• TOP STORIES

Sectarian strife serves New Delhi’s interests: Mirwaiz

Pitches For Impartial Probe Into Gool Killings, Unconditional Release Of All Youth

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 26: Urging Ulema or religious preachers and clerics to play their role in ending sectarian clashes in Budgam district, the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said people of Kashmir should understand that sectarian violence “only helps New Delhi’s intentions More


22 Budgam villages still under curfew

Situation Returning To Normal: Government

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 26: At least 22 villages of Budgam district of central Kashmir hit by group clashes were under curfew for fourth consecutive day Friday. While authorities said situation was under control, people in the curfew bound areas were allowed to offer congregational Friday prayers.The curfew More


‘SINGLE MOB TORCHED HOUSES OF BOTH SECTS’

Locals Says Outsiders Responsible For Riots

Budgam, July 26: The group clashes that erupted in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district soon after Ramban bloodbath has affected at least 32 hamlets. The clashes have left 68 persons injured including a woman who is battling for life at SKIMS.A resident from Laribal area told CNS that this village More


Suspension cannot be indefinite: HC

NISSAR BHAT

Srinagar, July 26: In a landmark judgment taking care of the rights of employees, the High Court Friday ruled that suspension of government employee cannot be open-ended or for an indefinite period.Allowing two petitions clubbed together, a single bench of Justice Hasnain Massodi while quashing More


Sarpanch shot at, injured

GHULAM MUHAMMAD

Sopore, July 26: Unidentified gunmen shot and severely injured a Sarpanch at village Krankshivan in Sopore Tehsil of Baramulla district Friday afternoon, police said.Police said that Sarpanch Khazir Muhammad Parray (45), resident of Krankshivan and Sarpanch Halka Sangrama, was fired upon when More


World’s longest Iftar table attracts thousands to Sharjah

Ramadan Festival Peaks In UAE; Hotels, Restaurants Offer Special Discounts

Dubai, July 26: The world’s longest Iftar table measuring 1.003 km in length comprising 410 tables 2.44 meters each in length with 1,600 legs and seating 2,000 people in facing rows on Al-Buhaira Corniche walkway in Sharjah, on Friday, was the focus of a Ramadan event that drew thousands of people More


Gool Killings: Internet video negates BSF claim

Forces Seen Resorting To Unprovoked Firing On Unarmed Civilians

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, July 26: Negating the official theory of ‘self defence’, an amateur video uploaded on the internet shows how paramilitary BSF opened fire on unarmed civilians outside their camp in Gool area of Ramban district on July 18, which led to the killing of four civilians and injuries to around 42 More


CET 2013 exams begin today

Govt, BOPEE ‘Extra Cautious’

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, July 26: Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to under graduate professional courses for 2013-14 will begin on Saturday as per revised schedule at 34 different centers of Jammu and Kashmir.After infamous paper leak incident, Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional More


Kashmiris unsafe in presence of forces: Malik

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 26: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday said killing of four civilians in Gool by Border Security Force (BSF) has proved that “Kashmiris are unsafe in their houses in presence of security forces.”Addressing a public gathering at main More





  • Briefs

SVC to function from Old Assembly Complex

Srinagar, July 26: The headquarters of the J&K State Vigilance Commission will be functionional from May to October 2013 at Old Assembly Complex, Near Budshah Bridge, Srinagar. The interested More



  • National

Farooq expresses regret after Re one meal remarks

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 26: Union minister Farooq Abdullah, who triggered a controversy by saying that people can fill their stomach by spending even Re one, today expressed regret even as he claimed that his More




  • Opinion

The truth will prevail

It's always been a battle of faith and faithlessness

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Why they time and again test our resilience? Power, might, wealth, and prestige the critical elements of a state--- quintessential of an empire--- are certainly available to the forces of darkness. Good More



  • GK Weekend

The Meaning of the Gool-Ramban Episode

A specific indoctrination that conflates patriotism with religious sentiment emboldening soldiers to be so insensitive?

SIDDIQ WAHID

Nation and state building are complex tasks that involve rigorous elucidation of ideas and the creation of institutional structures in consonance with them. It is a protracted process even in its beginnings More




  • Letters

Stand united

This refers to the news in Greater Kashmir about Shia-Sunni discord. It is heart wrenching to read that our brothers are being subject to violence. I want to urge my brothers to stand united. Shia  More



  • Editorial

Revenue from Roshni

J&K State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act – commonly known as Roshni Act – was billed to be a game changer for the economy of the J&K state. The law in its original form envisioned More



  • Business

Power sector constraints

DDBs and Plan Resource Allocations-III

PROFESSOR NISAR ALI

THE other inherent bottleneck in the self sustained growth is power sector constraints. The state is bestowed with hydro power potential to the tune of 20 thousand MW and potential harnessed including More



  • Sports

Surya Risers defeat Kehwa Kings

92.7 BIG FM-J&K CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE

Srinagar, July 26: Continuing its resurgent form, Surya Risers handed Kehwa Kings their first defeat in the 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League at MA Stadium, Jammu on Friday. After the league More



  • Kashmir

Protests, clashes in many towns across Kashmir

4 Persons Injured In Pulwama, Geelani’s Call Evokes Mixed Response

KHALID GUL

Pulwama, July 26: At least four persons, including a journalist, were injured in Pulwama town of south Kashmir as protests turned violent after Friday congregational prayers. Clashes were also reported More



  • Srinagar City

Land officials get wrecking ball, to check illegal constructions

‘Will have to swing it or face it’

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 26: In a bid to add transparency and keep extra check on illegal constructions in Srinagar, the government has directed the Revenue officials to ensure that no illegal construction takes More




  • Jammu

5 years on, Govt fails to implement its own order

REORGANIZATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION SYSTEM

TARIQ SHAWL

Rajouri, July 26: Reflecting its laidback approach, the state government has failed to implement its own five year old order to reorganize the Physical Education System in the schools.Sources told Greater More



  • South Asia

PML-N won’t take part in no-confidence motion: Raja Farooq Hyder

Islamabad, July 26: The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PaK chapter) has formally announced not to take part in no-confidence move against the incumbent Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed saying that the party More



  • GKeducation&career

When BOPEE failed students

Recent CET paper leakage has put a question mark on the functioning of BOPEE

PAPER LEAKAGE

ARSHAD BHAT

The paper leakage in this year’s Common Entrance Test (CET) by J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) has put a big question mark on its credibility. The recent paper leakage episode More




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