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4 YOUTH DROWN TO DEATH AT PAHALGAM

Tavera Carrying Pulwama Youth To Picnic Plunges Into Lidder River Near Nunwan

KHALID GUL

Pahalgam, June 14: Four youth drowned to death when a vehicle they were travelling in plunged into the fast moving Lidder river in this picturesque resort of South Kashmir.The road mishap took place during intervening night of Thursday and Friday at around 11:40 PM, when a Tavera vehicle bearing More


Puchal grieves death of its youth

SHOWKAT DAR

Puchal (Pulwama), June 14: Pall of gloom descended on entire village here when the news of the accident spread in Puchal area of district Pulwama.One could hear cries and shrieks everywhere in the village. Three of the four youth who died in the accident were neighbors. Hundreds of people arrived More


Thousands pray at Hazratbal on Friday following Me’raj

Devotees Throng The Shrine For Glimpse Of Holy Relic

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 14: Amid scorching heat, thousands of devotees from across Kashmir thronged Hazratbal shrine today to have a glimpse of Holy Relic of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on Friday following Shab-e-Me’raj.The Holy Relic was displayed after every prayer today and the devotees, including men, More


PM,Sonia to launch Banihal-Qazigund rail link

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi,June 14: The much-awaited railway section linking Kashmir valley with rest of the country will be launched on June 25 when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi jointly flag off the first train.The 18-km-long section between Banihal in Jammu and Qazigund in Kashmir More


Rahul Gandhi visiting Doda, Bhaderwah today

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, June 14: All India Congress Committee working president, Rahul Gandhi, is visiting earthquake affected areas of Doda and Bhaderwah on Saturday to take stock of the damages and relief operations.Rahul was earlier supposed to visit J&K on May 28. However, he postponed his trip following More


State,Center indecisive over Shahtoosh ban

Expert Committee Report Gathering Dust In MHA

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, June 14: The report of an expert group on Shahtoosh ban in Jammu and Kashmir is gathering dust in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as the State and Central governments remained indecisive over lifting of the prohibitory orders, which has affected around 30,000 Kashmiri families involved in More


Makhdoom Sahab ropeway project in limbo

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 14: In a major embarrassment for the state government and the executing agency, the much-awaited cable car to the famous Sufi Shrine of Makhdoom Sahab (RA) on the foothills of Koh-e-Maran has suffered a major fault before its inauguration.Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that More


IWT losses: PDC gets go ahead to re-invite tenders

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 14: Jammu and Kashmir Government has given a go ahead to the Power Development Corporation (PDC) to invite fresh tenders for quantification of losses suffered by the State due to the Indus Water Treaty.Sources said the Power Development Department (PDD) headed by Chief Minister More


Centre extends special industrial package for JK

Business Units To Get Subsidy On Investment, Interest Rate For 5 More Yrs

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 14: Aiming to promote industrial development in Jammu & Kashmir, the Centre has extended the special package, under which subsidy on investment and interest rate is offered to business units, to the State for five years till 2017.The total outlay for the period of the new package More


Empowered Committee clears 2800 cases for regularization

3000 Adhoc Appointees Found Ineligible; Approved Cases To Be Sent To CM’s Office

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, June 14: An official panel empowered under an Act to approve regularization of adhoc/contractual appointees working in different government departments has cleared over 2800 cases. However around 3000 adhoc employees have been found ineligible for the posts.Sources told Greater Kashmir More





  • Briefs

Altaf Wani transferred

Srinagar, June 14: Jammu and Kashmir Government Friday ordered transfer of Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Development Authority Kokernag. Muhammad Altaf Wani, CEO TDA Kokernag has been transferred More



  • National

Civilians death case: Army CoI rejects officer's charges

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 14: An Army Court of Inquiry (CoI) has rejected the charges levelled by a serving officer that his colleagues in a Military Intelligence unit had shot dead three civilians inside the unit More




  • Opinion

We the degenerate

Whom should we hold responsible?

Words within

FIRDOUS SYED

The nation that shies away from sacrifice---today---indeed has no tomorrow. Indignity of defeat is always difficult to fathom. While defeat is agonising there is always a hope left. For a defeatist nation More



  • GK Weekend

Good Politics Bad Politics

Elections 2014: To Boycott or not to Boycott

We should treat the issue of the State Assembly elections as a paradox rather than as a contradiction

SIDDIQ WAHID

As the date for the State Assembly elections 2014 approaches, the debate on whether to boycott or not to boycott gathers momentum once again. The question highlights the difficult problem of having to More




  • Letters

Master Plan

Apropos the article, ‘Vision for Srinagar’, by Prof. Shakil A. Romshoo, (GK 11th June, 2012), wherein flaws in the Master Plan for Srinagar 2032 have very well been highlighted. I fail to understand as More



  • Editorial

For a sustainable peace

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has stressed for the need to analyse the phenomenon of well-educated youth taking up arms and joining militancy in the state. Merely understanding the motivations and the circumstances More



  • Business

Traders told to sell genuine products to tourists

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, June 14: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah today asked the traders in the Kashmir Valley not to sell fake handicrafts to the tourists, which harms the economy and image of the state. "The tourists More



  • Sports

Dr Farooq gives official nod to Big GK-Corporate League

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, June 14: J&K Cricket Association President, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday gave official nod to the upcoming 92.7 Big FM-Greater Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Corporate Premiere League. The delegation More



  • Kashmir

RTI seeks passport details of pro-freedom leaders, former militants

Government Denies Information; Applicant Approaches MEA

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, June 14: An applicant seeking passport details of pro-freedom leaders and former militants under Right to Information Act has filed an appeal in the Ministry of External Affairs after he was More



  • Srinagar City

Orphaned footbridge sans lighting

At peak of tourist season link to Lal Chowk reels under darkness, admin in

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, June 14: Lal Mandi footbridge, a busiest walkway and vital connect to the City centre of Lal Chowk, is reeling under darkness for the past many months. This time, not only the locals but scores More




  • Jammu

JK govt mulling channelisation of Chenab river

Jammu, June 14: To address concerns of flood-hit areas along Chenab river, Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling to channelise the water body. "A comprehensive plan for channelisation of Chenab More



  • South Asia

Pak Army officer's son held for killing senior prosecutor

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 14: A 22-year-old law student, son of a dismissed Pakistan Army officer, has been arrested in connection with the killing of a senior prosecutor handling sensitive cases, including the More



  • World

India to become world's most populous nation around 2028: UN

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

United Nations, June 14: India will surpass China to become world's most populous nation around 2028, with its population crossing the 1.45 billion mark, according to latest report by the United Nations More



  • GKeducation&career

Beyond Engineering and Medical Streams

There’s a world beyond medical and engineering streams

CAREER OPTIONS

DR. DALEEP PARIMOO

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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