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NC to enact Kamaraj plan

Party To Seek Resignation From Ministers, Advisors; Preparing To Rejig The Pack

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Jan 12: In a major political development, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference is likely to replicate Congress’s famous Kamaraj Plan as the party is seeking resignation of all its ministers, advisors and heads of advisory boards in order to enable Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to reallocate More


Don’t expect favors: Omar tells legislators

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 12: With cabinet expansion likely round the corner, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is also Working President of National Conference on Saturday advised his party legislators not to expect any favors from him.The word from Omar to his party’s aspiring ministers came at a time More


Snowfall brings respite from cold

Another Spell On 16/17/18 January: Met Office

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 12: Fresh snowfall brought respite from intense cold to Kashmir valley as night temperature rose considerably.Most parts of the Valley had turned white with the snow which began falling around 6.00 am in the morning.“Fresh snowfall was caused by the western disturbance prevailing More


One-way traffic on highway

Srinagar, Jan 12: Srinagar-Jammu highway will remain open for one-way traffic on Sunday subject to fair weather conditions, an official spokesman said. The highway was closed for some time on Saturday following fresh snowfall.“Subject to fair weather conditions all vehicles including private LMVs More


INDIA THREATENS ‘OTHER OPTIONS’

What Has Been Happening In Last Few Months Is Totally Unacceptable: IAF Chief

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Jan 12: Asserting that “ceasefire violations” by Pakistan are “unacceptable”, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne on Saturday warned that India may have to look at “some other options” if such incidents continue.“We have a Line of Control (LoC), we have a ceasefire More


Army begins troop redeployment

SALIL RAINA

Mendhar (Poonch), Jan 12: Following escalation of tension between India and Pakistan, army here started redeployment of troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in order to “plug loopholes” in border security.Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that army was closely monitoring the situation along More


Govt mulls regularization of contractual lecturers

HED To Workout Policy In Consultation With Finance, Law Departments

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Jan 12: In a major respite to around 2000 youth, Jammu and Kashmir government is contemplating to regularize lecturers engaged in Higher Education Department on academic arrangement.Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that the Higher Education Department has already initiated the process More


SVC constitution runs into rough weather

Prospective Member Pulls Out Of Race

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 12: In a major set back to yet-to-be-constituted maiden State Vigilance Commission (SVC), one of the aspirants has pulled out of the race from appointment as a member of the anti-graft body citing ‘personal reasons’.Greater Kashmir has learnt from reliable sources that the former More


Labourer shot dead in Pulwama

Leaves Behind Widow, Half Widow, 4 Orphans

KASHMIR TRAGEDY

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Aglar (Pulwama) Jan 12: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a labourer after abducting him here in south Kashmir on late Friday evening.Police on Saturday said the gunmen abducted Muhammad Shafi Dar, 40, from Aglar on last evening and later shot him dead. His bullet riddled body was recovered near a More


Lady Panch shot at, injured

GHULAM MUHAMMAD

Sopore, Jan 12: A day after killing a Sarpanch in Bomai area here in north Kashmir, unidentified gunmen shot at an injured a woman Panch of Congress at Hardshiva village on Saturday evening.Officiating Superintendent of Police (SP) Sopore Zubair Ahmad Khan told Greater Kashmir the attackers barged More


US bows out

Obama Signals End Of Afghan War, Seeks Reconciliation With Taliban

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, Jan 12: Signaling a virtual end to a 12 year old Afghan war, US President Barack Obama Saturday promised to speed up handover of combat operations to Afghan forces, gave a go ahead for talks with Taliban and laid the groundwork with the Afghan president for a small troop presence in the More





  • Briefs

LoC skirmishes would hit peace process: CRPF

KHALID GUL

Bijbehara, Jan 12: The Inspector General of paramilitary CRPF S S Sandhu on Saturday said that Indo-Pak border skirmishes would have direct implications on the state. Speaking to media persons during More



  • News

Flag meeting: Pak yet to respond to India's call

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 12: Pakistan has not yet responded to a call by the Indian Army for a flag meeting in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the killing of two Indian soldiers. Two days More




  • Opinion

`The nation asks'

Why can't we control our madness, and be responsible

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

A fretting fuming Goswami is out to destroy Pakistan single handedly to outdo his counterpart across the border. `The nation asks tonight' (his favorite line that sets the tune and mind you, nation means More



  • GK Magazine

Theater of the Absurd

The argument cannot be that women should not go out in the evening

DELHIBERATIONS

PADMA RAO SUNDARJI

Since December’s tragedy in New Delhi, public discourse has  revolved around women in India. If anything came out of the heartbreak, it has been the emergence, like never before, of India young and More




  • GK Features

‘Tell us,where is our son?’

Eight years after his disappearance,Shabir’s ailing parents live in misery

KASHMIR’S DISAPPEARED

MAJID MAQBOOL

“We don’t want to talk about our son,” the ailing mother of Shabir Ahmad Dar,  who disappeared eight years ago, says at the door of their modest two-room home in Noorbagh, Qamarwari. “We’re tired 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



  • Business

Don’t make LoC trade casualty: Stakeholders

Indo-Pak Tension

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 12:  The Cross LoC trade— one of the biggest Confidence Building Measures between India and Pakistan— is fast becoming casualty to ongoing tension between two countries, traders here More



  • Sports

‘Sports develop ability to face adversity with poise, dignity’

T-20 CRICKET TOURNEY CONCLUDES

Jammu, Jan 12:  The Additional Director General of Police ( ADGP) (Armed/Law & Order), K. Rajendra Kumar on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir Police has been playing an important role in promoting More



  • Kashmir

20000 health employees go on strike

HOLD SIT-IN DEMONSTRATIONS AT OLD SECRETARIAT

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jan 12: At least 20000 employees of the Health and Medical Education Department Saturday suspended work and held massive demonstration at the Old Secretariat here following the stoppage of their More



  • Srinagar City

Rise and fall of The Bund

Ill-planning vandalizes Srinagar’s globally famous heritage walkway

ARIF SHAFI WANI

DOTTED with towering mighty Chinars and overlooking gushing river Jhelum, The Bund in the heart of Srinagar till a few decades ago was a favorite haunt of nature lovers and British. However, ill-planning More




  • Jammu

NC has strong secular credentials: Rana

Jammu, Jan 12: Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Devender Singh Rana said that history of the state is testimony to the strong secular-democratic credentials of National Conference and the sacrifices More



  • PaK

Arrest of 2 JK residents in Mirpur triggers protest

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Jan 12: Authorities in Mirpur on Saturday lodged two visitors from Jammu and Kashmir in judicial lockup for want of a valid visa, triggering strong protest by the activists of nationalist More




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