Next CS: Choice between Khanday, Dewan

Two Sons Of Soil Short-Listed For Coveted Administrative Position


Srinagar, Feb 6: The State Government has zeroed on the former Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Parvez Dewan and the Financial Commissioner Finance Iqbal Khanday for next Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir. The incumbent Madhav Lal is set to leave for central deputation by February end.Sources More

Lal’s personal staff readjusted

Srinagar, Feb 6: Close on the heels of his relocation to the Centre, the outgoing Chief Secretary Madhav Lal has already got his personal staff readjusted at different places within the state administration.The General Administration Department (GAD) Wednesday ordered transfer of Additional Secretary More

Mirwaiz denied passport for OIC meet


Srinagar, Feb 6: The axe of the bitterness created by the recent LoC skirmishes between India and Pakistan seems to be falling on Kashmir separatists. Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was Wednesday disallowed to attend an Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) meet in Cairo.

Pak pitches for OIC fact-finding mission

Ready To Work With UNMOGIP For Independent Probe: Hina Rabbani Khar


Jeddah, Feb 6: Seeking to internationalize tensions along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan has called for an investigation into the recent incidents there, by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).“We would also welcome an OIC fact-finding mission to investigate the recent incidents More

Govt re-fixes Renzushah’s seniority

VC SDA Elevated Above 113 IAS, KAS Officers


Jammu, Feb 6: The government Wednesday ordered amendment in the seniority list of KAS officers on 1999 batch to reset the seniority of Farooq Ahmad Renzu, presently posted as Vice-Chairman Srinagar Development Authority (SDA).As per order no. 191/GAD of 2013 issued by the General Administration More

Govt gives job to acid victim

Girl Appointed Lab Assistant In Education Department


Srinagar, Feb 6: Amid demand for rehabilitation of recent acid attack victim of the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Government has issued formal orders for her appointment in the school Education Department on compassionate grounds.Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that on the instructions of Chief More

Supreme Court asks Centre, states to curb menace


New Delhi, Feb 6: Viewing with concern incidents of acid attacks, the Supreme Court Wednesday directed the Centre to convene in six weeks a meeting of Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories to address the menace and discuss framing of a law for treatment and compensation to victims More

JK’s next fiscal plan runs behind schedule

State Budget To Reflect Tentative Figures


Jammu, Feb 6: As Jammu and Kashmir readies for the annual budget session of the legislature, state is once again set for delayed plan allocation from Planning Commission of India for the fiscal 2013-14.Informed sources in the civil secretariat told Greater Kashmir that the state’s Finance and More

Ruthless action in crimes against women: Antony

‘No Hasty Decision On AFSPA’


Bangalore, Feb 6: Against the backdrop of opposition to keep AFSPA out of ambit of the ordinance for protection of women, Defence Minister A K Antony Wednesday said the government will take “ruthless” actions against armed forces personnel involved in crimes against women.“Our government is serious More

One-way traffic on highway


Srinagar, Feb 6: Subject to fair weather conditions and good condition of road, vehicles would be allowed to travel from Kashmir side towards Jammu on the highway on Thursday, Feb 7, Inspector General of Police, Traffic, said. Traffic will be allowed to travel from Jammu side towards Kashmir on Friday More

  • Briefs

Khoda’s appointment as CVC unfortunate: Er Rashid

Srinagar, Feb 6:  MLA Langate Er Rashid has termed nomination of former Director General Police   Khuldeep Khoda as Chief Vigilance Commissioner “very unfortunate” and “disappointing.” In More

  • News

Very difficult to move forward on amending AFSPA: Chidambaram


New Delhi, Feb 6: The Army has taken a strong stand against any dilution or amendment to the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act, making it difficult for the government to move forward on this More

  • Opinion

It Hurts Deep

Bringing ridicule to Islam and Muslim civilization pains



The person of ‘Grand Mufti’ and his latest fatwa represent the trivialities of present day Kashmir. They can at best produce the revulsive cacophony in the studios of Indian TV channels. And Indian TV More

  • GK Readings

Valuable addition to Seerh literature

The book clears much of the confusion surrounding Islam’s position on the etiquette of loving the Prophet (S.A.W)



Book: Hubbi Rasool Kay Amli TakazaeAuthor: Nabeel Hamid alMaad-al MisriTranslator: Dr Badruddin BhatPublishers: Qari Publications, New Delhi (2012)Pp: 270Islam is characteristically a religion of sobriety More

  • Letters

Faith question

I liked the column Write Hand "the question of faith" by Ajaz-ul-Haque. The approach is mild but argument is strong and convincing with universal relevance. The bottom line is, the religion should contribute More

  • Editorial

United in Hostility

Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju says he is confident that India and Pakistan would be a united country in the next 15-20 years. This is second time in two months that he has expressed More

  • Business

Pak Com Min to travel India later this month

Will hold talks on bilateral trade, attend SAARC business conference


Islamabad, Feb 6: Weeks after calling off a scheduled visit to India amidst mounting tensions over ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, Pakistan's Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim will More

  • Sports

Defense Ministry issues NOC to Kashmir Heli-Skiing

Srinagar, Feb 6: After holding it out for around 40 days, Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Wednesday finally granted No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the operation of third season Kashmir Heli Skiing at More

  • Kashmir

Sopore Custodial Killing

SHRC awaits Chief Minister’s action into ‘this grave human rights violation’

Asks DGP to initiate departmental probe against senior police officers


Srinagar, Feb 6: Reminding Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of his promise to bring the accused in custodial killing of a Sopore youth in 2011 to justice, the Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission on Wednesday More

  • Srinagar City

Maintain quality, transparency in execution of development works: Jora

Reviews functioning of SMC, visits various areas of city

Srinagar, Feb 6: Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora on Wednesday reviewed progress and functioning of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).     More

  • Jammu

JK constitutes panel to ‘study’ Verma Committee report

To Recommend Amendments In Existing Laws On Crime Against Women


Jammu, Feb 6: The Government Wednesday constituted a high-powered committee to recommend amendments to make the existing laws dealing with the offences against women more stringent.An official spokesman More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Training journalists of the future

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



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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