degree courses in colleges, most of the students of the valley who want to pursue higher education have to suffer because of the limited intake capacity in few universities of More

  • Letters

Higher education

This refers to the advertisement of Higher Education Department—civil secretariat Jammu (Greater Kashmir 28.03.2013) pertaining to unauthorized higher educational institutions in the state. In this connection More

  • Editorial

State of Private Schools

State Government is set to regulate the fee structures in private schools in the state. A committee headed by a retired judge is being constituted to make recommendations to the government. This is a decision More

  • Business

Kashmir named among world top destinations


Srinagar, Mar 31: A leading luxury travel magazine published by London-based Condé Nast Publications Ltd has included Kashmir among the top 10 destinations to watch in 2013. The magazine’s January More

  • Sports

Bilal Shines in GK win

GK-XI vs Big 92.7 FM

Big Super Cup

Srinagar, Mar 31: Bilal Rather shined with the ball as Greater Kashmir-XI defeated Big 92.7 FM by one run in the Big Super Cup match here on Sunday. Needing two runs to win in the last over, Big FM batsman More

  • Kashmir

JK parties to battle for votes after April 5



Srinagar, Mar 31: Soon after the budget session of State Legislative Assembly would end on April 5 in Jammu, all major political parties of the State would battle it out in the open to garner public support More

  • Srinagar City

Historic Nigeen Club loses sheen

Members aghast over ‘mismanagement’


Srinagar, Mar 31: Historic Nigeen Club in the City has lost its sheen due to alleged mismanagement by the Government. Apart from being used as “community hall”, a brazen violation of norms, some of the More

  • Jammu

Cong MLC under scanner for land encroachment


Jammu, Mar 31: Former minister and sitting Congress Member Legislative Council (MLC) Jugal Kishore Sharma has come under scanner for allegedly encroaching around three kanal of state land in Sidhra area More

  • South Asia

Pak terms reports on Chamel as 'malicious propaganda'


Lahore,Mar 31: Pakistani authroities today rejected as "malicious Indian propaganda" reports that Indian prisoner Chamel Singh had died after allegedly being assaulted by jail staff here, saying his death More

  • World

Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on Easter

Vatican City, Mar 31: Pope Francis prayed for a "political solution" in Syria and for "reconciliation" on the Korean peninsula in his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter's Square More

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