• TOP STORIES

Omar unsure about pre-poll alliance with Congress

‘Afzal Guru’s Hanging Transformed Political Dynamics In JK; Delhi Should Shun Duplicitous Kashmir Policy’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 11: Notwithstanding his unequivocal declaration last year that National Conference will shape a grand alliance with Congress for 2014 political battles, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah seems to be doubtful over any pre-poll tie-up with the party in “the aftermath of clandestine execution More


Geelani wants no separatist icon bigger than him: CM

‘Malik Has Adopted Gandhian Persona’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 11: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has claimed that Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah exercised restraint over the issue of Muhammad Afzal Guru “to ensure that no other separatist icon becomes bigger than him.”“Yes, it is very possible, it is very possible,” Omar told More


No end in sight to irking power crisis

JK Short Of 780 MW During Peak Hours; Energy Purchase Budget Cut By Rs 400 Crore

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 11: Signaling alarming energy crisis in Jammu and Kashmir which has otherwise the potential to generate around 20000-25000 MW by harnessing its water resources, the state is presently short of around 780 MW of electricity.According to documents in possession of Greater Kashmir, while More


State losing crores to evasion of stamp duty on land purchase

‘Govt Should Reduce Land Rates Or Duty To Encourage People To Register Land In Legal Way’

ARIF SHAFI WANI/D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 11: With the Government notifying revised market rates of land in urban and rural areas for 2013-14, there seems to be no end to the evasion of stamp duty on purchase of land.The rates with substantial increase from Rs two to 10 lakh per kanal have been notified in pursuance to sub More


NIA team arrives

Meets IGP Kashmir; To Visit Kupwara Today, Expected To Meet Family

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 11: Continuing its investigations into former militant Syed Liyaqat Shah’s arrest, a six-member team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) landed in the Valley Thursday for further probe. The team which met top brass of Jammu and Kashmir Police Thursday is expected to meet Liyaqat’s More


Govt killing people with fake medicines: Hurriyat (M)

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 11: Taking strong note of spurious drugs being supplied to valley hospitals, the Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said the government has given a license to fake drug manufacturing companies to ‘kill Kashmiris through fake medicines.’According to a press note More


Soldier killed in accidental grenade blast

5 Others Injured

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Apr 11: One Army soldier was killed and five others injured when a grenade accidentally exploded inside their camp at Zachaldara, Handwara, in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district Thursday.The incident took place around 10 A.M. in the camp of 21 Rashtriya Rifles when the soldiers were preparing More





  • Briefs

Committed to vacate hotels by the forces: Govt

Srinagar, Apr 11: While claiming that the state government is serious towards getting various hotels in Kashmir vacated by the forces, Tourism Minster Ghulam Ahmad Mir today said the government has so More



  • National

CAN DEATH SENTENCE BE COMMUTED TO LIFE?

Supreme Court To Give Verdict

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 11: The Supreme Court will tomorrow deliver a verdict on whether death sentence of a condemned prisoner can be commuted to life imprisonment on the ground of delay in executing the capital More




  • Opinion

Mainstream and off-stream

They tailor their response as the situation demands

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

‘Main-stream’ and ‘off-stream’ political groups in our state, as we know, hold opposite ideologies, which at critical point break into hostilities. The joy for one is the grief for the other. The smile More



  • GK Features

The Tragedy of Saeda Begum

She lost all her sons and now she is losing her memory too

A MOTHER’S LOSS

MAJID MAQBOOL

In a remote village in Aloosa Bandipora, around 65 kms from Srinagar, Saeda Begum, 75, often sits on the balcony of her four-room mud-house, quietly looking out towards the graveyard where her sons lie More




  • Letters

Threatening call

This refers to the story made on threat calls published on the Business Page of Greater Kashmir. Exactly the same happened with me. I am to inform you that on 8th April at 9:58 am, I was on my way to attend More



  • Friday Focus

The Rope of Allah

PROF G R MALIK

The Quran commands the believers:And hold fast by the rope of Allah and be not divided. (3:103)The rope of Allah (Habl-ul-Lah) is the Quran which the Prophet (SAW) himself, according to a hadith reported More



  • Business

‘J&K Bank only financial institution connected to roots in JK’

CM HAILS JK BANK

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 11: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, was all praise for J&K Bank for “its role in strengthening infrastructure, empowering people and pursuing growth of the state.” Speaking at inaugural More



  • Sports

The return of homeboy

KASHMIR BORN BASKETBALL COACH TRAINS VALLEY PLAYERS

Srinagar, Apr 11: “It is my mission to develop and promote Basketball in Valley,” says Kashmir-born American basketball coach and founder of Srinagar Kashmir Basketball Academy, Shahid Ahmad Bhat, who More



  • Kashmir

JK fails to implement skill development programme

Despite Adequate Funds, Training Yet To Be Imparted To 5000 Youth

POOR SHOW

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Apr 11: The J&K government has failed to implement a centrally-sponsored scheme aimed at training the state’s unemployed youth. The ‘Skill Development of Youth of J&K’, launched by Government More



  • Srinagar City

Court frames charges against 4 accused

NATIPORA KILLING CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 11:  A Court has framed charges against four persons accused of killing a man at Natipora in July 2012.  The accused have been charged under various criminal sections of RPC.  More




  • Jammu

Guv for conservation of cultural heritage

Jammu, Apr 11: Governor, NN Vohra, on Thursday emphasized the crucial importance of effective conservation, documentation and showcasing of the traditional performing art forms and the rich cultural heritage More



  • World

American teenager speaks 23 languages

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New York, Apr 11: A 17-year-old American boy has attracted worldwide attention by mastering 23 languages, including Hindi, in just a few weeks. Timothy Doner from New York gained fame after he posted More



  • GKeducation&career

Who cares for Government-run schools?

Most of the government middle schools in the city are without proper infrastructure and lack basic facilities for students

SCHOOL EDUCATION

UMER BEIGH

A government school teacher with a book in hand is sitting on her chair teaching a class outside the school building. The students, with their notebooks open, listen to her carefully while sitting on the More




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