• TOP STORIES

Army gets Shariefabad land in lieu of Tatoo Ground, keeps both

DECISIONS TAKEN AT CIVIL-MILITARY LIAISON CONFERENCE AWAIT IMPLEMENTATION

HAVE THE CAKE AND EAT IT TOO

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 3: While the state government is ‘inefficaciously’ struggling to retrieve from Army around 1000 kanals of prime land at Tatoo Ground to develop much-needed recreational facility in the choked south city, the Defense Ministry seems to be in no hurry to vacate the said land despite taking More


26 Sq KMs OF CITY LAND IN FORCES’ USE

Srinagar, Apr 3: Believe it! After civilians, Srinagar city’s biggest population is the Army and other paramilitary forces.As per the data compiled by a consultancy service on various land use categories in Srinagar local area for the year 2012, out of the city’s total local area of 417 sq kms More


NC readying for early polls

Dr Farooq To Chair ‘Crucial’ CWC Meet On April 6

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 3: Smelling early Parliamentary polls following the political uncertainty prevailing at the Centre, National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah has convened party’s Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting on April 6 to devise a “unanimous strategy” in case situation takes an abrupt More


Rehabilitation policy hits another roadblock

‘Uttar Pradesh Objects To Deployment Of JK Police Along Indo-Nepal Border’

MUDDASIR ALI

Jammu, Apr 3: In a new twist to the Rehabilitation Policy for Kashmiri youth who had crossed over to Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), Uttar Pradesh government has raised objections to deploying J&K police along its border with Nepal, a move recently approved by New Delhi to legalize return More


Beleaguered Taj to knock Sonia’s door

‘I Will Demand Action Against Sham Lal Sharma’

ARVIND SHARMA/KNS

Jammu/Srinagar, Apr 3: Day after accusing his colleague and PHE Minister Sham Lal Sharma of defaming him to scuttle his chances of becoming the next PCC Chief, Medical Education minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din Wednesday said he would approach AICC president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on the issue in More


DON’T POLITICIZE SUCH INCIDENTS: OMAR

‘HARASSMENT OF STUDENTS’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Apr 3: Lashing out at those giving political color to every incident involving Kashmiris, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said it creates a negative impact on the mindset of the people.“There are people here who want to give political color to everything. In Hyderabad a boy (Muddasir More


Govt designates Liaison Officer

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 3: The State Government Wednesday designated Principal Resident Commissioner, J&K, New Delhi as Liaison Officer to look into incidents of alleged harassment meted out to students of Jammu and Kashmir studying in other states of India.“The Liaison Officer shall co-ordinate with More


Family seeks Ayaz Akbar’s release

Govt Vindictive Of Hurriyat (G) Activists: Geelani

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 3: Family members of the incarcerated Hurriyat Conference (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar on Wednesday said that they have been running from pillar to post to get him released on bail.Talking to Greater Kashmir, Akbar’s family members said that his wife is seriously ill and doctors have More


Missing In Custody Or Impending Fidayeen?

Shoukat’s mother petitions High Court

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 3: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday directed station house officer Kothibagh to produce before it all records including case diaries and report of investigation pertaining to an FIR (8/2005) registered under section 364 of RPC about Shoukat Ahmad Paul of Lawaypora Srinagar. More





  • Briefs

Declare results: Students to KU

Srinagar, Apr 3: Students of BA/B.SC/B.COM first and 2nd year annual 2012 have urged authorities of Kashmir University to declare their result forthwith.“More than one and a half month has passed after More



  • National

SC to decide on use of red beacons, sirens

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 3: The Supreme Court today said it would decide whether a person other than high functionaries is entitled to use of beacons and sirens on their vehicles in view of their being misused and More




  • Opinion

The “Middlemen” and the “Brokers”!

Kashmir had the tradition of the “Middlemen” for marriages and the “Brokers” for properties. Now these service providers seem to have mushroomed all over in every sphere of life!

MY TAKE

M.ASHRAF

Most of the marriages in Kashmir till recently were arranged by the “Middlemen” or the “Middle women” known in Kashmiri as “Manzimyore”. This is a very old institution in which both men and women took More



  • GK Magazine

Civil disobedience, hartals and stone pelting

What do we do from here.Throw stones and die or have a lasting plan which can work in the conditions we are going through

ON KASHMIR AND KASHMIRIS

HASHIM QURESHI

“The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off”(Gloria Steinem) Since 9 February 2013, Kashmir has again run into turmoil. Strikes, arrests, stone pelting and loss of lives. People are at More




  • Letters

Need introspection

Apropos news item regarding teacher-student ratio (GK: March 23, 2013). No discrimination. Yes. It is not intentional, but needs introspection. It's a loose-win situation. Disadvantage is to the tune of More



  • Editorial

Battle for power

In a welcome development JK Government has approved the engagement ofa consultant for quantifying the losses suffered by the state on account of Indus Water Treaty.  This would help the government More



  • Business

‘4 lakh youth unemployed in JK’

Govt intends to appoint 70,000 in govt sector this year: Omar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 3: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said that presently over 4 lakh youth are unemployed in the state and the government intends to appoint more than 70,000 youth in government services from More



  • Sports

Sports associations rue lack of planning, attention’

‘Polo Ground, Bakshi Stadium Drainage Problem Unsolved In 60 Years’

RAIN TURNS PLAYGROUNDS INTO WATER BODIES

ABID KHAN

Srinagar,Apr 3: Sports fraternity of Valley has lashed out at successive governments for overlooking the conditions of playing fields across Valley. Reports said that the rains that lashed Valley More



  • Kashmir

Boy,16,booked under PSA

Hazratbal residents protest: Police say ‘he is threat to peace’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 3: While the J&K government is facing flak from rights bodies over booking ‘minors’ under the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA), authorities have slapped PSA on a 16-year-old boy More



  • Srinagar City

No respite for inundated Rawalpora-Rangreth localities

Water levels rise as ‘political family’ upholds canal blockade

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Apr 3: The Rawalpora-Rangreth stretch of the south City, including the only road to prestigious industrial estate at Rangreth and the old Airport continued to be inundated amid rainfall Wednesday More




  • Jammu

Omar chairs SAC-CM meet

‘Popular application of science must’

Jammu, Apr 3: Taking appraisal of the progress made on identified issues relating to utilization of modern sciences to help economic transformation and job-creation in the State, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah More



  • South Asia

44 killed in Taliban attack

Herat, Apr 3: Taliban militants stormed an Afghan court today, killing at least 44 people in a bid to free insurgents standing trial, officials said, in the deadliest attack for more than a year.  More



  • GKeducation&career

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

HIGHER EDUCATION

AAQIB ASHRAF

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




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