• TOP STORIES

Nawaz Sharif begins fresh innings

Sworn In As Pakistan PM For Third Term

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, June 5: Nearly 14 years after being deposed in a military coup and forced into exile, Nawaz Sharif was today sworn in as Pakistan's Prime Minister for a record third term, as he vowed to revive the country's ailing economy and called for an end to the controversial US drone strikes.
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‘Lion of Punjab’ is back

Sharif Has His Roots In Kashmir

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 5: After years in oblivion, Nawaz Sharif, known as the 'Lion of Punjab' who has promised to restart peace process with India, is back on the throne for the record third term as the Prime Minister.As Pakistan finds itself besieged by problems ranging from terrorism to severe power More


ANOTHER ENCOUNTER IN PULWAMA

Militant Killed, Two More Holed Up

KHALID GUL/SHOWKAT DAR

Pulwama, June 5: A top Jaish-e-Muhammad militant was killed Wednesday in a gunfight with forces in Kellar area of this South Kashmir district while two others are believed to be holed up in a house.The gunfight took place Wednesday evening at Yachu Guchan village of Kellar Pulwama, when the militants More


JK situation has improved: PM

Chief Ministers’ Conference Discusses Internal Security

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, June 5: The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has shown a marked improvement during last year with various steps being taken by the Government showing results on the ground, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday.The Prime Minister and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde More


Meet overshadowed by political overtones

Modi Says NCTC Not Acceptable

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, June 5: The day-long Chief Ministers’ conference on internal security here on Wednesday was overshadowed by political overtones with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi attempting to take the centre-stage.Buoyed by the bi-election results in the state where BJP made a clean sweep of More


Omar reiterates AFSPA revocation demand

‘If The Law Is Not Required In Naxal-Affected Areas, Why In JK’

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, June 5: Addressing the Chief Ministers’ Conference on Internal Security here, J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday made a strong case for setting in motion a mechanism which can guide phased removal of AFSPA from the State.“Most of the people will share my opinion that the More


Why conceal Jinnah’s speeches: CIC asks Centre

‘It Is The Duty Of The State To Make Such Records Available To Public’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 5: The Central Information Commissioner (CIC) has asked the government to take a view on disclosure of two speeches made by Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah during pre-independence era which are in the archives of All India Radio and explain the reasons for withholding them if More


Amarnath agitation was planned in Delhi: NC

‘PDP, BJP Leaders Worked Out Strategy To Incite Communal Passions, Divide JK’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Bafliaz (Poonch)), June 5: Accusing opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and BJP of being hand-in-glove, National Conference (NC) Wednesday said the 2008 Amarnath agitation was “outcome of this nexus” and the unrest, planned in New Delhi,  was aimed at dividing Jammu and Kashmir.“At More


Stakeholders pitch for decontrolling mutton prices

Such Move Won’t Help In Checking Rates: Dir CA&PD

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 5: With mutton crisis going from bad to worse, experts here suggest that the state government should decontrol mutton industry.Currently only mutton dealers registered with Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CA&PD) are allowed to import mutton, but with the More


Govt seeks early release of central funds

Khanday Interacts With Ajit Seth

Srinagar, June 5: Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday sought early release of funds from the Centre to carry out various flagship programmes and centrally assisted projects in the state.The demand for release of funds was made by state Chief Secretary Muhammad Iqbal Khanday during his video More





  • Briefs

PDP demands Kichloo’s resignation

Srinagar, June 5:  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday called for resignation of Minister of State for Home Sajad Ahmad Kichloo in wake of court orders for registration of an FIR against the More




  • Opinion

Turkey Could, Can Pakistan

Change can begin happening only when a common man’s living improves

Inksight

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

Sometime back Mohammed Ayoob wrote an article about Syrian crisis, drawing parallels between what Afghan crisis did to Pakistan and how the Syrian conflict can damage the Turkey in exactly the same manner More



  • GK Readings

All about Dreams

The book in focus today is a book that everyone can relish

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

Title: Khwab ki HaqquqatBy: Dr Ghulam Qadir LonePublisher: Al-Qalm Publications Price: Rs 160Publisher’s email: suhailkar123@gmail.com  “The world is a dream and we are awakened at the time of More




  • Letters

I Congratulate

Heartiest congratulations on entering 26th year of publication. Greater Kashmir brings the truth in front of the public. May you prosper.M.IbrahimBanihalitanibji@gmail.com More



  • Editorial

Sharma is only symptom

The arrest of one more police man for his alleged involvement in the militant activities in Doda district falls into a pattern that is now familiar in the state. Some cops who are in the forefront of anti More



  • Business

Steep airfares hit tourism arrivals to Kashmir

Stakeholders appeal aviation ministry for intervention

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 5: The steep hike in airfares is making Kashmir out-of-bounds for most of the tourists leaving stakeholders here wringing their hands.  Airfares from the other destinations— mostly More



  • Sports

ICC on high anti-fixing alert

CHAMPIONS TROPHY

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

London, June 5: In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal surrounding the IPL and Bangladesh Premier League, the ICC is doing whatever it can to minimise the risk of corruption during the Champions Trophy More



  • Kashmir

‘A cannot be held guilty for act committed by B’

High Court Directs Passport Officer To Extend Term Or Renew Passport Of Muhammad Bin Qasim

D A RASHID

Srinagar, June 5: Ruling that A cannot be held guilty for the act committed by B, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday directed the Regional Passport Officer Srinagar to extend the term or renew More



  • Srinagar City

60 STRUCTURES DEMOLISHED FOR PANTHA CHOWK DECONGESTION

Admin mulls night shift work

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, June 5: Amid tight security and presence of senior officials, the district administration on Wednesday demolished over 60 illegal building structures, which had come on government land at Pantha More




  • Jammu

BJP sides with arrested cop

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, June 5: Siding with arrested police official, Shiv Kumar Sharma, alias Sonu, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that the “encounter specialist” has been made victim of deep rooted political More




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