Omar disparages Delhi’s ‘double-standards’

‘Kashmir Can’t Be Part Of India By Harping On Atoot Ang; Centre Should Shun Its Prejudices Towards JK’


Jammu, Mar 25: Lashing out at Congress-led central government for “double standards” adopted by it towards Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday took the Centre head-on over the issues like Afzal Guru hanging, revocation of AFSPA and the recent ‘controversial’ arrest of a former militant More

‘Liyaqat’s arrest setback for rehabilitation policy’

Jammu, Mar 25: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said the arrest of Syed Liyaqat Shah is a setback for the state government’s rehabilitation policy for the former militants. Shah, he said, was not headed to Delhi to carry out Fidayeen attacks. “If a man comes to attack a shopping mall, will he come More

NIA to probe Shah’s arrest

Home Secretary Summons Delhi Police Top Brass



New Delhi, Mar 25: Taking note of the conflicting versions of the Delhi Police and Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Home Ministry on Monday ordered a probe into circumstances leading to the “controversial” arrest of suspected former Al-Badar militant Liyaqat Ali Shah.The Ministry of Home Ministry More

Centre to review amnesty policy


New Delhi, Mar 25: The Centre is considering a virtual overhaul of the policy of amnesty for militants in the wake of the ‘controversial’ arrest of former Kashmir militant Syed Liyaqat Shah by the Delhi police last week.This would cover militants not only in Jammu and Kashmir but also those in More

4 ministers, 400 officers face graft charges: Government


Jammu, Mar 25: Four sitting ministers and more than 400 police and civil officers in Jammu and Kashmir are facing corruption charges including demand and acceptance of illegal gratifications.As per official figures released in the Legislative Assembly, the officers facing corruption charges include More

Srinagar parts observe shutdown

Residents Demand Removal Of Bunkers; DC, SSP Urge Traders To Call-Off Strike


Srinagar, Mar 25: Several areas of Shahr-e-Khaas (Old Srinagar) Monday observed shutdown and witnessed protests to press for removal of paramilitary CRPF bunkers from their respective localities.The protests demonstrations were reported from Saraf Kadal, Rajouri Kadal, Kawdara and Bohri Kadal More

Anil elected PCI Secy General for second term


New Delhi, Mar 25: Anand Kishore Sahay of The Asian Age and Anil Anand of Greater Kashmir have been elected as the new President and Secretary General respectively of Press Club of India (PCI) managing committee.A statement said the elections were held on Saturday and Sahay, Coordinating Editor More

Rs 12 cr spent on VVIP sorties


Jammu, Mar 25: The state government has, during the past three years, incurred an expenditure of around Rs 12 crore on the state plane and chopper sorties to facilitate movement of dignitaries including Chief Minister, Governor and other VVIPs. The State’s Civil Aviation Department has one aircraft More

  • Briefs

RTI Act: GAD nominates PIO, FAA

Srinagar, Mar 25: Jammu and Kashmir Government has nominated Public Information Officer and First Appellate Authority for the General Administration Department (GAD) which is a binding on it under the More

  • National

CoI recommends action against 168 Army personnel


New Delhi, Mar 25: An Army Court of Inquiry (CoI) has recommended disciplinary action against 168 personnel, including the then Commanding Officer (CO) of an artillery unit for their role in a clash between More

  • Opinion

The Congress Coalition

The never-say-die Congress continues to live in hope that divine intervention will keep it in power



Whenever, as it must, the Congress-led coalition at the centre falls it will not be for the first time that one or the other of the two principal Dravidian parties of Tamil Nadu would have figured in it More

  • Letters

Accepting dictations

The government is acting just like a puppet and implementing black laws asdictated by New Delhi. It is disturbing for those agencies who cry for humanviolations. Mudassir MakhdoomiM.Sc Biochemistrymudasirbio786 More

  • Editorial

Canine City

The disturbingly increasing number of dogs has caused a threatening situation in the capital city of Srinagar. Scores of children, young and old during the past couple of weeks have been victim of prowling More

  • Business

Rs200 cr tourism projects coming up in Jammu: Govt


Jammu, Mar 25: A total of 48 tourism projects have been sanctioned for Jammu under central funding of Rs 200 crore, Jammu and Kashmir government said today. "48 projects of tourism have been sanctioned More

  • Sports

Talat flags off Sonamarg Snow Festival team

Srinagar, Mar 25: Director Tourism, Kashmir, Talat Parvez on Monday flagged off Sonamarg Snow Festival team from Nigeen Club here. The event was scheduled to kick start on Sunday, but due to inclement More

  • Kashmir

Govt to clear Rs 500 cr power dues as ‘notional payment’


Srinagar, Mar 25: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to clear electricity dues worth Rs 500 crores through a ‘notional payment mode’ by March end, Greater Kashmir has learnt. Reliable sources More

  • Srinagar City

Attendants thrash LD Hospital medico

Maternity care services affected as doctors boycott work, seek security


Srinagar, Mar 25: Healthcare services at Valley’s sole maternity specialty, Lal Ded Hospital, remained affected Monday as junior doctors went on daylong strike against alleged thrashing of their colleague More

  • Jammu

'Study of Mughal Road tunnel in progress'

Jammu: The State Government today said that a proposed tunnel on the Mughal Road between Zaznar and Chattapani to keep the road open round the year, was under survey. "A tunnel is proposed on the 84-km More

  • South Asia

Kashmir leaders want Pakistan to have ‘clear policy’ on Kashmir

Delegation Meets JI Chief, Sindh Governor, MQM Leadership


Islamabad, Mar 25: A delegation of Kashmiri leaders from both sides of the Line of Control called on Jamaat-e-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hassan in Lahore on Monday. The delegation led by PaK premier More

  • World

Burma communal riots spread outside Meiktila

Myanmar, Mar 25: About 300 people attacked a Masjid and destroyed shops and houses owned by Muslims in Oh The Kone town, about 50km from Rangoon, reports said.  This comes after more troops arrived More

  • GKeducation&career

Education for all

Setup more colleges and universities and increase intake capacities in the existing universities



Education has a prime role in the development of any nation. Nations outperform themselves by virtue of the contributions made by their citizens, which stand witness to the importance of quality education More

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