Advani jars BJP’s Modi(fication)

Quits All Party Posts; Sangh Parivar Rattled, Congress Gleeful


New Delhi, June 10: BJP’s elation on the elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as chairman of the party’s campaign committee for 2014 Lok Sabha elections was short-circuited by senior leader L K Advani on Monday. Taking everyone by surprise, the octogenarian Advani Monday announced his More

‘Fascist’ Modi will taste defeat: Soz

Its BJP Theatrics:

NC; No Big Deal: PDP

Srinagar, June 10:  J&K’s mainstream parties Monday lashed out at BJP for elevating Narendra Modi as chief of the party’s election campaign committee. Terming BJP a communal party, they said, it will have to face defeat in 2014 elections.Reacting to the developments in BJP, state Congress More

Explain infant deaths: NHRC to JK Govt


New Delhi, June 10: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir government over the death of four infants at a Srinagar hospital.The deaths were reported from G.B. Pant Hospital between May 2 and 3.“The commission has observed that given the More

Cong sounds polls bugle

Have Just 7 Months Or At The Most 1 Year Left To Finish The Job: Jora


Srinagar, June 10: A senior Congress Minister on Monday hinted that the next assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir could be held by the end of current year or in the beginning of next year alongwith the Parliament polls.“We have seven months or at the maximum one year left to complete all works More

Yasin Malik dares Soz

‘Fight Us In Any Constituency Of Your Choice’


Srinagar, June 10: The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Monday dared the State Congress president Prof Saifuddin Soz and other mainstream politicians to fight against separatists in a constituency of their choice to prove who really represented Kashmiris.“If More

Police foil employees’ march

Scores Injured, Around 200 Taken Into Custody


Srinagar, June 10: Scores of employees were injured when Police used force on a protest rally called by Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) here on Monday.JCC, an amalgam of state government employees, is spearheading a campaign in support of demands like enhancement in retirement age, removal More

Omar to take up Hajj quota hike with GoI


Srinagar, June 10: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday assured the private tour operators that he would take up the issue of enhancement of Hajj quota of the State with the Government of India so that more aspirants could be accommodated for this year’s pilgrimage.Speaking to a deputation of All More

PM’s visit postponed

New Dates To Be Finalized Soon


Srinagar, June 10: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s proposed visit to Kashmir later this month to inaugurate Pirpanchal railway tunnel has been postponed.State Congress President Prof Saifuddin Soz said the visit has been postponed by “some days.”“The new dates for his visit will be finalized More

After power, JK loses grip on Agriculture

Outside Support In Cultivation Shows Alarming Increase


Srinagar, June 10: What could set alarm bells ringing; Jammu and Kashmir is fast becoming dependent on outsiders in agriculture production. The Census department Monday revealed that the percentage of hiring outside labourers for cultivation has gone tremendously high while the percentage of cultivators More


Srinagar, June 10: The Census department Monday said J&K is witnessing serious phenomenon of declining sex ratio among children in the age group of zero to six years. In J&K, only 862 female children are born per 1000 male births. “This is really alarming,” Chief Principal Census Officer, More

Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh assumes charge as GOC


Srinagar, June 10: Lt Gen Om Prakash, General Officer Commanding Chinar Corps Monday handed over the command to Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh.A defence spokesman said that Lt Gen Om Prakash during his tenure, took the normalcy initiative forward and reinforced the vitality of peace towards development More

  • Briefs

Mohi-ud-din Sheikh expelled from PDP

Srinagar, June 10: Peoples Democratic Party Gulmarg Zone Monday expelled Ghulam Mohi-u-din Sheikh from the zonal-fold following his “anti party policies”, a party spokesman said. “The decision to More

  • PaK

Kashmiri refugees stage protest in Muzaffarabad

Muzaffarabad, June 10: Hundreds of Kashmiri refugees staged a demonstration here on Monday to draw attention towards their problems.  They warned to stage a sit-in outside the Legislative Assembly More

  • Opinion

The BJP politics

Of Modi, Advani and the cards up their sleeve



The absence of senior leader L. K. Advani and those considered close to him put an unflattering spotlight on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s much tom-tommed conclave in the party-ruled Goa. The three-day More

  • GK Magazine

Will State Act for Itself?

The very presence of the law being unfelt is a serious question for the state

Tuesday Take


It was December 17, 2012. We woke up only to be shocked and were rendered speechless for what had happened during the intervening night: a young girl was brutally raped by six men. And what followed was More

  • Letters

Dog menace

The district administration of Srinagar has failed to check the stray dog menace in the city. The stray dog biting cases are regularly pouring in especially from the downtown areas of Srinagar. As a fact More

  • Editorial

No policy on tourism

Tourism, after having suffered many a low is now almost back on track. The industry at an average has been contributing five percent to the state GDP. Nevertheless, compared to its potential it is not More

  • Business

‘New industrial units to get registration within 15 days’

3 services brought under PSG Act: Kichloo


Srinagar, June 10: In a move aimed to fast-track registration of new industrial units in the state, government has brought three important services of the Industries and Commerce Department under the ambit More

  • Sports

‘Dr Farooq gives nod to BIG GK Corporate League’

JKCA To Provide All Facilities For The Event

Srinagar, June 10: Coming to the rescue of cricketers, J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) President, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday gave his nod to the upcoming Big 92.7 FM-Greater Kashmir Corporate Premiere More

  • Kashmir

Cop gets life imprisonment for killing officer, driver

Raghbir Singh Convicted For Killing SHO Maisuma Ghulam Nabi Parray And Driver Bashir Ahmad Khan In 2005


Srinagar, June 10:  A court here Monday sentenced a policeman to life imprisonment under section 302 (murder) of the Ranbir Penal Code for killing a police officer and a driver in 2005. The Court More

  • Srinagar City


Jora lays foundation of Gulposh Apartments, 600 flats to be constructed in Bemina


Srinagar, June 10: At a time when the City land is shrinking fast, the Srinagar Development Authority took a big leap Monday by opting for vertical expansion in its housing sector by starting construction More

  • South Asia

Zardari addresses record sixth joint session of Pak Parliament

Islamabad June 10: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said there is no place for dictators in today’s Pakistan, becoming the first Pakistani president to address a joint session of Parliament for the More

  • GKeducation&career

Beyond Engineering and Medical Streams

There’s a world beyond medical and engineering streams



Whenever one interacts with the students of the valley who aspire to pursue Professional degrees after 10+2, majority of the students have only two streams in mind – Engineering and Medical. Though they More

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