• TOP STORIES

Snow, rains lash JK

Highway Shut, 300 Vehicles Stranded; Power Breakdown In North Kashmir

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 5: The overnight change in the weather conditions across Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday forced the government to issue an avalanche warning in the remote areas following snowfall in the higher reaches and rains coupled with snow in plains. The inclement weather triggered shooting stones on More


Houses damaged in Rajouri, Ramban

20 Sheep Killed In Lightning

SUMIT BHARGAV/MM PARVAIZ

Rajouri/Ramban, Feb 5: About two dozen houses, cattle-sheds and some shops have suffered damage across Rajouri district due to heavy rainfall and snowfall. Twenty sheep died when lightning struck a cattle-shed.In Nowshera sub-division, eight houses and one shop suffered damage while in Kotranka More


EC announces schedule for LC polls

Elections To Fill 8 Vacancies On Mar 7

New Delhi, Feb 5: The Election Commission of India has announced elections on March 7 to fill up eight seats of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council which are falling vacant following retirement of sitting members.Eight members of the J&K Legislative Council are retiring on March 16 and More


After Khoda, Jerath cleared as Vigilance Commissioner

Govt Initiates Fresh Exercise To Find Khan’s Replacement

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Feb 5: After clearing the name of former Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda for the coveted post of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), the government Tuesday approved candidature of Dr RK Jerath for appointment as Commissioner of the state’s maiden Vigilance Commission.Official sources More


Aziz Zargar passes away

Guv, CM, Azad, Muftis, Soz Condole Demise

Srinagar, Feb 5: Former minister and senior PDP leader Abdul Aziz Zargar passed away Tuesday after prolonged illness. He was 87.Zargar breathed his last at his Jammu residence this morning, a PDP spokesman said, adding that he had been ailing for some time.Zargar was a member of the Constituent More


Police register case under IT Act

Unregistered Websites Under Scanner

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 5: Jammu and Kashmir Police has filed a case against unidentified persons who reportedly gave online threats to Kashmir’s first all-girl rock band- Pragaash.The case has been registered in Police Station Rajbagh, Srinagar, vide FIR number 05/2013 under Section 66 A of the IT Act More


Group member leaves for Bangalore

Srinagar, Feb 5: A member of Kashmir’s first all-girl rock band has left the Valley for Bangalore after the teenage group was forced to call it quits in the wake of abusive and threatening online posts and opposition by a Muslim cleric.Breaking the three-member group’s silence after it was disbanded More


PAKISTAN REAFFIRMS SUPPORT TO KASHMIRIS

Shabir Shah Addresses JuD Rally

NISAR THOKAR/TARIQ NAQASH

Islamabad/Muzaffarabad, Feb 5: Pakistan’s top leadership has re-affirmed its support for the people of Kashmir, saying confidence-building measures initiated with India should lead to the resolution of the dispute.In messages issued on the occasion of “Kashmir Solidarity Day” observed on February More


Centre orders probe into IAY fund misuse

National Agency Asked To Submit Report By February 23

UMER MAQBOOL/ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 5: After blocking funds under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, Union Ministry for Rural Development has now directed a national-level monitoring agency to inquire into the allegations of misappropriation of funds More


Cabinet approves Governor’s address

Jammu, Feb 5: Amid reservations by the Congress legislators, state cabinet Tuesday approved the address to be delivered by Governor NN Vorha at the joint session of state legislature on February 28.Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that the text was read out at the cabinet meeting, chaired More





  • Briefs

Application forms available at DC offices from today

HAJJ-2013

Srinagar, Feb 5: The Hajj Committee of India has notified the schedule for submission of application forms for Hajj-2013. An official spokesman said accordingly all intending Hajj pilgrims are informed More



  • National

India, Pak to reunite in 15-20 yrs: Katju

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 5: Pakistan is a "fake" country which was created artificially by the Britishers who started the "bogus two-nation theory", Press Council of India Chairman Justice (retd) Markandey Katju More




  • Opinion

SRK in dock

A movie star’s brush with reality

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

As the cliché goes, it would have been funny if it weren’t so tragic. Days after India and Pakistan clashed over Kashmir at United Nations after the tense stand-off over border skirmishes, they sparred More



  • GK Health

Hepatitis C in Kokernag

Let us think of the most common possibilities of spread of infection in a rural society

EPIDEMIC

DR. MIRZA ASHRAF BEG

Kokernag is one of the most visited tourist destinations in south Kashmir. Like Cheshmashahi in Srinagar, it is well known for its sparkling waters that gush out of the hills surrounding this world famous More




  • Letters

All failed

This refers to BBA Third year results of a paper titled Quantitative Technique, code no: 305. It's sadly surprising that all have failed. So much so that even toppers of the previous are shown failures More



  • Editorial

Profit Rs1000,00000000

Posting a splendid 36 per cent growth in Q3, J&K Bank seems to be firm on the path of achieving its ambitious target of Rs 1000 crore profit and Rs 1 lakh crore business this fiscal. That the bank More



  • Business

JK seeks revision in power royalty policy

Vikar calls for single window system at centre to clear states’ power projects

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 5: Minister of state for Power, Vikar Rasool has said that development of  small hydro projects was high on the priority of the state government  for which “investor-friendly” policy More



  • Sports

After 5 years, JK qualifies for Pre-Quarter Round

Santosh Trophy

Srinagar, Feb 5: After five years of a gap, JK football team qualified for the pre-quarterfinal round of the ongoing 67th Santosh Trophy by defeating Assam in their second group match at Varanasi, Uttar More



  • Kashmir

For Parveena, rain scratches memories of the lost son

February 5, 2010: When Zahid Farooq Fell To Bullets In Broad Daylight

REMEMBERANCE

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 5: People might have different memories attached to rainfall, but for Parveena each drizzle brings alive the memories of the ill-fated day when her lone son fell to the bullets of Border More



  • Srinagar City

Snow, rains inundate vital roads

COMMUTERS FACE TOUGH TIME

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 5: Commuters had to face a tough time on Tuesday as snow and rains caused water-logging in various areas of the summer capital.  Roads at city’s commercial hub Lal Chowk besides posh More




  • Jammu

Taj for adoption of MCI norms

Jammu, Feb 5: Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohi ud Din Tuesday stressed on the need for rationalizing human resource in medical services for better results. He pitched for adoption of Medical Council More



  • South Asia

Bilateral ties: Salah-ud-Din asks Pakistan to ‘take Kashmiris’ sentiments into account’

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Feb 5: Thanking the people and the government of Pakistan for observing Kashmir Solidarity Day, the Chairman of the United Jihad Council (UJC) Syed Salah-ud-Din Tuesday said “Pakistan can’t More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Training journalists of the future

Ill-equipped departments,obsolete syllabus and inexperienced faculty worries journalism students

TEACHING JOURNALISM

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Um Roommana Sulaiman,23,wants to become a successful television broadcaster like Mishal Husain of the BBC. A 4th semester student of journalism at the Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora More




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