• TOP STORIES

India protests soldiers’ killing

MEA Summons Pak Envoy; Prime Minister Monitoring Situation

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Jan 9: Taking strong exception to the killing of two soldiers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, India has strongly condemned the incident and described it ghastly and unacceptable. The reaction was followed immediately by the External Affairs Ministry summoning Pakistan More


Washington for peace, stability in South Asia

LALIT K JHA

Washington, Jan 9: In view of the reported firing by the Pakistani army killing two Indian soldiers, the US hoped that the two neighbours would work together to maintain peace and stability in the region.“We all hope - our Pakistani and Indian partners - that we can maintain peace and stability More


Pakistan denies attack

Seeks UN Probe On Ceasefire Violations

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 9: Pakistan Wednesday denied involvement of its troops in an attack in which two Indian soldiers were killed and said it was prepared to hold investigations through the UN Military Observer Group on the recent ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC).Asserting More


Army not to relocate from strategic posts

Patrolling Intensified Along Line Of Control

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 9: In the wake of reported surge in the incidents of firing along Line of Control (LoC), Army has decided against withdrawal of troops from any strategic part of Jammu and Kashmir particularly near the LoC.In the last three days, Indian and Pakistani Armies exchanged heavy fire in More


Cong to reshuffle its ministers

Party To Fill Vacant Berths, Reallocate Portfolios; Azad, Soz Close Ranks

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 9: The coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is all set to witness first reshuffle in the Omar Abdullah-led state cabinet in coming days with Congress deciding to induct new faces in the council of ministers while affecting major reshuffle in the portfolios of existing ministers More


NC opts for status quo

Srinagar, Jan 9: While Congress is mapping out changes in the council of ministers from their side, its coalition partner National Conference (NC) is unlikely to change its composition of ministers in the cabinet.Highly placed sources told Greater Kashmir that NC has decided against any change More


Fresh snowfall breaks chill

One-Way Traffic On Highway Today

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jan 9: Fresh snowfall in parts of Kashmir Tuesday brought some respite from the extreme cold conditions as the minimum temperature rose above the freezing point with weatherman forecasting fresh snowfall and rains across the Valley by this weekend. The fresh precipitation led to restricting More


Cabinet to meet today

Govt To Amend Recruitment Act

Jammu, Jan 9: Jammu and Kashmir government is contemplating to amend new recruitment policy in order to enact strict domicile provision for divisional cadre and district cadre posts.Official sources said that an Ordinance to amend Section 13 of Civil Services Decentralization Recruitment Act 2010 More


EMPLOYEES STRIKE CONTINUES ON DAY 2

Next Phase Will Be Final Chance For Govt: JCC

IMRAN MUZAFFAR/

ABHINAV VERMA

Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 9: Work in government offices across the state was affected on the second consecutive day Wednesday in response to the three-day strike called by Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) of state employees. Demonstrations were held to press for fulfillment of demands including enhancement More


507 cases of graft pending in JK courts

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 9: Around 507 cases related to corruption charges are pending disposal before two special anti-corruption courts in Jammu and Kashmir.The information was given in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Madhav Lal to review the functioning and performance of State Vigilance More





  • Briefs

Dangar Mohalla reels under darkness

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 9: Residents of Waterwani Dangar Mohalla in central Kashmir’s Budgam district are without electricity for the past 25 days. A delegation of residents told Greater Kashmir the transformer More



  • National

Why Delhi Police Commissioner not made accountable?

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 9: The Delhi High Court today took strong exception to the fact that only a junior police officer was suspended in connection with the gang rape of a 23-year-old student here and that senior More




  • Opinion

Bereavement: One after another

Difference of opinion apart, Prof Ghafoor and Qazi Husain were a rarity in today’s politics

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

Two personalities in Pakistan left this world, one immediately after another. Prof Ghafoor Ahmed in the last week, last year, followed by Qazi Hussain Ahmed in the first week, this year. Both were, for More



  • GK Readings

Reading Tafheem

One feels as if God is somewhere around commenting on our current situation

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

God is Justice; and Justice can never be done on earth, we can approximate it. We can never complacently sit and say Justice has been done. Ours must be an unending struggle to move closer to the ideal More




  • Letters

Road accidents

This refers to the news report “1 dies, 11 injured in road mishaps” (GK 7th January). Road accidents occur frequently in our state and cause huge loss to precious human lives. Government alone cannot curb More



  • Editorial

Winter’s Tale

Like every winter, Valley is reeling under severe power shortage. There are daily reports of protests across Srinagar and the other parts of the Valley. And the government’s response to the crisis is familiar More



  • Business

Fire consumes unit in IE Bagh-e-Ali Mardan Khan

Entrepreneurs demand fire fighting facilities within estate

MUKEET AKMALI

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 9: Panic gripped industrial estate Bagh-e-Ali Mardan Khan here, Wednesday, when fire broke out from a unit destroying property worth lakhs of rupees. However, no one was hurt in the incident More



  • Sports

Santosh trophy team announced

Srinagar, Jan 9: The J&K Football Association (JKFA) on Wednesday announced the J&K team for the upcoming 67th Santosh Trophy scheduled to be held from February 1 at Varanasi.The probable mostly More



  • Kashmir

Health Dept gets its diagnosis wrong

Genuine Employees Figure In List Of Fake Appointees; Order Triggers Chaos

ALTAF BABA

Srinagar, Jan 9: Numerous employees of the Health Department, including doctors and Block Medical Officers, are up in arms after their names figured in the recently issued list of fake appointees. The More



  • Srinagar City

Srinagar to get maiden fast track court for sexual offences

Chief Justice to inaugurate it today through video-conference

TARIQ ALI MIR

Srinagar, Jan 9: Chief Justice, MM Kumar will inaugurate maiden fast track court on Thursday to hear cases relating to sexual offences against women in the summer capital. The fast track court will More




  • Jammu

Now, get online birth, death certificates

Housing Department launches Citizens Service Portal

Jammu, Jan 9: The Housing and Urban Development Department has introduced Citizens Service mechanism to provide online birth and death certificates and also provide information about building permission More



  • South Asia

Visa-on-arrival for Pakistani nationals above 65 years from January 15

JOYEETA DEY

Attari, Jan 9: The visa-on-arrival facility at the Attari-Wagah check post to Pakistani nationals over 65 years of age would begin from January 15, but they would not be able to stay in Punjab, Kerala More



  • Islamabad

Khanabal-Sarnal road turns into death trap

KHALID GUL

Islamabad, Jan 9: The stretch of the Khanabal-Pahalagam (KP) road in Islamabad town is turning to be a death trap for the pedestrians. Reason: The ill planning of the Roads and Building department which More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Time to revamp KU's MBA

It is MBA,not M.Com

MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

MEBOOB MAKHDOOMI

The degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), which was started by Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University in 1908,reached Asian subcontinent in 1955 when the Institute More




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