• TOP STORIES

Amarnath Yatra under threat: Home Minister

‘All Efforts Will Be Made To Ensure Security Of Pilgrims’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar/New Delhi, June 19: The annual Amarnath Yatra is facing threat from militants and the government is making all efforts to ensure security of the pilgrims, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Wednesday.“There is threat to Amarnath Yatra,” Shinde told reporters in New Delhi when asked More


No threat to Yatra: Geelani

‘Delhi Raising Bogey To Defame Movement’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 19: Asserting that there is no threat to Amarnath Yatra, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani Wednesday alleged that Army’s Operative Shiva for the protection of the pilgrimage was New Delhi’s political move to malign Kashmiris’ struggle.“The proposed Operation More


UHQ discusses security measures

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 19: Unified Headquarters (UHQ) Wednesday discussed security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra, ceasefire violations, infiltration and prevailing law and order situation in J&K.The meeting chaired by Chief Minister deliberated the Yatra issue with senior officials of Army, Police More


Water Tax:Govt to crack whip on commercial establishments

JK To Generate Rs 400 Cr Revenue: Minister

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 19: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to crack whip on commercial establishments across the State over collection of water usage charges with an eye to recover Rs 400 crore revenue annually from hotels alone.The move would help the government avail many Centrally Sponsored More


Property Tax: JK treads cautiously

It’s A Political Decision: Jora;Constitution Of Tax Board In Offing

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, June 19: With Assembly elections slated for next year, the State Government is treading cautiously on imposition of property tax in Jammu and Kashmir.“It is a political decision which will be taken keeping in view the situation, and economic condition of the people in Jammu and Kashmir More


UHQ voices concern

Omar Asks Security Agencies To Curb ‘Disturbing’ Trend

Educated Youth In Militant Ranks

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 19: The issue of educated youth in Jammu and Kashmir joining the militant ranks was discussed in Unified Headquarters meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday afternoon.According to sources privy to the meeting, Chief Minister asked the security agencies to take More


State Govts informed in advance: Centre

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chennai, June 19: The Centre Wednesday informed the Madras High Court that the details of execution of condemned prisoners are conveyed to state governments concerned in advance and it was followed in the case of Afzal Guru.In a counter affidavit filed against a petition, which alleged that the More


Gous-un-Nissa headed for SVC

Selection Panel Recommends Former Judge For Appointment As Vigilance Commissioner

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, June 19: A high-level selection panel headed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday recommended former Principal District and Sessions Judge, Gous-un-Nissa Jeelani for appointment as second member of the newly-constituted State Vigilance Commission (SVC). Peoples Democratic Party president More


US-Taliban talks important first step: Obama

Two Sides To Meet In Doha This Week

GK MONITORING DESK

Kabul, June 19: For more than a decade, the U.S. and the Taliban have met almost exclusively on the battlefield of America’s longest war. In coming days, both sides said, they will sit down at a negotiating table to discuss ending the bloodshed in Afghanistan.“This is an important first step toward More


Hamid Karzai miffed over new bonhomie

Suspends Parleys With Washington

Kabul, June 19: Afghan President Hamid Karzai today broke off crucial security talks with the United States, angry over the name given to a new Taliban office in Qatar that is meant to facilitate peace negotiations.The ongoing Afghan-US talks must reach an agreement if Washington is to maintain More





  • Briefs

Naeem Akhtar calls on Governor

Srinagar, June 19: Naeem Akhtar, Member of the State Legislative Council, called on Governor N N Vohra at Raj Bhavan here to felicitate the Governor on his appointment for the second term. Akhtar discussed More



  • National

UTTRAKHAND TOLL 150

K'nath shrine safe, complex damaged

Dehradun, June 19: The terrible magnitude of nature's fury  in Uttarakhand unfolded today as the death toll rose to 150 with fears that it may go up substantially as large parts remained under water More




  • Opinion

The Talking Taliban

Can Afghanistan finally settle through negotiations!!!

INKsight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

Remember the days when the US went full scale into a self-decaled war-on-terror, with the avowed aim to rid the world of Taliban. Taliban was an absolutely unacceptable thing to the US and anyone imagining More



  • Gk Readings

Reading the Book of Women

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

Dedicated to someone whose depths and heights are too sublime to describe for the power of the pen I holdIt I easy to be a great reader, to be a Qaroon of lugat hay-i- hijazi, to be stuffed with books More




  • Letters

Rashid Shahid

This refers to the sad demise of Greater Kashmir former executive editor Rashid Shahid. Besides being a veteran journalist, writer, teacher and a guide, Rashid Shahid was a man of high character  More



  • Editorial

Atleast probe it

A local court in Kupwara has ordered the police to further investigate the alleged mass rape of more than 30 women by army at Kunan-Poshpora in 1991. The court has directed a senior police official not More



  • Business

Poor BSNL connectivity leaves subscribers fuming

Tourism players hard hit

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 19: Poor cellular connectivity for past some weeks has become a source of inconvenience for lakhs of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) subscribers in Kashmir.  Despite BSNL being More



  • Sports

BIG-GK,J&K CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE

History Created;IPL style bidding for players held

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, June 19: For the first time in the history of Cricket in Jammu and Kashmir, cricketers were able to access their value through the bidding process.  The bidding of players for upcoming 92 More



  • Kashmir

Day after autonomy jibe, NC leaders slam Fotedar

Indira-Abdullah Pact Calls For Reviewing All ‘Unconstitutional Laws’: Dr Beg; Fotedar Announced Withdrawal Of Support In 1977: Shafi; All Elections From 1952 To 1975 Were Fake: Kamaal

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, June 19: Coming down heavily on the senior Congress leader Makhan Lal Fotedar for terming the 1975 accord as an “attestation of J&K’s ultimate accession with the union of India”, the ruling More



  • Srinagar City

NAUSEATING GARBAGE BLOTS THE BOULEVARD AMBIENCE

SMC’s Smart-Bin cluster proves dull in tourist hub

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, June 19: Nauseating stench greets visitors on the picturesque Boulevard on the Dal banks, a favorite haunt with the tourists. Reasons: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has designated More




  • Jammu

Civilian hurt in LoC clash

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Poonch, June 19: Pakistani soldiers today opened indiscriminate firing along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector in which a civilian was injured after an infiltration bid was foiled by Indian troops More



  • South Asia

Nawaz briefed about Neelum-Jehlum power project

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, June 19: The prime minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday paid a short visit to Muzaffarabad to review the construction work on Neelum-Jehlum hydropower project, likely to 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

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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