Govt foils Eidgah march: Kashmir observes shutdown

Mirwaiz, Others Under House Arrest


Srinagar, May 21: The authorities Tuesday foiled the Eidgah Chalo program of Hurriyat Conference (M) to commemorate the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone by putting senior separatist leaders under house arrest. Kashmir observed a shutdown in commemoration of the late More

Umar addresses Islamabad seminar on phone

‘New Pakistan Govt Should Facilitate Kashmir Solution’

Islamabad, May 21: Stressing the need for a just and peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute, speakers at a seminar in Islamabad Pakistan on Tuesday expressed hope that the upcoming Government of Pakistan would make all efforts to settle the dispute in line with the Kashmiris’ aspiration and in the More


NC Observes Mirwaiz Farooq’s Death Anniversary; ‘Mufti Responsible For What Happened On 21 May 1990’


Srinagar, May 21: Terming late Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq as a “great visionary”, senior National Conference leader and Minister for Rural Development Ali Muhammad Sagar Tuesday said after erstwhile double-Farooq accord, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq can revive similar alliance More


Clears Proposal Seeking Rs 607 Cr Relief For Quake-Hit Chenab Valley


Srinagar, May 21: The state cabinet on Tuesday cleared constitution of long-pending Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation for regulating supply and quality of drugs in Jammu and Kashmir.The decision follows surfacing of the infamous drug scam in Kashmir last month which triggered massive More

PCI rebuff pushes JK’s annual plan into jeopardy

State Heading Towards Development Crisis: Baig; Plan Panel Meet To Be Rescheduled Soon: Sharma


Srinagar, May 21: The Planning Commission of India’s (PCI) virtual rebuff to the Jammu and Kashmir government by denying meeting of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah with its Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has put the process of finalization of the state’s annual plan in jeopardy.While J& More

State Planning Board still elusive


Jammu, May 21: Uncertainty continues to shroud the proposal for constituting Jammu and Kashmir State Planning Board on the pattern of Planning Commission of India as the state’s Planning and Development Department is yet to respond to the queries raised by General Administration Department (GAD) on More

Omar justifies power tariff hike

‘JK Consumers Get Electricity At Cheapest Rates’


Kulgam, May 21: Justifying the hike in power tariff in recent months, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that consumers in Jammu and Kashmir get electricity at cheapest rates in India, next only to Sikkim.“We supply power to the consumers at much lower rates than what we have to purchase More

JK seeks Rs 1000 cr for Baghliar-II

PMO Reviews PMRP


Srinagar, May 21: Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Tuesday took a review of the projects being executed under the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Program (PMRP) in Jammu and Kashmir with the state government seeking a step-up in funding to undertake new projects.Informed sources told Greater Kashmir More

Jammu records season’s hottest day

Winter Capital Scorches At 44.5 Degrees Celsius

Jammu, May 21: Extreme heat wave conditions gripped Jammu as it recorded season’s hottest day Tuesday with maximum temperature shooting up at least 6 notches above average to 44.5 degrees Celsius.The maximum temperature in the city shot at least six degrees above average to 44.5 degrees Celsius More

  • Briefs

DPN remembers Moulvi Farooq, Gani Lone

Srinagar, May 21: President of Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) and Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today paid rich tributes to late Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq and the founder of Peoples Conference More

  • National

Take measures on excessive use of force by security forces: Amnesty to GoI

New Delhi, May 21: Amnesty International on Tuesday said that the government of India must take practical and immediate measures to address the scourge of unlawful killings and “excessive use of force More

  • Opinion

Back to Lahore

But Sharif-Vajpayee process needs to be fleshed out to be built upon for progress on Kashmir



Nawaz Sharif couldn’t have asked for a better poetic justice. His old nemesis General Pervez Musharraf is in jail when he returned to power for a third time. And it is Sharif’s government which has to More

  • Gk Health

The Issues at Hand

Throwing light upon some of the issues and challenges confronting the proposed Corporation with a view to facilitate its smooth and hassle-free functioning in times to come

J&K Medical Supplies Corporation


After immense public and media outcry over the spurious drugs, and after four years of sustained lobbying and persistent advocacy by Civil Society Forum, Government of J&K has finally risen to the More

  • Letters

GK family

I congratulate Greater Kashmir for completing 25 years. GK has always been a big source of support. It has made unheard voices heard and has been a consistent source of information about what has been More

  • Editorial

Pollen Problem

Though late, the district administration has finally woken up to the pollen problem caused by Russian poplars in Srinagar. The allergy spread by the cotton like substance surrounded by invisible pollens More

  • Business

CII to launch post-earthquake rehabilitation work in Doda, Kishtwar

Guv for setting up area, potential specific industrial projects


Srinagar, May 21: Governor N N Vohra Tuesday said that Jammu and Kashmir has vast potential for establishing agri and horticulture-based industrial units. “The fruit processing and cold storages, More

  • Sports

Bandipora badminton tournament from Saturday

Srinagar, May 21: The District Bandipora Badminton Association is going to organise 4th District Bandipora Badminton tournament for different categories at different Venues of Bandipora District (Sumbal More

  • Kashmir

Pathankote-Jammu highway Toll Post can take toll on J&K’s law and order, warns report

As NHAI Charges ‘Exorbitant Fee’, Police Fears ‘Backlash’, Apprises Government


Srinagar, May 21: A ‘confidential report’ by the Jammu and Kashmir Police has warned of “serious law and order implications in J&K” over levying of “exorbitant” road user fee by the National Highway More

  • Srinagar City


Admin caught napping on ‘vandalization’ of the heritage Bund


Srinagar, May 21: While the state government is preparing a report on Master Plan 2001-21 violations in Srinagar, the construction of upcoming skewed bridge, which allegedly violates the building permission More

  • Jammu

Rana, Suhrawardy hail GKWT’s support to students in tremor-hit Doda

Doda, May 21: Provincial President of National Conference Devender Singh Rana and District President Doda Khalid Najeeb Suhrawardy Tuesday expressed their gratitude to the Greater Kashmir Welfare Trust More

  • World

Tornado kills 91 in US city

Houston, May 21: At least 91 people, including 20 children, were killed when a monstrous tornado ripped through the US city of Oklahoma, flattening entire neighbourhoods, crushing two elementary schools More

  • GKeducation&career


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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