• TOP STORIES

Jinnah’s refusal jinxed Kashmir: Noorani

‘Had He Accepted Mountbatten’s Plan Of Plebiscite In 3 States, Kashmir Issue Would Have Been Resolved’

ABID BASHIR/ IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, May 15: Noted author and legal luminary, A G Noorani, Wednesday said that Kashmir would have been resolved had Muhammad Ali Jinnah accepted Mountbatten’s proposal on holding plebiscite in three States- Kashmir, Junagarh and Hyderabad- in 1947.Speaking at a function here to mark the Silver More


GoI should talk to new Pak Govt: Owaisi

Srinagar, May 15: Member Parliament from Hyderabad, Asaddudin Owaisi, Wednesday said Government of India should initiate a dialogue with the new dispensation in Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue. Terming Greater Kashmir as a collective asset of the people, Owaisi said he would continue to raise issues More


‘The Kashmir Dispute: 1947-2012’ unveiled

Srinagar, May 15: To mark the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Greater Kashmir, Member Parliament Assaduddin Owaisi released a book authored by prominent historian and legal luminary A G Noorani Wednesday here.Published by Tulika Books, New Delhi, the two-volume ‘The Kashmir Dispute: 1947-2012’ More


Pakistan-based journalists forum felicitates GK

‘IT HAS BECOME JK’S VOICE’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar/Islamabad, May 15: Kashmir Journalists’ Forum - a representative organization of the journalists in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and over 250 journalists of all the regions of Jammu Kashmir - today felicitated Greater Kashmir on its Silver Jubilee.The Forum has congratulated Greater Kashmir More


8% DA hike for govt employees

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 15: The state cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday accorded sanction to release of 8% Dearness Allowance (DA) for the government employees, pensioners and family pensioners. With latest enhancement DA has now gone up from 72% to 80 More


Governor chides Govt on illegal constructions

‘If Authorities Don’t Act Immediately, Kashmir Will Soon Turn Into Concrete Jungle’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, May 15: Castigating the state government for its failure to check menacing Master Plan violations in Kashmir, Governor NN Vohra Wednesday said mushrooming of unplanned and illegal constructions is taking toll on the Valley’s scenic beauty. He said the state government should initiate immediate More


JK Bank crosses Rs 1000 crore profit mark

Srinagar, May 15: J&K Bank has posted net profit of Rs 1055.10 crore for the year 2012-13, against Rs 803.25 crore for the previous financial year, registering a growth of 31.35%.In its Platinum Jubilee year, the Bank’s Board of Directors recommended special dividend of 500% (previous 335 More


AAI planning small airports in Chenab Valley, Pirpanchal range

‘Feasibility Being Worked Out’; JK Had Taken Up Issue With Centre

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, May 15: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is working on a plan to set up three small airports in Chenab Valley and Pirpanchal range in Jammu province.An official said the places identified for developing the airports are Rajouri and Surankote in Pirpanchal range and Kishtwar in Chenab More





  • Briefs

Lt Gen Om Prakash congratulates GK

Srinagar, May 15: General Officer Commanding of Army’s 15 Corps Lt General Om Prakash Wednesday congratulating Greater Kashmir on its Silver Jubilee.In a letter to Greater Kashmir’s editor-in-chief, the More



  • National

Courts must refrain from giving needless adjournments: SC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 15: Distressed over the "common practice" of trial courts granting long adjournments for minor reasons, the Supreme Court has asked its subordinate judiciary not to resort to such practice More




  • Opinion

RBI’s misplaced agenda in J&K

Applying SARFEASI Act, in the current context of J&K, is tantamount to mortgaging the state’s political special status to get an individual business loan

ECONOMICS

HASEEB A DRABU

1. For the second time in as many years, the J&K Government has acquiesced to RBI’s financial sector initiatives that have serious political economy implications. 2. First, of course, was More



  • GK Readings

Presenting Our Short Story Writers

The present work is a distinct addition to Urdu criticism in J & K.

WORD'S WISDOM

MUHAMMAD MAROOF SHAH

Jammu  wa Kashmir Kae Muntakhib Urdu Afsanae Vol 1Saleem SaalikMeezan Publishers, Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir is a fertile place that has given birth to some great writers. We have quality works More




  • Letters

BOPEE authorities

The BOPEE has issued a notice calling applications for the entrance examination. However they have affixed a notice in the office notifying the date of receipt of the forms. The receipt dates are as per More



  • Editorial

Restoring Srinagar

In its two recent orders, High Court has sought curbs on the unplanned growth of Srinagar city. The court has asked the state government to submit a detailed list of structures that violate the Master More



  • Business

JK Bank vaults `1,00,000 cr business, `1000 cr profit

Announces 500 pc dividend

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 15: Surpassing targets, J&K Bank has posted a net profit of Rs 1055.10 crore in 2012-13 against Rs 803.25 crore registered a year before marking Year-on-Year growth of 31.35%.  In More



  • Sports

Shazia cruises to victory

SP COLLEGE GIRLS ROAD RACE

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, May 15: Shazia of B.Sc first year emerged winner in the annual College girls road race organised by SP College Srinagar from Nishat Garden to Dugga Park here on Wednesday. The run was flagged More



  • Kashmir

Geelani opposes proposed SARFAESI Act in JK

‘IT IS AIMED TO DILUTE ARTICLE 370’

Srinagar May 15: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Wednesday said the proposal for implementation of SARFAESI Act in Jammu and Kashmir will prove detrimental to interests of More



  • Srinagar City

Poplar pollen pollutes schoolchildren lunch

Health authorities caught napping as kids forced to take meals in open

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, May 15: While allergies like sneezing, coughing and hay fever have often been synonymous with the Russian poplar pollen, which goes viral in the air in this season, for now the pesky cotton is More




  • Jammu

Court rejects bail applications of accused

Spurious Drug Scam

Jammu, May 15: A local Court here Wednesday rejected the bail applications of a trio allegedly involved in Spurious Drug Scam.Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu, Puneet Gupta rejected the bail applications More



  • South Asia

'Musharraf cannot be tried under Anti-Terrorism Act'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, May 15: A team formed to investigate former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the sacking and detention of judges during the 2007 emergency had said in a preliminary report that he cannot More



  • GKeducation&career

IAS SUCCESS STORIES

This year 11 candidates from Jammu and Kashmir made it to the final list of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination. Eight successful candidates hail from Kashmir, while the other three belong More




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