• TOP STORIES

‘Reckless promises’: Centre takes JK ministers, legislators to task

‘These Hollow Announcements Deceive The Electorate And Foment Hatred Against Union Of India’

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Jan 27: In a virtual snub, the Government of India has asked ministers and legislators in Jammu and Kashmir not to make ‘reckless’ announcements regarding allocation of funds for developmental works in political rallies and public functions.  The Centre has also lambasted the ministers More


PMRP:GoI HOLDS Rs 700 Cr FUNDING FOR JK

Says Previous Rs 300 Cr Unspent;Depts Fail To Submit UCs In Time

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 27: In a major embarrassment to the state government, the Government of India has withheld Rs 700 crore funding for Jammu and Kashmir under the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan (PMRP), citing failure of the departments to submit Utilization Certificates in time and also an unspent More


Govt in a fix over appointment of new Chief Secy

Khanday Emerges Frontrunner;Decision On Madhav Lal Likely This Week

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Jan 27: The Jammu and Kashmir government is in a fix over the appointment of new Chief Secretary for the State as the final decision regarding the appointment of incumbent Madhav Lal with the central government is now ‘almost certain’ this week. Official sources told Greater Kashmir More


Wajahat again: ‘AFSPA is against democracy, Constitution’

‘Such A Law Should Not Exist In Any Democratic Setup’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 27: National Commission on Minorities chairman Wajahat Habibullah Sunday said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was “against democracy and Constitution” and its “loopholes” should be removed after discussions with the Army if the law cannot be withdrawn from troubled areas. He said More


Cross-LoC trade, bus service to resume today

It Is A Healthy Sign: Kichloo

SALIL RAINA

Poonch, Jan 27: After a month-long hostility and escalation of tension along the Line of Control, the cross-border trade and travel is likely to resume from Monday.  “The cross-LoC bus service and trade would resume from January 28 along Chakan-da-Bagh crossing point in Poonch district,” More


Kashmir in grip of biting cold

Traffic To Ply On Highway From Jammu To Srinagar Today

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Jan 27: People across Kashmir continued to shiver due to the ongoing biting cold as temperatures in the region continued to hover several degrees below freezing point. The local Meteorological Department forecast no improvement in weather conditions but light snowfall over the higher reaches More





  • Briefs

Chilai-Kalan mela at Anantnag

Anantnag: 3 RR under the aegis of HQ CIF (V) organized a mela for cross-section of society at Akad Park in Anantnag as part of Republic Day celebrations. A defence PRO statement said, the event attracted More



  • National

Digvijay in favour of early hanging of Afzal Guru

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Bhopal, Jan 27: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today said he was in "favour of early hanging of Afzal Guru", sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in the Parliament attack case. "I have More




  • Opinion

Blue Gate Dispute

Wait and watch is the catchword

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

For over six and a half decades, India and Pakistan have been fighting the battle of wits at diplomatic front over Kashmir. There was not something new when on Monday January 21, 2013 India and Pakistan More



  • GKeducation&Careers

SUCCESS STORIES

AAQIB ASHRAF

 After outshining boys in the merit list of recently announced class 10thresults, girls have yet again excelled by topping in the recently declared class 12th annual board results. Out of the thirty More




  • Letters

Best feature

This refers to weekly column Salt n Pepper by Aijaz A Baba. If at all, the best feature article award of GK should go to Ajaz Baba for his feature 'Bunker Nahin Meter Hatao'. It is so realistic and hilarious More



  • Editorial

A familiar estrangement

It was a familiar Republic Day in Kashmir. Government put in place a tight security bandobast in Srinagar and the other major towns of the Valley amid a now customary shutdown on the day. And by and large More



  • Business

‘Dream big to achieve big’

His intense desire to give something great to Kashmir inspired him to launch a successful enterprise. In a short span of time after its launch his Banday Group of Companies reached a scale where it provides More



  • Sports

England leave India with a win

Dharamsala, Jan 27: Riding on Ian Bell’s unbeaten 113, England beat India by seven wickets in the fifth and final one-dayer here on Sunday. Having taken an unassailable lead over the visitors, India clinch More



  • Kashmir

Kupwara shuts to remember Jan 27, 1994 massacre victims

‘19 Yrs Ago On Jan 27, Soldiers Shot Dead 27 Civilians For Observing Strike On R-Day’

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Jan 27: This frontier district observed a complete shutdown on Sunday to pay homage to 27 civilians killed on this day allegedly by Army for observing shutdown on January 26. The strike call was More



  • Srinagar City

Milad processions held

BRAVING COLD, THOUSANDS OF DEVOTEES PARTICIPATE IN NISHAT MARCH

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 27: Braving bone-chilling cold, thousands of devotees on Sunday participated in processions organized in connection with the Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) celebrations. Main procession was More




  • Jammu

High-powered committee likely to submit report within week

Amendment in Panchayati Raj Act

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Jan 27: A four-member committee looking into the suggestions for incorporating various provisions in the existing J&K Panchayati Raj Act, is likely to submit its report to the government within More



  • South Asia

'Pakistan National Assembly to be dissolved before March 16'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, Jan 27: Pakistan's National Assembly will be dissolved before March 16 and the date for the next general election will be announced in the coming ten days, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira More



  • World

Nightclub fire kills 245 in Brazil

Santa Maria (Brazil), Jan 27: At least 245 people died today when a fire tore through a nightclub packed with university students in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, police said. The death toll More




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