• TOP STORIES

No decision on pre-poll alliance with NC: Azad

‘There Is Difference Of Opinion In Congress On The Issue’

ABID BASHIR/MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Tulmulla/Srinagar, June 17: Making it clear that no decision has been taken yet by the Congress high command on pre-poll alliance with National Conference (NC) in J&K, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday admitted that there is difference of opinion within the state unit of the Congress More


Laments tardy implementation of RAN in JK

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, June 17: Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday said financial assistance scheme for Below Poverty Line (BPL) patients - Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) - was poorly being implemented in Jammu and Kashmir.“From Jammu and Kashmir negligible cases were referred More


Thousands throng Kheer Bhawani

Young Pandits Dream Big

ABID BASHIR

Tulmulla (Ganderbal), June 17: At least 40,000 devotees on Monday thronged the famous temple of Ragnya Devi here on the occasion of annual Kheer Bhawani mela.Situated amidst Chinar trees in Ganderbal district, the revered temple is thronged by devotees, mostly Kashmiri Pandits, every year for More


Our hearts bleed for KPs: Malik

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 17: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Monday said the return of Kashmiri Pandits to their homeland should be seen as a humanitarian issue, adding ‘our hearts bleed on their sufferings.’Malik visited Kheer Bhawani temple in Tulmulla, Ganderbal, along More


CJI assures SC exposure for Kashmiri students

‘There Is No Dearth Of Talent Here, Will Feel Honored To Help KU Students’

D A RASHID

Srinagar, June 17: Chief Justice of India, Justice Altamas Kabir, Monday said he would explore ways for empanelling law graduates from Kashmir University as assistants to Supreme Court Judges for their exposure at the highest level.“I shall take up this issue on priority,” Justice Kabir said while More


AFSPA revocation to imperil peace: Gen Parnaik

‘Law Protects Army In Unusual Situations’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Udhampur, June 17: Insisting that revocation of AFSPA might put at stake the “fragile” peace existing in Jammu and Kashmir, Army Monday said it has given advice to the Centre on the issue and it was for the government to take a call.“It is a measured Act. AFSPA protects our officers and soldiers More


‘Amarnath Yatra on militant radar’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Udhampur, June 17: The Army has received inputs that militants might try to disrupt the Amarnath Yatra scheduled to commence from June 28, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt General K T Parnaik said today.“Intelligence inputs which we are receiving suggest that they (militants More


8 new faces inducted in Union Cabinet

Kharge is new Railway Minister, Vyas gets H&UD

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 17: In perhaps the last reshuffle and expansion of the Union Council of Ministers, Mallikarjun Kharge was Monday made the Railways Minister as eight more were inducted with veterans Sis Ram Ola and Oscar Fernandes making a comeback.After yesterday's reshuffle in the party, senior More


Reopen Tufail Mattoo case: Amnesty to Govt

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, June 17: Human rights watch-dog Amnesty International has asked Jammu and Kashmir Government to reopen investigation into the killing of Tufail Mattoo allegedly by police in 2010.Tufail, a class 12 student of Saida Kadal here, was killed on June 11 after a police teargas shell allegedly More





  • Briefs

Forum for Justice stages protest

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 17: Members of Forum for Justice on Monday held protest demonstrations at Press Enclave here, demanding whereabouts of the persons subjected to forceful disappearance allegedly by forces More



  • News

Landslides, floods claim over 50 lives in north India

New Delhi, June 17: Monsoon woes gripped several parts of north India today as heavy rains wreaked havoc in the hill states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, leaving over 50 people dead and hundreds More




  • Opinion

The New Nawaz

with the new challenges, new hopes and new fears

X-PRESSIONS

M.L. KOTRU

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has by all available accounts given a good start to his third term as Pakistan’s top executive. A good start, given the mess he inherited from the earlier dispensation. It would More



  • GK Magazine

GK will always have Rashid Shahid

Every time I delete the extra ‘the’ from the copy of my young reporters, I find him around

SHAFAAT SHAH

Rashid sahib’s sudden death is a shock for all those who knew him, but more for us who worked with him at Greater Kashmir. A surprisingly energetic old man who would love to work till late in the night More




  • Letters

Access denied

I was shocked to read that a showroom owner in Tangmarg area has barred the entry of Kashmiri's in his showroom. It doesn't matter whether the said business is run in Kashmir or elsewhere. Had it been More



  • Editorial

Traffic Mess

For bad traffic management, the city of Srinagar has become a deathtrap. Though installation of traffic lights at some important junctions helped in regulating the traffic but switching off these lights More



  • Business

‘Govt to develop 3 pilgrim tourism circuits in JK’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kulgam, June 17: The Government would develop three pilgrim tourism circuits— one each at Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh regions— to promote pilgrim tourism in the State. This was state by the Tourism More



  • Sports

PDC-XI trounce Safalo-A 4-0

STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Srinagar, June 17: On the second day of the State football championship organised by J&K Football Association seven matches were played at two different venues here on Monday. At Polo Ground, More



  • Kashmir

JK bridges falling down

Against Rs 719 Crore Required For 588 Bridges, Only Rs 65 Crore Allocated This Fiscal

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 17: Raising a question mark on the oft-repeated assertions of the government about accelerating pace of developmental works in the State, the much-talked program of connectivity- special More



  • Srinagar City

RAG PICKERS 'INVADE' HOUSING COLONIES

Erect slums from north to south of City, authorities unaware

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, June 17: After north City areas like Nammath Soura, the rag pickers have started erecting slums along the south City highway drawing resentment from the inhabitants. In the latest dozens More




  • Jammu

JK to have Nursing Registration Council soon

Jammu, June17: There is good news for nursing students as the much-awaited Nursing Registration Council is likely to see the light of the day in near future. The NRC is meant to regulate qualification More



  • GKeducation&career

‘SEVENTY THOUSAND STUDENTS HAVE ALREADY BENEFITED FROM IGNOU’

Regional Director of IGNOU in Srinagar Dr Nurul Hassan says over 1.3 lakh learners have benefited from IGNOU centers in the past 12 years in Kashmir and 20, 000 students are currently pursuing various courses from the Srinagar regional centre

INTERVIEW

Tell us something about yourself?I come from a modest family. As a result I learned efficiency, how to take initiatives, and I could develop very compelling arguments with my older siblings. These skills More




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