• TOP STORIES

Chief Minister censures Army ‘impunity’

Says Machil Fake Encounter Triggered 2010 Agitation

JAVAID MALIK

Srinagar, July 5: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday questioned the impunity enjoyed by Army soldiers operating in Jammu and Kashmir. He also said that enquiries ordered since 1996 have not yielded any results.Talking to Greater Kashmir, Omar said: “I understand that Army needs a legal cover More


PARVEZ RASOOL CRICKETS HISTORY

First JK Player To Find Place In Team India; ‘It Is A Dream Come True’

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, July 5: Parvez Rasool, a budding cricketer from Kashmir today created history by becoming the first cricketer from J&K to be named in the senior Indian team.The 24-year-old Rasool, who has been in contention for national selection for a while now after a string of impressive performances More


MAKE US PROUD: OMAR

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, July 5: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today called on promising all-rounder Parvez Rasool to make the state proud after he became the first cricketer from J&K to be selected in the Indian cricket team for the upcoming ODI tour of Zimbabwe.Omar congratulated Rasool on his selection More


China to reconnect Kashmir with Kashghar

200-Km Tunnel Through PaK To Link Gawadar Port With Xinjiang

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, July 5: China and Pakistan Friday signed eight agreements, including a whopping USD 18 billion deal to build a 200 km-long strategic tunnel through the rugged Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), as the two all-weather allies sought to boost economic ties and supply critical oil to the energy More


Ensure safety of journalists: SHRC tells JK Government

‘Respect Freedom Of Press; Introduce HR Education For Police, Security Forces’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, July 5: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has recommended to the government to introduce human rights education for Jammu and Kashmir police and paramilitary forces ‘to prevent damage to life and property of people and journalists.’  Disposing of a petition More


Pugwash conclave on Kashmir from Aug 18

Mirwaz Gets Invite For Conference In Islamabad; His Passport Has Expired: Hurriyat (M)

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 5: Pugwash has invited Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for its two-day conference to discuss cross-LoC travel. The conference is to be held in Pakistan from August 18. The Hurriyat (M), however, said Mirwaiz’s chances of attending the conference were subject to condition of More


FRESH CLASHES IN HAJIN, NAIDKHAI; 4 INJURED

Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik, Khan Placed Under House-Arrest

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 5: At least four youth were injured when clashes broke out between protesters and forces at different places in Hajin and Naidkhai area of Bandipora on Friday. The protests were staged against killing of two youth in the district recently. A shutdown was also observed in response to More





  • Briefs

Women electrocuted in Baramulla

Srinagar July 5:  A woman was electrocuted in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.  Police said Sara Begum (40) wife of Mushtaq Ahmad Shah was seriously injured when she received electric More



  • National

Pakistan for better ties with India

Nawaz Sharif’s Special Envoy Meets PM

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 5: Pakistan Premier's special envoy Shaharyar M Khan Friday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and conveyed Islamabad's “sincere desire” to move forward on improving relations with India More




  • Opinion

Who am I?

The question of identity has always haunted me

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Who am I? I am a Kashmiri Muslim. Which Kashmiri? Gami or Shaa`rhi, Peer, Khuja or Zamindar? This question may drag on and on endlessly, dissecting an identity into bits and pieces, yet of no avail. And More



  • GK Weekend

The Amarnath Yatra and Living on the Edge

Kashmir and Kashmiris are on edge because there is a lack of a civilian sensibility towards the land and civil sensibility towards the people

GOOD POLITICS BAD POLITICS

SIDDIQ WAHID

Kashmir is unpredictable in so many ways that it frustrates even simple desires, including the mundane aspirations of an occasional columnist.Last week I had wanted to write about an intra-J&K State More




  • Letters

NRHM Mission Dir clarifies

May I draw your attention to the news item captioned “We are forced to withhold Central Assistance” carried in your newspaper on July 5 wherein certain statements  critical of the State Government More



  • Editorial

School Fees Reform

The tuition fees regime in J&K’s private schools, especially in the large ones, has remained a matter of concern to the parents for a long time now. The opaque system of fixing fees structures and More



  • Business

North Kashmir traders find alternative to interest-based banking

Overwhelmed by private sector depository, traders pool money to help each other

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Sonawari, July 5: The businessmen gather around a shop listening to an announcement. A small-time merchant of cereals is declared winner of this month’s Rs 50,000 lucky draw. Next month, another shopkeeper More



  • Sports

JK youth possess great sportsmanship capabilities: G H Mir

Pattan, July 5: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir on Friday said that the youth of the state have great sportsmanship capabilities and time has come to give them more opportunities in different More



  • Kashmir

Afzal Guru’s hanging a historic blunder: Gautam Navlakha

Srinagar, July 5: Noted human rights activist and writer, Gautam Navlakha on Friday termed the hanging of Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru as a ‘historic blunder’ on part of New Delhi.   More



  • Srinagar City

LEADING PVT SCHOOLS IN DOCK OVER LAND LEASE

ADMIN SHOOTS SHOW CAUSE NOTICES

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 5: Some leading English medium schools in the City are in the dock over lease-land holdings, official sources said Friday. They said Assistant Commissioner (AC) Nazool has shot a show More




  • Jammu

PDC submits interim DPR on Sawalakote project

Final Report To Be Completed In 3 Months

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, July 5:  Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation (JKPDC) has finally submitted the interim Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Sawalakote Hydroelectric Project to Central Electricity Authority More



  • South Asia

Pak govt considers closing missions in 22 countries

Islamabad, July 5: The Pakistan government is planning to shut 22 of the country’s overseas missions, besides cutting down on perks and privileges allowed to diplomats and staff posted abroad, due to budgetary More



  • World

India, China agree on need for 'strategic communication'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, July 5: Seeking to maintain peace and stability on the Line of Actual Control in the backdrop of the PLA incursion in Ladakh, India and China today agreed that "strategic communication" is required More



  • Gk Features

TOSA MAIDAN – In the line of fire

Tosa Maidan firing range is not only putting at risk the lives of people but also endangering the surrounding environment and aquatic life

MATTER OF CONCERN

TAHA MIRANI

Every year with the onset of summer government issues a fresh notification to 16 adjoining villages of Tosa Maidan, asking them to stay indoors.  A rich pasture located in central Kashmir’s Budgam More




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