Stop misuse of agriculture land: High Court to Govt

‘Ensure No Conversion Of Such Land Is Allowed For Commercial, Residential, Industrial Purposes’


Srinagar, June 4: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday directed the state government to ensure that no conversion of agricultural land is allowed for commercial, residential and industrial purposes.Hearing a clubbed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking to restrict growing conversion of agricultural More

‘Encounter specialist’ cop arrested for running militant module in Doda

Recipient Of President's Gallantry Award Sonu Was Posted In SOG


Jammu, June 4: A Sub-Inspector of Jammu and Kashmir, known as 'encounter specialist' was Tuesday arrested for allegedly running a militant module, involved in grenade attacks in Doda district.Identified as Sub-Inspector Shiv Kumar Sharma alias Sonu, the arrested cop was posted in Special Operations More

From SPO to SI: Journey of lust for power, rewards

Jammu, June 4: Known for his lust for rewards and promotions, Shiv Kumar Sharma alias Sonu had joined Jammu and Kashmir police as Special Police Officer (SPO) and reached to the post of Sub-Inspector by securing out of turn promotions.A local resident of Chenab valley, the police official, arrested More

GB Pant Hospital deaths spark new concerns

4 Babies Die As Oxygen Supply Goes Off; Govt Ignores Request For Backup Support Citing Lack Of Funds As Reason


Srinagar, June 4: Four babies have died within 24 hours in the GB Pant Children Hospital here reportedly due to breakdown of critical oxygen supply.Sources told Greater Kashmir that the oxygen supply to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and different theaters More

DC submits report on Palhallan situation


Baramulla, June 4: Following the state government’s directive to submit a report on the human rights situation in Palhalan area, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla submitted a detailed report to Divisional Commissioner Kashmir on Tuesday.Rejecting the allegations of harassment and summoning of youths More

CIC ruling on political parties has no takers in JK

NC, PDP Drag Feet; Information Can Be Sought About Activities, Funding Of State’s Political Parties: CIC


Srinagar, June 4: The Central Information Commission’s (CIC) ruling that national political parties come under the Right to Information Act (RTI) has triggered a debate in Jammu and Kashmir over bringing the state’s political formations – National Conference and PDP- under the ambit of a similar legislation More

Nawaz Sharif to be sworn in today

Small Cabinet Comprising Close Aides Expected To Take Oath


Islamabad, June 4: Nawaz Sharif will be sworn in for a record third term as Pakistan's Prime Minister on Wednesday after he is formally elected to the post and a very small cabinet comprising close aides is expected to take oath along with him.Sharif's election in the National Assembly or lower More

Indian high commissioner to join ceremony

‘No Formal Invitation From Islamabad For Event’


New Delhi, June 4: Indian high commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal will represent the country at the swearing-in ceremony of Nawaz Sharif as Pakistan’s new prime minister on Wednesday, foreign minister Salman Khurshid said.Speculation had been rife over who would represent India at the event More

7 hurt in Islamabad grenade attack

4 Arrested For Monday’s Sherbagh Blast


Islamabad (Anantnag), June 4: Seven persons including a policeman were injured on Tuesday when suspected militants hurled a grenade on an Army vehicle in this South Kashmir town. The attack came barely 40 hours after a similar attack on a police post in the town.The incident took place at around More

Mughal road opens for traffic


Poonch, June 4: After remaining closed for two days, the Mughal road was opened for light motor vehicles today.According to official sources the road was closed two days back after massive avalanches near Peer Ki Gali.Executive Engineer, Mughal Road Project, Abdul Ghani said that about six More

  • Briefs

Prof Talat distributes scholarships

Srinagar, June 4: Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Prof Talat Ahmad today distributed scholarship cheques worth Rs two lakh among meritorious students of various departments of the varsity.  More

  • National

Govt clears proposal to amend Registration Act


New Delhi, June 4: In a move that would benefit land owners, the Union Cabinet today cleared the Rural Development Ministry's proposal to amend the century-old Registration Act to ensure greater accuracy More

  • Opinion

Faith Healing

Why Gulzar’s sexual exploits call for a wider introspection



The alleged sexual abuse of minor girls  at a seminary in Budgam by the fake faith-healer Syed Gulzar Ahmad Bhat has morally outraged us. Though there has always been the suspicion that every faith More

  • GK Magazine

ENVIRONMENT: Islamic Perspective

The Quran depicts nature as being ultimately a theophany, which both veils and reveals Allah



Environment in simplest term can be defined as surroundings. Allah, Who is the creator questions in His book, “Do you look at the earth- how many noble things of all kinds we have produced therein; and More

  • Letters

Zanaskar Muslims

J&K is known for communal harmony, but the life of Muslims has been made miserable in Padam Zanaskar. They are now facing social boycott enforced allegedly by the members of other community. Muslims More

  • Editorial

Electoral Reforms

Electoral reform is a subject chiefly neglected in India. Surprisingly, most of the national as well as the state-level political parties that swear by democratic institutions have in fact more often than More

  • Business

CFC to perk up Kashmir carpet industry on cards

IICT will launch facility soon


Srinagar, June 4: In a bid to reinvigorate the Kashmir carpet industry, the Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) Srinagar is planning to establish a Common Facility Centre at Baghi-Ali-Mardan-Khan More

  • Sports

1500 attend Corporate Premiere League trials

Srinagar, June 4: More than 1500 cricketers from all over Kashmir attended the selection trials of Corporate Premiere League held at various venues in Kashmir on Monday. The trials to select players More

  • Kashmir

Gulzar not linked with MUAS: Dawoodi

Miscreants Spreading False Rumours; We’re Not Govt Sponsored


Srinagar, June 4: Mutahida Ulamai Ahli Sunnat (MUAS) on Tuesday dismissed rumours about the “fake faith healer” Gulzar Ahmed Bhat of having any association with the organization.     More

  • Srinagar City

Month on, Traffic Police sleeps on bus driver uniform, seat reservation diktats

We’ve been imposing fines, will go for cancellation of RCs now: SP


Srinagar, June 4: In April 2013, the Traffic Police notified that it would be mandatory for the public transport drivers to wear proper uniform along with nameplate. The orders were to be adhered to from More

  • Jammu

Govt’s ‘Fast Track Recruitment’ initiative does not go well with SSB

Backlog ridden Board puts-off recruitment on 5000 fresh posts


Jammu, June 4: Missing timeline and clear policy, the state Government’s 'Fast Track Recruitment’ initiative has not gone well with the State Service Selection Board (SSB), as already struggling with huge More

  • South Asia

Pak summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner; lodges protest


Islamabad, June 4: Pakistan's Foreign Office today called in the Indian Deputy High Commissioner to protest against the road-rage incident involving a Pakistani diplomat and his driver in New Delhi.  More

  • GKeducation&career

Rented Rooms called Middle Schools

Most of the government-run middle schools in the city lack basic facilities and many of them are functioning from temporary, rented accommodations



The condition of government run middle schools in the city is appalling. Many schools function from dilapidated and rented accommodations. The condition of these ‘schools’ is such that in some areas in More

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