• TOP STORIES

NC keeps Cong guessing on pre-poll alliance

Autonomy, Afzal Hanging, AFSPA Revocation To Be Poll Planks; Organizational Polls In June

BATTLE OF NERVES?

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 7: Ruling National Conference (NC) is exploring the possibility of going alone in 2014 state Assembly polls slated “following ‘whimsical posturing’ by the state unit of the Congress.” However, the party has kept open the option of contesting Parliamentary polls in alliance with Congress More


Cong will form next Govt in JK: Prof Soz

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 7: State Congress chief Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz Sunday declared that his party will ensure that it forms next government in the state on its own. “Our popularity has grown over the years in Jammu and Kashmir and Congress has now made inroads across the state”, Soz, who was re-appointed More


NO END IN SIGHT TO PESTERING POWER CRISIS

Civil Society Petitions SERC Over Unscheduled Cuts; PDD To Penalize Non-Metered Areas

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 7: With the Kashmir valley witnessing unprecedented power crisis around this time of the year, the civil society members here have knocked the doors of State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) to seek relief from the “extended unscheduled” power cuts that have pushed seven million More


US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan to affect JK: Mufti Sayeed

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu Apr 7: PDP patron and former chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday called for safeguarding Jammu and Kashmir from the hazardous fallout of withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. Referring to the recent media reports, Mufti said that Jammu and Kashmir needed to be guarded “against More


Time to move ahead of Afzal issue: Farooq

‘Army Impeding AFSPA Revocation’

Jammu, Apr 7: Union Minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah Sunday said the time has come when the people of Jammu and Kashmir should move ahead, leaving behind all “controversial” issues, including the recent hanging of Afzal Guru. “We will not do justice to anybody More


Media demonizing Muslims: Katju

‘Feeling Of Injustice On Rise In Community Owing To Discrimination In Various Spheres’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Hyderabad, Apr 7: Discrimination against Muslims is giving rise to a feeling of injustice among them, Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju on Sunday said and rebuked the media for “demonizing” Muslim community through “irresponsible” journalism. “Whenever a bomb blast occurs More


Jawahira Shawl passes away

Masood Hussain Bereaved

Srinagar, Apr 7: Jawahira Shawl, printer, publisher and owner of the weekly Kashmir Life passed away after prolonged illness here on Sunday. She is the daughter of late Ghulam Mohiuddin Shawl of Saida Kadal, sister of Shakeela Shawl, Information Officer and sister-in-law of veteran journalist Masood More


MMM calls for online campaign

‘No Strike This Week’

Srinagar, Apr 7: Reiterating that the demand for return of mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Bhat would continue, the Mutahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat(MMM), a united forum of separatists, Sunday urged people to take part in its online campaign by voting in favour of the main demands More





  • Briefs

Tourism deptt building gutted

Srinagar, Apr 7: A building of tourism department was damaged in a fire incident Sunday evening near Tourism Reception Center (TRC).The officials at police station Kothibagh told Greater Kashmir that fire More



  • National

Supreme Court stays execution of 8 death row convicts

Apex Court Says ‘Shouldn’t Happen Like In Afzal Case’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 7: The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of eight death row prisoners, convicted in different murder cases, whose clemency pleas were rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee last week More




  • Opinion

Told Stories Remain Untold

I never knew the historian will himself become history just a few days after I met him. Prof. Muhammad Ishaq Khan left me in shock

Punchline

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

 It was our last meeting. I never imagined, it would be our last meeting. How could such an absurd idea crop into my mind?  His face was as rubicund as that of sixteen-year highland lad ferociously 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 More




  • Letters

Good step

This refers to the news published regarding CET aspirants (GK 01-04-2013). This is a good step and a commendable job if authorities of BOPEE take immediate action on it. The Chairman BOPEE should apply More



  • Editorial

2014 and Kashmir

A  US military report has warned that post US-exit from Afghanistan some of the Pakistan-based militant groups, will "reorient to and invest more broadly in the conflict in Kashmir".  The report More



  • Business

Global brands making inroads in Kashmir

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar,Apr 7: Slowly but progressively Kashmir has come a long way to turn into a major market for leading global cloth brands.  And to keep pace with latest fashion trends, Kashmiris particularly More



  • Sports

Suhail clinches sensational last ball win for Media-XI

Big FM v/s Media-XI

Srinagar, Apr 7: Media XI defeated Big 92.7 FM-XI by three wickets in the sensational last ball drama at Sports Stadium Budgam on Sunday.Requiring 10 runs from last over while chasing a target of 148 runs More



  • Kashmir

Narrow road led to bus rolling in gorge: Locals

KOKERNAG ACCIDENT

KHALID GUL

Kandiwara (Kokernag), Apr 7: Residents of this remote hamlet in south Kashmir on Sunday said the dilapidated and narrow mountainous stretch of road led to school bus rolling into a gorge on Thursday. In More



  • Srinagar City

Few takers for rehabilitation in ‘JAIL KHANA’

JCRB flyover row follow-up!

Traders reject Govt offer,say talks failed,contest ERA claims

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar,Apr 7: Following an on-the-spot inspection of the upcoming shopping complex for proposed rehabilitation of traders whose shops are coming in way of the “controversial” Jehangir Chowk-Ram Bagh More




  • Jammu

Hefty amount spent by govt

Renovation of bungalows

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Apr  7: The Government has spent whopping Rs 26.33. crore in past three years on the  renovation of the official and private bungalows of ministers and bureaucrats, including Indian Administration More



  • South Asia

Musharraf gets approval to run in Pakistan election

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Apr 7: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was today given approval to run in the May 11 general elections from a seat in northern Pakistan after his nomination papers from two other constituencies More



  • World

Nuclear capable Agni-II missile successfully test fired

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Balasore (Odisha), Apr 7: The medium-range nuclear capable Agni-II missile, with a strike range of more than 2,000 km, was successfully  test fired today from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.& More




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