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ASI shot dead at Pulwama

2 Motorcycle-Borne Gunmen Fired At The Cop Multiple Times From Point-Blank Range: Police; Hizb Claims Responsibility; Attack Widely Condemned

KHALID GUL

Pulwama, May 10: Suspected militants Friday shot dead a police officer in this South Kashmir town.A police official said two motorcycle-borne persons, believed to be militants, shot an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Jammu and Kashmir police multiple times from point-blank range. The officer More


Farooq had 3 daughters to live for

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 10: At their home in Batamaloo locality of Srinagar, when the family bade ASI Farooq Ahmad Sheikh a goodbye for his duties four days ago, they never knew that they were seeing him last.Killed in Pulwama town Friday afternoon, Farooq is survived by three daughters, two sons and wife More


Prime Minister’s scholarship: JK students left high and dry

SOZ TAKES UP MATTER WITH MANMOHAN

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 10: The career of at least 5000 students from Jammu and Kashmir, studying in various colleges in India, is at stake as the Ministry of Human Resource Development has withheld Rs 1200 crores sanctioned for them under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme. In utter frustration More


JK HAS NO FUNDS FOR DRUG TESTING LABS

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, May 10: In Jammu and Kashmir, where spurious drugs and adulterated food items have already sneaked into the market, a prestigious project to establish state-of-the-art testing facility has hit a roadblock due to shortage of funds, Greater Kashmir has learnt.Official sources said the More


India tops cervical cancer deaths: Study

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 10: With nearly 73,000 women dying every year, India now tops the world in cervical cancer deaths according to a report released today by a US-based research and advocacy group.India represents 26.4 per cent of all women dying of cervical cancer globally, with China, Bangladesh More


PAKISTAN’S MOMENT TODAY

Beleaguered Country Set For Historic Elections

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, May 10: On the threshold of change, Pakistan is all set to go for polls Saturday wherein more than 86 million voters would be exercising their franchise to choose the country’s new government for next five years.The elections to National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies would be held More


No Pakistani pilgrims for Ajmer ‘Urs’ this year

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, May 10: India has advised Pakistan against sending the Pakistani pilgrims for the annual ‘Urs’ at the Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (RA) at Ajmer.In a statement issued here, Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Baglay said due to “prevailing security environment in India following More


No relief to Sanjay Dutt from SC

To Surrender By May 16

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, May 10: Cine star Sanjay Dutt’s fate was sealed on Friday with Supreme Court refusing to provide any relief to him in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. The Apex Court dismissed his plea seeking review of its judgment on his conviction and five-year jail term.A Bench of Justice P Sathasivam More





  • Briefs

2 die in accidents

SHEIKH NAZIR

Ganderbal, May 10: One person died and another was wounded when a truck skidded off the road on Leh-Srinagar highway, officials said on Friday.      A police officer said the truck More



  • National

Germany seeks clemency for Bhullar

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 10:  Germany has sought clemency for death row convict Devinder Bhullar and written a letter to India in this regard, an Akali Dal leader claimed today. German President Joachim More




  • Opinion

Option next?

Taliban or no Taliban our well-being lies in a peaceful resistance

FIRDOUS SYED

Lately pro-Taliban graffiti has appeared in a few parts of downtown Srinagar.  Police keen to present the appearance of anti-India sentiment as a non-event, has thus declared it to be the handiwork More



  • GK Weekend

Impact of Tourism on Kashmir Lakes

Lake tourism has become a passion world over and is regarded as a biggest revenue generating industry

CONCERN

DR. A. MAJEED KAK

The idyllic vale of Kashmir is one of the loveliest spot of the world lying in the lap of Himalayas. It has remained famous since historical times and it is on records that some decades before, European More




  • Letters

Missed it

Apropos exams for the post of contractual lecturers in the Department of Physical education, Kashmir University. The interviews were held on May 7, 2013 without any prior notification to the students. More



  • Editorial

Chenab quake lessons

The earthquake that struck Jammu & Kashmir last week, resulting in considerable damage to property in the Chenab valley, highlights a number of lessons. There have been several lapses: one is in communication More



  • Business

Govt wakes up to sale of fake handicraft

Traders asked to use tags for differentiating products

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, May 10: In a bid to safeguard the identity of Kashmir craft, the district administration has constituted a task force to check sale of fake handicraft items in Kashmiri. District Development More



  • Sports

Parvez says NO to liquor logo

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, May 10: Parvez Rasool, the Kashmiri Indian Premier League (IPL) star, has refused to highlight liquor brand logo on his team jersey. Making dream debut in IPL for his side Pune Warriors More



  • Kashmir

Mirwaiz calls for shutdown, Eidgah Chalo on May 21

Hurriyat (M) To Adopt Resolution On Return Of Guru’s Mortal Remains

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, May 10: Stating that sacrifices of Kashmiris for right to self-determination will be taken to its logical conclusion, chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday called More



  • Srinagar City

RECONSTRUCTING SRINAGAR THE CITY OF FUTURE

Senior PDP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig talks about his vision for Srinagar City in an exclusive chat with GK Senior Editor Arif Shafi Wani

PART I

How do you see the future of Srinagar City? Srinagar City is blessed with unique God-given features like lush green mountains, natural lakes and a stretched river. It has the potential to become a More




  • Jammu

Doda schools to remain closed till May 13

QUAKE AFTERMATH

GK NEWS NETWORK

Bhaderwah (Doda), May 10: Authorities Friday extended the date of closure of educational institutes to May 13 in the Doda district due to threat of earthquake and its aftershocks. The education institutions More



  • South Asia

Gilani seeks help to trace son

M ZULQERNAIN

Lahore, May 10: With Pakistani police yet to make any breakthrough in their efforts to trace Ali Haider, former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani today sought ISI's help to locate his son, who was kidnapped by More



  • World

'Zamzam springs prevent demolition of Mt Abu Qubais'

ARAB NEWS

Makkah, May 10: Experts participating in the 13th Scientific Forum for Hajj and Umrah Research held at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah stressed that Mount Abu Qubais can’t be demolished near Al-Safa door More



  • Gk Features

Muslim caretaker for a Pandit cremation ground

A Kashmiri Muslim family has been taking care of a cremation ground for Pandits for over a century in the interiors of Dal Lake

TAKING CARE

MAJID MAQBOOL

For over a century a Kashmiri Muslim family in Jala Mohalla in the interiors of Dal Lake on the Rainawari side has been taking care of a cremation ground for Kashmiri Pandits even after their migration More




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