Pellet guns threat to life: SHRC

Seeks Response From Government, Police

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, May 14: Observing that use of pellet guns by government forces was a serious threat to life, the State Human Rights Commission has issued notices to J&K Government and Director General of Police, asking them to submit their response. The Commission has observed that the use More

JK awaits Home Ministry's nod for repartition of 11 Pak prisoners

Home Department Conveys CID Clearance To MHA

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 14: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is waiting for a green signal from the Government of India to repatriate 11 Pakistani prisoners who have completed their jail term but are still languishing in jails of the State. Authoritative sources told Greater Kashmir that the State More

Mulberry films to adapt ‘The Collaborator’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 14: Mirza Waheed’s ‘The Collaborator’ would now be a major adaptation of an upcoming film acquired by New York based movie company Mulberry Films. “I am pleased about the possibility of the novel being adapted for screen. Information about writer, director, actors will follow More

After Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba asks people to take cue from Pak voters

GK NEWS NETWORK

Khansahab (Budgam), May 14: Asking people of Jammu and Kashmir to “take a cue” from Pakistani voters who overwhelmingly participated in recent elections despite threats, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said that despite all odds Pakistani public “showed the resolve More

Kunanposhpora: High Court says ‘not inclined to entertain PIL at this stage’

D A RASHID

Srinagar, May 14: The J&K High Court Tuesday said that on account of pendency of statutory process for implementation of recommendations made by State Human Rights Commission and also pendency of the proceedings before the Kupwara  Magistrate, it is not inclined to entertain the Public Interest More

Governor reviews Yatra arrangements at Base Camps
Srinagar, May 14: Governor NN Vohra, who is also the Chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Tuesday visited the Yatra Base Camps at Baltal and Pahalgam and conducted an aerial survey of the entire Yatra route to review the snow situation and preparedness for making timely arrangements for the More

Army launches searches in Handwara forests after firing

Police diffuse IED in Kupwara

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 14: Army has launched massive search operations in Satkochi forests of Handwara after an exchange of fire with militants in the area while as a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was diffused in Lolab area of frontier district of Kupwara. Sources said the soldiers of More

Can’t disclose why Afzal’s mercy petition was rejected: MHA

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 14: The Ministry of Home Affairs has refused to provide a copy of its recommendation rejecting the mercy petition of Muhammad Afzal Guru saying it is a privileged document. The Ministry, however, stated that it had sent a communiqué to Delhi Government to convey rejection of mercy petition More

Omar’s statement on Afzal execution election stunt: Hurriyat (G)

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 14: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Tuesday termed as election stunt the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s statement on the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru.“Omar Abdullah’s statement on the execution of Afzal wherein he has blamed Delhi is mere election stunt. For, he is equally responsible More

Baramulla tense over illustration in English weekly

Editor tenders unconditional apology

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, May 14: Business establishments belonging to minority community in this north Kashmir town remained closed on Tuesday against an illustration carried by Srinagar based English weekly Kashmir Life. However, the Editor of the weekly has tendered an unconditional apology for ‘inadvertent mistake More

Hashim condemns Arif’s killing
Srinagar, May 14: Democratic Liberation Party chairman, Hashim Qureshi, has strongly condemned, what he said, the cold blooded killing of his associate and prominent All Parties National Alliance (APNA) leader Arif Shahid in Rawalpindi.“Arif Shahid was a true nationalist who devoted his whole More

HC upholds single bench judgment

KUPWARA TEACHERS SELECTION LIST

D A RASHID

Srinagar, May 14: Upholding the ruling of Single bench on quashing teachers’ selection list in Kupwara, the High Court on Tuesday directed the Service Selection Board (SSB) to constitute a District Level Selection Committee to conduct afresh interview of the candidates who had responded pursuant to More

CM gives nod to constitution of State Edu Advisory Board

‘Bring schools under total health cover’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 14: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday gave nod to the constitution of State Education Advisory Board to give expert advice to the Education department on various issues pertaining to growth and development of education in the State. The CM also impressed upon the Education More

5 detained in ASI, Imam’s killing in Pulwama

GK NEWS NETWORK

Pulwama, May 14: Police have detained five people in connection with killing of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of police and an Imam by suspected ‘militants’ last week.  Sources said five people were detained in different raids in Pulwama during last few days.  “The accused have been More

Div Com for proactive disaster preparedness
Srinagar, May 14: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Shailendra Kumar on Tuesday stressed for a proactive approach to meet any eventuality for the smooth conduct of the ensuing Amarnath Yatra. The Divisional Commissioner said this while reviewing disaster preparedness plan for SANJAY-2013 More

CD training concludes at Pandrethan
Srinagar, May 14: The 5-day disaster preparedness training organized by Civil Defence concluded at Government Girls Secondary School, Pandrethan, Srinagar on Tuesday.  70 students from Government Girls Secondary and Government Middle School Pandrethan alongwith their Principal Shahzada Ahmed More

Special team interacts with SKIMS docs

HEPATITIS C ENDEMIC IN SOUTH KASHMIR

GK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, May 14: Special team of doctors deputed by Union Health Ministry for assessing Hepatitis C endemic in South Kashmir Tuesday held meeting with SKIMS doctors.  “In a meeting headed by the director SKIMS, Dr. Showkat A. Zargar, the experts deliberated on the issue for devising a methodology More

CSDB for closure of unlawful brick kilns
Srinagar, May 14: Civil Society District Budgam (CSDB) has expressed serious concern over, what it said, the growing number of unlawful brick kilns in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, demanding their immediate closure.   “Notwithstanding a clear notification issued by the district administration More

CCC meets; discusses report on 73rd amendment

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 14: The Coalition Coordination Committee (CCC) Tuesday held its first meeting here after annual Durbar Move. The meeting discussed Congress report on incorporation of 73rd amendment provisions and deliberated on the names of members to be appointed for the Public Service Commission ( More

  • Kashmir

Pellet guns threat to life: SHRC

Seeks Response From Government, Police

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, May 14: Observing that use of pellet guns by government forces was a serious threat to life, the State Human Rights Commission has issued notices to J&K Government and Director General of More



  • Srinagar City

AMID GROWING DOG SCARE NETAS, BABUS SING ALL IS WELL TUNE

M HYDERI

Srinagar, May 14: Spotting over a hundred stray dogs on prowl around could be scary and equally deadly, but this is a routine for the people living in this summer Capital while the politicians from the More




  • Jammu

Azad visits quake-hit Bhaderwah, Doda

Inspects Developmental Works

Doda, May 14: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is on a visit to the earthquake-affected Doda district, Tuesday visited quake hit areas of Bhaderwah, Ghat and Doda town More



  • South Asia

UJC chief felicitates Nawaz Sharif

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, May 14: Chairman of the United Jehad Council (UJC) Syed Salahuddin has felicitated the PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif on his landmark victory in the recent polls in Pakistan.“We express our sincere More



  • World

Lord Nazir ends affiliation with Labour Party

TARIQ NAQASH

London, May 14: Lord Nazir Ahmed, the British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin, has ended his nearly four decades old affiliation with the Labour Party with “a heavy heart” following a row over his alleged 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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