• TOP STORIES

Omar decries anti-JK bias

‘People Of State Treated Differently; Forced To Feel Separate From Mainstream India’

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Aug 15: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said that people of Jammu and Kashmir were being treated differently and forced to feel separate from mainstream India.In his I-Day address at Bakshi Stadium here, a visibly angry Omar said the way communal violence in Kishtwar was portrayed More


Intelligence agencies blame Bajrang Dal for inciting Kishtwar riots

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Aug 15: Contrary to the clean chit given by the state government to political parties and Village Defence Committees, the central intelligence agencies have pointed fingers towards Bajrang Dal, a constituent of Sangh Parivar, for inciting communal violence in Kishtwar on Eid.Official sources More


Curfew relaxed in Kishtwar, lifted from 7 other districts

Minister Unfurls Tricolor At Kishtwar Helipad

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Kishtwar, Aug 15: Situation in Jammu region is limping back to normal, allowing authorities to lift curfew in seven districts today and relaxing it for 4 hours in Kishtwar."Curfew has been lifted in 7 districts of Jammu region except Kishtwar, where 4-hour morning relaxation was given," Divisional More


Union Home Secretary arriving today

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Aug 15: In the backdrop of Kishtwar violence and alleged ceasefire violations along LoC in Jammu region, Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami is arriving in Jammu on two-day maiden visit on Friday.Sources told Greater Kashmir that Goswami soon after his arrival would visit forward posts More


Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Aug 15: Amid a complete shutdown called by separatists, August 15 functions across Kashmir passed off peacefully barring sporadic incidents of stone pelting while Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was used for surveillance in and around Bakshi Stadium.Shops and business establishments in More


PaK PM joins APHC protest in Islamabad

‘Kashmir Resolution Must For Peace In South Asia’

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Aug 15: Seeking international community’s attention towards the volatile situation along the Line of Control (LoC), Kashmiri leaders on Thursday stated that the looming threat of war between two nuclear neighbors would continue to haunt the people of South Asian region unless Kashmir issue More


Flood threat recedes, Pahalgam boy feared dead

Several Areas Submerged; Water, Power Supply Hit

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/KHALID GUL

Srinagar, Aug 15: With improvement in weather conditions by Thursday evening, authorities said there is no imminent threat of floods in Kashmir as water level is receding while the Meteorological Department officials forecast clear weather from Friday afternoon.Officials had sounded flood alarm More


Mobile internet services resume

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Aug 15: Much to the relief of over 30 lakh subscribers, mobile internet services were restored in Kashmir today after remaining suspended for four days as a precautionary measure after the communal clashes in Kishtwar district.The services were snapped on Sunday as rumours about death More


PM asks Pakistan to stop anti-India activities

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 15: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today sent a strong message to Pakistan in the backdrop of recent killing of five Indian soldiers on the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.Addressing the nation from the ramparts of historic Red Fort on the 67th Independence Day More





  • Briefs

Jama’at condemns Egypt massacre

Srinagar, Aug 15: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir has strongly condemned the killing of hundreds of innocent and peaceful protesters in Egypt. “Jama’at strongly condemns the brutality of Egyptian dictator More



  • National

BOMB BLASTS ROCK IMPHAL DURING I-DAY CELEBRATIONS

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Imphal, Aug 15: Two powerful bombs exploded in the high-security capital complex here in Manipur on the I-Day today in the midst of a boycott of the celebrations called by militants, official sources said More




  • Opinion

Yes, it’s about ‘rights’!

But unless these are respected, all such talking is only noise

SPOTLIGHT

FAHEEM ASLAM

First things first. On India’s 67th Independence Day, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at New Delhi disseminated through paid advertisements what “rights and freedom” mean. Apart from the ‘ More



  • GK Magazine

The case against Village Defence Committees

The state government should disband VDCs and plug the communal faultlines in Jammu region

POWERS MISUSED

ARSHAD BHAT

The recent violence in Kishtwar has sent shock waves across the J&K state. Village Defence Committee (VDC) members and people from right wing organizations allegedly pelted stones and later fired on More




  • Letters

State quota

We have recently been selected in different branches of Engineering at NIT Srinagar under state quota. Unfortunately for the current session the Common Entrance Test got delayed and the results were declared More



  • Friday Focus

Whither Electronic Media?

PROF G R MALIK

A Quranic verse, of particular relevance to us who are caught up in an ominously unhappy situation, reads:O you who believe, if a mischievous person comes to you with some news, verify the facts lest you More



  • Business

JK BANK SLIPS FROM Rs1 LAKH CR BUSINESS MILESTONE IN Q1

NISSAR BHAT

Srinagar, Aug 15: In a disturbing development, Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited has lost the much coveted Rs 1 lakh crore business milestone it had achieved on 31st March 2013, in just three months. However More



  • Sports

Pak keen to play day-night Test against Lanka

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Karachi, Aug 15: Pakistan is keen to become the first Test playing nation to play a day and night Test match when it hosts Sri Lanka for a full series later this year in the United Arab Emirates.   More



  • Kashmir

JK orders premature release of 8 convicts

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Aug 15: The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered premature release of eight convicts including seven persons who were awarded life sentences.While two of the beneficiaries- Muhammad Yosouf More



  • Srinagar City

Staff deficient children hospital deprived of another medico

GMC Srinagar Asst Prof Sent On Deputation To Jammu; Patient Care Being Risked, Say Doctors; In The Interest Of Administration, Says Govt

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Aug 15: Notwithstanding the need to improve healthcare facilities at Kashmir’s sole pediatric hospital, which has witnessed alarming mortality, the Sonawar-based hospital has been deprived of More




  • Jammu

3 soldiers, civilian injured in Pak firing: Army

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Aug 15: Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing amid rocket and mortar shell attacks on LoC posts injuring three Army soldiers and a civilian in Poonch sector of Jammu More



  • South Asia

Pak monsoon flood death toll rises to 96

Islamabad, Aug 15: Floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed 96 people across Pakistan in the past two weeks and affected nearly 90,000 others, officials said Thursday.“At least 96 people have been More



  • World

525 killed in deadliest crackdown on Morsi supporters in Egypt

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Cairo, Aug 15: Egypt's defiant Muslim Brotherhood today vowed to bring down the military-backed government as it called for a massive anti-regime rally, after over 525 people were killed in the deadliest More




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