• TOP STORIES

JK legislators powerless puppets: Mirwaiz Umar

‘Decisions Taken By Security Agencies, Not By Political Functionaries’

HURRIYAT (M) SEMINAR

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 19: Terming the state’s legislators as mere “puppets”, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Sunday said the real power in Jammu and Kashmir is wielded not by political functionaries, but by the security agencies.  “Those making tall claims in the State Assembly More


Jammu,Ladakh unsafe without Kashmir: Bhat

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 19: Senior Hurriyat Conference (M) leader Prof Abdul Gani Bhat on Sunday said that future of people of Jammu and Ladakh was unsafe without Kashmir.  Prof Bhat while addressing the seminar - Shahadat Aur Qurbani, Mehfooz Mustaqbil (Martyrdom and Sacrifices- a Secure Future) - More


‘Govt won’t allow Eidgah march’

Decision Today: DGP

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 19: The decision whether to allow people to march to Eidgah on May 21 or not, to commemorate 23rd martyrdom anniversary of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, would be taken on Monday. However, highly placed sources said that the rally won’t be allowed. The call More


AAC rules out Umar-Omar accord

‘NC Playing Politics Of Deceit;They Have Inflicted Innumerable Atrocities On Mirwaiz Family’

COLD SHOULDER

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 19: Ruling out the possibility of any alliance between Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the Awami Action Committee (AAC) Sunday said National Conference was responsible for atrocities inflicted on the Mirwaiz family right from 1947 More


'China ready to arbitrate on Kashmir'

Keqiang Arrives In New Delhi

Islamabad/New Delhi, May 19: The Chinese ambassador to Pakistan has said that China is ready to act as an arbiter in Kashmir dispute but any such arrangement is subject to India's consent.  Envoy Liu Jian affirmed that India and Pakistan could see rapprochement over Kashmir issue through More


Kayani suggests gradual initiatives to Nawaz

INDO-PAK TIES

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad,May 19: In the backdrop of Nawaz Sharif's positive remarks on ties with India, powerful Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has suggested Pakistan's Prime Minister-designate to take gradual initiatives with utmost caution for improving relations with New Delhi, a media report said today More


Liyaqat’s ordeal ends with joyful family reunion

Arrives To Emotional Welcome In His Native Village After 20 Years

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kupwara, May 19: People in Dardpora village of North Kashmir district of Kupwara have been thronging the house of Syed Liyaqat Shah who met his family here 20 years. He had moved to Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) during the hay days of militancy in 1993.  Flocking around Liyaqat are More


B&J Hospital runs short of essential medicines

Casualty Left At The Mercy Of Trainee Medicos

AILING HEALTHCARE

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, May 19: Kashmir’s sole trauma specialty, Bone and Joints Hospital Barzulla, which receives hundreds of critical patients everyday, is running short of emergency drugs and vital equipment. For the past around a week, the hospital is without essential drugs including antibiotics, More





  • Briefs

Patwaris strike enters 43rd day

Srinagar, May 19: The strike of patwaris entered 43rd day on Sunday with Commissioner Secretary Revenue Vinod Koul asserting that government has already accepted their two demands. “Out of six demands More



  • National

CLMC alleges snail’s pace investigation

MAKKAH MASJID BLAST CASE

Hyderabad, May 19: Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC), on the occasion of completion of six years of Makkah Masjid bomb blast and subsequent police firing, on Sunday said investigation into the More




  • Opinion

Noorani on a slippery wicket

Many crucial aspects which need be addressed about Kashmir's political history

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

On two counts, I thank A.G. Noorani, one, for titling his book as, ‘The Kashmir Dispute 1947-2012.’  No one now in New Delhi likes to call Kashmir as a ‘dispute’.  Instead,   they grapple More



  • GKeducation&career

Free Education for Orphans

A charitable school in Srinagar provides free education and lodging facilities to hundreds of needy orphans from all across Kashmir

EXEMPLARY SERVICE

MAJID MAQBOOL

When Ashiq Hussain Tantray from Kupwara lost his father in 2000, there were bleak chances of him continuing his education. In 2006, his uncle came to know about a school in Srinagar that provides fee education More




  • Letters

Noorani's retort

Apropos the news item published in Greater Kashmir on Saturday, 18 May 2013 under the headline ‘Noorani’s retort to Geelani’. Indians often try to malign Pakistan and its founder for accepting the accession More



  • Editorial

Transition in Pakistan

In what is seen as a welcome sign for the democracy in Pakistan, Army chief General Ashfaq Kiyani called on the incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif at his residence in Lahore.  During the meeting More



  • Business

London-based magazine features

Kashmir’s only 5-star hotel

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, May 19: A leading luxury travel magazine published by London-based Condé Nast Publications Ltd has carried a news story on Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa, Kashmir’s only five-star at Gulmarg More



  • Sports

Umer wins Srinagar cycling championship

Srinagar, May 19: Umer Nabi of Khyber Group emerged winner in the District Srinagar cycling championship organized by J&K Cycling Association, here on Sunday.For senior boys race started from Dalagte More



  • Kashmir

700 capacity train ferries 3000!

‘Increase Frequency, Bogies’

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag),May 19: Commuters shuttling from various areas of south Kashmir to Srinagar and north Kashmir via train everyday have demanded that Railways should increase frequency and capacity More



  • Srinagar City

OF MEDIA HUB AND NAUSEATING MESS!

Half a decade on, authorities caught napping at Mushtaq Memorial Press Enclave

M HYDERI

Srinagar,May 19: Stench in the air and muck on the ground: Welcome to Kashmir’s media hub, the Mushtaq Memorial Press Enclave, which is fast turning into centre of nauseating mess, where sewage overflow More




  • Jammu

Teenage boy dies in Kishtwar blast

Jammu, May 19: A teenage boy, Muhammad Yusuf, 15, died in a blast in Kishtwar district, police said on Sunday.  The teenager's aunt had first picked an explosive device from the bushes in Kither forests More



  • South Asia

Tehrik-e-Insaf's founding leader Zahra Hussain shot dead

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Karachi, May 19: A founder member of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside her residence here, hours before partial re-polling for the national assembly More




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