After Cong, Omar directs AFSPA ire on Armed forces

‘Will Raise The Issue In June 5 Internal Security Meet’


Shopian, May 22: Maintaining that Army has been the biggest hurdle in the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in J&K, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said he would take up the issue in the upcoming Internal Security Meeting in New Delhi.“What I am saying is not hidden More

Delhi, Islamabad can’t dictate terms to Kashmiris: Bilal Lone

Hurriyat Conference Only Representative Of People: Bhat


Kupwara, May 22: Accusing mainstream parties of “disrespecting sacrifices” of slain separatist leaders by commemorating their anniversaries for “political mileage”, Peoples Conference (PC) chairman Bilal Gani Lone on Wednesday said New Delhi and Islamabad cannot dictate terms to Kashmiris.“There More

Hit by pellets, Soura boy battles for life

Govt Offered Us Rs 2000 To Keep Mum: Family


Srinagar, May 22: Suhail Khan, a 20-year-old boy from Soura, Srinagar is battling for life at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) after being allegedly hit by pellets and then beaten by security forces at Rajouri Kadal in old city.Barely able to speak, Suhail admitted in surgical More

Hurriyat (M) to move court


Srinagar, May 22: Taking serious note of the grievous pellet injuries caused to Suhail Khan of Soura, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday said the amalgam will file a case in the High Court seeking complete ban on the use of pellets, pepper and chilly gas by forces.The More

Norwegian Parliament to debate Kashmir


Oslo, May 22: Norwegian Parliament will be debating the Kashmir issue on Thursday in the backdrop of the impending withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 2014.A statement posted on the Norwegian Parliament website quoted Knut Arild Hareide, Chairman of Norwegian Parliamentary Kashmir More

Nayeem released

Srinagar, May 22: Senior leader of Hurriyat Conference (M) and chairman National Front (NF) Nayeem Ahmad Khan was released on Wednesday after over three months of detention.In a statement, a spokesman of NF said earlier in the day, the Passenger Tax Court Srinagar had ordered SSP Srinagar to take More

PM to visit Kashmir on June 25

Srinagar, May 22: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is scheduled to arrive in Kashmir on a two-day visit on June 25 to dedicate Mughal Road and Banihal-Qazigund rail line to the people. He will also release a stamp in the memory of famous Kashmir poet Mehjoor.Talking to Greater Kashmir, State Congress More

  • Briefs

Police detain Zaffar: JKSM

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Moment chairman Zaffar Akbar Bhat was today arrested at Pattan, Baramulla and lodged at police station Pattan along with his activists. Zaffar was on way to Kupwara More

  • National


New Delhi, May 22: Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad called on Kathleen Sebelius, US Health Secretary at Geneva to discuss matters relating to bilateral cooperation covered under More

  • Opinion

Gulmarg, the “hostage” meadow!

The once famous meadow of flowers has become a hostage to unscrupulous tourism players enjoying political patronage



In a high profile Tourism meeting it was pointed out by many travel agents that they may have to stop taking their clients to the famous resort of Gulmarg due to extreme harassment faced there at the hands More

  • GK Readings

The Stories of an Artist

Soul-searching, deep psychological insights and complex treatment of life’s paradoxes



Book: Aangan mein WohAuthor: Mushtaq MahdiPublisher: Mahdi PublicationsThe twentieth and twenty first centuries are especially the ages of short story (or novel) and not poetry. There are reasons why fiction More

  • Letters

Serving people

It is a matter of pride for Greater Kashmir to complete its 25 years of publication.The newspaper has stood by people in the time of crisis. We are thankful to whole GK team in general and the Editor in More

  • Editorial

JKMSC - a good beginning

The Government has finally cleared the decks for the constitution of the long-pending Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation to regulate the supply and quality of drugs in the state. The corporation More

  • Business

Decks cleared for election of KCCI office bearers

Aggrieved party withdraws case


Srinagar, May 22:  With the aggrieved party withdrawing case from the court, decks have been cleared for the election of office bearers of Valley’s apex traders’ body, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce More

  • Sports

KU holds marathon for special athletes

Srinagar, May 22: Vice-Chancellor Kashmir University Prof Talat Ahmad today flagged off a one kilometre marathon for differently-abled special athletes gathered from special schools and various departments More

  • Kashmir

16 years on, son looks for father’s grave

Rejects ‘blood money’, says ‘Govt gunmen shattered my happy family’

Papa Kistwari’s Paap


Srinagar, May 22: For Zahoor Ahmad Mir of Nishat locality here, every day begins with a hope to locate his father’s grave, but to no avail. This has been a routine for the past 16 years.His father Ali More

  • Srinagar City

Submit details of Master Plan violations within 4 weeks: High Court pulls up SMC


Srinagar, May 22: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday directed the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to bring on record violations of the Master Plan as also list of the buildings, which have More

  • Jammu

Jammu swelters at 45.1 degree Celsius


Jammu, May 22: Jammu continues to reel under scorching heat conditions with temperature Wednesday touching  a record high of 45.1 degree Celsius, seven notches above  normal. Experiencing extreme 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



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

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