• TOP STORIES

JK’s annual plan to be finalized today

Omar To Press For Rs 8050 Cr Outlay At His Meeting With Montek

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, July 8: J&K’s annual plan for the ongoing year would be finalized Tuesday at a crucial meeting between Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at New Delhi.Sources told Greater Kashmir that Omar and State Finance Minister Abdul More


Police foil JCC march

Work Affected In Govt Offices, Civil Secretariat; Option Of Indefinite Strike Open: Qayoom Wani

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, July 8: Police Monday resorted to cane-charging, used water cannons and detained hundreds of government employees to foil their march towards Civil Secretariat here. Work in government offices, including civil secretariat, remained affected across the state due to the lockout observed by More


Mufti seeks decisive mandate in 2014 polls

‘Coming Assembly Elections Historic Opportunity For People’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Chadoora, July 8: Seeking a decisive mandate from people to establish political stability in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday said that political and economic empowerment of the people is the main agenda of his party. He said that PDP, with the More


HC reserves judgment in Tufail Matoo case

Petition Challenges Trial Court Order Accepting Case As ‘Untraced’

D A RASHID

Srinagar,July 8: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday reserved its decision on a petition challenging the trial court order wherein it had accepted the final report of police in Tufail Matoo case. The final report by Special Investigation Team (SIT) of police had closed the case as “untraced More


DEPUTE SPECIALIST FOR WULLAR CONSERVATION: HC TO CENTRE

Courts Asks JK Govt To Seek Expert Opinion On Mowing 28 Lakh Willows

D A RASHID

Srinagar, July 8: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday directed the Union Ministry of Environment to depute an expert in lakes to monitor the Wullar Conservation Project. The Ministry has prepared a project report, through Wetlands International New Delhi, for the conservation of the largest freshwater More


India’s Hajj quota cut by 20 percent

ANIL ANAND/PTI

New Delhi, July 8: India today announced a 20 percent cut in Hajj quota, the entire burden of which will be borne by private tour operators who will witness their share going down to a mere 9,995 from 45,000.The India-Saudi Arabia Bilateral Agreement on Hajj 2013 was signed on March 16 in Jeddah More


JK bans 4 drugs

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 8: Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday banned manufacture and sale of four drugs and their formulations in the wake of a notification by the Union Health Ministry.In a handout, Satish Gupta, Controller Drug & Food Control Organization J&K said that manufacturers licensed More





  • Briefs

Prof R L Bhat delivers lecture at IKS

Srinagar, July 8: Dr R L Bhat Professor of economics at the Central University, Jammu delivered a lecture at Conference Hall of the Institute of Kashmir Studies here on Monday.   The lecture More



  • National

Total sanitation yet to be achieved in Valley based schools: Experts

New Delhi, July 8: The experts and stake holders in the Valley lament that despite Supreme Court directives providing of total sanitation and drinking water facility in all government schools and anganwadi More




  • Opinion

The 370 debate

It doesn’t cause much to arouse passions fueled by faith

X-PRESSIONS

M.L. KOTRU

If it’s abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution it must be election time in India. There have been many straws in the wind, including, of course, the sharply declining credibility of the UPA II Government More



  • GK Magazine

Another Deadly Invasion

One more dreadful noxious weed attacks Dal Lake

THREAT

DR. A. MAJEED KAK

    Alligator grass, an aquatic weed also referred to as pig weed is a perennial, floating emergent, noxious invasive weed, has recently invaded all our famous fresh water bodies. Although More




  • Letters

Traffic signal

This refers to the functioning of traffic department at Sanat Nagar Chowk during early hours. It's frustrating to see people wandering in all directions. Hardly any cop can be seen at that very time. There More



  • Editorial

Genuine Concerns

The statements made by Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah during past few days cannot be dismissed as mere political chicanery. These are brimming with serious undertones that need to be understood in right More



  • Business

4 km nightmarish drive takes you to paradise!

Visitors to Drang decry lack of facilities

MUKEET AKMALI

Drang, July 8: Despite state government making tall claims of developing and promoting new tourism destinations in Kashmir, Drang - a picturesque place just 40 kilo meters from Srinagar city has been craving More



  • Sports

Saifco Lions, Khazir Royals start with win

JKCPL ROLLS IN

Srinagar, July 8: A day after Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah unveiled official logo of the 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premiere League, the event was formally inaugurated at Kashmir University ground More



  • Kashmir

Omar Abdullah for ‘common meeting ground’ on AFSPA

PRESS TTUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, July 8: Seeking a way out of the impasse over the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday suggested modification of the law More



  • Srinagar City

Muzter's Lahoo Lahoo Kashmir released

‘It's important part of Kashmir’s contemporary history’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 8: Lahoo Lahoo Kashmir, a poetic collection by veteran journalist late Tahir Muzter was released Monday.  The poetic collection is based on killings of youth in 2010 summer unrest in More




  • Jammu

Army porter dies, another wounded in IED blast

PORTER GOES MISSING

GKNN/ROMESH KESAR

Nowshera, July 8: An army porter was killed and two persons, including a soldier, were injured in two separate IED blasts in border districts of Rajouri and Poonch. An army soldier suffered injuries More



  • South Asia

Pak allows emergency landing after Indian passenger suffers heart attack

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Karachi/New Delhi, July 8: In a humane gesture, Pakistan facilitated the emergency landing of an international airline in Karachi after an Indian passenger on board suffered a heart-attack and needed emergency More



  • World

OSAMA MOVED TO PAKISTAN IN MID-2002, SAYS REPORT

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, July 8: Osama bin Laden's family had entered into Pakistan way back in October/November 2001, just around 9/11 while the then al-Qaeda chief joined them in Peshawar in mid-2002, a media report 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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