• TOP STORIES

AFSPA Revocation: Omar sees Congress as hurdle

‘Am Running Coalition Govt, Have To Take My Alliance Partner On Board’

PTI/ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, May 20: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who has been advocating partial withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Monday cited his coalition partner Congress as a hurdle in revoking Disturbed Areas Act, a prelude to the removal of AFSPA.“I have a coalition More


‘Sharif’s victory heartening for JK’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 20: The return of Nawaz Sharif to power was a "heartening" development for Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said today, expressing hope that India and Pakistan would soon come to the dialogue table.Talking about the just-concluded elections in Pakistan, Omar said More


Govt wakes up to poplar menace

DM Bans Fresh Plantation In Srinagar

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, May 20: The district administration Srinagar on Monday imposed blanket ban on plantation of fresh Russian poplars given the bugging allergy caused by the seeds of these trees.The District Magistrate Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Shah has also sought time-bound report from experts on devising More


PMO to review PMRP, CSS today

6-Member State Delegation To Meet Principal Secy To PM

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 20: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is scheduled to undertake on Tuesday the review of Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Program (PMRP) and centrally-sponsored skill development programs being implemented in Jammu and Kashmir.Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that the meeting More


Sagar bereaved

Guv, CM, Farooq Condole Demise Of Parveena Begum

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 20: Elder sister of senior National Conference (NC) leader and Minister for Rural Development Ali Muhammad Sagar passed away late on Sunday evening. The deceased, Parveena Begum, wife of Khwaja Ghulam Ahmed Pampori, a resident of New Colony, Sunerkhul, Nawabazar, was laid to rest at More


JK to seek Rs 607 cr relief package

‘72324 Houses Damaged, Over 40% Families Affected’

CHENAB VALLEY QUAKE

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, May 20: The State Government would be seeking Rs 607 crore relief package from New Delhi for the earthquake-hit Chenab Valley in Jammu province.Sources said the memo finalized by the Revenue Department after assessing the damage in three districts- Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban-would be More


CS directs early restoration works

Sringar, May 20: The State Executive Committee headed by Chief Secretary Muhammad Iqbal Khanday, at a meeting here Monday, reviewed the relief and rehabilitation efforts underway in the earthquake affected districts of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban.Deputy Commissioners of the affected districts via More


AAC seeks mortal remains of Bhat, Guru

COMMITTED TO FIGHT FOR RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION: MIRWAIZ

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, May 20: Awami Action Committee (AAC) Monday passed slew of resolutions including the one demanding return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru and resolving Kashmir dispute by implementing UN resolutions or by holding result-oriented tripartite negotiations More


Won’t allow Eidgah march: SSP Srinagar

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 20: Authorities have decided not to allow the Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to hold a rally at Eidgah here to commemorate 23rd death anniversary of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone on Wednesday.“We have decided not to allow them to hold rally More





  • Briefs

Fee panel: Justice Nazki says ‘haven’t assumed charge yet’

Srinagar, May 20: Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki Monday said he has not assumed the charge of head of the proposed fee structure committee. Talking to Greater Kashmir over phone, Nazki clarified that More



  • National

India, UK sign MoU in health sector

New Delhi, May 20: Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare India Ghulam Nabi Azad and Secretary of State for Health, UK, Jeremy Richard Hunt signed an MOU on cooperation in the field of health sector More




  • Opinion

The Manmohan legacy

One wishes Dr. Manmohan Singh had a more impressive legacy to leave behind him but sadly that is not likely to happen

X-PRESSIONS

M.L. KOTRU

Who sacked the two Cabinet Ministers of the UPA II government last week?  The Prime Minister, as was his prerogative, or Sonia Gandhi, the Chairperson of the UPA who after all is the boss?  After More



  • GK Magazine

Kashmir Dispute And What We Stand For

Abridged Text of the address delivered by Quaid-e- Kashmir Moulvi Mohammad Farooq at State Peoples Convention, Srinagar on 10th to 16th October, 1968

Historic speech

In the name of Allah, the most beneficent and the most mercifulMr. Chairman, delegates, ladies and gentlemen.I have participated in this Convention not in the spirit of seeking to play a role of a preceptor More




  • Letters

Serving Kashmir

This refers to the recent silver jubilee being celebrated by Greater Kashmir. GK has always highlighted the core issues related to Kashmir. Definitely it has always risen above the political considerations More



  • Editorial

Trauma Hospital

The messy affairs of the health and medical education department are frustrating. With the administration’s failure to bring some semblance of discipline in this department concerning millions directly More



  • Business

Kashmiri boy develops Android Spy to track cellphones

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, May 20: A 22-year old Kashmiri student has developed an Android application that can track lost cell phones and show call log even after the SIM was changed or phone rebooted. Arshid Dar More



  • Sports

Matches played under lights

FOOTBALL LINK KASHMIR FOOTBALL FESTIVAL ON

Srinagar, May 20: For the first time in the history of football in Kashmir, matches were played under floodlights at Polo Ground here on Monday. The event organised by Delhi-based Football Development More



  • Kashmir

Moulvi Farooq, Gani Lone remembered

NISAR AHMED THOKAR/GKNN

Islamabad/Srinagar May 20: Various organizations, including mainstream and separatists, have paid rich tributes to late Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and the founder of the Peoples Conference Abdul Gani More



  • Srinagar City

SANGARMAAL TRADERS WEDGED IN SDA-PDD TUSSLE

Shopkeepers stage roadside protests, seek power supply restoration

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, May 20:  In an apparent tussle between the Srinagar Development Authority and the Power Development Department over payment of power bills for the SDA owned Sangarmaal, the business activities More




  • Jammu

Mufti seeks decisive mandate for his party

Chenani (Udhampur) May 20: Reiterating resolve of his party to establish a new system of justice and equality, patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today sought a decisive mandate More



  • South Asia

Saghar condoles Wani’s demise

Islamabad, May 20: The convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) Pak chapter Mehmood Ahmed Saghar on Monday expressed deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Muhammad Hussain Wani of Barammulla 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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