• TOP STORIES

NC buried autonomy in Indira-Sheikh accord: Cong

‘Beg Was Backroom Actor In Facilitating Pact; Sheikh Abdullah Had Come On Track By 1975’

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, June 18: Terming the Indira-Abdullah Accord of 1975 as an attestation of Jammu and Kashmir’s “ultimate accession” with the Union of India, senior Congress leader Makhan Lal Fotedar Tuesday said there was no justification for National Conference (NC) to crow over autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir More


Adhocism mars governance in JK

4 Administrative Secretaries, Dozens Of Other Bureaucrats Hold Additional Charge

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 18: Adhocism is becoming part and parcel of administration in Jammu and Kashmir as the list of top-level bureaucrats and officers managing more than one post is piling up with each passing day.While the oft-repeated assurances to do away with this system have proven hoax, governance More


CCRS inspects Pir Panchal rail tunnel

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), June 18: Ahead of a trial run, Chief Commissioner Railways Safety (CCRS) Tuesday inspected the Qazigund-Banihal railway tunnel in South Kashmir. The tunnel is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister on June 25.A railway official said the inspection was a mandatory exercise to More


Bandipora board meeting goes messy amid NC-PDP duel

Minister, Opposition Legislator Exchange Abuses; Lone Crossed All Limits Of Decency: Akhtar

GK CORRESPONDENT

Bandipora, June 18: District Development Board (DDB) meeting here on Tuesday was marked by chaotic scenes and exchange of nastiest abuses when National Conference (NC) minister Muhammad Akbar Lone entered into a verbal duel with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislator Naeem Akhtar over some developmental More


BEIGH TAKES ON LONE

‘He Will Be Remembered As Most Indecent Legislator’

Srinagar, June 17: Senior Peoples Democratic Party leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh has castigated the Higher Education Minister Muhammad Akbar Lone for allegedly  using un-parliamentary language during a board meeting at Bandipora in north Kashmir on Tuesday.Talking to Greater Kashmir Beigh More


Some elements trying to divide faiths: Omar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Leh, June 18: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that certain elements wanted to create a wedge between the followers of different faiths for their vested interests and called for nurturing communal harmony in Jammu and Kashmir.“All religions teach amity and brotherhood and create conducive More


Local court reopens Kunan-Poshpora case

Upholds Victims’ Right To File Protest Petition, Directs Further Investigation Within 3 Months

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, June 18: A local court in Kupwara on Tuesday ordered the police to further investigate the 1991 Kunan-Poshpora alleged mass rape case.The Judicial Magistrate JA Geelani directed for further investigation into the case by a police official not below the rank of Senior Superintendent of More


Army launches ‘Operation Shiva’ to secure Yatra

UAVs To Man Cave Route; Troops To Camp In Pahalgam Golf Course

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 18: Day after Army’s Northern Command Chief Lt Gen K T Parnaik said there was a threat to the Amarnath Yatra from militants, the Army Tuesday said it has put adequate security arrangements in place under Operation Shiva to ensure incident free annual pilgrimage.Besides putting in More


Taliban open office in Qatar

Talks With US To Begin Soon

LALIT K JHA

Washington, June 18: In a major breakthrough, the Taliban Tuesday announced the opening of its office in Qatar, which would hold peace talks with the Afghan government and separate direct parleys with US that could boost Afghan reconciliation process after 12 years of war.The Obama Administration More





  • Briefs

Tata Institute of Social Science to prepare SDMP

Srinagar, June 18: To frame the modalities for the preparation of state level disaster management plan (SDMP), a daylong state level workshop was organised by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA More



  • National

Monsoon fury: Toll 81; Kedarnath shrine closed

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Dehradun/Shimla, June 18: Monsoon rains and unprecedented flash floods continued to spell death and destruction in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, claiming over 80 lives and leaving over 70,000 pilgrims More




  • Opinion

No idealism here

Advani’s revolt against Modi was dictated by crass political calculations

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

It was touching to see veteran BJP leader  L K Advani resign from the three key party positions and then retract it on the urging of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. All in a span of two days. Advani was More



  • GK Magazine

Poultry Under Threat

Ranikhet Disease has hit Kashmir because we neglect the bio-security measures

EPIDEMIC

DR. SYED M. ALTAF GILANI

The disease is in news in the world as the malady has struck the poultry irrespective of the type of rearing; our Valley is no exception. It seems to be quite legitimate to examine the genesis and the More




  • Letters

Balanced journalist

I was indeed very sad to learn about the demise of journalist Abdul Rashid who was associated with GK. He used to visit me occasionally when I was in the University of Kashmir in the Eighties. He was a More



  • Editorial

Ailing Health Sector

State government has faced serious indictment from the union healthy ministry over its “poor” implementation of Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN), a financial assistance scheme for BPL patients. To its chagrin More



  • Business

JK Bank to sell airtel money at Khidmat centres

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 18:  Bharti subsidiary, Airtel Money Commerce Service Limited (AMSL) today announced a tie-up with J&K Bank to offer ‘airtel money’ at 800+ Khidmat Centres of the Bank across the More



  • Sports

Farooq Amin elected president organising body

Sheikh Imran Is Spokesperson

BIG-GK,CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE

Srinagar, June 18: To organise the upcoming 92.7 Big FM-Greater Kashmir, J&K Corporate Premiere League on professional lines, the organising committee body was formed here on Monday.The organisers More



  • Kashmir

Bear breaks into Mufti residence

‘Fair View’ Scene: Wild Animal Caught After ‘Frequently Sneaking In’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, June 18: A bear who had given many ‘sleepless nights’ to top leaders of State’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and Mehbooba Mufti, was caught by wildlife More



  • Srinagar City

Family seeks re-arrest of 7-year-old’s rape and murder accused

‘Despite evidence, police shielding culprit’

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, June 18: The family members of Sabreena Fayaz, a seven-year-old girl murdered near her native Ikhraaj Pora in 2007 sought re-arrest of the crime accused. Raising slogans at the media hub More




  • South Asia

Pak working on new policy to stop drone strikes by US

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 18: Pakistan is working on a new policy to stop US drone strikes, which are a contravention of the country's sovereignty and counter-productive for the campaign against terrorism, a top More



  • World

Obama defends NSA surveillance programme

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, June 18: President Barack Obama, under attack for allowing the controversial surveillance programme, has defended the policy by saying the covert operations were "transparent" and had disrupted 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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