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Vote bank politics spoils Dal

LAWDA Under Pressure To Build Bridges, Culverts In Lake Interiors; Allowing Illegal Constructions Used As Bait For Votes

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, June 7: With Assembly elections set to be held next year, the vote bank politics is taking a heavy toll on Dal Lake which has been marred by extensive pollution and encroachment.Official sources said a senior minister has directed the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA More


Thousands pray at Hazratbal on Me’raj

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 7: Meraj-e-Aalam, the revered occasion marking the journey of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) from Makkah to Masjid Al-Aqsa and his ascendancy to heavens, was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Kashmir on Friday.Thousands of devotees thronged the shrines and More


Labeled as ‘ISI agents’, Court sets 2 youth free after 11 yrs

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, June 7: Two Kashmiri youth facing charges of allegedly working for Pakistan’s ISI were acquitted by a court after prosecution failed to prove charges against them.Principal Sessions Judge Jammu, Kartar Singh acquitted Bashir Ahmed Bhat son of Abdul Ahad Bhat of Panjoura Doulatpura Handwara More


Hurriyat (G) slams clerics, civil society

Srinagar, June 7: The Hurriyat Conference (G) Friday slammed the “silence” of Muslim clerics and civil society over the continued house-detention of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani.A spokesman of the Hurriyat said Geelani was neither allowed to come out from his residence today nor permitted to More


Anil Goswami, Prasad visit Gurez

Locals Pitch For Removal Of Barbed-Wire Fencing On Agri Land

MIR TARIQ

Gurez (Bandipora), June 7: Union Home Secretary-designate Anil Goswami Friday morning visited a forward post of BSF in Neru Gurez near the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district and chaired a meeting of Army and BSF officers at Dawar.Before visiting Dawar, Goswami interacted with More


MUTTON RETAILERS BUTCHER GOVT-APPROVED RATES

Stakeholders For Decontrolling Prices

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, June 7: Despite government-approved rates in place, mutton retailers in Kashmir are selling meat at exorbitant rates without any fear, questioning the claims of administration on checking over-pricing.The Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department has notified mutton rates through More


JCO killed in LoC clash

SALIL RAINA

Poonch, June 7: Army Friday said its Junior Commissioned Officer was killed when Pakistani troops opened fire with automatic weapons and Rocket-Propelled Grenades (RPGs) along the Line of Control in Sawjian sector of this border district.Defence sources said heavy exchange of firing started Friday More


Government reduces areas under AFSPA in Tripura

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Agartala, June 7: With insurgency on the wane in Tripura, the government has reduced the areas under Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 (AFSPA), which gave ample powers to paramilitary forces to conduct search or arrest people in the name of insurgency.A notification issued by the government More


Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh to take over as GOC 15 Corps

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 7: Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh will assume the charge as General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps on June 10. He is replacing Lt General Om Prakash who is leaving Kashmir for a new assignment elsewhere.Lt General Singh arrived in Valley on Thursday afternoon. He has served More





  • Briefs

Cop commits suicide

Poonch, June 7: A police constable today committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.Muhammad Aslam shot himself dead with his service rifle while More



  • National

Dal Khalsa counters Shinde on revival of Sikh militancy

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Amritsar, June 7: Dal Khalsa today slammed Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde accusing him of portraying Sikhs as mindless people fighting for the cause of Sikh independence at the instigation and More




  • Opinion

Stifling the voice

Where even a charitable act can be construed as a `threat to peace'

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

SoYasin Malik was not allowed to undertake distribution of relief goods in earthquake hit erstwhile district of Doda.   Chief Minister making fun of freedom of expression has galls to defend More



  • GK Weekend

Emissaries with a difference?

All seem to find their way to Kashmir as the weather in Delhi gets uncomfortable

GOOD POLITICS BAD POLITIS

SIDDIQ WAHID

New Delhi should not be surprised if the headline of a report (Greater Kashmir, June 6, 2013) of an impending visit by “emissaries” of the Prime Minister betrays cynicism in saying that they come “to fish More




  • Letters

Respect women

It is disappointing that women are being subjected to harassment and violence on a daily basis. Unless we change our mindset and attitude towards women, nothing positive is going to happen. Those who always More



  • Editorial

Inquiry and Accountability

Jammu & Kashmir High Court’s clear direction to the state government to submit the compliance report related to the progress of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in the killings of 125 civilians in 2010 More



  • Business

Banihal-Qazigund rail link likely to be operational by June end

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, June 7: The Banihal-Qazigund section of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramullah rail link is likely to be commissioned by the end of this month after  the statutory inspection by Commissioner of Railway More



  • Sports

216 players to go under hammer on Tuesday

BIG GK-JKCPL

Srinagar, June 7: In first of its initiative in J&K, around 216 cricketers from all over State would go under hammer in the Greater Kashmir, Big 92.7 FM-J&K Corporate Premiere League (JKCPL) bidding More



  • Kashmir

Day-2 Pulwama observes shutdown

Hundreds Join Protest Rally At Pakherpora

SHOWKAT DAR

Pulwama, June 7: Life remained crippled for the second consecutive day Friday in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district following killing of two militants in an encounter with security forces in the Kellar area More



  • Srinagar City

ADB talks with traders fail to end deadlock again

JCRB FLYOVER ROW!

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, June 7: Yet again, consensus eluded the fresh round of talks Friday between the authorities and the traders whose establishments are coming in way of the “controversial” Jehangir Chowk-Ram Bagh More




  • Jammu

JK hospitals ill-equipped to deal with bladder defects in babies

IN ABSENCE OF CYSTOSCOPE CASES REFERRED TO PGIMER CHANDIGARH, AIIMS DELHI

ABIHNAV VERMA

Jammu, June 7: Neonatal care in Jammu Kashmir falls short on various counts and one of the glaring examples of the lapse is that the state hospitals are not capable to treat the children born with gall More



  • South Asia

Nawaz Sharif’s cabinet takes oath

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, June 7: Twenty-five members of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s council of ministers were sworn in at the presidency today including Ishaq Dar, whose is tipped to be the Finance Minister More



  • World

Employee held for attempting sorcery on Saudi boss

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Dubai, June 7: A 33-year-old Indian worker in Saudi Arabia was arrested for allegedly attempting to cast a 'magic spell' on his employer. The man has admitted to committing the crime and said he wanted 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

STATE OF SCHOOL EDUCATION

AAQIB ASHRAF

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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